What sort of numpties park around the edges of a roundabout? It’s not something I’d ever think to do myself, which is why I can’t understand why anyone would think to do it.
Last weekend there was a fair on in the local park. It was the usual overpriced nonsense, but it seemed popular. Popular with parking numpties that is. The cars were parked on both sides of a street that local people take care only to park on one side of. You had to hope and pray no one wanted to come the other way otherwise there would be a lot of reversing going on as there were precious few spaces to pull into.
Then there was the roundabout. It’s not a big roundabout. There is just about enough room for a car to get past if another car was parked on the side of road opposite the roundabout island. Normally no one parks there – why would they? On fair day some lazy person had parked there. The trouble is that it’s a bus route and there wasn’t room for a bus to get past the car. Hence the road was blocked causing traffic mayhem.
The bus company diverted the bus route and came out further up. The buses tried to turn right at another tight junction. Some numpty had parked opposite the junction. There was no chance of edging around because there were cars parked everywhere around the junction. Isn’t there a rule about parking within 10 metres of a junction. There were 4 cars breaking this rule. The bus didn’t stand a chance.
I’m guessing that eventually these people returned to their cars. Do you think they paid compensation to the people held up on their journey? I’m inclined to think they were the sort of folk who don’t care about inconveniencing others.