I'm always so conflicted when I see things like this; on one hand this is exactly the kind of "me first fuck everybody else" (if this is in the front of the lot, at the back of a lot where most people are to lazy to walk from is fine) attitude that I detest about this world. However, on the other hand, I drive cars that I want to keep nice, but I'm constantly under attack from the savages that share this driving world with me. As bad as it is to take up two spots and not want someone next to you, it's far worse and way more common that dipshits don't give a crap about the beater they are driving and think nothing of damaging a car next to them with their door, shopping carts, or whatever.
Cars are one of the things that "moves" me in this life, they ignite my passion. I choose to spend my disposable income on cars that are fun to drive, fun to work on, or fun to look at. I will never own an automatic car (if i can help it, I could get past the PDK in a GT3 and be just fine I think
), and I will always want to be the one driving. I prefer road trips to all other forms of transportation and if I am planning a flying trip I get real nervous if I can't rent a car as soon as I get to where I'm going. I'm passionate about cars, especially the ones I drive, and one door ding on a car makes my mind hurt. Seriously, I've been into cars and worked in the automotive industry since I was 18, I can spot a door ding from twenty five yards and it's all I can look at. I can't count the amount of times I've seen people with there doors resting on the cars next to theirs while they load groceries or their kids are bouncing in and out of the car all while that door is scratching/dinging the car next to theirs that might be owned by someone like me.
I don't think I've ever taken up two spots in a parking lot (post high school), but I do park as far back in the lots as I can. I don't mind walking and if it's raining it just gives me a chance to get closer to nature. Especially now, my wife and I both daily drive BMW's and I've heard the jokes all my life (yes, I do know the difference between a BMW and a porcupine. The porcupine carries it's pricks on the outside.). We fight hard against the stereotype. We try to not be the typical BMW driver everybody jokes about, but on the other hand I don't think there is anything wrong with me wanting to keep my car nice.
Seriously, pricks drive everything on the road, they are not make/model specific. Yeah, that guy in the BMW might be a prick, but he also might be a guy that likes driving one of the last makes of cars that is designed with a pleasurable driving experience and the driver in mind. There's a reason I searched for my car in a 6 speed and I can turn my traction control completely off if I want.
I will let you go first at a stop sign with a friendly wave, and I always do 3mph under the speed limit in residential neighborhoods, but if you door ding my car because you are a moron I will not take it very well.