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#1 Paddlepop

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:12 PM

I experienced a very bizarre moment on the weekend in Woolworths. DH, DD and I were doing our grocery shopping, everything was normal, and then I saw it...

A woman using a twin baby capsule trolley with no babies anywhere to be seen.  ohmy.gif   nno.gif

I honestly stopped dead in my tracks. EB had come to life and was right there in my local Woolworths. Past threads from EB raced through my mind and I seriously expected that an outraged twin/multiples mum was going to appear and give the woman a piece of her mind. I forced myself to start walking again, thought that maybe there were babies somewhere else who would catch up to the woman (being changed by dad perhaps?) and therefore the twin trolley would be "justified" IYKWIM.

A few aisles later I saw the woman and trolley again. Nope, no babies still.

Another aisle or two, definitely no babies.

Actually this is when I learned what the real purpose of the twin trolley was: the baby capsules provided very handy elbow rests for her teenage son to use as he pushed the trolley. My DH noticed it by then, and knew that twin trolleys were an EB topic, and told me to take a picture and post it. I wasn't brave enough to because the woman/mum looked really mean and scared me a bit.

I was still expecting a twin/multiples mum to appear and tell this woman off. Sadly, it didn't happen that I know of.

FTR there were plenty of trolleys available, and the baby capsule trolleys (single and twin) are used by the staff to block off closed checkouts so they aren't usually anywhere near the trolley bay, but can be easily found by those who need them.

Has EB and real life ever collided for you?

#2 ELKO

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:23 PM

Mostly with names ....I see a strange/unusual/weird name and right away I think what would EB think of that name.  This week in our local paper a five year old called Shizannah!!!!!

#3 JRA

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:25 PM

I had a similar thing today.

I went down to the local shopping centre. The three disabled parks near the door where I wanted to go were full and of the 10 people with prams parks, 3 were free, the next closest park was quite a distance away.

I had to make a decision, would a disabled sticker make it ok to park in a people with pram parks.

Edited by JRA, 22 February 2013 - 08:26 PM.


#4 Tim Tam

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:31 PM

Yep, witnessed two little girls (aged about 2 and 4) running around pulling baby baths off the shelves in Target with no parents around. They managed to line them all up in the aisle and were jumping in and out of them like a hopscotch game for a good 5 mins.

I was worried they were going to trip and hurt themselves so I alerted an employee. Then I thought about EB and wondered if I should be minding my own business instead  ph34r.gif

#5 FeralHez

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:34 PM

Also at the shops today. Pulled in to a parents w prams spot (with dd etc) and in the next spot was a car, windows down, no driver. Undercover car park.

12yo girl in front, 4yo and 1yo boys in back. Boys still had seatbelts on I think.

Just made me wonder about eb's opinion on leaving the kids in the car like that w the 12yo. Fwiw not something I picture myself doing.

#6 Steggles

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:34 PM

QUOTE (JRA @ 22/02/2013, 08:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I had to make a decision, would a disabled sticker make it ok to park in a people with pram parks.


I hope you did! Children aren't a disability. (And I have 2x 3 year olds and I 1 year old). I'd happily give up PWP prams in favour of more disabled parks.

#7 TheGreenSheep

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:36 PM

JRA that reminds me. Every time I see a ute parking outside Coles liquor land picking up a carton or two.

Pity the closest park is the disabled park  mad.gif beside the PWP  mad.gif.

Appears the need for disabled parking or parents is over ridden by idiots need to drink.

And ELKO every time I see uneek names I want to ask EB, but for fear their parents may be here too I keep it to myself!

#8 TopsyTurvy

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:36 PM

I parked in a PWP spot today with my toddler.

But we didn't use our pram. ohmy.gif gasp ohmy.gif



#9 Duechristmasday

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:38 PM

Yep, went to Coles the other day with my 2yo and 11 mo and all the twin trolleys were taken.  I asked the trolley man and he couldn't find one.  So I had to put my 2yo in the large section of he trolley and the 11 mo in the seat. The 2 yo kept trying to leap out of he trolley, and kept trying to eat everything in it which was so embarrassing.  It was a nightmare.

Anyway, I too had an epiphany and thought back to EB treads and wondered whether I am actually allowed to use the twin trolley when my kids are 13 months apart...... They are not officially twins but .......

Forgot to mention tat when I did finally see the twin trolley... It was being used by someone who had 1 kid and a rather large handbag, she didn't even blink when she saw me juggling mine... Go figure

#10 JRA

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:39 PM

Funnily enough the day before I had forgotten my sticker when we went for coffee.  As we were sitting outside someone came and parked in the two disabled park nearby, taking them both up. And got out of her car. DH could not cope, and made some comment. She got really p*ssed off and drove off in the end, the two tables near us, congratulated DH for having a go at her.

She thought it was oK she was only going in to get a coffee so it would not have taken long ddoh.gif ddoh.gif

#11 Isolabella

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:42 PM

When a mum at school mentioned I should read a baby routine book by TH.... Who was a close friend if hers.



#12 GreenEgg

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:44 PM

Two in the last two days.

