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To think that people who are bad buggy drivers...

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crashdoll Fri 29-Mar-13 17:34:32

....should be forced to stand still while someone rams a buggy over their feet or just generally in their direction.

Before I get shouted at, may I point out that the majority of buggy owning people are considerate but I've had several buggy related incidents lately. Some of the pram-style ones are very heavy. I got my foot arthritic foot run over today. I wear sturdy boots too but it still bloody hurt!

thezebrawearspurple Sat 30-Mar-13 00:05:06

I accidentally bumped very fast into a man once and knocked him to the ground. Mortifyingblush Thankfully he was a young, healthy one so uninjured but I still felt awful about it. Have been extra careful since!

thezebrawearspurple Sat 30-Mar-13 00:05:45

And I was very, very apologetic....

TheDetective Sat 30-Mar-13 00:12:58

11 years ago I used to get around with a pushchair just fine. I had loads of different ones. No problems.

In November I had my second baby. Well fuck me, the world has changed when going out with a pushchair. Places suddenly seem a hell of a lot smaller. Going out to a shop in December was fucking horrific. I just could not get around them. I would constantly get stuck everywhere. There were whole sections of shops I couldn't access.

It's not got much better since either to be honest.

I have a very light, very easy to move pushchair. And I'm pretty sure I didn't lose the ability to push one. But it seems much harder this time.

I've not got any toes yet. But I have got in people's way. Mostly as I'm jammed somewhere by the back wheels. hmm

iZombie Sun 31-Mar-13 11:14:44

Clutching I have a very high profile set of wheels for my smallest and the number of times I have sent my middle child flying is beyond the ability of my poor brain to calculate. He seems to not believe that if he stops dead in front of me I just cannot see him at all. He gets shunted at least once an outing. I even managed to divest him of a shoe earlier this week >_<

lovetomoan Mon 01-Apr-13 16:05:09

honeytea I had the same problem with my pregnant belly too. In my mind I was still slim and got stuck a couple of times.

I confess to being a very bad buggy driver and I am also very clumsy and I am blind as a bat.

BabyMakesTheBellyGoRound Mon 01-Apr-13 16:41:32

I am an excellent buggy pusher but I was hopeless with a bump and once knocked over a whole 2l of milk whilst reaching over the table blush all over my colleagues.

juneybean Mon 01-Apr-13 16:43:06

I crashed a buggy once, was waving at someone and walked right into a railings.

However since becoming a nanny I've passed Buggy Driving 101 grin

elliejjtiny Mon 01-Apr-13 17:02:28

merry I am dyspraxic too and I'm lethal with a buggy, haven't attempted to learn to drive yet.

I have DS2 in a wheelchair and DS3 in a buggy so it's mostly my 6 year old DS1 pushing the buggy. I didn't think anyone could be a worse buggy driver than me but I've been proved wrong!

sherazade Mon 01-Apr-13 17:16:56

I confess to having been a bad bggy driver. I used to get sworn at quite frequently.

CouthySaysEatChoccyEggs Mon 01-Apr-13 17:26:03

Craahdoll - I am probably one of those people you are complaining about.

However - I have arthritis all over, and Ian using a Baby jogger 3 wheeler as it's the only pram my hyperactive, probably ASD toddler can't escape from.

I can't steer the effing thing.

I've been pushing prams & wheelchairs for 15 years now, but a 3-wheeler is beyond me!

If I could find a cheap pram, with a high seat (DS3 is long), for £40 or less, that he couldn't escape from the straps of (which counts out all strollers and most other 'pram' type things too) to run in the road quicker than I can catch him, I wouldn't be!

I guess what I'm trying to say is that everyone has a reason for rushing / being inconsiderate / running your foot over - but they may have an invisible, GENUINE reason.

Not all of them can statistically just be arseholes for no reason! wink

Andro Mon 01-Apr-13 18:05:11

Pram/pushchair driving ought to be taught smile

I very much doubt though, that any amount of instruction would have stopped the mother who rammed DD today. She barreled into her at speed whilst looking in a different direction...she was then shocked when DD landed on her child! Her defence was 'how am I supposed to look where I'm going and look at clothes at the same time?'

I had to wonder if she was also one of those wonderful drivers who think indicators are optional/there for decoration only, they've been out in force today angry

KitCat26 Mon 01-Apr-13 18:16:45

Ah but some buggies really do handle terribly. <bad workman blaming tools>

Our poor handlers included a graco tandem pushchair, a £12.50 hauk 'bargain' in asda and also the maclaren buggy my parents kept from the late 70s which we occasionally use. All are ankle shearers.

Our other buggy is an absolute dream to use but it cost a hell of a lot more! I still manage to knock DD1 over with it at least twice a week though blush.

MiaowTheCat Mon 01-Apr-13 19:22:59

I've never hit a person - I do constantly catch the back sticky out side wheels on the corners of shop shelves and the stupid A board signs that every bloody shop has in our local high street blocking half the pavement though.

Managed to slide on ice, half fall over, save myself and continue pushing the buggy down a very steep hill though which I think redeems my pushchair manouvering skills somewhat.

iZombie Tue 02-Apr-13 09:07:40

Couthy I think statistical arsehole just became my new insult of the day, thank yougrin

iZombie Tue 02-Apr-13 09:08:12

Couthy I think statistical arsehole just became my new insult of the day, thank yougrin

iZombie Tue 02-Apr-13 09:08:33

Oops! Overeager android >_<

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