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A special kind of arsehole (it's a parking one)

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TheTravellingLemon Sat 15-Aug-15 16:05:45

To think it takes a special kind of arsehole to use up scarce hospital parking so you can go watch a football match?

Bold as brass in football shirts marching through the hospital carpark on their way to the ground while patients can't park angry

LarrytheCucumber Sat 15-Aug-15 16:11:22

Where is this? Most hospital car parks charge so wouldn't they look for alternative space first?

BrianButterfield Sat 15-Aug-15 16:12:31

If they're prepared to pay the extortionate charges I suppose it's ok...it helps fund the hospital after all! Most people are trying to avoid using hospital car parks as much as possible aren't they?

WorraLiberty Sat 15-Aug-15 16:13:38

Blimey, most people around here would rather park anywhere than the ridiculously expensive hospital car park.

Fluffyears Sat 15-Aug-15 16:14:48

A hospital near us has a similar issue. The local town has parking restrictions and is exeprnsive so people park at hospital and use the frequent bus into town centre.

Zeitgeistic Sat 15-Aug-15 16:19:33

Most hospital parking fees are extortionate. The parking isn't reserved for patients/visitors so I don't think they've done anything wrong really.

TheTravellingLemon Sat 15-Aug-15 16:19:56

It is really expensive, but match day parking is also a complete rip off. Hospital is a short walk to the ground.

It's not just about funding the hospital though is it? It's about the patients who can't park. We've just left and there was not a space to be had.

JennyOnTheBlocks Sat 15-Aug-15 16:20:54

where is this?

i would approach the club and see if they can't help

knackered69 Sat 15-Aug-15 16:21:28

Sounds like Watford...

redshoeblueshoe Sat 15-Aug-15 16:24:05

Round here they park at Tesco when they go to the match. Does the hospital know ?

GarminGirl Sat 15-Aug-15 16:26:41

It's more likely visitors not patients. Not on a weekend so much

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sat 15-Aug-15 16:32:37

Well if they park at our hospital the registration. gets photographed on the way in and if you haven't paid on the way out they hit you with a £60 fine later in the month with proof that you didn't pay..

NicoleWatterson Sat 15-Aug-15 16:38:43

Sounds like Watford to me too

NicoleWatterson Sat 15-Aug-15 16:42:20

If it is Watford yanbu at all, there's bugger all parking elsewhere near the hospital as all the streets are permits only.
You've visitors, patients, emergencies.
I imagine the hospital are used to it though.

PunkrockerGirl Sat 15-Aug-15 16:49:12

The car park money at our Trust doesn't go to the hospital though, it goes to the car park company. I wouldn't mind the exorbitant amount they charge to park quite so much if I thought at least part of it was going into patient care or hospital upkeep.
Sorry, OP I'm missing the point of the thread. YANBU.

LarrytheCucumber Sat 15-Aug-15 19:19:16

I wondered if it was Watford too. I don't know how far away you would have to go to find parking that isn't residents only, but quite a way I expect.

YeOldeTrout Sat 15-Aug-15 19:25:31

are hosp. carparks that crowded on a Saturday evening?
Did they pay same rate as everyone else?
(whispers) Did they use the disabled bays?

TheTravellingLemon Sat 15-Aug-15 20:03:33

It might be wink.

Feeling a bit more relaxed than I did when I posted as we are all home and well smile.

I can't help but think that the team in question might have got a better result were it not for all the bad karma from their fans parking in the hospital car park.

percythepenguin Sat 15-Aug-15 20:28:22

The hospital I used to work in had free parking until a couple of years ago, they started to charge when they realise that people were parking their cars there and getting taxis to the airport to save on airport parking!

Tiredmumno1 Sun 16-Aug-15 03:34:20

why they can't park in the town and walk is beyond me. It really is not that far, just pure laziness.

PtolemysNeedle Sun 16-Aug-15 04:42:22

I'd agree with you if it weren't for the extortionate parking charges that hospitals have, but if they themselves are going to be so unfair to patients and visitors, they become fair game.

Nanny0gg Sun 16-Aug-15 11:38:36

I'd agree with you if it weren't for the extortionate parking charges that hospitals have, but if they themselves are going to be so unfair to patients and visitors, they become fair game

But it's not the hospital that's inconvenienced. If they take any revenue from the car park then they're still benefitting. If they're not then they're not bothered.

It's the patients and visitors that will have the trouble. And you don't need the stress when you're ill or worried.

TheHormonalHooker Sun 16-Aug-15 11:43:30

How can anyone think this is ok, regardless of whether they've paid or how much the hospital charges?

People will be going to visit their relatives and won't be able to park. People will be taking their sick children, elderly relatives into A&E but won't be able to park.

My mind is boggling at some of the comments on this thread.

TheTravellingLemon Sun 16-Aug-15 14:09:55

It really isn't ok. When we left the match was in full swing and there was not a space left in the carpark. It's a horrible added stress when you're visiting a hospital and you can't park.

bringthenoise Sun 16-Aug-15 20:16:56

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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