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to think that he should mind his own bloody business.....

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pregnantpopcornprincess · 11/06/2008 09:38

I rushed to nursery this morning to drop DD off and as usual there were no spaces but there was a lovely big disabled one. I nipped in there, dropped DD off and ran back out to the car (I must have only been 5 minutes tops!), jumped in, popped the car into reverse and this old man holding a toddler jumped behind my car and started banging on the window.

The stupid idiot could have got himself and the child killed. I slammed the anchors on to avoid hitting him and then the penny dropped - I was about to get an ear bashing (in front of a busy nusery, full of people).

I wound down the window and he was off 'have you got a blue badge?' to which I replied, 'no I haven't thanks but I'm in a rush - good day to you'. I did up the window and tried to drive off. He junped in front of the car again - still holding the child so I carefully manouvered around him and drove off to see him shaking his fist and shouting.

Now, I know I shouldn't have parked there as I'm not disabled but if he was actually disabled himself then how on earth was he able to find the energy/mobility to run and jump behind and in front of my car all the time holding a toddler.May be he wants a badge so badly that he was willing to be run over in order to qualify!!!! Some people make me so mad. It's hard work trying to get DD to nursery (it opens at 8) and to get to work on time (I start at 8.30 and the journey can take up to 45 minutes depending on traffic) without having to stop and deal with some idiot who thinks he's a traffic warden, is clearly retired and probably has all the time in the world!!!!

I'm sure there are some that don't agree with me but I had to vent my frustration and I'm hoping there are some other working mothers out there who are also pushed for time, who can sympathise with me.

Oh, and I will park there again if there are no spaces and it saves me loosing my job.

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Alambil · 11/06/2008 09:40

May I proffer you this yellow hard hat? I think you'll need it!

juuule · 11/06/2008 09:40

Get up earlier and be grateful that you're not disabled and really NEED that space.

kayzisexpecting · 11/06/2008 09:41


You are not disabled. Get up earlier!

belgo · 11/06/2008 09:41

Agree, you need to get up earlier to avoid being in such a rush.

kayzisexpecting · 11/06/2008 09:41


laidbackinengland · 11/06/2008 09:41

Not all disabilites are visible.

belgo · 11/06/2008 09:42

but he was pretty stupid to bang on the window of a moving car, whilst holding a toddler.

cornsilk · 11/06/2008 09:43

You shouldn't have parked in the space as you know - but he sounds like a loon.

TsarChasm · 11/06/2008 09:43

You shouldn't park in a disabled space if you don't have a badge. No excuses, sorry.

Not sure the man should be leaping in front of cars to tell you, but he had a very good point and I think you've made an awful lot of assumptions about him too. He obviously felt strongly about it and maybe for good reason.

I don't think this is going to go down too well on mn tbh.

lazarou · 11/06/2008 09:44

He was being a twat, holding a child behind a moving car. What a moron.

BeauLocks · 11/06/2008 09:44

What's the point of having disabled spaces if people like you are going to ignore them?


lazarou · 11/06/2008 09:45

I like that, 'good day to you' made me laugh

WinkyWinkola · 11/06/2008 09:45


What's the point of disabled spaces if able bodied folk like you are going to use them?

Set your alarm 25 minutes earlier in the morning.

themildmanneredjanitor · 11/06/2008 09:46

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BeauLocks · 11/06/2008 09:46

Yikes Winky - spookily similar post.


WinkyWinkola · 11/06/2008 09:46

Did he really jump in front of the car holding a child?

Silly man.

Kindersurprise · 11/06/2008 09:46

No, sorry, I don't think that you will get much sympathy here.

The extra 5 minutes that it takes you to find a normal parking space is a bit inconvienient.

For the person in need of a disabled space it is not just inconvienient. It means that they have to find a space somewhere else or go home without doing what they came out to do.

Perhaps you should see if you can start work earlier, if you are always late anyway.


WinkyWinkola · 11/06/2008 09:47

Eeeek, Beaulocks. Are you me?

Chequers · 11/06/2008 09:47

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Doodle2U · 11/06/2008 09:47

This'll explode.

600 post minimum.

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eenybeeny · 11/06/2008 09:50


I get really wound up when I see able bodied people park in disabled spaces and also young yobs parking in parent and child spaces. It isnt meant for you. Yes fair enough you werent going to be staying long but then where do you draw the line? Whose idea of a long stay are we going by?

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