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Today, I went to go and pick up my kids from school. To find my drive obstructed by a car...
My problem was I had to pick up my kids whose school is 6 miles away.
Called the police and was told, nought they could do - call council and they might be able to remove car. Didn't solve my problem though, Wrote a note and put it on the windscreen.
Blocked the car in with another.
Then a woman came along with a young japanese girl who looked drugged, and said it was her car. She was calm and collected. I tried to understand why she had parked across my drive. Was told 'nowhere else to park....'
I enabled her to go and asked her why young girl looked drugged as was suspicious? Was told she was collecting her 'from around the corner';.. and had Asburger's
Then it dawned on me that the girl was being collected from the MIND centre (in UK MIND is a charitable organisation for people regarded as having mental disability).
Mentally kicked myself in the nuts!
So what is the moral of this story:
Don't assume someone is parking in front of your drive to annoy you; their moral imperative and need was greater.
This reminded me of a time a couple of years ago when I had to go and visit someone in an emergency situation. I partly closed someones drive off and when I returned to pick up my car, I thought they were going to beat my head in with a baseball bat... After I explained I was a doctor and it was a real emergency, they were still angry but put the bat down....
Told everyone how badly they had reacted; now I'm the bad reactor!
Any similar experiences out there?