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AIBU about this man in children's park

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Totality22 Sun 17-May-15 18:07:05

To set the scene:

Park is quite big, has some open grassy areas (which is for general use - dog walking, people sitting down on grass etc..) a football pitch and a children's park which is fully fenced off and gated. Kids park has several slides, 10 swings, water fountains in summer, picnic tables - so is quite a size in itself.

It's not an overly busy park and on some days (colder weather, term time) it has been just me and DS. It's also quite isolated if no-one is in the football pitch. There is a warden but he takes care of the whole park so often isn't in the hut which is located inside the children's park.

Popped in today {as we do most days} and all was fine. It was actually quiet considering it was nice weather and a Sunday.

I let toddler have a run around and was feeding baby on bench when toddler shoots off and as I turn round to call after toddler I see some bloke has settled himself behind me and is unclothed bar a pair of shorts but even they are rolled up... They are rolled up the way people roll up clothes to catch the sun, so we're talking short shorts.

He was all happily settled on a blanket, earphones in and I am not suggesting for a second he was peeking at me feeding baby, he probably couldn't even tell that I was.

But AIBU to think it's just to the most appropriate place to sunbathe?

I toyed with reporting him but we left soon after. Should I have found the warden and let him know?

It was before Midday, not even that hot and he had the rest of the park to sunbathe in

Or an I being hysterical?

ephemeralfairy Sun 17-May-15 18:09:27

Reporting him for what?

6LittleOnes Sun 17-May-15 18:09:50

Yabu. Doesn't sound like he was doing anything wrong at all

chippednailvarnish Sun 17-May-15 18:09:57

Unless he was having a wank YABU.

usualsuspect333 Sun 17-May-15 18:10:48

You are being hysterical.

pinkr Sun 17-May-15 18:11:05

Was the mouse out of the house?!

BuckyO Sun 17-May-15 18:11:08

What for??? Don't be so silly.

honeysucklejasmine Sun 17-May-15 18:11:26

Are there benches outside the fenced area?

AuntyMag10 Sun 17-May-15 18:11:29

Yes you are being hysterical and ridiculous. Why didn't you move if you felt uncomfortable hmm

MeggyMooAndTinkerToo Sun 17-May-15 18:11:32

Why would you report someone with earphones in and sunbathing?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 17-May-15 18:11:40

I doubt he even noticed you OP. What on earth would you report him for, sitting in a park by himself?confused

BackforGood Sun 17-May-15 18:12:34


Report him for what, exactly ? confused

AwfulBeryl Sun 17-May-15 18:13:01

What are you going to report him for ? It doesn't sound like he has done anything wrong.

GloGirl Sun 17-May-15 18:13:28


PurpleDaisies Sun 17-May-15 18:13:44

You are being ridiculous.

ToadsJustFellFromTheSky Sun 17-May-15 18:13:44

Report him for what? Having a sunbathe? confused

CMOTDibbler Sun 17-May-15 18:14:11

He sounds like he was sunbathing in an area that he wasn't going to get a football kicked onto him, or a dog weeing on him. People are allowed to enjoy parks without a child present.

NickiFury Sun 17-May-15 18:14:15

This has actually made me laugh. A lengthy post about whether to report someone for sun bathing in the park? How silly.

DragonWithAGirlTattoo Sun 17-May-15 18:16:21

Really - you want to report a man for sunbathing in a public park? what on earth would you be reporting him for?

Yes officer, he was in a public place, wearing only shorts... disgusting! wont someone think of the children???

let us know how that goes...

WorraLiberty Sun 17-May-15 18:16:53

For fuck sake

I ploughed through a painstakingly detailed opening post (love how you explained to us what 'general use' means!)

Just to find some guy was sunbathing?

Is that it. Really? confused

NerrSnerr Sun 17-May-15 18:17:21

What exactly would you report him for? I mean, how very dare he use a public park!

Fairy13 Sun 17-May-15 18:17:43

What would you report him for?

To much daily fail 'peadophile next door' I think.

WhirlpoolGalaxyM51 Sun 17-May-15 18:17:45

Maybe he doesn't like dogs.


Totality22 Sun 17-May-15 18:20:44

I am not sure if I am explaining things properly but he has come into a kids park (very clearly a kids park and one that is fenced off and gated) when he has oodles of other space to chose from to sunbathe wearing not very much.

I just found it very odd.

I did move, I actually left the park.

The main grassy area is treble the size, has benches, well maintained lawns and this is where groups of people usually picnic / sit.

Had this guy been in main park area (which I also use) I wouldn't have batted an eyelid.

Cantbelievethisishappening Sun 17-May-15 18:20:48

Worra grin

OP..... hmm

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