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#1 tetra

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 12:41 PM

where would you lot normally park if you was sayy... going shopping at tescos.

I know I shouldn't be parking near rusty old cars or family cars to avoid doors.

But what about parking close or far away from the shops?

My theory is so far... if its close, more people will see it so less likely to get broken into, but on the other hand more people are going to be walking past it with keys and shopping bags...

mabye some where right in the middle?

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#2 MichellefromEssex

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 01:26 PM

I try to park near to pillars/columns and end spots and I am rather patial to taking over two spaces!!!!! oh and sometimes I park so far away id have been better of walking from home to the supermarket lol

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 02:01 PM

i allways park in mother and todler spaces and have waited for 20 minutes for a space.....And if we are going any where really busy i take a friend with me who has a sertain badge like most other people do where ever i go some people don't even take the fiend just the badge :unsure: :blink:

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 02:32 PM

I park in disabled spaces as I'm allowed otherwise I can't get out of the car at all LOL

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 02:37 PM

I park in parent and child spaces! They're much wider! I also have a habit of using up two spaces, lol

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 03:02 PM

I try my best to park next to BMWs and Audis and new cars hoping they wont hit me :D

Never next to a car with a dent or with rust or if it can fit a family in it :ph34r:

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 03:11 PM

i am a reverse bay park demon! i don't need to worry B)

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 04:21 PM

Usally away from all forms of life .....
To come out and see some "banger" next to me :lol:

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 05:16 PM

I park in parent and child spaces! They're much wider! I also have a habit of using up two spaces, lol

be careful about parking in two bays as some places will give u a ticket for parking in correctly..

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 07:29 PM

be careful about parking in two bays as some places will give u a ticket for parking in correctly..


Yeah, thanks for that! I know of all the places in my area I can and can't do it! Asda's a no no :( stupid TCP guys patrol the carpark, and they're anal! Lol

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 07:44 PM

Mrs S took Pedro for his first real supermarket run today and she parked as far away from the entrance as possible where there's plenty of room and little chance of people banging trolleys into him or their stinking brats knocking and getting their putrescent sticky fingers all over the bodywork

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 07:59 PM

Mrs S took Pedro for his first real supermarket run today and she parked as far away from the entrance as possible where there's plenty of room and little chance of people banging trolleys into him or their stinking brats knocking and getting their putrescent sticky fingers all over the bodywork


I made the mistake of parking too far away from the entrance to a supermarket last week, and thieving little gits stole my silver ford logo'ed valve caps, for their bikes, no less! Caught them in the act, but they scarpered by the time I got up to the car, taking all 4 caps :angry: lol.

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 08:02 PM

i have the staff car park when i go to work at sainsburys, known fact that if a stranger goes into it they get poisoned and shot within 3 seconds

and noone would ever dare go near a car at the waitrose car park, farmers wives and old women don't do that sort of thing!!

actulaly, its probably just because they wouldn't want to be seen near a kia...

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 08:10 PM

Now this is my dilema, I have to unfortunately take my mother shopping once every two weeks, she is a brand freak and ONLY shops at the nearest Tesco's, NEVER will she go anywhere else. And that's the problem, this damn Tesco, unless you shop at 10PM it's ALWAYS packed and has 2 parking levels, and the spaces are not very big, designed to pack you in as tightly as possible.
So I shall be using todler spaces or take my Dad's disabled badge, will most likely park in todler spaces though as I find it's usually kids flinging doors open with parents who frankly couldn't give a s*** about what the little darlings do that cause the damage so sod em. How many nice new bm's do you see in these spaces? Lots and none with kids, just worried owners...

I think's it's very sad we live in a world now where children just aren't brought up to respect other peoples property, just so long as they get in or out thw car as humanly quickly as possible and they are quiet. I am not labling everyone like that, just a fair few you see in car parks.

If you take up 2 spaces then you find people getting annoyed and they will just damage your car or key it out of spite.

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 10:08 PM

I usually park far away from the supermarket, where it's usually nice and quiet, typically though you come back and someone has parked slap bang next to you. If that's not possible I try and park next to a newish well kept looking car.

I came back to my parking space last week to find a Hot Magenta behind me. Lovely old couple came back to it just as I got into the car and we had a chat about Hot Magenta Fiesta's :lol:

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