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to get angry with people in family parking...

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SmileAndPeopleSmileWithYou Thu 21-Mar-13 16:20:43

...who don't have young children with them!?

I spent ages driving around a car park today looking for a suitable spot to get my 4mo DS out of car seat and into the pram. I don't always park in family parking and don't really mind the inconvenience if they are full with families.

But one of the spaces was taken up with a 2 seater Ferrari that was obv far too small/low to have a child in a car seat.
Sure enough, I saw the lady who owns the car on my way back. She was alone. WHY did she feel the need to park in one of those spaces when she clearly didn't need the room!?

It's not even like I can assume she had dropped her DC off somewhere as there is no way a small child in a car seat or one that needed a pram would have fit in there!!!

How inconsiderate!

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Thu 21-Mar-13 16:23:55

Maybe the baby was in the footwell. Or the boot. YABU.

HeySoulSister Thu 21-Mar-13 16:24:06

Why? What age does this 'family parking' go up to?

Tailtwister Thu 21-Mar-13 16:24:11

Probably because she didn't want anyone to scratch her expensive car.

TomArchersSausage Thu 21-Mar-13 16:26:31

Lol this subject needs its own topicgrin

Time2Nap Thu 21-Mar-13 16:27:34

In fairness a Ferrari is a very wide car, especially to fit standard uk bays.

let alone the rsk of people asking her precious expensive car with their doors!

freddiemisagreatshag Thu 21-Mar-13 16:28:05

Popcorn anyone? I have coke (rare treat) and chocolate as well

Tiredmumno1 Thu 21-Mar-13 16:29:12

Great that's the popcorn sorted, I'll fire up the BBQ....

freddiemisagreatshag Thu 21-Mar-13 16:29:30

I had a car seat in a white Lotus Esprit back in the day <shows age> You'd have loved me.

TomArchersSausage Thu 21-Mar-13 16:29:36

Ooh I have some coke here too.. Cheers! Gissa handful of that popcorngrin

WorraLiberty Thu 21-Mar-13 16:29:37

I spent ages driving around a car park today looking for a suitable spot to get my 4mo DS out of car seat and into the pram.


You do realise people managed perfectly well without P&C spaces at one time, don't you?

BeCool Thu 21-Mar-13 16:29:50

hi Smile & welcome to MN grin

Time2Nap Thu 21-Mar-13 16:30:35

*scratching not asking!

Well sainsburys say under 12yrs old and Tesco say under 5 yrs old, in answer to your question smile

Tiredmumno1 Thu 21-Mar-13 16:30:57

Worra, never shock I don't believe you grin

cloudpuff Thu 21-Mar-13 16:31:45

uh oh! Hope you have your flameproof suit on OP.

OhChristHasRisenFENTON Thu 21-Mar-13 16:32:19

A Ferrari is extra wide and you can't slide into them through a partially open door.

Personally though, I park mine in the far corner of the car park away from the riff raff who might scratch it with their inferior vehicles, not to mention small children and mothers struggling to get their offspring in and out of their cars.


HeySoulSister Thu 21-Mar-13 16:32:49

Yeah my sainsburys says 12 and under

My ten year old is ok then op??

WorraLiberty Thu 21-Mar-13 16:32:58

It's true Tiredmum

Legend has it, they also managed to bring their own shopping bags along shock grin

Caitycat Thu 21-Mar-13 16:33:41

YANBU People will crowd to tell you YABU and that they have never had any problems/ p and c didn't use to exist etc etc but the fact remains that it does exist, that it makes dealing with a baby much easier if you can park there and that people who park there without small children ARE inconsiderate arses. Oh yes, you will also be told how someone is disabled (but doesn't have a badge) and so is in much greater need of these spaces than you and you shouldn't be so inconsiderate as to use them with your child.

Ok so maybe none of these messages will appear this time but it never ceases to amaze me how such a family friendly website can be so anti-family in this topic! (Rant over)

Eskino Thu 21-Mar-13 16:33:52

Yes but Worra, cars can be much bigger these days.

Perhaps Smile has a 4x4 <rubs hands on thighs hopefully)

WorraLiberty Thu 21-Mar-13 16:34:43

In my local Sainsbo's car park, many of the cars are driven by kids aged 12 and under.

Especially on a Saturday night...

Tiredmumno1 Thu 21-Mar-13 16:34:47


Wow, who woulda guessed grin

ChristmasJubilee Thu 21-Mar-13 16:35:06

I know it's early but I have wine - means I can't park in anymore P&C parking spaces today though!

Squinkie Thu 21-Mar-13 16:36:09

I used to have a Porsche and a baby. The high boot was great for nappy changing and I got some great looks when breastfeeding in it (obviously when parked in baby slots) so anything is possible. Sadly it had to go when Dc2 arrived.

Jengnr Thu 21-Mar-13 16:36:35

Not unreasonable at all. It's not unreasonable in the slightest to expect parking spaces to be used for their designated purpose.

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