Dear “non blue badge holder who parks in bays reserved for such holders”
I wanted to write to you, to check that you’re ok. I really hope that you are sat at home this evening, drinking your favourite tipple, really comfortable and pain free. I am confident that you choosing to park in a bay reserved for Blue Badge Holders has contributed to you feeling so happy and healthy tonight.
Why should we live in a world where people are segregated and allowed to park in areas designated to help them exit a vehicle and enter a business safely? The world has gone mad! You should have equal rights and be able to experience the short walk usually reserved for people who would compare said walk to climbing a mountain.
Who am I to criticise you? You have probably been working all day. You have probably got children in your car and are petrified that they will scratch your precious BMW if you park in a normal space. You probably thought you would ‘only be a minute’. You probably thought it wouldn’t matter if you just jumped into that space because it’s private parking and you ‘don’t have to pay the fine’.
Well it did matter. It mattered to the disabled person who couldn’t park. To the person who had to abandon their trip because you wanted to shorten your walk. Because you are too important to live in a world where you can’t do what you want.
I hope you feel great. I hope you had a lovely weekend. And I hope to God that you never have to experience any illness that would require you to write an open letter like this.
Blue Badge Holder
P.s I work full time, drive a BMW and have kids in the car and I’m a blue badge holder