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Parking, Parents with Prams Style

By gentoopenguin 12 November 2012 156

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More often than not when I go to park in the Parents with Pram spots they are taken by people with no baby seat/capsule attachments on the back seat. I am used to seeing this disregard with legally designated parking like disabled spots so I don’t even blink when it comes to Parents with Prams. Yet this car today made me do a double take. The owners can’t even pretend to passing cars that there could possibly be a baby seat in it (unlike the equally guilty Hyandai Elantra that was parked in the other occupied spot).

Before I am called all sorts of charming names by trolls, in this particular instance we are talking about three modest Parents with Pram spots on the top level of the Canberra Centre carpark near Dendy. It is hardly a takeover from fascist NIMBY breeders.

And there is a purpose to these spots – they are wider than the standard spot so you can open the door enough to get a baby capsule out or an unwieldy toddler into a pram. I have learnt from experience that if all that is left are narrow spots with poles in them then its best to just drive out, as that capsule ain’t moving anywhere.

So to all those people out there who park in Parents with Prams and think they aren’t inconveniencing anyone, think again. It’s not nice manners!

What’s Your opinion?


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peterh 1:04 am 21 Nov 12

When my sons were little, and in their pram, I would park as far away from other cars as possible. parents with pram parks usually had parents fighting over the spots, and the amount of time you could sit there, waiting for a park usually started a fight in the car. Parents with small children have to get used to normal parks. If it was a carpark with one park close to the curb, I would park there and offload the kids out the door on the side of the curb. not rocket science. Child locks are still my friend, as they allow me to open the door for the kids and avoid full force door opening. I wish they would remove the PWP parks, and be done with it.

Jethro 6:22 pm 15 Nov 12

So… who is this Mully going to go to? gentoopenguin, the parents with prams of Canberra, the Canberra Centre carpark????

bundah 5:23 pm 15 Nov 12

A world without women would be ‘unbearable’

maxblues 5:15 pm 15 Nov 12

chewy14 said :

I’ll put my hand up to be the man who survives to repopulate the planet.

I know it’s a big responsibility but I’m willing to take one for the team.

You’re a better man than I, chewy14, although it might be easier for you to get a PWP park and think of the fortune you will make in Baby Bonuses.

Pork Hunt 5:15 pm 15 Nov 12

bundah said :

maxblues said :

What about Catholic priests with prams?

Changing nappies is messy sh*t they prefer older children who can wipe their own arse.

Both before and after the fact but I guess the Royal Commission can deal with that sh*t…

poetix 4:56 pm 15 Nov 12

johnboy said :

NoImRight said :

What do you propose to replace men with? Lose either sex and we are done. We just need less men than women to keep going.

Men are replaceable within a single generation. Women are not.

It’s always ugly old generals sending young men off to war. Less competition for scarce resources?

However, I don’t believe that all altruism (or cruelty, for that matter) can be explained biologically.

And this thread reminds me of the pram in Battleship Potemkin. A thought which is *almost* relevant.

chewy14 4:49 pm 15 Nov 12

I’ll put my hand up to be the man who survives to repopulate the planet.

I know it’s a big responsibility but I’m willing to take one for the team.

johnboy 4:37 pm 15 Nov 12

NoImRight said :

What do you propose to replace men with? Lose either sex and we are done. We just need less men than women to keep going.

Men are replaceable within a single generation. Women are not.

NoImRight 4:33 pm 15 Nov 12

johnboy said :

Women and children first is not chivalry.

It’s communal survival.

One man can father a whole new generation. But women’s reproductive abilities are harder to replace.

Which is why traditionally the men go off for the killing and dying and the women of the tribe stay home.

Men are easily replaced. Lose the women and you’re gone as a society.

What do you propose to replace men with? Lose either sex and we are done. We just need less men than women to keep going.

maxblues 4:22 pm 15 Nov 12

johnboy said :

Women and children first is not chivalry.

It’s communal survival.

One man can father a whole new generation. But women’s reproductive abilities are harder to replace.

Which is why traditionally the men go off for the killing and dying and the women of the tribe stay home.

Men are easily replaced. Lose the women and you’re gone as a society.

I thought ‘women and children first’ was invented by the early Christians… just before they faced the lions in the Colosseum…

Jim Jones 4:18 pm 15 Nov 12

devilzadvocate said :

I don’t have kids or a pram but love parking in these spots in belco. They aren’t any wider than other spots and are not legally enforceable. But they are always close to the entrance!

I don’t park in disabled parking and understand the need for them.. but parents with prams? How ridiculous…

Meh … buy your own shopping mall and set up the carpark exactly how you want it then.

bundah 4:13 pm 15 Nov 12

Jim Jones said :

poetix said :

Jim Jones said :

chewy14 said :

Jim Jones said :

chewy14 said :

People with kids are selfish

HA! Genius. Satiric gold. Seriously dude, send that material in to The Onion, they’ll go crazy for you.

I can’t take credit, I steal most of my material from this guy who’s genius includes comments like “herp derp” and “terk er jerbs” on every second thread here.

That guy’s material is the best.

Yeah. I love that guy.

I like his modesty as much as his funnies.

Totally with you on that one.

Just an awesome guy all round really. He should probably have one of those nobel prize thingos, or be knighted, or get a crown even.

A crown would be pretty cool.

Indeed i could just picture you wearing a crown of thorns 🙂

johnboy 4:03 pm 15 Nov 12

Women and children first is not chivalry.

It’s communal survival.

One man can father a whole new generation. But women’s reproductive abilities are harder to replace.

Which is why traditionally the men go off for the killing and dying and the women of the tribe stay home.

Men are easily replaced. Lose the women and you’re gone as a society.

Jim Jones 3:58 pm 15 Nov 12

poetix said :

Jim Jones said :

chewy14 said :

Jim Jones said :

chewy14 said :

People with kids are selfish

HA! Genius. Satiric gold. Seriously dude, send that material in to The Onion, they’ll go crazy for you.

I can’t take credit, I steal most of my material from this guy who’s genius includes comments like “herp derp” and “terk er jerbs” on every second thread here.

That guy’s material is the best.

Yeah. I love that guy.

I like his modesty as much as his funnies.

Totally with you on that one.

Just an awesome guy all round really. He should probably have one of those nobel prize thingos, or be knighted, or get a crown even.

A crown would be pretty cool.

Angelite 3:57 pm 15 Nov 12

“I do not think men are inferior to women. But to have a society where strength is valued more than kindness or bravery would be a bad thing.”

In that case, why can’t the women be the “kind and brave” ones and let the men go first? Why do the men have to let the women go first? That’s called a double standard.

poetix 2:50 pm 15 Nov 12

Jim Jones said :

chewy14 said :

Jim Jones said :

chewy14 said :

People with kids are selfish

HA! Genius. Satiric gold. Seriously dude, send that material in to The Onion, they’ll go crazy for you.

I can’t take credit, I steal most of my material from this guy who’s genius includes comments like “herp derp” and “terk er jerbs” on every second thread here.

That guy’s material is the best.

Yeah. I love that guy.

I like his modesty as much as his funnies.

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