Well Dave I have just waded through that - do not use the OC.Thought there was a little inflaming by you at the start but followed your reasoning. Admire your wife because I sense if she takes a blue badge then she has admitted defeat.
The OC seems to have some childish people on it (perhaps why some park in child bays
). Will admit I try to avoid dings - park over the far side of a car park but normally come back to find someone parked next to me
Some car parks do have very narrow bays but these 'park across two bayites' do mean that at busy periods one cannot find anywhere to park. Perhaps they should go to a Citroen dealer and get those padded trims that are on the side of the Cactus.
Dave you are better off joining the adults on one of the other fora such as this one.