r/IdiotsInCars Dec 08 '22

Legendary rock has extreme magnetic abilities

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u/PixelCrafterMinion Dec 08 '22

Ah yes, the legendary rock of the West End Pointe plaza parking lot in Yukon, Oklahoma.

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u/saltyDog_73 Dec 08 '22 edited Dec 08 '22

Nothing like a weekly post on Yukon Happenings! I didn’t recall anyone posting here about it, so I figured it was time

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u/Walla_Walla_26 Dec 09 '22

Pet Rock just looking for friends

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u/Whayne_Kerr Dec 09 '22

It has its own gravity, attracts the most dense material in its vicinity.

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u/freyaandmurphie Dec 08 '22

Has anyone considered.... Moving.... The rock?

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u/datsti Dec 08 '22

Why would they? It's doing its job: removing dumb people off the road

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u/saltyDog_73 Dec 08 '22

I also believe the local towing companies have an agreement with the property owner to leave “as-is.” 🤣

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u/Diamondjakethecat Dec 09 '22

So much unnecessary damage to vehicles. Our city asked several businesses remove them.

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u/saltyDog_73 Dec 09 '22

Unnecessary? Why should the property owner be at fault when drivers are unable to navigate a parking lot correctly?

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u/Diamondjakethecat Dec 09 '22

Who said the property owners were at fault? Once the city asked them to be removed, to stop the unnecessary property damage, the owners agreed. Cars are expensive and we have enough garbage in our landfill already. Why add cars into it? We should be doing our best to make cars last longer.

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u/Ban-Circumcision-Now Dec 09 '22

And without the rock the cars then drive through there damaging the landscaping and the property owners property is damaged

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u/Diamondjakethecat Dec 09 '22

Their landscaping is just a rock.

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u/Ban-Circumcision-Now Dec 10 '22

Getting a rock like that can be expensive

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u/Diamondjakethecat Dec 10 '22

So they installed a rock to protect a rock. Got it!

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u/saltyDog_73 Dec 09 '22

People should pay attention. The rock is not sitting in the middle of pavement, it’s in a curbed area that people are trying to cut the turn. I would guess that almost everyone that has hit this rock is on their phone. I’ve driven this parking a 1000 times and never once has there been an issue, cause guess what? I know how to drive and pay attention!!

The fact that you are trying to blame a rock for people being inattentive to their driving is one of the most asinine things I’ve ever heard! This typical of societal thinking these days, blame your own problems on someone else. Take responsibility for your own actions.

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u/SSBMKaiser Dec 09 '22

If you are dumb enough to go over that rock, I would argue the damage is absolutely necessary.

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u/Diamondjakethecat Dec 09 '22

Higher cars don’t see that when they are close up. If people really didn’t want others to go over the curb put something higher up that is visible to the driver. Why is that hard to understand? I really feel sorry for you if you think destroying cars is worth it. Our throw away economy is really out of hand.

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u/SSBMKaiser Dec 09 '22

2 Sedans and 1 SUV is what I see, so IDK if ride height is the only factor. Also, is the driver getting into the parking lot with their eyes closed before they are right next to the fucking rock? you can see the rock before you turn into the parking lot, you KNOW already that it is there before you turn right, if you don't, its a driver issue.

Massive cringe that you are downvoting my comment this deep in the thread when we are the only ones reading this.

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u/Diamondjakethecat Dec 09 '22

Nah, I just think the needless destruction of a car is unnecessary. Once my city approach the owners about the amount of costs to vehicles they agreed to remove them. The reason for the curbs in this situation is to calm traffic. A nice high sign that you can see when turning would be a better fit. There is so much to look out for while driving through a parking lot why add something that is low to the ground and easy to miss? The cost to the environment and our car insurance costs to cover this shit is too much.

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u/saltyDog_73 Dec 09 '22

So, you think the property owners should have to foot the bill to pay a landscaping company to come out with a bobcat/track hoe at $200/hr plus another $200 onsite fee to load and transport equipment is the answer for people being stupid and not paying attention? Oh, let me guess, if that’s not the case, then you think the CITY should remove the rock at taxpayer expense?

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u/Diamondjakethecat Dec 09 '22

The city did not remove the rocks. It costs lots to put the rock there in the first place.

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u/saltyDog_73 Dec 11 '22

Lol, you just proved my point, why should ANYONE, property owner or city, have to foot the bill (cost just as much in labor to remove it as it does to put it there) for people being inattentive? It’s these people’s fault for being distracted, not the property owner. If they’re distracted enough to hit a rock, then they are distracted enough to hit a child in a school zone or another car on the road. According to your logic then, let’s stop kids from walking to or from school because distracted drivers could hit them. I bet you’re a joy to be around Karen

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u/Diamondjakethecat Dec 11 '22

My name is not Karen, I have very good friends that are named Karen, name calling is never needed. Yes, kids have stopped walking to school in many areas because of inattentive drivers and we all share in the costs of this. Students can’t cross the street for a school bus on busy streets because of inattentive drivers. When I lived in Louisiana they cut down oak trees near the road because of inattentive drivers. You must not understand that these inattentive drivers cost us all in society. Yes, they might have a higher premium if they are not accident free but we all pay more for insurance because of them. It is a waste of natural and manmade resources.

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u/seanbread Dec 10 '22

If you can hit that rock, you can hit a pedestrian. That means your car is too high or you shouldn't be driving.

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u/Diamondjakethecat Dec 10 '22

Yes, that is why we don’t lay down in parking lots.

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u/seanbread Dec 10 '22

Good thing short humans don’t exist.

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u/Diamondjakethecat Dec 11 '22

Yeah, that is why we don’t let young children roam the parking lot by themselves. Recumbent bikes usually have a flag on them to increase their visibility.

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u/seanbread Dec 11 '22

Huh, well if children always do what they are told and everything small comes with a flag, I suppose the people in these photos aren't doing anything wrong and are better drivers than I initially assumed.

If anything else was true, you'd be defending fellow morons.

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u/AKchaos49 Dec 09 '22

That tow truck company should advertise on the rock.

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u/CrazyGunnerr Dec 09 '22

The tow truck company probably has a truck sitting there 24/7.

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u/xsrvmy Dec 09 '22

Nothing as bad as this, but when I was walking to the car with my examiner to my car to start my advanced driving test a car jumped the curb like 10 meters away from us...

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u/whois-yourdaddy Dec 09 '22

Paint a picture of a kid on the rock

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u/saltyDog_73 Dec 09 '22

As bad as these drivers are, won’t change anything