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The get away
Posted 9:12 AM on Wed-1-Aug-2012
Daycare carparking. I can see the OSH point of view but ours is just crazy.

What some parents fail to see, is that while they might have all day to drop little Johnny off for a couple of hours so they can have some one on one time with Johhny the 2nd, some of us have older kids we need to get off to school, and some of us are in a hurry to get to work and therefore we don't appreciate being parked in.

In fairness, there is only so much turning bay to go around, and when this is full, many people park on the spare section next to the premises, simple concept really, park side by side all in a row. Not so simple for some though it would seem. Take this morning for example when one of the babies parents decided to park right across the back of 2 1/2 cars parked on the lawn. Me being one of them. I was first car next to the turning bay.

The layout is basically turning bay, garden, rocks, spare section. So I was first car, next to the rocks on the spare section - and seeing as I opted not to take the Hummer today, there was therefore no way out to my right.

About a car length in front of me was one of the teachers cars parked up for the day, so I had some room to go forward. I couldn't go backwards, because moron was parked there, and with cars to my left, my only option was to attempt an off road escape over the boggy-after-three-days-rain paddock.

A risky move considering that although I have a V6 vehicle, it is not 4WD. None the less I decided I'd give it a crack, knowing in the back of my mind, that if I were to get stuck The Bloke would get a LOT of mileage out of it!

Thankfully today the laws of physics were on my side and with a rather impressive rooster tail out the driver's side, I managed to steer Max (that's my pet name for my car) around to a victorious get away.

Can't say I'll miss parking at daycare. Roll on February when Pocket starts school and all we have to do in the mornings is pop on our shoes and head off on our merry way by foot to the school.

Go JO!
Posted by GoMummyJo


Comments (2)
raglanmum - 3:41 PM on Sun-12-Aug-2012  
Some people are such inconsiderate parkers. You need a couple of little notes in your handbag ready to stick on the offending windscreens... they could say something like: "thanks for parking so close.... with a picture of a hand doing the fingers!!" A friend told me about this once, hilarious!
mumof6 - 1:41 PM on Wed-1-Aug-2012  
Well done on your driving skills Jo!
My daughters kindy is near town and a new Caf'e has just opened beside it (almost to handy, lol).
Trying to get a carpark at 12oclock, which is pick up time is proving to be quite a challenge. I can only imagine what it's going to be like over summer!


   
 
 
 
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