SNOBBERY AT IT’S FINEST! WOMAN GETS CAR SHAMED IN SHANKLIN

In an incident reminiscent of an episode of Keeping Up Appearances, a driver who parked on a quiet street in Shanklin has been car shamed by a resident by way of a letter placed on her windscreen.

In an apparently unprovoked move, Littlestairs Road’s answer to Mrs Bucket (pronounced Bouquet, of course!) left the note on the woman’s car, complaining that the Skoda didn’t fit in with the other vehicles in the area, and its presence left the area looking ‘like Beirut’.

Posting the ordeal on Facebook, Julia – the owner of the vehicle,  expressed her dismay over the note, which read:

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“I hope you don’t mind, but would you kindly not park your vehicle on this road please? This is a nice respectable road and it now looks like Beirut.

“WE don’t drive such vehicles so perhaps you could in future park it somewhere more appropriate. Like the DUMP!”

Despite the nasty nature of the note, Julia seems to have taken the note in good spirits, commenting:

“Because my car isn’t a show off Range Rover or some other 4×4 for popping the kids to & from school…

“Can all my Island friends with slightly rougher, but much loved looking vehicles pop over to Littlestairs Rd in Shanklin and give these t*****s a taste of what Beirut might look like?

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“On the other hand, it has to be one of the strangest/funniest notes I’ve ever had put on my windscreen.”

Support for the car owner and her trusty Skoda has rolled in on the post, with some posting suggestions of action she could take as a retaliation method, including placing a scrap car on her driveway to add to the scene, and many commenters have even offered to park their worse for wear cars there in solidarity.

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Lee
Lee
1 month ago

It is actually a Volkswagen in the bigger scheme of things

David Ford
David Ford
1 month ago

Nothing wrong with a Skoda yeti I have and basically they are a Volkswagen and they own Rolls Royce so let’s park all our yetis up there , snobby lot

Kris
Kris
Reply to  David Ford
1 month ago

BMW own Rolls Royce!!

Simon Bernard Morgan
Simon Bernard Morgan
Reply to  Kris
1 month ago

I think it is a Skoda “Roomster”, not a Yeyi. I drive a Skoda Octavia Scout – none of my neighbours have complained, yet!

Mop bucket
Mop bucket
1 month ago

Beirut’s quite nice these days, the place looks more like Gaza to me, without the Mercs.

The Monarch
The Monarch
1 month ago

Biggest issue on Littlestairs Road is WILTONS CAR GARAGE parking all their loan vehicles on Littlestairs Road instead of on their own forecourt!

gramps
gramps
1 month ago

these people never have guts to put their name to these statements so just mind your own business

Catherine Johnson
Catherine Johnson
Reply to  gramps
1 month ago

I don’t suppose you see the irony of what you’ve written there?

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
Reply to  Catherine Johnson
1 month ago

that is the best reply today – thanks catherine – brilliant

MC hammer
MC hammer
Reply to  gramps
1 month ago

To be fair, there are always two sides to a story, I would suggest that the person who wrote the note canvass her neighbours and get permission from the council to make it a gated community,thus,keeping the rif raf out, after all, the rich have to live somewhere, they have as much right,if not more to have certain protections,they do pay for this privaledge via their enormous council tax bills!

M c hammer
M c hammer
Reply to  MC hammer
1 month ago

Sarcasm is indeed the lowest form of wit!

Jon
Jon
1 month ago

Cheeky t wats! A few larger houses up there doesn’t make it too posh for anyone too use what is a free for all parking area like most places.car tax is paid by this targeted car owner so go do one stuck up wallys .how dare you
It’s not like it some untaxed car from oaklin gardens opposite is it .jeez.all it is is a stuck up resident not liking a stranger’s car in front of there door cos bit less space .Get over it.NO DOUBLE YELLOWS

Carole
Carole
1 month ago

They might have a big posh car, don’ t mean to say they own it. Look on the bright side Julia least we own our little cars.

