The battle for parking spaces can be a competitive business at the best of times and there is a basic etiquette to be observed in all circumstances. So, it could not pass without comment when one Audi driver decided to park blatantly across two spaces outside a village shop,
A passer-by spotted the convertible outside a small parade of shops in Wanlip Lane, Birstall, this week. Incensed, they took to Facebook to vent their frustration with the ‘I’m Alright Jack’ driver, asking pointedly: “Why do people park like this? Genuine question, is it for a particular reason or is it just ignorance?”
However, their post on the Spotted Birstall page left people divided, leading to a prolonged exchange of views. Some were keen to suggest, unkindly, that ‘ignorance came as part of the territory’ of owning an Audi, suggesting it was “typical behavior” of owners of the German car.
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One said: “It’s called a complete lack of consideration! I’d stick a wheel clamp on it and a £ 100 fine.” Another added: “It’s a convertible And an Audi s .says it all.”
However, one person thought it was not just Audi drivers, but many others. He commented: “Unfortunately this is the attitude of the modern driver. I see this a lot these days everywhere.”
Other, more charitable, souls were quick to defend the driver, saying he or she might have a valid reason for the positioning of their car. One said: “Might have had a baby car seat. Can’t physically get them back into the car if you park in a regular space.”
Another said: “Maybe the car that was next to him did not park properly.” A third comment, in defense of the motorist, read: “Might have been car over lines before he got there.”