I’m getting tired of my neighbors visitors. Chris went out to the store Thursday evening. He was gone as little as 20 minutes. While he was gone our neighbors relatives came to visit. Unfortunately the single parking spot on our short block that is legal to park in was taken so rather than parking the car on the street opposite our house where most people park they parked behind the car in the legal spot.
Which means that they parked on the street and blocked our driveway.
Our two closest neighbors friends and relatives do this all the time. I don’t mind so much if they are just parking there for five minutes – like when they are picking up one of the elderly ladies to take them somewhere or dropping them off. That’s fine. But parking there for close to an hour? No way.
My husband is useless in this matter. He doesn’t mind. Since it’s usually relatives of these neighbors that do this he figures he can just either park on the street until they are gone, or knock on one of the neighbors doors and ask them to move if we have to go somewhere.
Right. That’s a nice attitude, and that means my husbands a nice guy … but I guess I’m not so nice. I just think it’s rude and ignorant and I sit there and wish that the traffic cops come round and give them a BIG fat ticket when I see them parked out there.
Two years ago when my husband was sick with what the doctors thought was a life threatening heart condition I’d get really pissed when I’d see a car blocking our driveway. I took him to Emerg so often back then that the though of someone blocking our driveway when we’d have to get out for an emergency ticked me off.
Why do people do this? You just make people angry, and if you get a ticket it’s probably going to be two or three times more expensive than parking on the street in a no parking area.
Grrrrrr! These people make me so mad!
How would you feel if someone was blocking your driveway?
What types of things do your neighbors do that makes you angry?