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I really hate little out of control kids - and the parents who cant/wont control them.

We were just leaving Tesco, parked in Parent and Child cause we had our daughter with us. As I was starting to reverse out of the space a woman with a couple of 'little darlings' walked past and one of them decided it would be a good idea to push a trolley that someone had just left on the pavement. It almost scraped down the side of one car - luckily for the owner of a nice looking Golf I jumped out of my car, ran and caught it before it hit it (it would have at least scratched the car if it had hit).

Now what pisses me off is that :-
1. How can the little bastard think it was clever idea?
2. The stupid cow who had firstly watched and let him do it, and then watched as I was racing out of my car across to grab it. If I hadn't she would have just let it happen - and then sloped off with the owner of the car non the wiser, but with a trolley embedded in its bumper.

I was very good, cause normally I would have shouted at her to keep her children under control - but it would have been useless anyway. She did get the 'death stare' from me though.

No wonder people dont want to leave their cars in supermarket car parks with people like that about.

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its not just the kids! how about people who decide to try and open their doors fully next to your car! :angryfire: :angryfire: had this a couple of times now and ive now started parking the other end of the car park where it is empty but the missus goes mad that shes got to walk so far rofl!
 

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A lot of people just don't care about there own cars never mind anybody else's.
I all so park far away from other cars in a car park.
And as cars are getting wider why don't they make the spaces wider. Even when cars are parked in the middle of a space there is hardly room to get out.
 

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its not just the kids! how about people who decide to try and open their doors fully next to your car! :angryfire: :angryfire: had this a couple of times now and ive now started parking the other end of the car park where it is empty but the missus goes mad that shes got to walk so far rofl!
I always park in the far corner with nobody else around, but what makes me rage is when I come out and find somebody with 1/2 a car park to choose from parks right next to your car. :BEEP: :headshake: :BEEP:

I agree with the original post, people who don't control their kids on trains/buses need slapping as much as the kids do. Maybe at 24 I'm old fashioned but when I was a kid, if I'd run up and down a train bashing into people and shouting I'd have got a smack. Now the kids tell their parents off for restricting "natural child tendancies during infantile development" or some other daft PC bull.
 

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It then has a knock on effect into the Parent and Child parking spaces, cause most supermarkets dont regulate them in any way so people just park in them cause they are bigger spaces - and most who do park in them badly as well :loopy: (i've seen some shocking examples).

This means these spaces fill up, and the parents have to park further away - and as they have to open their doors fully to get the kids in and out there is more chance that they will hit the doors of the cars parked next to them. Its a no-win situation. Some people think its their god given right to park in them - they dont consider why they are there in the first place (child safety, less chance of them damaging others cars etc.).

You would think supermarkets would see these issues and employ people to do some sort of regulating of these spaces, instead of just the trolley pushers (they could give these people more responsibility).

I just hate parking in Supermarkets - always expecting to return to the car to find some damage or other.
 

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Agree with all the sentiments here. I amuse myself by seeing how many people without kids use the parent and child parking (I know, I should get out more!).
Same with the disabled spaces. I won't park in the parent and child spaces if my kids aren't with me (except after about 10pm when they should be in bed anyway) out of principal.

My mum is using a walking frame / wheel chair at the moment as she is recovering from a major op on her ankle. My Dad does park in supermarket disabled spaces at the moment, but feels guilty for doing so because they haven't got a blue badge (she was turned down :loopy: :angryfire: )

And on the subject of the size of parking spaces, whe they did some alterations to the car park of my local Tesco a couple of years ago, they made the spaces smaller. :loopy: :confused:
 

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we do our shopping on the internet now. £3.99 service charge and you dont even have to leave the house. :whistling:
 

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and most who do park in them badly as well :loopy: (i've seen some shocking examples).
I hear you there Dave. Take a look at the way THIS loon is parked :whistling:



Shocking !!!! :} :} :}

Seriously though, to be honest I love the Mother and Baby spaces as it keeps my car away from others and stops the doors gettting dinged. Cant continue forever though. Kids are growing up fast

Might be worth bunging the baby seats back in when we do a food shop and hope nobody sees us getting in or out of the Mondy. lol :L
 

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agree with all the above which is why we do our tesco shop online and have it delivered and when we do go high st shopping like today we leave the skyline and focus at home and use the mondeo because of the way people open there doors and ding the side of your car....its not only door dings but also bumper damage as half these peeps cant park to save there lives....and why the hell do some of these women drive 4x4s ? nothing against 4x4s but they cant reverse or park these things to save there lives...some of them dont even know what 4x4 stands for.......
 

