Finding Your 'p - Spot' Is Like Hitting A Jackpot!
RITZ|June 2018

 Finding Your 'p - Spot' Is Like Hitting A Jackpot!

Sanjay Pinto

Finding a spot to park, usually at school zones or residential areas or hospitals and offices, can be quite a task, that the joy on your face on finding your P-Spot, is almost always irrepressible. Our Parking Nightmare has been slowly unfolding before our eyes. Independent bungalows that have given rise to multi storeyed apartments, have led to a strain not just on the water table but even on parking space. Where there were five or six members of a family in a single house, there are now at least twelve or more apartments with about fifty inhabitants. That's just the genesis. Vehicle loans have made cars so affordable, that families that used to own a bike, today have a four wheeler, those who had a car, now have two. Imagine the pressure it puts on parking space. The symptoms of this acute scarcity are there for all to see and a mere description makes for an interesting read.

LARGER THAN LIFE WATCHMEN The most crucial job description of the security guard at many residential and commercial complexes is to ensure exclusive use of the property's frontage. The slightest hint of a visitor eyeing a parking space outside the building is enough to galvanise these watchmen into frenzied action, sometimes, even giving them a delusionary feel of Police Commissioners or SPG commandos. To be fair, their anxiety is not wholly unjustified, as the rest of this piece will reveal.

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