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Jeep Owner Gets Last Laugh on Corvette Driver's Greedy Parking Job

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posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 07:24 AM
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Nice parking job, pal.

A New Jersey man got the last laugh on a Corvette driver who greedily took up two parking spots outside a Red Robin restaurant.

Instead of parking in the back of the crowded parking lot, Kyle DeMattia, 20, pulled his mud-covered Jeep partially onto the sidewalk, with the other part of his vehicle sharing a space with the sports car.

"The parking lot was packed except for a few spaces at the back and I could see people parking and walking by it in just plain annoyance," DeMattia told NJ Advance Media.

DeMattia scored a spot by the window and videotaped the Corvette driver's reaction, which has since garnered more than 1 million views on YouTube.

After the Corvette owner left, DeMattia said he was happy to move his Jeep and park it the way parking spaces are meant to be used.




I understand the Jeep covered the walk but this is still pretty damned funny. The balls the Corvette guy has to park like that, directly in the front of the building. I'd gladly walk around the Jeep on the sidewalk just to know he go the goat of the Vette driver.
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posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 07:43 AM
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a reply to: OptimusCrime

Would have been even better if he parked so close to it that the guy would have had to climb in through the passenger door. I'd imagine that is tough to do in a vet lol



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 07:44 AM
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originally posted by: caterpillage
a reply to: OptimusCrime

Would have been even better if he parked so close to it that the guy would have had to climb in through the passenger door. I'd imagine that is tough to do in a vet lol


I was thinking the same thing. Let his passengers out then really jam the guy up by doing exactly what you said.



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 07:48 AM
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a reply to: OptimusCrime
I don't think the Jeep parked close enough to the Vette.

Just a tad closer to make it a real struggle for the but-hole to barely get in.... or not able to get in at all, that would have been sweet.

ETA: I see caterpillage beat me to it, thinking along the same lines.


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posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 08:17 AM
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Well done Jeep. One of my biggest pet peeves is people who bang their doors into others. That said, I make a point to park as far away as possible from the building so I don't get any asshats parking near my ride. I don't take up two spots like this idiot, instead try to find a parking island or end space so I can hug the curb.



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 08:26 AM
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originally posted by: jtrenthacker
Well done Jeep. One of my biggest pet peeves is people who bang their doors into others. That said, I make a point to park as far away as possible from the building so I don't get any asshats parking near my ride. I don't take up two spots like this idiot, instead try to find a parking island or end space so I can hug the curb.


I was at a Wawa sitting in my car about to go inside and some girl gets out of her car talking on her cell phone. She knocks her door on my car and says "Oh I'm sorry". I said "Sorry doesn't cut it". I think it to be common sense to watch the car next to you when you get out of your car. I watched the entire thing because something told me it was going to happen. She pushed the door open hard and nothing but the car next to it would stop it. I wonder how many times she's done that before. She left a very noticeable ding where the door creases along the side. I made her exchange insurance information and I got it fixed. Mind you, the car was about 3 months old at the time she did it. I was going to let it slide but thought to myself "If I'm nice about this now, she will probably do this to someone else". I don't know if I made an ahole move or not but I was furious.



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 08:40 AM
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a reply to: OptimusCrime

I see it all the time. People get out of their car and just shove the door and let it swing freely. These are usually the same lazy asses that won't put the shopping cart away even if the cart corral is right next to them. Yet another pet peeve of mine. Internet shopping is glorious.



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 08:44 AM
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a reply to: jtrenthacker

I've worked in one of the biggest malls on the East Coast for 10 years and saw it alll the time. I guess that's why it pisses me off so much.



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 09:09 AM
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a reply to: OptimusCrime

This is why I will never buy a corvette, they are 'usually' owned by A-Holes! (list also includes BMW's - especially white ones, Land Rovers, All Mercedes and a few other rarer cars)

You just don't see A-Holes driving Porsche's or even Audi's, not that their isn't any. Funny driving and buying a car is very much dependent on personality.



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 09:16 AM
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a reply to: AnteBellum

My dream car is a BMW M3. If I get one, I hopefully won't magically turn into an a-hole. If you see a white one parked clear in the back of the lot, it's mine.




posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 09:30 AM
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a reply to: jtrenthacker




These are usually the same lazy asses that won't put the shopping cart away even if the cart corral is right next to them.


Ugh. I'm weird about this, probably because my parents were. I always push the cart back into the store if I have to use one. It just feels rude not to.

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My Dad had a very similar Corvette (Same generation/body style but WAY cooler) before he passed away. He probably couldn't have gotten on the curb, but I can see him parking directly behind this guy.

I'm weird about my car. I love her. I drive around the parking lot until I find a spot that's right between two cars that I know are over $100k. I figure they have insurance.

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My baby got hit the other week in a parking lot. Went to go pick up some Indian food for the girlfriend, parked in a super safe spot. I was putting the food in the back seat and watched in horror as a someone backed into my car at 15 mph. I was smacking his car, yelling and just boom, then he kept freaking trying to back up. I smacked his passenger window and he finally got it. Old guy, steps out. "Sir, could you please pull forward, your bumper is still denting mine." After 1/2 an hour of this guy trying to find his insurance card I just snapped a picture of his license, his license plate and told him to go on his way. Oh, also got his phone number (that sounded weird... totally got his old guy's phone number... player).

