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

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 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!

CooEeeEldridge Fri 18-Jan-13 13:01:20

Do it! Do it! Do it! Good work on leaving a car there when you went in how too!

I had this problem where I used to live. A man with a 3 wheeler who thought one space was "his". He despised me.

Apparently I wasn't the only person who he fucked off, though - one day I received a call from the police saying that I had apparently parked my car in a way which obstructed this man from driving his car out of the space in which he was parked.

Unfortunately, as I explained to the very understanding police man, I was in Cyprus, had been for 3 days, and as such it was fairly unlikely to be me who was the last to park.

CooEeeEldridge Fri 18-Jan-13 13:01:35

*on hols

nancy, how?

A car is a specific shape. If two other cars are touching the bumpers, it's got nothing to do with power steering - the car simply won't be able to take up the longer amount of space it needs to get out of the space. You have to create a diagonal line that's longer than the side length of the car at some point when getting out of a space, right?

(Disclaimer: I am crap at visual stuff, though pretty good at parking - I just can't picture it). confused

BelieveInPink Fri 18-Jan-13 13:07:05

I wanna see a photo! And his reaction.

Nancy66 Fri 18-Jan-13 13:07:30

LRD with 'less than a foot manouvering room' it would be pretty easy.

Forward a few inches, hard right down on wheel.

back a few inches, hard left down on the wheel. Repeat.

you've got to not be afraid to touch bumpers - but we've had that debate on here before...I think it's fine to touch bumpers on another car...others disagreed!

badtemperedaldbitch Fri 18-Jan-13 13:08:35

Are you all not being a tad petty?

Every road has a loony parker and you have to ask yourself if you want that parking loony to be you!

Post the photos! Post the photos! grin

<luffs a parking thread>

MadBusLady Fri 18-Jan-13 13:10:51

Hm, but won't he know you've deliberately blocked him in and acquire a tiny bit of moral high ground?

TreadOnTheCracks Fri 18-Jan-13 13:11:20

I think you've got to do it.

MadBusLady Fri 18-Jan-13 13:11:26

Actually, maybe he could park his car on that...

gobbin Fri 18-Jan-13 13:12:50

My mum's been in this situation and had it so that the nob who thought the road space was his used to regularly park right up against her bumper.

She spoke to him about it a couple of times which he wasn't impressed with, so the next time she dared to park in 'his' space, he blocked her in and got a mate to block her in front once the previous front car moved off.

She took photos on her phone and called the police straight away. They came and got him out of his house and gave him a huge bollocking and said if he did it again, he'd be charged.

He never did it again.

Don't block him in. Just keep parking there if there's no alternative and enjoy the floorshow when he erupts!

MrsKeithRichards Fri 18-Jan-13 13:14:04

I have risen above it for 6 years but the beeping last night, obviously to show his displeasure with the situation at 10.30pm, and the way he's moved his car today has really pissed me off.

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Fri 18-Jan-13 13:17:32

Block the fucker in the police will have enough on their plates with the snow today.

SpicyPear Fri 18-Jan-13 13:19:48

I would live you to block him in, but don't as it just brings you to his level. I'd be tempted to print off the law about on street parking with relevant bits highlighted, along with a letter informing him that you will be reporting him for harassment if he contiues his behaviour. Or maybe invite him to mediation- I bet that would really get his goat.

MrsKeithRichards Fri 18-Jan-13 13:21:23

What are the laws about street parking?

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Fri 18-Jan-13 13:22:22

Block him in. although Sod's law states some bugger will park too close to you on other side leaving you all stuck

nancy - oh, sorry, I missed that, thought she was talking about literally blocking him in, bumper to bumper. You're right.

However, it would be very funny to watch him wrecking his tyres inching out of that space, so I still vote 'do it'! grin

SpicyPear Fri 18-Jan-13 13:23:51

Yes this is the fatal flaw in my plan, despite a legal background I'm not sure where you would find something that states the law. Errr, I'll have a google. Or your local authority might have something on the website. You certainly don't have rights to the space outside your house on a pubic road!

