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To think this is a bit cheeky? (Parking related)

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Molotov Thu 02-Jul-15 19:11:59

My dc's school has a tiny on-site car park. To have any chance of getting a space, you need to be there about 20-30mins before the children come out.

I park there sometimes when my youngest is napping so sometimes get there 30 mins early and I've noticed that even when spaces are still free, the same couple of cars park up in the exit, so they'll be the first ones off (and it's the same cars every day, so not coincidental to when I park there). It's one way in, one way out, so if you need to move off the car park before hometime, you're fucked or you could drive out of the entrance, I suppose

AIBU to think this is cheeky? It seems privileged and entitled to me - even arrogant. Why can't they park in spaces like everyone else? Why are they so special that they have to be the first ones off at hometime?

I also think it's a bit peculiar to guarantee parking in the exit to make an hasty getaway, they actually waste at least 1/2 an hour standing around, waiting.

Maybe I have too much thinking time whilst I'm waiting? grin Do you think parking like that is cheeky?

Tuskerfull Thu 02-Jul-15 19:13:30

Yes, very selfish behaviour. Who on earth blocks a car park exit?? I'd probably start finding reasons to need to move my car in and out a few times each afternoon to make them move, but then I enjoy being passive aggressive and I wouldn't care about the dagger-looks and mutters grin

ScOffasDyke Thu 02-Jul-15 19:23:19

But you get there early too, so you are also actually wasting at least 1/2 an hour waiting. Why not park further away, and walk? You wouldn't be bothered then about the blocked exit

clam Thu 02-Jul-15 19:24:25

Parents aren't allowed (in theory!) to park in our car park at all. It's a staff car park. Doesn't stop a fair few arses screeching in last minute before the bell goes, doing complicated 180 degree turns and flicking the proverbial finger at anyone who raises an eyebrow.

Molotov Thu 02-Jul-15 19:27:31

Dyke, my youngest child sometimes naps at pick-up time. I don't mind driving to get her to sleep, then waiting on the car park. I do usually park elsewhere.

WhyTheDrama Thu 02-Jul-15 19:33:40

That's rude of them. do they hold people up or do their kids come out very quickly?

Bulldogclip Thu 02-Jul-15 19:35:25

They do this at my DC's school too. Fucking idiots. Occasionally the school will write out about it - they stop for a day then do it again. Someone had a real go about it a few weeks back with the same result. Stopped for a day then back to normal.

Trumpity Thu 02-Jul-15 19:45:01

My mum's a teacher. She stands in the car park telling parents off if they're doing something wrong, like that.

They love her (!)

Molotov Thu 02-Jul-15 19:52:43

To be fair to them, they don't cause a hold-up when the children come out.

Molotov Thu 02-Jul-15 19:53:02

Trumpity, that sounds great!

Fatmomma99 Thu 02-Jul-15 19:55:03

Might they have personal circs that mean they need to get out quick?

(carer for someone or something?)

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