Before I mention the upsetting thing, a picture of lovely happy muddy Labradors to ameliorate the aforementioned upset.
At the supermarket I park in the Disabled Parking, I have a sticker and it means I don't have to carry my groceries or push the trolley a long way. The spaces are poorly marked and able bodied people do this:
I went in to pick up a few groceries, and no-one was parked next to me when I came back. A kind older man tapped on my window and said that someone had scratched my car very badly. He had seen a big 4WD try to fit in the tiny space between my car and another car parked legally in the Disabled spot. They tried to park, banged into my car and kept going for a while, and then quickly reversed and drove away before he could see their number plate.
I went to the office of the people who are in charge of managing the car park and complained. I know you park at your own risk, but I wanted to make them aware of the issue. I was visibly upset and all the young man said was: We are marking the lines next week. Perhaps. Weather permitting. That was it, no understanding words or commiseration or acknowledgement at all. Then he went out the back to continue chatting to his friends.
Shepherd & Heap? At the moment I think of them a Shepherd & Uriah Heep. (I know he wasn't obsequious, but it sounds right) The young man was either a Shepherd or a Heap, I can't remember because I was too upset, but with his smart shirt and tie he was beastly careless. To me, this is really upsetting: my lovely car that I have looked after so well is scratched and dented. Between the Cowardly Parker and Shepherd & Heap I've had a very unhappy and sad afternoon. I had to take to my bed and have a Georgette Heyer Decline.
I have insurance, but I know there is an excess and cars cost a lot to repair. I shall have to see what can be done though, because the Cowardly Parker has scratched the paint right off and it may go rusty.
More happy Labradors to distract me: Gilly and Sandy playing and Peri trotting away from the boisterous youngsters to do her own thing.
MrsDrWho and I stepped back in time and sewed February's Craftsy BOM #1. We have instituted Occasional BOM Sewing Wednesday. Next year we hope MrsReno and MsSportyTeacher are going to come along and we are all going to sew our new BOM quilts together. We are looking forward to it and I looked at new fat Quarters this morning. I may look again to cheer myself up.
Or not. I feel quite worn out from the Cowardly Parker incident. It's a good thing I prepared my Friday Food earlier: something for the Footy Finals this weekend. And now I need a nice cup of sweet tea and a hot water bottle to cuddle in lieu of a Labrador: they're outside playing!!!