DeepRedBetty Fri 18-Jan-13 13:27:25

Ooh a parking thread!

<settles back with brew and biccies.

DeepRedBetty Fri 18-Jan-13 13:28:06

grin pubic road!

ExpatAl Fri 18-Jan-13 13:28:09

I think it would make you look like a nutter OP. He obviously really minds about it so does it really matter?

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Fri 18-Jan-13 13:34:00

do it , I had a git just like yours, got arsey when he couldn't park in 'his space' eventually he had a parking hardspace built over his garden so we are a space down on street due to the dropped kerb. Once he knocked us up at 10pm to move the car up a bit so he could get in his space when there were plenty a short walk away. he also used to park so close you could not get in the boot. I 'accidently' opened it and it was so close to his car that his back wiper clicked off. it clicked on again but i had great fun leaving a note telling him grin

MadamGazelleIsMyMum Fri 18-Jan-13 13:34:08

Love a parking wars thread. Do it OP.

MrsHoarder Fri 18-Jan-13 13:38:07

Unfortunately I can't see anything about not being an arse in the highway code. There is not however a "right" to a specific piece of road, and somewhere else in the hgihway code it definitely warns against using your horn like he is but I can't be arsed finding the right section.

SpicyPear Fri 18-Jan-13 13:40:38

Ooh dear betty blush. Best not write him any letters about your pubic road, he might get the wrong idea!

Do it!!"

coldinthesun Fri 18-Jan-13 13:42:50

He's breaking the law if he sits outside the house and beeps the horn.

MUST NOT indicates a legal obligation. Even when it doesn't say must not, if it breaks the highway code, you still can be done on other technicalities.

Certainly he is acting in an intimating and aggressive fashion which I do think falls under other areas of the law.

Abbicob Fri 18-Jan-13 13:43:03

Please do it x

HeyHoHereWeGo Fri 18-Jan-13 13:44:58

Dont let him drag you down to his level.

DoItToJulia Fri 18-Jan-13 13:50:12

I really really want to say block the nasty fucker in. However, ignoring he situation and feigning total ignorance is much more likely to piss him off!

SoftKittyWarmKitty Fri 18-Jan-13 13:50:15

Don't block him in, it's petty. And I'm saying that as someone who lives on a similar terrace road with on street parking and some nutters who'll do anything to park directly outside their own house.

Just keep rising above it and report to the police if he's intimidating, threatening or blocks you in.

YellowTulips Fri 18-Jan-13 13:55:03

Tempting as it is, I wouldn't do it. You are only giving him something to reasonably complain about. Better leave him as he is - being unreasonable.

The last thing you want is him calling the police on you for blocking him in - think how pleased and "vindicated" he would be with that result.

I would just totally ignore him (and park in "his" space at every possible opportunity and gang up with the other residents to do the same) until he loses the plot and then call the police on him.

t0lk13n Fri 18-Jan-13 14:17:04

Get off here and do it!

MrsKeithRichards Fri 18-Jan-13 14:17:54

Well that escalated quickly. Didn't block him in, dh went to pick up ds and took my car, parked back in front of dh s car but closer to other neighbour leaving a small space.

Git comes out and starts trying to get his car in to the small space. Was never going to happen. He bumped into dh s car. Dh went out, shouted at him, gut starts effing about us parking in his space and "I'll be sending kev round to sort you out tonight" This is the same kev he threatened next door with a few months ago. He never dud sort them out. He's his partners son, late 30s. Dh basically said "go get him then, don't threaten me" I was standing at front door, arms folded. Git carried on shouting and swearing, gave up trying to park and went back to where he was.


Glad I didn't block him in, it kicked off adequately well without that. U made dh register the threat with the police.

coldinthesun Fri 18-Jan-13 14:25:39

The thing you've really got on your side is the fact you know he's threatened next door too.

If you get more hassle, the police will take your side if the neighbours are prepared to back you up. Which I'm sure they will.

I hope you have inspected your car for damage.

