Yesterday morning we walked around to the main entrance of my son’s school, rather than going in our usual way. I was quite shocked to see someone parking on the zigzags outside school. Now I thought parking in the bus stop was bad enough, but surely anyone who cares about children wouldn’t park on the very road markings designed to protect children?
The man who parked there was driving an Audi TT; was quite a dapper dresser and someone said he’s a plastic surgeon. Apparently, his wife parks there too when she drops the kids. This morning there was another different Audi parked on the zigzags. What is it with these people? Do they think they are above the law? Do they have such a disregard for children’s safety that they are happy to put lives at risk? Do they even think about what they are doing at all? Would they be put out if someone nicked ‘their spot’? The school regularly ask parents not to park inconsiderately, but it does seem to be ignored. Most parents do park legally and considerately, but there are just a handful that don’t.
There seems to be a pattern though. It’s those that drive expensive cars (I’m thinking BMWs, Audis and Mercedes here) that seem to think they are above the law and don’t have to worry about how their actions could affect others. Does buying that sort of car turn you into that sort of person? Or do those sort of cars only appeal to that type? I can’t afford that sort of car, but if I could and did buy one, I don’t think I’d act like that. I’ve noticed that BMW drivers in particular can be inconsiderate to other drivers on the road. What’s your experience?