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To think this mother had a hell of a cheek re school parking

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Daisysbear Fri 27-Nov-15 16:03:30

Our local school is beside our local church and they share a large car park located between the two buildings. Today my mum, who does flower arranging for the church, asked me if I'd drop in some vases and leave them beside the altar, because she doesn't drive and they were too heavy for her to carry up herself later.

So I drove up with the vases and parked in the shared car park, which was very full as school was just finishing and children were being collected. When I came back out of the church, a woman driving around looking for a space rolled down her window and berated me for taking up a parking space. I pointed out the car park was shared and she said words to the effect that, regardless of that, it was still incredibly selfish to park there at school leaving time when I 'knew parents would need it'.

AIBU to think she was a cheeky cow?

WorraLiberty Fri 27-Nov-15 16:08:38

Of course she was a cheeky cow.

You need to just forget about it though.

Daisysbear Fri 27-Nov-15 16:15:39

I know. Deep breaths!

pictish Fri 27-Nov-15 16:43:03

Yes...cheeky cow. Don't worry about her.

DeirdreDoo Fri 27-Nov-15 16:45:15

Yes deep breaths and brew

I thought this might be about the woman from our school who parks in the middle of the car park every day, (not in a space, but in front of other cars, sideways) in her horrible beaten up old 4x4, right in the way of everyone so other cars have to slow right down and squeeze past because there is barely any room.

She is a proper cheeky fucker and she knows it. If anyone said anything though, she looks like she would probably hit them, so no one does.

Other people at least try and park a little bit closer to the side so access is possible but she doesn't seem to understand about that.

sigh

Viviennemary Fri 27-Nov-15 16:48:23

It was a shared car park and you were entitled to use it as much as she was.

McColonel Fri 27-Nov-15 16:49:13

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RaptorInaPorkPieHat Fri 27-Nov-15 16:49:40

I'm a stirrer so I'd probably be contacting the school asking them to remind parents that it's a shared car park. grin

WendyTorrance Fri 27-Nov-15 16:56:41

Deirdre that sound like my SIL...

HunterHearstHelmsley Fri 27-Nov-15 16:57:53

I live by a school and came home early one day, parked in my usual 'spot'.. Was getting a few bits and bobs from the boot and a woman winds her window down to tell me to move as she parks there!

strawberryandaflake Fri 27-Nov-15 17:02:10

David Beckham took my parking space at work once. Had to park on the road. I didn't say anything, I was scared of his bodyguards! confused

fuzzywuzzy Fri 27-Nov-15 17:03:39

Hunter what was your reply?

Spellcaster Fri 27-Nov-15 17:05:13

YANBU, that is hilarious!

Nydj Fri 27-Nov-15 17:08:09

She was indeed bu but, *She was a fucking rude bitch. Deserves a kicking.* from McColonel a wtf?

coffeetasteslikeshit Fri 27-Nov-15 17:38:46

Get back to Jeremy Kyle McColonel!

Unreasonablebetty Fri 27-Nov-15 17:46:04

McColonel, your reaction is even more unreasonable than mine would have been, let's be friends.

Waiting for hunters reply.

jaybeeyellow Fri 27-Nov-15 18:02:28

Do you live in a town located between Liverpool and Warrington? This sounds very similar to th school my children used to go to.

wasonthelist Fri 27-Nov-15 18:05:21

Good grief, surely McColonel was joking?

HunterHearstHelmsley Fri 27-Nov-15 18:09:17

Sorry, on my way home from work!

I just laughed in her face... One of those awkward haha you're joking... oh no... you're not joking laughs! I think she thought I'd shift my car... Bearing in mind I once popped home because I'd forgotten something only to find someone ON my drive. I blocked that one in and buggered off out.

GruntledOne Fri 27-Nov-15 18:16:49

Silly woman. How did she know you weren't a parent who had popped into church for a bit of spiritual succour before picking up your DC?

I do agree with asking the head to remind parents that the car park isn't for the school's sole use and that if they're rude to other car park users they'll be banned from parking there altogether.

ShebaShimmyShake Fri 27-Nov-15 18:17:12

I hope you put the stuff in the car, locked it and went away to have a nice coffee somewhere...

AdoraBell Fri 27-Nov-15 18:22:37

Hunter please tell me you buggered off out to go shopping, met up with friends, had a couple of drinks, went for dinner, then decided to take in a showgrin

OP yes, bloody cheeky mare, but don't let her ruin your evening, t'is Friday wine grin

CrohnicallyAspie Fri 27-Nov-15 18:23:17

YANBU to think she was a cheeky cow.

However I do admit to thinking similar, namely that those who have a choice when to use a service would be considerate to avoid peak times.

(See also: retirees queuing up for blood tests half an hour before they open, meaning by the time I dropped DD off and arrived 5 minutes after opening, the queue was over an hour long making me late for work)

zzzzz Fri 27-Nov-15 18:24:09

People are just so HORRIBLE about the parking.

HunterHearstHelmsley Fri 27-Nov-15 18:25:53

Adora just to work sadly. She was hopping mad!

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