Don’t park there

Kapi-Mana News - - OPIN­ION -


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

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