The driver of Aberdeen Car Citroen C5 Estate reg. SP02XYA gets this week's plaudits. Congratulations!
What particularly drew our eye to this example of Aberdeen's characteristic parking style were the facts that:
- Seafield Avenue is a residential road - not really a through road for traffic.
- Seafield Avenue is quite wide
What this shows us is that this driver has "gone beyond" the usually expedient reason for PaveParking - the fact that it allows swift and efficient traffic flow, thus boosting much needed economic growth. This isn't a busy road, and it's nice and wide, so why has the driver of this Aberdeen Car decided to PavePark?
Well, the clue is in the picture. Can you see? Yes, that's right, the young mother pushing her baby in the buggy. She's just been to the city's famous Johnstone Gardens. On foot! Bloody Hell!
This, of course, sets a very bad example to junior. By walking to a destination where leisure activity can be undertaken free of charge, this misguided young mother is not contributing to economic growth. Far better (and safer) were she to load junior into a nice car and drive to the park. Better still if mum were to leave junior at home (away from weirdos with cameras) in the care of a paid-for childminder while she drove to the shops and spent some money. If she doesn't have any money, she should work harder, or she could borrow some from Wonga.com
Then she wouldn't feel like an outsider. Meantime, every instance when she has to steer junior's buggy around a PaveParked car her alienated status as an economically inactive and inadequate outsider, different and suspect, is reinforced in her own mind. And in ours!
So, congratulations to you, driver of Aberdeen Car reg. SP02XYA, you are PaveParker of the Week for adding to the alienation of pestestrians - just because you can!