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A morning in the life of kvrdave (or: What would you have done?)

Old 05-21-05, 11:44 AM
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A morning in the life of kvrdave (or: What would you have done?)

Background: I own a commercial building that I lease out to the state as a Dept. of Motor Vehicles building. They called up Thurs. and told me the weeds/grass were getting pretty high, so I told them that I would take care of it on Saturday. Technically the state doesn't lease that half of the lot, but the local guy probably doesn't know that and I try to keep them happy, so I did it.

Across from this lot is some apartments, and invariably there are always a couple of cars that park there. It use to bother me, but I let it go. However, I also don't stop what I'm doing because of them. So there is a 88-94 Cadillac in very nice shape parked there, but I just use my big wheel trimmer and trim around it. Bits of weeds are getting on the car, but no big deal (to me, anyway). No rocks, nothing like that. A guy stops and says....

Butthole: Give me a second and I'll move that car so you don't get shit all over it.
kvrdave: Sure thing, I'll go do the other side.

He was pretty rude in his mannerism, and came across as a butthole, but I try to avoid conflict and don't mind trying to keep people happy. So I go and do the other side of the building. I come back, he is gone, and I finish up.

Then I go to do my office since I have the equipment. Being on the main drag, the guy sees my pickup and stops and approaches me...

Butthole: Hey, You got a few bucks for me to spray off my car.
kvrdave: Nope.
Butthole: Why the hell not?
kvrdave: You got a few bucks for me for parking in my lot?
Butthole: I didn't know the motherfucker was yours.
kvrdave: Yep.
Butthole: I guess I think you're a rotten prick for doing that.

He stares and me.

kvrdave: (looking down) *sign*.......(pause)......Yeah, I'm okay with that.

He goes about his stupid way.

Would you have done anything different? Would anyone have given him some money?
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Old 05-21-05, 11:51 AM
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If you're okay w/ it, then I'm okay w/ it.

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Old 05-21-05, 11:56 AM
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I would have asked if had a dog that I could shoot.

Seriously, I see nothing wrong with what you did.
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Old 05-21-05, 12:07 PM
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You were completely in the right. Fuck that guy.
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Don't you usually get abuse from non-paying tenants? Same thing.
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Old 05-21-05, 12:23 PM
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Next time you see him parked in your lot..

Tow him. Not anybody else, just him.

Hey, you're ok with that.
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I would've crapped in my hand and threw it at him. I'd say you did the right thing.
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Old 05-21-05, 12:30 PM
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I'd put a sign up and start having them towed. all of them. scofflaws!!!!!!
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Old 05-21-05, 12:45 PM
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scofflaws.
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Old 05-21-05, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
*sign*
Does this mean that you flashed your gang sign?
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Old 05-21-05, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by darkflounder
Next time you see him parked in your lot..

Tow him. Not anybody else, just him.

Hey, you're ok with that.
That's what I would do. Rarely am I passive agressive...but it would be really funny, and payback for the guy being a prick.
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Butthole: I guess I think you're a rotten prick for doing that.
kvrdave: I guess I don't give a shit what you think.
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Butthole: I guess I think you're a rotten prick for doing that.
kvrdave: I guess I think you're a rotten prick. Period.

I'd say you did the right thing here. He was the one being a total craphat in the situation with that "gimme me some money" horseshit. He's lucky you didn't weedwhack his face for him.
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Old 05-21-05, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Bandoman
Butthole: I guess I think you're a rotten prick for doing that.
kvrdave: I guess I don't give a shit what you think.
kvrdave...you are going to be plagued with George Costanza comebacks all week!
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Old 05-21-05, 01:30 PM
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Oh yeah? Well the jerk store called, and they're running out of you!
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Do you have a sign that says private property, no trespassing?

The guy might have thought the lot belonged to the city. He could have thought you worked for the city.

But that does not excuse him for being rude, or asking for money. Once he asked for a few bucks, I would have went off on him.
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Old 05-21-05, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by That70sGuy
Do you have a sign that says private property, no trespassing?

The guy might have thought the lot belonged to the city. He could have thought you worked for the city.
No, there are no signs (and I did mean *Sigh* before ), but it is a small area (50'x50'). I wouldn't be surprised if he thought I was just some lawnmower dude, or that even the lot was for parking for the apartments.

But they aren't.

I could put up a "Private parking, violators towed" sign, and I even have one handy, but have never done it.
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Old 05-21-05, 02:03 PM
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I'd say you did the right thing. I would have explained to him that you owned that lot and it wasn't for parking for the apartments.

I'd also rape his mouth, but hey I'm particularly violent lately.
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Old 05-21-05, 02:18 PM
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put that sign up ASAP!!!!

And then get your own version of this letter ready to go to put on their cars as often as possilbe.

You are parked ILLEGALLY in what is quite obviously a residential driveway. Fortunately for you, stretched resources this afternoon have prevented your vehicle from being towed. I would, however, like to commend you on your highly attuned levels of self-absorption – you’ve obviously worked quite hard at ignoring the dictates of common sense and decency as they apply to the rest of us. I don’t suppose you stopped to consider why this spot was open so close to the auditorium when you arrived late. I hope you take some satisfaction in that fact that you – by virtue of your arrogance – have thus prevented my fiancé from being able to park at her own home, as well as friends who had planned to visit us this today. But that’s ok I suppose, because you – the only one that matters – were able to save a few minutes, right?

I will return shortly to move my vehicle so that you may leave…you know, when I damn well feel like it.
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Old 05-21-05, 02:32 PM
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That's awesome.
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Old 05-21-05, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
Butthole: I guess I think you're a rotten prick for doing that.
kvrdave: That's nothing, you should see what they say about me at DVDtalk.com

Man, I would have loved to hear that convo, I love seeing buttholes argue like that. Brightens up my day
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Old 05-21-05, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
I could put up a "Private parking, violators towed" sign, and I even have one handy, but have never done it.
Then why are you still here? You've got a sign to put up and a towing company to call.

And if anybody else ask you why you started having people towed, make sure they all know why, and who, and make sure they know what his car looks like.
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You should have told him what happened to the vehicle of the last guy to ask you for money.
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Old 05-21-05, 03:39 PM
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In situations like this, you have several options.

1) Pretend you can't speak English.

2) Act like you're mentally retarded.

3) Just repeat everything he says right back to him.

All are great fun when dealing with telemarketers.
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