Parking... Child Bays abused!

(58 Posts)
KatieChooChoo Fri 29-Nov-13 12:46:14

Does anyone else find that cheeky lazy arrogant people abuse the parking bays set aside for PARENTS with YOUNG CHILDREN!!! Young not meaning 22 years old as one pair of loud mouthed lazy pigs once did in front of me.

I see so many people park up in a child bay without a child in site. They toddle into the supermarket to gran a few bits, so use OUR bays for their convenience.

The supermarket i use regularly only have 15 parent and child bays and at least 600 other spaces (its a massive store where 'every little helps').

Even lazy transit van drivers pull up in these spaces. I see them trotting back to the van scoffing a pie from the hot counter.

Ive complained about this both in person and via email, im still waiting for a response from my email.

Does anyone else get mad about this or is it just me??

They are. Very. grin

ButThereAgain Fri 29-Nov-13 13:18:17

There should definitely be special parent-and-teenager spaces. My 14 yo son can't walk more than five metres without either suffering from terminal exhaustion or engaging in a spot of safety-defying parkour. And anyhow, it's just plain dangerous to expect teenagers to negotiate traffic with a hand-held gaming device strapped to their eyeballs.

I didn't really notice any special baby-and-parent spaces when he was tiny so it's only fair that I should have a perk now to make up for it.

I've made this point before but I've used P&C spaces before now when I've had a bad arthritis flare up. I'm not disabled and am not in the category that would be entitled to a blue badge but every couple of months my arthritis is so bad that I am bent over like Quasimodo and then I will happily use a P&C place and have no issue telling anyone who challenges me why. They're not legally enforceable. End of.

KatieChooChoo Fri 29-Nov-13 13:20:13

Oh my goodness, the rudeness and aggressiveness from some of you is beyond belief. I suspect that some 'mummies' on here are experiencing withdrawals from Jeremy Kyle with it being Friday.
Hang on in there, just the weekend to get through.
mwah. xxxxxxx

This thread was not meant to be aimed at anyone personally, but some of your comments have been personal.
Harsh, small minded, bored housewife's.

ButThereAgain Fri 29-Nov-13 13:22:50

I think the "loud mouthed lazy pigs" in your OP probably set the tone Katie.

Tee2072 Fri 29-Nov-13 13:24:22

Seriously laughing out loud from OP's latest post.

Yes. Because you've shown yourself to be such a paragon of mummyhood and virtue.

Said it before, I'll say it again, look to yourself before you judge others.

ZombieMonkeyButler Fri 29-Nov-13 13:24:23

It's 'housewives'.

KatieChooChoo Fri 29-Nov-13 13:26:15


Tee, you seem to have a lot to say
Zombie, you'd make such a good English teacher.

SignoraStronza Fri 29-Nov-13 13:26:24

I'm trying to work out why anyone would need to get a car seat out. Doesn't really bother me. At my local Waitrose it generally tends to be the elderly or slightly doddery, who don't write qualify for a blue badge. Either that, or those who find parking too difficult or bothersome and therefore shouldn't be on the road in the first place.

Tee2072 Fri 29-Nov-13 13:27:33

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KatieChooChoo Fri 29-Nov-13 13:28:36

Im going to leave you all to it as you seem to be having such a great time being condescending mummies on this forum.

Enjoy and happy christmas to one and all.
Happy parking people!!

Tee2072 Fri 29-Nov-13 13:29:52

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EduCated Fri 29-Nov-13 13:30:38

What would you actually like the supermarket to do about it?

And those of us who actually wasted our time engaging with you and offering actual suggestions? No comment at all for us? just want to fight, yes?

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holidaysarenice Fri 29-Nov-13 13:35:29

The answer: put the p and child spaces at the far end of the car park.

They are not for closeness sake, they are there because they are wider.

Parents who moan and really care will use them. Parents who are moaning because they are being lazy will park elsewhere.

Win win.


I'm at work love.

DropYourSword Fri 29-Nov-13 13:37:45

That's right arbitrary...postman pat OP might be a bit crazy, but at least she's consistent and stands up for her totally unreasonable beliefs!

Tee2072 Fri 29-Nov-13 14:29:46

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ButThereAgain Fri 29-Nov-13 14:57:25

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zzzzz Fri 29-Nov-13 15:06:49

I park in the all the time and my youngest is 6.....I don't like walking across car parks with my children if I can help it and it was safer when I had a toddler and was pg. confused

It's called "risk assessment"

Tee2072 Fri 29-Nov-13 15:12:09

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Horrocious Fri 29-Nov-13 15:19:12

dammit, I saw the topic and thought there might be some photos uploaded of the offending loud-mouthed lazy pigs. What a disappointment.

ScrambledSmegs Fri 29-Nov-13 15:42:17

Mummies? hmm

If it wasn't for the 6 months pregnant thing I'd think this was someone I know.

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