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Old 10-24-2013, 11:14 PM   #1
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Is it weird that I always back into or pull through parking spots so that I don't have to back out? Is it a ptsd thing?
Anyone else have little quirks like this?

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Old 10-25-2013, 12:46 AM   #2
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Yes I do the same! While out, or parking my vehicles in the garage or in the driveway. There are several reasons!
1. When I was in LE on one occasion I had pulled frontward into a parking spot at a restaurant to eat one evening on duty. We got an emergency call and two units scrambled from the meal and our table. I jumped into my squad car and began to back out very quickly! Making ready for the light and siren emergency run. Out of my peripheral vision I saw a shadow or something and slammed on the brakes. An elderly woman had walked out from behind a van that was parked next to me and directly behind my car. She was on a walker also and I stopped just in time as the rear bumper touched the walker side rail. No harm to her except being frightened as I certainly was and I have never forgotten that night all these years later. Scared the ****** out of me to think I could have killed her because I was pulled into the spot and backing out and unable to see clearly. So I always back in even today or as you stated pull through.
2. At home if something ever goes on I am ready to quickly deploy directly without having to back up, stop, turn around and then respond.
I am with you on this idea! Nothing wrong with your thought!

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I count steps....and dont like even numbers...other than that, im perfectly normal...

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Is it weird that I always back into or pull through parking spots so that I don't have to back out? Is it a ptsd thing?
Anyone else have little quirks like this?
I freeze popcorn before i eat it and I always wear 2 pairs of socks...is that the kind of quirk you're talking about?
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Is it weird that I always back into or pull through parking spots so that I don't have to back out? Is it a ptsd thing?
Anyone else have little quirks like this?
When I was a joe, I thought combat parking meant you pulled your vehicle in like you were about to go mess some sh*t up. I learned what it meant pretty quick.
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Is it weird that I always back into or pull through parking spots so that I don't have to back out? Is it a ptsd thing?
Anyone else have little quirks like this?
i do it all the time. part of my reason is, many times i have parked in the daytime and had to leave at night, and it was easier to back in during daylight than backing out in the dark.

one company i worked for, when driving a company vehicle, you had to back into a parking spot per company safety rules. so i just ckind of became use to doing it.
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Always pull into a pull-thru spot! And sing out loud while driving!

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I drove a clunker in college, i always backed in so i could get a jump start...

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MM13, you are either comepletely normal, or we're just as crazy as you!

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