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To want to clout the woman who shouted at me in the airport carpark today

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Kladdkaka Wed 20-Jul-11 22:30:16

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

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.grin

The world has gone mad.

2shoes Wed 20-Jul-11 22:31:39

she was a twat

Kladdkaka Wed 20-Jul-11 22:32:07


Thistledew Wed 20-Jul-11 22:34:37

Hehe! I hope you didn't move grin

Kladdkaka Wed 20-Jul-11 22:34:45

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.

elphabadefiesgravity Wed 20-Jul-11 22:35:08

Idiot. You should have offered her your disability along with your blue badge see how she would like it then.

CMOTdibbler Wed 20-Jul-11 22:35:28

People get weird around airports im(v extensive)e. But to have a go at you over a parking space for those with a blue badge when she didn'y have one - twattish

Kladdkaka Wed 20-Jul-11 22:35:34

Did I eckers like. I wanted her to call the police like she was threatening so I could see her get carted away in padded van.

2shoes Wed 20-Jul-11 22:36:08

maybe the thread title should have said should you I have broken her legs

Kladdkaka Wed 20-Jul-11 22:36:38

In the end I just walked away and left her ranting and practically jumping up and down on the spot like a complete loon.

elphabadefiesgravity Wed 20-Jul-11 22:36:49

That would have been funny

2shoes Wed 20-Jul-11 22:37:26

you should have video'd it, then shared with us

Kladdkaka Wed 20-Jul-11 22:40:28

The weirdest bit, where you hear the twilight zone music in your head, was that she seemed to genuinely think she had been wronged. That's why I didn't get angry, I was more

alowVera Wed 20-Jul-11 22:42:07

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.

Kladdkaka Wed 20-Jul-11 22:50:39

I think that's because old people are incapable of processing that a young person needs one. (Sweeping generalisation I know)

Maat Wed 20-Jul-11 22:51:59

Unless you were painted yellow and sat in a wheelchair - how was she supposed to know you were disabled? - you looked nothing like the picture on the ground grin

madhousewife Wed 20-Jul-11 22:52:22

smile and nod, smile and nod.
then go about your business.

2shoes Wed 20-Jul-11 22:54:00

Maat grin

Kladdkaka Wed 20-Jul-11 23:21:43

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.)

EdFlooStudent Wed 20-Jul-11 23:52:18

My Nan's the worst for this, and she's got a badge herself. Gives us a running commentary on the people parking in the disabled bays before passing judgement on their right to park there.

DogsBestFriend Wed 20-Jul-11 23:54:35

Clout away. I won't tell. grin

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