Parking warden pounces to slam mum with £50 fine when she dozes in car

PAYING PRICE: Sue Hall was fined as she waited in the car park at The Quays swimming complex.

PAYING PRICE: Sue Hall was fined as she waited in the car park at The Quays swimming complex.

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HAVING just dropped off her daughter at the gym after another busy day, Sue Hall thought she would take the chance to have a well deserved rest.

She sat back in her car, closed her eyes and drifted off into a light slumber.

But the 51-year-old was rudely awoken to find a parking warden had just stuck a parking fine ticket on her windscreen.

Now the furious college teacher is appealing against the £50 fine and asking why the warden did not wake up her to warn her she needed another ticket.

Sue had parked at The Quays in Southampton while waiting for her daughter, Lucy, 15, and a friend to go to the gym.

She bought a £2 ticket for an hour’s parking and sat in the car as she waited.

She dozed off, but woke with a start as the attendant doled out the fine just five minutes after her ticket ran out.

Daily Echo:

Sue, who works as a teacher at Barton Peveril College in Eastleigh, said: “I was really angry.

“I was woken up when he slapped on the ticket and I said, ‘What are you doing?’ “He didn’t wake me up – he just slapped on the ticket.

“I said, ‘Why didn’t you wake me up?’ and he said, ‘I don’t know if I noticed you’.”

Sue, who lives in Shirley, said she has appealed against the £50 ticket from Southampton City Council.

She accepts that she was five minutes over her allotted time but believes the attendant should have woken her up rather than giving her a ticket.

She added: “I don’t know if they have a quota of tickets to fill.

“I do everything to avoid getting a ticket because I can’t stand getting them.”

A city council spokesman said the authority would not comment on individual cases but insisted wardens follow strict rules when issuing fines.

The spokesman added: “Our parking enforcement officers follow a strict code of conduct and instructions when issuing penalty charge notices for parking violations.

“A challenge can be made by any recipient who feels that a notice has been served incorrectly.”

This is not the first time a disgruntled motorist has taken on the council after receiving a ticket.

Company director Adrian Lewis, 63, won an appeal against a £50 ticket which was given after he bought a second pay-and-display ticket to use a car park with a maximum two-hour stay.

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8:05am Sat 19 Jul 14

issacchunt says...

Wait until the nationals latch on to this one? Woman buys inappropriate ticket over stays her time and gets ticket. You could'nt make it up.

yeah should'nt ticket a car without trying to wake her but you should'nt buy an hour ticket and go to sleep. Call it a draw and move on.

excellent picture of the lady yawning. Gotvto win a journalistic award.
Wait until the nationals latch on to this one? Woman buys inappropriate ticket over stays her time and gets ticket. You could'nt make it up. yeah should'nt ticket a car without trying to wake her but you should'nt buy an hour ticket and go to sleep. Call it a draw and move on. excellent picture of the lady yawning. Gotvto win a journalistic award. issacchunt
  • Score: 47

8:44am Sat 19 Jul 14

oldage says...

Pay the fine dear ,You over stayed end of.,..
Pay the fine dear ,You over stayed end of.,.. oldage
  • Score: 48

8:49am Sat 19 Jul 14

techsture says...

Pay it before it escalates to £1000
Pay it before it escalates to £1000 techsture
  • Score: 36

9:06am Sat 19 Jul 14

mr.southampton says...

If she was that tired should she really have been contemplating driving?
If she was that tired should she really have been contemplating driving? mr.southampton
  • Score: 78

9:08am Sat 19 Jul 14

chloexx says...

mr.southampton wrote:
If she was that tired should she really have been contemplating driving?
Well said, my thoughts exactly .especially with children in the car ...
[quote][p][bold]mr.southampton[/bold] wrote: If she was that tired should she really have been contemplating driving?[/p][/quote]Well said, my thoughts exactly .especially with children in the car ... chloexx
  • Score: 48

9:58am Sat 19 Jul 14

60s millbrook says...

don't pay the ticket, traffic wardens in Southampton are a rule unto them selves, I saw one park in canal walk without buying a ticket so told him to fine himself, he just said he could do what he likes and if he did it would only be us who would pay his fine!!
don't pay the ticket, traffic wardens in Southampton are a rule unto them selves, I saw one park in canal walk without buying a ticket so told him to fine himself, he just said he could do what he likes and if he did it would only be us who would pay his fine!! 60s millbrook
  • Score: -13

10:01am Sat 19 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

If she'd been awake,she could've seen him coming,and driven off...pay up!
If she'd been awake,she could've seen him coming,and driven off...pay up! Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 28

10:04am Sat 19 Jul 14

tootle says...

To me common sense decrees the warden should have woken her up. No doubt if she had been awake then she would have either extended her stay or chased the children up to move a bit quicker. Of course the Council do not make money that way. Southampton wardens on the whole appear fairly heartless. Parked one Sunday in town. There were about 4 cars there. It was approaching 12(when you started paying then). Also in the car park was a traffic warden staring at his wristwatch. On the dot of 12 he started booking the first car. Legal - yes, nmoral?

Me I am of the opinion that if the car park is less than 3/4 full you should not receive a ticket for staying over. Who are you hurting. You pay, meet a mate, forget the time, rush back, car park is empty and you have a ticket. Car park would have had less revenue(IE the ticket) if you had moved on time. I am also of the opinion that if you buy 4hours/day parking you should be at liberty to pass the unused portion on - after all that space is yours, you have rented it. Needless to say it is a rare day that I park in a car park which is pay in advance from choice.
To me common sense decrees the warden should have woken her up. No doubt if she had been awake then she would have either extended her stay or chased the children up to move a bit quicker. Of course the Council do not make money that way. Southampton wardens on the whole appear fairly heartless. Parked one Sunday in town. There were about 4 cars there. It was approaching 12(when you started paying then). Also in the car park was a traffic warden staring at his wristwatch. On the dot of 12 he started booking the first car. Legal - yes, nmoral? Me I am of the opinion that if the car park is less than 3/4 full you should not receive a ticket for staying over. Who are you hurting. You pay, meet a mate, forget the time, rush back, car park is empty and you have a ticket. Car park would have had less revenue(IE the ticket) if you had moved on time. I am also of the opinion that if you buy 4hours/day parking you should be at liberty to pass the unused portion on - after all that space is yours, you have rented it. Needless to say it is a rare day that I park in a car park which is pay in advance from choice. tootle
  • Score: -24

10:09am Sat 19 Jul 14

espanuel says...

You sad lot for a Saturday morning, I wonder what you would have done if you were in that situation? Secondly why didn't the traffic warden check to see if the lady was OK even though she was asleep. IF the lady had not been well and the traffic warden ignored her, you lot would have been on here slagging the warden down. Get a life you lot. Seems to me you cannot write anything positive on here.
You sad lot for a Saturday morning, I wonder what you would have done if you were in that situation? Secondly why didn't the traffic warden check to see if the lady was OK even though she was asleep. IF the lady had not been well and the traffic warden ignored her, you lot would have been on here slagging the warden down. Get a life you lot. Seems to me you cannot write anything positive on here. espanuel
  • Score: -10

10:10am Sat 19 Jul 14

Lone Ranger. says...

What a pathetic woman ....
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Her parking time had expired .....
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She should get a grip of herself, pay the fine and grow up instead of bleating around the media making herself look a bigger a$$ than she already is ..
What a pathetic woman .... . Her parking time had expired ..... . She should get a grip of herself, pay the fine and grow up instead of bleating around the media making herself look a bigger a$$ than she already is .. Lone Ranger.
  • Score: 33

10:17am Sat 19 Jul 14

townieboy says...

Pay up. Shut up.
Pay up. Shut up. townieboy
  • Score: 24

10:19am Sat 19 Jul 14

userds5050 says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
What a pathetic woman ....
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Her parking time had expired .....
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She should get a grip of herself, pay the fine and grow up instead of bleating around the media making herself look a bigger a$$ than she already is ..
Agreed, and to think this ghastly woman is a teacher.
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: What a pathetic woman .... . Her parking time had expired ..... . She should get a grip of herself, pay the fine and grow up instead of bleating around the media making herself look a bigger a$$ than she already is ..[/p][/quote]Agreed, and to think this ghastly woman is a teacher. userds5050
  • Score: 28

10:25am Sat 19 Jul 14

ulrichvangobbel says...

Why should we have to pay to park anywhere ? There's no reason. People just blindly except it.
Why should we have to pay to park anywhere ? There's no reason. People just blindly except it. ulrichvangobbel
  • Score: -15

10:34am Sat 19 Jul 14

John McAndrew says...

and if you goto Romsey Rapids parking is free,SCC must lose money because of their parking greed.I had to pay £2-00 at 8pm to pop in somewhere for under 10 minutes.There is no youth workers but plenty of parking wardens
and if you goto Romsey Rapids parking is free,SCC must lose money because of their parking greed.I had to pay £2-00 at 8pm to pop in somewhere for under 10 minutes.There is no youth workers but plenty of parking wardens John McAndrew
  • Score: -11

10:55am Sat 19 Jul 14

cliffwalker says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
What a pathetic woman ....
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Her parking time had expired .....
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She should get a grip of herself, pay the fine and grow up instead of bleating around the media making herself look a bigger a$$ than she already is ..
Where did the dollar signs come from? The word is spelt "****".
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: What a pathetic woman .... . Her parking time had expired ..... . She should get a grip of herself, pay the fine and grow up instead of bleating around the media making herself look a bigger a$$ than she already is ..[/p][/quote]Where did the dollar signs come from? The word is spelt "****". cliffwalker
  • Score: -3

10:56am Sat 19 Jul 14

Mary80 says...

The Quays overcharge for parking its why i NEVER go there, and add in what they charge just to use the bloody pool
The Quays overcharge for parking its why i NEVER go there, and add in what they charge just to use the bloody pool Mary80
  • Score: 17

10:58am Sat 19 Jul 14

cliffwalker says...

