Paramedics Left Rude Note From Angry Neighbour About Their Parking
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There's a whole set of politics when it comes to road use, whether that involves people not signalling when they should (face palm), someone annoyingly singing at the top of their lungs at the traffic lights (please don't) or some idiot parking across your drive when you want to unload the weekly shop (the cardinal sin of the road).
But all of that etiquette is lifted when it comes to people in emergency service vehicles, who often have slightly more pressing things to attend to - like, you know, saving lives and all that.
Well, we say that, but apparently one woman doesn't think ambulances should get any special treatment, having written an angry note to paramedics demanding them to move their vehicle from her parking bay.
Paramedics were shocked to find a note demanding that they moved their van, after they'd parked up in a her bay to respond to a neighbour's 999 call.
The handwritten note read: "If this van is for anyone but No. 14 then you have no right to park here.
"I couldn't give a s**t if the whole street collapses. Now move your van from outside my house."
So upset to be sent this by one of our crews this morning! Along with this note left on their :ambulance: they received a load of verbal abuse!:rage::pensive:@OFFICIALWMAS @StaffsPolice pic.twitter.com/c4UYdcjv86
- Katie Tudor (@wmaskatietudor) February 18, 2018
Paramedic Katie Tudor, who's based in Stoke-on-Trent, tweeted the photo of the note with the caption 'So upset to be sent this by one of our crews this morning', also saying that the paramedics had also received 'a load of verbal abuse'.
She continued: "They weren't blocking the road, they were in a parking space... just obviously annoying someone that an ambo was outside their property.
"Is there anything that can be done about this? It's becoming a regular occurrence."
Nick Adderley, Assistant Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police, said: "Sadly we have to 'tolerate' those in society who only ever think about themselves until such time when they need you/us. Then it's a different story.
"Just know that 99.9 percent of the public really value and appreciate what you/we do."
Paramedic Operational Manager Mike Duggan also chipped in, tweeting: "Very angry to see yet again people getting grief for doing their job. We don't block the road for something to do."
And bafflingly this isn't the only time someone's taken aim at the emergency services for the same reason.
Just a few months back in November, a crew from the West Midlands Ambulance Service found a moaning note attached to their vehicle's windscreen, complaining that it was blocking his drive.
They were assisting a man who was in a critical condition vomiting blood when the angry neighbour left the cruel message, which read: "You may be saving lives, but don't park your van in a stupid place and block my drive."
Needless to say, the good folk of the internet were far from impressed by the note, which some branded 'selfish' and 'narrow minded'.