Seems Ze Germans are also no strangers to the “Parking Prick” phenomenon. This guy was spotted this Sunday, and clearly believes that his BMW 1-Series is SOOOOO big that it needs two parking spaces just to fit into the car park.
What’s even more annoying about this idiot, is the fact that the car park he was using is already quite small in a very popular area near the lake. So taking up more space than necessary means that other visitors can’t park their cars. And given that there’s literally no other public car park, it means that they cannot visit the lake, or risk getting a ticket from the “parking offences” obsessed Dutch police.
My eagled-eyed roving reporter, Andrew, sent this in to PPHQ this morning. Seems like someone had a bit of a problem with their parallel parking. Shame really, given all that space they had to try and nail it. Maybe the lamppost was putting them off.
But the licence place is pretty apt. I wonder if it’s shorthand for something 🙂
Behold the spectacle of another Parking Prick, only this time he’s someone quite well known on the world’s political stage. He is non-other than George Osborne, the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Pictured here standing next to his “Chelsea Tractor”, a £50,000 Land Rover, which is parked in the disabled parking spot at an M4 service station in South Wales, Mr. Osborne claims that he had “no idea” his car had inadvertently taken up a disabled parking space. One wonders if he even considered throwing his chauffeur under a bus and putting all the blame squarely on his shoulders instead!
A witness told the UK’s Mirror newspaper, who published the pictures: “I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw his driver pull into the disabled parking bay. It’s not as if they were in a rush to move. The car park wasn’t exactly full and there were plenty of other, ordinary spaces.”
Richard Hawkes, chief executive of the disability charity Scope claimed that the incident showed how “wildly out of touch the Chancellor is with disabled people in the UK”.
In light of the benefits cuts for disabled people they will feel that his use of the bay was “rubbing salt in the wounds”, Mr Hawkes added.
It’s no wonder he was booed at last year’s Paralympics.
So this Mini Driver clearly thought they were driving a Range Rover and thus needed extra parking space. Photographed by my friend Andrew, they decided to take up two parking spaces in an already “packed full” car park.
Thanks for sending this in Andrew, and keep them coming in.