Has the Echo really edited my post for use of the word "****"? Perhaps they would prefer "donkey".
Has the Echo really edited my post for use of the word "****"? Perhaps they would prefer "donkey". cliffwalker
  • Score: 9

11:03am Sat 19 Jul 14

cliffwalker says...

cliffwalker wrote:
Has the Echo really edited my post for use of the word "****"? Perhaps they would prefer "donkey".
They've done it again! I see now why Lone Ranger had to use the dollar signs. Is this yet another example of the Echo's twelve year old monitors illiteracy - being unable to distinguish between a$$ and ar$e? (What's wrong with ar$e anyway?)
[quote][p][bold]cliffwalker[/bold] wrote: Has the Echo really edited my post for use of the word "****"? Perhaps they would prefer "donkey".[/p][/quote]They've done it again! I see now why Lone Ranger had to use the dollar signs. Is this yet another example of the Echo's twelve year old monitors illiteracy - being unable to distinguish between a$$ and ar$e? (What's wrong with ar$e anyway?) cliffwalker
  • Score: 19

11:03am Sat 19 Jul 14

issacchunt says...

ulrichvangobbel wrote:
Why should we have to pay to park anywhere ? There's no reason. People just blindly except it.
Just keep waiting under your stone for that revolution, pointless post. Yes councils use parking as a cash cow but if they did'nt control parking you'd never get a space as all the city centre workers would fill the carparks.
[quote][p][bold]ulrichvangobbel[/bold] wrote: Why should we have to pay to park anywhere ? There's no reason. People just blindly except it.[/p][/quote]Just keep waiting under your stone for that revolution, pointless post. Yes councils use parking as a cash cow but if they did'nt control parking you'd never get a space as all the city centre workers would fill the carparks. issacchunt
  • Score: 11

11:23am Sat 19 Jul 14

Turtlebay says...

Only a court can give a fine, this lady was given a parking charge note. It is not legally enforceable because the vehicle wasn't on the Queen's Highway.
Only a court can give a fine, this lady was given a parking charge note. It is not legally enforceable because the vehicle wasn't on the Queen's Highway. Turtlebay
  • Score: -10

11:25am Sat 19 Jul 14

Big Mac says...

Didn't think BMW drivers had to comply with rules and regulations on the road?
Didn't think BMW drivers had to comply with rules and regulations on the road? Big Mac
  • Score: 23

11:43am Sat 19 Jul 14

weall8leedscum says...

This is why we need to bring back the death penalty . Not for the lady who parked, but for the posters on this site .

FACT !
This is why we need to bring back the death penalty . Not for the lady who parked, but for the posters on this site . FACT ! weall8leedscum
  • Score: 9

11:45am Sat 19 Jul 14

StElsass says...

Jeez. what's wrong with actually talking to people? You know, human interaction, that thing we used to do before screens took over?
If the traffic wardens are not prepared to do that, they might as well be replaced with automatic cameras, it'll be cheaper.
See how the "pay up and shut up" lot like it for being charge for overstaying by 0.5 seconds...
Jeez. what's wrong with actually talking to people? You know, human interaction, that thing we used to do before screens took over? If the traffic wardens are not prepared to do that, they might as well be replaced with automatic cameras, it'll be cheaper. See how the "pay up and shut up" lot like it for being charge for overstaying by 0.5 seconds... StElsass
  • Score: 21

12:14pm Sat 19 Jul 14

wwozzer says...

chloexx wrote:
mr.southampton wrote:
If she was that tired should she really have been contemplating driving?
Well said, my thoughts exactly .especially with children in the car ...
What a couple of self righteous idiots. I challenge you to work in education full time, raise a family and not take the opportunity to have a cheeky dose when it arises......no matter where it is.

As for the fine, she should just pay up.
[quote][p][bold]chloexx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mr.southampton[/bold] wrote: If she was that tired should she really have been contemplating driving?[/p][/quote]Well said, my thoughts exactly .especially with children in the car ...[/p][/quote]What a couple of self righteous idiots. I challenge you to work in education full time, raise a family and not take the opportunity to have a cheeky dose when it arises......no matter where it is. As for the fine, she should just pay up. wwozzer
  • Score: 13

12:32pm Sat 19 Jul 14

sass says...

The Parking Wardens are paid to do a job. Waking sleeping drivers is not part of it.
The Parking Wardens are paid to do a job. Waking sleeping drivers is not part of it. sass
  • Score: 16

12:41pm Sat 19 Jul 14

The gardeners says...

The lady must have known that 1 hour would not have been long enough if they were having a lesson and paid for 2 hours parking. Also I agree if you are that tired you should not be driving.
The lady must have known that 1 hour would not have been long enough if they were having a lesson and paid for 2 hours parking. Also I agree if you are that tired you should not be driving. The gardeners
  • Score: 23

12:45pm Sat 19 Jul 14

The gardeners says...

The lady should have known that the lesson would have taken longer than an hour and paid for 2 hours. I agree that if she was that tired she should not be driveing.
The lady should have known that the lesson would have taken longer than an hour and paid for 2 hours. I agree that if she was that tired she should not be driveing. The gardeners
  • Score: 15

1:24pm Sat 19 Jul 14

apm1954 says...

Dozy woman they warn you about droping off at the wheel of your car this could be a wake up call.
Dozy woman they warn you about droping off at the wheel of your car this could be a wake up call. apm1954
  • Score: 15

1:40pm Sat 19 Jul 14

BeyondImagination says...

Nothing wrong with having a sleep in a parked car so you're not tired when you next drive. Always set an alarm so you don't get caught out. I wonder how long this warden stood watching this woman sleeping, rubbing his hands with glee at another hit. Are the wardens there to ensure car park spaces are fairly rationed or to be tax collectors? £50 for 5 minutes in these circumstances is a bit steep. I hope she wins her appeal.
Nothing wrong with having a sleep in a parked car so you're not tired when you next drive. Always set an alarm so you don't get caught out. I wonder how long this warden stood watching this woman sleeping, rubbing his hands with glee at another hit. Are the wardens there to ensure car park spaces are fairly rationed or to be tax collectors? £50 for 5 minutes in these circumstances is a bit steep. I hope she wins her appeal. BeyondImagination
  • Score: 12

2:28pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Saintly Sam says...

The gardeners wrote:
The lady should have known that the lesson would have taken longer than an hour and paid for 2 hours. I agree that if she was that tired she should not be driveing.
She was not driving, she was parked, and a short nap is advised for tired drivers.

What a bunch of "holier than thou" dipsticks you lot are, she was 5 minutes over, big deal, why not give people a little leeway, the idiot in uniform thought that she was an easy target, another victim to help meet his quota, the incompetent Southampton council uses these fines to help prop up their own financial failings.
[quote][p][bold]The gardeners[/bold] wrote: The lady should have known that the lesson would have taken longer than an hour and paid for 2 hours. I agree that if she was that tired she should not be driveing.[/p][/quote]She was not driving, she was parked, and a short nap is advised for tired drivers. What a bunch of "holier than thou" dipsticks you lot are, she was 5 minutes over, big deal, why not give people a little leeway, the idiot in uniform thought that she was an easy target, another victim to help meet his quota, the incompetent Southampton council uses these fines to help prop up their own financial failings. Saintly Sam
  • Score: 13

2:59pm Sat 19 Jul 14

vik1973 says...

Notice the warden said" i don't know if i saw you " what he should have said was "i did'nt see you" an obvious lie from the warden ,which just displays lack of morals and common decency on his part,enforced by the councils high targets for tickets issued. I also agree with previous post if she was that tired, a quick sleep would have been wise.The fact she had a paid ticket (regardless 5 mins over)shows a willingness to abide by car park rules ,therefore this should be overturned.The only negative i would say is the yawning picture which was a daft thing to stage.
Notice the warden said" i don't know if i saw you " what he should have said was "i did'nt see you" an obvious lie from the warden ,which just displays lack of morals and common decency on his part,enforced by the councils high targets for tickets issued. I also agree with previous post if she was that tired, a quick sleep would have been wise.The fact she had a paid ticket (regardless 5 mins over)shows a willingness to abide by car park rules ,therefore this should be overturned.The only negative i would say is the yawning picture which was a daft thing to stage. vik1973
  • Score: 24

3:48pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Lazy says...

Brand new BMW ... Her 15 year old goes to the gym (They are not cheap) and looks pretty well off but thats just my thought...

But simply put :-

1) She was that tired so decided to drive with teenagers in the car (Is this not illegal ?)

2) She got an hour ticket that run out (Does it matter if someone is in the car or not ? ... If so then why did she get a ticket in the first place)

PAY THE FINE YOU RICH TIGHT MOO-MOO AND NEXT TIME DONT DRIVE TIRED (DONT CARE ABOUT YOU BUT I DO CARE ABOUT POTENTIAL PEOPLE YOU MIGHT KILL !!)
Brand new BMW ... Her 15 year old goes to the gym (They are not cheap) and looks pretty well off but thats just my thought... But simply put :- 1) She was that tired so decided to drive with teenagers in the car (Is this not illegal ?) 2) She got an hour ticket that run out (Does it matter if someone is in the car or not ? ... If so then why did she get a ticket in the first place) PAY THE FINE YOU RICH TIGHT MOO-MOO AND NEXT TIME DONT DRIVE TIRED (DONT CARE ABOUT YOU BUT I DO CARE ABOUT POTENTIAL PEOPLE YOU MIGHT KILL !!) Lazy
  • Score: -6

3:50pm Sat 19 Jul 14

burgerboy says...

