The woman posted to Mumsnet, explaining that she had taken her time to browse the Tesco supermarket for essentials, clothes and homeware. While in
The woman posted to Mumsnet, explaining that she had taken her time to browse the Tesco supermarket for essentials, clothes and homeware. While in the supermarket, she spent over £250 and was in the shop for two hours and 10 minutes.
However, she did not realise that the parking limit at the supermarket was only two hours.
She wrote: “I’ve just received a sodding parking ticket in the post because apparently the car park has a two-hour limit and I was in there two hours and 10 minutes!
“I know they have them to stop people using supermarket car parks as all-day parking but two hours?
“It’s pretty easy to spend two hours shopping, and I’d have bought a hell of a lot less if I’d realised I had to be out quicker.
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“How can they tell who’s genuine and who’s just a t*** using the parking space? They have to have the same rules for everyone.
“They can’t say, ‘oh you spent loads of money so we won’t fine you’ rules are rules and if you break them there are consequences.
“As an adult you should understand that and move on.”
A second commenter added: “The rules are the same regardless of if you’re spending £250 on a big shop, or £3 at the ice cream van three blocks over.
“Rules are rules. I’m not saying I agree with this particular rule, but they had all the right in the world to fine you.
“And personally, no, I wouldn’t say it’s ‘pretty easy’ to spend 2 hours in one single shop unless you’re trying on lots of clothes.
“But then, I don’t go shopping without a list, so maybe I’m not the best person to comment on that.”