I love my car, but a a little chip of missing paint is to be expected. I'm not going to press the issue. I figure this guy is probably on fixed income, and while I love my car a little chip or two isn't worth having his insurance increased.



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 09:44 AM
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a reply to: jtrenthacker

That's what I do now, park all the way out in left field and I don't even drive that nice of a car, though I do love it. Wasn't saying parking lot crowd is any better, most of the damage on my present car is from people opening doors and carts.

Years ago, when I had unlimited money, I owned many exotic beautiful cars but I USED them as what they were intended for - driving insanely fast. It just bothers me to no end when people buy fast cars and baby them. If that's the case keep it in a garage and go to shows or just drive around.

I do like the M-class BMW's especially the 6, but for the price I would go differently. And I hope you don't turn when you get one either, even though I've seen many relatively sane people get insane OCD with the purchase of a new car, especially when they can't really afford the in's and out's associated with ownership.
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posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 09:52 AM
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a reply to: AnteBellum

I have an Acura TSX and love it. It's not expensive, or fancy but it's economical as far as gas mileage and comfort. I can't have a sports car where I live because the weather doesn't allow it a good 6 months out of the year. Rear wheel drive is not very good in snow, and I like to go to the Mountains and ski in the winters.

I park my car next to spots where nothing else can park. Like next to a lamp. I've dinged some of my cars myself and it upsets me. But, it infuriates me when someone else messes my stuff up.

I would never take 2 spots up like that guy did though. Especially in the front of the store. You have to be a real dick to do that. He probably left a .20 tip, too.



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 10:09 AM
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a reply to: AnteBellum

Nope I agree. I would definitely DRIVE my M3, but I would also baby it as far as keeping it clean, etc. If I ever get one, it would not be my daily driver. More of a weekend windy road driver. However, we are moving to Oregon in a few months and I feel a Wrangler may be a better fit. Before kids, I owned one that I loved and had so much fun in. Plus, it would save a ton of money compared to the M3.



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 10:23 AM
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a reply to: OptimusCrime

Acuras are great cars, I had an Integra that I just couldn't kill and I tried. From there I wanted an NSX but decided against it due to performance so instead I bought a '93 Nissan 300zx TT SMZ stage 8, even at 780hp it was quite stable, though I never ran Nos. Speaking just of Nissans, now if I had extra cash I would get the GT-R.
I've had too many cars to list, the way I drove - before kids, made that an unfortunate necessity. Now I'm stuck in my mommy mobile, basically a tank!


a reply to: jtrenthacker

I agree all wheel drive is a necessity in the snow. I'm not partial to Subaru's, I've never owned one, but I hear their great in snow. Did you consider these instead? I think dependability is better but I'm relying on consumer reports from a year or two ago when I was looking.
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posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 11:18 AM
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a reply to: AnteBellum

I take offense to that. I drive a very nice Corvette Z06. When I park it I park away from everything. A couple of times I have came out to find some A-hole has parked right next to it so close I have had to crawl through to get in. I am one of the nicest people you would ever meet. Not all Corvette drivers are jerks like the one in the OP. When I see one parked like that I shake my head and sometimes I do like the jeep driver did.



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 12:32 PM
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a reply to: rockledr

If you take offense to it then you need to go back and re-read my post, but slowly and carefully this time.
Exceptions are not the rule!

Personally I will never buy another corvette not that the new stingray's are not beautiful, they are highly designed. I had a '95 ZR1 which I loved the style but it just didn't compare with some of the other cars I had at the time, I sold it after driving it 3 times.
My favorite cars that I've owned have been the ZX SMZ, GT2 and 'the beast' TVR C12(which was pure insanity on wheels), I've had other cars and have driven many more, I can only compare from my own personal experiences.
I hate Mercedes but the S600 V12 TT is pretty aggressive, there are always exceptions just like drivers. This includes the new BMW i8 which is looking more innovative for the times then any others I've seen in recent years. But being in NJ certain people drive certain cars, if you come visit just look at any Mustang.
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posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 10:15 PM
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a reply to: AnteBellum

The offended part was tongue in cheek. I agree there seems to be an abundance of a-holes driving corvettes. I think they are the ones trying to compensate for something. Those of us who own them and drive them like we stole them are really a pretty friendly lot.



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 10:21 PM
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My sister had a vet for awhile amd she would park side ways ,like the pic, so no one would knick her car..BUT..she would park way in the back of the lot and walk to,the store/restaurant.



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 10:42 PM
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Years ago, my then-wife and I went to a certain city and stayed at a certain motel. Way off at the far edge of the parking lot was a BMW. We surmised that the driver wanted no one to park next to his precious beemer, so we parked our ugly AMC Hornet next to it, so close to the driver's side, that passenger-side entry would be required. We had a good laugh, and no, we never touched the BMW.




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