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... to expect people who use parent & baby car parking spaces to have children with them?

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fryalot Mon 05-Feb-07 15:11:54

Or am I the only who gets fed up of waiting for a space because they are all filled with lazy b***ds who can't be bothered to walk an extra yard?

MissGolightly Mon 05-Feb-07 15:15:59


Phew, sorry for shout, I have been longing to get that off my chest. I also get furious at the bloody businessmen blocking up the spaces. They evidently think that they are far more busy/important than us lazy mothers, who apparently have nothing better to do all day than trek miles across the carpark in the rain with our babies.

I also think that people who use the disabled spaces when they are patently not disabled ought to have a leg chopped off. Ok, that's a little harsh. Perhaps they should just be made to wear orthopedic shoes or something.

fryalot Mon 05-Feb-07 15:17:01

how about disabled people using the parent & child space because there aren't any disabled ones left? That gets to me, because we wouldn't use their space!!

Fillyjonk Mon 05-Feb-07 15:17:28



hard hat-check

PinkTulips Mon 05-Feb-07 15:19:02

went to pick up a form from the medical centre last week and there was a bleedin cop car in the p&t space

there were plenty of other spaces but they just had to be right by the door.... they weren't going inside! were there for a parking violation ffs!

margo1974 Mon 05-Feb-07 15:19:03

i wrote to a magazine and to local shopping centre to complain about m&b spaces.

if they made spaces bigger then you wou;ldn't have to have designated spaces

i had to shout after a man today as he didn't leave enough space for me to put dd1 in the car

lazyline Mon 05-Feb-07 15:20:14

I know someone who used to post-it non-disable dusers of disabled spaces. They said "Do you want my disability as well as my parking space?".

On the other side, I told an old couple off for parking in a parent and child space. They were most polite and said that they couldn't find the disabled spaces. They did move!

ItsMeMellowma Mon 05-Feb-07 15:20:19

has this kicked off yet?

Pinotmum Mon 05-Feb-07 15:20:34

Squonk I wouldn't mind a disabled person using the P&T spaces at all. I thank god I don't need a disabled space in the first place. Having a child when going food shopping isn't the same as being disabled all the time imo .

DUNGBEETLE Mon 05-Feb-07 15:20:57

What about if their car is too big for regular sized spaces? What age should you stop using them then? What if they are collecting a baby or toddler from a friend at the shops?

munz Mon 05-Feb-07 15:22:15

we had a bloke selling holly in our P&T b4 xmas - I fewlt like saying does this look like a f'ing cash and carry it also annoys me when people park there cos they have a bigger car no kids but have a van so lets park there.

shosha's the one to watch! lol. apparently she shouts at them!

fryalot Mon 05-Feb-07 15:22:38

I know what you mean pinotmum, but it still irritates me. I am aware that I am being unfair in my irritation, but.... can't help it.

FioFio Mon 05-Feb-07 15:23:17

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fryalot Mon 05-Feb-07 15:23:49

Dungbeetle - if you are collecting a child, you still need the space. (and accept my apologies for looks given as you get out of the car with no kids)

munz Mon 05-Feb-07 15:24:04

and yes I don't have anything against disabled folks using P&T spaces either - also bewear with the disabled ones, I remember vividly a lady had a go at my aunty for parking in a disabled space - (she was fully abled znd looked fine, just had a terminal cnacer - anyhow) the lady went mad so my aunty stood her ground and had a go back - so wheree the disabled spaces are concerned it's easy to judge cos they might not look like they need the space but infact they're entitled to it - does that make sence?

fryalot Mon 05-Feb-07 15:24:10

thank you fio, I worry for me too

PinkTulips Mon 05-Feb-07 15:24:50

they should stop putting them right by the doors and people wouldn't steal them.... we just need the extra space to get kids out, not to be 5 feetfrom the entrance

tirnanog Mon 05-Feb-07 15:25:40

the disabled person is probably parking in parent and toddler space because someone is parked in disabled bay!!!

fryalot Mon 05-Feb-07 15:25:44

that's very true. I don't care how far I have to walk - although it's helpful if the trolleys are near the car parking space - I just need the space, like you say.

ItsMeMellowma Mon 05-Feb-07 15:25:45

Do you approach people when they do this squonk?

FioFio Mon 05-Feb-07 15:26:18

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fryalot Mon 05-Feb-07 15:27:05

well, mellow.... my dp has banned me from approaching people and following them round the supermarket telling everyone that they took the last parent and child space when they don't have any children etc. when I have the dcs with me as he worries about car park rage; and it seems somewhat pointless when I don't have them with me.

MissGolightly Mon 05-Feb-07 15:27:10

No, I don't mind disabled people using P&C spaces.

Don't get me started on what happens if their car is too big for regular sized spaces! My hatred of 4x4s is only exceeded by my hatred of plug-in airfreshners. If it were up to me their car would be crushed until it DID fit into a regular sized space.

(Although I do live in London, I don't mind 4x4s in the country.)

fryalot Mon 05-Feb-07 15:27:59

my real problem, fio, is with business-men types who park there because it's easy.

PinkTulips Mon 05-Feb-07 15:28:09

on a related topic... i almost had a fit when i saw a man in aldi with the one and only baby trolly with no baby and i was struggling with my month old ds, 18 mohth old dd and a trolly

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