Uk news Mum and baby hoping to bag picnic bench snubbed by couple refusing to swap seats PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - The family wanted the large table so they had enough room to fit their baby's pram in the space - but the couple were adamant that as they had reserved the table first, they were not moving.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A family who hoped to bag a picnic bench when visiting a tea room recently were promptly sent on their way by a couple who refused to budge from one of the more child-friendly tables. The family wanted to sit at one of the larger tables, as it had enough space for the parents, their baby and their buggy. But when they asked the pair already sitting there to move, it sparked a heated exchange. The parents felt the bench should have been rightfully theirs, as they would have found it difficult to fit round the other tables, reports the Mirror. But the angry couple did not accept this - as they had their own reasons for feeling entitled to the spot. Taking to Mumsnet to ask for advice following the awkward encounter, one of the lovebirds shared their side of the story. Read More Related Articles Scots single dad’s 12th-floor flat ‘uninhabitable’ after ceiling leaks Read More Related Articles TUI passengers stranded at Rhodes airport for hours after Scots flight axed at check-in She explained: "So my wife and I (same sex couple) are on holiday, we went for a walk this morning and ended up at a tea room where we stopped for cream tea and scones. The tea room was next to a river/stream and the courtyard had one side of picnic tables with umbrellas in the sun over looking the river (good tables) and then another side of the courtyard in the shade were small metal two seater tables (crap tables). "We walked in with our dogs and nabbed the last picnic table. Behind our table was a 2m empty gap where the entrance wall/archway was (this is important). My wife went into order." But shortly after the pair chose the table, the family approached the woman. She continued: "A lady with a toddler and a sleeping baby in a buggy came into the courtyard had a look around, there were no picnic tables left so she went back through the archway in the direction of the tea room. About 10 seconds later she came back in and asked if I could move tables so she could sit with her toddler and baby, her husband was inside ordering. I said my wife is inside ordering it's not just me here. She asked how many of us were there? Top news stories today Probe launched after dead puppies found Student caught exposing penis in exam Gangster 'behind sex attacks on inmates' Eilish McColgan's embarces mum after win "I said it's me, my wife and my dogs are under the table (asleep). She asked again there are four of us and only two of you, it would be really helpful because the baby is asleep and I can put the buggy behind us in the gap and watch her. I said I'm really sorry but no this is a really nice spot that's why we chose it. It was gorgeous, the sun was shining, perfect shade under the umbrella and the river was flowing." As neither party backed down, the woman became increasingly "embarrassed and felt like a crank." Another couple sitting nearby offered to give up their table and take the "two seater", but the mum replied that she needed the first couple's table, so her buggy would be out of the way and she could sit next to the baby as she slept. But once again the woman refused to budge. According to the narrator, the woman then left, and her wife returned - "chuffed" that her partner stood her ground.
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Defending her decision, the woman explained: "I was fuming that I was put in that position. Two childless women are pretty much invisible in societies eyes and it really annoyed me. We are childless because of infertility and it stings to be thought of as unworthy of that experience because a mum and baby walked in and thought they had more of a right to that picnic table than us. Although Im sure it's not that deep." To make matters worse, she claims she later spotted the woman seated at a picnic table near the carpark as they left. "The baby was still asleep and buggy was right next to their table out of the way," she wrote. "So she actually got what she wanted anyway. If that's what is was, or if it was the entire sunshine/river view she wanted."
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The woman then asked parents to share their thoughts, keen to know if she had been unreasonable, but many were quick to take her side. One person wrote: "That woman was incredibly rude and entitled. She wouldn’t have asked a man to move." A second agreed: "You did the right thing. She embarrassed herself by carrying on trying to guilt you into moving. Don't worry about it!" But some commenters suggested they would have moved, if they had been placed in the scenario. "It’s not the end of the world but I probably would have moved to be courteous," read one reply. Another said: "I would have moved if there was just two of us sat on a four table." Don't miss the latest news from around Scotland and beyond - Sign up to our daily newsletter here. READ NEXT: Barbie star Sharon Rooney opens up about 'dream' movie role alongside Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie Sneaky seagull ‘pushing his luck’ caught on CCTV shoplifting for the second time Man left 'disgusted' as Sainsbury's bans him for life from every store in the UK
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