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hewielewie Posted on 11/11/2008 12:01
What grinds my gears

People who take up two parking spaces at Supermarkets

Rod100 Posted on 11/11/2008 12:03
What grinds my gears

people who park in parent and child bays without a child with them.

ditto those who park in disabled bays.

should be fined.

susy Posted on 11/11/2008 12:03
What grinds my gears

Able bodied young people screaming into disabled spots to nip in and buy their fags!!!!!

rubber_soles Posted on 11/11/2008 12:05
What grinds my gears

"people who park in parent and child bays without a child with them."

*waves*

flaps Posted on 11/11/2008 12:06
What grinds my gears

i never park in disabled bays

dont give a S*** about parent and child spaces.

Frasier Posted on 11/11/2008 12:07
What grinds my gears

People who read newspapers in shops then put them back

boro999 Posted on 11/11/2008 12:08
What grinds my gears

T***s who park in the next bay to me when i have parked in the furthest fooking parking space away from the door (to stop T***s denting my car) and there is a million closer spaces yet everytime i come back there is a car in the next bay to me...


Big_Ted_Church Posted on 11/11/2008 12:08
What grinds my gears

I have to resist from keying peoples cars who park in two spaces (so it doesn't get damaged). Utter w*****s. The only reason i don't do it is because i'm not that scum.

I have however been known to park lenthways behing the car and go in to do my shopping. I have a huge barney with the person when i come out, but my arguement is such that if they didn't park in both spaces, i'd have parked in the other one and they wouldn't have been delayed.

They have no answer.

Tits.

zoec Posted on 11/11/2008 12:12
What grinds my gears

"dont give a S*** about parent and child spaces." = "doesn't affect me so I don't give a toss."

Well done.

AllaboutAlves Posted on 11/11/2008 12:12
What grinds my gears

Its got to be abled body people parking in disabled bays this really makes my pi*s boil.

boro999 Posted on 11/11/2008 12:14
What grinds my gears

but what does it matter if there is loads of other spaces?
fair enough if its full and somone takes 2 spaces but if there is plenty of others?

flaps Posted on 11/11/2008 12:14
What grinds my gears

"Well done."

Sorry but I don't consider the necessity of a disabled bay to be equal in worth to the convenience of a parent and child bay.

boro999 Posted on 11/11/2008 12:16
What grinds my gears

flaps i agree with you tbh.

if you cant control your children getting in/out of a car then you want them taking off you.

zoec Posted on 11/11/2008 12:16
What grinds my gears

That's not the point though. My son is coming up to 4 now and can climb up into his childseat himself, so I don't really use the spaces now. But when he was a baby/toddler, it made life a lot easier to have the wider bays so I didn't knock someone's paintwork trying to get him in and out of the carseat.

Rod100 Posted on 11/11/2008 12:17
What grinds my gears

its a right ball ache getting your baby/child in and out of the car if you cant open the door a decent amount - like in a normal parking bay when some to$$er abandones their car and leaves a tiny gap between your and theirs.

pricks.

flaps Posted on 11/11/2008 12:18
What grinds my gears

"it made life a lot easier"

That's nice for you.

I'm not going to suddenly respect the 'right' of a parent to get preferential parking just because some supermarket dreamt up the idea as a good way of encouraging a valuable demographic to visit their stores.

zoec Posted on 11/11/2008 12:21
What grinds my gears

That's your entitlement, of course. I don't think I'd park in one now to make my life easier, as it's closer to the shops, if it's going to make someone else's life harder.

GillZean Posted on 11/11/2008 12:23
What grinds my gears

flaps,

How do you get a kid's car seat out of a car without opening the door fully?
Really the supermarkets should just make all spaces a decent width and people should park properly in them, but hey, get me with my Utopian society.
Big Ted, I like your style, kid.

Ouroboros Posted on 11/11/2008 12:24
What grinds my gears

Cashpoint cripples, and their close cousins the Video cripples.

Joninho Posted on 11/11/2008 12:25
What grinds my gears

Why dont they just put the parent and child spaces away from the shop door, then the lazy people wouldn't park in them, and legitimate parents wouldn't have a problem?

flaps Posted on 11/11/2008 12:26
What grinds my gears

"How do you get a kid's car seat out of a car without opening the door fully?"

How am I expected to get my massive arse out of the car without a special fat F***er space just for me?

GillZean Posted on 11/11/2008 12:27
What grinds my gears

I've managed for years.

zoec Posted on 11/11/2008 12:29
What grinds my gears

Looks like GillZean's idea's a good one, then. Make all the spaces wide to accommodate both parents and fat F***ers.

GillZean for PM.

Ouroboros Posted on 11/11/2008 12:33
What grinds my gears

Maybe they should have a special area set aside for the fur-coat-and-no-knickers brigade in their V8 5.6 litre 4x4's?

Or special 4x4 only school run lanes on Acklam Road?

rubber_soles Posted on 11/11/2008 12:47
What grinds my gears

I dont take any notice of parent and child parking, maybe because I dont have kids. If my lass has spent nine hours at work and wants to do a quick shop after a long hard day then I dont see why parents should have priority.