Yesterday a mother dropping her child off at daycare in her pjs. Not super early about 9am

And today, child no older than four sitting in the front seat of a four wheel drive, not in a car seat, while older sibling was dropped of late to school.

#13 Feral_Pooks

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:47 PM

Every time I put the trolley away while leaving DS in the car I feel the thrill of being a REBEL.

Same when I give him yoghurt.

#14 Soontobegran

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:50 PM

QUOTE (Duechristmasday @ 22/02/2013, 09:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yep, went to Coles the other day with my 2yo and 11 mo and all the twin trolleys were taken.  I asked the trolley man and he couldn't find one.  So I had to put my 2yo in the large section of he trolley and the 11 mo in the seat. The 2 yo kept trying to leap out of he trolley, and kept trying to eat everything in it which was so embarrassing.  It was a nightmare.

Anyway, I too had an epiphany and thought back to EB treads and wondered whether I am actually allowed to use the twin trolley when my kids are 13 months apart...... They are not officially twins but .......

Forgot to mention tat when I did finally see the twin trolley... It was being used by someone who had 1 kid and a rather large handbag, she didn't even blink when she saw me juggling mine... Go figure


The two seated trolleys aren't just for twins.  They are for any parent who has two small children. As long as they are under 18 kgs they are safe and permitted to use these trolleys.
I use one when I have 2 of any of my grandchildren. Sometimes it is 2x3 year olds, 2x2 year olds, 1 x10 month old and 1x3 year old.
I wouldn't use one for a child and a handbag though. original.gif

#15 TopsyTurvy

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:51 PM

QUOTE (Pooks_fembo @ 22/02/2013, 09:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Every time I put the trolley away while leaving DS in the car I feel the thrill of being a REBEL.

Same when I give him yoghurt.


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#16 Kay1

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:51 PM

QUOTE
This week in our local paper a five year old called Shizannah!!!!!


No Shiz!! laughing2.gif

#17 tickledpink72

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:52 PM

QUOTE (Pooks_fembo @ 22/02/2013, 09:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Every time I put the trolley away while leaving DS in the car I feel the thrill of being a REBEL.

Same when I give him yoghurt.



Oh no...is yogurt bad now?  My 3 year old will be devastated.

#18 Marchioness Flea

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:54 PM

Pooks, sometimes my daughter has yoghurt AND sultanas in the SAME DAY!!
I may be going to hell when I die.

#19 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:54 PM

Watching tv (fishing show) and the host of the show admitted that he and his wife had bribed their 3ish YO son 3 packs of lifesavers so the didnt have to take the boat back in just yet.





#20 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:56 PM

DS 1 got an Oportos chicken burger and chips tonight ('cause he did well in a spelling quiz) ...DS 2 (12 months) was in his high chair....I went downstairs to put washing on,came back upstairs and DS2 was shoving about 4 hot chips into his mouth...he had a look on his face like it was nectar of the gods....neither of them were wearing shoes. The TV was on.  ph34r.gif

#21 Elemenopee

Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:00 PM

QUOTE (GreenEggJimmyJamma @ 22/02/2013, 08:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yesterday a mother dropping her child off at daycare in her pjs. Not super early about 9am


Was it the mum or the daughter in pjs? I gotta know!

#22 Mitis angelam

Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:01 PM

QUOTE (Pooks_fembo @ 22/02/2013, 09:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Every time I put the trolley away while leaving DS in the car I feel the thrill of being a REBEL.


My moments like that are paying for petrol.  And paying for parking.  Buggered if I'm lugging her to the ticket whatsit and back!

#23 Mummy Em

Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:01 PM

QUOTE (soontobegran @ 22/02/2013, 06:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The two seated trolleys aren't just for twins.  They are for any parent who has two small children. As long as they are under 18 kgs they are safe and permitted to use these trolleys.
I use one when I have 2 of any of my grandchildren. Sometimes it is 2x3 year olds, 2x2 year olds, 1 x10 month old and 1x3 year old.
I wouldn't use one for a child and a handbag though. original.gif


Yeah and you aren't supposed to put children in the other part of the trolley. I used to think that it was an over reaction, but a friend of mine had her son in the trolley once and he must have been moving around and managed to over-balance it and have the trolley fall on top of him.

I was at the shopping centre recently and busting for the toilet and found the women's toilers closed for maintenance and the parents room were closed for refurbishments. As I was stood waiting a security guard came along and told me to use the disabled toilet, but it was engaged. I wondered while I tried not to pee myself, what EB would think of that security guard!

#24 Madnesscraves

Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:03 PM

Every time I go grocery shopping and my DD has a whine I try settle her while i dart my eyes around looking to see if anyone's glaring at me and tapping furiously into EB that I didn't do enough/displine appropriately / fed the wrong food to my DD to make shopping easier.

Thanks EB.   tthumbs.gif

Edited by Madnesscraves, 22 February 2013 - 09:03 PM.


#25 Paddlepop

Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:03 PM

QUOTE (Jenflea @ 22/02/2013, 08:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pooks, sometimes my daughter has yoghurt AND sultanas in the SAME DAY!!
I may be going to hell when I die.

You won't be alone, I'll be there too.

DD is still learning to like hot chips, despite our best efforts to convince her that they taste good. ph34r.gif




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