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There's an epidemic of people sitting in their cars

What is up with this creepy epidemic of people sitting in their cars? Every time I go to the grocery store, or Target, or any parking lot, at least half of the cars have someone just sitting in them for no reason. I used to never see someone sitting in their car unless they were waiting on a friend to get something in the store, but this is a whole other phenomenon. It's disconcerting to pull into a parking lot and be surrounded by people sitting in cars on all sides. I don't feel safe.

What the hell are they doing? Don't they have something else to do?

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by Anonymousreply 147Last Wednesday at 6:29 PM

It’s from the pandemic dumbass

by Anonymousreply 105/03/2021

Gee, Gladys K., I don't know.

Have you thought of tapping on a window to ask, "What the FUCK!?"

by Anonymousreply 205/03/2021

Covid, darling. Dr offices too since you can’t accompany anyone.

by Anonymousreply 305/03/2021

It's the phones. At least they're not texting out on the road.

by Anonymousreply 405/03/2021

What r4 said

by Anonymousreply 505/03/2021

[quote]It’s from the pandemic dumbass

What's that got to do with it? This epidemic started a few years ago, btw.

by Anonymousreply 605/03/2021

Yep, R4 nailed it. Sitting in the car would be unbearable without constant stimulation.

by Anonymousreply 705/03/2021

Welcome to last year, OP. There's a worldwide pandemic going on, so there are a lot of people are sitting in their cars to get out of the house, but avoid going outside. If it bothers you, do your part and please stay home!

by Anonymousreply 805/03/2021

I have 3 college-age households nearest to me, and I can see the street out front from the room where I work nowadays. These youngsters invariably get into a car and then just sit inside at the steering wheel for about 10 minutes before driving off. When one of them returns home from someplace, they turn off the car, and then remain inside the car for 10 or 15 minutes before getting out again. Obviously, they're using their phones, but why not just go inside and do it, or do it *before* you head out in the car? It's very mysterious to me. And seems highly stupid.

by Anonymousreply 905/03/2021

Because they are addicted, r9. It's like asking a crackhead to wait to smoke until they're in the house.

They need a hit and they cannot wait.

by Anonymousreply 1005/03/2021

It used to be that store security would not allow people to just sit in their cars in the parking lot. They would tap on your window and tell you, "Move it along, buster."

by Anonymousreply 1105/03/2021

Worse; frauettes and douchebros sitting in cars having LOUD SPEAKERPHONE GAB SESSIONS with their friends at length, outside your home/office window, where they yak about ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

by Anonymousreply 1205/03/2021

Since the pandemic started, I have eaten in the parking lot of a few stores. Pick up food and instead of eating in THEIR parking lot - I’ll drive over to Target and eat in the car before I shop.

Also, I made my mom stay in the car a few times last spring/summer while I shopped. I didn’t feel she was safe around all of the deplorables around here. When masks started being enforced she started shopping again.

by Anonymousreply 1305/03/2021

^One of my neighbor chicks did this yesterday, not even in her car, but just parading up and down in the road, in front of my open windows, carrying on her inane, college co-ed bullshit, for about 30 minutes, all loud enough for me to hear every word she said. I felt like Divine in that scene, just moments before she beats whining little Taffy, and then they take the little bitch upstairs and tie her to the bed.

by Anonymousreply 1405/03/2021

It's Lyft and grub hub drivers waiting on a fare. They can't just drive around and waste gas. The idiots on next door and neighborhood fb groups are always freaking out thinking they're burglars or child molesters and they're just uber drivers. People are morons.

by Anonymousreply 1505/03/2021

Just stay home and pull the covers over your head.

by Anonymousreply 1605/03/2021

In the city where people frequently have roommates, people use their cars as a private office. I’ve also seen snacking; I’ll bet they keep their treats in the car so they don’t have to share.

by Anonymousreply 1705/03/2021

There's the COVID/pandemic/lockdown sitting-in-car phenom, for sure. But it may be feeding into and intensifying the long-term, systemic sitting-in-car phenom that was afoot pre-COVID, that's R4's phone/texting-related phenom.

