You will all know what a babe magnet is- right? But I wonder if any of you know the term car-magnet? No? Then read on and I’ll tell you all about it.
Apparently, a car-magnet is an invisible magnetic field which appears in a section of road outside my house. It attracts untold numbers of cars daily and they remain there for hours on end.
Who do these cars belong too you may wonder but the answer is; nobody knows. It is difficult to ascertain who the culprits are because the owners of these said cars craftily park them outside my house and are never seen leaving them behind or collecting them later on to drive them away.
These cars, whilst they loiter and disrupt the flow in and out of my front garden, are of different makes, colours and size. The car-magnet section is non-discriminatory; it pulls in any car it wants, leaving it unattended with no care or thought whatsoever of the occupants, namely me, of the house it fronts.
It is not interested in whether the house owners may have mobility problems or has small children with car seats, prams and all the baby paraphernalia that has to be carted, nay hauled a distance down the road.
It does not think about how the said occupant of the house, in the car magnet zone, struggles to carry heavy shopping bags along the street in order to deposit said shopping to their homes.
It is not concerned at all that the kerb litter of leaves, mud and rubbish, which is accumulated over time, cannot be cleaned by the local council services let alone allows the drains to be washed clear because the car magnet obviously draws cars in and dumps them over the said drain.
It does not bother to think about the deliveries of post, parcels and the difficulty workmen men have trying to gain access to the house as the car parking space is already taken up.
The owners of these cars who allow the magnet to anchor their cars in this fixed space simply vanish into thin air. Are they working in the area? Are they trying to avoid paying for parking? Whatever the reasons, they show a distinct lack of thought and disrespect for the people who live on the said road.
I am sure that there are lots of these zones scattered over the city and there maybe one near you.
So although the name car-magnet may sound like a cute terminology it isn’t. It isn’t a cute description like the babe magnet moniker; no it is an annoying and frustrating device which seems to settle constantly around the vicinity of my home and I wish dearly that it would demagnetise itself effective immediately!
Thought for the day; Relationships, like cars, should undergo regular services to make sure they are still roadworthy.