Monday, October 15, 2007

Please (Don't) Park In Front of the Gate...

Generally a "Please Don't Park In Front of the Gate" board is hung outside residential and commercial buildings. Nothing new in this, I know. I was passing through a building opposite a place of worship. And not one, but two gates in this building had these boards. The funny thing was a Santro and another vehicle were parked right in front of the gate and face to face with the board..(poor guys, may be the people driving the two vehicles are illiterate). All of a sudden a white POSH sedan stopped in between and managed to squeeze into the place between these two cars. The car driver was certainly the owner {well dressed you see..} He hardly bothered to see/read that board whereas it was clearly visible to him. He parked the car coolly and went off to the place of worship.

Well, I might be called a fool to blog about this, but even this issue is of concern to me. What if some critically ill patient in the building needs to be transported immediately to the hospital and these cars pose a barrier..Yamraj will not extend the life of a person just to wait till the car owner comes and removes his car and then the patient is transported to hospital..What if the guy who parked his vehicle in such a way had to face the same from the other side??

If people ignore such small things and then complain of heavy traffic and things,it is just not justified...There is no need to wait for a good day/time to follow traffic rules/parking rules..What is the harm if you park your car a few buildings away (and definitely not in front of another similar board) and walk down ten steps extra to the place of worship??

20 comments:

ddmom said...

Very well said. Good time to start a towing service. One, government can make good money and two, people can learn a lesson or two..

AA_Mom said...

I so totally agree with you timepass. It burns my heart a lot to see such literate illiterates.

മഞ്ഞുതുള്ളി said...

some ppl really believe tht "rules are made to be broken "
:)

Ideasmoney said...

if we analyse the root cause of the problem, we can know that there are not enough parking lots available in any public/private places. this is more of an issue of town planning than individual discipline.

Trishna said...

so true...its like people get a sadistic pleasure in breaking rules..

Pixie said...

very true...
how many times do you see on Bangalore raods, people not giving way to ambulances?
Civic sense is sadly missing here and as DDmom says, its time to start the towing service here too...

nosh n reh's mum said...

HI, First of all thx for dropping by my blog :) and yes, it never fails to amaze me how nonchalantly some folks break rules according o their convenience.
There should always be consequences for behaviour like this - its the only way to get some semblance of order.

Thinking aloud said...

Like i always say...sadly it is teh well-heeled class which are slowly sinking, and tehy don't know it...i face this prob all teh time...i've questioned these people too but to no avail...

WhatsInAName said...

Disgusted!
Thats how I feel too when people do like this.

Priya said...

though parking might be a problem in cities, but still parking in front of the gate shows that some people just lack basic sense...

Swati said...

yeah.. i agree with you. i wonder how can ppl be so careless!

dame's diary said...

Educated rule breakers = Thick skinned buffalo!!
U think i am being too harsh?

Rajitha said...

this basically stems from the knowledge of there will be nothing done against them. All they need is there vehicles towed..fines slapped and on repeat offence licence taken away...seriously..all will fall in place. there is no authority!

Trishna said...

Hey where are u?long time no posts? hope everything is ok? is there somewhere that I can email u?

AA_Mom said...

Come see my blog for a surprise!

aargee said...

hey timepass!
where are you? long time no see :)
Hope all's well at your end

Sharmi said...

nice write up!

ddmom said...

Long time no new.. All ok?

Sahithi's Mom... said...

U have been quite for a long time..
Hope everything fine at your end..

Lavs said...

I feel the same way when I see people breaking road rules...What if some one dies because of driver coming in the opposite direction????Horrible..really horrible