Pandemic/lockdown behavior: It's pathetic, but for many of us driving to a cafe or grocery store, or ordering a meal and picking it up, was the only outing we've gotten during this ordeal. We are the locked-down cohort who aren't so concerned we literally never leave home and have everything delivered, but we're concerned enough that masked/distanced food shopping or pickup is the extent of what we're going to do in the outside world.

We then sit in the car and drink our caffeine or picnic on the meal we fetched. Oftenwhile availing ourselves of free wifi provided by a nearby establishment. I just spoke to a barista the other day who said they do the exact same thing. that this was their get-out-of-the-house lockdown outing.

Systemic sitting-in-car behavior: The worst I saw of this pre-pandemic was the idiots who are making the urban parking nightmare even worse. They get into their car in a desperately-needed scarce space. They start the car up so the lights go on, and the desperate parking-space hunter stops and idles waiting for the space to vacate. And then the idiot does not leave. They sit there for ten or fifteen minutes TEXTING and fucking around on their SMARTPHONE, with their car running. This was rampant in my giant megalopolis pre-COVID, and it's not going away.

by Anonymousreply 1805/03/2021

R9 at least they shut the car down and don't idle for half an hour as I've witnessed a number of times.

by Anonymousreply 1905/03/2021

WHY aren't they MASTURBATING???!!

by Anonymousreply 2005/03/2021

100% TRUE !!!!!!! IT'S SO FUCKING BIZZARE !!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 2105/03/2021

They could be waiting for someone who went into the store.

by Anonymousreply 2205/03/2021

NO asshole, r1. This behavior has been going on for at least 10 years where I live. Pop you fucktard bubble!

by Anonymousreply 2305/03/2021

I literally have to pull my cars out and park on the street to block these losers from parking in front of my house. They are just sitting there idling for and hour, two or three. They are doing nothing. Yes, I've looked. They are just sitting. No, they are not ride sharing.

by Anonymousreply 2405/03/2021

[Bold] The pandemic has NOTHING to do with this weird behavior. It's been going on for a decade.

by Anonymousreply 2505/03/2021

But it IS a fad, and it seems to be becoming more prevalent. I'm in a town that is not big enough to have parking problems except right in the downtown area; it's just something stupid that young people are doing, pointlessly. Pure herd behavior.

by Anonymousreply 2605/03/2021

I bet the heating / air conditioning in the vehicles has a lot to do with this...

by Anonymousreply 2705/03/2021

They're on their phones. You can blow hours on the phone.

by Anonymousreply 2805/03/2021

I know of some people who sit in cars while they are waiting for someone else to come out of a store, office, or bank.

by Anonymousreply 2905/03/2021

[quote] It's been going on for a decade.

This coincides with the rise of the smartphone, interestingly

by Anonymousreply 3005/03/2021

Is it any of your business, really?

by Anonymousreply 3105/03/2021

Is this something that actually needs to be discussed? Mind your own fucking business.

by Anonymousreply 3205/03/2021

Some of you in this thread are great examples of real life bots. Just walking around on automatic mode.

by Anonymousreply 3305/03/2021

r32 = pressed. Poor dear.

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by Anonymousreply 3505/03/2021

[quote]Don't they have something else to do?

If they had something else to do, would they be sitting in their cars?

by Anonymousreply 3605/03/2021

My neighbor, who I don't talk to, sits in his car across the street from him house for at least 4 hours a day. This was even before the pandemic. Maybe he hates his family, I dunno, but it's fuckin weird.

by Anonymousreply 3705/03/2021

They are listening to something fascinating on NPR and waiting until it's finished.

by Anonymousreply 3805/03/2021

Shoot 'em!

by Anonymousreply 3905/03/2021

^There is nothing fascinating on NPR, don't try to kid us.