Bernie_was_right Posted on 11/11/2008 12:49
What grinds my gears

"have however been known to park lenthways behing the car and go in to do my shopping. I have a huge barney with the person when i come out, but my arguement is such that if they didn't park in both spaces, i'd have parked in the other one and they wouldn't have been delayed.

They have no answer."

Until one of them puts a blade in your guts

boro999 Posted on 11/11/2008 12:54
What grinds my gears

"I dont take any notice of parent and child parking, maybe because I dont have kids. If my lass has spent nine hours at work and wants to do a quick shop after a long hard day then I dont see why parents should have priority."


seems fair to me...

zoec Posted on 11/11/2008 12:57
What grinds my gears

What about those of us that work full time and have to take the kids shopping after work? Do we get to park actually inside the shop itself?

Seriously, though Joninho has a good point. If they were at the back of the carpark, people wouldn't be so resentful of them.


rubber_soles Posted on 11/11/2008 13:29
What grinds my gears

"What about those of us that work full time and have to take the kids shopping after work?"

Asda Online

Rod100 Posted on 11/11/2008 13:30
What grinds my gears

they're close to the entrance as some people might find carrying a baby in a car seat difficult.


flaps Posted on 11/11/2008 13:31
What grinds my gears

i'd like to see parking spaces next to the tills for disabled people with children

Jonny_Ingbar Posted on 11/11/2008 13:35
What grinds my gears

Reading this thread has restored my faith in mankind.

Not.

What ever happened to live and let live and all that?

I notice the ones who dont agree with the patent and child spaces dont acually have kids - if you've ever tried to get a babyseat out of a regular sized space you realise why they exist.

Small minded sourpusses.

rubber_soles Posted on 11/11/2008 13:36
What grinds my gears

"they're close to the entrance as some people might find carrying a baby in a car seat difficult."

I'm sure simple tasks like that are the least of your worries being a parent.

People seriously me off once they become parents, they think the world has to move for them.

Jonny_Ingbar Posted on 11/11/2008 13:42
What grinds my gears

RS, I think the point is when you've kids, or more to the point very young kids, then parent & child spaces make life much easier.

scooby Posted on 11/11/2008 13:44
What grinds my gears

Maybe if they introduced bays for failed stay-at-home comic writers, he'd change his mind.

susy Posted on 11/11/2008 13:44
What grinds my gears

Has anyone on here ever run away from their mums when they were a kid? Not realising any danger to yourself or others.

Thats why the parent and child spaces are next to the shop, much less damage to other cars as they reduce the likelehood or having to prize a small child out of your front grill.

As for those too tired to walk all those extra 10 yards to the shop from where they are supposed to park then if thats too hard for you the sod off home and do your shopping on the internet!

MarlonD Posted on 11/11/2008 13:46
What grinds my gears

Just park in the parent & child spaces anyway. F*** all the supermarket can do as the spaces are only a 'recommendation.'




boro999 Posted on 11/11/2008 13:47
What grinds my gears

i bet if the larger spaces where put at the back of the car park they would be empty every day of the week and the people with children would soon MANAGE in a small space outside the door! its just a big excuse so you dont have to haul your lard arse across the car park and you can park 3 foot from the door.

mar10 Posted on 11/11/2008 13:49
What grinds my gears

i always take two spaces at a supermarket.

the reason being is that some plonker will always nock a chip into your door if you don't

rubber_soles Posted on 11/11/2008 13:50
What grinds my gears

"RS, I think the point is when you've kids, or more to the point very young kids, then parent & child spaces make life much easier."

And what about the people who work for 8-12 hours a day? Shouldn't their lives be made easier?

If parent and child parking was at the back of the car park, and you saw a space right at the front of the supermarket, I'm sure you'd all be straight into the closest space like a shot, kids or no kids.

SuperBokSupper Posted on 11/11/2008 13:51
What grinds my gears

Don't plop a kid out you m1nge if you are gonna get pi$$ed off with minor inconveniences then.


fookin hell, why should I park miles away if there is a spare spot in the parent and child section?

hardly like Im giving your child a disadvantage in life is it?

also why would you take a car seat out at the supermarket?

Completely different story with reference to Disabled bays. I would never park in one unless I was popping in for some cash and there were over ten disabled spots free.

MarlonD Posted on 11/11/2008 13:51
What grinds my gears

What about the parents who park in these spaces and then subsequently at some point end up in the drinks aisle.

Unfit to breed.

scooby Posted on 11/11/2008 13:54
What grinds my gears

If the larger spaces were moved further away, I would use them if I had a baby but would simply park closer if I had a 2+ year old. But then I wouldn't be able to park closer because all these able-bodied people with no kids telling me to stop being a lardarse would be parked in them.

Anyway, they'd never move the larger spaces away because only a complete and utter moron would think up that idea.

rubber_soles Posted on 11/11/2008 13:55
What grinds my gears

God only knows how our poor parents coped.

