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WIBU? Parent and child parking

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Wyldfyre Fri 01-Jul-16 08:51:30

Normally I don't condone using "reserved" parking spaces, but I seriously considered it today.
I'm away out for a day to a big show event with DDog when halfway along the motorway I realised I'd forgotten to fill up the big 5ltr pitcher of water that I carry in the car for DDog so decided to stop at the supermarket to get some water.
It's a sunny day and I was in and out in five minutes (windows wide open), however the only spaces in the shade were the P&Cs.
When I arrived at about 9.30, only two of the ten spaces were filled and when I left only one was.
WIHBU to have used one for the comfort and safety of DDog (I didn't, I just want views on this)

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Fri 01-Jul-16 08:53:12

P&C spaces are a "nice to have" and not legally enforceable so no, YWNBU.

PurpleDaisies Fri 01-Jul-16 08:56:53

Im confused as to how it can have been 930am when you isn't even 9am yet.

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Fri 01-Jul-16 08:59:26

OP says a day, not today. I assumed past tense.

Wyldfyre Fri 01-Jul-16 08:59:49

Typo. I meant 8.30

PurpleDaisies Fri 01-Jul-16 09:00:45

Normally I don't condone using "reserved" parking spaces, but I seriously considered it today.

First sentence says this happened today.

Cloudspider Fri 01-Jul-16 09:02:08

You must have a big dog 5ltrs of water grin. No issue at all you would not have deprived anyone who needed the larger spac

PurpleDaisies Fri 01-Jul-16 09:03:01

Cross posted with you op.

I think at 830am in the morning on a British summer day (ie not exactly very hot) there was no need for a p and c space for five minutes. I don't really have strong feelings either way though.

Cloudspider Fri 01-Jul-16 09:03:34

Sorry posted to early

Bottomchops Fri 01-Jul-16 09:03:52

I can't get too excited about p&c spaces.

monkeywithacowface Fri 01-Jul-16 09:07:11

I don't really care who uses them. I would have in your situation

Ellioru Fri 01-Jul-16 09:09:38

I don't think it's that much of a big deal. You could always say your dog is your child. wink

Witchend Fri 01-Jul-16 09:10:11

Assuming you're in the UK, then at 8:30 in the morning, even if it's the hottest day of the year, for 5 minutes wouldn't be a problem.

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Fri 01-Jul-16 09:11:19

I wouldn't have been at all concerned to see you parked in a P&C space TBH.

I'm interested to know where in the UK is hot at 8.30am though - I want to live there! smile

pippitysqueakity Fri 01-Jul-16 09:13:17

Did you stop someone taking a space? Was anyone inconvenienced? Why do you feel the need to even ask about something that did' happen?

pippitysqueakity Fri 01-Jul-16 09:14:01


Wyldfyre Fri 01-Jul-16 09:14:12

Daisies it's 16 degrees here already.

Cloud we do a lot of two-day shows, and I usually have at least one of DF's two with me (I show his youngest alongside mine). 5ltrs is usually needed.

Wyldfyre Fri 01-Jul-16 09:14:58

Oh and it's a black car, so heats up quickly

PurpleDaisies Fri 01-Jul-16 09:16:42

It can't be that dreadfully hot because according to your op you did leave your dog in the car in a regular space. You must have considered it to be safe for the time you were away.

MoonfaceAndSilky Fri 01-Jul-16 09:28:57

No problem at all. The dogs health and well being is more important and no-one would have been inconvenienced as no-one was there grin

Wyldfyre Fri 01-Jul-16 20:50:25

Daisies 16 degrees at 8.30 is quite warm.
I do know have a stat agh at 20 degrees a car can be at 45 degrees inside within five minutes.
TBH I would never normall go to a supermarket with the dogs if it was 16 degrees, but in this situation leaving her at home wasn't an option.
I actually a withered about using a P&C space as I'm not confrontational and CBA if someone had decided to get it into their head to challenge me.

nannylife Fri 01-Jul-16 20:55:48

Sorry if this has been said. But why do posters jump in and say things like 'it's not even 9am yet' so how can it have happened at 9:30. My first thought would be that the op could live anywhere in the world!!! It is possible to be different times in different countries yano!
op I would not have had a problem with you doing that.

Wyldfyre Fri 01-Jul-16 20:58:27

*I know that the RSPCA have a stat that...

unimagmative13 Fri 01-Jul-16 21:01:01

Where you then using up the space sitting on your phone while MNetting?

Wyldfyre Fri 01-Jul-16 21:03:14

I said I parked in a normal space in my initial post.

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