WIBU to move her pram
Toomanygirlstoomanymanygirls · 23/07/2017 22:19
So I was recently in a baby shop (think babies r us but smaller, high street style) with my newborn baby. Another lady walks in with her newborn baby, partner, and 2 older children. She parks her pram in an aisle and wanders off with rest of family to look at some cots. It's open plan so she could easily see baby, and very quiet so not a problem. When I wanted to leave, her buggy was blocking the aisle. She wasn't close enough to talk to so I moved it (probably less than an inch) and moved past. She marches back over and loudly says to her newborn OH YOU HAVE WOKEN UP, PROBABLY BECAUSE YOU WERE BARGED PAST! I politely told her I did not barge past but had to gently move the pram as it was blocking the aisle. She just glared at me and I left close to tears because I had a newborn and was hormonal! So was I BU to move the pram, or should I have dealt with this differently?
Albertschair · 23/07/2017 22:24
In all honesty I'd have flapped near the pram doing that awful pantomime of "wanting to get ... past but .....sorry can't ....can you just"
Moving it an inch is far more sensible. And a hazard of abandoning anything on wheels in public is that someone will move it unless it is chained down.
KitCatBisCat · 23/07/2017 22:25
Nope. You did nothing wrong.
I do this all the time with things obstructing my path.
Abandoned trollies in supermarket aisles mostly. But i've shifted a few prams in my time too.
She was just being precious. Her darling baby is the most important thing in the world. In her opinion, you should have happily remained trapped until the baby woke up.
Sashkin · 23/07/2017 22:29
"Oh did your mummy leave you parked in the middle of the aisle all on your own so nobody can get past you? Silly mummy!"
I wouldn't have said that (too much of a coward) but I would definitely have thought about saying it. And possibly told people I'd said it.
Toomanygirlstoomanymanygirls · 23/07/2017 22:47
Phew! Yes I have other stuff going on too so realise I was irrationally upset over something trivial. I hate confrontation anyway and couldn't believe she could accuse me of that when I clearly had my own baby too! If I had left my pram in someone's way and buggered off then I would be embarrassed and apologetic - maybe a bit too British . I am already feeling better about it now though, so thank you x
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