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Friday, 17 August 2012

Is this your car, sir?

As a parking attendant my duty is to look at car interiors (for tickets or permits not displayed correctly).
The appearance of a car's interior can give a lot away about their drivers. Baby seats and bibs, CDs, books, letters, bills, unfinished lunches, toddlers' outfits, coats, hats, baseball caps, gloves, work overalls, scarves, shawls, sports equipment, vests and shorts, tracksuits, shopping bags, hand-written notes, discarded parking fines, paper tissues, tools, pens, umbrellas, hanging car ornaments/beads/figurines/toys, window stickers promoting causes/passions/silliness/tastelessness, seat covers, blankets, flowers, sunglasses and so on.
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world. Such a rich diversity of human characteristics on display: each car interior is an open book waiting to be read.

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