Very one sided story from this woman in relation to the probable facts.
The warden who was only carrying out his duty has not had a chance to put his side of the story over, no one in their right mind would say"I don't know if I saw you".
Most likely the woman thought if i get in quick on this hard luck story i hope the readers and council appeal department come down on my side and I may get off with not paying the fine.
Very one sided story from this woman in relation to the probable facts. The warden who was only carrying out his duty has not had a chance to put his side of the story over, no one in their right mind would say"I don't know if I saw you". Most likely the woman thought if i get in quick on this hard luck story i hope the readers and council appeal department come down on my side and I may get off with not paying the fine. burgerboy
  • Score: 22

3:51pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Lazy says...

“I do everything to avoid getting a ticket because I can’t stand getting them.” ..... So shes had tickets before then ? Maybe she needs to learn !!!! Ive been driving for 23 years and have never got a ticket !! ... or maybe its because its a woman driver :D *Jokes*
“I do everything to avoid getting a ticket because I can’t stand getting them.” ..... So shes had tickets before then ? Maybe she needs to learn !!!! Ive been driving for 23 years and have never got a ticket !! ... or maybe its because its a woman driver :D *Jokes* Lazy
  • Score: 12

3:53pm Sat 19 Jul 14

richieroo says...

wwozzer wrote:
chloexx wrote:
mr.southampton wrote:
If she was that tired should she really have been contemplating driving?
Well said, my thoughts exactly .especially with children in the car ...
What a couple of self righteous idiots. I challenge you to work in education full time, raise a family and not take the opportunity to have a cheeky dose when it arises......no matter where it is.

As for the fine, she should just pay up.
I challenge anyone who "works" in "full time" education to actually work full time what with all the holidays & teacher "training" days lmfao!!. No excuse woman if you're that tired you shouldn't be driving end of!.
[quote][p][bold]wwozzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chloexx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mr.southampton[/bold] wrote: If she was that tired should she really have been contemplating driving?[/p][/quote]Well said, my thoughts exactly .especially with children in the car ...[/p][/quote]What a couple of self righteous idiots. I challenge you to work in education full time, raise a family and not take the opportunity to have a cheeky dose when it arises......no matter where it is. As for the fine, she should just pay up.[/p][/quote]I challenge anyone who "works" in "full time" education to actually work full time what with all the holidays & teacher "training" days lmfao!!. No excuse woman if you're that tired you shouldn't be driving end of!. richieroo
  • Score: -1

3:54pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Graeme Harrison says...

Turtlebay wrote:
Only a court can give a fine, this lady was given a parking charge note. It is not legally enforceable because the vehicle wasn't on the Queen's Highway.
Wrong: car parks operated by local authorities are subject to entirely different rules to car parks operated by private companies and the like. Tickets issued by the city council are legally enforceable because they're subject to bylaws made by the city council. If you don't challenge the PCN or if you don't pay it, then the council can register the debt with the Traffic Enforcement Centre at Northampton County Court and then send in the bailiffs.
[quote][p][bold]Turtlebay[/bold] wrote: Only a court can give a fine, this lady was given a parking charge note. It is not legally enforceable because the vehicle wasn't on the Queen's Highway.[/p][/quote]Wrong: car parks operated by local authorities are subject to entirely different rules to car parks operated by private companies and the like. Tickets issued by the city council are legally enforceable because they're subject to bylaws made by the city council. If you don't challenge the PCN or if you don't pay it, then the council can register the debt with the Traffic Enforcement Centre at Northampton County Court and then send in the bailiffs. Graeme Harrison
  • Score: 19

3:59pm Sat 19 Jul 14

IronLady2010 says...

Something isn't right about this story.

Parking attendants tend to hang around the car for a few minutes, taking details etc. Yet she wasn't disturbed, but when they place a sticker on the screen they suddenly woke up. I'm sure they wouldn't have needed to bang the windscreen to cause her to wake up.

To place a bit of sticky paper on a piece of glass doesn't make a sound surely unless the warden went out of his/her way to make her jump.

They then take photos of the vehicle to show where it was parked and the ticket in place.

I reckon she's trying it on. But the truth will no doubt come out.
Something isn't right about this story. Parking attendants tend to hang around the car for a few minutes, taking details etc. Yet she wasn't disturbed, but when they place a sticker on the screen they suddenly woke up. I'm sure they wouldn't have needed to bang the windscreen to cause her to wake up. To place a bit of sticky paper on a piece of glass doesn't make a sound surely unless the warden went out of his/her way to make her jump. They then take photos of the vehicle to show where it was parked and the ticket in place. I reckon she's trying it on. But the truth will no doubt come out. IronLady2010
  • Score: 23

4:02pm Sat 19 Jul 14

burgerboy says...

Lazy wrote:
“I do everything to avoid getting a ticket because I can’t stand getting them.” ..... So shes had tickets before then ? Maybe she needs to learn !!!! Ive been driving for 23 years and have never got a ticket !! ... or maybe its because its a woman driver :D *Jokes*
And a blond woman driver with a BMW and a teacher at that ,Not a lot going for her has she...........
[quote][p][bold]Lazy[/bold] wrote: “I do everything to avoid getting a ticket because I can’t stand getting them.” ..... So shes had tickets before then ? Maybe she needs to learn !!!! Ive been driving for 23 years and have never got a ticket !! ... or maybe its because its a woman driver :D *Jokes*[/p][/quote]And a blond woman driver with a BMW and a teacher at that ,Not a lot going for her has she........... burgerboy
  • Score: 14

4:02pm Sat 19 Jul 14

IronLady2010 says...

Turtlebay wrote:
Only a court can give a fine, this lady was given a parking charge note. It is not legally enforceable because the vehicle wasn't on the Queen's Highway.
I may be wrong, but if the Car Park is Council owned, they will take it through the Magistrates as it's not private. Then they will use Bailiffs and can take the car.
[quote][p][bold]Turtlebay[/bold] wrote: Only a court can give a fine, this lady was given a parking charge note. It is not legally enforceable because the vehicle wasn't on the Queen's Highway.[/p][/quote]I may be wrong, but if the Car Park is Council owned, they will take it through the Magistrates as it's not private. Then they will use Bailiffs and can take the car. IronLady2010
  • Score: 18

4:14pm Sat 19 Jul 14

BeyondImagination says...

I've watched wardens put tickets on cars. They check all round the vehicle. They take photographs back and front. There is no way the warden didn't see this woman asleep in her car and had the opportunity to be compassionate, but chose to reinforce the public view that they are non caring jobs worths.
As for driving tired I know I have rushed around to do the things I have to do perfectly safely. When I stop, everything goes quiet, l relax, breath a sigh of relief and zonk, out like a light. All the comments about this lady not being fit to drive are nonsense.
I've watched wardens put tickets on cars. They check all round the vehicle. They take photographs back and front. There is no way the warden didn't see this woman asleep in her car and had the opportunity to be compassionate, but chose to reinforce the public view that they are non caring jobs worths. As for driving tired I know I have rushed around to do the things I have to do perfectly safely. When I stop, everything goes quiet, l relax, breath a sigh of relief and zonk, out like a light. All the comments about this lady not being fit to drive are nonsense. BeyondImagination
  • Score: 15

4:29pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

espanuel wrote:
You sad lot for a Saturday morning, I wonder what you would have done if you were in that situation? Secondly why didn't the traffic warden check to see if the lady was OK even though she was asleep. IF the lady had not been well and the traffic warden ignored her, you lot would have been on here slagging the warden down. Get a life you lot. Seems to me you cannot write anything positive on here.
Although you got the thumbs down,you have a point.I've seen people asleep in cars myself and wondered whether or not they might be in the middle of a diabetic or epileptic episode.So I agree that the sensible thing to do would have been for the warden to have checked,as it was rather disingenuous of him to have subsequently said he didn't know whether he had seen the woman.That more or less implies he was more interested in ticketing,and sneaking off,than giving the lady the benefit of the doubt,or,as you very rightly suggest,checking to see if she was poorly.
Having said all of that though,instead of posing for yawning photos, I agree that she should accept that you don't drop off 5 minutes before your ticket expires,and then expect not to pay when you go over time.
Neither the driver,or the warden come out of this sorry incident very well.
[quote][p][bold]espanuel[/bold] wrote: You sad lot for a Saturday morning, I wonder what you would have done if you were in that situation? Secondly why didn't the traffic warden check to see if the lady was OK even though she was asleep. IF the lady had not been well and the traffic warden ignored her, you lot would have been on here slagging the warden down. Get a life you lot. Seems to me you cannot write anything positive on here.[/p][/quote]Although you got the thumbs down,you have a point.I've seen people asleep in cars myself and wondered whether or not they might be in the middle of a diabetic or epileptic episode.So I agree that the sensible thing to do would have been for the warden to have checked,as it was rather disingenuous of him to have subsequently said he didn't know whether he had seen the woman.That more or less implies he was more interested in ticketing,and sneaking off,than giving the lady the benefit of the doubt,or,as you very rightly suggest,checking to see if she was poorly. Having said all of that though,instead of posing for yawning photos, I agree that she should accept that you don't drop off 5 minutes before your ticket expires,and then expect not to pay when you go over time. Neither the driver,or the warden come out of this sorry incident very well. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 11

5:13pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Mary80 says...

So the warden "doesnt know if they saw her" were they blind as they walked around the car to get a look at the number plates?
So the warden "doesnt know if they saw her" were they blind as they walked around the car to get a look at the number plates? Mary80
  • Score: -7

5:24pm Sat 19 Jul 14

IronLady2010 says...

Mary80 wrote:
So the warden "doesnt know if they saw her" were they blind as they walked around the car to get a look at the number plates?
Hang on..... How do you know the Parking Attendant said that?

This is her words in a report to The Echo, The Council haven't made a statement.

Always two sides to a story.
[quote][p][bold]Mary80[/bold] wrote: So the warden "doesnt know if they saw her" were they blind as they walked around the car to get a look at the number plates?[/p][/quote]Hang on..... How do you know the Parking Attendant said that? This is her words in a report to The Echo, The Council haven't made a statement. Always two sides to a story. IronLady2010
  • Score: 15

5:51pm Sat 19 Jul 14

eurogordi says...

