You know who I mean.
Your the one tearing down the quiet road looking for a last minute parking space, getting frustrated as your late and beeping at us with the buggies who are being forced to walk our children and buggies in the road.
We are walking in the road as the other cars parked on this road are bumped up onto the pavement so far that there is no way to get the buggy through.
It’s not our choice and we definitely don’t want our children walking in the road but what choice do we have?
I know it’s frustrating for you from the warmth of you car to have to wait a few moments longer until we can move aside, it must be so difficult to sit and listen to the music in your nice comfy car while I walk my children in the rain, avoiding the puddles and the cars, playing slalom with the cars parked on the pavements.
Now don’t get me wrong I really don’t mind walking, I do so through choice as even when my husband doesn’t have our car I still choose to walk.
I know that many don’t have this choice, I know many live too far from the School to be able to do this so I know I am lucky but please don’t try to rush my children alone because you are a few minutes late. There is not nothing I can do, there is nowhere else for me to go. We are on foot and our paths have been taken away from us by cars.
So next time you are feeling impatient because someone with a buggy is walking down that quiet dead end off street, please do look around and see why they are having to walk in the road, give them some space, do not try to rush them and DO NOT beep you bloody horn and wake my child again – it’s just taken me 30 minutes of walking to get him to sleep, I have not slept and there is not enough caffeine in the world which will make me not want to punch you!
Did you get to school any faster? No! Could you park? No!
What did you do then?
I saw you, I had no choice as your car was still there when I came back again – you blocked the path with your car. Parking in the middle of the road by the bollards. There were already cars on the path to your left and your right so you parked in the middle – but PLEASE next time think about what you are doing. This then blocked the path leading to the school – those buggies and Mums you beeped at on your way in were then blocked on their way our. With 3 cars abreast it is IMPOSSIBLE to get a buggy though.
3 parents with buggies, myself included had to walk on the muddy grass verge as your car blocked the footpath as well as the road.
CONGRATULATIONS – the award to the most annoying driver of the day goes to you!
Your numberplate has been noted and given to the school, next time I will be taking pictures and reporting to the police instead.