Don’t park there
I was saddened to read this article (KMN, August 16) regarding that man parking in the supermarket taxi stand.
It seems he was not charged for firstly parking in a taxi stand, and secondly it intimated he was parking there to keep his ninemonth-old baby cool in the shade, while he was going into the supermarket. Why weren’t the police called and charge him with child neglect?
My daughters go to and from Johnsonville School by the Porirua taxi cabs and over the years I have found them a really friendly and helpful bunch. They have a good sense of humour and really care about my daughters.
Often my girls come skipping in with cake made by the taxi man’s wife. I can personally vouch for many of them, I know lots of the drivers and they really are a lovely set of people. The lady in the office who takes the calls is also a real gem, a lovely lady.
That man who parks in a taxi stand has no idea what it means to people who call on the taxi to take them home. Often elderly, or those infirm or disabled who can’t drive. What a jerk to park in the taxi stand and block a taxi from