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by Anonymousreply 4105/03/2021

Get closer and and lower your eyes. You'll notice they have a hand on their no-no area.

by Anonymousreply 4205/03/2021

I couldn’t agree more, OP!

by Anonymousreply 4305/03/2021

There have been many threads here about random fools sitting in theirs for hours doing nothing. All were pre-covid.

by Anonymousreply 4405/03/2021

[quote] It's very mysterious to me. And seems highly stupid.

Isn't that basically the entire Millennial generation? Incomprehensible stupidity that never stops talking.

by Anonymousreply 4505/03/2021

If it bothers you so much, you should walk up and lick their windows. You could keep track of repeat offenders by counting the number of licks.

“Officer, you will be able to identify people who are loitering with intent by my mark!”

by Anonymousreply 4605/03/2021

There were weekdays when I would pull into my garage and turn off my car and just couldn't move. My mind would race, I would feel a fatigue that prevented me from trying to exit the vehicle and I would need to decompress before I left the vehicle. Anywhere from 2 to 15 mins.

I thought it was a form of depression or an anxiety disorder. Maybe not.

by Anonymousreply 4705/03/2021

r47, you're in your garage. These people a randoms from somewhere else just hanging out.

by Anonymousreply 4805/03/2021

Humans doing human things. In public. What's their deal!?!

by Anonymousreply 4905/03/2021

People dread coming home to their families. Sometimes my father has to run errands and before coming back he just sits in his car for an extra half hour or two, so he doesn't have to come home to crying babies (his grandchildren that he's forced to babysit while his daughter goes to work).

by Anonymousreply 5005/03/2021

How much of this perceived problem is one of guarded and paranoid equity?

“How dare somebody sit in public! They’re using up a space I might want! They probably don’t even live here! I should move the Lladro away from the picture windows. I pray my Royal Doulton doesn’t visibly sparkle at street level.. What about my bells??????”

by Anonymousreply 5105/03/2021

Many years ago, I would sometimes go out for lunch by myself, just to get out of the office mainly. I'd pull in the most remote parking spot in the lot to eat it, and without fail, some stranger would *always* pull up right next to me to eat their lunch too. Never mind that there's like 100+ other empty parking spots available.

by Anonymousreply 5205/03/2021

I was in an AirBNB in Westwood California. I woke at4 am to pee and then opened a side door to take a puff of pot to go back to sleep. In the dark, aguy was sitting in his car. He opened his car door and was walking toward me normal speed. I just quickly closed the door and locked it. I looked out the kitchen window and he was again sitting in the car. Wtf! Also in Westwood, I noticed a woman who was in her car ALL DAY LONG!!! I was beyond creeped out and damn curious what the fuck was going on. The people looked normal. Not threatening. But Jesus, CREEPY! It felt like a fucking David Lynch movie.

by Anonymousreply 5305/03/2021

I love the "how dare you ask" and "mind your business" trolls are out in force in this thread! LOL!

by Anonymousreply 5405/03/2021

I can’t imagine paying this much attention to total strangers.

by Anonymousreply 5505/03/2021

Do you mean the posters on this thread, r55, or the people sitting in their cars?

by Anonymousreply 5605/03/2021

The "how dare you ask" and "mind your business" trolls all sound like Trump supporters ass lickers.

by Anonymousreply 5705/03/2021

Another possibility is that they may be waiting to meet up with a potential trick they were talking to online, to see them in person and see if they hit it off. I've hooked up with guys where we initially did this in lieu if going out to a bar or restaurant. If we were both interested, we would then head back to his place or my place.

by Anonymousreply 5805/03/2021

R51: If the Doulton doesn't have Hand Painted Periwinkles, then ain't nobody gonna take that shit!

by Anonymousreply 5905/03/2021

[quote] You could keep track of repeat offenders by counting the number of licks.

