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Old 12-14-15, 07:02 AM
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I had a Mabuse moment Saturday night

I got home from a party about midnight and was pulling up next to the only parking space left in front of my sixplex when a car coming in the other direction made a sharp left turn AROUND MY CAR and parked in the spot I was aiming for.

Someone else in the car got out and asked me if I live here and I told them I did and to fuck off.

I drove around the corner, parked, and came back to find the driver still trying to get her car into the spot (parallel parking can be a bitch, eh?) and observed loudly that she must be drunk. Then I noticed that the car had out-of-state plates, took a photo of them with my cell phone, and informed them I'd be contacting the tag enforcement officer Monday morning since, if THEY live here, they don't have Kansas plates, and why is that?

Yes, I'm a bitch. But at least I didn't ramp it up to full Mabusery and challenge them to a knife fight or somethin'.
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Re: I had a Mabuse moment Saturday night

I'm confused. Where was the good guy with a gun in this situation?
Old 12-14-15, 07:42 AM
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Not enough racism and bigotry, overt display of piss poor parenting skills, flaunting of overflowing OC douchiness, or verbose, self-important "artestry" to be Mabuse.
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Re: I had a Mabuse moment Saturday night

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I drove around the corner, parked, and came back to find the driver still trying to get her car into the spot (parallel parking can be a bitch, eh?) and observed loudly that she must be drunk. Then I noticed that the car had out-of-state plates, took a photo of them with my cell phone, and informed them I'd be contacting the tag enforcement officer Monday morning since, if THEY live here, they don't have Kansas plates, and why is that?
Let me guess: Oregon.
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Re: I had a Mabuse moment Saturday night

Did you at least tell her that locals rule?
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Parking is scarce at my complex too, so I can relate. A company is supposed to tag the offenders, but I don't think they stop by often enough.
I hope those out of towners get towed.
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Were they Palestinian or Mexican?
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Re: I had a Mabuse moment Saturday night

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I hope those out of towners get towed.
So if you're visiting someone in another state you're not allowed to park by them? It wasn't mentioned if each parking space is reserved.
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They were Mexican, but I completely forgot to be racist. Dayam.

Also, I live on the Kansas side of the Kansas City metro area. It's cheaper to tag your car in Missouri, so some people do it until they get caught.

And the reason I am frosted about this is that there is a limited number of parking spaces in front of each building. There is overflow parking down the street and we ask families with more than one car and guests to park the "extra" vehicles there. I have one car. I should not have to park down the street so these yokels can have all three of their cars in front of the building. Even when SSG Honeylamb lived with me she parked down the street, more because she hated parallel parking than anything else, but still.

We don't have assigned parking because the streets are city owned so that's illegal. I know this family has their kids in school in Missouri because the kids have come around to sell stuff for that particular school district, and I've complained to the city about the Missouri tags before, to no avail. I shot an email off this morning to the property manager, because I know they will listen to her.
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Re: I had a Mabuse moment Saturday night

You should contact the school and get the kids thrown out for living out of the district.

So, you live in a sexplex?

Not quite a full Mabuse, but I do sense a slight case of lesbian privilege in your writings ...

Edited to add: I forgot to ask, did the boards and ladders fall off the top of their car when they made the sharp left turn?

On a serious note though, how are license plates a city matter? I would think that would be a Secretary of State/Department of Transportation/Department of Motor Vehicles issues. (Whatever they call it in Kansas.)
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How do you know they were Mexican? We don't all look alike, you know.
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How do you know they were Mexican? We don't all look alike, you know.
They smelled like Tacos?
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Originally Posted by TomOpus View Post
So if you're visiting someone in another state you're not allowed to park by them? It wasn't mentioned if each parking space is reserved.
It sounds like they either made a dick move and took someone's spot or were driving drunk, or both. Either way I find it hard to find sympathy for them if they get towed.
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Re: I had a Mabuse moment Saturday night

Was it obvious you were trying to park in that spot? Were you taking forever or something? Seems like if someone got out of the car too, you could have said you were going to park there.
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Mexicans. Smh
Old 12-14-15, 12:22 PM
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Was it obvious you were trying to park in that spot? Were you taking forever or something? Seems like if someone got out of the car too, you could have said you were going to park there.
Yes. I was sitting next to the spot with my turn signal on. They just drove around me.

