To block the fucker in?

(120 Posts)
MrsKeithRichards Fri 18-Jan-13 12:38:52

And breathe...

Picture the scene... terraced housing in blocks of 4, so 8 houses on one side, 4 on the other. We're on the side with 8 houses. Between the 12 houses there are 8 cars which park on the street, no bays just on the road plenty of room for all of us, occasionally you need to go a teeny bit further up the road but never an issue. Git opposite has, in his own words, lived here for 40 fucking years. This for some reasons makes him think the space at his gate is his. It isn't. It's on the road parking, anyone from anywhere can park there. We've been here for 6 years and witnessed his antics. He'll waste 3 car lengths of space just to get parked at his gate. He'll park as close as possible to anyone on "his" space.

He had a huge go at our new neighbours over it, we were on holiday at the time and one of our cars was in his space. Last night he went out, leaving his space vacant, dh popped out and on return parked in "his" space. Half an hour later the git returned and sat honking the horn a few times before wheel spinning off to park 10 metres up the road.

So this morning dh car is still there, the gits 2 spaces up, the car next to dh left so git has moved his car next to dhs car. he is, without a word of a lie, 6 inches of his bumper. the fool can barely park as it is. right now there's a full space behind git so he could reverse out when he wants. I'm in front of dh so he has enough room to get out.

Wibu to park behind the git, close but not stupidly close, to block him in?

ENormaSnob Fri 18-Jan-13 12:42:01

Yadnbu
Block the fucker in.

DeafLeopard Fri 18-Jan-13 12:44:10

Block him in and video the response for us please

buggerama Fri 18-Jan-13 12:46:23

do it do it, block him in, what an annoying petty twat

Icelollycraving Fri 18-Jan-13 12:46:33

Block him in & pelt him with snowballs.

MrsKeithRichards Fri 18-Jan-13 12:47:10

I've photographed the situation as it is, he was at the window watching me. That'll get him thinking. I'm planning on parking behind him and leaving a small but perfectly reasonable (if you weren't touching bumpers with the car in front) gap. It's like a game of chess, he's left himself wide open.

MrsKeithRichards Fri 18-Jan-13 12:47:42

No snow here yet!

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Fri 18-Jan-13 12:48:03

Sounds like our road, plenty of spaces for everyone but some people get very funny about "their space".

Block him in!

hopeful92 Fri 18-Jan-13 12:48:06

Yanbu, block him in - I definatey would! smile

hermioneweasley Fri 18-Jan-13 12:49:19

Do it! What a petty twat ( him not you)

ProphetOfDoom Fri 18-Jan-13 12:50:42

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Nancy66 Fri 18-Jan-13 12:51:31

How can you block someone in? with power steering you can get out of any space

MrsKeithRichards Fri 18-Jan-13 12:52:27

I think he needs taught a lesson, having to knock on our door to ask us to move might make him think about how utterly petty he is. I could not believe how close he is. If dh needed anything from his boot he would have to move the car, he is lucky our pushchair isn't in there.

shesariver Fri 18-Jan-13 12:53:56

Do it!

HappyNewHissy Fri 18-Jan-13 12:54:20

Will someone not think of the neighbour?

do it do it do it!

I would, but will you not feel bad if he scratches your cars getting out?

You really can't get out of 'any' space with power steering. Not if it's as close as the OP describes!

MrsKeithRichards Fri 18-Jan-13 12:54:53

Do you think so Nancy? With less than a foot manoeuvring room? Coupled with the fact he can't park for shit and spends 10 minutes going back and forwards into an adequately sized space.

coldinthesun Fri 18-Jan-13 12:57:19

Don't block him in. Legally you might put you in a difficult position, particularly if he does end up damaging your car.

However park in his space whenever you want. If he does the same again, ignore him. If he carries on report him to the police for harassment, creating a disturbance and intimidating behaviour.

He has no rights over the parking space.

MrsKeithRichards Fri 18-Jan-13 12:57:50

Dh`s car is a 14 year old tank and already covered in dents. Mine isn't quite as old but I'm not overly precious, it has its fair share of dinks, a few more might be worth it. gits car is very brand new, he polishes it weekly, he seems to give a fuck about his car, we don't really.

WeeCricky Fri 18-Jan-13 12:58:00

do it do it do it. but report back or YABU

DizzyHoneyBee Fri 18-Jan-13 12:58:09

I would for the person the OP is complaining about to come on these threads at times! Would be v. funny.
OP, I wouldn't block him in but then I am Pollyanna most of the time....lol...but I would be tempted at times.

SushiPaws Fri 18-Jan-13 12:58:27

Do you live on my street?

I posted almost the same thread a few weeks ago. We have traffic calming blocks on our street and guy blocked me in against one of them. I've started parking close to him if he parks close to dh on the other side. It makes no difference, he just come out and screams like the angry twat he is though. Watching him getting caught at his own game does give me a small amount of pleasure.

Block him in and set up the camera to record him.

Nancy66 Fri 18-Jan-13 12:58:37

maybe not a shit driver - but anyone used to tight parking would be fine.

KatieLily12 Fri 18-Jan-13 12:59:07

(Clicks 'watch' on thread and waits with glee)

MrsKeithRichards Fri 18-Jan-13 12:59:42

I was wondering about the legal stance. What if I left a just reasonable and usually acceptable gap therefore it would be because he was so close to dh that he can't get out? I have photos!

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