You could also contract a nasty case of histoplasmosis, but you do you.

by Anonymousreply 6005/03/2021

The former, R56.

by Anonymousreply 6105/03/2021

Some of do it because we want a break 🚬

by Anonymousreply 6205/03/2021

Many people live in their cars.

by Anonymousreply 6305/03/2021

Everyone has covered.

1) uber/lyft/grubhub etc drivers. Huge section of workers who wait in their car til needed.

2) People who have roommates, or live with their parents, or are getting sick of their wife etc. Your car represents some alone time.

3) Covid related reasons.

by Anonymousreply 6405/03/2021

Clearly, it’s a lifestyle OP doesn’t understand.

by Anonymousreply 6505/03/2021

I started a thread on the jerk who sits in his car all night with his lights on. Drives me nights.

by Anonymousreply 6605/03/2021

Nuts not nights

by Anonymousreply 6705/03/2021

[quote]The idiots on next door and neighborhood fb groups are always freaking out thinking they're burglars or child molesters and they're just uber drivers.

Or drug dealers/buyers. Because, in truth, many of these people are.

by Anonymousreply 6805/03/2021

Are we supposed to be standing in our cars?

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by Anonymousreply 6905/03/2021

Some might be waiting for pick up orders, or for someone who's in the store. Why does anyone care anyway?

by Anonymousreply 7005/03/2021

You sound like a deranged Trump supporter, r70!

by Anonymousreply 7105/03/2021

Considering the homelessness, people are living in their cars.

by Anonymousreply 7205/03/2021

No, r68. I was told by a concerned mom that drug dealers play heavy bass to advertise their drugs.

by Anonymousreply 7305/03/2021

No, there's an epidemic of creepsters staring at people in their cars and not minding their own business.

by Anonymousreply 7405/03/2021

R66, I thought someone had bumped your thread when I saw this thread title.

by Anonymousreply 7505/03/2021

R15, I belong to a local 911 group on Fakebook. You do not know how many of those calls go on. It is nuts. I had no idea until I started reading the posts from the calls.

by Anonymousreply 7605/03/2021

“911, there’s a man sitting in his car. He’s not white and the car is domestic. He does not belong in MY neighborhood. Somebody do something!”

by Anonymousreply 7705/03/2021

I've noticed this for a couple years. I think they are criminals watching people's behavior, and trying to spot people not locking their doors as they get out, not locking their doors as soon as they get in (carjacking fodder).

by Anonymousreply 7805/03/2021

R77, that is a repeat - from a sheriff!

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by Anonymousreply 7905/03/2021

There’s less harassment when you park in a grocery store parking lot than when you park at public places like a park or a playground.

by Anonymousreply 8005/03/2021

What about undercover FBI, CIA, police officers? They could be doing surveillance. What about private detectives? They could be following somebody seeing if they are cheating on their partner. Could be a burglar casing houses. Trying to figure out when people leave and when people come back on a daily basis.

by Anonymousreply 8105/03/2021

R20 it's auto erotica!

by Anonymousreply 8205/03/2021

Sing along!

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by Anonymousreply 8305/03/2021

After a year cooped up in a shared living situation, I seek any excuse to get out of the house. I have always needed some degree of alone time, and having none almost drove me insane. Living with people who literally never leave the house (gaming addicts) and not many places to go means you have to be creative. After vaccination I volunteered to go back to the office to get out of the house. It’s more work and no one is there, but at least I have some “alone time”, since no one is really there.

