We live about 1/2 a mile away from a popular primary school, with all the usual associated problems of school run traffic and pressure on parking space in local streets. In order to beat the rush, parents are turning up earlier and earlier. The other day at 2 p.m. I walked up the road on the way to the allotments, and passed a parked car with its engine running. A woman was seated behind the wheel, reading a book. When I returned an hour later she was still there, engine still running. As it was a very hot day, I can only assume she was doing this to use the air conditioning.
How crap is that?