MarlonD Posted on 11/11/2008 13:55
What grinds my gears

scooby, I'm dissapointed in you. You've usually waded in with your rant well before now.



zoec Posted on 11/11/2008 13:56
What grinds my gears

It's funny that the people coming over as most selfish on this thread are the ones that think parents who use child spaces are selfish.

SuperBokSupper Posted on 11/11/2008 13:56
What grinds my gears

my girlfriends sister has just had a kid aged 19 and everyone is fawning round it like it was Baby fooking Jesus.

It was only 5 months ago they were trying to get her to get rid of it.

She now has a free house and loads of benefits despite being lazy as fook before being pregnant and not having a job.

THAT MAKES MY BLOODY P*** BOIL.

Especially as her mum and dad give her thousands of pounds while I pay the fooking rent for their other daughter to live with me while she completes University.


sick as fook.

nealg Posted on 11/11/2008 13:58
What grinds my gears

Scrounging,lazy,pssd up, dirty, noisy,stuck-up students! They should work for a living! Educated bstrds. Keep Teesside Thick!

rubber_soles Posted on 11/11/2008 13:59
What grinds my gears

It's not the parents who are selfish, it's the idiot who thought of the daft idead in the first. Parents are just taking full advantage as per usual.

Same goes for disabled toilets, I'm in them like a shot because they're pure luxury compaired to the little skid ridden cubicals.

Fletch Posted on 11/11/2008 14:00
What grinds my gears

Disabled drivers parking in normal parking spots and parking their little blue 3 wheelers in a way you can't open your door properly!

nealg Posted on 11/11/2008 14:03
What grinds my gears

Dirty great 4 x 4 sW****** with their car loans - chuffing blocking my driveway, parking on the grass and the pavement.Bstds should be banned. Gas guzzling,selfish,noisy fat fag - smoking, ingleby barwick chav eds!

SuperBokSupper Posted on 11/11/2008 14:03
What grinds my gears

Kept Women in Supermarkets do my fooking bonce in to taking half an hour to look at a pack of ham, stopping and starting walking with their massive trolleys.

aarrrrrrrrrrggggghhhhhhh

scooby Posted on 11/11/2008 14:03
What grinds my gears

"my girlfriends sister has just had a kid aged 19 and everyone is fawning round it like it was Baby fooking Jesus"

To be honest, giving birth to a 19 year old *is* a fooking miracle.

zoec Posted on 11/11/2008 14:04
What grinds my gears

[:D] scooby. I was thinking that.

scooby Posted on 11/11/2008 14:04
What grinds my gears

"Parents are just taking full advantage as per usual."

God damn us selfish parents who spend pretty much every waking hour (and some sleeping ones) to look after the interests of another person.

boro999 Posted on 11/11/2008 14:05
What grinds my gears

"Dirty great 4 x 4 sW****** with their car loans - chuffing blocking my driveway, parking on the grass and the pavement.Bstds should be banned. Gas guzzling,selfish,noisy fat fag - smoking, ingleby barwick chav eds!"


you seem a little p1ssed because you cannot afford a luxuary 4x4?
am i right?

Jonny_Ingbar Posted on 11/11/2008 14:06
What grinds my gears

'And what about the people who work for 8-12 hours a day? Shouldn't their lives be made easier?'

Er, no why should they?


scooby Posted on 11/11/2008 14:07
What grinds my gears

Afford? Congratulations on the car loan.

Rod100 Posted on 11/11/2008 14:07
What grinds my gears

to all those who dont believe in these spaces.

i hope you have an accident (not life threatening of course - but a leg break or something) and the ambulance cant get to you as some inconsiderate tw@t has parked blocking his access.

nealg Posted on 11/11/2008 14:07
What grinds my gears

The council should provide recycling bags if ya get sick of the kids - alternatively, the pssd up blokes who fk off and leave em pregnant should get the snip and get chased up to pay for their kids! It takes 2 to tango!

scooby Posted on 11/11/2008 14:09
What grinds my gears

Spoken like a true gay.

rubber_soles Posted on 11/11/2008 14:10
What grinds my gears

"God damn us selfish parents who spend pretty much every waking hour (and some sleeping ones) to look after the interests of another person."

It's not as if you were forced to have kids. If you cant handle such minor tasks like walking a few more yards to the shop or not being able to open a few inches of a car door then I dont see the point.


boro999 Posted on 11/11/2008 14:11
What grinds my gears

"God damn us selfish parents who spend pretty much every waking hour (and some sleeping ones) to look after the interests of another person."

Exactly! and whos fault is it? certainly not mine is it that you have had a child?? so dont fooking interupt my life and annoy the t1ts off me because YOU have a child.

SuperBokSupper Posted on 11/11/2008 14:12
What grinds my gears

"God damn us selfish parents who spend pretty much every waking hour (and some sleeping ones) to look after the interests of another person."

who YOU chose to bring into the world, whose life, health and education will be helped with the use of MY taxes.


GillZean Posted on 11/11/2008 14:12
What grinds my gears

"also why would you take a car seat out at the supermarket?"

