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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander Beetle View Post
    But it's not discourteous to share a public space.
    So you wouldn't mind one iota if you had prepared a nice picnic lunch for your family, spread it all out on one of the tables, food, drinks etc, popped to the toilets to wash your hands with your 3 kids, came back and there were people at your table sitting down? I would be gobsmacked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GothChick View Post
    Whilst I don't think it's exactly rude of them, it's still not what I would have done. When you had come over, i'd have asked you if it was okay if we sat there as long as we didn't make too much noise. There is no way I would I have just plonked myself down with my friends and completely dismissed the fact that there was a sleeping baby there. It's just bad playground etiquette.
    I would have assumed this was your table as you had parked your pram there.

    If I was you, i'd have parked my pram under a nearby tree if there was one, or thrown our jackets/bags ontop of the table so people knew we were using it.

    Oh, and if someone took it upon themselves to move my pram with my baby in it out of the way so they could sit down, i'd wouldn't be able to stop myself marching over there and shoving the daft cow that did it off the bench. No one touches my child, or anything they are in, without my permission.
    There wasn't a nearby tree, thus why I used the gazebo. I had our shoes and morning tea/lunch box on the table. Looking back, I probably wouldn't have minded if they had asked me if they could sit there? And I guess I should have moved him but there was nowhere out of the sun to put him. I wouldn't move a pram with a baby in it either...

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    I'd be ****ed off too Op ! But I would of said something! If you had stuff on the table then you had "claimed" that table.

    You should of brought your kids back up and told them to budge up and sit down with them with your screamin baby

    If there were other gazebo's obviously free then imo it was rude of them. I would have sat somewhere else, if I saw someone already set up and especially if I saw a sleeping baby. But some people are just rude I guess!

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    Oh dear... I used to, and still do getquite frustrated too when DS is woken. I'm a big believer in sleep and that was the one thing I was well, pretty anal about when DS was a younger baby. I feel for you.

    But in saying that when I read your thread I thought ow man I wondeer if I've ever annoyed another mother at a park! To be honest when I'm out with DS I and kinda distracted with him most of the time as he loves to wander off and be adventurous, so I don't really take too much notice of what's going on around me... I talk to other Mums but not noisily or anything... there was a Mum at the park the other day holding a newborn-ish bub who was sleeping and I was chatting to her and it didn't occur to me I could be bothering her or her bub!

    I will take more notice of this in future though having read this thread. My bub always slept through noise and earthquakes!

    I'm thinking these women honestly didn't reaslise your frustration or give much thought to your sleeping bub. It is annoying, but try not to let it upset you too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrogsnSnails View Post
    They weren't rude, just inconsiderate, they could see I had our morning tea and shoes on the table and knew he was asleep in the pram. Of course I don't expect people to be quiet in a public place, but I thought by putting him out of everyones way he would have been fine. I understand that it was a public place, but there were literally 5 other gazebos not being used nearby, one being directly across from the playground. I'm not suggesting it was the end of the world, obviously it was just frustrating at the time. I'd like to believe in common courtesy.
    If there were other vacant gazebos near by I would have said something like " I've just got my over tired baby to sleep would it be at all possible if you guys could use that other gazebo? I'm so sorry but I just fear I will wake him if I move him!"

    If you said that to me I would move no problems, I agree they were inconsiderate , especially if there were other vacant gazebos but next time just politely say something, my son would sleep under a moving train so I sometimes forget not all babies can sleep any where!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GothChick View Post
    So you wouldn't mind one iota if you had prepared a nice picnic lunch for your family, spread it all out on one of the tables, food, drinks etc, popped to the toilets to wash your hands with your 3 kids, came back and there were people at your table sitting down? I would be gobsmacked!
    That's not what happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrogsnSnails View Post
    They weren't rude, just inconsiderate, they could see I had our morning tea and shoes on the table and knew he was asleep in the pram. Of course I don't expect people to be quiet in a public place, but I thought by putting him out of everyones way he would have been fine. I understand that it was a public place, but there were literally 5 other gazebos not being used nearby, one being directly across from the playground. I'm not suggesting it was the end of the world, obviously it was just frustrating at the time. I'd like to believe in common courtesy.
    Wow that is rude of them IMO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GothChick View Post
    So you wouldn't mind one iota if you had prepared a nice picnic lunch for your family, spread it all out on one of the tables, food, drinks etc, popped to the toilets to wash your hands with your 3 kids, came back and there were people at your table sitting down? I would be gobsmacked!
    This!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander Beetle View Post
    That's not what happened.
    She had her morning tea and shoes on the table, and there were other tables around that they could have used....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander Beetle View Post
    That's not what happened.
    Maybe you missed the OPs 3rd post, they had there morning tea and belongings on the table, there were other gazebos free..or maybe you didn't miss it, of course your entitled to your opinion


 

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