Hello. Would like others opinions on who was in the wrong here.
Recently I arranged to meet my husband at the beach after he had been to the gym so he was in his car and I was in my car with our 3 young kids aged 1, 2and a half and 5 years old.
The beach was pretty packed but there were a few spaces to park still. I’d driven around a few times looking for a parking spot close to where I could see my husband who was already on the beach as I didn’t want to walk too far with my 3 small children.
A car left its spot fairly close to him so I turned on my indicator but as I went to drive into the spot a lady who was parked next to that spot jumped out of her car talking on her mobile phone and stood in the way. I thought maybe she hadn’t realized and was just standing there so I wound my window down to ask her to move which is when she walked over to the car so I started pulling in and she said, “You can’t park here I’m calling my friend to come and park here.” I said, “Well, I’m sorry but I’m parking here as I have little kids and we are here before your friend. ”
I was now parked and getting out of the car and she said, “But she needs this spot next to my car.” I asked why is that? I figured if she said she has some very reasonable reason for needing to park directly next to her friend I would move, but she just said because they are going for a walk together. So I just said, “Well, look, I’m parked here now. I have little kids who can’t walk too far as I’m meeting someone already on the beach. Your friend will just have to stay parked where she is.” Then I got my kids out and went onto the beach.
I did feel rude but I figured first in first served? 0424-13
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