A barber was this week spitting feathers after being branded a ‘Dozy Parker’.
James Meadows, 43, owns Bladerunner in Watergate, and his Volkswagen Ceroco was snapped by an annoyed motorist and sent in as part of the Journal’s ‘Dozy Parker’ campaign. It was parked on an island on the corner of Brook Street and Watergate, which the snapper believed was a pedestrian crossing. However, it is an access point for vehicles to drive into a courtyard to the rear of the salon. Although he admits he should not have parked there, James says he had good reason to on this occasion. He said: “There was an arson attack in the courtyard, someone had set fire to tyres near my car. I was in the middle of a hair cut so I parked my car there for five or 10 minutes while I finished the cut. I was fuming when I saw it in the Journal, I didn’t want my car on fire.” And James soon bit back, parking his car on the same spot with a sign reading: “F*** rite off, then f*** off some more.” Laughing, James blamed “the lads” and said: “It was a bit of banter! It’s about people being ‘Nosy Parkers’ as opposed to ‘Dozy Parkers’.”