Friday, 11 January 2019
Yes Donald and I are still with you and you can read all about us in our trilogy. I've posted the covers of them for you because I like looking at them. We know that many of you find January a depressing month after all the hype of Christmas and it is our intention to try and cheer you up but before we do we want to draw your attention to something which happened to Lady M last month. She encountered an objectionable person near her mansion and the message which comes through is one we wish to share with you.... ALWAYS BE SENSIBLE!
We have taken this from her FB page and Nextdoor.co.uk.
Outrage on Cooper Street
On Saturday, 8th December, I attempted to get my car from Treddles Lane onto the main road. I am driving along Cooper Street as a car is coming up Park Street and wanting to turn left so I continue along Cooper Street and turn right into the final small section of that road. There is a parked vehicle at the top on the right, one half way down on the left facing me with the engine running ready to move. Another car is parked at the bottom end on the right. So, I proceed, overtake the middle car, move back to the left and try to pass the parked car at the bottom of the road. By now, there is another car behind me and the one I’d overtaken has been able to leave the street. Unfortunately, the bottom car was too near the middle of the road for me to pass. I gesticulated expecting person to move over so that we could both move and the one behind me as well. Person sat in car like a statue. I try again. Person still like a statue. Weird!
Then, person gets out of car comes over to me and shouts, “You just had to push through, didn’t you.” WHAT! How was the car in the middle going to get out if I didn’t move down? Fly over me and the other parked vehicle? Was person serious? I am a little stunned. Next, person locks car and says, “I’m going home. I only live there.” I’m thinking, shall I do the same? I could walk round the corner and leave my car. Now. I watch Judge Rinder and that word he uses frequently comes to mind… STUPID! Anyway, why would I want to be as childish as person?
I get out and talk with lady in the car behind me. She asked why person didn’t just move over; she wanted to call the police. Then person would probably have got either a caution or £60 ticket for blocking the road. I explained that I lived round the corner and this type of situation was a regular occurrence. It would take time for them to arrive and by then our roads would probably be at gridlock. I suggested it would be easier if she reversed and went down Park Street. She was silent, probably thinking why should she. I pointed out that I was totally blocked in and couldn’t go anywhere. She, being sensible, took the reversing option and I followed her. When person saw me moving person came out of house, probably thinking how clever they had been. But has a person who cannot see the whole road situation even got a driving licence? There’s a thought!
The law in the UK states that we wear seatbelts while driving and I am law abiding citizen. So, after reversing I stop conveniently by person’s off-road parking area. Now, I’m a senior citizen and can be a little slow. Seatbelts have to be fitted correctly. Person has now pulled up behind me so I look in mirror, wave and smile. I don’t think person was very pleased because person got out of car and proceeded toward mine presumably thinking of giving me another bol….ing! Oh dear, I drove off before person got opportunity, waving and smiling. How to deal with stupidity!
Btw, I’m the one who has emailed the council requesting yellow lines in our streets before a child is injured or killed when leaving the local school.
To all our regular uninvited parking guests, be warned…lunacy prevails in the small area of Cooper Street which runs parallel with Park Street. We all know in these streets that there is a parking problem and we work with each other but there is always the exception.
Why am I posting this? Our local streets and the UK streets in general have become car parks in recent years. The situation I encountered is not unique. Why didn’t I point out the road situation to person? You can’t reason with idiots. Confrontation leads to road rage, violence, racism and even death. Always be sensible.
Okay folks. After our message wishing you happiness last week we now hope you will always be sensible. For the rest of this month we will be sharing some of Lady M's thoughts posted on FB in the hope of bringing smiles to your faces through the drab, dreary month. In February and March she will be back and sharing her writing posts with you.
Be happy and sensible.
All our love Sofia and Donald 😊😊