Does anyone else have problems with people parking diagonally next to them?
I visited a friend in hospital yesterday and when I returned to my car I was completely blocked in by the idiot next to me who had chosen to park diagonally in the space. I am unable to climb over the central controls of my automatic car so had no choice but to wait for the driver to return.
When I confronted him, he offered no apology, just said that the parking space was too small for his car and that if he parked along the lines he could not get in or out. I politely pointed out that this meant that I couldnt even open my driver door. He suggested I could climb across the seat.
Being young onset and showing few outward signs of PD, I can understand that he did not realise my difficulty, but surely some form of common sense should prevail.
Meanwhile, his wife stood by his side, clearly most embarrassed by his bullish attitude. He then proceeded to tell me that the car park 200m along had spaces and perhaps I should have parked there - despite the fact that I had arrived first.
I then told him about my disability and he couldnt get in the car and away quickly enough.
Regardless of whether someone is disabled or not, what gives someone the right to knowingly block another driver in without any thought or consideration for their right to be able to enter their vehicle without twisting their body into positions that would earn a gold medal in gymnastics.
By the time I reached the exit barrier, my ticket had expired and I was told by the voice in the box that I had to pay more. My retort could probably be heard several miles away, but suffice to say in this case, common sense was exercised and I was allowed to exit with my purse intact. I think the car park attendant may have considered that the repairs to the box and the barrier would outweigh any additional charge he may levy on me