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to have purposely run over a woman's foot with my pushchair today?

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canofworms Wed 13-Aug-08 20:41:11

I decided to go shopping today and town was really busy - lots of the pedestrian area closed for refurbishment.

So, as I get to a bottleneck in the pavement, I had to slow down to avoid running into the people in front.

At this point, I always tend to find people behind you get annoyed for going slow with a pushchair and try and push in front of you, slowing you down even more!

So I carried on and ran over her foot.......blush

hollyandnoah Wed 13-Aug-08 20:43:32


some people are sooo rude towards people with pushchairs.. i'll need to remember this one.

MsSparkle Wed 13-Aug-08 20:49:38

That's so funny. The woman sould be more patient so serves her right. What did the woman do?

canofworms Wed 13-Aug-08 20:51:40

She glared at me (after yelping and jumping quite high in the air) and I just looked vaguely apologetic before rapidly scooting off in the opposite direction!

bran Wed 13-Aug-08 20:57:21

I've done that a few times getting off the DLR. I used to say "excuse me" or "mind your feet" and then if they didn't move back I made sure I got a few feet under the wheels. [evil emoticon]

I also nearly knee-capped someone at Dublin airport last week, not entirely intentionally but I didn't try too hard to avoid it either (I didn't want to put my back out or anything). I was waiting for my bag at the conveyor belt and there was loads of space on either side of me but he came and stood about 18 inches away. I yelled "excuse me" as I lifted the suitcase but he had headphones on. I'd say he still has a bit of a bruise to remind him to pay more attention in future. [really evil and possibly psycopathing emoticon] grin

TheGirlWithGreenEyes Wed 13-Aug-08 20:57:35

Ah yes, going through a crowded market with a pushchair can be quite cathartic when you have PMT grin

bran Wed 13-Aug-08 20:57:57

(that should be psychopathic obviously)

eandh Wed 13-Aug-08 20:58:26

oooo you sound like you went shopping in my local town, its a nightmare at the moment especially with buggy and stroppy 3 year old walking next to you (not sure how long it takes to lay these pipes but if they stopped drinking tea and leaning over watching 18 year old girls in short shorts it would be done quicker wink)

canofworms Wed 13-Aug-08 20:59:19


That explains it!

bamboostalks Wed 13-Aug-08 21:02:19

I think yabu if that is true or are you on a wind up? Why would you deliberately hurt someone who has not hurt you?

canofworms Wed 13-Aug-08 21:05:18

Oh dear, no I'm not on a wind up but was feeling particularly fed up with people always pushing in front of you as though you've no entitlement to be in a rush because you're just a mother. (probably am being unreasonable thinking that about everyone but you get to a point....)

I don't think I would have hurt her a lot but I do feel a bit bad about it

eandh Wed 13-Aug-08 21:09:28

duh I am so stupid kept thinking I recognised your name and just remembered who you are (havent seen you on the jan 07 post natel thread in ages!!)

canofworms Wed 13-Aug-08 21:13:05

Hi EandH!

Go through periods of not being on here often/posting so feel a bit awkward just popping up every few months blush

Might come and say hello.... smile

eandh Wed 13-Aug-08 21:14:04

its very quiet over there at the mo (think the summer holidays are killing it a bit!)

KatieDD Wed 13-Aug-08 21:14:35

Hmmm very mature I'm sure she'll be helpful and kind to other mums now because of your actions, you must be very proud

expatinscotland Wed 13-Aug-08 21:15:45

At least you weren't out there using the pushchair as a battering ram.

Bowddee Wed 13-Aug-08 21:16:18

I think pushchairs are fab for that very reason! But I always aim for the shins.

nametaken Wed 13-Aug-08 21:18:16


canofworms Wed 13-Aug-08 21:18:46

No I'm not proud at all, as I said before I do feel bad. In 7 years of pram pushing I've never done anything like this before.

I don't think stepping in front of a pushchair which would have forced me to come to a standstill (for the umpteenth time) was being helpful and kind in the first place so me running over her foot is hardly going to change that is it?

ScottishMummy Wed 13-Aug-08 21:26:57

problem is you have reinforced negative stereotype "bloody buggies/bloody women" she will tell and embellish this story to many other wee biddies

canofworms Wed 13-Aug-08 21:33:13

I never knew there was a negative stereotype for us blush, honestly!

Well, as I say, it's been once in 7 years so I think it's out of my system now.

ScottishMummy Wed 13-Aug-08 21:38:06

oh lol i use public transport hear the "women buggies etc speech daily" some folk see it as total nuisance

tutters/gumpers/wont move types

well just hope she doesn't have a good memory powers of recognition

HairyToe Wed 13-Aug-08 22:04:28

I was in busy town the other day with buggy and aimless uncooperative four year old. Had to pull over to argue about raincover with screaming toddler in pushchair.
I set off again ushering four year old forward in vain attempt to reach my destination before nightfall, at which point a young-ish man (childless, bagless, mobile) had to move slightly out of the way as he nimbly overtook my shambling party. He turned to me and snarled "whoa, car rules I think!" and strode off tutting to himself. WTF.
Followed him up the hill fantasising about abandoning children, sprinting after him and punching him repeatedly in the head (well maybe not but you know what I mean)

ScottishMummy Wed 13-Aug-08 22:06:56

Caaaaar rules!?what a chopper

Pip51 Wed 13-Aug-08 22:09:05

I once had a woman accuse me of rampaging in Marks and Spencer I'd only got 2 yards into the shop. She then kicked my wheel.

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