The selfish, venal people who drive around London in hulking great planet-raping, pedestrian-crushing behemoths are always contemptible. But their absurd choices can sometimes be amusing, too. Today, outside the supermarket, I watched as an elderly woman placed a collapsible footstool on the ground and used it to step up into the passenger side of a particularly outsized SUV.

At what point do you decide that your urban transport is inappropriately large? Not even when it’s so enormous that your septuagenarian mother can’t get in without additional equipment, apparently.