While the thought of someone parking across your driveway might seem annoying, the majority of us would be understanding if there was an emergency.
Unfortunately that wasn’t the case in Lymington, on the English south coast, where a homeowner lashed out at paramedics who had parked across their driveway.
On Thursday, South Central Ambulance Service paramedics Zoe and Chris returned to their ambulance after responding to an emergency call for help.
On the ambulance was an abusive note which read: “Dumbass! You are fully blocking my driveway!”
South Central Ambulance Service then shared the note to Twitter, pleading with people to be more understanding of emergency services.
“It’s not always possible to park without obstructing traffic flow or driveways as parking further away could add minutes to our arrival time that the patient simply doesn’t have,” they tweeted, adding the hashtag #DontAbuseOurStaff.
The tweet soon sparked a furious response, with people quick to call out the homeowner’s “disgusting” behaviour.
Meanwhile others responded to say that they had no problems with emergency staff parking across their driveway — with one person even inviting them in for a cuppa.
South Central Ambulance Service’s governor Barry Lipscomb also responded to the note, tweeting that the views expressed in the note were thankfully in the minority.