Because you put the child in one of those expensive supermarket trolleys that have been specially made for child seats (which you have paid for with the mark-up on your Stella, your Loaded and your x-box games), and it stops the kids from waking up and screaming and spoiling your day, SBok.

Rod100 Posted on 11/11/2008 14:12
What grinds my gears

"It's not as if you were forced to have kids. If you cant handle such minor tasks like walking a few more yards to the shop or not being able to open a few inches then I dont see the point."

if you cant handle such a minor task as not parking in a space that you shouldn't be in then thank god you have not managed to breed yet.

scooby Posted on 11/11/2008 14:14
What grinds my gears

You've both missed the point at the same time. The point is that you are accusing parents of being selfish people which they are, by definition, not.

999, I thought you were a copper?

SuperBokSupper Posted on 11/11/2008 14:15
What grinds my gears

ah righto, got you gillzean.

I am amused by the way these parents think the supermarkets do this because they are nice, friendly people.
do they not realise they only do it so they get more of their cash off4 them by making their tormented lives a little easier.

rubber_soles Posted on 11/11/2008 14:16
What grinds my gears

"if you cant handle such a minor task as not parking in a space that you shouldn't be in then thank god you have not managed to breed yet."

I dont have any sympathy for parents wanting to park that bit closer and with a few more inches to open the door. Thats why I park there.


scooby Posted on 11/11/2008 14:17
What grinds my gears

Jesus, look at the three non-parents who responded at the same time. Perhaps you need to learn not to be selfish and have some consideration for others. The world doesn't revolve around your needs, you know?

r_s, you'll probably get a fine, your lass won't be happy she has to subsidise that as well.

boro999 Posted on 11/11/2008 14:18
What grinds my gears

scooby.. NO im not.


nealg Posted on 11/11/2008 14:19
What grinds my gears

Get off your arses and catch a bus. Damn motorists stopping folk tying up me horse to go to the offy for me tabs! Pssd up revellers falling in the horse trough and throwing up in the hayloft on a satdy night! Bin men banging bloody bin lids and waking up the dog. Sodding johnny woss and dawn french! im writing to the gazette me like! grrrrrrr

boro999 Posted on 11/11/2008 14:20
What grinds my gears

The world doesn't revolve around your needs, you know?

and the world does not revolve around YOU and your CHILD!



nealg Posted on 11/11/2008 14:23
What grinds my gears

I cant stand the little sods me! Bawling and screaming, running round ya feet, sodding big buggies blocking the pavements! Dirty nappies chucked in hedges and teenage single mams ff in and blinding at 3 year olds. Playing footi in the street against me wall and scratching me ford cortina.Damn nuisance! Send em up the chimneys and down the mines! Thatl teach em!

scooby Posted on 11/11/2008 14:24
What grinds my gears

The point is, people could do with just getting on with their own lives rather than worrying what others get that they don't. You are saying that the world does not revolve around ME and my CHILD (your caps) but I beg to differ. My world does revolve around my child. And when you indignantly park your car in a child/parent bay, don't pretend you aren't just thinking of yourself.

Anyway, that was fun. Ta-ra you bitter pricks.

rubber_soles Posted on 11/11/2008 14:24
What grinds my gears

scooby, you'll need to get some decent tyres for the pushchair now it's winter, because if you happen to be in the same supermarket as me, you'll have a long way to push through all the snow.

You'll know who I am, I'll be parked sideways over two or three P&C (parent slang) spaces.

karembeu_ca Posted on 11/11/2008 14:32
What grinds my gears

rsole: "I dont have any sympathy for parents wanting to park that bit closer and with a few more inches to open the door. Thats why I park there"

living up to the name there soles. yes, lets make small children have to walk further through traffic, or parents have to push them further - just so you can be lazy and not walk about 10 yards.

I swear most people on here are combative and stubborn just for the sake of it. I bet you lot complained when the seatbelt law came in, "its my right not to wear it" blah blah blah.

it certainly isnt the parent with kids who are being selfish here is it.

rubber_soles Posted on 11/11/2008 14:37
What grinds my gears

Maybe you should read my comments above.

I dont see why parents should have priority over people like my girlfriend who comes home knackered after being at work for 9 hours, goes shopping just to be told she has to park further away than people with kids.

"lets make small children have to walk further through traffic"

All car parks here have zebra crossings, so theres very minimal danger. The danger thats there is there for us all.

zoec Posted on 11/11/2008 14:40
What grinds my gears

She's told to park further away than people with parents? Now I agree, that is taking it too far. That's orphanist....



[:D] nice edit.

boro999 Posted on 11/11/2008 14:40
What grinds my gears

so if they are not being selfish why not just make it first come first serve with the spaces? fair to everyone then eh?

the excuse "i have a child" is pathetic

rubber_soles Posted on 11/11/2008 14:40
What grinds my gears

Typo

karembeu_ca Posted on 11/11/2008 14:41
What grinds my gears

its not about priority, its for safety. I'd wager that the average childless household has MORE disposable income to spend at the shops - so cant see any marketing pull. getting kids though a car park is like herding cats, and there are enough idiots in the cars to make it dangerous for any small ones.

ffs, its a few extra yards. i'll also bet being at home with the average small child is just as exhausting as any job someone has one here [:)] probably more so.

scooby Posted on 11/11/2008 14:41
What grinds my gears

r_s - three things:

1 Your girlfriend is an adult and most right-minded adults would put children before themselves even if they were not their own. Don't come out with this claptrap about parents not being able to walk 10 more yards and then point out that your poor girlfriend can't do the same.

