In contrast to the rest of the west, economic growth continues apace in Aberdeen, thanks to the very high oil price. That high price itself maintained in part by the continued efforts of the drivers of Aberdeen Cars to use as much petroleum as possible.
More driving; higher oil price; more economic activity in Aberdeen; more driving. And so on and on in a virtuous cycle which leads to continually higher standards of living for the drivers of Abedeen Cars forever and ever.
Sounds great, doesn't it? But there's one problem. Because of the anti-business nimby naysayers who are stymieing plans to create a huge new underground multi-story carpark in the city-centre (on the site of a useless public park - hey, you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs!) the clever innovative drives of Aberdeen Cars have to take all measures necessary to ensure that there's somewhere to park their nice cars.
That's why this weeks winner of our PaveParker of the Week accolade is the driver of Aberdeen Car Vauxhall Astra 1.4i "Life" (ooooooh!) reg. SV57UMO, demonstrating best practise on Aberdeen's Springbank St.
Caring not a jot for people less important, the driver of this Aberdeen Car shows his superiority by occupying more of the pavement than could allow a pestestrian to pass, and doing the "double yellow straddle". This shows that this driver is clever, innovative and superior. And it demonstrates the devil-may-care attitude to authority which characterises the sort of entrepreneur so common in Aberdeen - the city which is "one to watch"; the city which will pull the rest of UK plc out of recession.