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To be annoyed with the person next to me in the car park

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SpottieDottie Fri 06-Jun-14 14:33:52

It's a lovely sunny day, nice and quiet in a small car park about to collect the DCs from school and the idiot in the black BMW next to me has been sitting with their engine running for the last ten minutes, really, thus spoiling my quiet time and polluting the air as well.
I wish I had the guts to say something....

Etihad Fri 06-Jun-14 14:40:08

YANBU - however a possible explanation seeing as it's a black car, is that it was really hot in there so they had the air conditioning on, and didn't want to flatten their battery.

Bearbehind Fri 06-Jun-14 14:44:11

Er- drive somewhere else for your 'quiet time' then. hmm

He might be keeping his air con on while he works in his car?

HannerHet Fri 06-Jun-14 14:46:42


SantasLittleMonkeyButler Fri 06-Jun-14 14:46:48

That's the trouble with car parks - full of cars.

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Bearbehind Fri 06-Jun-14 14:50:28

I wish I had the guts to say something....

I'd love to know what you would say - I know you're in a car and it's in a car park but please can you turn your engine off so I can enjoy my quiet time - I reckon you'd make his day!

BlondieBrownie Fri 06-Jun-14 14:54:51


It's a car park confused

EyelinerQueen Fri 06-Jun-14 14:56:45

Oh please say something to him OP you loon grin .

YABU btw.

MrsRuffdiamond Fri 06-Jun-14 14:56:53

Oh, dear, I do this, and yes, it's to keep cool. I've often wondered if anyone is secretly judging me. Now I know!

AndHarry Fri 06-Jun-14 14:57:32

Why are you there 20 minutes early? Bagging a space? Walk next time!

Ahem grin

MargotLovedTom Fri 06-Jun-14 14:59:04

Why doesn't he get out of the car if he's that hot?

I hate cars idling for ages I have to admit.

Canus Fri 06-Jun-14 14:59:53

Jesus OP, whatever you do don't go into the school building to escape the car in the car park.

The people might be breathing and all sorts. grin

hmc Fri 06-Jun-14 15:00:13

YANBU - In that it's a waste of fuel and an unnecessary pollutant. If he wants to keep cool and work in his car then he should open his windows.

AgaPanthers Fri 06-Jun-14 15:01:02

If it's a lovely sunny day, what the bloody hell are you doing sitting in your car?

Sparklingbrook Fri 06-Jun-14 15:02:31

If it's the car park I am thinking of it's to zoom off quickly before the gridlock starts. grin

chipshop Fri 06-Jun-14 15:10:53

I do this a lot because I'm charging my iPhone, which has a pretty crap battery.

YoureBeingASillyBilly Fri 06-Jun-14 15:15:33


You expected not to hear car engines in a car park? Really?

YABU. Very much So.

TheReluctantCountess Fri 06-Jun-14 15:17:28

There is a cur running in a car park. Shocking.

TheReluctantCountess Fri 06-Jun-14 15:17:44

Cur? Car.

Oh dear. I never do this this but am right now because the small yins are asleep and it's boiling. But I'm not in a BMW or in a car park so not offending the OP, phew.

Bogeyface Fri 06-Jun-14 15:25:52

I was pissed off with the twat next to me. He parked up all windows open with his music blaring so loudly that DD put her hands over her ears and our windows were shut. When I opened the door to get her out she started crying as it frightened her.

Ass hole, he was in an Audi though.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Fri 06-Jun-14 15:26:50

YANBU. Its an offence in Scotland, don't know about rest of UK.

LadySybilLikesCake Fri 06-Jun-14 15:28:13

My neighbour used to do this. He'd start his engine at 7am then piss off inside for 30 minutes, leaving it running. I didn't need an alarm clock! angry

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