Yes, the warden should have tried to wake her up just to make sure she was okay. But as far as the parking fine goes ... common courtesy would suggest that the circumstances should have made it unnecessary but if she had gone over the limit then she only has herself to blame in the end and not someone who is probably only obeying the orders of his superiors (or just a good old fashioned "Jobs Worth").
Yes, the warden should have tried to wake her up just to make sure she was okay. But as far as the parking fine goes ... common courtesy would suggest that the circumstances should have made it unnecessary but if she had gone over the limit then she only has herself to blame in the end and not someone who is probably only obeying the orders of his superiors (or just a good old fashioned "Jobs Worth"). eurogordi
  • Score: 8

6:04pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Rocket 1 says...

So this could be a get out clause for Shoppers all over the Country, pay the Fine, the Guy was only doing his Job, if she was tired she should never have been behind the Wheel...............
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So this could be a get out clause for Shoppers all over the Country, pay the Fine, the Guy was only doing his Job, if she was tired she should never have been behind the Wheel............... .. Rocket 1
  • Score: 6

6:19pm Sat 19 Jul 14

sparkster says...

just suppose she had had a heart attack/stroke??? The attendant should have tapped on the window to see if she was all right and after establishing she was ask her to move on. Some people in uniform act like hitlers
just suppose she had had a heart attack/stroke??? The attendant should have tapped on the window to see if she was all right and after establishing she was ask her to move on. Some people in uniform act like hitlers sparkster
  • Score: 4

6:46pm Sat 19 Jul 14

RealTalkSouthampton says...

It seems that most of the commenters are either traffic wardens, ex wardens or modern day scrouges. It's seems as though we are brainwashed into thinking law equals universal truth. Most laws in this country are designed to protect the rich. Strange that large corporations dodge taxes in the tune of billions(all legal) and we make little noise and still buy and use these companies services. Yet when somebody pays for a ticket , but then over sleeps by 5 mins or so the she is fined £50.

So let's balance this out.
A: traffic warren could of knocked on window to let the lady know her ticket had expired and she would need another or risk a fine.
B: the fine is her own fault but does the amount fair? Why not be fined the time over plus 50%.

I just think that the system has successfully turned us against each other while they rob us blindly via laws of the land. Ask yourself this question if paying buy card why can't you pay for the exact time you need. E.g. If you can park upto 2hrs on a road but you need 1.20hrs then you pay for that time. Also if you leave early should you be given a partial refund and why not be given change.

Society is losing its soul
It seems that most of the commenters are either traffic wardens, ex wardens or modern day scrouges. It's seems as though we are brainwashed into thinking law equals universal truth. Most laws in this country are designed to protect the rich. Strange that large corporations dodge taxes in the tune of billions(all legal) and we make little noise and still buy and use these companies services. Yet when somebody pays for a ticket , but then over sleeps by 5 mins or so the she is fined £50. So let's balance this out. A: traffic warren could of knocked on window to let the lady know her ticket had expired and she would need another or risk a fine. B: the fine is her own fault but does the amount fair? Why not be fined the time over plus 50%. I just think that the system has successfully turned us against each other while they rob us blindly via laws of the land. Ask yourself this question if paying buy card why can't you pay for the exact time you need. E.g. If you can park upto 2hrs on a road but you need 1.20hrs then you pay for that time. Also if you leave early should you be given a partial refund and why not be given change. Society is losing its soul RealTalkSouthampton
  • Score: 8

6:47pm Sat 19 Jul 14

sfcdan1992 says...

Anyone else think the title of this article sounds a bit Percy
Anyone else think the title of this article sounds a bit Percy sfcdan1992
  • Score: -9

6:49pm Sat 19 Jul 14

sfcdan1992 says...

Pervy^^^
Pervy^^^ sfcdan1992
  • Score: -9

6:52pm Sat 19 Jul 14

IronLady2010 says...

sfcdan1992 wrote:
Anyone else think the title of this article sounds a bit Percy
The article suggests the sleeping lady was the one who went to the media.

So, in fairness, the Lady is stating her side and we have no other proof from the Council.

She was 'maybe' one of those teachers on strike, looking for a free ride?
[quote][p][bold]sfcdan1992[/bold] wrote: Anyone else think the title of this article sounds a bit Percy[/p][/quote]The article suggests the sleeping lady was the one who went to the media. So, in fairness, the Lady is stating her side and we have no other proof from the Council. She was 'maybe' one of those teachers on strike, looking for a free ride? IronLady2010
  • Score: 5

6:58pm Sat 19 Jul 14

rjfmusic says...

ulrichvangobbel wrote:
Why should we have to pay to park anywhere ? There's no reason. People just blindly except it.
Why should anyone provide land for us to park on? You want to park - buy your own land.
[quote][p][bold]ulrichvangobbel[/bold] wrote: Why should we have to pay to park anywhere ? There's no reason. People just blindly except it.[/p][/quote]Why should anyone provide land for us to park on? You want to park - buy your own land. rjfmusic
  • Score: 5

8:14pm Sat 19 Jul 14

MisterTom says...

I hope she doesn't fall asleep during lessons!
I hope she doesn't fall asleep during lessons! MisterTom
  • Score: 8

8:25pm Sat 19 Jul 14

03alpe01 says...

Pay up Suey, Suey pay up!
Pay up Suey, Suey pay up! 03alpe01
  • Score: 6

8:26pm Sat 19 Jul 14

David Icke says...

'The lady was rudely awoken........'
What by someone just doing his job while this lazy mare was fast asleep taking up a space she was no longer entitled to?


Next time maybe she'll be a bit more careful, or use the alarm on her mobile to know when her kids are ready.
'The lady was rudely awoken........' What by someone just doing his job while this lazy mare was fast asleep taking up a space she was no longer entitled to? Next time maybe she'll be a bit more careful, or use the alarm on her mobile to know when her kids are ready. David Icke
  • Score: 10

8:50pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Mr Cynical says...

If she knew her daughter was going to be in the gym for more than an hour, then she should have paid for more than one hour, or told her daughter to get the bus in the first place.
If she knew her daughter was going to be in the gym for more than an hour, then she should have paid for more than one hour, or told her daughter to get the bus in the first place. Mr Cynical
  • Score: 12

9:34pm Sat 19 Jul 14

forest hump says...

RealTalkSouthampton wrote:
It seems that most of the commenters are either traffic wardens, ex wardens or modern day scrouges. It's seems as though we are brainwashed into thinking law equals universal truth. Most laws in this country are designed to protect the rich. Strange that large corporations dodge taxes in the tune of billions(all legal) and we make little noise and still buy and use these companies services. Yet when somebody pays for a ticket , but then over sleeps by 5 mins or so the she is fined £50.

So let's balance this out.
A: traffic warren could of knocked on window to let the lady know her ticket had expired and she would need another or risk a fine.
B: the fine is her own fault but does the amount fair? Why not be fined the time over plus 50%.

I just think that the system has successfully turned us against each other while they rob us blindly via laws of the land. Ask yourself this question if paying buy card why can't you pay for the exact time you need. E.g. If you can park upto 2hrs on a road but you need 1.20hrs then you pay for that time. Also if you leave early should you be given a partial refund and why not be given change.

Society is losing its soul
It boils down to greed. How many ticket machines employed by councils display "this machine does not give change" ? When I went to school, that was called theft. Council greed.
[quote][p][bold]RealTalkSouthampton[/bold] wrote: It seems that most of the commenters are either traffic wardens, ex wardens or modern day scrouges. It's seems as though we are brainwashed into thinking law equals universal truth. Most laws in this country are designed to protect the rich. Strange that large corporations dodge taxes in the tune of billions(all legal) and we make little noise and still buy and use these companies services. Yet when somebody pays for a ticket , but then over sleeps by 5 mins or so the she is fined £50. So let's balance this out. A: traffic warren could of knocked on window to let the lady know her ticket had expired and she would need another or risk a fine. B: the fine is her own fault but does the amount fair? Why not be fined the time over plus 50%. I just think that the system has successfully turned us against each other while they rob us blindly via laws of the land. Ask yourself this question if paying buy card why can't you pay for the exact time you need. E.g. If you can park upto 2hrs on a road but you need 1.20hrs then you pay for that time. Also if you leave early should you be given a partial refund and why not be given change. Society is losing its soul[/p][/quote]It boils down to greed. How many ticket machines employed by councils display "this machine does not give change" ? When I went to school, that was called theft. Council greed. forest hump
  • Score: 5

10:08pm Sat 19 Jul 14

hdsaint says...

Her own fault.

Don't fall asleep when you've only paid for an hour.

No sympathy.
Her own fault. Don't fall asleep when you've only paid for an hour. No sympathy. hdsaint
  • Score: 6

12:57am Sun 20 Jul 14

BitterneP@rk says...

richieroo wrote:
wwozzer wrote:
chloexx wrote:
mr.southampton wrote:
If she was that tired should she really have been contemplating driving?
Well said, my thoughts exactly .especially with children in the car ...
What a couple of self righteous idiots. I challenge you to work in education full time, raise a family and not take the opportunity to have a cheeky dose when it arises......no matter where it is.

As for the fine, she should just pay up.
I challenge anyone who "works" in "full time" education to actually work full time what with all the holidays & teacher "training" days lmfao!!. No excuse woman if you're that tired you shouldn't be driving end of!.
Bored already after getting the sack last week, Mike?

One of the all-too-often-heard crowd who will quite easily slag off "easy life" teachers without actually knowing what the jobs like. Why are you lumping in "training days" with "holidays"? "Training days" are just that, and I'd challenge you to find any profession where this isn't an essential. Or would you rather your child's teacher's are further behind in the world of education so you can get your free childcare?

