Mum’s angry parking note to ‘idiot’ driver
Christmas shopping can bring out the worst in people as one Sydney mum discovered this weekend.
The western suburbs mum had stopped at Birkenhead Point with her mum and kids, leaving her car in one of the Parents with Prams spots.
But when she returned, she was stunned to discover a small sports car parked in between her vehicle and the next one, making in almost impossible to get in.
The frustrated woman took to Facebook group Inner West Mums to shame the thoughtless driver, explaining she was "fuming".
Sharing a photo of a black BMW clearly over the yellow boundary line - the angry mum let rip.
"Today someone thought it was a great idea to park between cars in the parents with prams space. This person left the driver's seat and baby's door of my car (left) blocked," she wrote.
"I was lucky enough to be with my mum so she helped, otherwise it would have been disaster trying to move the car.
"I know it is busy times but I am making the call to respect others more than ever, some of us make huge effort to do Xmas shopping, carrying around babies and in this opportunity an elderly person."
She then shared a second snap of a brutal note left on the car, revealing it was written on a plastic tablecloth using red lippie.
"You are not supposed to do this. Respect," it read.
The post, shared on Saturday, has garnered a huge response with fellow mums who agree the driver was deliberately disregarding the fact users of Parents with Prams spots need the extra space to manoeuvre young children and their prams in and out of cars.
"I'd have called centre management and the sheriff. That's terrible," one said.
"What an inconsiderate jerk," another wrote.
One said: "Regardless of whether the spot was a pram spot or a regular car spot. Blocking another driver in like this is very rude. They're lucky all they got was an extra large note on their car."
"No words for this level of entitlement," someone else mused.
"That's ridiculous what an idiot," one said.
Others pointed out the car doors were so close, it looked impossible to even get in and out.
"How did the driver get out of their car? Insane," one said.
"What a jerk, surely parking that close they would have had to hit your car to get out of their car. How could you possibly get your kids back in the car like this?" another agreed.
"This is purely a selfish act, I think this person is also stupid," another raged.
Parents with Prams parking spaces are designated with a distinctive pram symbol and are usually bigger than regular spots, to allow parents more room to manage prams and infants, according to the NRMA.
They are also often closer to the entrance, to reduce the distance young children must travel in a high traffic area.
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Earlier this year, a Brisbane mum was "caught in the crossfires" of a vicious war between two strangers over a parking space.
The north Brisbane mum shared her bizarre experience on a mother's only Facebook group, explaining her peculiar trip to a local shopping centre in Chermside.
"My daughter and I got caught in the crossfire of the mummy wars today," the woman explained.
"We were at Chermside and I parked in one of two Parents with Prams car parks."
After completing her shop, the mother and daughter returned to the shopping centre carpark, where they found a double-sided note, slapped against their car windscreen.
"I didn't write, nor was I the target, of the original note," she explained.
But it seemed the recipient of the first attack was convinced she had written to them, so this poor woman was lumped with a pretty brutal response that sparked a heated discussion among the group's members.
Earlier that day, a furious mother took it upon herself to write a rage-filled note in blue ink and littered with spelling mistakes to the unidentified person who parked in a "pram park", in which she demanded they "be more mindful" - followed by a smiley face.
"Thought I would right (sic) you a little note so maybe next time you park in a 'pram park' you may think twice," the note said.
The author alleged the recipient had pulled her car into the pram-only parking space, just before she could nab it.
" … and then proceeded to get out, WITHOUT CHILDREN, and you have NO CHILD SEATS," she penned.
"I am a mother of 2 whom rely's (sic) on those parks as I have a double pram and a child with special needs," she scribbled.
"You(r) inconsideration was appalling to other mothers and basic human decency."
She concluded the rant by encouraging the woman to "please think before you take another one" of the marked parking spaces.
But the recipient of the note definitely wasn't taking the criticism lying down, and pulled out a black pen to scrawl a message back to her aggressor.
"If you wrote this note, you should know I DO have a car seat and I was picking up my grandchild, you self-righteous TW*T," the note said.
The unfortunate mum who was caught in the middle of the warring parties told the Facebook group that people should never make unfounded assumptions about others, no matter what the situation looks like.
"Whether they're entitled to a car space or not, or whether they have left you a passive aggressive note," she wrote.
"Otherwise you all end up looking like tw*ts. Especially when it gets posted by some tw*t to Facebook!"