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Women’s Parking Spaces

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WOMEN’S PARKING SPACES

An elderly woman stopped to pull her car into a parking space when a young man in his brand new Mercedes went around her and pulled into the spot.  This so upset the senior that she went up to the fella and said, “Hey, I was going to park there!”  The guy, who was a real jerk, replied, “Well lady, that’s what you can do when you’re young and bright.”  This angered the retiree even more, so she got back into her car, backed it up, stomped on the gas, and plowed  into the Mercedes. The young man ran to his auto and cried, “What did you do that for?” and the little old lady said, “Because, that’s what you can do when you’re old and rich!  Speaking of parking spaces, Germany is in the news because feminists are upset over what they consider a sexist parking policy.  In Deutschland, by-law officials are required by law not only to designate one-third of all parking spaces for “women drivers only”, but also to make sure that these spots are wider than the regular ones. And, if a parking spot is smaller than normal, it is to be for “male drivers only”.   The reason?  Insurance statistics show that men, for whatever reason, are better at  parking (parallel or straight) than are women; with the fairer sex causing twice as many fender benders, broken lights, and paint scratches.  And gender-specific parking is not just in Germany, but also in Austria, China, Switzerland, etc.

The bottom line?  I like the idea of wider, women-only parking spots – not because I think ladies are worse drivers than men, rather, the extra space helps when a woman is pregnant, handling shopping bags, getting children into their car seats, and so on.  (I Tim. 5:14a)