01/17/2014 at 3:34 am #57800
Hey! Idiot guy who left his car in the middle of Market Street with the engine running and the flashers on so you could run into BECU to (I presume) use the cash machine…what makes you such a special snowflake that you don’t feel the need to actually park your car? There are 3 other ATMs within one block, and a parking lot behind BECU. But nooooooo….you are so special you can just leave your car running in the middle of a busy street.
This is the second time I have seen this stunt. Next time I think I’ll yank their keys and drive off. Then you’d have a whole lot of explaining to do to the cops. II01/17/2014 at 5:17 am #57802
Which would make you a thief Julie, or a vandal, .. and who knows what else?01/17/2014 at 6:47 am #57805
From the thread title I thought I was going to get to tell everyone all the different reasons that I am a special snowflake!
But.. It’s not really about that, so carry on.01/17/2014 at 7:45 am #57807
Thief, perhaps. Vandal, no.01/17/2014 at 6:16 pm #57923
Seldom done here, but in large cities, it is crazy. Traffic can barely flow along commercial streets in some areas.01/17/2014 at 7:09 pm #57926
You aren’t a thief if you yank the keys and helpfully put them in the backseat of the car. Looking for them will cost them the few moments they saved not parking the car, will be an annoyance and is not stealing. Is it criminal mischief? I dunno.01/17/2014 at 8:27 pm #57929
Ha! Gotta say I’m with Jules!01/17/2014 at 11:14 pm #57934
Man, some people are unbelievable!
And Ernie +1! I totally thought this was going to be one of those threads, in honor of the new forum, where everyone introduces themselves and I could read about their special talents. Cue the sad trombone.01/18/2014 at 12:10 am #57944
I had my speech half-written… I will take this opportunity to say that I am the poster formerly known as angeline. I guess when I registered for the new forum I got the fields mixed up. My user name is still angeline, but “lisa” shows up on my posts.01/18/2014 at 5:58 am #57946
There we have it … Lisa/Angeline is our very first “Special Snowflake”.01/18/2014 at 12:16 pm #57981
Hi Angeline – you can probably change your identity if you want by editing your profile. If you look at the top right of the screen there should be a “Howdy” link taking you to it. Or maybe I AM a special snowflake and the rest of you don’t have that lovely greeting. Nah, I think we all do.01/18/2014 at 4:33 pm #57990
uhhh I dunno, just am.01/18/2014 at 6:02 pm #57997
Just substitute snowflake and there you have it.01/18/2014 at 8:36 pm #58002
A good old one, cdpenne. I can’t believe we have our own special snowflake. How is yours doing? ( the one in your avatar pic)01/18/2014 at 9:12 pm #58008
Life is amazingParticipant
Love the username Special Snowflake!
And Ernie I did too. I was all excited but…..
I do love the idea of taking the keys and throwing them in the back and if you get caught, “But Officer, I was just afraid that the poor man would get his car stolen…”01/19/2014 at 10:43 am #58026
Double parking is a legitimate move in my book.01/19/2014 at 10:49 am #58028
Jules, I think that is an east coast thing, hence all the traffic problems in NYC & Boston, folks back there just stop the car & do whatever they have to do without worrying about who is impeded by the act, maybe your snowflake has a “Joisey accent”…
(did you hear a “fahgeddaboudit” by any chance?)01/19/2014 at 11:49 am #58029
I think that is an east coast thing
…and people wonder why there’s a Seattle freeze against outsiders…01/19/2014 at 11:59 am #58030
I can eat three snowflakes at once!01/20/2014 at 10:40 am #58065
And now that Ballard is experiencing the density, congestion, and scarcity of parking that east coast cities have, we’ll probably see more double parking. Delivery vans have been doing it for years. It’s not a big deal.01/20/2014 at 1:26 pm #58078
It’s not a big deal for those doing the blocking. Those being blocked might beg to differ.
Blocking a driving lane because you’re unwilling to park legally is pretty much the definition of “special snowflake”.
Which is why I use the ATM at 7-Eleven if I am in my car. Free parking, no ATM fee and I don’t need to park like a
jerksnowflake.01/20/2014 at 1:46 pm #58080
GAM, I believe I’d have to pay an ATM fee at 7-11. I could be wrong, but I think for my credit union, the only fee-free bank machines ARE the BECU ones.
Not that I’d ever block traffic to use one. That’s the lane the buses use, and many of the trucks. And when northbound/westbound Shilshole will be closed for 4mos, it might get even worse. Is leaving your car in a lane of traffic really an expected and accepted practice on the east coast?01/20/2014 at 2:08 pm #58081
I don’t know if credit unions other than BECU can use the network at 7-Elevens, but it is sure convenient. In NYC the network is in all McDonalds, for those keeping score.
I’ve always found “real” parking in NYC (when I even drove – LOVE the subway!). Even if people are used to it, I don’t want to behave in a disrespectful way. Kharma’s been good to me, so why rock the boat, eh?01/20/2014 at 5:38 pm #58116
I love trying to make a turn off 24 when the delivery trucks are parked in the turning lane. I’ve almost gotten hit twice– once because someone else swerved into the lane having no idea that I was there, and once because I slowed down to almost a crawl with my turn signal on because there was no turning lane room. I can’t reall fault the trucks who have no where else to go, but it gets very dicey.01/20/2014 at 7:54 pm #58128
I never noticed cars left in a traffic lane on the east coast but everything in FL has a parking lot so it wouldn’t make any sense to. Maybe New England is different.
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