I stole her space apparantly. She had been waiting nearly 15 minutes apparantly. And I'm blind and need to learn some bloody manners apparantly.
There's a row of parking spaces outside the airport doors where you can park for half an hour for free to drop off/collect. About 30 spaces plus 2 disabled spaces. They are all full up and there are several cars lurking in a row at one end waiting for a space to come free before the parking attendant spots them.
As I drive past the other end, one of the disabled bays becomes free so I pull in and park up. I have a disabled permit.
Up strops nutter woman giving me hell. Now I confess, it never occured to me that the lurkers were waiting for a disabled bay, they were lurking in a manner that suggested they were waiting for a normal bay. So I was really embarassed and apologised profusely and said I didn't realise she was a disabled driver. Then it's goes something like this:
Her: I'm not a disabled driver Me: But this is a disabled bay Her: I was here first Me: But this is a disbled bay Her: Move your bloody car Me: But this is a disabled bay (indicating disabled signpost) Her: I don't care what it says up there I was here first. You have no right to park here Me: But I have a blue badge and this is a disabled bay Her: MOVE YOUR EFFING CAR!
Meanwhile all the cars lurking behind hers have found spaces as other cars have pulled out and she's missed them as she's too busy having a go at me.
People do seem to go a bit funny around parking spaces. Especially disabled ones. Maybe the paint gives off some weird fumes. I once had an old lady who just happened to be walking past start beating my car bonnet with her brolly because I parked in a disabled bay and didn't get my badge on the dashboard fast enough for her liking.
I find old people are the worst at having a go for parking in a disabled space (DH) has a blue badge. I also find that Morrisons is the place to Argue about disabled spaces with idiots who don't even have blue badges.
I blame it on Sainsburys. It's all their fault. They made parking spaces which could be used by either disabled drivers or parents with kids. (Never quite got the point myself, it seemed like the spaces were specially allocated for disabled driver or anyone who uses the shop really) But they put us at the top of that slippery slope of confusion about parking rules and look where we ended up. Boarding passes at dawn and I'm taking my walking frame to toddler group on Friday so it can have a run around with the others.
(I have no idea whether she's a mother and patron of Sainsburys but what does that matter when you're on a roll.)