My neighbor occasionally parks his car in front of my house.
It usually doesn't stay there for long -- maybe a few hours.
But as of today he has had his car parked in front of my house
for three or four days.
Now, I know the street is public and that anyone can sort of
park anywhere (with limits). But besides just not wanting to
look out my window and see his car (an old but nicely maintained
VW bug), two things are happening. He's making it very difficult
for the letter carrier to get to my mailbox. I'm sure she has to
get out of her car to put mail in my box. Second, he's making it
difficult for the elderly woman across the street to back
out of her driveway. She's worried that she'll hit his car.
I get along with this neighbor just fine but am worried about my
approach should I initiate a conversation. I don't want to come
across as angry and destroy a good relationship.
Say that the mail delivery person complained ;-)
In that way you get the blame put on someone other than yourself
or the lady across the street, and it's easy to avoid being
angry in such a conversation.
Chris Lewis, Una confibula non set est
It\'s not just anyone who gets a Starship Cruiser class named after them.
If that doesn't work, spread a very few roofing nails where he parks in front of
your house. He won't want to park there if his tires go flat every time he does
so. You can blame *that* on neighborhood kids.
-> Suzie-Q wrote:-> > My neighbor occasionally parks his car in front of my house.-> > It usually doesn't stay there for long -- maybe a few hours.-> > But as of today he has had his car parked in front of my house-> > for three or four days.-> > -> > Now, I know the street is public and that anyone can sort of-> > park anywhere (with limits). But besides just not wanting to -> > look out my window and see his car (an old but nicely maintained-> > VW bug), two things are happening. He's making it very difficult-> > for the letter carrier to get to my mailbox. I'm sure she has to-> > get out of her car to put mail in my box. Second, he's making it-> > difficult for the elderly woman across the street to back-> > out of her driveway. She's worried that she'll hit his car.-> > -> > I get along with this neighbor just fine but am worried about my-> > approach should I initiate a conversation. I don't want to come-> > across as angry and destroy a good relationship.-> > -> > Any suggestions?-> -> Do you have any idea of his reasons for doing this?
Probably because he has several (5, I think)cars and occasionally
doesn't have room for all of them in the driveway!
What are those limits? If the car is registered and legal, most towns allow
you to park it on the street forever. Maybe the neighbor takes it out for a
ride during the night while you sleep.
Now these may be legitimate complaints. I don't know the law about
obstructing a mailbox, but the carrier does not have to deliver if the
mailbox is obstructed. You could mention these concerns to the neighbor
andhe may neve park there again so it does not get hit by the lady across
the street. Problem solved.
Anyone that promotes a web site dedicated to male bashing does come across
as angry and has not had good relationships.
Chuckle. That brings back memories. The town I went to college in had a rule
like that, and publicized it very little. Every time the school went on
break, the well-connected towing companies and the cops would scoop up all
the innocently parked cars belonging to the kids that caught a ride home,
and hold them for ransom at the private towing yards, accumulating
exorbinant daily storage fees that would ensure they had first dibs on
auction day. (Back then, unlike now, most college cars were cheap beaters,
and after 10 days or so, might not be worth ransoming.) I had an old VW Baja
I kept at my brother's house, and a neighbor simply hated how it looked, and
kept reporting it as abandoned. Me or my brother had to run out several
times as tow truck was trying to hook up. A real racket all around, taking
advantage of inexperienced college kids.
-> On Wed, 22 Jun 2005 14:25:45 +0000, Suzie-Q wrote:-> -> >> Anyone that promotes a web site dedicated to male bashing does come -> >> across -> >> as angry and has not had good relationships. -> -> > Ah shucks. It's all in good fun!-> -> So you would think that female bashing is OK too, as long as it's done "in-> good fun", right?-> -> You ignorant bitch.
Thanks for the chuckle!
I had the exact same problem I will go a step further they had some
furniture delivered and both there cars were in my driveway. They did move
the cars when I came home. These are also a good neighbors and friends for
12 years, but it still annoys you when they park in front of your house (
this is also across the street). This is what worked for me I started
parking in front their house and would leave my vehicle there for the
weekend even. This worked, didn't take that long, never anything said about
it and still friends. But I never could figure out why he started parking
his car in front of my house.
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