A woman who was ordered to park further away from her property in order to avoid bothering her neighbors took to Mumsnet to express her rage.
On-street residential parking has the potential to become a long-running dispute; there have even been TV series created about it.
The woman, who goes by the handle ParkingFeud, was enraged when her next-door neighbors – who have a driveway – wanted to keep the space outside their house free for visitors and contractors.
“They asked me to park it on a different street away from where we live,” she explained. “We rent a terraced property with no parking on a green.”
“There is room outside our house for one automobile, and the other must park on the green.”
It’s a scenario that’s played out all throughout the country.
“Someone on the other side with a drive has just asked me not to park my car near their house as it is inconvenient for their guests and workmen,” she continues.
While she was irritated by their suggestion, the renter refused to comply.
“I would love to be able to buy a house with a drive,” the nameless woman told her neighbors, “but there’s a housing crisis and I can’t.”
“My car may lawfully be parked anywhere I choose,” she continued. I don’t comprehend folks who believe they own the road in front of their homes. “Am I being irrational?”
She appears to be asking the proper questions, because most people agree with her.
“You are more courteous than I am,” one person responded. “I’d have said something like, ‘tough s**t, do you think you own the road outside your house?'”
“Whoa, they want convenience for people who don’t even live there over your convenience,” says another. You’re not being unreasonable at all.”
“How cheeky – I could understand slightly for workmen, seeing as this was only temporary,” someone more said. “But what about visitors?” No, I wouldn’t, park wherever you like!!!”
A different user, on the other hand, was a little more reasonable, adding: “And of course, you wouldn’t want to inconvenience the same person all the time, so I hope you do park in a variety of other reasonable convenient places to you.” “Neighbourhood and all that.”