If it was me, I'd also take photos of the side of my car today. Just so that if he does get any ideas about damaging it, you have something to compare with. He sounds petty enough to do something like key your car.

hopeful92 Fri 18-Jan-13 14:26:49

What an idiot. There is someone on our street who puts cones outside their front door so no one can park there in "their" space (similar set up to your street - plenty of room for everyone, and spare spaces fo visitors, just sometimes don't get right outside your door - big effing deal!).

I have on more than one occasion been tempted to move his cones and park in "his space" when the rest of the street is available, but then I feel I would look a tad childish grin it is tempting though!

Some people are honestly just idiots.

NoelHeadbands Fri 18-Jan-13 14:28:55

I'd seriously consider leaving the cars exactly where they are, and getting taxis everywhere for a fortnight, just to piss him off

But that's just me, and I'm immature and bitchy

hopeful92 Fri 18-Jan-13 14:29:04

Oh and I 100% agree with coldinthesun - get some pictures of your car and make sure they are dated, because he does indeed sound petty enough to do something to your car (or get "Kev" to do it lol).

Veritate Fri 18-Jan-13 14:37:33

What is it with some people and parking spaces? Opposite us there's a house divided into two maisonettes with two spaces outside. Only one of the people in the maisonettes owns a car, but for some reason she simply can't bear the thought of anyone else parking in the spare space, so she regularly parks across both. If someone goes into one of them when she is out, she does that tactic of parking right up behind them to try to block them in. She had a right shouting match with one neighbour who had the temerity to brush against her front bumper with her leg whilst opening the boot. If she has parked someone in, she stands in her front room, arms folded, watching them try to get out - again ready to scream at them if they dare to touch her car in the process. All the neighbours have got very good at getting out of small spaces as a result. If I'm the guilty party, I like to take as long as I possibly can and to get as close as I possibly can to her car several times without touching it, watching her blood pressure rising all the while. grin

NewYearNewNagoo Fri 18-Jan-13 14:40:03

What a gonad.

Rising above it was definitely the best course of action.

MrsKeithRichards Fri 18-Jan-13 14:46:28

I'm going to be sitting shitting myself about someone coming to the door all night now. Dh is very much of the let them fucking try line of thinking. I'm a shitter. I don't think it will come to anything but I'm a worrier.

Anyway, dh not back to work until Tuesday so his car will stay there until then.

lowercase Fri 18-Jan-13 14:51:54

why not just park somewhere else?
is it worth falling out with someone over, especially someone you have to see frequently.
i would rather leave him to 'his' space and keep the peace!

i think you are being as bad as him.

DontmindifIdo Fri 18-Jan-13 14:59:30

Lowercase, stop being so damn reasonable! grin

OP - I bet Kev is as sick as the rest of you over it! If Kev does come over, do your biggest smile and say "oh good, I was hoping we could talk to you, a few of us in the road are worried about your step-dad's behaviour recently, he seems really confused and shouty about random things. I mean, everyone knows on street parking is perfectly open to anyone with a tax disc, but he seems a little obsessed, is he ok? We didn't want to be those neighbours who don't mention to extended family when their family member is showing early signs of dementia, and i thought being irrational and obessive was a sign, we're all a bit worried..."

coldinthesun Fri 18-Jan-13 14:59:45

Thats the point MrsKeithRichards. A threat can be intimidating and frightening without anything behind it. There's always the doubt in your mind that they will do something.

I would be mindful of having thought about the possibilities and having a plan in case they do something. That way you are reassured and won't worry so much. Difficult I know. Its like feeling under siege in your own home. Have a camera ready and make sure you can phone the police should you need to.

TidyDancer Fri 18-Jan-13 15:01:30

No lowercase, the OP really isn't as bad as the neighbour. When you've lived near knob ends who park selfishly, you understand that actions speak louder than words.

Our current problem here is having a neighbour with three non-moving old bangers taking up half the parking spaces provided for the strip of six properties. It doesn't seem to occur to them that six houses = six parking spaces = one parking space per property. angry

The problem with that, lowercase, would be that the neighbour would interpret it as 'threatening people with Kev works'. And this would encourage him to do it all the more, to everyone. It would not keep the peace, it would totally destroy it.