They were coming from the opposite direction, so I am assuming that I had the right of way for the space because I was just preparing to back into it, on the correct side of the street. They had to turn their car around.

When I told the person I lived there and was going to use that space, she said, "Well, we're using it." Believe me, if I didn't love my beautiful electric-blue Betsy Bluebonnet Ford Focus so much, I would have backed up and slammed into them from sheer anger. Maybe that would have been more Mabuse-like. I have just never had someone be such a complete jerk like that. I was dumbfounded.
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Yes. I was sitting next to the spot with my turn signal on. They just drove around me.

They were coming from the opposite direction, so I am assuming that I had the right of way for the space because I was just preparing to back into it, on the correct side of the street. They had to turn their car around.

When I told the person I lived there and was going to use that space, she said, "Well, we're using it." Believe me, if I didn't love my beautiful electric-blue Betsy Bluebonnet Ford Focus so much, I would have backed up and slammed into them from sheer anger. Maybe that would have been more Mabuse-like. I have just never had someone be such a complete jerk like that. I was dumbfounded.
Ah yeah, that's just douchey. Especially if you had the turn signal on and everything. At least in your case yelling at them seemed more appropriate and deserving then any of Mabuse's stories
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Re: I had a Mabuse moment Saturday night

Originally Posted by Vibiana View Post
Yes. I was sitting next to the spot with my turn signal on. They just drove around me.

They were coming from the opposite direction, so I am assuming that I had the right of way for the space because I was just preparing to back into it, on the correct side of the street. They had to turn their car around.

When I told the person I lived there and was going to use that space, she said, "Tough! Face it lady, we're younger and faster." Believe me, if I didn't love my beautiful electric-blue Betsy Bluebonnet Ford Focus so much, I would have backed up and slammed into them from sheer anger. Maybe that would have been more Mabuse-like. I have just never had someone be such a complete jerk like that. I was dumbfounded.
Fixed.
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Re: I had a Mabuse moment Saturday night

If she was Chinese, you would've keyed her car right there on the spot.
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If she was Chinese, you would've keyed her car right there on the spot.
... then invited her out for some chinky chow.
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Fixed.
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Re: I had a Mabuse moment Saturday night

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Yes. I was sitting next to the spot with my turn signal on. They just drove around me.

They were coming from the opposite direction, so I am assuming that I had the right of way for the space because I was just preparing to back into it, on the correct side of the street. They had to turn their car around.
I'm having a hard time understanding how they managed to do all of this while you sat there doing nothing. When I am going to park, it take me about 15 seconds to pass the space, apply my turn signal, and back in. And somehow you are saying they had time to approach from the other direction, turn around, and zip into the space, all while you were sitting there with your turn signal on. What were you doing while all this went down?
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I'm having a hard time understanding how they managed to do all of this while you sat there doing nothing. When I am going to park, it take me about 15 seconds to pass the space, apply my turn signal, and back in. And somehow you are saying they had time to approach from the other direction, turn around, and zip into the space, all while you were sitting there with your turn signal on. What were you doing while all this went down?
When they pulled around the corner they were crowding me. I was waiting for them to get out of the way and go on down the street when they drove by, because they were too close to the middle of the street for me to back up and angle into the space safely.
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Re: I had a Mabuse moment Saturday night

Just went grocery shopping.

When I pulled up there was a lady who had just finished loading her car.
I then see her pull a bag of garbage from inside the vehicle and place it in the shopping cart to leave in the lot.

I called her a bitch and kept walking.

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