On my way back from Glasgow yesterday my mate asked me if we could swing past ASDA for some shopping, it'd save him from getting home only to turn around & go back into town. So far so good, I parked well away from the doors as usual, our car is a Mercedes R-Class & a tad on the large side. I've always avoided parking near the doors as I detest getting parking dings by careless shoppers. My mate popped into the store but, then I decided that I needed the loo (I'm a man of a certain age lol) so being disabled & totally crippled by arthritis I had to pop into a disabled bay near to the door, my blue badge was displayed. So hirpling back to the car I got to within about 10 feet & there was a couple looking round my jalopy, then they went round to the front, appeared to look at the Mercedes badge & private plate followed by a declaration that "this is shocking & disgusting". So by now I was opening the car & I asked them what the problem was? I wondered if they hadn't seen the blue badge? They then shocked me by declaring that "these disabled bays were not for large Mercedes cars with private plates! I didn't even reply, I was so stunned by their comments. This isn't the first time Hazel or I have had scowls of derision at our vehicles when parking in disabled bays, our Range Rover & Discovery's always provoked the worst responses. Our daughter lived less than half a mile away & had a livery yard with quite a lot of the land on slippery hills, we were often called into parental duties whereby Fliss needed to get up onto the hills to repair fences etc, so we always felt perfectly justified for running such a car. Towing duties have always been a necessity & our current car is no exception, so its a 4x4 but not of the off road type. I've never had cause to park our motorhome in a disabled bay but, I shudder to think how these tree huggers would react?