It used to be being home all the time made you a bad roommate/housemate, but now it’s considered normal, especially after Covid. I plan on staying at a bnb on a regular basis on weekends until I move in the very near future.

by Anonymousreply 8405/03/2021

R73 that’s actually true. My best friend lives in Inwood and reports that’s exactly what they do.

by Anonymousreply 8505/03/2021

Lol R75 at least it’s not just being a “get off my lawn!”grouch.

by Anonymousreply 8605/03/2021

Well, if OP is noticing them all around, r81, they're not doing a very good job, are they?

by Anonymousreply 8705/03/2021

Some of it is about the increased population density and concomitant loss of privacy or alone-space. In high-density Asian cities you constantly see parked cars with people hanging out and sleeping in them.

by Anonymousreply 8805/03/2021

This was just as common before Covid. I don’t understand it either. Most of the cars aren’t even fancy or a nice place to relax.

by Anonymousreply 8905/03/2021

I don't give one single fuck about people sitting in their cars except for the ones who won't give up a parking space in at the store (or some other public parking lot). It's a parking lot, not a check-and-see-which-douchebag-texted-me-while-I-was-shopping lot. One night, one of the legal shows is going to have an episode in which one of those assholes gets shot for not giving up his parking space to someone who actually wants to park his car.

No one will vote to convict the shooter.

by Anonymousreply 9005/03/2021

I laughed harder at r87 than I should have

by Anonymousreply 9105/03/2021

What's the deal? I admit that sometimes at work, when I go on break, I'll just go sit in my car, charge my phone and listen to music for 15-20 minutes, not a crime is it?

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by Anonymousreply 9305/03/2021

Curbside grocery pickup? They text you when your order is ready and you drive to the curb and they load groceries in your trunk.

by Anonymousreply 9405/03/2021

I'm going to Target tomorrow with a tape recorder and play like I'm a reporter working on a story about a rise in people sitting in their cars. I'll report back on what I find.

by Anonymousreply 9505/03/2021

R95 in this day and age I would not go up to people sitting in their car randomly. You never know what kind of psycho you will be dealing with! The next thing you know you will be the victim profiled on the show Dateline!

by Anonymousreply 9605/03/2021

I was in a very long line at the Burger King drive-thru and EVERYONE in front of me was sitting in their car the whole time!

by Anonymousreply 9705/03/2021

I agree - people today assume everyone is coming to get them. Once I went out to give a guy his debit card he left it the self checkout. He looked terrified until he saw I was holding up his debit card. People are on high alert with strangers so be careful.

by Anonymousreply 9805/03/2021

R51 you had me in stitches. DL classica.

by Anonymousreply 9905/03/2021

R51 literally laughed so hard I peed

by Anonymousreply 10005/03/2021

I don't mind if white people do it, but if I see black people sitting in cars I get very, very agitated.

by Anonymousreply 10105/03/2021

We are on high alert all the time because we’re all connected and bombarded with crime stories left and right. The combination of reading the safety section on the Nextdoor app & Citizen app alerts have made me a paranoid mess! Well not really but I am definitely more cautious!

I have disabled all notifications from those apps because it’s not good to know everything crime wise in your surrounding area. At least not for me.

by Anonymousreply 10205/03/2021

I'm with you OP. And I do know it's totally irrational and not affecting me, but dammit, if I walk by your car in the parking lot I expect it to be empty. Goddamn you, goddamn ALL of you car sitting bastards!

by Anonymousreply 10305/03/2021

I think they're all pod people from another planet who recharge their energy systems in their cars. Have you noticed how they all have a blank, glassy-eyed stare?

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by Anonymousreply 10405/03/2021

im guilty of this

by Anonymousreply 10505/03/2021

Is there something wrong with sitting?

by Anonymousreply 10605/03/2021

Who is the utter moonhowling fruitbat who keeps maintaining that people just started sitting in their cars a decade ago?

by Anonymousreply 10705/03/2021

I don't doubt that there could be more than previously, but people have always sat in their car. My dad used to always wait in the car when my mom went into stores.

