13th February, 2009
To Whom It May Concern:
On the afternoon of 12th February, 2009 I drove my mother to Tesco Supermarket in Antrim to assist her with her weekly shop. My mother is 82 years old and suffers from angina and other age-related problems, including a poor memory.
I believe this is the first occasion on which we both forgot to display my mother’s parking card and indeed, we often take note ourselves of the other drivers who park in disabled bays without displaying cards and tut disapprovingly at them, never thinking that, they too, might just have forgotten.
Both my mother and I hope that you will see fit to forgive our carelessness on this occasion. I can assure you that we will never forget to display the parking card again.
PS I know I am tempting fate sending this appeal on Friday the 13th. I hope you will prove to me that worrying about today’s date is merely superstitious nonsense