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Thursday, March 5, 2015

worst and selfish parking of cars ~ from Delhi to Nottingham !!

During a visit to Delhi, in the Karol Bagh area, saw cars kept so close that I wondered how they were parked and more on how the person inside would have got out !!... Parking the car is an art,  and tough even for those who have been driving for some years !

‘park the bus’ – refers to a tactic used by Soccer teams, playing defensively for the entire game, trying to deny an apparently superior team any goals and escape with a scoreless draw and thus winning a point , instead of risking it all.  It would often involve putting all the players in defence ~ the name is suggestive of putting a bus in front the goal post. 

Jose Mourinho has often been accused of "parking the bus" in big games, but the London club's team coach became stuck in a tunnel at Parc des Princes and could not be shifted, despte the attempts of officials at the ground. It meant Mourinho and his players had to get out and walk the rest of the way to the stadium and the away team dressing room, although they were not significantly delayed ~ and that made headlines in England. 

Also in news – reported in MailOnline  was the young mother  who was forced to wait for half an hour after a selfish Audi driver parked just millimetres from her car. The news reads that  Stephanie Adams, 27, was left unable to get into her Vauxhall Corsa after the shocking piece of parking in Nottingham. The mother-of-one decided to shame the thoughtless driver of the navy blue Audi A5 after they left their vehicle almost touching her own. . The incident happened at the Lace Market car park in Nottingham on February 12.

Stephanie said that she could not climb in through the passenger door because of her child's car seat.  The driver of the Audi made sure they had plenty of space to get in and out of their vehicle on the drivers side.  'When I left the car there was a space next to it, but when I came back the car was parked like this,' said the 27-year-old, who was delayed collecting her daughter from nursery.  'My first thought was ''how am I going to get out?'' but then I thought ''how am I going to get in?''  'The car was parked so close to my mine I couldn't get in, and I didn't think I'd be able to climb over the child seat which is in the passenger seat.

'But even if I did get into the car, I'm not sure I would have been able to reverse out of there anyway.'  However, when the driver of the navy blue 2007 Audi A5 Sport TDI Quattro finally moved his car, there was no damage to her vehicle. He was about 25 and wearing a suit. He looked a bit flash but I let him go ahead of me because I was waiting for an attendant so I could show him how the Audi had parked. 'When the attendant arrived we went up the stairs to my car and the Audi had gone. The only person I had seen was the guy in the suit so I assume it must have been his car. 'I was amazed there was no damage to either car but it shows just how thoughtless some people can be.

'I put the picture on my Facebook page and hundreds of people have commented on it. The response has been incredible.'  The MailOnline has been contacted by a man claiming to be the driver of the Audi. He said: 'My car was only parked in that position next to the car for a matter of minutes whilst I went to the newsagents.' He declined to comment on the incident further.

After seeing these photos of parking in Delhi market, what do you feel – and how confident are you in taking the vehicle out, if you were to drive ?

With regards – S. Sampathkumar

19th Feb 2015.

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