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So, my car is about dead. It's time for a new one. In the intervening months while we look around l'm going to use my car to teach guests how to park.

Today's guests parked in two spaces. I'm moving my car right next to theirs, in the parking space they are "sharing". Directly next to their car. Maybe a 6" gap between cars.

Will this make me happy? Maybe. Eye-wink

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I just put up a large sign on my garage. There are 2 parking spaces in front of garage doors.

Small parking area to maneuver around in the lot.  If the guests don't park close to the garage door, it makes it more difficult for other cars to maneuver.

The new sign says "Guest Parking, please pull forward"

Did it work?

Not on your life! I think they're still afraid that they're blocking our garage! Come on folks, if you were blocking anything important, do you think i would tell you to block it????

Oh well, I tried.

 

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Breakfast Diva wrote:

I just put up a large sign on my garage. There are 2 parking spaces in front of garage doors.

Small parking area to maneuver around in the lot.  If the guests don't park close to the garage door, it makes it more difficult for other cars to maneuver.

The new sign says "Guest Parking, please pull forward"

Did it work?

Not on your life! I think they're still afraid that they're blocking our garage! Come on folks, if you were blocking anything important, do you think i would tell you to block it????

Oh well, I tried.

Put up a DO NOT BLOCK sign.... that should do itsurprise

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LOL!!!  How true, Copperhead!!yes

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Copperhead wrote:

Breakfast Diva wrote:

I just put up a large sign on my garage. There are 2 parking spaces in front of garage doors.

Small parking area to maneuver around in the lot.  If the guests don't park close to the garage door, it makes it more difficult for other cars to maneuver.

The new sign says "Guest Parking, please pull forward"

Did it work?

Not on your life! I think they're still afraid that they're blocking our garage! Come on folks, if you were blocking anything important, do you think i would tell you to block it????

Oh well, I tried.

Put up a DO NOT BLOCK sign.... that should do itsurprise

HA! The old reverse psychology! They are so predictable, aren't they?!?!

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You'd hate my solution. I'd write a lovely little note asking them to please park within the lines. And use glue stick to glue it to their windshield. Because it's something you always remember... it takes time to get your windshield clean.

Of course, you could use dry erase or better yet, wet erase marker in white to leave a note. Wet erase is better because they usually panic, but just a spray will take it off. 

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i like that white pen idea!

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I need one of those cars!  - Well I have one, but it has to get me by for a while! 

Paved & lined here too. 

It makes no difference what type of car either.  You would think a new or expensive one would park neatly.  

NOPE - they are the only people in the world and they happen to be staying here.

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Madeleine wrote:

I'm moving my car right next to theirs, in the parking space they are "sharing". Directly next to their car. Maybe a 6" gap between cars. Will this make me happy? Maybe. Eye-wink

yes This will do your blood pressure some good.

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Do you have marker lines for parking spaces?  Is it paved parking or gravel??  I have  friend who we called the "parking nazi!"  Believe you me, she watched every car and if wasn't parked properly, she was out on the lot before they even reached her inn door telling them how to park properly.  I sure learned quick as I was not even spared wink

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Paved and lined. They just don't pay attention. And they'll walk by the car 10 times and never shift it over.

I've told guests I'm the parking lot police and they'll have to move the car so everyone has a spot.

We've got one less space than we need but I'm not paving my lawn!

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