A shameless motorist has insisted he will continue to park in a parent and child space at a Sainsbury’s car park despite an angry note being left on his windscreen.The driver, called Andrew, told he parked in the spacious spots because he wanted to avoid getting scratches on his vehicle from ‘old granny’ motorists.He described note left on his car as ‘petty’ and vowed to park ‘where I want’.
The 51 years old, who has withheld his surname, told the Sainsbury’s car park in Northwich, Cheshire, is notorious for vehicles getting nicks.He uses parent and child parking bays to avoid getting dents on his Chrysler Grand Voyager.And he declared he would continue to use the roomy parking spots despite receiving note, which read ‘this is a parent and child space. Please do not be so ignorant.’Sainsbury’s has also warned it will fine offenders who refuse to move their vehicles.
Andrew, who lives in Northwich, told ‘That Sainsbury’s car park is notorious for old granny drivers. People who drive there in the day time are 90 years old.’One of my friend’s car got absolutely smashed from leaving it in the Sainsbury’s car park. I know for a fact if you leave a car there it’s going to have lots and lots of dents.’I’ve got a huge car and I’m not parking in this bay. I will just park where I want. It wouldn’t stop me from doing it in future.
‘Some spaces are hard to get into. I might have wound a lot of people up but I don’t care.’He also claimed he had to replace his car door when it got bashed in car park in 2011.He added ‘Some people don’t give a hoot. They don’t care. Hopefully this will have a positive effect because people might be more careful with their driving.’What annoyed me was that they’ve gone out of their way to leave me a note and they haven’t got the nerve to come up to me and say it to my face. It is just ridiculous. How petty is that?’I can’t understand why someone stuck a note on my car. It is just pointless thing to do unless someone has damaged your car.’I’ve seen other people doing it but I’m not going to say anything. I just mind my own business. I haven’t got the authority to say anything. I can’t believe it. It just makes me laugh.’A Sainsbury’s spokesman told ‘We monitor our parent and child spaces to make sure they’re not misused.’If customers without children are found to be using one of these spaces, they will, in the first instance, be asked to move. If they refuse, they will be issued with a Parking Charge Notice.’