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    1. Geriatric Member BRealistic's Avatar
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      03-30-2012 01:57 AM #1
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      Ok.. now..
      Are we encouraging parents with kids with such parking,
      Or are we calling them out as barely being one level above physically handicapped?


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    2. 03-30-2012 01:59 AM #2
      they have special needs.

      slow children at play

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      03-30-2012 02:01 AM #3
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      03-30-2012 02:01 AM #4
      At least I know which area of the parking lot not to park in A little waking never killed anyone.

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      03-30-2012 02:04 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by bmann View Post
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      03-30-2012 02:30 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Ok.. now..
      Are we encouraging parents with kids with such parking,
      Or are we calling them out as barely being one level above physically handicapped?
      No, having kids is tough (probably, I mean that's why I don't have any) and this makes things a tiny bit easier for them. This can also help in promoting a family friendly image.
      I mean, kids in the car "I'll go to ___ as they have the parents with kids parking" so not bad for advertising.

      Also, I can see this thread turning into a brutal debate.

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      I guess, I mean there's not much they can do.
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      03-30-2012 02:51 AM #9
      It least it tells you what spots not to park next to. Kids are the worst for throwing doors open into your car, and I doubt many parents would even care if they saw it happen.

      That said, that is going a bit too far. Expectant mothers is one thing, but I fail to see why having kids should get you better parking. I'd park there just out of spite. Flame on.

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      03-30-2012 02:56 AM #10
      I think this is a blessing. Average American mom is tired as hell and doesn't want to walk from the back end of the lot up to the front. Keep this there for em keeps the kids away from my car parked in the back.
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    11. 03-30-2012 02:58 AM #11
      I've seen the spots for "expecting" parents. But that's the first I've seen them reserved for "parents with children.

      Parking spots for the pregnant is understandable.

      Reserved parking for the Duggar family? Forget it.
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      03-30-2012 03:03 AM #12
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      03-30-2012 03:09 AM #13
      Makes me dislike the world even more... I laugh because there is only 1-2 spots usually... And there are about 30 families in the average grocery store. How many handicapped do you see in the store? Ohhhh maybe 1-2; generally elderly and needing a walker, not truly handicapped (in a wheelchair, or severely movement challenged)... how many handicapped spaces? Usually about 3-4+. What's the point when 29 families could have used the space? Not really helping anyone out.

      They should make wider spaces for awesome/new (new-looking) cars... that would be useful. Make the wider spaces in the back of the lot, where we'd park anyway... but make the spots a good foot or two wider.

      Better then Hybrid parking (with no charge outlet, what's the freakin' point - it's just a car at that point)... I'd give special parking to V8 SUVs, why waste fuel looking for a spot... way more enviro friendly - a hybrid would be in electric mode.

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      03-30-2012 03:45 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Live-Wire View Post
      Better then Hybrid parking (with no charge outlet, what's the freakin' point - it's just a car at that point)... I'd give special parking to V8 SUVs, why waste fuel looking for a spot... way more enviro friendly - a hybrid would be in electric mode.
      That actually makes sense, and is pretty funny.

      Quote Originally Posted by dj_cronic_metal View Post
      Keep this there for em keeps the kids away from my car parked in the back.
      Solid point

      Quote Originally Posted by deadernie View Post
      I've seen the spots for "execting" parents. But that's the first I've seen them reserved for "arents with children.

      Parking spots for the pregnant is understandable.

      Reserved parking foor the Duggar family? Forget it.
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      03-30-2012 03:59 AM #15
      I have 2 kids, 6yrs and 2yrs old. Being 2, my little boy is oblivious to danger and will take off in any given direction at any moment. I prefer to carry him in the parking lot. sometimes one or both fall asleep in the store/car. With a 35lb kid in one arm and groceries in the other, you appreciate these spots

    16. 03-30-2012 04:25 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Nitzer View Post



      Dude I think you've got problems with your keyboard.
      No, Just physically handicapped and outraged about losing parking spots to indiscriminate breeders.

      What's next? Keyboards for parents with children?

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      03-30-2012 04:41 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by MLBChris73 View Post
      I have 2 kids, 6yrs and 2yrs old. Being 2, my little boy is oblivious to danger and will take off in any given direction at any moment. I prefer to carry him in the parking lot. sometimes one or both fall asleep in the store/car. With a 35lb kid in one arm and groceries in the other, you appreciate these spots
      Sounds reasonable enough to me, but then again I'm not one of those tards that screams "OMG AMERICA SUX SO LAZY AND PUSSIFIED" every 10 seconds.
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      03-30-2012 05:05 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by deadernie View Post
      What's next? Keyboards for parents with children?
      Not on my watch.
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      03-30-2012 05:39 AM #19
      For a new single mother these spots are life savers. When I take my son out by myself I never use these spotts. When Im with my wife,she never uses these spots. When shes buy her self at the grocery store these spot are a life saver. A Mothers work is never done, I work 40+ hours a week so my wife can stay at home and watch our one year old son. I wouldnt trade jobs with her for anything. They deserve these spot as far as im concerned.