2 car parks do not all have crossings. At my local tesco, you have to walk in the roadway to get to the paved front of store shared with cars.

3 I appreciate your guilt about not supporting your girlfriend and even having the cheek to get her to do the shopping for you but that is your fault, not that of a child.

karembeu_ca Posted on 11/11/2008 14:43
What grinds my gears

well put scoobs.

rubber_soles Posted on 11/11/2008 14:46
What grinds my gears

Simple, the parents who stay at home should do their shopping on a daytime when it's not busy. The ones who do work should either do their shopping online or do their shopping while their kid is being looked after by whoever looks after them.

Get_your_rat_out Posted on 11/11/2008 14:46
What grinds my gears

to be fair its not like people are having to park miles away is it, with a kid or not, at most your walking what, 50 yards?

stop being a lazy T*** and just walk it, ffs you'd think the car park was full of land mines the way people go on about not wanting to walk across it

Jonny_Ingbar Posted on 11/11/2008 14:49
What grinds my gears

'Simple, the parents who stay at home should do their shopping on a daytime when it's not busy. The ones who do work should either do their shopping online or do their shopping while their kid is being looked after by whoever looks after them.'

Rsole, both my wife and I work full time and we have two young kids (and I bet we both work more hours and have more demanding jobs than you).

You attitude makes me pity you, it really does




scooby Posted on 11/11/2008 14:50
What grinds my gears

"Simple, the parents who stay at home should do their shopping on a daytime when it's not busy. The ones who do work should either do their shopping online or do their shopping while their kid is being looked after by whoever looks after them."

The problem with shopping online is that you have to wait a fooking day for the stuff. No good if I am out of bread and milk, is it?

Can you suggest what I do with my child after I pick him up from nursery then? Who is going to look after him?

The_Lizards_Jumpers Posted on 11/11/2008 14:50
What grinds my gears

Soles :- Given that your girlfriend works a whole 9(!) hours a day, should the poor love not consider using online shopping if she's too tired to walk those extra ten yards.

rubber_soles Posted on 11/11/2008 14:55
What grinds my gears

"The problem with shopping online is that you have to wait a fooking day for the stuff."

Do the online shop a day earlier.

"Given that your girlfriend works a whole 9(!) hours a day, should the poor love not consider using online shopping if she's too tired to walk those extra ten yards."

Then she spends around two hours a night during the week doing her immigration and coroners work. Also spends about an hour travelling everyday.

"both my wife and I work full time and we have two young kids"

Make the babysitter do an extra hour while you do your shopping. It'll be easier and safer for you all.


The_Lizards_Jumpers Posted on 11/11/2008 14:59
What grinds my gears

So she works 12 hours a day, she's not that unusual you know.

My wife works at least that, if not more, yet wouldnt dream of taking up a parent and child parking space.

Besides, if she's that tired hasnt she got a failed comedian house husband to do the shopping, or doesnt she give you your housekeeping until she gets in?

scooby Posted on 11/11/2008 15:02
What grinds my gears

"Do the online shop a day earlier."

When I need some things, I find that going back in time a day earlier isn't really convenient.

"Then she spends around two hours a night during the week doing her immigration and coroners work. Also spends about an hour travelling everyday."

I'd be utterly ashamed to call myself a man if I was you.

rubber_soles Posted on 11/11/2008 15:08
What grinds my gears

"I'd be utterly ashamed to call myself a man if I was you."

[:D] How do you work that one out? If you just need the odd loaf of bread or pint of milk then it's easier just to go to a little shop rather than a supermarket.

You're all geting stressed over having to walk a few extra yards to a shop.


karembeu_ca Posted on 11/11/2008 15:10
What grinds my gears

i'd give up rsoles, you are basically arguing that you and your girlfriend are more worthy than children - it aint gonna fly.

zoec Posted on 11/11/2008 15:12
What grinds my gears

It's been a sustained effort, though, fair play to him.

rubber_soles Posted on 11/11/2008 15:12
What grinds my gears

"i'd give up rsoles, you are basically arguing that you and your girlfriend are more worthy than children"

Where have you got that from? It's not a safety issue as you were trying to make out. It's a few more yards to walk and thats it. People just need to chill out a bit.

scooby Posted on 11/11/2008 15:14
What grinds my gears

"How do you work that one out?"

Because you sit at home all day doing fook all while she works 9 hours, spends and hour travelling, picks up the shopping and then has to work a further 2 hours a day at home and you have the cheek to moan about parents with children being lazy.

