Does anyone else get a sick thrill....

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  1. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    ...out of seeing a boot on someone's car?

    Where I work we have a employee-only parking ramp with a few CLEARLY MARKED carpool-only spots. You need a special permit to use them, and you get a ticket when you park there without the permit in your window. If you get three unpaid tickets, BAM you get a boot on your car.

    About once a week I walk by and see a car with a boot on it and just laugh. I just can't feel bad for them, as these people have had three warnings about it before, didn't pay the fines (probably just threw the tickets away), and now they HAVE to go back inside, kiss security's ass and probably pay a hefty fine just so they can drive home.

    I've never seen that priceless look of someone just discover they've been booted, but I really want to. Am I just sick?
     
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  2. MushroomPrime

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    I find it hilarious
     
  3. butz

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    Nah, that is a well-deserved boot on their car. I feel sorry for the security guys that gotta deal with them when they come in raising hell about it though.
     
  4. Poho

    Poho That's MISTER Poho to you

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    No man it's awesome. The building I work in has a private parking lot, as does the building across the street, and the rules are strictly enforced. it's totally sweet to see some tool get booted.
     
  5. Deceptikitty

    Deceptikitty all about the hasubandos

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    Meh, at my school the parking people are complete douchenozzles and will ticket you for the smallest thing. So people tend to ignore the tickets. Then they get a boot on their car. My favourite story was about a kid who got a boot on his car, and basically took some tools and destroyed the boot and took it off and went home. It was fun while it lasted, but the campus parking cops caught him and made him pay to replace the boot and still pay for the ticket :lol 

    Sticking it to The Man though is always fun initially, I guess.
     
  6. Arcee

    Arcee Optimus Scourge Forever TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah boots are fun. Every now and then I'll catch a rerun of Parking Wars on TLC or A&E, whatever channel it's on. Funny stuff.
     
  7. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    What the hell is a boot? Over here in the UK, our "boot" is what you guys call a trunk...
     
  8. Omnius

    Omnius Well-Known Member

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    I Googled - it's American for 'wheel clamp'.
     
  9. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    I just wanted someone else to tell me :D 

    Then yes!
     
  10. Omegatron

    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    I've been thinking about buying my own boots, and then making people pay me $20 and sign up for parking lessons when they can't fit their car between the lines at my movie theatre.
     
  11. Omnius

    Omnius Well-Known Member

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    The best ones over in the UK are when local councils have a sweep of untaxed cars - I was going to work one morning and half a dozen cars had 'Darlington Borough Council'-branded clamps down my street alone. :D  A day later they were all towed away to be crushed!
     
  12. Star Sabre James

    Star Sabre James <b>The JUICE</b> TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'll raise my hand on this one.
    When I was going to SCSU (eary to mid 90's), I always thought it was funny when I saw those on a car in a parking lot. You had to work hard to get one, and they were well earned.
     
  13. MetalRyde

    MetalRyde is an a-hole with a heart.

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    nah, thats funny as hell to see. i see it as being lazy not paying that first warning.
     
  14. Mumps

    Mumps <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and

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    It is ALWAYS a pleasure to see somebody pay for their stupidity. Sometimes I am glad there are morons in this world, they amuse us sometimes.
     
  15. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    THIS! I love it when people stick it to the man. The best is when people break out of impound lots!!! Those tow truck guys are jerks! Thats why I never feel bad when I see "Operation REPO" on TV. You have this muscle guy, that always says "I LOVE THIS JOB, I'M TAKING THAT CAR DAMN IT" and then someone whoops his ass! LOVE IT!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pe-vNn5-w6g
    Love this clip!
     
  16. ninety

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    Here in Scotland with our own crazy rules they're illegal to use by anyone.
     
  17. kidnicky

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    LMFAO. That was the funniest thing I ever saw,doing the MJ crotchgrab and kicking that wannabe Stone cold doucher right in the taint! If I were that kid I'd get in the car,go back in time,and kick his taint again!
     
  18. aeligature

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    Considering our dismal budget situation in SF (combined with a lack of parking in some neighborhoods), I see a lot of booted cars. It makes me that much more happy that I don't own a car. My schadenfreude is mostly reserved for the Escalades, Hummers and the like that attempt to park here, and the owners that find their vehicles at the end of the day... ahem, slightly modified.
     
  19. red4

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    yeah, I'm American, and I thought those were called "shoes", not "boots".
     
  20. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    Misleading thread title. I thought it was going to be about shovels :( 
     

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