This week I thought I would join in with Mummy Barrows Ranty Friday after this just happened:
I went over to my sisters today and she was discussing making a birthday cake for my nephews birthday next week. Never having really baked a cake before she asked me to accompany her to her to get the correct stuff she needs.
We took Abigail and Zachary with us leaving the older 2 at my sisters (don’t worry there was an adult stating with them!) and drive to the local Tesco.
We drove around looking for a Parent and Child space, needing the extra room to get the little ones out safely.
We noticed a car pull up in to a space, a man in his mid 50’s and a woman her in 40’s got out – then went to walk off. No child in the car.
I wound down the passenger winos and said “Excuse me, that’s a Parent and Child space. You don’t have any children with you”.
Their response? “So what!”
I explained that I had children in the car and needed the space.
The woman decided to edge closer to the car as her and her husband continues to shout at us that they could do what they wanted. Their reasoning for parking there was that the car that was parking in the space prior to them also didn’t have children.
WELL EXCUSE ME – that makes it ok then does it?
NO IT DOESN’T!
We eventually found a space and parked up. Once in the store we spoke to the security guy who told us to speak to the store manager, but went in to tell us that it’s always happening.
We told the store manager, gave then the registration number of the car and explained the couple were rude. Not that I expect anything to be done.
I took this picture when we left the store:
They’re dotted around and easily visible YET people ignore them!
To park in a space that is there to make parents lives easier is not acceptable. To then row and shout at someone who pulls you up on it is also not acceptable.
Yes, I know the spaces don’t have to be there but I’m sick to death of struggling to get my children out of the car because they do not make standard car park spaces wide enough to accommodate a larger family car.
I really feel that these spaces need to be regulated, just like disabled parking bays – or what about moving them further away from the store entrance so the lazy people refrain from parking there!!
If I don’t have my children in the car I park in a normal space – so why can’t others? It’s pure laziness in my opinion!!