Parking in front of the "NO PARKING" sign.

Philippines
October 13, 2008 10:21pm CST
If that sign have feelings, it would have been insulted to that irresponsible driver who leave his car in front of an uppercased message, "NO PARKING". It's no longer new to us Filipinos to see such situations as this. But on the other hand, I am sadden by the reality that we have learned to accept this as an ordinary part of our daily living. What a sign of dumbness. Others find it funny and i find it insulting on our part. We always ask, why our nation have never progress. We want to see ourselves to be there on the line of highly industrialized countries. We demand for bigger leap. It's never been wrong to dream for the future of our nation. But have we not look ourselves now? We always take for granted simple, obvious rules and that i guess would explain why we're still here, left behind. [i] ~it's funny how i was able to write the 2nd paragraph when in fact i only wanted to discuss those2x parking thing,, lol~[/i]
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4 responses
@oyenkai (4399)
• Philippines
25 May 09
On the other hand, it's a sad fact that we don't have enough space to actually park our cars in front of commercial establishments. There should be a law that either a car park is built within the vicinity or the commercial establishment itself provide enough car parks for the number of customers it wishes to entertain at any given time. If you were driving your own car and you have to pick up something for your mom, and the only option you have is that "no parking" sign for a few minutes - wouldn't you take it? Or would you go back and tell your mom - I can't find a parking slot so I didn't get you what you needed. Thanks for the response on my discussion!
@lkbooi (16102)
• Malaysia
4 May 09
Yeah lilyoungfella, it’s really insulting to park the car just in front of the signboard “No Parking”. I wonder whether the person is really illiterate or scornful! But exactly not, he is just for the sake of his own convenience. Yeah, it’s so bad that he even ignores that his vehicle may hinder other vehicles which are using the road. This situation does not happen only in your country, and it’s the same in my place. Sometimes the rude drive might be fined for parking in a prohibited place. Happy posting
@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
Well the security guards her in the Philippines aren't very strict when it comes to enforcing laws. So if the law enforcers themselves aren't disciplined then you can't expect citizens to be disciplined as well. of course, I don't completely blame the security guards. You are right- many Filipinos are ignorant as well.
@patzel88 (3311)
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
yes i am a filipino too that is the problem to our country why we never excel even we know that we have enough natural resources to support our own country but there are plenty of corrupt officials profitted and not to share to the whole filipino, thats why more on us work outside our country to sustain the needs of our family.