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WIBU refusing to move my car?

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LuluNTutu Wed 23-Nov-16 19:48:27

Eating a sandwich in my car in a P&D carpark. Still had 15 mins left on my ticket.
I'm surprised mid bite by a man tapping on the window. I open car window and he asks if I'm going.

I gesture to the sandwich and tell him I'm going to finish it first.
His response: "You've got the last space and there's nowhere else to park. You need to move now."

I'm now annoyed and again tell him I'll move when I've eaten my sandwich. I'll only be a minute. He leaves muttering under his breath that it's not a bloody restaurant and I'm a bloody cow.

Was IBU not to move? He promptly got a space over the other side of the car park. In my defence I'd had a busy morning, it was after 2pm and I was really hungry.

chickenowner Wed 23-Nov-16 19:51:13


What a rude man!

Something similar happened to me in a hospital car park - I was on the phone to a family member passing on news about my Dad's heart attack. I refused to move until I was ready.

SquatBetty Wed 23-Nov-16 19:53:19

Of course not, you still had a valid ticket at the time! And you can eat in your (stationary) car if you want to! Impatient rude man.

EveryDayIsASchoolDay Wed 23-Nov-16 19:54:24

YWNBU you'd bought your ticket so were entitled to be there. I think if he'd been extremely polite in asking I would have moved but definitely not with that attitude. He might have had bad news etc but that's not your fault.

SirChenjin Wed 23-Nov-16 19:56:07

Of course ywnbu! Idiot bloke - he was obviously having a v bad day to behave like that.

PatMullins Wed 23-Nov-16 19:57:39

I hope you took your time with that sandwich smile

harderandharder2breathe Wed 23-Nov-16 20:02:53

I would have move if they asked nicely, it's very frustrating when people faff about before leaving when the car park is so busy people are waiting for spaces.

But as he was rude and told you to move rather than asked politely,I'd have done exactly what you did

LuluNTutu Wed 23-Nov-16 20:06:10

I thought I was going to be flamed for my sandwich eating. I feel much better now smile.

TheNewWife Wed 23-Nov-16 20:09:21

No way would I have moved for that attitude! Had I been asked politely how long I'd be as 'they were in a hurry and there was no other spaces' then I might have considered it. I'm sincerely hoping you didn't start moving your car til 14 mins and 59secs had elapsed.
Cheeky fecker!

RockyBird Wed 23-Nov-16 20:11:33

It would have taken me a good 15 minutes to eat that sarnie...

Leopard12 Wed 23-Nov-16 20:14:03

Ywnbu, it's been pretty cold and rainy outside recently and even if not you are perfectly entitled to eat sat in your own car especially when you'd paid to park there, its better than driving and eating what did he expect you to do! It's reasonable to ask if someone's about to leave so you don't have to keep driving round then someone else coming in the car park after nabs the space but if they say no or not yet then you move on to go find another space!

Ahickiefromkinickie Wed 23-Nov-16 20:14:44

I do wonder if he would have asked you to move if you were a bloke. YANBU.

wasonthelist Wed 23-Nov-16 20:17:10

Good grief! what a tool. YWDNBU. What a stinking attitude.

Fancyaruck Wed 23-Nov-16 20:19:47

I would have got out of the car, opened up the boot and stretched out in it, waving merrily at the rude tit every time he circled past.

But then in the past some have called me petty...

MsJudgemental Wed 23-Nov-16 20:26:12

He shouldn't have been rude but it does annoy me when people take ages faffing about when people are waiting for their space; sorry.

PlumsGalore Wed 23-Nov-16 20:28:28

I would have done worse, I would have gone and put another hour on my ticket then walked off.

I am not always a cow, I frequently offer my ticket To the next person if there is lots of time on it but I hate rudeness.

SarahOoo Wed 23-Nov-16 20:29:05

Heck no, he was rude and you'd paid for the space. I travel in my job so a lot of car lunches too, I sorry you felt you had to question yourself on this 🙁 that guy was pathetic

Approximateh0usewife Wed 23-Nov-16 20:29:44

Entitled childish behaviour because he didn't get his way.

NavyandWhite Wed 23-Nov-16 20:29:45

I remember a thread like this years ago. The OP had gone back to her car and sat there ( I think she was on the phone ) and a woman was circling for a space and asked the OP to move, she told the woman she still had some time left and was on the phone but the woman kicked off.

Every single poster apart from me said the OP was wicked and selfish. It was a right carry on. I even had the line " I always respected you until now " thrown at me all because I'd stuck up for the OP!

Strange thing MN.

Chippednailvarnishing Wed 23-Nov-16 20:30:20

There is no way that he would have said that to a bloke. I would have been spreading the picnic blanket out on the bonnet just to piss him off more.

expatinscotland Wed 23-Nov-16 20:31:26

'He shouldn't have been rude but it does annoy me when people take ages faffing about when people are waiting for their space; sorry.'

They're not obligated to move faster just for your benefit when they still have time left on their ticket.

Bet he'd have never approached a bloke and spoken to him like that.

I'd have told him to fuck off and carried on eating.

Wolfiefan Wed 23-Nov-16 20:33:41

If it was a warmer day you may have sat on a bench to enjoy your sandwich. You chose to sit in the car. You wanted to eat before you left. You can't drive and eat.
He was a bullying asshat! You'd paid. You were entitled to use the space!!!

YouMeanYouForgotCranberriesToo Wed 23-Nov-16 20:36:37

He shouldn't have been rude but it does annoy me when people take ages faffing about when people are waiting for their space; sorry.

That's the thing though isn't it? It's their space. If they've paid then they can sit in the car or faff about around it for 4 hours if they want.

I hate it when someone is waiting for my space and I feel like I have to get the shopping, toddler and pushchair in the car and get out immediately, especially if i can see they are getting annoyed.

Mumzypopz Wed 23-Nov-16 20:46:34

Had a similar thing had activity at sports centre..partner would take kids straight there and I would meet him there after would be hungry, asked partner to bring me some food. So parked up and stood at back of car eating a pastie before going in. Saw this woman circling car park, then she stops, runs at me yelling "WILL YOU HURRY UP AND GO" which I say "Sorry love, only just got here!!!!" and she scuttled off embarrassed..

M00nUnit Wed 23-Nov-16 20:56:22

Stopping to eat your lunch is just as valid a reason for parking your car as any other. YANBU.

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