Saturday, 8 February 2014

Uncivilised Incident at Noon 8th February 2014

At midday today I saw a van park on Market Street completely blocking the dropped-kerb crossing. The driver got out to use one of the cash machines at Lloyds Bank. As he returned to his vehicle I politely asked him if in future he could refrain from parking on a crossing point. His reply was "What the f&^$&^*g ell is to do with you? I'll park where I bl&&**^y well want to!" Had he been in any way apologetic I'd have let the matter go, but as it was I took these photographs to record the event.

The van belongs to Rowarth Civils Ltd who according to their website is a small civil engineering company specialising in highway works, communication infrastructure, drainage, earthworks and structures, established in 2013 in Glossop. It seems a shame that they employ uncivilised people.


  1. I hope this goes viral, Gerald. If we all behaved this way the world would be an awful place indeed.

  2. I emailed Simon at that company

  3. When I was still able to drive, I can't tell you the number of times I had to stop a stranger and ask them if they would back up my handicapped accessible van so I could lower the ramp allowing me access to my van's ramp so I could get inside of my van to drive home. People just seem to think that if their car had handicapped license plates they could park on the zebra strips next to my van parked in the legal allowed parking slot. And these were people who supposedly were physically handicapped but they also seemed to be mentally handicapped.

  4. reply from Simon

    Good evening Ian,

    Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. May I apologise on behalf on the company for the unacceptable conduct of one of our operatives. Clearly this is a serious incident and I will deal with the individual concerned accordingly. Should you wish to discuss the matter further, please feel free to contact me by email or on the number below. Many thanks once again for reporting such an incident.

    1. Thanks Ian for passing this on Simon and thanks to Simon for taking this seriously.

  5. That's good customer relations--when there's a problem, dealing with it face on.

  6. Yes, that is a satisfactory reply. Well done Simon.

  7. wow there are some busy bees out there, i bet he was no more than half a minute at the cash machine


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