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    Chairman of the bored Maister's avatar
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    Snapshot 1-14-14

    Did you try to park in the same (or as close to it as possible) spot at work or school that you did yesterday? Are you generally a 'preferred spot' parker or a 'random' parker by nature?

    Or if you prefer which describes you best:
    A) a dull, unimaginative drone who fearfully never treads far from the safety of their comfort zone
    or
    B) a chaotic, disorganized, impractical flake who whimsically trapses thru life without a clue
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    Corn Burning Fool giff57's avatar
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    I have my own designated spot .


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    Yup, same spot everyday if I can. Our spots are very narrow and always in demand. I park on the far end of the lot so I only have one side of the car facing a spot, the other side is up against a wheelchair ramp. That way I only get door dings on one side

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    Cyburbian terraplnr's avatar
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    I parked in generally the same area as yesterday, but further away from the other cars because the inside of my car is currently a disaster and I'd hate for a co-worker to look inside (it's just a boatload of stuff from my son's school, plus some other stuff I have to take with me on errands after work).

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    Since parking where I work is a free-for-all, I don't really ever get to park in the same spot day to day, but I do park generally in the same area (closest to the secret side door that hardly anyone else uses and goes to a stairway that exits only a few steps from my office ).
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    As the first person in the parking lot every morning I get to pick where I want to park. I used to park a bit further away, but now I park the 4th spot over from the door. Not sure why, I just do. It has the asphalt paving that was done a couple years ago, and a couple patch jobs, but I like it.
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    Parking here is set by 30 minute, 3 hour, and 8 hour. So everyone just parks in the closest 8 hour spot they can find. It's always a little different.
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    My office building is connected to a parking garage (or parking deck as we call them here) so depending on time of arrival I can generally park pretty close to the door to the stairwell and then access our department's floor from there. Makes it really nice when it's raining and I don't have to fool with an umbrella.
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    Park 2 blocks away for free.
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    Drone. Same space every day. But not the 9 months out of the year that I can bike to work!

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    I'm a random parker for the most part, but my boss is OCD about parking in the same spot. When I beat him to work, I make it a point to take his spot. He knows I do this intentionally. I've told him I'm doing exposure therapy with him to overcome his fear of parking in other spaces, and that he owes me the $120/hr some shrink would probably charge.

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

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    I have 3 spaces where I park depending on the weather.
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    No assigned parking places at work. It is first come first serve. That said, the employee parking lot has areas where the travel lane is narrower when the lot is full. So there are areas of the lot where I prefer to park and there are parking spaces I cannot get into when the lot is full.

    We go to Walmart every Sunday for groceries and whatnot, I always park in the same area of the parking lot ( in the aisle equidistance between the two main entrances), simply so I don't have to remember where I parked my car. Still, my wife cannot find the car.

    I would strongly recommend if you are lost, not to ask my wife for directions. She can navigate inside our house pretty well and can get to and from work and to my son's school. Otherwise, she doesn't know where anything else is.
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    I park in a structure that is probably made for a at least 1,000 cars. It is not possible to park in the same place every day.

    I park on the lowest floor I can find a spot that is not next to some big redneck truck. It is quicker to get out of the garage that way. I hate it when I have to park on the 12th floor! The 12th is the roof and your car is gets exposed to things like the hot sun or snow. This takes even longer to get out!
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    My parking space is assigned, so I park in the same place every day.
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    I get to work for 7 AM, and I park close to the same spot every day. We park in a free lot in a part of town where free parking is at a premium. The lot is kind of isolated, and it's dark when I arrive. For safety's sake, I want to be as close to the building as possible.

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    My wife drops me off at the same door every day.

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    Same spot (give or take a few). After a long day I don't want to exit the building and wonder where my car is like an idiot.

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    Reserved parking in assigned space number C-32 for $10/month. It's great except when some asswipe parks in my spot when I'm out for lunch/meeting, or some server got lucky the night before and hadn't come back to claim their vehicle by the time I arrive.
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    I arrive early to work. I use the same parking space each morning next to the back entrance. You know, the one with the storm drain manhole cover in the middle of the space. I'm a creature of habit.
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    AH HA!

    NOW I know exactly where to park when I make my surprise visit.......someday......in the distant future
    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    I arrive early to work. I use the same parking space each morning next to the back entrance. You know, the one with the storm drain manhole cover in the middle of the space. I'm a creature of habit.
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    On street parking (not metered) at my office. Opposite side parking on Wednesday and Thursday 9am to Noon for street cleaning. There is a parking lot behind our building but much of it is taken up by our 4 vans, company car, and 2 school buses. The director's have 4 assigned spaces which leaves about 5 parking spaces. Because I am in and out all day long I just park on the street so I don't have to deal with opening and closing the gate.
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    No car, no problems.


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    Unimaginative drone here. I try to park in the (surprise!) closest parking space to the door. I once heard about a guy in Minneapolis several years ago who used to do the same thing, so I can't be the only one.
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