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opnspaces

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Posted: 02/28/20 04:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In writing this I have come to realize I obviously have too much time on my hands.
Being a creature of habit I regularly frequent the same places so I notice small things. A few businesses regularly fill up the front, convenient parking spots with their personal or delivery vehicles rather than parking 20 feet away in the next row.
This doesn’t stop me from shopping there. But it does suggest to me that they don’t really value my patronage enough to leave the up front spots open.
Are they being short sighted by parking in front of the doors and making me walk an extra 20 feet? Or am I being short sighted by finding it curious that I have to park further away and walk past the company vehicles to enter the store?


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Most of the stores I worked at you either parked "Out a ways" or around the side or back. As an Employee I never took "Preferred parking" .


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I know a couple of restaurants that have the employees park out front during slow times so it looks a little busier to attract customers. But even then they don't take the best spots.


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With as much thought put in about walking an extra "20 feet", I'm thinking this store sells the green stuff.[emoticon]


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You might be a bit overthinking things. Hook up and go camping. Twenty feet several times a day would help me - don't know about you.

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mooky stinks wrote:

With as much thought put in about walking an extra "20 feet", I'm thinking this store sells the green stuff.[emoticon]


Lol nope, they only take my green stuff. The one that prompted the post is the local Autozone.

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I never paid attention to that when I shop. Maybe next time I order from Amazon,I'll use google earth it and check it out.[emoticon]


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I guess it never bothered me where someone else parked. If I was handicapped it might make a difference. I usually walk a mile or two with the Collies every day anyway.

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Posted: 02/28/20 10:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I always wondered why people drove around the gym parking lot 3-4 times trying to get a parking space 20 feet closer to the front door.


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Horsedoc wrote:

You might be a bit overthinking things. Hook up and go camping. Twenty feet several times a day would help me - don't know about you.


LOL I should rent a porta-potty, have it set up at the corner. When camping I don't even think about walking that far to restroom.
When wife had her heart attack Dr told her to walk more. Good. Then gave her papers to get handicap plates. Why not walk in the parking lot where it is cheap?

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