Farage-Nigel
Farage-Nigel
1 month ago

Littlestairs road like the rest of Shanklinis a dump so i have no idea what she is talking about.

See the Light
See the Light
Reply to  Farage-Nigel
1 month ago

You obviously know a very different Shanklin to the one that I am so familiar with.

Ryde Reader
Ryde Reader
1 month ago

Littlestairs Road isn’t even that great! I really do hope some people leave some horrendously tatty cars there!

Travis1
Travis1
1 month ago

What a sad and utterly pathetic state of affairs this is. Probably some selfish, narrow-minded kn*obhead with nothing else interesting going on in their life doing that. Get your bangers and dumpy-looking cars to Littlestairs Rd,pleaseeeee

Noodles
Noodles
1 month ago

Snob i might start parking up there now and walk ect 10 min to work, i bet this letter will be regretted soon lol

steve
steve
1 month ago

“This is a nice respectable road” Respectable people do not behave in that way so perhaps the writer of the note needs to Move

Sillymilly
Sillymilly
1 month ago

I used to live in that road until last year. Wiltons garage park all their vehicles in the road making residents who live there impossible to park. People from the main road park there too because they’re too lazy to drive round the back of their property to their own garages. These cars are well known due to personalised registration plates!!! Mrs Bucket shouldn’t have left the note, I’ve seen worse cars, but I can sympathise with her over the parking frustrations.

Fed up
Fed up
Reply to  Sillymilly
1 month ago

It’s the same everywhere, people parking in streets they dont live in and making it impossible to park when we come home from work .
Deal with it it’s the world we live in .

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
Reply to  Fed up
1 month ago

wouldn’t be an issue if there weren’t so many houses being built

Dave
Dave
1 month ago

What’s wrong with Skoda?? Has this person not realised the backlash they are going to get. What a snob. Pathetic!!

Barbara
Barbara
1 month ago

Probably a second home owner!

Brian
Brian
Reply to  Barbara
1 month ago

Having a user name The Monarch probably says it all for the location. I have known a lot of extremely wealthy people who are very nice. Its the ones who think they have made it in live but not really that successfull. Just a bit sad.

Patrick
Patrick
1 month ago

I have worked up that road not posh at all common as duck with run down houses

Steve
Steve
1 month ago

Ha ha, I have a nice big scruffy van with a touch of rust runs down the side, can’t wait to park up there and take my dog for a long walk

RFF
RFF
1 month ago

Looking on Google maps on that road,dont know what their moaning at, Toyota’s ,Fords, minis on driveways, one fiat 500 parked on double yellow lines,so dont complain about 1 car. Stop twitching your nets and get on with life

Steve
Steve
1 month ago

Accept the consequences of your actions, I hope more people park on this road now, how dare they put someone down like that

Bert
Bert
1 month ago

I can see a few cars being Dumped on that road over the next few month’s, and that takes time to get them removed.

bobiow
bobiow
1 month ago

What a complete idiot the writer of that not is, just a shame they like all cowards, don’t give their name….Skoda are better for the enviroment than big gas gusslers ..

Lady Brady
Lady Brady
1 month ago

Ask all of the moaners for money to enable you to buy a brand new top of the range electric car to replace yours – I bet they will not even want to put in 1p so therefore if they cannot put their money where their mouth is they had better stay quiet.

Fox
Fox
1 month ago

Parking war! it can get nasty.
some two car residents that park in the middle of a double space so their second car can get in. people that don’t use their drives. putting illegal cones out to save a space.
After being at work all day or night and driving around for half an hour looking for a space,can be soul destroying!!
Hope that note comes back to haunt you!

NIck Williams
NIck Williams
1 month ago

Some very sad people out there – Hyacinth! Let’s try living in the real world. Perhaps the person who left the note would like to come forward and give an interview and explain her ‘thinking’.

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
Reply to  NIck Williams
1 month ago

her thinking nick – clearly you know the person – the note does not make reference to the gender of the author.

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