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I arrived early this morning for Mass so I could park in a good space and not have to worry about the crush of the CEO church-goers that show up every Easter (not judging, just observing). I found a perfect, wide space at the far end of the Church parking lot near the parish offices. I was a 1/2 hour early (planned) so I settled back to listen to some music and catnap a bit. All of a sudden I hear doors slamming. I looked over and saw an old Ford Escort parked a little too close to me with a guy about 10 years older than me opening the rear passenger door. I got out of my car as the guy and his wife joined another couple and started heading into the Church.



Nice. Right? I immediately thought of Susie's thread with the scratch product commercial. I swore a half oath (sonofa...) didn't finish it because, well heck, it was Easter after all. I simply broke out my Doorshox and put it on my passenger side and went into Mass.

After Mass ended, I returned to my car and saw the two couples standing in front of the cars chatting. I walked to my Challenger and I saw one of the guys gesture at me and then my car. He wasn't the owner of the Ford, but he and his wife had earlier accompanied the couple that did own the Ford. "Is that your car?" he asked

"Yes it is" I answered. He pointed again at my car. "What's that thing on the side?"

"It's called Doorshox. Prevents door dings" I answered. "When a car parks too close to mine, (I motioned my hand towards the Ford) I break them out."

The man paused, and I had the feeling he wanted to say something more, which he did. "Doesn't seem very Christian to me." he muttered, not even looking at me. I hesitated, wanting to come back with a snappy retort but, heck, it is Easter after all. Instead I smiled and said, "Neither is disregarding another man's property. But I think it is Christian to take precautions to prevent a parking lot confrontation, don't you think?"

The man dismissed me with a wave of his hand and I got in my car and took off, remaining confident that I had maintained the spirit of Easter. :smileup:
 

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I would have asked him if he thought it was ok for you to come over and damage his car? Tell him you feel taking a sledge hammer to his door is really the Christian thing to do and him protecting his car is, well...not really nice. I guess because you're a Christian you are supposed to be the world's whipping boy.....sorry, not this one. I'll respect you and you respect me....we'll get along just great.
 

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I would have done it just a little different , like banging his head off of the pavement a few times of course to just have him check for Easter eggs that may have been hidden under the cars .
 

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Apparently he was not in Church or Sunday School the day they covered "Do unto others....."
 

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Dear Lord.....Give me strength to park my ride,
as I slowly look back and go inside,
for now I pray for common sense,
that no POS shall cause me dents!
AMEN!!!!
 
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Wow Susie, I've never seen this side of you before. But you are right, some folks just don't care about another's property. Anyway, happy Easter to all.
 

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I think you did the right thing and I have no idea how protecting your car from uncaring folks could be considered un-Christian :4-dontknow:.
 

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It's funny how to us it's painfully obvious you don't want any one close to your car. Look at how you are basically kissing the curb there, I park as far away or as obvious as possible that says "stay away from me" to avoid situations like that. But that guy can't even keep it in between the lines, you could fit a fat Harley between him and the SUV on the other side, but between you two? Nada. If I would have seen that I probably would have moved, wouldn't have been able to get that out of my mind the entire time.

You know the more I type the more I think I have some sort of obsession lol
 

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Makes you wish you had four of those tire lifts the towing companies have so you could easily lift each tire off the ground and push him over away from you.
 

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Ya know...you're right! Just look at that picture....the Challenger is damn near on the curb and Mr. Christian can't even get it between the lines! He knew enough to tell you how to live your life though.....Obama voter for sure!
 

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Ya know...you're right! Just look at that picture....the Challenger is damn near on the curb and Mr. Christian can't even get it between the lines! He knew enough to tell you how to live your life though.....Obama voter for sure!
Damn near. About 2" off the curb. Had like 2-3 feet between my pasenger side and the demarcation line for the next car space, and the owner still managed to make his Escort my Challenger's very own Remora.

The guy who made the Christian comment was not the owner of the Escort. He arrived with his wife after the Escort owner had parked and the two couples went into Church together. I think what happened was they were checking out my car after Mass and noticed the Doorshox. After I explained what it was, the "friend" took a bit of an exception. It wasn't overdramatic at any point, and I'm sure their retelling of the story has me as the pretentious and overprotective Challenger owner. A label which doesn't offend me in the least, LOL.
 

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I was looking at the spacing and parking lines and was reminded of my situation at the apartments over here. No matter how far I moved over the line, the lady next to me would always park the same distance away which IMO was too close. I don't think people look at the lines at all but just park the same distance from the other car no matter what. Very annoying and distubing to say the least.
 

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I was looking at the spacing and parking lines and was reminded of my situation at the apartments over here. No matter how far I moved over the line, the lady next to me would always park the same distance away which IMO was too close. I don't think people look at the lines at all but just park the same distance from the other car no matter what. Very annoying and distubing to say the least.
Agreed. Hence my reference to the Ford Escort as my Challenger's Remora. Maybe he thought there was plenty of room (there was ample space, but my sides were still within his car doors' swing radius). If I parked my Jeep like that next to someone's car, I would re-park my vehicle out of courtesy.
 

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Can't blame you at all in this case. I end up parking way out of the way with my challenger and I'd have a lot of trouble convincing myself to take her some place that I'd not at least have the option to be able leave room between my car and the other cars around me. Considering how poorly they parked I'd not expect them to be considerate to you or your car.

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Wow.....that is crazy!
 
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