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Freddy Woo writes, "A group of us once staggered home so insensible with drink that we failed to notice someone being killed and buried in a shallow grave not more than 50 yards away. A crime unsolved to this day."

Have you witnessed a crime and done bugger all about it? Or are you a have-a-go hero?
Whatever. Tell us about it...

(, Thu 14 Feb 2008, 11:53)
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OAP Terror!
To set the scene, a couple of years ago I was happily sat in my car in the car park of my local Tesco reading a book while waiting for the wife to whizz round and grab a few foody essentials.

I was parked a few spaces away from and opposite the "parent and child" reserved spaces and so had a perfect view of what unfolded before my very eyes.

With a squeal of rubber and a cloud of exhaust smoke a very nice very new looking BMW M3 screeched into one of the "parent child" places
and out gets a fairly big bloke (big & buff rather than big & fat) with the cliche shades, baseball cap, designer gear etc.

He starts to walk away from his car when he is apprehended by what I can only describe as a shorter version of Foggy from last of the summer wine. An old feller well into his 70's, military bearing walking with a brass topped cane.

As it was summer I had the window down and so could just hear the jist of the conversation. The old feller tells the steroid freak off for parking in a child space when he is obviously without the required child and asks him to move his car. Steroid freak then proceeds to lose it with the old feller shouting screaming and swearing at him and prodding him in the chest for a good minute or so before he turned round and carried on walking into the store.

I was shocked, the old feller was shocked and was just stood there for a fair few seconds white faced and imobile.

I was just about to get out of the car to see if he was ok when I found out why he was just standing there ... he was waiting to make sure steroid freak was out of sight. The old fella then walked around the BMW and with his brass topped cane put a deep dent in every body panel, a couple on the roof, took out the rear light clusters then walked off past me giving me a huge wink and a grin as he went past.

The wife was back a few minutes later and I told her what happened ... she laughed and made us wait until steroid freak came back so she could see his reaction.

He cried

He cried a lot

He cried a huge amount in fact, but not as much as my wife. Hers were tears of laughter mind you!
(, Thu 14 Feb 2008, 14:56, 14 replies)
People using the sprog-spots really get on my man-tits. And they're 99.976%* driving BMWs.

Old Fella, I salute you!

*may be a lie based upon being a lying bastard who hates BMW drivers
(, Thu 14 Feb 2008, 15:07, closed)
Vigilante justice
but hilarious in the situation. Click!
(, Thu 14 Feb 2008, 15:07, closed)
don't mess with the auld yins. Good on him.
(, Thu 14 Feb 2008, 15:10, closed)
Old fellah gets my vote
Way to go old timer!
(, Thu 14 Feb 2008, 15:11, closed)
It's not this one, is it?
(, Thu 14 Feb 2008, 15:18, closed)
In a previous life I was pretty much a daddy to my now ex's baby. (Baby wasnt mine of course) and as such Id take use of the parent and child spots. I would get riled when people would use them without kids. Its just not morally right. Their positioned with wider spaces so you can open the door and get a car seat out. Theyre near the store to avoid crossing a road and to get a baby out of the cold quickly.

Its immoral to park in these spaces and disabled spots. Simple as.

I was ready to start a website, naming and shaming those that I spotted taking up these spaces.

Something like this:

(, Thu 14 Feb 2008, 15:36, closed)
disabled parking spaces yes but
why the hell are the parent and child spaces near the store.

I can see why they need special extra wide spaces so they can get the buggies in and out of the car but they could have them anywhere. If they put the spaces as far away from the store as possible maybe the kids would get a little exercise.

edit: ok baby parking spaces can be near the store
(, Thu 14 Feb 2008, 15:41, closed)
Served him right, especially when he refused to more his car.
(, Thu 14 Feb 2008, 15:51, closed)
reminds me
of something posted on the links board a couple of days ago:
a video of a woman taking a piss in the middle of broad daylight (on the pavement by the looks of things), an old man then walks up behind her and kicks her up the arse
(, Thu 14 Feb 2008, 17:25, closed)
@bald old git,
It's so parents with prams or small toddlers don't have to go all the way across the carpark.

A friend of mine found a massive 4x4 parked in the motorcycle parking area of a supermarket in an otherwise nearly empty car park. What did he do? Why, park his motorcycle across the car's back bumper blocking it in, of course.

When he came back from his shopping he met the driver, a bossy little woman, you know the type; world has to move for her. As soon as she started complaining, he stopped getting ready to get back on the bike and instead said "You know, I think I feel like going for a walk," heading off to spend 15 minutes strolling along the canal.

Perfect. :)
(, Fri 15 Feb 2008, 12:46, closed)
This kind of story makes me happy
so you get a click, good work gramps!
(, Fri 15 Feb 2008, 15:47, closed)
1-0 to the older generation. Quality story, have a click
(, Sat 16 Feb 2008, 8:49, closed)
Oh, I wish I'd seen that :)

You go, gramps!

(And I'm a parent, and it used to piss me off that people would use the spaces, and I've have to carry a very heavy baby across the car park.

Actually, now I think about it, I had a Alfa Romeo 145 when Demigod was born. I once remember someone slagging me off for parking in a parent and child space - they cursed me for five minutes, as I was unpacking the baby seat...)
(, Sun 17 Feb 2008, 20:08, closed)
I can only hope I'm half that cool when I get to be an old bastard.
(, Mon 18 Feb 2008, 17:24, closed)

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