Of course, a 4x4 is essential for taking the kids to school - if the school is on top of a mountain!
How deliciously ironic to see a sodding great, brand-spanking new, more-brass-than-class 4x4, with bull-bars on the front, containing the grand total of one yummy-mummy and one small child - with 'Child on board' sticker AND a sticker supporting The Woodland Trust! How many acres of forest do you reckon it would take to carbon neutralise that hunk of metal?
Of course, it would have been much more amusing if the YM in question hadn't parked at a jaunty angle on the double yellows, then performed a speedy 11-point turn, scattering buggies, toddlers and their grown-ups as she went.
And did I say anything? Did I call her on it? Nah - course not. Just went on my way, silently gnashing my teeth.