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to get mad at people using parent and child parking without a child?

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Maamaa Thu 21-Jul-11 15:11:06

There I was sitting in Tesco's carpark waiting for my little girl to wake up so I could shop and I must have watched 3 or 4 cars in the space of 10 mins use the spaces for parent and child even though they had none! One woman had two dogs but I suspect that that doesn't count! When I went in the store I told the lady on customer services but she didn't seem very interested and just said she'd tell " one of the lads to have a look". I was so mad! Actually the worst one was a guy who had 2 child seats in the car and no kids! Should know better! Ok , rant over!

faverolles Thu 21-Jul-11 15:12:03

<<passes hard hat>>

squeakytoy Thu 21-Jul-11 15:12:38

Perhaps the guy with child seats was going in to look for his wife and kids...

2shoes Thu 21-Jul-11 15:13:30

wow, you need to get out more

tiredemma Thu 21-Jul-11 15:14:17


usualsuspect Thu 21-Jul-11 15:15:04

There is no need for Child parking if you ask me

Catslikehats Thu 21-Jul-11 15:16:05

Well I suppose if I cared I could argue that the point of P&T spaces is so that you have more space to get DC's in and out of car. Since you weren't doing that at that point perhaps you were also pretty unreasonable....

JellyJenko Thu 21-Jul-11 15:18:09

I feel your pain. This bugs the hell out of me too!!

That said, I always end up making excuses for them, like squeaky I presume they're there to pick up their children so that I can bottle out of having a go at them!.

Also agree with 2shoes though - we need to get a life!

ShirleyKnot Thu 21-Jul-11 15:18:29


notso Thu 21-Jul-11 15:18:34

Perhaps there was no where else to park as all the other spaces were taken up with loons waiting for their DC's to wake up rather than shopping.

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Thu 21-Jul-11 15:18:36

I think the disabled parking is essential; the parent and child, not at all really. I don't use it, I park as far away from the store as possible and we just walk. It's not as if it's miles away and there's always plenty of space to open doors.

I'm not surprised the store didn't act on your complaint; pander to one customer to upset another... I don't think that's going to happen. It's like the 'Am I driving safely?' numbers... another sop for the public to complain to.

jumpingbeans Thu 21-Jul-11 15:18:40

Parking spaces!!! when I were a lass i had to walk 40miles to the shop with 4 kids piled on a pram, count yourself lucky you have a car at all.

herbietea Thu 21-Jul-11 15:19:23

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BettySwollocksandaCrustyRack Thu 21-Jul-11 15:36:08

How many times has this subject been done confused

My MIL used to walk up to the local shops, up a bloody great hill, with bags in her hands and then tied to a scarf round her neck...she is not a carthorse really, we want to park right on the doorstep of the shops to avoid walking 100 metres...........


Maamaa Thu 21-Jul-11 15:38:28

Actually, I was waiting for her to wake up to then put her in a push chair to shop, and the extra space is pretty handy. Nice to see how supportive so many of those comments were! I'm not surprise the store didn't act either, though if they were disabled spaces no doubt they would have!

ReindeerBollocks Thu 21-Jul-11 15:38:34

Why are you mad though? Why does it bother you so much? There are other spaces in the car park for you to use (maybe it could be argued that you misused the space by waiting for your sleeping child).

I have never understood the rage from parents over P&C spaces, which are just a ploy. Prents who do get angry really show that they have an inflated sense of entitlement just because they have children. I really wish they were scrapped.

<did you see how many MN buzzwords I got in there? I think I did pretty well grin >

ReindeerBollocks Thu 21-Jul-11 15:39:27


EvenLessNarkyPuffin Thu 21-Jul-11 15:40:11

<offers hard hat>

<and stab vest>

<retreats behind sand bags>

FreudianSlipper Thu 21-Jul-11 15:40:32

its terrible, outrageous, disgusting should be imprisoned for such an offence

EvenLessNarkyPuffin Thu 21-Jul-11 15:41:54

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AMumInScotland Thu 21-Jul-11 15:42:48

"though if they were disabled spaces no doubt they would have" - want a bet?

Maamaa Thu 21-Jul-11 15:43:27

Maybe a 2 year prison sentence would suffice!

TandB Thu 21-Jul-11 15:44:14

[strokes Shirley's head soothingly]

BluddyMoFo Thu 21-Jul-11 15:44:28

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Maamaa Thu 21-Jul-11 15:45:20

Evidently even puffins get narky! Charmed I'm sure

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