It boggles my mind how some people like to do whatever they like. While maddening, it's also downright disrespectful to others.
Okay, I know it is only a parking spot, but this parking lot is small and serves two busy healthcare businesses. When someone decides to take up two parking spaces, it inconveniences others who may struggle just to enter the building.
Think about how our society depends on courteous behavior: parking, four-way stop signs, pedestrian crossings, changing lanes, turning, signaling, etc, and that's just on the topic of handling a motor vehicle.
Yes, we have laws, but drivers still speed, park erratically, don't yield to pedestrians and other drivers, etc. Take away the laws, and it comes down to the character of the individuals behind the wheel. I am not suggesting that this is a generational issue, but rather a societal one.
In recent years, I have noticed this disregard of others more and more frequently in my community. Earlier
posts rants on this topic can be seen here:
• deja vu
In the end, it all comes back to common courtesy or rather the lack of it, which makes me ponder how much our society depends on the concept of courtesy and what the future will hold if it deteriorates even more.
What are your thoughts?