In a city where finding parking can feel like discovering an oasis, a feud between two Bangkok women led to one mark her territory with a metal clothes rack from which hung that most personal thing of all – a sanitary pad soaked with menstrual blood.
“If you’re hungry you can eat it, old maid who no one looks after!” a sign taunted.
Thus the stage was set for bloody revenge when shopowner Lek’s parking spot nemesis ignored all of that weirdness and moved it to park her Honda Jazz anyway. That’s when police say that Lek, 40, used her makeshift parking barrier to smash the car of the other woman, identified only as Noi, in the Soi Suksawat 30 lot.
Rat Burana district police chief Patsaphong Boodthai said both women live in the same building at the Kheha Suksawat residence and had a long and bitter rivalry over its communal parking spaces. He said Noi’s car sustained minor damage in the attack. The clothes rack and CCTV footage were taken back to the station as evidence.
He said Lek’s use of menstrual blood was an escalation from the poop she threw at Noi’s car for moving her clothes line to park earlier this month. That scatalogical assault so unnerved 38-year-old Noi that she sought vengeance by throwing a tree pot at Lek’s nearby grocery shop. Both women have filed property damage complaints against each other and refuse to speak to each other.
If the people and shopowners of Kheha Suksawat take any side, it would be Noi’s rather than that of Lek. Noodle seller Pranee Ruangbuntham said the communal parking spaces should be on a first-come, first-served basis. She said Lek’s reservation method was because her family has two cars, and anyone who dares touch the clothes line ends up in rivalry with her.
Panida Thongmanee likes heading to that part of Rat Burana for its tasty noodles. But she was so disgusted by the sight of the used sanitary pad swinging in the wind that she took to social media yesterday to say its business will suffer if it can’t find a way to end the feud, once and for all.
The police said both women will be called in to negotiate over their damaged property.
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