Howdy, Instapundit Readers! I apologize for being slow to clear comments – Typing and driving is a bad idea.
So, the van pulled into an Autohof in Germany and we parked a little distance from the cafe/coffee shop/restaurant/news-stand/playground. We needed to stretch our legs, since we’d been on the road for several hours and would be driving for a few more. As we strolled to the Hof, the driver pointed to the parking slots right in front of the doors and shook his head. There were the usual handicapped places, and then two, pink, “Women Only” slots.
Not pregnant women, not elderly women, not women with small children, just women.
Oh come on! You have to be kidding me. What became of Grrrrrrrrl Power!? What became of “I am woman, hear me roar”? Women are so delicate that we need parking slots even closer than the designated handicapped places?
Ye gads and little fishes. That’s the kind of thing that makes me want to turn in my second X chromosome.
And no, the slots were not wider than the others, so no jokes about women drivers and inabilities to park.