called lazy by nurse

(53 Posts)
flowershow09 Wed 17-Aug-16 14:28:16

I came in this morning about 11 o clock and a car was parked on the pavement blocking my drive, so I parked my car next to it. Then I saw a nurse come out of another house so I said excuse me don't park there, I can't get in. The nurse laughed. She then drove off and had her windows down and I heard her say on the phone 'some lazy cow had to walk a whole 100 yards.'

balls2DWall Wed 17-Aug-16 14:29:33

not sure what you are asking ....

ABloodyDifficultWoman Wed 17-Aug-16 14:31:10

Call 101 and log it. And report her to Ofsted. And the NMC. And the Police. And I'd probably call 101 again just to be sure.

grin

Birdsgottafly Wed 17-Aug-16 14:32:24

How was she on her phone, was it hands free? She shouldn't be driving away (from a stop), speaking on the phone.

Normally visiting HCPs are careful about parking, you seemed to have been unlucky.

You could complain.

PaperdollCartoon Wed 17-Aug-16 14:33:55

I also don't really understand what happened. Came in where? Was the nurse blocking your drive?

calamityjam Wed 17-Aug-16 14:34:49

She didn't block you in your drive. Unless you have a disability which would make it very difficult to walk the short distance, it wasn't an inconvenience to you. She would have been a half hour at the most. Sometimes community nurses find it a nightmare to find somewhere to park and are on unfeasibly tight schedules. She was rude to have said that in earshot of you though.

boxfreshbox Wed 17-Aug-16 14:36:02

I bet she wasn't a nurse.

More like a support worker/hca

ChatterNatterer Wed 17-Aug-16 14:36:11

What a nasty cow!

It's courtesy not to park over someone's drive if their car isn't there!

JohnnyMcGrathSaysFuckOff Wed 17-Aug-16 14:37:15

If she could easily have parked elsewhere, YANBU.

If parking was tight, YABU a bit as she was presumably delivering vital healthcare to your neighbour.

Either way she shouldn't have been stupid enough to let you hear spoken about you that way.

I'd let it go.

AbyssinianBanana Wed 17-Aug-16 14:37:22

So the entitled nurse couldn't walk the same 100 yards or more to park legally, instead chose to block your private drive and then called you lazy?

She's a twat who wouldn't understand logic if it hit her on her arse grin

calamityjam Wed 17-Aug-16 14:37:45

What does it matter if she was a registered nurse or a hca/sw?

MoonfaceAndSilky Wed 17-Aug-16 14:38:42

She shouldn't have parked across your drive and she shouldn't have been rude.

hobnobsaremyfave Wed 17-Aug-16 14:39:20

Bollocks

TallulahTheTiger Wed 17-Aug-16 14:44:14

ooo does is this still relevant or am I de passe? #firstworldproblems.. Did you get parked?

MindSweeper Wed 17-Aug-16 14:44:55

I bet she wasn't a nurse.
I was thinking that myself. There needs to be some uniform clarification because people see tunic and think nurse.

Anyway, it's not illegal to park over someones drive if you're not in it. Yes it's bloody annoying but she was making a visit to someone who needed her help so she parked there. No need for her rudeness, possibly report her to the company if you got a chance to see the name on her uniform.

bikerlou Wed 17-Aug-16 14:50:17

Not very professional really, I'm a nurse and a podiatrist and I'd never talk to anyone like that with my uniform on.

midsomermurderess Wed 17-Aug-16 14:52:44

Go to the local paper with a sad face. You never know , you might end up in the Daily Mail.

Thattimeofyearagain Wed 17-Aug-16 14:54:55

Why point our the fact that she was a nurse?

calamityjam Wed 17-Aug-16 14:55:28

The thing is why does it matter if she was a nurse or a support worker? Most people don't realise that a lot of community nurses are actually support workers, you wouldn't know unless you ask them. They do the same job, with a small number of exceptions depending upon training.

MindSweeper Wed 17-Aug-16 14:59:05

I don't think they do the same job at all.

And it's important because a nurse would be risking her PIN and thus career for talking to someone like this in public, whereas a support worker wouldn't.

It's important to establish the facts before using a job title to call someone out like OP has done.

cherryplumbanana Wed 17-Aug-16 14:59:33

She was rude, but what can you do. Whatever her job is (nurse or support worker) I feel really sorry for the patients who have to deal with someone with such a bad attitude. I am not sure why people think it's acceptable to be a nuisance towards others?
"sorry, I only parked quickly to visit one of your neighbours" would have been fine.

MerchantofVenice Wed 17-Aug-16 15:01:42

it wasn't an inconvenience to you

Of course it's an inconvenience if someone parks across your drive?! Honestly, apparently you're not allowed to be put out about anything in the MN world, even people blocking access to your own property.

BumWad Wed 17-Aug-16 15:05:31

Our neighbour died of leaukemia a few weeks ago.

She had nurses visiting regularly who parked over our shared drive, blocking it. All I did was park behind their car and waited for them to go.

Can you have a little perspective please?

hmm

Just5minswithDacre Wed 17-Aug-16 15:06:35

She didn't block you in your drive. Unless you have a disability which would make it very difficult to walk the short distance, it wasn't an inconvenience to you. She would have been a half hour at the most. Sometimes community nurses find it a nightmare to find somewhere to park and are on unfeasibly tight schedules. She was rude to have said that in earshot of you though

What!!??

So blocking people's drives is okay now?

Of course it isn't.

I too doubt she was a nurse OP. Sounds more like an underpaid HCA 'kicking the cat' to me.

Just5minswithDacre Wed 17-Aug-16 15:06:40

She didn't block you in your drive. Unless you have a disability which would make it very difficult to walk the short distance, it wasn't an inconvenience to you. She would have been a half hour at the most. Sometimes community nurses find it a nightmare to find somewhere to park and are on unfeasibly tight schedules. She was rude to have said that in earshot of you though

What!!??

So blocking people's drives is okay now?

Of course it isn't.

I too doubt she was a nurse OP. Sounds more like an underpaid HCA 'kicking the cat' to me.

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