I bet your other half dies a little bit inside every time she tells someone what you do for a 'living'. You'll be getting replaced sooner or later, mate.

karembeu_ca Posted on 11/11/2008 15:14
What grinds my gears

yes, exactly, responsible adults need to chill and stop being so bloody selfish.

SuperBokSupper Posted on 11/11/2008 15:15
What grinds my gears

the thing is Karembee, while R-Soles might not be MORE worthy than someones child he should be on an EQUAL level.

Same as a 50 year old bloke should have the same treatment as an 18 year old girl or 90 year old fella.


rubber_soles Posted on 11/11/2008 15:16
What grinds my gears

You dont know the ins and outs of my life or our life so you're just wasting your time. I'm not the one throwning out personal insults here. You just need to chill out and think about what you're arguing about.

susy Posted on 11/11/2008 15:17
What grinds my gears

Im not going to get into an argument but on the point of safety may I put it to you that if you, an adult gets hit by a car you might break a leg. A child is much more unlikely to do something like run out in front of a car, if the child does get hit by a car, the driver will not have had the time to observe that this child is heading in their direction, because they are small, when the impact happens, it depends on the size of the child, the child may well be crushed or have their head battered by the bumper/grill and therefore killed or brain damaged.

karembeu_ca Posted on 11/11/2008 15:20
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this is almost as pointless as the poppy debates on here. arguing for the sake of it, when there really is no debate needed.

rubber_soles Posted on 11/11/2008 15:20
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This isn't about a kids life, ffs. It's about walking a few yards.

SuperBokSupper Posted on 11/11/2008 15:20
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well if the parent cannot look after the child properly then the appropriate authorities should be looking at them.

to be honest, its highly unlikely anyone, young or old would get run over in a supermarket car park anyway and the excuse of safety is a load of tripe IMO

scooby Posted on 11/11/2008 15:21
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"You dont know the ins and outs of my life or our life so you're just wasting your time."

Sorry, but if you are going to use details about my personal life as mentioned on here to criticise me, you'd better have thicker skin than that. You are happy to take the P*** out of parents but it's all a bit different when someone else starts lecturing you about what you should and shouldn't do, eh?

GillZean Posted on 11/11/2008 15:21
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soles,

Can't you write a witty sit com based on the musings of a cross section of society on whatusedtopassforafootball messageboard?

Ray Winstone could play Liddle..

hewielewie Posted on 11/11/2008 15:22
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Wow my first ton and I only posted the once on it.


scooby Posted on 11/11/2008 15:23
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"You're all geting stressed over having to walk a few extra yards to a shop."

Actually, I'm getting a bit P***ed off at stay-at-homes who don't contribute to the economy telling me, someone who works for a living and financially supports my family, that they are on an equal footing to me.

guisboro Posted on 11/11/2008 15:24
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*doffs his cap at hewielewie*

Critical_Bill Posted on 11/11/2008 15:24
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"to be honest, its highly unlikely anyone, young or old would get run over in a supermarket car park "


Link: Er

GillZean Posted on 11/11/2008 15:25
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Really hewie? That's news to me.

hewielewie Posted on 11/11/2008 15:26
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Yeah, usually I post about football and get no replies at all.

karembeu_ca Posted on 11/11/2008 15:28
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christ, thats a weird one eh. what would YOU do if your neighbor ran up to you and asked you to do that?

scooby Posted on 11/11/2008 15:30
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To be honest, I think I would have told her to fook off! Mind you, I work for a driver training company so for me, I've got to be squeaky clean. Even though I don't teach students, it would be very easy for me to lose my job over such a lie.

SuperBokSupper Posted on 11/11/2008 15:30
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Er Bill, thats because it was an unqualified driver, not because of the unsafe environment of a shop car park.

also how many people would have used that car park? over a million probably,

so with odds of easily more than a million to one of getting knocked over in a car park I think we can surely ignore the perils of popping in for milk and a loaf ey?

rubber_soles Posted on 11/11/2008 15:31
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"Sorry, but if you are going to use details about my personal life as mentioned on here to criticise me"

When have I brought your personal life into this?? I've argued against your opinion but never once have I aimed any personal insults at you. You've taken a few snippets from here about my personal life, that is mostly untrue, and used them as a way of getting to me. Failed. Maybe if you knew facts about me and my life you could get to me but you dont so you cant.

Funny how this thread started out with parents saying it's hard to open a car door in a normal space. Then when you realised you were fighting a losing battle you put a morbid spin on it by saying I dont care about kids lives.

I've expressed my opinion and I stick by it. And no matter what people say to me or about me on here, it will never bother me. It's the internet where peoples facts about me as a person are totally wrong, and I dont put them straight because I dont see it important enough.

I see the crack people have at me as a bit of fun. Do the same and chill out.

karembeu_ca Posted on 11/11/2008 15:33
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yes, the odds of dying in a car crash are small too - so dont wear your seatbelt either... sigh.

I dont think the safety issue is the biggest one here either, but ffs, let the mum with the small kids get a break. cannot believe some on here. talk about a "me" scoiety.

scooby Posted on 11/11/2008 15:33
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In the news recently, a child was killed trying to cross the a19. It's very rare, ergo dual carriageways are intrinsically safe.

