Does anyone here park as close as possible to your destination in a car park?

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PostDoes anyone here park as close as possible to your destination in a car park?
by Hulohot » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:07 pm

It boggles my mind a bit.

I always park towards the back of the car park, where there is plenty of space, it's easy and stress free.

It means I usually have a thirty second walk at most.

So often I see cars queuing and space hunting in the first row, as close as possible.

I just witnessed a large car try to squeeze into a small space, as close to the shop as they could have possibly parked, and they scratched up the car next to it. It was a youngish person, and I can't help but think if they had just parked further back in the car park it wouldn't have happened.

I realise some may be disabled, but it often seems to be younger drivers and it just seems like so much aggro and potential scratch risk just because they are being lazy.

How do you park?

As close as possible, or further back where it is less busy and more spacious.

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by Preezy » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:11 pm

My run-around car is an Aygo so very small and easy to park in even the smallest of spaces - if I'm in that then I'll park as close as I can. Family car is a Sportage so a fair bit bigger, I tend to park that in a quieter spot (or in the parent/child bays if the sprogs are with me).

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by Jenuall » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:22 pm

When I'm on my own I'll happily park wherever, but when I'm with the kids I'll look out for a parent and child space or whatever else is as close as possible.

Partly for safety reasons as there will be fewer opportunities for the kids to get run over, but also because anything that limits the amount of walking time with kids is a bonus - herding children is often not fun! :lol:

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PostRe: Does anyone here park as close as possible to your destination in a car park?
by Dual » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:23 pm

I've got a BMW now so usually park in a disabled space.

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by Jenuall » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:23 pm

Dual wrote:I've got a BMW now so usually park in a disabled space.


Just the one? I'm sure if you were a proper BMW driver you could cover at least 2 disabled spaces. :capnscotty:

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by Moggy » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:27 pm

I’ve got a child seat in the back so I can always use the parent and child spaces 8-)

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by poshrule_uk » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:28 pm

Park away at the back, it's just easier and it's extra time moving to where I'm going

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by jawafour » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:30 pm

At my flats there are residents who leave their vehicles in the front (visitors) car park because it's a few paces closer than parking in the rear (residents) car park.

I recall one resident moaning that too many residents were using up the visitor parking spaces... which meant he couldn't park his car there :fp: :lol: .

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by Dual » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:31 pm

Park at the back = first one out

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by jawafour » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:34 pm

...oh, and schools are the worst. Parents parking as close to the gate as possible, often stopping in the middle of the road and blocking traffic, just to avoid a short walk by parking slightly further away.

(Yours faithfully, Grumpy old guy from south London etc)

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PostRe: Does anyone here park as close as possible to your destination in a car park?
by Drumstick » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:46 pm

jawafour wrote:...oh, and schools are the worst. Parents parking as close to the gate as possible, often stopping in the middle of the road and blocking traffic, just to avoid a short walk by parking slightly further away.

(Yours faithfully, Grumpy old guy from south London etc)

Why are you hanging around schools? :capnscotty:

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by Squinty » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:46 pm

I park where it's less crowded and just walk the extra distance. I couldn't be arsed with hunting for a close space.

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by Hulohot » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:50 pm

Dual wrote:I've got a BMW now so usually park in a disabled space.


:slol: Buddy Bro! :fp:

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by Preezy » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:52 pm

Dual wrote:I've got a BMW now so usually park in a disabled space.

Dual there graduating from the "BMW Wanker" school of excellence with distinction.

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by Heskimo » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:53 pm

I drive a Ford Galaxy so trying to squeeze into small spaces just for the sake of getting a few steps closer is more annoying than just walking it. But to be honest, I have no issue with just walking a bit further anyway, it's hardly a problem unless the weather is horrible.

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by Hyperion » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:54 pm

I park in the women's spaces

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by jawafour » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:55 pm

Drumstick wrote:Why are you hanging around schools? :capnscotty:

I must admit that, as a single bloke, I avoid looking into the school as I walk past in case there are weirdo accusers around :dread: .

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by Squinty » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:57 pm

jawafour wrote:
Drumstick wrote:Why are you hanging around schools? :capnscotty:

I must admit that, as a single bloke, I avoid looking into the school as I walk past in case there are weirdo accusers around :dread: .


I was glad recently when I didn't get invited to kids party (it is my cousin's wee kid).

Would have made me feel like a total paedo.

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by Ad7 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:57 pm

Park right at the back, loads of room and less people.

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PostRe: Does anyone here park as close as possible to your destination in a car park?
by rinks » Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:03 pm

Squinty wrote:
jawafour wrote:
Drumstick wrote:Why are you hanging around schools? :capnscotty:

I must admit that, as a single bloke, I avoid looking into the school as I walk past in case there are weirdo accusers around :dread: .


I was glad recently when I didn't get invited to kids party (it is my cousin's wee kid).

Would have made me feel like a total paedo.

Why do you think you weren’t invited?


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