Car Park Pt. 2

Following on from yesterday’s Parking Solution and a visit to the supermarket I managed to obtain further evidence to galvanise my amazing yet simple solution to bring harmony to all in the dreaded carpark. It was raining which always means a packed carpark (which it was). So what did I find when I arrived? For the sake of this article I parked in the Family & Children space, as despite the rain, there were a few going.

Happy I wasn’t going to return to a dinged car, I went on my way and did a bit of shopping. However – again strengthening my solution – I discovered a total of 22 unused disabled spaces just walking to the store front. At the store front I also saw many empty disabled spaces. Now unless disabled people multiply and turn into Gremlins if splashed with water and stay at home, I’d say there are too many spaces.

The planners are either expecting a Day Of The Disables or they were all in the special needs class in Maths. This might sound a little derogatory, but I’m only going on the blatant facts – I’m in no way suggesting that disabled people are the problem or trying to do them an injustice.

With the nightmare that is the supermarket completed, I arrived back at my car happy that no clumsy oaf had dinged it. And it looks like I’m not the only one who cares about their car.

My Amazing Car Park Solution

How many times have you circled a supermarket carpark looking for a space, passing rows of empty disabled spaces? And how many of you park in the larger Parent & Children spaces to avoid mindless and clumsy idiots dinging your car with their rusty heap’s door? I often see many of the disabled spaces empty right outside of the store’s front too – I mean, how many people do the planners think are actually disabled?

I have a solution…

First off, take a whole row of disabled spaces and a row of normal spaces and turn them into a separate category for people with expensive cars or cars in which their owners care for. The sign could look something like this:

Of course, this seems like a very elitist view and solution. But my idea would include having to pay to use these spaces. Once you’ve parked up in the wider space, you’d need to use a pay and display machine to obtain a ticket. Say, 60 pence for every 30 minutes of shopping.

I think this is totally fair – the disabled have nothing to complain about as their spaces are ALWAYS empty, the mums can stop throwing tantrums about people using their spaces, and for a fee, people are able to park safe in the knowledge their car won’t get dinged. Oh yeah, and the council or land owner will get paid.

Win win situation!

No need to thank me…