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Hey! You Can't Park Here


When I was a kid learning to drive, the thing I had the most trouble with was trying to park.  I could reverse. I could stay in my lane. I was able to properly stop at an intersection. And when I was older and had my own car, I was able to start and go with a manual shift on a hill.  I was pretty proud of that.  But parking always gave me a problem.  You know something, though?  Seems I wasn't alone.

Take this fella for instance.  He was gonna park in this spot no matter what...



And this guy thinks he - and his car - are so special he can take up two spots.  I hate when that happens...


Of course then there are folks who aren't gonna sit still for that kind of thing...


And then there are those annoying drivers who double park...


And others park just anywhere they want, like this woman.  I still don't know how she managed to get out of her car.


And then there are drivers who aren't exactly clear on the difference of moor and park...


And, of course, there's special parking spots for certain drivers like expectant mothers and handicapped individuals.  But it doesn't end there.  There's parking for moms with kids and now moms with squids...


These spots don't appear to get a lot of use for some reason...


And this spot gets more use than some of us might think...


I think some witch must own this parking lot...


Whatever you do, though, even if it's the last parking spot available, don't mess with Joe...


And I thought I had problems learning to park!


"Park" is this week's Theme Thursday prompt.  Drive on over there and see how other bloggers covered the theme off.


Comments

RA said…
Absolutely priceless! Had to take a second look to be sure I saw right the first time... LOL
A marvellous TT!
CatLadyLarew said…
Love the drunk driver parking spot! I can't imagine living in a place where you have to fight for parking. My driveway may be buckled and disintegrating, but at least it's off street.
00dozo said…
Ha ha! Funny! Love the frog lovers sign (groan).
;-) Great TT!
nonamedufus said…
RA: Yeah some of these pics are a hoot. This was a fun post.
nonamedufus said…
CL: Yeah, I have no problems either, but sometimes when you drive downtown finding a spot can be like looking for a needle in a haystack.
nonamedufus said…
00dozo: Yeah, that was a good one. *ribbit* You really have to hop to it to find a parking spot there.
Austin said…
This was SO much fun! Great job, I'll be pushing this all over the place!
Brian Miller said…
ha. these are absolutely hillarious...that squid trick is one sure way no one will steal your spot. haha. happy tt!
nonamedufus said…
Austin: Thanks, man. Glad you liked it.
nonamedufus said…
Brian: Not unless someone's hungry and takes it home for dinner! Ha.
Lyndsey said…
Wow, you sure got a lot of "park" photos. Great job! I love the one stranded between the dock and the boat!
nonamedufus said…
Lyndsey: Once I started looking I couldn't stop! If that boat weren't "parked" at the dock that poor woman and her car would have ended up in the water.
Don said…
I've really never had a problem parking, backing up, going forward, flying, landing or standing upright while at attention. What I do have a problem with is peeing in a toilet while intoxicated.
Matty said…
Nice take on the park theme. I have to laugh and wonder at the bull and spaceship symbols. I guess there is some special meaning to them, unless it's just for fun.

I never had a problem parking a car. My wife now....that's a different story.
Quirkyloon said…
I love the cow parking. The Alien one? Take it or leave it. Ha! (Kidding!)

Although I did watch the remake of War of the Worlds recently (thanks TNT) and those aliens were HUGE. Ginormous. That parking spot wouldn't even house one of their...anything.

Was that why they were so pissed and attacked the human race?

Finally! We know why!

B.S. All the pics were fantabulous!
nonamedufus said…
Don: Funny, I have problems peeing in the toilet of a moving bus. Might as well be drunk, I guess. You could always sit down.
nonamedufus said…
Matty: I think the cow and spaceship spots are just for laughs. I wonder how many people actually don't park in those spots?
nonamedufus said…
Quirks: And when the guy from space lands in the parking spot he has to tell his kid: "Close the car door, HAL". hahaha
Leeuna said…
Parents with squids? Really? Hilarious photos. The "double parked" was my favorite. Happy TT.
nonamedufus said…
Leeuna: That dead squid's one of the ugliest things I've ever seen. Well apart from my best friend's sister when I was growing up.
Ziva said…
That's hilarious! Some people really shouldn't be driving. But, I'm just curious, how exactly did you get a picture of me parking my boat?
nonamedufus said…
Ziva: Well, I found your boat but you were nowhere to be seen!
Francisca said…
This post about parking was a hoot to read! Thanks for the chuckles!
Jingle said…
award winning park images.
keep simling!
Moor? Park? Moorpark. That's a city in California, believe it or else.

Funny stuff, Dufus.
nonamedufus said…
Francisca: I'm glad you enjoyed it!
nonamedufus said…
Jingle: I'm already "simling" from your comment. ;)
nonamedufus said…
Chris: Are there many boat's in the city's parking lots?
Do people there do Othello impersonations? Do hounds from Baskerville run wild there? Just curious.
Kelly said…
Great take on the "park" theme! And as always, humorous too!
nonamedufus said…
Kelly: Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping in.
Betsy said…
Aww...you get the prize for the best 'park' post of the day! SO funny. Loved the squid the best! LOL!!! Living away from any big cities, I never get to practice parallel parking...I bet I couldn't do it now if I tried! ha.
nonamedufus said…
Betsy: Woo-hoo! Betsy thinks I'm the best! Yeah, I can do it now, but as a kid I hated parallel parking. I used to drive my Dad's late 60s Pontiac Strato Chief. It was a boat - and a bitch to park!
Mike said…
When someone takes up too spots, I poop on their windshield.

If I have no poop i go eat indian food and come back.

Trueish story.
nonamedufus said…
Spaz: Well, that's one way of dealing with it. No amount of windshield washer fluid's gonna take care of that!
Jaffer said…
Love the pictures - I must say that I still have trouble when parking.

I can parallel-park very well - but I still have trouble when pulling the car into a parking space - whether it's at the mall or at the parking garage or at the apartment complex !

I still wonder how I passed my driving test - I screwed it when pulling into the test center !
Mike said…
Duff- where is your email addy?

Anyways, listen. If you register over at DOAD I'll give you your free subscription.

Thanks for helping!!
nonamedufus said…
Jaffer: Don't you hate it when you're too close to the car on one side and too far on the other or when the two cars are too close to you on both sides. Those spots really should be bigger!
nonamedufus said…
Spaz: No problem. Happy to help.
Mike said…
No name duf:

Thanks man. I gave you a subscription. Enjoy the arcade and route finder and casino and stuff!
Me said…
These were great! The two-spot parker is a personal pet peeve of mine. You had me there...but it got funnier and funnier. The designated cow and alien spots were awesome. :)

Happy TT!
-C
nonamedufus said…
Spaz: Looking forward to it!
nonamedufus said…
Me: Glad you enjoyed the post. Yeah, those two spot-takers are two (pun intended) much.
Baino said…
How did she get out of her car? Very carefully I suspect. Very humerous
nonamedufus said…
Baino: Very carefully indeed. Glad you enjoyed the post.
Mike said…
When someone takes up too spots, I poop on their windshield.

If I have no poop i go eat indian food and come back.

Trueish story.

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