Well bl00dy hell!!!!!
Spent a fab day the the seaside with the kids today - lovely weather, fish and chips in the sun etc. Driving home, passed our local Vauxhall dealer (where we bought my Astra and Drinky's Veccy) and pulled onto the forecourt to have a little browse around a pretty little SXi which had caught my eye.
As we pulled in, there were two salesmen standing by the front door of the sales ofice, who had definitely noticed us. We spent about 15 minutes padding around the cars, weighing up the practicalilty of the 3 - door model.
Decided it was home time - only to find out that the stupid ******s had put the forecourt barriers up, locking our car in the bl00dy place!!!!! Spent a few moments trying to see if we could lift the securty bollards, before giving up and ringing around friends to come and collect me and the kids and take us home. Drinky is in a panic about leaving his baby locked in there, due to the number of idiots round there who may decide to 'modify' it - also the worry about whether the insurance covers it if it gets damaged/broken into when it is parked up in this location.
We called the police who were very pleasant but said there was nothing they could do other than ask their patrol to keep an eye out if they are passing overnight, but that other than this they couldn't help.
Grrr!!!! I am SOOOO mad - I wouldn't have minded, but they flippin well SAW us come in, and it would have taken them 2 minutes to say 'we are actually just closing up for the night'!!!!!!!!
They have definitely missed out on a sale there, I can tell you!! And they will have the whole lot of us banging on their door first thing in the morning!!! Thank God I wasn't on my own with the kids, and that I had a mate to come and pick us up, other wise we would have had a LONG walk home!!!