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Selfish Idiots Drive Silver Cars | May 17, 2006

It was weird to see them drive up one after the other.

I live near a primary school, and as a result a lot of parents come to drop off their kids.

On the occasions I can get myself out of the house to get on the bus on a morning, I notice the habits of the parents. They’re a bunch of selfish idiots- at least the ones who park on the main road are. One car after the other drove up. One even came over from the opposite lane and parked in the designated bus area– parking the wrong way to drive off.

The weird thing was though, that all these people drove silver cars.

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4 Comments »

  1. I am told, perhaps reliably, that the proportion of silver-coloured cars on UK roads increased progressively towards the millennium. I imagine that the proportion has since declined. If this is accurate, then your observation suggests that the cars were approximately six years old, plus or minus x years. What does that suggest about the demographic of parents dropping their children off at your local school?

    Comment by Peter Hughes — May 24, 2006 @ 4:30 pm

  2. I would say the cars were bought as family vehicles around about the turn of the millennium, since nobody in their right mind would buy a new car.

    The demographic of “sheep” comes to mind.

    Please note that one of the silver cars containing kids + parent was a taxi.

    Comment by SignpostMarv — May 24, 2006 @ 5:21 pm

  3. There must be something to that… yup, perhaps the sheep thing. Here it’s all this sorta mini-van things that’s the craze. Everything that has offspring owns one!

    So glad I drive a gold car! :)

    Comment by emergingwoman — June 26, 2006 @ 8:49 pm

  4. I know what you mean, I lived on a street just off a main street with a highschool and elementary school. The people passing through from the main road hand no concern for people in residence, lucky I didnt get hit half the time going to my car or trying to drive to work. Didnt help that it was a narrow street.
    -just surfing through.

    Comment by photog74 — July 16, 2006 @ 2:13 am


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