by Anonymousreply 10805/03/2021

I’ve noticed this too a lot more since Covid, but it doesn’t seem to be people waiting for other people while the other is shopping. I go walking on a trail in a park with a manmade lake, & notice people (usually by themselves but not always) sitting in the car with the windows often rolled up, while they could be walking outside, sitting on a bench, etc. Also lots of people at grocery stores just killing time in their cars, way longer than it would take a normal person to shop.

by Anonymousreply 10905/03/2021

It's because of smart phones. When I pull into a parking spot I might spend a while answering texts or checking something online before I go inside. Same deal when I'm leaving.

by Anonymousreply 11005/03/2021

There used to be this very odd girl at work a few years ago. She would bring her lunch to work, and instead of eating at her desk or in the break room, she would go out to her car in the parking lot, start it up, windows rolled up and a/c on, and sit there idling for her full lunch hour. She never left the parking spot, ever. She would eat her food then read a book with the car running. The amount of unnecessary air pollution is horrifying to think about. Not to mention the wear and tear on the car. Low mileage maybe but burned through fuel like there's no tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 11105/03/2021

Do you think they're in temp-to-hire positions, going to eat a sandwich in the car, and afterward deciding to to wank it?

You should ask their name, OP, and obviously write down their license plate number!

by Anonymousreply 11205/04/2021

I read this as 'shitting' and just normal.

by Anonymousreply 11305/04/2021

They are recording their reviews of fast food for YouTube.

by Anonymousreply 11405/04/2021

To make any money at Lyft, you have to figure out the best place to wait on your fares. A centrally located "cut through" large neighborhood is usually the best spot. The smartest drivers figure this out and guard their locations jealously. I can't believe people think it's anything more sinister than that

by Anonymousreply 11505/04/2021

I eat in the car at work to get away from the annoying shitbags. But I don’t get people like my neighbor who sits in the car in his driveway every damn night, texting away.

by Anonymousreply 11605/04/2021

R15 - there's some truth to that. We have some Uber and Lyft drivers that park out on our street waiting for fares to light up.

by Anonymousreply 11705/04/2021

I don’t care about people doing it during the day. This morning when it was still dark, someone parked in front of my building for half an hour with his music on so loud, you could feel the bass in your balls.

Fuck that. So inconsiderate.

by Anonymousreply 11805/04/2021

When we had a thread on this topic a few years ago, a poster suggested that some people who do this are returning from their dealers and either can't wait to use or can't use in their living situation so they park to do it. A couple did this on my block about a dozen or so times at random times of the day and night. A couple of times they reclined their seats and appeared to nap. I couldn't figure out what they were doing until I read that thread. I walked by a few times afterwards and each time they had an pint of Crown Royal in the cup holder.

by Anonymousreply 11905/04/2021

It's one thing to sit in a public parking lot, but it's creepy and suspicious when someone sits in their car on a residential street. It looks like they're up to no good. I would definitely call the cops if I saw a stranger continually sitting in a car outside my home.

by Anonymousreply 12005/04/2021

OP, get a life.

by Anonymousreply 12105/04/2021

R120 = Karen

by Anonymousreply 12205/04/2021

Looking down from an upper story window, I once witnessed a guy masturbating in a parked car. It was an old guy, so I didn’t watch for very long, since it was disgusting.

by Anonymousreply 12305/04/2021

Was he Asian or only appeared so based on what he was doing, r123 ?

by Anonymousreply 12405/04/2021

[Quote]I would definitely call the cops if I saw a stranger continually sitting in a car outside my home.

On what basis? It's not illegal to park a car on a residential street, sequentially or not. Do you think cops would care about an open container when there's been no damage or theft? They have plenty else to deal with elsewhere. Victimless crimes get last response.

