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themoonandback Fri 12-Apr-13 14:48:50

Cross about this one. I was driving home after walking the dog and my mobile phone rang - fairly important call re a house sale so I pulled over and answered it. It was a normal 'street', quite rural and with big houses with a fair bit of land between them but all the same there were cars parked on the street (not many but still, it wasn't a 'no parking' sort of zone.)

I was only on the phone for a minute or so but was a bit upset after the phone call so just sat for a minute sending someone a text when someone thumped on my car window, really making me jump. I wound the window down and was asked what I was doing and I explained that I was answering my mobile phone. "Well you can't stop HERE. This is a nursery." I wasn't blocking the drive or anything, by the way! I had been just about to move on but her attitude really made me cross.


cozietoesie Fri 12-Apr-13 14:58:15

Ha! I live opposite a nursery in a similar street and they'd have to move all the nursery workers' cars before anyone would even pretend to pay a blind bit of attention to that - and even then they wouldn't really pay attention.

Smartieaddict Fri 12-Apr-13 15:01:19

How odd! No YANBU. Is there some sort of law against stopping in front of a nursery? hmm

Moominsarehippos Fri 12-Apr-13 15:03:38

Were there zig zags on the road?

themoonandback Fri 12-Apr-13 15:07:55

I don't think so Moominalthough I'll be honest and say I can't be totally, absolutely sure. I don't think it was that though as the woman seemed more "omg, can't stop here, you could be a paedophile!" than "oi, fucker, you can't park here."

It made me feel shit, and her banging on my window made me feel murderous. It also wound the dog up.

Moominsarehippos Fri 12-Apr-13 15:10:34

I suspect she is a local who gets pusses off with folks parking to drop off/pick up kids. I would've wet myself if someone came up and banged on my window.

Moominsarehippos Fri 12-Apr-13 15:11:17

Pusses? What is gong on with my typing today.. ?? 'Pissed'

themoonandback Fri 12-Apr-13 15:12:45

Haha. No she was a nursery worker - she came out of the building. Stupid cow should be more charitable but not in the mood

Moominsarehippos Fri 12-Apr-13 15:13:41

You had her space then!

YoniDaChillOut Fri 12-Apr-13 15:22:17

didn't you ask her what specifically was the problem with you parking there as it wasn't blocking any access?

themoonandback Fri 12-Apr-13 15:39:10

Yoni - all she said was "well this is a nursery, there are children here."


quoteunquote Fri 12-Apr-13 15:40:51

Go back tomorrow and leave the car there all day.

cozietoesie Fri 12-Apr-13 16:07:28

I think that Moomins has it !

squeakytoy Fri 12-Apr-13 16:09:00

I would have just said "and??" and wound my window back up.

YoniDaChillOut Fri 12-Apr-13 17:56:59

odd. what exactly did she think your car was going to do to the children ?(that were presumably not on the road where you were parked)

OhDearNigel Fri 12-Apr-13 18:03:22

Is [[this
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OhDearNigel Fri 12-Apr-13 18:04:28 even

OhDearNigel Fri 12-Apr-13 18:05:27

Aargh stupid iPad !

LimitedEditionLady Fri 12-Apr-13 18:18:00

Sounds like the nursery isn't that busy if she has time to come out and be aggressive to a stranger!Should've asked her if she was a nursery nurse or a traffic warden,or perhaps she just likes banging on car windows on her break?

glossyflower Fri 12-Apr-13 18:41:19

No YANBU. She sounded like a grumpy bitch.

I once drove 6 hours go visit my aunt in Scotland.
When I got to her area I went the wrong way so pulled into the first road I saw to turn round and go back. It was a small cul se sac, no one about.
At the junction to come out a very angry Scotsman came over to shout at me "NO TURNING IN HERE THIS IS A PRIVATE ROAD DON'T DO IT AGAIN!"
Honestly the man frightened the life out of me and made me cry!

themoonandback Fri 12-Apr-13 18:47:18

It was weird.

I did contemplate ringing them up to complain but thought that was too "disgusted of Tunbridge Wells" and they'd probably laugh at me grin but I was/am really fucked off by it!

thebody Fri 12-Apr-13 18:50:20

Don't blame you op I would be seething.

ShadowStorm Fri 12-Apr-13 19:46:04

How bizarre.

What did she think you were going to do to the children? Or the nursery?

Unless there were yellow lines / zig-zags on the road, there's presumably no reason why you couldn't have stopped there.

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