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I’ll tell you what pisses me off, seeing as you’re interested; that’s the scrotes who aren’t disabled that park in Blue Badge parking spots.

Now I know what you’re thinking.  “How do you know they’re not disabled? Not all disabilities are visible, you know”.

Ok.  I buy this. And I have to say that I’m not above the hypocrisy of parking there myself when other places aren’t available.  Take last Thursday, for example.

I’d gone to Donny’s WellSpoken Open Mic and found the only remaining parking spot available – a Blue Badge one.  I took it but felt the need to confess my guilt to one of the other poets having a fag outside the pub.

“Well,” he said sympathetically, “not all disabilities are visible”.

“I know” I said. “But that’s not the point.  I haven’t got one”.

“Yes you have,“ he said “You write shit poetry”.

Fair enough.




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John Coopey

Mon 26th Sep 2022 13:31

I have to confess it’s all true, Isobel, apart from the source of the “punchline”. I said it and not him.

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Mon 26th Sep 2022 09:38

Well I'm left not believing that you parked in a disabled spot. Surely that was a white lie just so you could get your punch line in?

On the subject of disabled parking, at our local cinema I'm mystified at the number of disabled parking bays that have been allocated. When I go to the cinema and have to park about a mile away, I keep looking out for these armies of wheelchairs that should be converging on the cinema - wondering if I'll even get a seat.

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John Coopey

Sun 25th Sep 2022 19:45

Thankyou John. My official moniker is “t’finest bloody poet from Chapel Haddlesey ever to draw breath”.

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John Botterill

Sun 25th Sep 2022 15:28

I don't believe this, John. You never write shit poetry! You're the bard of... somewhere or other! I read it on your blog once! 😎

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John Coopey

Tue 20th Sep 2022 16:33

I had rather hoped someone might say something on the lines of “Shit poetry? You, John? Surely not!” But, hey ho, never mind.
Thanks for the Likes, Frederick, Stephen A, Stephen G and Jennifer.

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