To think I shouldn't have left 4yo in taxi?

(24 Posts)
Msrichardofyork Tue 16-Feb-16 11:03:36

Just had one of those 'I shouldn't have done that' moments. Ordered a mini cab to take me and DC (4) to station with suitcase. Got in, realised I'd forgotten to double lock door. Asked driver to stop (still outside house) and leapt out for max 10 secs with DC strapped in back. But it was silly wasn't it? Thankfully no harm done.

IguanaTail Tue 16-Feb-16 11:05:28

10 seconds isn't a problem. I thought you'd sent him off in a cab on his own on purpose or something.

SweetieDrops Tue 16-Feb-16 11:05:53

No harm done as you say. The chances of the taxi driver being an opportunistic abductor are vanishingly small.

infife Tue 16-Feb-16 11:06:05

Well since minicabs are booked, it's not as though the taxi office wouldn't know who the driver is and where the cab is.

ShesGotLionsInHerHeart Tue 16-Feb-16 11:06:52

Wouldn't have even crossed my mind. confused. It's a matter of seconds!

tkndnv Tue 16-Feb-16 11:08:03

I really do not see the problem at all. He's a taxi driver. Not a random person.

NettleFarseer Tue 16-Feb-16 11:09:16

You do no that all taxi drivers are DBS checked right?confused

IguanaTail Tue 16-Feb-16 11:11:05

It was 10 seconds, not an hour.

Msrichardofyork Tue 16-Feb-16 11:12:13

Ah that makes me feel a tiny bit better - I always feel like I don't know where others draw the line on parenting things

paxillin Tue 16-Feb-16 11:19:31

I would have done the same, perfectly fine.

cariadlet Tue 16-Feb-16 11:22:45

Nothing wrong with that at all. I wouldn't have thought twice about doing it.

YouSaffBridge Tue 16-Feb-16 11:23:38

I wouldn't have thought twice about that either.

ScarlettDarling Tue 16-Feb-16 11:35:06

No, that's fine!! And I say that as one of the world's worst worriers!

Relax and enjoy your trip. Where are you going?

WorraLiberty Tue 16-Feb-16 11:47:55

Blimey, I don't think that's silly at all.

Looking at it realistically, why would the guy drive off with your child? Unless he's completely mad of course grin

KoalaDownUnder Tue 16-Feb-16 11:52:49

Umm, it wouldn't have occurred to me that that's a problem. and I'm still a surprisingly popular babysitter grin

Goingtobeawesome Tue 16-Feb-16 11:56:55

The fact all taxi drivers are DBS checked doesn't mean they aren't going to do anything bad in the future but you felt fine to do it, so it was fine to do it. If you chose not too again, that is fine again.

Gileswithachainsaw Tue 16-Feb-16 11:57:02

I've done that loads of times. dint see a problem. they text you the vehicle registration and colour and make round here. so if they did anything we have all the details and a contact number

NoahVale Tue 16-Feb-16 12:01:32

of course that was ok, you'd have looked daft if you had taken the 4 year old out with you.

LagunaBubbles Tue 16-Feb-16 12:01:46

I think the taxi driver would be more interested in getting the fare than taking your 4 year old!

abbsismyhero Tue 16-Feb-16 12:06:12

its ok you have just had a what have i done! what could have happened moment!

we all have them

MattDillonsPants Tue 16-Feb-16 12:14:47

I never leave mine in a cab OP. It's not abduction I'm nervous of, but it's those weird adults that I often encountered as a child, the ones who say things which make you uncomfortable.

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Tue 16-Feb-16 12:17:13

You are being incredibly unreasonable to think that you should have unstrapped your 4yo, and hauled him out of the car while you turned a key in the lock grin

PrincessHairyMclary Tue 16-Feb-16 12:22:12

I felt like this after getting one for shopping, got DD in so she was out of the car park, helped driver put shopping in the back then ran the trolley back.

I had a brief moment of I shouldn't have done that too.

Lightbulbon Tue 16-Feb-16 12:24:24

Paranoia parenting to the extreme!

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