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      03-30-2012 05:55 AM #20
      Parking lots are dangerous for kids. Policy makes sense.

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      03-30-2012 06:16 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by lojasmo View Post
      Parking lots are dangerous for kids. Policy makes sense.
      Parking lots are dangerous for kids that's true.

      Also, more of a courtesy then a policy.
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      03-30-2012 06:31 AM #22
      Closer parking for me? I'm game.

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      03-30-2012 07:18 AM #23
      Having reserved spots for parents with kids next to the cart return is a great idea IMO!
      It is a better idea than having electric vehicle charging spots clogging up the front row parking spots IMO!

      Once you get to your vehicle and unload the groceries and kids into the vehicle that close cart return comes in handy!

      Having worked in a grocery store for many years in the past i'd say that of your daily customers that a good 2/3 of them are parents with children. You have to cater to your main customers!
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      03-30-2012 07:40 AM #24
      Children shouldn't have to walk very far. They're already obese enough, why make their life difficult?

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      03-30-2012 07:44 AM #25


      Should be this.
      1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks.

      The rest are caused by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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      03-30-2012 07:48 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by MLBChris73 View Post
      I have 2 kids, 6yrs and 2yrs old. Being 2, my little boy is oblivious to danger and will take off in any given direction at any moment. I prefer to carry him in the parking lot. sometimes one or both fall asleep in the store/car. With a 35lb kid in one arm and groceries in the other, you appreciate these spots
      Get out! I REALLY feel sorry for you. :roll eyes:

      I wonder how my mother made it?

      My dog is more likely to do what your 2year old boy would do. Should I have a special parking spot?
      Last edited by Bigtree; 03-30-2012 at 07:50 AM.
      1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks.

      The rest are caused by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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      03-30-2012 07:58 AM #27
      These threads always bring out the self righteous. Claims are made that pregnant/old/hybrids/fat etc shouldn't get these spots as they don't deserve them, yet the only reason they're complaining is that THEY want to park there themselves. Soooooo now who is being selfish?
      so it goes... ಠ_ಠ

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      03-30-2012 08:20 AM #28
      This is alright with me. Seems like it would make the trip to the grocery store a bit quicker and a bit safer. Although, it really is just to promote the image of "Family Friendly Supermarket"

    29. 03-30-2012 08:26 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Bigtree View Post
      Get out! I REALLY feel sorry for you. :roll eyes:

      I wonder how my mother made it?

      My dog is more likely to do what your 2year old boy would do. Should I have a special parking spot?

      Yes you should.
      Put your retarded dog on a leash.
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    30. 03-30-2012 08:27 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by lojasmo View Post
      Parking lots are dangerous for kids. Policy makes sense.
      So are stores, at least with the complete lack of control most parents seem to have over their crotchfruit.
      I am not stopping to help the next kid that runs in front of my cart. I am tired of needing to stop and pick your child off the ground so others can get through.
      Maybe they should just ban children from stores.

      Quote Originally Posted by MrMook View Post
      Children shouldn't have to walk very far. They're already obese enough, why make their life difficult?

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      03-30-2012 08:28 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by deadernie View Post
      No, Just physically handicapped and outraged about losing parking spots to indiscriminate breeders.
      Hey rage guy, if you look at the photo, you will notice that the government-required disabled spaces are still there, closer to the store than the parking space you're ranting about.

    32. 03-30-2012 08:33 AM #32
      they should have special spots right near the parking lot entrance for cars with poor fuel economy, like SUVs and Rotaries. That way they spend less time running and help up all out.

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      03-30-2012 08:35 AM #33
      i would rather see this than the fattys who are "handicapped" parking. no offense to real handicapped people.

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      03-30-2012 08:35 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Air-over-water View Post
      I am not stopping to help the next kid that runs in front of my cart. I am tired of needing to stop and pick your child off the ground so others can get through.
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      so it goes... ಠ_ಠ

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      03-30-2012 08:37 AM #35
      I tend to read signs in the most literal fashion possible.

      When I see "PARENTS WITH CHILDREN" I have to ask myself, if you don't have children aren't you by default not a parent?

      Also when I see "SLOW CHILDREN" my mind immediately goes to short buses.

      I hate signs and their terrible grammar. We wonder why our poor are uneducated, they learn English from all the signs that can't complete a sentence.
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