Common sense says the warden should have woken her up but this is a council car park and, unfortunately for her, the law says that she needs to pay the fine unless she can convince on appeal. Not to be confused with the private car parks - example, the West Quay Retail park run by Britannia - whose attendants are only issuing invoices, and not Penalty Charge Notices. Wrong invoices too, as they are only entitled to collect the overdue fee for parking - a couple of quid, as opposed to £80 or whatever they try and sting you for.
[quote][p][bold]richieroo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wwozzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chloexx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mr.southampton[/bold] wrote: If she was that tired should she really have been contemplating driving?[/p][/quote]Well said, my thoughts exactly .especially with children in the car ...[/p][/quote]What a couple of self righteous idiots. I challenge you to work in education full time, raise a family and not take the opportunity to have a cheeky dose when it arises......no matter where it is. As for the fine, she should just pay up.[/p][/quote]I challenge anyone who "works" in "full time" education to actually work full time what with all the holidays & teacher "training" days lmfao!!. No excuse woman if you're that tired you shouldn't be driving end of!.[/p][/quote]Bored already after getting the sack last week, Mike? One of the all-too-often-heard crowd who will quite easily slag off "easy life" teachers without actually knowing what the jobs like. Why are you lumping in "training days" with "holidays"? "Training days" are just that, and I'd challenge you to find any profession where this isn't an essential. Or would you rather your child's teacher's are further behind in the world of education so you can get your free childcare? Common sense says the warden should have woken her up but this is a council car park and, unfortunately for her, the law says that she needs to pay the fine unless she can convince on appeal. Not to be confused with the private car parks - example, the West Quay Retail park run by Britannia - whose attendants are only issuing invoices, and not Penalty Charge Notices. Wrong invoices too, as they are only entitled to collect the overdue fee for parking - a couple of quid, as opposed to £80 or whatever they try and sting you for. BitterneP@rk
  • Score: -5

1:44am Sun 20 Jul 14

Solent Soul says...

I've never understood why they expect customers to spend money to park & then go & spend money in the shops, no wonder Internet shopping has become so popular. If they want to encourage more money being spent on the high street, then why don't they introduce a refund on parking charges if you spend over £5 in the local shops!
I've never understood why they expect customers to spend money to park & then go & spend money in the shops, no wonder Internet shopping has become so popular. If they want to encourage more money being spent on the high street, then why don't they introduce a refund on parking charges if you spend over £5 in the local shops! Solent Soul
  • Score: 9

2:08am Sun 20 Jul 14

Winsaint says...

richieroo wrote:
wwozzer wrote:
chloexx wrote:
mr.southampton wrote:
If she was that tired should she really have been contemplating driving?
Well said, my thoughts exactly .especially with children in the car ...
What a couple of self righteous idiots. I challenge you to work in education full time, raise a family and not take the opportunity to have a cheeky dose when it arises......no matter where it is.

As for the fine, she should just pay up.
I challenge anyone who "works" in "full time" education to actually work full time what with all the holidays & teacher "training" days lmfao!!. No excuse woman if you're that tired you shouldn't be driving end of!.
Umm
As a parent of a Primary school teacher i can assure you it aint easy, She leaves every morning around 7.15 and returns each night at 6.30 this at a school no more than 10 minute drive from home. The time is spent planning and also preparing for lessons for 30 children and then marking at the end of the day. Easy to say look at all the time off they get but i for one recongnise this is not a 9 to 5 proffession and dedicated teachers deserve more than the sweeping statement you have made.
[quote][p][bold]richieroo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wwozzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chloexx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mr.southampton[/bold] wrote: If she was that tired should she really have been contemplating driving?[/p][/quote]Well said, my thoughts exactly .especially with children in the car ...[/p][/quote]What a couple of self righteous idiots. I challenge you to work in education full time, raise a family and not take the opportunity to have a cheeky dose when it arises......no matter where it is. As for the fine, she should just pay up.[/p][/quote]I challenge anyone who "works" in "full time" education to actually work full time what with all the holidays & teacher "training" days lmfao!!. No excuse woman if you're that tired you shouldn't be driving end of!.[/p][/quote]Umm As a parent of a Primary school teacher i can assure you it aint easy, She leaves every morning around 7.15 and returns each night at 6.30 this at a school no more than 10 minute drive from home. The time is spent planning and also preparing for lessons for 30 children and then marking at the end of the day. Easy to say look at all the time off they get but i for one recongnise this is not a 9 to 5 proffession and dedicated teachers deserve more than the sweeping statement you have made. Winsaint
  • Score: 6

2:27am Sun 20 Jul 14

BeyondImagination says...

Vote thumbs up to support dosy blond BMW driver or thumbs down for jobs worth parking warden without an ounce of decency in his body. Not an easy choice.
Vote thumbs up to support dosy blond BMW driver or thumbs down for jobs worth parking warden without an ounce of decency in his body. Not an easy choice. BeyondImagination
  • Score: 0

7:11am Sun 20 Jul 14

manic75 says...

From the comments posted here its clear there are some sad recluses on this site. What on East has her choice of car (BMW) got to do with this? You bitter, jealous bunch of ****. What do you drive? Old beat up Rovers? I have two BMWs. Does that make me bad? Get a life you ****. Perhaps step 1 is to find out the root causes behind your bitterness. Do your wives beat you? Have you had a rotten life? Perhaps closet paedophiles who hide behind a smoke screen of self righteousness and bitterness.

Secondly what happened to human decency? What if the woman had a heart attack and was unconscious? Don't tell me its not the wardens job, because that's a crap argument. Parking laws can be enforced but can be done so in a far friendlier manner than they are at the moment. This is about revenue generation by a greedy Labour run council. I can tell you I've just travelled to Munich and the city centre parking laws are far less strict than Southampton, even though it is a bigger city.

Anyway, to the sad **** who spend their day ripping into anyone who drives a BMW or seems better off than they are, get a life you bunch of tossers.
From the comments posted here its clear there are some sad recluses on this site. What on East has her choice of car (BMW) got to do with this? You bitter, jealous bunch of ****. What do you drive? Old beat up Rovers? I have two BMWs. Does that make me bad? Get a life you ****. Perhaps step 1 is to find out the root causes behind your bitterness. Do your wives beat you? Have you had a rotten life? Perhaps closet paedophiles who hide behind a smoke screen of self righteousness and bitterness. Secondly what happened to human decency? What if the woman had a heart attack and was unconscious? Don't tell me its not the wardens job, because that's a crap argument. Parking laws can be enforced but can be done so in a far friendlier manner than they are at the moment. This is about revenue generation by a greedy Labour run council. I can tell you I've just travelled to Munich and the city centre parking laws are far less strict than Southampton, even though it is a bigger city. Anyway, to the sad **** who spend their day ripping into anyone who drives a BMW or seems better off than they are, get a life you bunch of tossers. manic75
  • Score: 2

7:35am Sun 20 Jul 14

Dai Rear says...

All the chivvying and skimming "wardens" should be driven out of the Temple and put to work cleaning up the roadsides and mending the roads
All the chivvying and skimming "wardens" should be driven out of the Temple and put to work cleaning up the roadsides and mending the roads Dai Rear
  • Score: -6

9:02am Sun 20 Jul 14

Monkreadusuk says...

Not sure how much of the article to believe. She says she bought a ticket for an hour and was issued a pcn 5 minutes after it ran out. Either the pcn was wrongly issued or she is incorrect. 10 minutes must be given after an expired ticket. Unless she didn't have a ticket at all, in which case 5 minutes is all that is needed! Poor reporting maybe
Not sure how much of the article to believe. She says she bought a ticket for an hour and was issued a pcn 5 minutes after it ran out. Either the pcn was wrongly issued or she is incorrect. 10 minutes must be given after an expired ticket. Unless she didn't have a ticket at all, in which case 5 minutes is all that is needed! Poor reporting maybe Monkreadusuk
  • Score: 5

9:05am Sun 20 Jul 14

andysaints007 says...

mr.southampton wrote:
If she was that tired should she really have been contemplating driving?
PRATT
[quote][p][bold]mr.southampton[/bold] wrote: If she was that tired should she really have been contemplating driving?[/p][/quote]PRATT andysaints007
  • Score: -10

9:09am Sun 20 Jul 14

andysaints007 says...

Saintly Sam wrote:
The gardeners wrote:
The lady should have known that the lesson would have taken longer than an hour and paid for 2 hours. I agree that if she was that tired she should not be driveing.
She was not driving, she was parked, and a short nap is advised for tired drivers.

What a bunch of "holier than thou" dipsticks you lot are, she was 5 minutes over, big deal, why not give people a little leeway, the idiot in uniform thought that she was an easy target, another victim to help meet his quota, the incompetent Southampton council uses these fines to help prop up their own financial failings.
Wel said - most of the previous posters are complete numptys! They probably stare at the Echo page waiting for another story to appear so they can post their pathetic, moaning, whinging comments. Jusy imagine what life must be like living with these planks!
[quote][p][bold]Saintly Sam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The gardeners[/bold] wrote: The lady should have known that the lesson would have taken longer than an hour and paid for 2 hours. I agree that if she was that tired she should not be driveing.[/p][/quote]She was not driving, she was parked, and a short nap is advised for tired drivers. What a bunch of "holier than thou" dipsticks you lot are, she was 5 minutes over, big deal, why not give people a little leeway, the idiot in uniform thought that she was an easy target, another victim to help meet his quota, the incompetent Southampton council uses these fines to help prop up their own financial failings.[/p][/quote]Wel said - most of the previous posters are complete numptys! They probably stare at the Echo page waiting for another story to appear so they can post their pathetic, moaning, whinging comments. Jusy imagine what life must be like living with these planks! andysaints007
  • Score: 4

9:10am Sun 20 Jul 14

andysaints007 says...

