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  • Oops – I did a very bad thing…
  • Premier Icon hels
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    Accidently parked in a disabled space overnight last night. I swear I didn’t see the sign, there were branches hanging over it and no lines painted on the ground to demark the space, a van parked behind, I was in a hurry etc etc. The user of the space parked on the double yellows behind and left me a rude note, so he wasn’t too inconvenienced, if one is looking for mitigation.

    What should my penance be ? I don’t know where the person lives, but will leave an apology note on their car tonight, and perhaps trim the branches around the sign.

    (not the disabled space right outside my house, for the record, the one around the corner)

    Feeling very bad this morning.

    Premier Icon Bedds
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    No pudding

    Premier Icon jambalaya
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    Cut the branches and leave a note apologising. I would probably avoid saying in the note you have cut the branches as officially you shouldn’t do that. You could write to the council and ask them to do it but that’s a bit pedantic. The apology is the main thing you should do.

    Premier Icon Rob Hilton
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    3 hail marys and a couple of how’s your fathers should do the trick

    Premier Icon kcal
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    If it was a proper rude (rather than sniffy) note then trim your apology suitably (as it was a genuine mistake, not taking the pi$$). That or go completely overboard.

    I guess they get it happening all the time, hence the rude-ness, but straying into rudeness not good..

    Premier Icon binners
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    I’m afraid we’re going to have to remove your legs

    Premier Icon cynic-al
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    Rude note?

    Premier Icon jambalaya
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    I’m afraid we’re going to have to remove your legs

    Any excuse to watch this again 🙂

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axAA2egWeaY[/video]

    Premier Icon boriselbrus
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    First offence?

    Probably get away with crucifixion.

    🙂

    Premier Icon hels
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    I have tried that before boris but never quite manage it on my own. It’s impossible to get that last nail in.

    Premier Icon wallop
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    Was it a white space or a yellow space?

    Premier Icon hels
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    No painted lines at all, just a very (your honor) discrete sign on the wall at the start of the double yellows. All the other disabled spaces have painted lines so I am wondering how official it is, which is not really the point I suppose. I reversed in, jumped out the drivers side, am short and have a (sorry) 4WD so can’t see that well out the back. That and the van parked right up against me conspired.

    Premier Icon steve-g
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    Leave a note, sorry for parking in your space but I too am disabled, I have tourettes, now F*ck Off

    Premier Icon kcal
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    They may need to have an ID as well these days – like E342 – so it may just be someone that feels they ‘need’ a space (maybe justified) but haven’t actually got the council to put up the proper signage. Sometimes if I’m taking daughter to the orthodontist (in Inverness) park near the building, and there’s a guy who’s very protective of his space outside, but it’s a shop-bought disabled sign, do try and stay clear of it but once was in process of parking there (as you say small sign on wall) and he came out all ablaze that this was ‘his’ space..

    Premier Icon andy4d
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    Cut the branches then use them to flog your car in true Basil Faulty style

    Premier Icon redted
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    I really wouldn’t worry about it:

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    No carriageway marking? What did the sign look like? Doesn’t sound like a legit bay at all. Even disabled people can get petty and territorial about parking.

    Premier Icon taxi25
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    Without markings on the road it sounds like someone has made their own sign to try and blag a parking spot. Disabled or not you can’t do this. I definitely wouldn’t be apologising.

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