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To have parked in a disabled spot today

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AuntiePickleBottom Fri 30-Sep-11 21:42:17

my mum recently broke her leg, she has a full cast on, I took her food shopping today so parked in a disabled bay as there is no way my mum could of used crutches far or get out of a normal spot, my mum used one of the wheel chairs supermarkets offer for the customers.

lisad123 Fri 30-Sep-11 21:43:05

Grabs popcorn, hard hat and sits back to watch fire works grin

lisad123 Fri 30-Sep-11 21:43:21

Does she have a blue badge??

LoremIpsum Fri 30-Sep-11 21:43:26

Yes. You could have dropped her at the door, parked and walked.

worraliberty Fri 30-Sep-11 21:43:47


You should have used the P&C spaces

Why did you take her shopping though, if it was enough of a problem to have to use a disabled parking spot?

gordyslovesheep Fri 30-Sep-11 21:44:47

oh it's Friday <gets tin hat>

Valpollicella Fri 30-Sep-11 21:44:59

Couldn't you have done the shopping for her and her stay at home?

Choufleur Fri 30-Sep-11 21:45:58

Yabu. Drop her off then park.

Valpollicella Fri 30-Sep-11 21:46:32

<disclaimer> I'm not saying anyone who needs a disabled bay shouldn't go shopping, as they have a blue badge entitling them to park in that space.

You, unfortunately don't...hence why I ask why you couldn't have just done the shopping for her.

MogTheForgetfulCat Fri 30-Sep-11 21:47:52

I did this when my mum broke her leg last year. I checked with the store first, they said it was fine. My mum was using one of their mobility scooters. I took her shopping because she wanted to get out of the house for a short while and preferred to choose her own groceries than have to try to remember everything she might want and then write me a list.

troisgarcons Fri 30-Sep-11 21:48:03

Supermarket carpark?

they are courtesy spots unless otherwise sign posted (ie clamping/warden controlled)

Dozer Fri 30-Sep-11 21:48:09

Yanbu, unless disabled spaces were v few, in which case yabu.

Sevenfold Fri 30-Sep-11 21:48:27

as long as she had a blue badge

MillyR Fri 30-Sep-11 21:49:05

Surely disabled parking is a legal requirement, not a supermarket courtesy.

5inthebed Fri 30-Sep-11 21:49:08

Do you really need to ask?

Crosshair Fri 30-Sep-11 21:49:32

Supermarket carpark - yanbu

elesbells Fri 30-Sep-11 21:49:33

It must be Friday....

AuntiePickleBottom Fri 30-Sep-11 21:49:55

My mum has been in all week and for her own sanity wanted to go.

Didn't think about dropping her off at the door them going to park.... Note taking the next time she need to shopping I will do that

AtYourCervix Fri 30-Sep-11 21:50:28

what? is not a woman with a full leg cast just as disabled as someone 'entitled' to a blue badge albeit temprarily? how the actual fucking hell would you work out that someone else would be more 'in need' of a wide space closer to a door? you heartless gits.

ShirleyKnot Fri 30-Sep-11 21:52:58


<swims against tide>



(ignore the foamers)

MillyR Fri 30-Sep-11 21:53:07

AYC, it is the same for everybody though. It takes a while to get a blue badge, so all people with a disability have a period of time when they are disabled and do not have a blue badge. There isn't a way around that.

Having a temporary injury is the not the same thing as being disabled.

jellybeans Fri 30-Sep-11 21:53:10

I think YANBU in that situation.

lisad123 Fri 30-Sep-11 21:53:19

Because there is no reason why she needed to be closer to the storehmm her dd could have gone and fetched a wheelchair from store.
Blue badges are for those that need to be closer to places, not those with broken leg.

Pixel Fri 30-Sep-11 21:54:19

FGS, ds is a blue-badge holder and I get as annoyed as the next person with people taking the p and using the spaces when not entitled, but I certainly wouldn't begrudge a person with a broken leg using one!

AtYourCervix Fri 30-Sep-11 21:54:35

so one 'disability' is more deserving than another then?

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