Bread_and_jam Posted on 11/11/2008 15:35
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In the interest of safety then, after reading that article would it not be better to rid the supermarkets of child and parent parking and introduce the more important elderly parking zones?

SuperBokSupper Posted on 11/11/2008 15:36
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karembeu, their argument is based on a small incovenience of taking a kids seat out the car and the "fact2 that a kiddie could get run over, both are a load of old tosh.

fair point about letting them have the easy option, its like if a young mum was struggling carrying her bags or summat, you'd offer to help, but thats common courtesey which any reasonable person would offer, its the fact they believe they deserve the easy option because they have a kid and others don't that annoys me.

SuperBokSupper Posted on 11/11/2008 15:37
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Scooby, what the frigs that got to do with supermarket places.

thats an example of bad parenting and a tragically stupid boy.

scooby Posted on 11/11/2008 15:41
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"When have I brought your personal life into this?? I've argued against your opinion but never once have I aimed any personal insults at you. You've taken a few snippets from here about my personal life, that is mostly untrue, and used them as a way of getting to me. Failed. Maybe if you knew facts about me and my life you could get to me but you dont so you cant."

You brought my personal life into this when you patronisingly suggested that I don't go to the supermarket, pay a babysitter, shop online. Now if you don't like that, don't come back with all that S***e about your girlfriend being inconvenienced when you aren't pulling your weight. Perhaps you should avoid telling other people what to do and using your own circumstances to back it up when those circumstances leave you open to criticism? It's not nice, is it?

"I've expressed my opinion and I stick by it. And no matter what people say to me or about me on here, it will never bother me. It's the internet where peoples facts about me as a person are totally wrong, and I dont put them straight because I dont see it important enough."

Well shut the fook up moaning about it.

karembeu_ca Posted on 11/11/2008 15:42
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bok, you have obviously never gone shopping with a couple of kids then - if you think getting them in and out of cars is a "small inconvenience".

my dad has a disabled sticker, rarely uses it though as he can get around 'okay', and feels others might need it more. if you are old and need it, you can get one.

anyway, no need to push this, its a small thing to think of someone else over yourself.

Schenkers_V Posted on 11/11/2008 15:42
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Lazy, scrounging, work shy b@stards who claim invalidity but can still manage to man carry 24 cans of larger for over 1 mile from the shops so they can get p!ssed up all day while I'm at work, and then foock off on a fortnights jolly to Spain once a year while I haven't to two pennies to scratch my @rse with.

Enough said !

SuperBokSupper Posted on 11/11/2008 15:43
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i have agreed with you on letting the mother have the spot out of courtesy karembeu, bt that is a privilage, not a right.

scooby Posted on 11/11/2008 15:44
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"Scooby, what the frigs that got to do with supermarket places."

Because it was suggested that one death in a supermarket car park did not make it a dangerous place. Doesn't make it safe either.

"thats an example of bad parenting and a tragically stupid boy."

No, it's an example of no matter how good a parent you are, children will go places they promised they won't go to and do things that they promised they wouldn't. You wouldn't know as you aren't a parent.

rubber_soles Posted on 11/11/2008 15:44
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"You brought my personal life into this when you patronisingly suggested that I don't go to the supermarket, pay a babysitter, shop online. Now if you don't like that, don't come back with all that S***e about your girlfriend being inconvenienced when you aren't pulling your weight. Perhaps you should avoid telling other people what to do and using your own circumstances to back it up when those circumstances leave you open to criticism? It's not nice, is it?"

[:D] Chill out






Rod100 Posted on 11/11/2008 15:45
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SBS - your talking S*** mate. it isnt a minor inconvenience getting a car seat out it can be bloody difficult. a fat qunt like you should know how hard getting out of a car can be [:D]

and soles - you're just plain bad mannered, and the sort of tw@t that monks on if somebody were to park outside YOUR house.

karembeu_ca Posted on 11/11/2008 15:45
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besides, in a Darwinian sense, we ARE more worthy, as we have passed our genes on [;)]

scooby Posted on 11/11/2008 15:47
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r_s, I'm able to rant like a F***** and still remain calm. It helps avoid making schoolboy errors, for one.

*Ahhhmmmmmmmmm*

rubber_soles Posted on 11/11/2008 15:48
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"and soles - you're just plain bad mannered, and the sort of tw@t that monks on if somebody were to park outside YOUR house"

I've expressed my opinion and if you see it bad mannered then that says more about you then it does me. You're getting arsed off over having to walk a few yards for gods sake.


scooby Posted on 11/11/2008 15:49
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There's little parking (no drives) in our street so my wife was forced to park much further down the road one night. Anyway, a woman comes flying out of her house saying "You aren't parking there, are you? My husband will be getting in soon and will go mad if he can't park there!!" - jesus, some people are tvvats!!!

zoec Posted on 11/11/2008 15:52
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"it isnt a minor inconvenience getting a car seat out it can be bloody difficult"

I agree with that. I remember once going shopping when my son was a baby in a carry car seat. Cars both sides were so close that I couldn't physically get the car door open far enough to get the seat in. I waited for what seemed like ages, and then ended up removing the parcel shelf and posting myself and the car seat into the car via the boot. Not my most dignified of moments.

