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I couple years ago I was headed to a restaurant with a friend from work. We were out of town for business and in a rental car, a POS Dodge Caliber that neither of us gave a crap about. We pulled up to the place and there's barely any parking. Then there was a brand new Ford Raptor sprawled across two spots right by the front door. My buddy does not like to turn the other cheek and let such things go. I might have talked him into letting it go in an empty lot but we were driving around for a few minutes waiting for a spot. He cursed the dude out for a minute then calmly told me to get out of the car, as I probably wouldn't be able to exit my side once he squeezed it next to that truck.
I got out, then he wedged the Caliber into the tiny spot between the Ford and the car next to it. There was probably less than six inches between his truck and our car and the angle was such that the truck could not back out before the car moved without contact. We did it in full view of the inside of the restaurant then went in expecting to be confronted by the owner. I will also mention I am a pretty solid 210 and my buddy is more like 250 or 260 with a Rugby physique and a 400 pound bench.
We ate a whole meal without anybody coming up to us, then paid and got up to leave. It turned out that this family, a husband, wife, and one kid who had just finished their meal when we came in, sat there for an extra 45 minutes while we ate rather than asking us to move so they could get in their truck. Then after we backed out we watched them walk to the Raptor and get into it. I cannot imagine how much shit that guy probably took from his wife over that on the drive home.
The cost of fuel to operate a 6000 pound 400 horsepower half ton that does 0-60 in under 7 seconds is kind of like the price of oil changes for a Porche 911. If you have to ask you probably can't afford it.
Last edited by eharri3; 02-02-2013 at 09:51 PM.