Monkreadusuk wrote:
Not sure how much of the article to believe. She says she bought a ticket for an hour and was issued a pcn 5 minutes after it ran out. Either the pcn was wrongly issued or she is incorrect. 10 minutes must be given after an expired ticket. Unless she didn't have a ticket at all, in which case 5 minutes is all that is needed! Poor reporting maybe
.....or maybe not
[quote][p][bold]Monkreadusuk[/bold] wrote: Not sure how much of the article to believe. She says she bought a ticket for an hour and was issued a pcn 5 minutes after it ran out. Either the pcn was wrongly issued or she is incorrect. 10 minutes must be given after an expired ticket. Unless she didn't have a ticket at all, in which case 5 minutes is all that is needed! Poor reporting maybe[/p][/quote].....or maybe not andysaints007
  • Score: -5

9:50am Sun 20 Jul 14

BeyondImagination says...

I knew a man who made his mother's life hell. When she died he felt very guilty and decided to do something useful to society. But then he became a traffic warden instead.
I knew a man who made his mother's life hell. When she died he felt very guilty and decided to do something useful to society. But then he became a traffic warden instead. BeyondImagination
  • Score: -6

9:54am Sun 20 Jul 14

espanuel says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
espanuel wrote:
You sad lot for a Saturday morning, I wonder what you would have done if you were in that situation? Secondly why didn't the traffic warden check to see if the lady was OK even though she was asleep. IF the lady had not been well and the traffic warden ignored her, you lot would have been on here slagging the warden down. Get a life you lot. Seems to me you cannot write anything positive on here.
Although you got the thumbs down,you have a point.I've seen people asleep in cars myself and wondered whether or not they might be in the middle of a diabetic or epileptic episode.So I agree that the sensible thing to do would have been for the warden to have checked,as it was rather disingenuous of him to have subsequently said he didn't know whether he had seen the woman.That more or less implies he was more interested in ticketing,and sneaking off,than giving the lady the benefit of the doubt,or,as you very rightly suggest,checking to see if she was poorly.
Having said all of that though,instead of posing for yawning photos, I agree that she should accept that you don't drop off 5 minutes before your ticket expires,and then expect not to pay when you go over time.
Neither the driver,or the warden come out of this sorry incident very well.
Posiitively4thStreet .
Thank you very much.
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]espanuel[/bold] wrote: You sad lot for a Saturday morning, I wonder what you would have done if you were in that situation? Secondly why didn't the traffic warden check to see if the lady was OK even though she was asleep. IF the lady had not been well and the traffic warden ignored her, you lot would have been on here slagging the warden down. Get a life you lot. Seems to me you cannot write anything positive on here.[/p][/quote]Although you got the thumbs down,you have a point.I've seen people asleep in cars myself and wondered whether or not they might be in the middle of a diabetic or epileptic episode.So I agree that the sensible thing to do would have been for the warden to have checked,as it was rather disingenuous of him to have subsequently said he didn't know whether he had seen the woman.That more or less implies he was more interested in ticketing,and sneaking off,than giving the lady the benefit of the doubt,or,as you very rightly suggest,checking to see if she was poorly. Having said all of that though,instead of posing for yawning photos, I agree that she should accept that you don't drop off 5 minutes before your ticket expires,and then expect not to pay when you go over time. Neither the driver,or the warden come out of this sorry incident very well.[/p][/quote]Posiitively4thStreet . Thank you very much. espanuel
  • Score: 5

11:05am Sun 20 Jul 14

BitterneP@rk says...

Solent Soul wrote:
I've never understood why they expect customers to spend money to park & then go & spend money in the shops, no wonder Internet shopping has become so popular. If they want to encourage more money being spent on the high street, then why don't they introduce a refund on parking charges if you spend over £5 in the local shops!
I think Internet shopping is great in so many ways but one huge downside is it's contribution to the death of the High Street. The fact is, money is the big factor and the cost of buying a CD etc from HMV, plus the parking, makes it probably double the cost of buying it online. Maybe both of these costs are unavoidably high. But if HMV can't get lower rents for their sites, and if councils can't find a better way of generating themselves more money then those facts will remain and they will both lose their incomes.

Do the council need to charge so much for parking and then fines? The evening parking charge is ridiculous. I mean, this is just complete ineptness and they can save a load of wasted cash immediately by sacking the idiot who came up with that idea. It just doesn't make money at all.

Street parking is free on Sundays until 1pm to be fair so they got that right. But that's their only concession during shopping hours.

I once got a fine from a SCC car park when my ticket ran out at 5.15pm on a Sunday; a quarter of an hour after the shops closed. My error for not realising they charge up to 6pm. But why? It's just another way of generating money.

I'd also hope there is some transparency in the way that SCC raise their money from parking. It's interesting that a few people have mentioned "quotas" - any evidence of this?
[quote][p][bold]Solent Soul[/bold] wrote: I've never understood why they expect customers to spend money to park & then go & spend money in the shops, no wonder Internet shopping has become so popular. If they want to encourage more money being spent on the high street, then why don't they introduce a refund on parking charges if you spend over £5 in the local shops![/p][/quote]I think Internet shopping is great in so many ways but one huge downside is it's contribution to the death of the High Street. The fact is, money is the big factor and the cost of buying a CD etc from HMV, plus the parking, makes it probably double the cost of buying it online. Maybe both of these costs are unavoidably high. But if HMV can't get lower rents for their sites, and if councils can't find a better way of generating themselves more money then those facts will remain and they will both lose their incomes. Do the council need to charge so much for parking and then fines? The evening parking charge is ridiculous. I mean, this is just complete ineptness and they can save a load of wasted cash immediately by sacking the idiot who came up with that idea. It just doesn't make money at all. Street parking is free on Sundays until 1pm to be fair so they got that right. But that's their only concession during shopping hours. I once got a fine from a SCC car park when my ticket ran out at 5.15pm on a Sunday; a quarter of an hour after the shops closed. My error for not realising they charge up to 6pm. But why? It's just another way of generating money. I'd also hope there is some transparency in the way that SCC raise their money from parking. It's interesting that a few people have mentioned "quotas" - any evidence of this? BitterneP@rk
  • Score: -1

12:32pm Sun 20 Jul 14

forest hump says...

BitterneP@rk wrote:
Solent Soul wrote:
I've never understood why they expect customers to spend money to park & then go & spend money in the shops, no wonder Internet shopping has become so popular. If they want to encourage more money being spent on the high street, then why don't they introduce a refund on parking charges if you spend over £5 in the local shops!
I think Internet shopping is great in so many ways but one huge downside is it's contribution to the death of the High Street. The fact is, money is the big factor and the cost of buying a CD etc from HMV, plus the parking, makes it probably double the cost of buying it online. Maybe both of these costs are unavoidably high. But if HMV can't get lower rents for their sites, and if councils can't find a better way of generating themselves more money then those facts will remain and they will both lose their incomes.

Do the council need to charge so much for parking and then fines? The evening parking charge is ridiculous. I mean, this is just complete ineptness and they can save a load of wasted cash immediately by sacking the idiot who came up with that idea. It just doesn't make money at all.

Street parking is free on Sundays until 1pm to be fair so they got that right. But that's their only concession during shopping hours.

I once got a fine from a SCC car park when my ticket ran out at 5.15pm on a Sunday; a quarter of an hour after the shops closed. My error for not realising they charge up to 6pm. But why? It's just another way of generating money.

I'd also hope there is some transparency in the way that SCC raise their money from parking. It's interesting that a few people have mentioned "quotas" - any evidence of this?
It is all down to greed from inept councillors. They are incapable and ignorant. If parking fees were dropped to a token gesture, enough to maintain appropriate management. It would encourage inner city shopping. Currently the greedy s*ds, and I include the private sector who own West Quay etc, can only see parking as a source of profit. Incapable of lateral thinking and innovation.
[quote][p][bold]BitterneP@rk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Solent Soul[/bold] wrote: I've never understood why they expect customers to spend money to park & then go & spend money in the shops, no wonder Internet shopping has become so popular. If they want to encourage more money being spent on the high street, then why don't they introduce a refund on parking charges if you spend over £5 in the local shops![/p][/quote]I think Internet shopping is great in so many ways but one huge downside is it's contribution to the death of the High Street. The fact is, money is the big factor and the cost of buying a CD etc from HMV, plus the parking, makes it probably double the cost of buying it online. Maybe both of these costs are unavoidably high. But if HMV can't get lower rents for their sites, and if councils can't find a better way of generating themselves more money then those facts will remain and they will both lose their incomes. Do the council need to charge so much for parking and then fines? The evening parking charge is ridiculous. I mean, this is just complete ineptness and they can save a load of wasted cash immediately by sacking the idiot who came up with that idea. It just doesn't make money at all. Street parking is free on Sundays until 1pm to be fair so they got that right. But that's their only concession during shopping hours. I once got a fine from a SCC car park when my ticket ran out at 5.15pm on a Sunday; a quarter of an hour after the shops closed. My error for not realising they charge up to 6pm. But why? It's just another way of generating money. I'd also hope there is some transparency in the way that SCC raise their money from parking. It's interesting that a few people have mentioned "quotas" - any evidence of this?[/p][/quote]It is all down to greed from inept councillors. They are incapable and ignorant. If parking fees were dropped to a token gesture, enough to maintain appropriate management. It would encourage inner city shopping. Currently the greedy s*ds, and I include the private sector who own West Quay etc, can only see parking as a source of profit. Incapable of lateral thinking and innovation. forest hump
  • Score: -1

1:10pm Sun 20 Jul 14

chloexx says...

Winsaint wrote:
richieroo wrote:
wwozzer wrote:
chloexx wrote:
mr.southampton wrote:
If she was that tired should she really have been contemplating driving?
Well said, my thoughts exactly .especially with children in the car ...
What a couple of self righteous idiots. I challenge you to work in education full time, raise a family and not take the opportunity to have a cheeky dose when it arises......no matter where it is.

