At the supermarket today it was busy (obvs) and there were no p&c spaces free. I had toddler dc in his car seat which is a bugger to get him out of without the extra space of a p&c After driving round twice I spotted someone in one, loading up the car so I patiently waited. As they came out, someone overtook me and pulled into the space. I beeped twice but she ignored me. So I got out and said that I'd been waiting ages for that space. She said that I didn't have my indicators on, and she's just passed her test and wasn't moving. She had an older child in the front seat, no baby or toddler!
Am I in the wrong for not indicating? I usually would but today wasn't thinking straight. To me it was obvious why I was waiting there
Really annoying for you I can imagine. She should have had the manners to move when you told her you were waiting, but I can understand her not realising you were waiting for the space if you didnt indicate.
Tbh if I hadn't realised that someone was waiting for the space and I had essentially barged in front them I would move, especially if their need was greater than mine. But I'm really picky over parking spaces and tend to park as far from other humans as possible (because I'm fairly rubbish at it)
Yabu. Use your indicators. My pet hate. How on earth is another driver to know what you want to do to know unless you them. Basic driving lesson. You fail if you did another driving test op. Simples. (Might have had a farm car and trailer not signal and pull straight across our path today and very grateful for breaks). If you were indicating she as rude and in the wrong. You lost everything by not putting your indicators on.
Park miles away or on the end of a row or next to a path, which is what I later did. It wasn't about it being a p&c space, it was about nicking the one I was waiting for. I didn't even think about her not having a child that needed more space til later. Her and the older child walked off in the opposite direction to the store entrance.