Woman enters fourth day of circling Sainsbury's car park

19-12-17

A WOMAN has reached the limits of physical endurance after spending 96 hours trying to park at a supermarket.

Francesca Johnson, who had hoped to “get a few bits for Christmas” joined the queue to enter the Cirencester branch of Sainsbury’s on Saturday and has since been driving round and round the car park at two miles per hour, battling hunger and sleep deprivation.

Johnson said: “I had a brief moment of elation a couple of hours ago when I thought I’d spotted a space, but as I got closer I realised it was just some scumbag who’d hidden a Fiat Seicento behind a Land Rover.

“I found an old packet of Smints in the glove box, that’s the only nourishment I’ve had. When it rains I open the window and catch the droplets on my tongue.

“There is a sense of camaraderie that develops with all the other drivers doing the same thing, but I would rip their heads off with my bare hands if one of them nipped in a space that was clearly mine whilst I performed a three-point turn.

“If I have to drink my own urine later today, so be it. There’s three cars behind me so leaving is hardly an option.

“Soon there will be a space. Soon. Around the next corner. It’s always around the next corner.”

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