This seems to be a new trend, at least in my town, especially at new public facilities like schools and libraries. Up near the front, just past the reserved parking spaces for handicapped drivers, are spaces with signs declaring they are for fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles ONLY. Yes, I understand the premise, they're trying to encourage the public to drive these types of cars and reward those who already have them. But this still bothers me. Because it's also a form of conceit, a way to entitle the already-entitled. The only reason I don't have a hybrid car to drive is because I cannot afford to buy one and so far no one has given one to me. It's not that I'm so ignorant that I think my 9-year-old minivan is the best choice of vehicle to drive. I imagine that most of us, if given the choice, would prefer to drive something new and efficient and more economical. What do you think?