Why would anyone ignore three signs to leave 8ft for wheelchair access?
What kind of thoughtless person would you need to be?
Yet today you thought your need to park was more important than a wheelchair user’s need to get back in his vehicle.
We rarely park on the street because of people like you, but today we were in a hurry to reach an appointment on time. I had to trust that people would be kind and thoughtful.
Adam had his chiropractor appointment first, the waiting room was busy and he wanted to get back to the security of his car, so headed back to the car with his personal assistant whilst I had my appointment.
Only he couldn’t get back in the car.
And my son cried.
My 10 year old son cried because of your thoughtless action.
Over twenty minutes later, when you returned, you looked more annoyed that I was cross with you, than sad that you had caused inconvenience.
You are a Blue Badge holder – you should know better!
You couldn’t fit your car in the space and you were parked partly on the pavement behind aswell. You knew you shouldn’t park there at all but you still did.
Your blasé comment of “I know a bit about this because I am disabled” did not help. YOU could walk up the hill, get in your car and drive off. My son can’t walk at all and couldn’t even get in his car till you moved. You have NO IDEA!
Your irritated “I’m moving now” comment didn’t help and you didn’t seem to care that my son had wanted to get in his car 20 minutes earlier.
A terse “sorry” and a brief “I’ll be more considerate in future”, said in a tone of irritation, not sadness, and you were off.
But my son is still hurting, still worrying that he won’t be able to get back in the car later and still confused as to why someone would treat him so badly.
Because that is the reality.
You treated a child badly today.
The tears filled his eyes and they are still stinging in my heart.