Schadenfreude: Harrods New Owners Get Supercars Booted

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Schadenfreude, a German loan word, is defined as “pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others.” While most times schadenfreude is a private thing, but under certain circumstances it makes worldwide news. This instance is the later.

Harrods, the world-famous London department store, was recently purchased for £1.5 billion ($2.34 billion) by the Qatari royal family, according to the Daily Mail. Not surprisingly they also own several supercars like a matching Al-Thani royal family baby blue Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce and Koenigsegg CCXR, worth over $2.2 million when combined.

Two of the family members brought the two cars from Qatar to London, visited Harrods and decided not to pay for the available valet parking service. Instead, they parked their cars right on the street right in front of the department store.

Somebody must have forgotten to tell the two drivers that while their family might own the store, they don’t own the street. Traffic enforcers quickly swooped down on the two supercars and put boots on the front tires of the cars.

The fines would cost the two somewhere between $65 and $190 to get the boots removed from the two cars. To those who visited the store, the sight of the two cars being punished must be priceless.

[Source: Daily Mail, Youtube]

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