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JustJohn Report 1 Apr 2013 09:35

Scozz. Do you have bays near the door with wheelchair and mother and toddler signs. These parking bays are designed to help people like yourself and parents with small children.

They get still get whacked by runaway trolleys and sometimes cars going a little faster than 5mph speed limit as they buzz quickly round the entrance trying to find a space as near the door as possible (which is what really annoys me when they are able bodied). And very often those annoying and uncaring people in a great rush park in one of those bays, leap out without any children or obvious difficulty and run or waddle quickly into the shop!!!

Also, most larger supermarkets have disabled clip-on trollies, disabled toilets, sometimes scooters and usually staff will be very helpful. I remember seeing one elderly friend in Tesco in Northants being wheeled round by a member of staff who was helping her with her shopping.


maggiewinchester Report 1 Apr 2013 13:39

Strangely, I believe most of us with our eyesight are aware of the trolleys available. Hopefully, drivers can also see the different parking bays.

......and there's a special needs lad in our local Sainsbury's who helps the blind with their shopping, and will even take a trolley full of shopping to the taxi rank/bus stop....

not actually unusual.......

Drivers - are you aware that there are things called windscreen wipers on your car. If you turn these on when it starts rainining, it is an aid to seeing where the road is.


Guinevere Report 1 Apr 2013 13:45

Thanks for that, Maggie.

I have also observed that cars have lights at the side that can that flash on and off. This could be a way of tellling other drivers which way you will be turning.


maggiewinchester Report 1 Apr 2013 14:11

:-D You're welcome :-D

When I've worked it out, I may give lessons on using a computer :-D


Guinevere Report 1 Apr 2013 14:20

I'll be first in line. :-D


AnninGlos Report 1 Apr 2013 14:28

I wanted to say to the man in the flash silver car who parked in the child and parent parking space in Tescos this morning. "If you have a child seat in your car, you need a child in it to park here". But didn't have the nerve, then said to OH (feeling benevolent), well his child might be in the shop with Mummy.


JustJohn Report 1 Apr 2013 20:07

Just been to Tesco in Llantrisant (live very well) and there were hardly any cars on the car park so parked quite close and walked to entrance to get trolly.

Big car drove past me right outside door. Nearly hit me as I wasn't expecting a car. Then he swung into the nearest disabled bay, a very plump man of about 40, and rushed into the store with no obvious disability.

This sort of thing happens too often (and happened to Michael in OP) to be a coincidence. They only care about Numero Uno.


eRRolSheep Report 1 Apr 2013 20:13

On the other hand you are not privy to his medical history nor his actual condition so it is very judgmental of you to make assumptions. Just because people can move at a moderate speed does not mean that they have no disability.


JustJohn Report 1 Apr 2013 20:17

If you had swampy feet, I would notice it immediately Errol.

If you happily gambolled up the hillside like he happily gambolled into the store, I would conclude that I didn't need to call a vet.


eRRolSheep Report 1 Apr 2013 20:20

John for a "so called" alleged christian you are incredibly judgmental.
There are many people who are more than able to "gambol" but are also disabled.
I have no idea where swampy feet came from but please think before you post because it could upset many people.


JustJohn Report 1 Apr 2013 20:22

:-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ @ Errol


eRRolSheep Report 1 Apr 2013 20:25

sorry John did it go against your beliefs?
Disabled people are disabled for many different reasons. Some can run. Some can swim.
look at the damn para olympics!!!!!!!
Or are you saying they are all slackers and fakes too?


JustJohn Report 1 Apr 2013 20:36

Please give it a rest, Errol. He was not any of those things, so just leave it. Can I not make a simple observation that is relevant to the thread without a page of justification?

What gives you the authority or ability to assess someone's motives or religious beliefs on a chat thread, fgs?


LollyWithSprinklez Report 1 Apr 2013 20:37

Who would expect a car in a car park, how extraordinary ?? :-0 :-0 :-0

John 20:07
"Big car drove past me right outside door. Nearly hit me as I wasn't expecting a car."


JustJohn Report 1 Apr 2013 20:47

Lolly. I did not explain myself. But round the entrance is very congested and quite dangerous sometimes.

There were literally hundreds of parking spaces (including disabled) that could be accessed easily within 100 yards of entrance. This driver was determined to get the nearest bay to the shop, so he drove to the entrance and then picked the first space (which was the first of the disabled places).

There was absolutely no need for him to drive that close to the entrance. It was a perfect example of laziness in my opinion. I may have been wrong, but I just thought of this thread when he did it. :-)


eRRolSheep Report 1 Apr 2013 20:48

lol Lolly
John did you know him well?
If not how on earth can you make a judgment?
Or are you possessed with divine rights that supercede all earthly things so that you can make an assessment but the rest of us cannot?
Incidentally, I hope when you said fgs you were not calling upon the lord in vain!


JustJohn Report 1 Apr 2013 20:53

For goodness sake. I can see you are trying to goad me, Errol. I was with my family and we all formed exactly the same opinion about this driver.

So would you if you had been with me. Not going to play this game any more of saying something I have seen and formed an opinion about and then having it boringly and forensically analysed. Busy bee. Things to do.


eRRolSheep Report 1 Apr 2013 20:59

I was certainly not wasting my time goading - do not flatter yourself.
However I was trying to point out that just because a person can walk or run does not mean they are not disabled and people that think like that come across as very bigoted indeed.
Would it not be better to be open minded?


maggiewinchester Report 1 Apr 2013 22:48

When daughter was at uni, they went on a field trip and stayed in a hostel. After a long climb up various mountains and across rough ground (geology students) they retired to the hostel.
James was given the top bunk.
It was only when he got on the top bunk and removed his leg that they realised he had a false one!!!

Yet James is entitled to disabled parking.......

Maybe he shouldn't be - he's young.
Maybe he has good days & bad days.
Maybe he's trying to be a benefit cheat
Maybe he didn't really lose his leg to cancer aged 8.

I know James. But it's not my place to judge him.

Maybe I follow the wrong religion....


eRRolSheep Report 1 Apr 2013 22:51

Maggie thank you for that = precisely the point I was trying to make