I would have been taking up LE resources that deal with far more serious crime elsewhere in my city.

by Anonymousreply 12505/04/2021

On my street parking is scarce and a permit is required only at night. Often times they(The people that sit in cars) take spaces that residents need. Often times they take up two spaces because they do not park properly. I’m not saying residents should be automatically entitled to these spots but it would be nice if people would be more considerate on already jampacked streets. But such is life in the big city!

by Anonymousreply 12605/04/2021

A renter in my building has one of those huge pickup trucks that he babies every day. He can’t park parallel to save his fucking life and always takes up a spot and a half - there will be at least 4 feet in front of his beast. Fortunately, he has to move his car about every two hours during the day to avoid tickets.

He doesn’t sit in the car; instead, he rubs and polishes bizarre parts of the vehicle. I still don’t understand the need to polish the wheels AND tires.

I hope he’s a drinker; that would be one of the only reasons to methodically visit your car.

by Anonymousreply 12705/04/2021

It looks 👀 Like the epidemic is becoming a Pandemic!

by Anonymousreply 12805/04/2021

lol at R2

by Anonymousreply 12905/04/2021

I love how OP refers to this as an "epidemic"

by Anonymousreply 13005/04/2021

[quote]...the wheels and tires

Aren't those the same thing?

by Anonymousreply 13105/04/2021

I think R127 means rims and tires. Which do need to be cleaned & treated properly.

by Anonymousreply 13205/04/2021

LOL! r2 can't spell, Kravitz . What a dumb ass!

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by Anonymousreply 13405/04/2021

We long to be out the house. So we stay in the car longer.

by Anonymousreply 13505/04/2021

When I was about 20, my friend & I were chatting in my car in a strip mall parking lot for about 30 mins, & the 7-11 worker called the police on us! They ran out licenses & told us to leave the parking lot.

by Anonymousreply 13605/04/2021

Agree with those who said it’s the phones. I had a colleague who would go and sit in his car over lunch and read his messages/send texts/emails, etc. And the rise of open concept office space (pre-COVID) probably contributes too - people just need some privacy to make calls or just chill away from the outside world.

by Anonymousreply 13705/04/2021

OP, you insufferable MARY! Unless thy are parking across from your home and staring at you with binoculars, nothing you noted is creepy.

by Anonymousreply 13805/04/2021

[quote]open concept office space

I loathe few things more r137

by Anonymousreply 13905/04/2021

I dont like nosey bitches like op

by Anonymousreply 14005/04/2021

For the life of me I can’t understand what the hysteria is about...why would this trigger anyone? Get a hobby or drink or do drugs or something

by Anonymousreply 14105/04/2021

You can do both r141. Being insanely irritated about people in parked cars certainly does not preclude drinking. Of that, I can attest.

by Anonymousreply 14205/04/2021

Do people still park at lovers' lanes?

by Anonymousreply 14305/04/2021

This morning I passed a car on 12th St (NYC) with a fat bald man texting away in his car, with his chubby sausage fingers moving 'dit dit dit,,,' and I laughed out loud thinking about this thread! I laughed, I tell you!

by Anonymousreply 144Last Wednesday at 1:19 PM

[quote]When we had a thread on this topic a few years ago, a poster suggested that some people who do this are returning from their dealers and either can't wait to use or can't use in their living situation so they park to do it.

When I was a teenager living in Nassau county Long Island in the '80s, my friends and I used to drive to Far Rockaway to buy crack. On the way home we would stop somewhere in the Five Towns, usually Lawrence, and park on some residential street because we couldn't wait to get home before we packed our crack pipes and took some nice long hits. Luckily nobody ever noticed us or gave us any trouble.

God I miss my youth.

by Anonymousreply 145Last Wednesday at 1:40 PM

Texting. Or sexting?? You always hear car motors idling forever and when you look out there's someone just arrived or getting ready to leave, but they're sitting there playing with, with the car light on inside, forever and a day.

by Anonymousreply 146Last Wednesday at 4:43 PM

My coworker doesn't have a car (his wife drops him off), so he spends 30 minutes in the employee bathroom twice a day doing goodness knows what. I wish he had a car to sit in.

by Anonymousreply 147Last Wednesday at 6:29 PM
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