Town Makes Larger, Easier To Park In Spots For Women
The town of Triberg, Germany, has created "female-only" parking spots in one of the city-owned parking lots that are wider and better-lit than other spots. Why? Because all Germans are sexist. See what I did there? That was me doing my own stereotyping. *runs over curb pulling into driveway*
As Triberg's mayor, Gallus Strobel, likes to explain, the whole thing is a bit of a joke and so far no one has complained.
"I have much pleasure with this idea," Strobel told ABC News. "I decided last month to do this as a question of humor for our society, and as a question of justice."
Strobel also had another reason to introduce the scheme--Triberg is a tourist town located in Germany's Black Forest region. The mayor hopes the controversial parking spots will help bring more attention to his town and hopefully plenty of visitors too.
Ah yes, the old "advertise yourself using sexist stereotypes" ploy. That's classic advertising right there. Hey ladies -- how about you get in the kitchen and make me a sandwich WITH DELICIOUS WONDERBREAD: chock full of important vitamins and minerals.
Thanks to Silver Dingo, who once parked in a Handicapped Dingo parking space and a real injured dingo had to limp all the way from the back of the lot. That's terrible!