Frankie Bridge had a real parking nightmare that ended up with her car being towed and her left in tears.
The former Saturdays star, 31, revealed on Instagram that she had parked in a rush and hadn’t seen a sign saying parking was suspended, so naturally was left feeling very stressed when she came back to her car being gone.
It had been towed, but Frankie had no idea where her vehicle had been taken to.
Sharing a post of her rolling her eyes to her Instagram story, the mum-of-two, who is married to former footballer Wayne Bridge, explained: ‘Car got towed (I stupidly missed the parking suspended sign) Their system was down. So no one could actually tell me where my car was. They were very unhelpful.’
‘Luckily my dad’s a cabbie so guessed where it might be,’ she said, as she thanked a car service for taking her to her car.
‘@wheely was so lovely and helpful. Gave me some painkillers for my stress headache. Told me to stay calm. Waited until he knew I could get home.’
The stress didn’t end there for Frankie, however, as she revealed she was then stuck digging out documents in order to get her car back.
‘Now here trying to get hold of documents that obviously I don’t just have in my bag daily! Why can’t they just give tickets and be done with it?! Moral of the story, I’m an idiot and a crying one at that.’
Offering some advice to her followers, she signed off: ‘Check your parking when in a rush. Some people are d*cks. Some people are lovely!’
It’s not just parking advice that Frankie has been dishing out lately, as she also has some tips for fans when it comes to making it through lockdown this time round.
As the UK gets stuck into its second national lockdown, that is set to stay in place until early December, Frankie has assured fans that if anxiety rears its ugly head, they are not alone, and must remember to be ‘easy on yourself’.
Frankie, who has been open about her own mental health journey, exclusively told Metro.co.uk: ‘I think the biggest thing with all of this is that you kind of have to be easy on yourself. For someone with anxiety dealing with the unknown and uncertainty is literally the worst situation to be in but there’s nothing we can do about it.
‘I’ve found what helps is being a bit easier on myself and realising that you’re not alone and everyone is feeling it, whether they suffer with mental health or not, everyone is feeling the uncertainty and the worry.’
‘Some people worry about jobs and family members and there’s so much to think about, so I think you just have to be easy on yourself but also just speak about it,’ Frankie suggested.
‘Because ringing your friends and your family does just kind of refresh your brain and makes you feel a bit better, and if you’re having a bit of a rubbish day you can guarantee someone else you know has felt the same.’
Credit: Original article published here.