I hope all the traffic wardens out there are enjoying their power trips. It takes a truly unique individual to take on this task and enjoy it – but they all seem to.
Perhaps they get brownie points from their boss for the amount of tickets they issue – but they don’t get any from me this week!
My daughter is a social care worker, this means she visits elderly and infirm clients and helps them to bathe, wash, dress, cook their meals and in some cases enjoy a little company for the short time she is there. The pay is dreadful for the hours and sheer love and effort she puts in, but, she gets a great deal of satisfaction from it all and, like I have said before I am very proud of her.
Last Thursday she pulled up outside the office of her company, on a little side street in a small village. No yellow lines and there was already another carer’s car parked there.
She intended to be there for only one minute, just to pick up her rota which was ready and waiting for her.
But when she went inside her manager informed her that someone had rung in sick and she needed her to take on some more calls. Her manager was writing them down as she spoke.
Then another member of staff informed my daughter that a traffic warden was taking photos of her car, my daughter rushed out and explained what she was doing and why she had been delayed – he couldn’t care less, just took more photos and issued a parking ticket – she had been there for five minutes!
He didn’t even look at the other car which had been there longer – he didn’t care that she was trying to look after people who are unable to care for themselves – few things make me really angry but this is one of them.
My daughter is challenging the ticket – it will probably get her nowhere and she will have to pay the extortionate fee that she can ill afford.
I agree that she has probably learnt a lesson and will not park there again – lets just hope that if ever that man gets ill and needs care he is not allocated to my daughter – he might get more than he bargained for!