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I was hanging around the entrance to the ladies toilet at Luton Airport yesterday. The disabled one was broken so my daughter had to queue with the rest of the of the women. I was in charge of her wheelchair. As I was there I was struck by the indignity and unfairness of the disparity between the ‘Gents’ and the ‘Ladies’.

It got me thinking how Mary Flaherty would have handled the situation. Not for her the queuing... oh no! She would have strode into the ‘Gents’, barged into a cubicle, declaring.

“What the feck are you lot looking at?”

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    Neville Hunt 6 months ago

    I wanted to incorporate this into the Fedelta story, but realised it would have been a distraction and an indulgence. 🙂

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    Drew Martyn 6 months ago

    Hmm, I think it would have worked though. The first time I noticed this disparity was at a rock festival years ago - it bought home to me how those in power, generally men, tend not to be able to cater for the whole of society. Excellent drabble Neville.

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    Neville Hunt 6 months ago

    Thanks very much Drew.

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    Steve McBrevity 6 months ago

    I hate Luton Airport like the plague.. couldn’t care less about disabled passengers. NEVER AGAIN!

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    Neville Hunt 6 months ago

    Spoken with feeling Steve. You’re absolutely right!

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    Neville Hunt 6 months ago

    Steve. When I picked her up from Luton Airport on Monday after they’d all been on a hen weekend, her mates wheeled her to the new multi-storey pick up zone. I was absolutely horrified that for the 5 minute collection we were charged £8! Yes EIGHT QUID!

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