Frankly, it is never a good idea to pander to unreasonable people (and yes, it would be pandering). You can emotionally detach so that it does not upset you, but give them that inch and there's no telling which mile they will claim as theirs. Best to treat them as a tantrumming toddler; stand firm and be consistent.

MrsKeithRichards Fri 18-Jan-13 15:02:50

I'll park wherever is convenient. He lives opposite us, his space could just as well be my space. I'll park behind whoever else is there to use the space effectively. Sometimes that happens to be in the space at his gate. He's a tantruming bully. I will not let him threaten and harrass us into behaving how he wants.

ExpectingMayBaby13 Fri 18-Jan-13 15:04:48

Don'tmindifIdo - That made me chuckle grin I would love to see the reaction!!

MadBusLady Fri 18-Jan-13 15:05:20

I think avoiding parking there would be moderating your perfectly reasonable behaviour to placate a bully. Anyway, it'd be bound to go wrong. What if one time the street is randomly full and that's the only space? His "territory" is still going to be infringed isn't it (from his point of view).

MadBusLady Fri 18-Jan-13 15:06:29

Poor Kev. He'll probably be mortified about the whole thing.

ExpatAl Fri 18-Jan-13 15:08:45

I can kind of sympathise with him wanting to park outside his own gate. Does he just have one car?

MrsHoarder Fri 18-Jan-13 15:11:49

Expat. This works five until its also the space closest to someone else and he acts aggressively.

If he wants his own parking space gee should get a house with a drive.

NewYearNewNagoo Fri 18-Jan-13 15:11:57

y expat, I want to park outside my gate, I have been known to cheer when this is possible on a Friday night grin But I don't sit in the road tooting and shaking my fist at people who dare to park outside of my house.

Icanhasnickname Fri 18-Jan-13 15:12:12

Also, if you let the man who thinks that time lived in a place (ie...40 years) makes him above the law, then letting him use Kev as a threat will only make him feel even more like the king of the hill.

MrsKeithRichards Fri 18-Jan-13 15:12:40

Yeah we'd all like to park at our gate!

maddening Fri 18-Jan-13 15:18:27

I reckon when he next takes his car out park so the space outside the gate is too small to park in - yours on one side and dh on the other just too little space directly outside his gate smile but enough that it'll piss him off even more.

RuleBritannia Fri 18-Jan-13 15:23:16

We live on a footpath with a small car park at the end with 7 spaces. There are five houses in a row with a total of 8 cars, one of which is parked in the side garden of the end house - so that's 7 cars and 7 spaces. Until now, one house has not parked a car in the car park but the house has now been sold and the new couple will probably have two cars. That's five houses and 10 cars to go into 7 spaces.

I did meet one of the new owners in the car park the other day and he asked if he were in my space (he was). I said that the spaces do not belong to anyone but we do have our favourite spots. As an example, I pointed out a corner where two cars from one house park with one behind the other. He cottoned on immediately and suggested that it was an unspoken agreement.

Of course, if visitors, utility vans, delivery men etc park there, we park where we can but it's really of no consequence when you think about it. If there's no room, anyone from the remaining 4 houses will park in the road.

If I were the OP's neighbour-across-the-road and had a disabled person with me, I would like to park outside my house. Or if I had a hundredweight of shopping or a dozen babies/toddlers. Does the neighbour-across-the-road have something to be taken into consideration?

ExpatAl Fri 18-Jan-13 15:24:06

Well, yes, he's clearly pretty OTT about the need to park outside his own gate, but honestly I'd just let him get on with it. Is it worth all this aggro?

DontmindifIdo Fri 18-Jan-13 15:25:26

do you know anyone going away? Get them to come over, park somewhere else nearby giving you the keys, give them a lift to the airport in your car. As soon as he drives away leaving "his" space free, put this car in it. leave there for the full holiday, he'll beep, be annoyed extra but as it's noone in the road's car, it would drive him insane over the course of a fortnight holiday...

coldinthesun Fri 18-Jan-13 15:28:46

Does the neighbour-across-the-road have something to be taken into consideration?

Does it matter? The only thing to take into consideration is the fact he's an aggressive twat who threatens people.

