Your Ways of Dealing with Rude Drivers in Parking Lots
Last edited 18/10/2019 - 23:01 by 1 other user
No, this is not another of these 'who's fault is it, please say not mine' topics ;)
I had a nasty adventure today, while on a parking lot next to a small shopping centre in NSW. When driving into that open air parking lot, you have to follow the road (parking spots available left and right on it), do a loop and then you exit right next to the entry, where you can decide to either give it another go, or leave the way you came from. See my awesome Paint skills below.
Long story short, I drove on the parking lot today, and saw an empty spot in white spot. Drove past it slightly and started reversing slowly, only to see another car race into that spot from the end of the loop road, violating the give way road marks. Took me good 5 seconds after emergency breaking to comprehend what happened, and due to other cars waiting to leave the loop I decided to drive further and look for another spot.
The driver of that car did not leave their vehicle until I drove away - dunno if on purpose or due to being preoccupied with something in the car.
For a good 5 minutes after that happened I really felt like approaching that driver when he came back just to give him a piece of my mind about stunts like that, but I just figured it might lead to unnecessary argument on a public parking lot, so I let it go and just drove off after I was done with my shopping.
What's in my head right now, is a glaring question: how do other drivers in Oz deal with situations like that? No collision, no damages either way, yet anyone in my position could feel at least slightly irritated over being treated like that by another driver. Moreover, no reaction from one party encourages the other party to try that again some other time.
23Unleash hell, let your hate run through you ;)
1Engage in an argument to teach them a lesson
138Let it go, idiots are everywhere