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To have not left my details on the windscreen?

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Piggyleroux Mon 04-Jul-11 16:33:04

Gah. Went to get some spuds from my local well known supermarket. Parked in a parent and child parking space. When I came out of the shop there was a car that had parked next to me but over the box on the ground so I might as well have been parked in an ordinary spot iyswim because I had barely enough room to get ds into his car seat.

Anyway, I'm trying to get him in when I bump my door and it scratches the other car on it's rear door. it left a noticeable mark about an inch square.

The car is a really high end, top of the range type thing. I googled and the prices start from around 50,000 quid shock. I waited for about 15 mins but it was hot and ds was getting cranky so I left. Without leaving my details.

My rationale is this - the car was parked carelessly over the grid on the floor, impinging on my space. I don't want my premiums to go up if I am honest, we are skint enough.

Aibu (probably) I took the Reg number of the car so I could contact the dvla I suppose.

mayorquimby Mon 04-Jul-11 16:34:25

Troll or a twat. Dunno which.
The inclusion of the high-end car details was a nice touch though.

Piggyleroux Mon 04-Jul-11 16:34:59


oohjarWhatsit Mon 04-Jul-11 16:35:06

someone did this to me (not in a c&p space)

another lady saw them do it and came and got me paged in the supermarket. She also took the reg no

I contacted the police who went round and spoke to the offender. The witness didnt want to get involved further so there was lack of evidence, but if she would have, I would have had the offender prosecuted.

eurochick Mon 04-Jul-11 16:36:04

YABU. You knew the car was close but still managed to bump it. If you couldn't be more careful you should have left your details. The other car might not have been well-parked but this is pretty common in car parks.

This is why I never park next to a car with a car seat in it.

Fleurdebleurgh Mon 04-Jul-11 16:36:29

Why didnt you put him in from the other side?

Rebecca41 Mon 04-Jul-11 16:38:58

Mayor why do you say troll?

Piggyleroux Mon 04-Jul-11 16:39:38

Because all my shopping was in otherside. Dh said go back to the store and see if it's still there.

worraliberty Mon 04-Jul-11 16:40:01

I waited for about 15 mins but it was hot and ds was getting cranky so I left. Without leaving my details

Why bother waiting at all if you weren't going to leave your details?

YABU, I can't think what parents did without P&C parking spaces hmm

Piggyleroux Mon 04-Jul-11 16:40:45

Am going back there now. Concience has got the better of me!

GeekCool Mon 04-Jul-11 16:41:22

move the shopping out, put the baby in, put the shopping back in. Simple. YABU

WhereTheWildThingsWere Mon 04-Jul-11 16:41:48

Wowzers, surely you realize YAB deeply U?

takethisonehereforastart Mon 04-Jul-11 16:42:50


My car was parked outside our house and hit by another driver when we had all the snow last year. They did damage and drove away without leaving details or knocking at the door.

It was expensive to fix and a lot of hassle I didn't need. Even a tiny dint or scratch can mean a new panel or a total respray is needed.

You don't want your premiums to go up but they could be as skint as you, even in a pricy car.

And even though they parked carelessly, it was your actions afterwards that did the damage. You could have gone back in and had them paged or put your LO in from the other side and a note on their windscreen saying "learn to park idiot" if you wanted to make a point. You shouldn't have to do that of course, but it would have been better than damaging their car by accident or in temper.

mayorquimby Mon 04-Jul-11 16:43:31

"Mayor why do you say troll?"

Because the only two people who could possibly think it's anything other than unreasonable to damage someone elses property and not take responsibility is either a troll looking for someone to bite or a twat who honestly thinks there might be some debate.
The addition of the P&C parking space and a high-end car just made me think that it might be someone on a wind-up.

LaurieFairyCake Mon 04-Jul-11 16:43:32

I'm ignoring the parent and child space issue - if someone parks so close to me that I can't get in the car or get my shopping in the car I don't care if I bump it a little (even though I try not to)

worraliberty Mon 04-Jul-11 16:44:55

You hung about for 15 minutes

Drove home

Took child out of car

Unpacked shopping

Googled the price of the car

Explained what happened to your DH

Logged in to MN

Started a thread

And now you're going back in the hope the person will still be there??

mauricetinkler Mon 04-Jul-11 16:51:28

OP, I would have left it - selfish fucker shouldn't have parked so close to you.

flipthefrog Mon 04-Jul-11 16:56:53

someone scraped my car right on the wheel arch the other day, nothing left at all, pissed me right off

Piggyleroux Mon 04-Jul-11 17:01:49

worraliberty supermarket is a 2 min drive from my house.

Ok, went back car still there. Have left mobile and home number on windscreen. Dh reckons it doesn't look that bad and has taken a picture of it. I guess I'm just worried that it will cost a shit load to fix.

AmazingBouncingFerret Mon 04-Jul-11 17:08:13

2 minute drive?? YABU you should of walked. wink

TheSecondComing Mon 04-Jul-11 17:11:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Trinaluce Mon 04-Jul-11 17:16:18

I'd have left a made up my mobile number - with a note at the bottom saying 'wouldn't have happened if you'd been able to park your overpriced penis extension'

Bet they didn't even have kids

Trinaluce Mon 04-Jul-11 17:17:14

Well I wouldn't. But it's the sort of thing I'd do in my head.

diddl Mon 04-Jul-11 17:24:25

"The car is a really high end, top of the range type thing."

They´ll be able to afford the repair thenhmm

worraliberty Mon 04-Jul-11 17:26:21

That's hardly the point is it?

It's not a crime to own a expensive car

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