As for the fine, she should just pay up.
I challenge anyone who "works" in "full time" education to actually work full time what with all the holidays & teacher "training" days lmfao!!. No excuse woman if you're that tired you shouldn't be driving end of!.
Umm
As a parent of a Primary school teacher i can assure you it aint easy, She leaves every morning around 7.15 and returns each night at 6.30 this at a school no more than 10 minute drive from home. The time is spent planning and also preparing for lessons for 30 children and then marking at the end of the day. Easy to say look at all the time off they get but i for one recongnise this is not a 9 to 5 proffession and dedicated teachers deserve more than the sweeping statement you have made.
ummmmmm,
if shes lives in Eastleigh then why doent she just go to flemming park
.Also your grammar for a teacher is dreadful...
Enjoy you LONG summer break.
ummmmmmm,
[quote][p][bold]Winsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]richieroo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wwozzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chloexx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mr.southampton[/bold] wrote: If she was that tired should she really have been contemplating driving?[/p][/quote]Well said, my thoughts exactly .especially with children in the car ...[/p][/quote]What a couple of self righteous idiots. I challenge you to work in education full time, raise a family and not take the opportunity to have a cheeky dose when it arises......no matter where it is. As for the fine, she should just pay up.[/p][/quote]I challenge anyone who "works" in "full time" education to actually work full time what with all the holidays & teacher "training" days lmfao!!. No excuse woman if you're that tired you shouldn't be driving end of!.[/p][/quote]Umm As a parent of a Primary school teacher i can assure you it aint easy, She leaves every morning around 7.15 and returns each night at 6.30 this at a school no more than 10 minute drive from home. The time is spent planning and also preparing for lessons for 30 children and then marking at the end of the day. Easy to say look at all the time off they get but i for one recongnise this is not a 9 to 5 proffession and dedicated teachers deserve more than the sweeping statement you have made.[/p][/quote]ummmmmm, if shes lives in Eastleigh then why doent she just go to flemming park .Also your grammar for a teacher is dreadful... Enjoy you LONG summer break. ummmmmmm, chloexx
  • Score: 2

1:19pm Sun 20 Jul 14

chloexx says...

manic75 wrote:
From the comments posted here its clear there are some sad recluses on this site. What on East has her choice of car (BMW) got to do with this? You bitter, jealous bunch of ****. What do you drive? Old beat up Rovers? I have two BMWs. Does that make me bad? Get a life you ****. Perhaps step 1 is to find out the root causes behind your bitterness. Do your wives beat you? Have you had a rotten life? Perhaps closet paedophiles who hide behind a smoke screen of self righteousness and bitterness.

Secondly what happened to human decency? What if the woman had a heart attack and was unconscious? Don't tell me its not the wardens job, because that's a crap argument. Parking laws can be enforced but can be done so in a far friendlier manner than they are at the moment. This is about revenue generation by a greedy Labour run council. I can tell you I've just travelled to Munich and the city centre parking laws are far less strict than Southampton, even though it is a bigger city.

Anyway, to the sad **** who spend their day ripping into anyone who drives a BMW or seems better off than they are, get a life you bunch of tossers.
if she was dead she would have had flies all over her and she would of been knocking up a bit in this heat ,
TORY BOY.................
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[quote][p][bold]manic75[/bold] wrote: From the comments posted here its clear there are some sad recluses on this site. What on East has her choice of car (BMW) got to do with this? You bitter, jealous bunch of ****. What do you drive? Old beat up Rovers? I have two BMWs. Does that make me bad? Get a life you ****. Perhaps step 1 is to find out the root causes behind your bitterness. Do your wives beat you? Have you had a rotten life? Perhaps closet paedophiles who hide behind a smoke screen of self righteousness and bitterness. Secondly what happened to human decency? What if the woman had a heart attack and was unconscious? Don't tell me its not the wardens job, because that's a crap argument. Parking laws can be enforced but can be done so in a far friendlier manner than they are at the moment. This is about revenue generation by a greedy Labour run council. I can tell you I've just travelled to Munich and the city centre parking laws are far less strict than Southampton, even though it is a bigger city. Anyway, to the sad **** who spend their day ripping into anyone who drives a BMW or seems better off than they are, get a life you bunch of tossers.[/p][/quote]if she was dead she would have had flies all over her and she would of been knocking up a bit in this heat , TORY BOY................. .... chloexx
  • Score: -3

1:51pm Sun 20 Jul 14

BitterneP@rk says...

Chloexx - still not sure why it's so relevant that she's a teacher but don't let that interfere with the chip on your shoulder. I'm sorry you still feel peeved at your teachers for whatever it was that still haunts you and I guess you feel let down they didn't help you with your grammar either, but you can look up stuff like full stops and apostrophes on Wikipedia even.

My grammar's not the best but at least I can use some of the six weeks I have to burn to learn that better if you have time to tutor. Though I must say accelerated decomposition of bodies is something you could also teach a few people a thing or two.
Chloexx - still not sure why it's so relevant that she's a teacher but don't let that interfere with the chip on your shoulder. I'm sorry you still feel peeved at your teachers for whatever it was that still haunts you and I guess you feel let down they didn't help you with your grammar either, but you can look up stuff like full stops and apostrophes on Wikipedia even. My grammar's not the best but at least I can use some of the six weeks I have to burn to learn that better if you have time to tutor. Though I must say accelerated decomposition of bodies is something you could also teach a few people a thing or two. BitterneP@rk
  • Score: -4

1:54pm Sun 20 Jul 14

BitterneP@rk says...

Sue also must tell us why she went to The Quays rather than Flemming Park. Come on Sue, this is a crucial fact for CSIxx over here................
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Sue also must tell us why she went to The Quays rather than Flemming Park. Come on Sue, this is a crucial fact for CSIxx over here................ .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... ................. BitterneP@rk
  • Score: -2

4:56pm Sun 20 Jul 14

manic75 says...

chloexx wrote:
manic75 wrote:
From the comments posted here its clear there are some sad recluses on this site. What on East has her choice of car (BMW) got to do with this? You bitter, jealous bunch of ****. What do you drive? Old beat up Rovers? I have two BMWs. Does that make me bad? Get a life you ****. Perhaps step 1 is to find out the root causes behind your bitterness. Do your wives beat you? Have you had a rotten life? Perhaps closet paedophiles who hide behind a smoke screen of self righteousness and bitterness.

Secondly what happened to human decency? What if the woman had a heart attack and was unconscious? Don't tell me its not the wardens job, because that's a crap argument. Parking laws can be enforced but can be done so in a far friendlier manner than they are at the moment. This is about revenue generation by a greedy Labour run council. I can tell you I've just travelled to Munich and the city centre parking laws are far less strict than Southampton, even though it is a bigger city.

Anyway, to the sad **** who spend their day ripping into anyone who drives a BMW or seems better off than they are, get a life you bunch of tossers.
if she was dead she would have had flies all over her and she would of been knocking up a bit in this heat ,
TORY BOY.................

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Proves my point. Thanks Chloe.
[quote][p][bold]chloexx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]manic75[/bold] wrote: From the comments posted here its clear there are some sad recluses on this site. What on East has her choice of car (BMW) got to do with this? You bitter, jealous bunch of ****. What do you drive? Old beat up Rovers? I have two BMWs. Does that make me bad? Get a life you ****. Perhaps step 1 is to find out the root causes behind your bitterness. Do your wives beat you? Have you had a rotten life? Perhaps closet paedophiles who hide behind a smoke screen of self righteousness and bitterness. Secondly what happened to human decency? What if the woman had a heart attack and was unconscious? Don't tell me its not the wardens job, because that's a crap argument. Parking laws can be enforced but can be done so in a far friendlier manner than they are at the moment. This is about revenue generation by a greedy Labour run council. I can tell you I've just travelled to Munich and the city centre parking laws are far less strict than Southampton, even though it is a bigger city. Anyway, to the sad **** who spend their day ripping into anyone who drives a BMW or seems better off than they are, get a life you bunch of tossers.[/p][/quote]if she was dead she would have had flies all over her and she would of been knocking up a bit in this heat , TORY BOY................. ....[/p][/quote]Proves my point. Thanks Chloe. manic75
  • Score: 3

4:59pm Sun 20 Jul 14

manic75 says...

chloexx wrote:
Winsaint wrote:
richieroo wrote:
wwozzer wrote:
chloexx wrote:
mr.southampton wrote:
If she was that tired should she really have been contemplating driving?
Well said, my thoughts exactly .especially with children in the car ...
What a couple of self righteous idiots. I challenge you to work in education full time, raise a family and not take the opportunity to have a cheeky dose when it arises......no matter where it is.

