This was an earlier thread that I want to revisit. There was a complaint (from a man without children) regarding a "Parking for mothers with children" sign at best Buy. He was irate about it. I was incensed by that whole thread. As far as I can see, people are furious that they be inconvenienced about a courtesy being shown. I read the arguments about "why isn't there parking for Asians, or for African-Americans, gays etc", and I'll tell you why... This is a STORE parking lot. It's there for CUSTOMERS. The store wants it to be convenient to shop there. The store wants to do what it can to help it's customers get into the store and spend money. I read the arguments about "mothers with children being sexist and ambiguous". I agree that the sign should read "Parents" or even "Carers" with small children. There could even be limitations as to number of children and ages if necessary. Walking with one or two children is doable, but walking to the store with three young children is certainly inconvenient to say the least. Perhaps I should sum up by rewording the sign for us all: "Parking requested to be reserved as a courtesy, however not required to be reserved if you feel that you also have a disablilty or inconvenience making walking to the store difficult, for parents or other carers with at least two small children under the age of five years, who intend to make purchases in this store." There, is that better?