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basketofironing Tue 22-Nov-16 10:37:01

Part AIBU part WWYD.

Currently sat in my car in a supermarket car park. In a parent and baby space.
DD fell asleep on the way here as I planned the journey to coincide with nap time. I drove around for a bit then decided to come to supermarket as petrol light was on. DD will be awake soon anyway.

Had been sat here with engine off for a few minutes when a car pulled up in front of me, passenger got out and asked if if was leaving. I explained that I had just arrived and was waiting for DD to wake up before I go shopping.

Passenger was fairly irate about this and told me I should go and park in another space if I was just going to sit here. Explained again that I am going into the shop as soon as DD wakes up and that I won't be moving my car to another space. I pointed out the two available spaces further down the row. She got back into the car and they drove off in a huff. Assuming they parked elsewhere.

So, AIBU to be sitting here whilst she sleeps? Would you have moved?

(On a side note, I just saw the car next to me pull out with no children in the car. Pisses me off when people park in these spaces with no child. Not even a car seat in there!!)

ShowMePotatoSalad Tue 22-Nov-16 10:40:18

YANBU. If there were other spaces available there is no reason for you to move. Some people just try to pick fights for no reason.

I wouldn't haven't given so much info when asked if I was leaving. I'd have just said "no, sorry".

Artandco Tue 22-Nov-16 10:44:36

I don't really understand those spaces, I mean a supermarket carparl even a large one isn't that big. Even if you park on furthest space it's only a 2 min walk into the store

Eminybob Tue 22-Nov-16 10:48:30

Personally I would have parked in a normal space if I knew I was going to stay for a while, then moved into a p&c space when ready to go into the supermarket.
That said, I would never begrudge or confront someone parking in space with a sleeping baby.

ShowMePotatoSalad Tue 22-Nov-16 11:25:02

Artandco the gaps in between the spaces are bigger so it's easier to get your kid in/out of the car

MissMooMoo Tue 22-Nov-16 12:36:48

The whole point of the spaces is that they are wider to get the child in and out of the car.
You weren't doing that so YABU.

Lulu1083 Tue 22-Nov-16 12:40:51

She hasn't done it yet MooMoo but she will

Hellmouth Tue 22-Nov-16 12:43:21

Did you read the post MooMoo? She's waiting for her baby to wake up ... what's the point of going to another parking space?


basketofironing Tue 22-Nov-16 12:56:00

MooMoo if I had parked up just for her to have a nap/feed/whatever I would have parked in a normal spot but as I said in the OP, I was going into the shop so would eventually need to get her out!

basketofironing Tue 22-Nov-16 12:58:08

Eminy I agree with you there, hence why I wasn't sure if I WBU. She'd been asleep for half an hour (which is her usual nap length because she is a demon baby) so thought she'd wake up soon after I turned off the engine. As it happened, the little bugger slept for another 20 minutes while I sat there twiddling my thumbs.

Tiptoethr0ughthetulips Tue 22-Nov-16 13:02:35

She was unreasonable to be irate when other P&C spaces were available, but I think I'd have parked up in a regular space until after the nap.

Trifleorbust Tue 22-Nov-16 13:05:49

I think those spaces are there to be used while you shop, not while your child has a nap. Take your daughter out of the car and do your shopping, or find somewhere else for her to have her nap.

ShowMePotatoSalad Tue 22-Nov-16 13:40:05

Trifleorbust the OP had parked up to go and do her shopping. She just hadn't left the car yet because her daughter was still asleep.

MissMooMoo Tue 22-Nov-16 13:47:16

Yes I did read the OP, she was not getting out to shop until her child woke up.
She could have parked somewhere else meanwhile.

Trifleorbust Tue 22-Nov-16 13:58:09

I can read, ShowMe. I just think it's quite rude to park up and not get out of the car.

GiraffesAndButterflies Tue 22-Nov-16 14:15:26

It's your business what you do having parked. You could equally well be sat in a coffee shop or wandering around hunting Pokémon or just sitting on a bench somewhere. YANBU and she was BVU!

Spam88 Tue 22-Nov-16 14:28:14

YANBU at all. Presumably all those who think you should have parked elsewhere and only moved to a P&C space when you were ready to get your DC out of the car also always move their car into a normal space after getting their kids out (when there is another adult with them to supervise little ones of course).

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