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To think people should take a bit more care then to let a pram roll away

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KIMItheThreadSlayer Thu 17-Sep-09 15:42:08

I have just grabbed a run away pram and I feel quite angry

Finished work and now have hour before picking up DS2 from after school football, so headed to costa got out my lap top and caught up with MN.
2 women 3 small children and a pram come i8n and while deciding where to sit the pram with a small child in rolls away and they do not notice, it rolls down the slop by the door and is almost on the fecking pavement by the time I am out of my chair and grabbing it, and they still do not notice, then she turns to me as I drag the pram back in and says "oh sorry" ????

FFS wake up you doppy cow

Stigaloid Thu 17-Sep-09 15:49:50

Oh back off - she is probably exhausted with looking after kids and ha d amomentary lapse. She is human. Down off your high horse.

LadyGlencoraPalliser Thu 17-Sep-09 15:51:21

Chillax, Kimi. Worse things happen at sea.

roneef Thu 17-Sep-09 15:51:21

Accidents happen...hmm

Sullwah Thu 17-Sep-09 15:51:26

Agree with Stigaloid

Ineedmorechocolatenow Thu 17-Sep-09 15:53:18

Agree.. chillax and feel pleased that you averted disaster, like superwoman.....

Seuss Thu 17-Sep-09 15:54:32

I doubt she expected it to roll off in a shop. Accidents happen, no-one got hurt. Think you are being a bit unreasonable.

FranSanDisco Thu 17-Sep-09 15:58:08

Well done but you are being a little harsh. I let ds roll off in a car park as I tried to strap dd into her seat. I wondered what the teenager in the car next door was doing leaping out of her car - she was saving ds blush. When somethings on a level surface you don't expect it to roll off.

ChilloHippi Thu 17-Sep-09 15:58:17

YANBU at all. That pram could have ended up in the road.

Lovesdogsandcats Thu 17-Sep-09 16:04:42

Have no view on runaway prams, but PLEASE tell me you meant to put 'than' in your title, rather than the completely annoying and grammatically incorrect 'then'.

MoonTheLoon Thu 17-Sep-09 16:07:12

YANBU it could have been worse than the pavement as ChilloHippi says.

OtterInaSkoda Thu 17-Sep-09 16:12:17

YANBU. Sure we all have momentary lapses but the woman in Costa doesn't sound sufficiently contrite, imo. Although quite how I know this without having been there I don't really know. wink
I always find it a bit odd that so few people put the brakes on their prams on the bus. But we're not going to discuss prams on buses again, are we? grin

ginormoboobs Thu 17-Sep-09 16:18:06

She probably didn't even think that it would roll away.
This happened to me twice in one day and the same man saved my buggy each timeblush
I had a nipper 360 double. I had pumped up the tyres just before I left the house. They had been a little soft before that so when You let go it stayed where it was.
I wasn't used to this so I let go while putting my keys in my bag - off rolls the buggy. Man grabs it and I thank him while feeling like a twat.
Coming back from the shop , I stopped to take my keys from my bag and the buggy rolled away right into the path of the same man blush
I was visiting my parents at the time and the road they live looks flat so you would not expect it to roll.

IrritableGrizzly Thu 17-Sep-09 16:25:53

Oh god, this reminds me of something that happened to me not long ago. Was crossing a busy road with ds2 in pushchair being pushed by teenage niece. The wind suddenly blew her dress up and she went to grab it, and let go of the pushchair, which was on an incline, and it went rolling into the road, just as the lights went green and the traffic came towards us.

I was looking the other way, and turned back to see the pushchair in the road..grabbed it and yanked it back..didn't know how to react next. Didn't want to upset my niece who was mortified, so I ended up laughing slightly hysterically.I'm sure anyone watching must have been thinking WTF, irresponsible cow, but really I was just so shell-shocked by what might have happened I didn't know what to do. Still makes me feel slightly weak kneed thinking about it, and made a vow never to judge anyone again on a momentary lapse. Am trying my best to stick to that one..

SouthMum Thu 17-Sep-09 16:38:17

YANBU - If it wasn't in the shop it could have been on the pavement and then it would have easily rolled into the road.

diddl Thu 17-Sep-09 16:44:44


If they were looking round deciding where to sit, I´m surprised she didn´t still have a hold of the handle, TBH.

Ripeberry Thu 17-Sep-09 17:21:40

What kind of shop has an incline in it? If I went into a shop I would not automaticaly put the brake on.

KIMItheThreadSlayer Thu 17-Sep-09 20:18:25

She was too busy looking for a seat with her friend to watch the pram,
I don't think I am on my high horse, I think she needed to be more careful.

accessorizequeen Thu 17-Sep-09 20:23:23

She and her friend have 4 small children to look after between them. FGS give the woman a break! It's happened to me more than once because with small children you are EXHAUSTED.

jeee Thu 17-Sep-09 20:27:13

When my DD's pram nearly rolled in front of a car, and was only saved by a passer-by, I compounded the crap mother look by giggling hysterically as I retrieved the pram. We all make mistakes.

stinkypinky Thu 17-Sep-09 20:29:45

YANBU Prams have breaks for a reason - not hard to put them on... surely any child is worth that effort and consideration.
Well done for saving a life!

booyhoo Thu 17-Sep-09 20:30:02

its neglect

report her and have the child taken away.

or you could cut cut her some slack and realise that everyone makes mistakes. i was like a zombie today after hardly any sleep, god knows what i did or didnt do as a result.

colditz Thu 17-Sep-09 20:31:51

Tese things happen. I'm sure she didn't do it on purpose. She'd have noticed eventually, probably before the child was Got By A Durty Peedo

Sassybeast Thu 17-Sep-09 20:40:51

Oh I could be that mother blush AIBU to assume that flippin shop floors shouldn't have slopes ? I was so sleep deprived and then giggled like a maniac when I realised what was happening. Shall i report myself?

booyhoo Thu 17-Sep-09 20:45:36

see, even i make mistakes

cut cut?

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