I went to a major shopping centre today and was confronted by this:
That’s right. Some P-plater has parked over three spots.
I just can’t see how it can be an accident. They must have been being an asshole on purpose. Spots are worth, like, a billion bucks in this car park. Someone helpfully left them a note:
(It says “learn to park” – straight to the point).
And I thought this guy, who I spotted a few weeks ago, was bad:
My man (MM) and I were talking in the car the other day about how it seems that in the last couple of years, everyone in Melbourne has stopped bothering to drive properly. They either drive too slow (doing 45 in 60 zones seems quite popular), tailgate you when you’re doing the speed limit, sit in your blindspot, don’t keep to the left (our favourite is when two cars drive side-by-side, blocking the whole road, going 10k under the speed limit), trying to veer into you while you’re minding your own business, turn left from the right lane, speed up when you’re trying to change lanes but slow down when you try to let them pass you, don’t indicate… the list goes on and on.
We are not the only people to have noticed this. One theory a friend came up with was that we’ve had so much immigration in the last five years, there are plain old more people on the road, so everyone’s frustrated — and frustrated people drive badly. While I do agree with this, that doesn’t explain why everyone’s stopped indicating or have started parking across three spots.