its a parking aibu!

(11 Posts)
bonnie1981 Tue 16-Aug-16 19:06:39

Neighbour has just come over. Bit of background. Have known him since I was a child as grew up on same street I now live in and I used to play with his daughters.

He doesn't live across from us, he lives across and two houses to the left.

He asked DH if we could please not park opposite his driveway as he can't get out. DH pointed out that we never do this as we have two cars and a driveway big enough for 3 cars. He said 'he was only asking nicely'. DH said firmly that he was mistaken.

Now our other neighbours next door often have their daughter's car parked on the street outside so maybe he means their car.

We do sometimes have our parents parked outside when visiting. Its never in front of his driveway and never for long. Indeed they are often half up on the pavement too. We've lived in this house for 3 years, that's the first he's complained.

He doesn't have an issue when I'm entertaining the grandchild he and his wife are meant to be looking after, all day in my back garden while he gets pissed.

Speaking of pissed, he came over in his boxers. He didn't seem pissed though, but not a pleasant visit overall.

I see his daughter a lot though (don't really like her but school gate mums) and he sees my dad in the pub a lot. So its now awkward all around.

What do I do/say now? Just ignore?

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 16-Aug-16 19:09:12

YABU to have your parents park on the pavement wink

Skittlesss Tue 16-Aug-16 19:11:29

Just ignore. But why have your parents park blocking some of the pavement when you have a drive big enough to fit another car on?

OurBlanche Tue 16-Aug-16 19:12:14

Prime your dad... then he can say "But it isn't them/their car!" loudly and on repeat!

Send their GD back after an hour.

Tell him to put some bloody clothes on!

And if he brings it up again you and DH say shoutily "IT'S NOT OUR FUCKING CAR!"

OurBlanche Tue 16-Aug-16 19:12:33

.... in unison grin

happypoobum Tue 16-Aug-16 19:27:27

I don't understand - the car he is complaining about is parked legally, yes?

Just ignore him, he sounds like a total dickhead. Perhaps if he drank less he would be able to navigate his car out of his drive.

biscuitkumquat Tue 16-Aug-16 19:32:20

I would ask him to let you know the next time "DH's" car is parked opposite his driveway.

That way, when he comes over to point it out, he'll have to walk past both of your cars in your driveway to tell you, and you can gently point it out to him.

headinthecloud Tue 16-Aug-16 19:37:51

So you're not parked actually across his drive? He's just a shit driver?

PurplePenguins Tue 16-Aug-16 19:43:29

My grandad went like this. He knocked on his neighbours door and asked then to stop smoking in their own house as he could smell it in his house. He went round in his pyjamas. It was the beginning of Alzheimers 😢.
It could also be down to alcohol especially if he drinks a lot.

ThreeSheetsToTheWind Tue 16-Aug-16 19:55:18

Purple is right, I think it's called Korsakoff syndrome.

bonnie1981 Tue 16-Aug-16 20:10:38

he also has a large driveway big enough for 3 cars. his own daughter parks on the road/pavement when visiting. its a small residential street, not near any big roads, hospitals, schools.

It could be related to his alcohol intake, who knows. DH has just told me he said he had spoken to our neighbour next door about it too, but no idea what that other neighbour said (I can suspect as he still sometimes parks on the road)

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