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i was talking to a one of these 'dentmaster' guys a few years ago. prior to fixing my little dint, he had been to the house of a really nice guy with a new jaguar. he had parked his car in a supermarket car park, made a quick phone call from the drivers seat before he was going to nip into the store. just then, Waynetta parked in the next space in an old escort with 3 snotty brats. one of them swung the back door right into jag bloke's passenger door.
she was preparing to just walk off, so he got out, and politely challenged her. 'er...one of your kids just damaged my car...' he says. 'so?' says waynetta, 'if you can afford a car like that, you can afford to get it fixed'.
what more could he do?
says a lot about how many people are, they just don't give a damn. :annoyed:
 

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I work at an ASDA and aswell as the trolley-pushers there is a carpark security guy.. Trouble is there's only the 1 guy so he's not there all the time.

If I was Jag guy I'd have gone in the store and asked if they had CCTV and if not I'd have took her wheels off or summat!

I also hate how all the million-kid-mums have big 4x4's. You can get as many kids in your average family car like our Mondys and half of them don't even have all that big a boot.

I also hate how they park on the school run or 'mad mum hour' as I like to call it. They park all up the wrong side of the road and on corners, open their doors without looking etc.

I got some revenge today though, some parent wasn't watching their kid who was not looking where they were going and got side-swiped by my trolley full of heavy vegetables :) I didn't say anything so the kid wouldn't cry haha and it just kinda gormed at me and that was that.

There was a car parked half up the kerb on the end of the parking bays today, they just don't give a crap.

Sorry if any of this was sexist btw, they're not all mums who do the bad parking, some of them are old ppl too :)
 

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It always amuses me when you see Range Rovers and Porsche's in the disabled spots.

But I guess you couldn't fit a RR in most supermarket spots, so what is the alternative?

I always try to park in a corner, close to the curb.
 

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DavePage said:
and most who do park in them badly as well :loopy: (i've seen some shocking examples).
I hear you there Dave. Take a look at the way THIS loon is parked :whistling:



Shocking !!!! :} :} :}

Seriously though, to be honest I love the Mother and Baby spaces as it keeps my car away from others and stops the doors gettting dinged. Cant continue forever though. Kids are growing up fast

Might be worth bunging the baby seats back in when we do a food shop and hope nobody sees us getting in or out of the Mondy. lol :L
That was at the park, and was on purpose to get that arty front wheels turned look (didn't work!)
 

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DavePage said:
Rhinestone said:
DavePage said:
and most who do park in them badly as well :loopy: (i've seen some shocking examples).
I hear you there Dave. Take a look at the way THIS loon is parked :whistling:



Shocking !!!! :} :} :}

Seriously though, to be honest I love the Mother and Baby spaces as it keeps my car away from others and stops the doors gettting dinged. Cant continue forever though. Kids are growing up fast

Might be worth bunging the baby seats back in when we do a food shop and hope nobody sees us getting in or out of the Mondy. lol :L
That was at the park, and was on purpose to get that arty front wheels turned look (didn't work!)
:} :} :} Bet when you took that pic you were'nt thinking it was ever gonna bite you in the ass !

BUSTED !!!!
 

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Rhinestone said:
DavePage said:
Rhinestone said:
DavePage said:
and most who do park in them badly as well :loopy: (i've seen some shocking examples).
I hear you there Dave. Take a look at the way THIS loon is parked :whistling:



Shocking !!!! :} :} :}

Seriously though, to be honest I love the Mother and Baby spaces as it keeps my car away from others and stops the doors gettting dinged. Cant continue forever though. Kids are growing up fast

Might be worth bunging the baby seats back in when we do a food shop and hope nobody sees us getting in or out of the Mondy. lol :L
That was at the park, and was on purpose to get that arty front wheels turned look (didn't work!)
:} :} :} Bet when you took that pic you were'nt thinking it was ever gonna bite you in the ass !

BUSTED !!!!
:headshake: :headshake: :headshake:

Terrible the lenghts some people go to just to get a laugh

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It always amuses me when you see Range Rovers and Porsche's in the disabled spots.

But I guess you couldn't fit a RR in most supermarket spots, so what is the alternative?

I always try to park in a corner, close to the curb.
I think you've hit the nail on the head m8, cars are getting bigger and bigger in length and width and parking spaces still remain whatever the standard agreed dimensions are.

So cars stick out of bays further, and the gaps between cars are now too close together IMO.
 
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