Alright, I’ve been thinking about all the admonitions I got here when I said I vandalized someone’s vehicle for parking in the middle of the road about 6" away from the red no stopping line.
For those of you who missed the original story…An expensive newer SUV pulled up to a red light went directly to the center of the square reserved for bikes to stop while waiting for the light. Roughly 6" away from the curb. Turned off his vehicle, got out, and went shopping. No 4-way signals or anything. I damaged his vehicle. And about 10 people swore at me on this forum.
Since then…I’ve come to know some of you better and even exchanged a few polite PMs. So, maybe now that you’ve had some time to cool down you can help me to see your point of view. Let’s use a slightly more extreme example and see if you still have the same views…and if not let’s see where you draw the line.
NEW EXAMPLE FOR DEBATE PURPOSES: One way road. One lane. You are behind another car driving down this road. He stops gets out goes into a house (it happens). You now have to back your car up for a block then find another way around.
So now you’ve backed your car up a block because of someone parking illegally showing no regard or respect for you… and you’d be ok with this? Well, of course you wouldn’t be ok with this…but you’d take no action? You’d just let this person spit in your face (figuratively speaking)?
Since the majority of you belive it’s wrong to punish this person in any way,shape or form. Then maybe it is me whose thoughts are misled, but can any of you in a non-insulting manner explain to me why you feel this way?
I know that my damaging his vehicle will probably not stop him from parking illegally again. But then again…if I were to park my car in front of someone’s garage blocking them in. Then later I came back to find my windows smashed (this also happens alot here). I think I would think twice before blocking in someone else’s garage again. And keep in mind the police here do nothing…so isn’t a bit of damage equal to getting a ticket from the police? And yes, I know I’m not the police, but in Taiwan the police aren’t the police…so I think that’s a mute point.
Anyway, I’d really like to have some intelligent non-insultive answers. Hopefully you can explain it in a way that curbs (no pun intended) some of my road rage.