As for the fine, she should just pay up.
I challenge anyone who "works" in "full time" education to actually work full time what with all the holidays & teacher "training" days lmfao!!. No excuse woman if you're that tired you shouldn't be driving end of!.
Umm
As a parent of a Primary school teacher i can assure you it aint easy, She leaves every morning around 7.15 and returns each night at 6.30 this at a school no more than 10 minute drive from home. The time is spent planning and also preparing for lessons for 30 children and then marking at the end of the day. Easy to say look at all the time off they get but i for one recongnise this is not a 9 to 5 proffession and dedicated teachers deserve more than the sweeping statement you have made.
ummmmmm,
if shes lives in Eastleigh then why doent she just go to flemming park
.Also your grammar for a teacher is dreadful...
Enjoy you LONG summer break.
ummmmmmm,
Because Fleming Park is full of chavs.
[quote][p][bold]chloexx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Winsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]richieroo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wwozzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chloexx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mr.southampton[/bold] wrote: If she was that tired should she really have been contemplating driving?[/p][/quote]Well said, my thoughts exactly .especially with children in the car ...[/p][/quote]What a couple of self righteous idiots. I challenge you to work in education full time, raise a family and not take the opportunity to have a cheeky dose when it arises......no matter where it is. As for the fine, she should just pay up.[/p][/quote]I challenge anyone who "works" in "full time" education to actually work full time what with all the holidays & teacher "training" days lmfao!!. No excuse woman if you're that tired you shouldn't be driving end of!.[/p][/quote]Umm As a parent of a Primary school teacher i can assure you it aint easy, She leaves every morning around 7.15 and returns each night at 6.30 this at a school no more than 10 minute drive from home. The time is spent planning and also preparing for lessons for 30 children and then marking at the end of the day. Easy to say look at all the time off they get but i for one recongnise this is not a 9 to 5 proffession and dedicated teachers deserve more than the sweeping statement you have made.[/p][/quote]ummmmmm, if shes lives in Eastleigh then why doent she just go to flemming park .Also your grammar for a teacher is dreadful... Enjoy you LONG summer break. ummmmmmm,[/p][/quote]Because Fleming Park is full of chavs. manic75
  • Score: 8

8:41pm Sun 20 Jul 14

andysaints007 says...

chloexx wrote:
Winsaint wrote:
richieroo wrote:
wwozzer wrote:
chloexx wrote:
mr.southampton wrote:
If she was that tired should she really have been contemplating driving?
Well said, my thoughts exactly .especially with children in the car ...
What a couple of self righteous idiots. I challenge you to work in education full time, raise a family and not take the opportunity to have a cheeky dose when it arises......no matter where it is.

As for the fine, she should just pay up.
I challenge anyone who "works" in "full time" education to actually work full time what with all the holidays & teacher "training" days lmfao!!. No excuse woman if you're that tired you shouldn't be driving end of!.
Umm
As a parent of a Primary school teacher i can assure you it aint easy, She leaves every morning around 7.15 and returns each night at 6.30 this at a school no more than 10 minute drive from home. The time is spent planning and also preparing for lessons for 30 children and then marking at the end of the day. Easy to say look at all the time off they get but i for one recongnise this is not a 9 to 5 proffession and dedicated teachers deserve more than the sweeping statement you have made.
ummmmmm,
if shes lives in Eastleigh then why doent she just go to flemming park
.Also your grammar for a teacher is dreadful...
Enjoy you LONG summer break.
ummmmmmm,
chloexx = numpty
[quote][p][bold]chloexx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Winsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]richieroo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wwozzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chloexx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mr.southampton[/bold] wrote: If she was that tired should she really have been contemplating driving?[/p][/quote]Well said, my thoughts exactly .especially with children in the car ...[/p][/quote]What a couple of self righteous idiots. I challenge you to work in education full time, raise a family and not take the opportunity to have a cheeky dose when it arises......no matter where it is. As for the fine, she should just pay up.[/p][/quote]I challenge anyone who "works" in "full time" education to actually work full time what with all the holidays & teacher "training" days lmfao!!. No excuse woman if you're that tired you shouldn't be driving end of!.[/p][/quote]Umm As a parent of a Primary school teacher i can assure you it aint easy, She leaves every morning around 7.15 and returns each night at 6.30 this at a school no more than 10 minute drive from home. The time is spent planning and also preparing for lessons for 30 children and then marking at the end of the day. Easy to say look at all the time off they get but i for one recongnise this is not a 9 to 5 proffession and dedicated teachers deserve more than the sweeping statement you have made.[/p][/quote]ummmmmm, if shes lives in Eastleigh then why doent she just go to flemming park .Also your grammar for a teacher is dreadful... Enjoy you LONG summer break. ummmmmmm,[/p][/quote]chloexx = numpty andysaints007
  • Score: 6

10:23am Mon 21 Jul 14

banditmike says...

Typical council just another mean way to get more cash out of you, poor woman could have been dead, I know she's a teacher and probably has a bit more cash than most, but still not the point.
Typical council just another mean way to get more cash out of you, poor woman could have been dead, I know she's a teacher and probably has a bit more cash than most, but still not the point. banditmike
  • Score: -2

12:07pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Oldlag says...

As an ex-lag, I used to accept punishment as an occupational hazard. There’s an old saying if you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime love. I was doing a house once and fell asleep, got woken by the owner and ended doing 2 years at her majesty’s. It was a fair cop, I didn’t complain to the press. But what is happening to this country when a lady can’t even have a kip without some jobsworth giving her a ticket. I’ve done some bad things but I ain’t ever fined a lady for falling asleep. I say if you want to kip, vote UKIP.
As an ex-lag, I used to accept punishment as an occupational hazard. There’s an old saying if you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime love. I was doing a house once and fell asleep, got woken by the owner and ended doing 2 years at her majesty’s. It was a fair cop, I didn’t complain to the press. But what is happening to this country when a lady can’t even have a kip without some jobsworth giving her a ticket. I’ve done some bad things but I ain’t ever fined a lady for falling asleep. I say if you want to kip, vote UKIP. Oldlag
  • Score: 5

6:57pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Monkreadusuk says...

andysaints007 wrote:
Monkreadusuk wrote:
Not sure how much of the article to believe. She says she bought a ticket for an hour and was issued a pcn 5 minutes after it ran out. Either the pcn was wrongly issued or she is incorrect. 10 minutes must be given after an expired ticket. Unless she didn't have a ticket at all, in which case 5 minutes is all that is needed! Poor reporting maybe
.....or maybe not
Turns out that maybe she didn't have a ticket after all, good old Echo reporting strikes again :P
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Monkreadusuk[/bold] wrote: Not sure how much of the article to believe. She says she bought a ticket for an hour and was issued a pcn 5 minutes after it ran out. Either the pcn was wrongly issued or she is incorrect. 10 minutes must be given after an expired ticket. Unless she didn't have a ticket at all, in which case 5 minutes is all that is needed! Poor reporting maybe[/p][/quote].....or maybe not[/p][/quote]Turns out that maybe she didn't have a ticket after all, good old Echo reporting strikes again :P Monkreadusuk
  • Score: 0

12:39pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Kamawoop says...

vik1973 wrote:
Notice the warden said" i don't know if i saw you " what he should have said was "i did'nt see you" an obvious lie from the warden ,which just displays lack of morals and common decency on his part,enforced by the councils high targets for tickets issued. I also agree with previous post if she was that tired, a quick sleep would have been wise.The fact she had a paid ticket (regardless 5 mins over)shows a willingness to abide by car park rules ,therefore this should be overturned.The only negative i would say is the yawning picture which was a daft thing to stage.
No! Notice that Sue said the warden said "I don't know if I saw you". What may well have happened is that the warden didn't see her.
[quote][p][bold]vik1973[/bold] wrote: Notice the warden said" i don't know if i saw you " what he should have said was "i did'nt see you" an obvious lie from the warden ,which just displays lack of morals and common decency on his part,enforced by the councils high targets for tickets issued. I also agree with previous post if she was that tired, a quick sleep would have been wise.The fact she had a paid ticket (regardless 5 mins over)shows a willingness to abide by car park rules ,therefore this should be overturned.The only negative i would say is the yawning picture which was a daft thing to stage.[/p][/quote]No! Notice that Sue said the warden said "I don't know if I saw you". What may well have happened is that the warden didn't see her. Kamawoop
  • Score: 1

3:03pm Sun 3 Aug 14

chloexx says...

andysaints007 wrote:
chloexx wrote:
Winsaint wrote:
richieroo wrote:
wwozzer wrote:
chloexx wrote:
mr.southampton wrote:
If she was that tired should she really have been contemplating driving?
Well said, my thoughts exactly .especially with children in the car ...
What a couple of self righteous idiots. I challenge you to work in education full time, raise a family and not take the opportunity to have a cheeky dose when it arises......no matter where it is.

As for the fine, she should just pay up.
I challenge anyone who "works" in "full time" education to actually work full time what with all the holidays & teacher "training" days lmfao!!. No excuse woman if you're that tired you shouldn't be driving end of!.
Umm
As a parent of a Primary school teacher i can assure you it aint easy, She leaves every morning around 7.15 and returns each night at 6.30 this at a school no more than 10 minute drive from home. The time is spent planning and also preparing for lessons for 30 children and then marking at the end of the day. Easy to say look at all the time off they get but i for one recongnise this is not a 9 to 5 proffession and dedicated teachers deserve more than the sweeping statement you have made.
ummmmmm,
if shes lives in Eastleigh then why doent she just go to flemming park
.Also your grammar for a teacher is dreadful...
Enjoy you LONG summer break.
ummmmmmm,
chloexx = numpty
T w a t
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chloexx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Winsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]richieroo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wwozzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chloexx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mr.southampton[/bold] wrote: If she was that tired should she really have been contemplating driving?[/p][/quote]Well said, my thoughts exactly .especially with children in the car ...[/p][/quote]What a couple of self righteous idiots. I challenge you to work in education full time, raise a family and not take the opportunity to have a cheeky dose when it arises......no matter where it is. As for the fine, she should just pay up.[/p][/quote]I challenge anyone who "works" in "full time" education to actually work full time what with all the holidays & teacher "training" days lmfao!!. No excuse woman if you're that tired you shouldn't be driving end of!.[/p][/quote]Umm As a parent of a Primary school teacher i can assure you it aint easy, She leaves every morning around 7.15 and returns each night at 6.30 this at a school no more than 10 minute drive from home. The time is spent planning and also preparing for lessons for 30 children and then marking at the end of the day. Easy to say look at all the time off they get but i for one recongnise this is not a 9 to 5 proffession and dedicated teachers deserve more than the sweeping statement you have made.[/p][/quote]ummmmmm, if shes lives in Eastleigh then why doent she just go to flemming park .Also your grammar for a teacher is dreadful... Enjoy you LONG summer break. ummmmmmm,[/p][/quote]chloexx = numpty[/p][/quote]T w a t chloexx
  • Score: -2

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