Rod100 Posted on 11/11/2008 15:54
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its not the fact i have to walk a few yards. its the fact that i have a baby to carry and all the paraphenalia that goes with it, made even harder because of some bad mannered self centred tw@t - not to mention the fact just getting them in/out of the car is made harder too.

i dont know about you but i'm the sort of bloke that would ask a person older than myself if they want my seat if there are non spare on the train/bus. the same principle applies to the parking issue IMO.

rubber_soles Posted on 11/11/2008 15:58
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Rod, when i walk my dogs on a morning, I sometimes come across an old bloke who's so pis5ed out of his head he cant even walk. Just like the other week he fell on the road, cut his eye open and nearly got run over. I dont know the bloke at all, but I've taken him home so many times now I've lost count. I am the kind of person that would do anything for anyone.

My opinion on this matter does not make me a bad person at all. It's got nothing to do with safety and it's maybe because i dont have kids, but it's the way I am.

Critical_Bill Posted on 11/11/2008 16:00
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zoec, you should've approached the parking space, stopped, placed the baby seat on the roof, then manoevure into the space.

ridsdale Posted on 11/11/2008 16:00
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"People who read newspapers in shops then put them back"


I do that. Then go back to my car in the child/disabled place.

karembeu_ca Posted on 11/11/2008 16:00
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rod, I recall once in Uni, was on a bus and a middle-aged lady got on the bus with several bags of groceries. I got up and offered her a seat - she virtually shouted at me "what! do I look THAT old?"

I was stunned and went to sit back down. she then snarls "I didnt say I wouldnt take the seat". I was so shocked I got back up and gave it to her [:D] guess she was having a bad day!

rubber_soles Posted on 11/11/2008 16:01
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I was gonna say thge same Bill but in the boot. Then I thought people would take it seriously.

Rod100 Posted on 11/11/2008 16:02
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well soles what i dont understand is that someone who can be so christian can be an utter qunt.

rubber_soles Posted on 11/11/2008 16:03
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Thats your opinion...

Rod100 Posted on 11/11/2008 16:04
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aye. and opinions are like rseholes - everyone has one but no one wants to hear it.

SuperBokSupper Posted on 11/11/2008 16:04
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Rod, of course i would offer my seat to say an elderly person or a woman with kids, Im not actually arguing you shouldn't, just that because you have kids it should not give you extra credentials or respect than people who dont.

i would park in a parent and child spot if the only other one was fooking miles away like, without any feelings of guilt whatsoever.

Scooby, Im sure you dont let your child anywhere near a motorway at night.


zoec Posted on 11/11/2008 16:04
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I was already in the space, Bill, I needed to leave. Otherwise, excellent suggestion.

rubber_soles Posted on 11/11/2008 16:04
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Makes me wonder why you keep clicking on the thread to reply to me.

karembeu_ca Posted on 11/11/2008 16:05
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rsoles, i'm sure you are a decent bloke, one can tell that based on your posts in general - but there is an element of safety to it, and of course convenience. it is, imo, just silly to argue against it though.

you need to take a niece or nephew shopping a few times to get some perspective [;)] I'm sure MsC would lend you her kids!

zzzzz Posted on 11/11/2008 16:06
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soles,
Had he just come out of the Sporting Lodge and did you drop him off in Stainton?

rubber_soles Posted on 11/11/2008 16:07
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I dont have kids and didnt take in to account the safety aspect of it because when i joined this thread people were just talking about not being able to open their car doors. Thats what I based my opinion on, and all the supermarkets car parks in my area have zerba crossings and seem safe enough to walk across.

rubber_soles Posted on 11/11/2008 16:08
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No, I dont live in Teesside.

Rod100 Posted on 11/11/2008 16:09
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touche soles.

hewielewie Posted on 11/11/2008 16:10
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Nice edit

karembeu_ca Posted on 11/11/2008 16:11
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not having seen zoec from behind, i'm not sure what that mental picture would be like, but I can attest that you NEED more than the average space to manouver a car seat properly in and out of your car. like I also said earlier, getting kids across any open space is liking herding cats, so regardless of safety items available, its still far more dangerous to them than you or I walking the same area.

I'm certainly no militant about it, now disabled spots - different story entirely - THAT grinds my gears.

rubber_soles Posted on 11/11/2008 16:14
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"touche soles"

I dont think you're a qunt, just someone who doesnt share my opinion.

Manny-Being-Manny Posted on 11/11/2008 16:25
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Screaming Schitt Machines, that's what they are.

hewielewie Posted on 12/11/2008 15:50
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When my thread gets taken over by an argument between those who have children and those who do not

karembeu_ca Posted on 12/11/2008 16:14
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hewie [:D] sorry.

hewielewie Posted on 12/11/2008 16:18
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It's ok, got me more posts in that one thread than the whole time I have been on here.