A woman named Diana Davenport ignited the fury of backlash when her letter under ‘Reward the wealthy’ in Melbourne’s Herald Sun reached the eyes of the readers. In her letter, she put forward her demand to reserve the ‘parent and child parking’ near the supermarket for wealthy shoppers. Her letter raged widespread criticism and response from its readers across the globe.
The debate concerning the distribution of resources has always rocked our world. It has ended up dividing the world into two zealous flocks of haves and have-nots. The debate has gripped the economies across the globe. Adding fuel to that fire, a woman named Diana Devonport wrote a letter to a daily. The letter threw the light on evergreen tradeoffs of an economy.
It looks like Diana has got no dose of patience in her. That’s why she often ends up writing some contentious letters to Melbourne’s dailies. But her recent letter just broke the limits of the readers. Diana was not satisfied with the allocation of parking spaces to different groups of shoppers in a supermarket. The ‘parent and child parking’ that generally finds its place near the store simmered her blood.
According to her, the rich shoppers deserved the gems of conveniences that that group enjoyed. She felt that the rich class shopped more. So it was not a cakewalk for them to carry the stuff and heavy shopping bags to their cars parked in another comer of the parking space.
Shedding light on her ‘parking’ resentment, she wrote in the letter, “While visiting my local supermarket I was disgusted to find the best parking spaces nearest the door are now reserved for so-called ‘parent and child parking’”. Confronting the parents for their ‘laziness’, she wrote, “If you are fit enough to produce offspring, you should jolly well be able to walk across a car park into the supermarket”.
Not just that but she went ahead to pour out hubris by writing, “The best spaces should be reserved for people with the most expensive cars. It is us who are likely to spend the most money in the supermarket, and to have the most shopping to carry back to our cars”.
Thus, the woman spared no bit of her chance to reflect on her affluent class. But to her dismay, her letter did not garner much sympathy for her. In turn, the reader went ahead to lace their replies with wrath and even humor. One of the readers expressed her disgust by writing, “I think it’s more about protecting kids than an entitlement, it’s common sense. I would hate to walk three young kids through a huge car park unnecessarily”. Many souls also went ahead to take a dig at her blind thinking.
But it did not seem to have an impact on Diana. Thanks to her previous letters, the woman has got in line with the wrath of the readers. She had once gone ahead to express her disgust with a charity motorbike ride. Taking on that part, she said, “I had the misfortune to be stuck in traffic gridlock caused by the motorcycle rider’s Christmas Toy Run. I have never seen so many middle-aged misfits with no teeth and tattoos”.
So there is no end for Diana’s moments of boil in the short run. Hopefully, the backlash that she faced with her parking letter would make the things turn and help the woman with her temperament.