To think Radio 2 should know better

(38 Posts)
LayMizzRarb Tue 30-Apr-13 15:35:58

Than to continually have plugged this link here youtube video on air today? So what if someone took half an hour to park? It would have not have helped her that there were a bunch of students baying and jeering. It is quite obvious that they can be heard from the street. Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I don't find intimidating behaviour and taking the piss out of others very entertaining. Students will be students, but I think a National Radio station should know better...

ShatnersBassoon Tue 30-Apr-13 15:37:38

To be fair, the man filming did go out and offer to park for her.

SuffolkNWhat Tue 30-Apr-13 15:38:14

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Tee2072 Tue 30-Apr-13 15:40:05

Radio 2 just picked it up from the rest of the internet. It's gone viral.

ENSMUM Tue 30-Apr-13 15:40:40

If you don't think it is fair to encourage people to watch it, why link to it on here?

LineRunner Tue 30-Apr-13 15:41:34

What ENSMUM said ^^

Nehru Tue 30-Apr-13 15:44:20

Tbh she's so shit she shouldn't be driving

HDEE Tue 30-Apr-13 15:46:30

It was such a shocking display of driving, she shouldn't be behind the wheel.

It wasn't just a few manoeuvres to get into a spaces he had no concept of space, of how to get where she needed to be.

waikikamookau Tue 30-Apr-13 15:49:37

I think Jeremy vine was discussing it as well, I think I first heard aobut it this morning, on yahoo or something. it is funny. I hate parallel reverse parking, to the right side particularly, she was rubbish though.

LineRunner Tue 30-Apr-13 15:51:52

Please don't make me want to watch it. Then I won't be able to be all smug any more.

LayMizzRarb Tue 30-Apr-13 15:57:25

I deliberately didn't link to the video, but the radio 2 facebook page promoting the video.

ShatnersBassoon Tue 30-Apr-13 15:59:47

Watch it, LineRunner. It will make you feel better next time you have to park and don't nail it on your first attempt.

Nehru Tue 30-Apr-13 16:00:18

I laughed like a drain. The students were funny

LineRunner Tue 30-Apr-13 16:03:42

But I was all po-faced upthread. What will the nuns think? grin

ShatnersBassoon Tue 30-Apr-13 16:06:20

I sent Mother Superior the link earlier. She replied 'PMSL'.

ipswitch Tue 30-Apr-13 16:09:42

I heard about it from the phone in on J vine show too, had to look when I got in and was trying to be serious about the poor woman etc...but just PMSL at her attempts and the rowdy students banter. So funny.

So I think YABU.

MrsHoarder Tue 30-Apr-13 16:10:32

I agree op. I can parallel park, but the harassment from students and a strange young man trying to get me to getout and hand over my keys would almost certainly make me mess it up. I'm impressed she didn't decide to drive off.

Anyway, radio 2 shouldn't be encouraging this type of behaviour even if it is viral.

waikikamookau Tue 30-Apr-13 16:13:11

I think the northern Ireland commentators are a scream grin
oh go on

Shylepite Tue 30-Apr-13 16:25:36

I thought the people filming knew her? I found it hilarious but worrying that she is allowed out on the road! The space was huge and she just had no idea of which way to turn the steering wheel and a complete lack of spacial awareness. How on earth did she pass her test? confused

Steve wright is a twat. Anything he likes I dislike.

ChippyMinton Tue 30-Apr-13 16:39:29

YABU. You should know better than to have plugged the link here.

is it funny?

waikikamookau Tue 30-Apr-13 16:43:10

the actual you tube one is very very long I believe

NeedaWee Tue 30-Apr-13 16:44:33

Hilarious, especially the last couple of minutes when she is almost parked and still stuffing it up lol

cocolepew Tue 30-Apr-13 16:49:28

I'm just glad it wasn't me.
But really who spends half an hour trying to park? She could have drove into the space it was massive .

Nehru Tue 30-Apr-13 17:04:27

I love that you can hear the next door room cheering

MrsHoarder Tue 30-Apr-13 17:08:51

Did they ask her permission before filming her and putting it on the internet? I know you don't have to legally, but its rather sad that this woman is facing millions of people watching her and laughing. People who she has to deal with everyday will have seen this video.

poor woman. I can't parallel park to save my life and avoid it at all costs. My mate once parked my car for me blush

wigglesrock Tue 30-Apr-13 17:40:12

The students were in the house across the street, I doubt the driver could hear them or I think they have been in one of the University Buildings around there. The video has been floating about for about a week. Car owner is lucky she got a space there at all, they're like hens teeth smile

wigglesrock Tue 30-Apr-13 17:41:56

It wasn't set up at all oh no

MmeLindor Tue 30-Apr-13 18:02:00

Doubt she realised that they were filming or discussing her during her attempt to park, tbh.

And fgs, if she is that bad at driving then she should go and take more lessons. She has utterly no idea where her car ends, and how to turn the wheel to make it move in the direction she wants to go.

Tee2072 Tue 30-Apr-13 18:24:11

Nothing like parking in the Holy Lands, eh wiggles?


wigglesrock Tue 30-Apr-13 18:27:26

I still maintain she was a lucky cat to get the space in the first place wink I've been unable to get q space there at 11 o'clock on a Wednesday night smile

Nehru Tue 30-Apr-13 18:28:33

It was funny at the end when a HUge fuck off space appeared

I linked to this on a thread last night DS1 sent it to me because I am so crap at parallel parking

I think it's hilarious and to be fair they had been watching her for 15 mins before they started to film her AND one of them went down and offered to park the car and she refused.

Plus "get in ye girl ye" is just beyond funny.

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Tue 30-Apr-13 18:41:08

Well, that person is clearly totally shit at parking, which isn't good.

But I admire her sticking power! grin half a bloody hour?

Katnisscupcake Wed 01-May-13 09:04:46

Sorry but I did laugh. blush

But absolutely, top marks for commitment! And if those spaces are that difficult to get, then there was no way she was going to give it up! Good girl! smile

valiumredhead Wed 01-May-13 09:07:39

Chris Evans mentioned it yesterday.

I haven't seen the clip but good for her if she didn't knock another car or hold traffic up while she was doing it.

Don't get offended on her behalf OP!


CogitoErgoSometimes Wed 01-May-13 09:23:31

YABU... it was very funny, the 'commentary' made it even funnier, and the person who was trying to park the blessed thing really ought to go out and get a few lessons.

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