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Celebrity autobiographies are filled to the brim with self-righteous tales of smug oneupmanship. So, forget you had any shame, grab a coffee and a croissant, and tell us your smug tales of when you got one over somebody.

Thanks to Ring of Fire for the suggestion

(, Thu 3 Feb 2011, 12:55)
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I was just a spectator to this...
...but it was too beautiful not to tell. I lived, to a year or two, on Holloway Road in London. Those that know it well enough will confirm that, while it is busy, there is bugger all space to park. On an especially busy day, I saw two cars pulling into a large space on a regular street, and they were just lining up their cars when a daft bleach-blond bint in a pink smart car decided she was going to squeeze in VERTICALLY between the two cars. That is to say that she actually thought it was OK to pull into a parallel parking spot so the boot of the car was pointing into the road.

In a brief millisecond of psychic genius, both of the drivers of the well-parked cars pulled up to the doors of the smart car so there was no way the woman could get out, turned off the engines, got out, shook hands, and fucked off for what I HOPE was the night.
(, Fri 4 Feb 2011, 7:27, 15 replies)

One of the major selling points of the SMART car is that you can park it like that. It's why its a great car for a city, so she is probably not very daft.
(, Fri 4 Feb 2011, 8:57, closed)
and this story illustrates the inherant compatability issue with these cars.
so she probably is very daft for accepting the manufacturer's assumptions and not using her own brain a bit.
(, Fri 4 Feb 2011, 9:32, closed)
It's perfectly legal and feasible to park smart cars like that, why does that make them incompatible with anything? If you parallel park next to a normal car you leave them a foot or more so that they can drive out; if you park next to a smart car you leave a foot or so so they can open their doors, what's the difference? From the sound of the OP the only problem was that the two normal cars were driven by a couple of cunts who decided, for no apparent reason, to make the parking space unusable for the woman. The fact that they could fit their cars in shows that she didn't actually take the spaces that they wanted so they were just doing it to be wankers.

Also, why does the OP suggest that she would be stuck there for the night? If she was still in the car she could just reverse out into the street. If she had already got out of the car she could just climb in though the boot and then reverse out into the street.
(, Fri 4 Feb 2011, 10:10, closed)
They weigh nowt anyway and a couple of decent upstanding gentlemen could have moved it out into the street for her,
so she could get back in. If I had been the lady I'd have keyed both their boots and fucked off somewhere else to park. What goes around comes around.

There used to be a Smart watch shop (The Smart was in part designed by Swatch) in Manchester on the Royal Exchange and they had a Smart car as a runabout. At nights they used to park the car in the shop. Which was nice.
(, Fri 4 Feb 2011, 10:37, closed)
Keyed their boots...albeit if the guys were intelligent enough to park her in
They'd have noted her rego plate just in case the above happened.
(, Sat 5 Feb 2011, 15:29, closed)
perpendicular to. Nice mental image though :)
(, Fri 4 Feb 2011, 12:28, closed)
I've never seen a Smart Car parked in that fashion that hasn't constituted a hazard for traffic or pedestrians. That's probably more to do with the drivers than the vehicle design though.

Also, they're not actually that economic, given the limitations on the load and number of passengers they can carry.

Still, if you're in a congested big city they could be pretty useful. I'd prefer a decent bike personally though.
(, Fri 4 Feb 2011, 15:55, closed)
Not that economic?
As you say, for city driving and if you only want to carry around yourself and a briefcase, which accounts for a huge number of commuter journeys, they'll be more economic than a normal car.

I've always wondered why smart cars, mopeds and motorbikes aren't pushed more from an environmental viewpoint. It's always seemed ridiculous to me that people decide to take a 2-ton steel box with them to work every day. How can that possibly be an efficient solution?
(, Sat 5 Feb 2011, 10:19, closed)
Oil revenue
Far better to paint bikes as dangerously fast rich boys toys ridden by pillocks too
(, Sat 5 Feb 2011, 20:17, closed)
Just so people know
it is not legal to park a smart with the nose to the pavement, reason being that it has no reflectors on the sides.

I used to have one so I checked up on this.
(, Fri 4 Feb 2011, 22:00, closed)
I stand corrected
(, Sat 5 Feb 2011, 10:04, closed)
I liked this ^^

(, Sat 5 Feb 2011, 15:30, closed)
The newer ones do...
I have one.

(it's a 451 for the bobble-hats out there)
(, Tue 8 Feb 2011, 18:36, closed)
If she couldn't get out...
she must have been inside, so presumably she could just drive away and find another parking space.
(, Sat 5 Feb 2011, 9:18, closed)
I love it when a plan comes together.
(, Sat 5 Feb 2011, 19:03, closed)

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