Parking at the school seems to go from bad to worse. The head teacher sends out regular reminders and this morning she was out there checking herself. Even so, I regularly see a lot of bad, inconsiderate and dangerous parking.
The bus stop parking goes on. Different people this year I think mostly. I heard one father joking about how he had parked at the bus stop (because that’s a really funny thing to laugh about isn’t it?). It seems to be a bit of a man thing to park there. More men than women do it and given that more women do the pick up, it does stand out a bit.
Zigzag parking goes on too. One woman I’ve seen dropping her kids off on the zigzags twice. Given that I tend to avoid going around that side because that sort of thing annoys me, I’m inclined to think she does it most days. I know she’s not someone who is very considerate of others because she was regularly letting her kids run around the gardens of the neighbouring flats. The gardens are very manicured and not suitable for a boisterous boy to be running around. I’m glad her kids aren’t in my son’s year because I wouldn’t want my child mixing with them.
It’s all a bit silly and laughable because there is loads of free, easy parking available if you are prepared to walk a minute or two. I do wonder if some parents still have the use of their legs, or if they have withered away due to lack of use. I hate the fact that the lack of consideration is getting worse because it doesn’t bode well for the state of our future society. A little thoughtfulness goes a long way and is appreciated, plus it’s so easy to do.