Blue zones and bad manners

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Having read in your pages a few days ago the letter to the editor about the person with no blue zone permit hogging two blue zone parking spots, may I add my own recent experience?

One day this week, just before one o’clock, there was a young woman in a red Chevrolet in the blue zone nearest the door of Sobeys on Kelsey Drive and no, she had no blue zone parking permit.

I knocked on her car window, taking her away from her smart phone, and pointed out the problem.

She was just waiting, she said.

I pointed out that even though she was just waiting she was still using the spot without a permit.

But she wouldn’t be there if all the other blue zone spots hadn’t happened to be empty, she said.

Distance matters

I pointed out that she was in the one closest to the door and to some disabled people, 10 feet can make a difference, especially in snow and ice and wind and hail, which we were experiencing at that particular moment.

Disgruntled and ungracious, and taking her own good time about it, she moved — and parked right in front of the grocery store’s front doors in a fire lane.

It must be nice to be that important.

Mary McKim

Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s

Organizations: Sobeys

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  • Dee
    February 22, 2014 - 09:22

    You schooled have taken her plate number or even a pic of her plate,I was in the Parkade at the Mall the same thing people parked in the blue zone.I did call the City of St john's they were there in 10 minutes and ticketed these cars now in saying that security from the mall was walking around and not once did he confront anyone it should of been his job to call packing enforcement not mine.Now I am a very young person with a disability and a permit in my window and I have been approached many times,so sometimes it becomes annoying and I get aggressive.