If he did have a 'valid' reason to take into consideration, then being civilised and politely asking the neighbours to respect that would probably be fine.

Instead he breaks the law and says Kev is going to come round and get them. Therefore voiding any such argument as completely irrelevant.

MrsKeithRichards Fri 18-Jan-13 15:29:22

It's usually just him and his partner. It's my neighbour and I that can most often be seen juggling babies, shopping etc.

toffeelolly Fri 18-Jan-13 15:31:34

block the fucker in go for itgrin

NewYearNewNagoo Fri 18-Jan-13 15:35:05

If I win the lottery OP I'll buy you a camper van.

MrsKeithRichards Fri 18-Jan-13 17:01:20

WAs worried he'd maybe went into his house and had a heart attack but his lights are on so he's not dropped down dead.

lockets Fri 18-Jan-13 17:07:08

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

13Iggis Fri 18-Jan-13 17:13:33

He has clearly had it easy for too long.
Where I live people regularly use the street as a "park and ride" as is on outskirts of city. Your neighbour would have a fit.

kiwichan00 Fri 18-Jan-13 17:35:55

Have has similar situation in our opposite us and 2 down has lived here for long time, is in late 50's, has been refused permission for dropped curb by council. Used to knock on our door or stand outside shouting abuse if we parked in "his" spot...whilst I was in labour and ready to deliver, the midwife who came parked there and he was hammering in the door half an hour later when he got home, incensed that someone who' doesn't even live in the street is in my space' (midwife had sign on windscreen). I had at that point lumbered out, somewhat scantily clad and dishevelled to say the least, with frying pan in hand and we exchanged some meaningful dialogue...have never so much as heard a peep since, in spite of leaving our car there for 3 weeks while we went to France...result.

oldraver Fri 18-Jan-13 17:37:54

I live in a road where almost everyone parks on their drive, and there is usually only one car permanently on the road parked (even though he could get on his drive at the side of his other car) and a couple of other cars parked we have 100/150 metres of car free road.

So when a visitor comes and parks outside, next door but one will get his wifes car of his drive and block the car in bumper to bumper. People have had to ask him to move, the last time disturbing him eating his dinner ( a lot of the other times he eventually had to go out and move so there wasnt ever any confrontation).

I went out the last time and started taking photos that I know anotehr neighbour his cronny saw. For some reason he hasn't done it since and now smiles and says hello

kiwichan00 shock grin

TheDailyWail Fri 18-Jan-13 18:03:14

I LOVE IT kiwichan00!

The best ever way to put someone in their place. Never rile a woman in labour. grin

KatieLily12 Fri 18-Jan-13 18:20:05

Oh my word kiwichan00I just laughed so hard I woke my snoozy nursing baby.

Frying pan?!? (Dries eyes)

quoteunquote Fri 18-Jan-13 18:32:36

Could you ask the highways to mark out spaces (paint bays) so that the stretch of road is used to maximum efficiency?

Explain it is causing accident and road rage, give them all police log numbers, speak to your local councillor, explain how this simple solution would improve all the residents lives,

If you got the other residents(the nice ones) to send in a letter of support (print out a template for easy participation), you could apply enough pressure to get it done.

WhateverTrevor Fri 18-Jan-13 19:27:53

Have you actually explained to him it's a public road, and he has no more rights than anyone else? He might be so dim, he may not realise.
Anyway yanbu. Keep us updated.

Why are people like this? Its mental.

My Mums neighbour and his wife had a huge pissy fit at DP for parking outside her house (my mum has NO vehicles) as for some reason loony neighbour parks outside her house... He now waits at his window if we visit and runs out as soon as we move our car.

Dp may have --more than once-- gone out got in the car drove two doors down to the corner, turned car and re-parked just to watch the stupid twat run out, fume, and sulk back in again.

BsshBossh Fri 18-Jan-13 21:25:19

We have a neighbour like this. All on-street parking. No allocated spaces. She insists on parking outside her house. If someone else even parks halfway across her house she will curtain twitch until that person is gone then move her car half a space forwards so she's aligned with the full width of her house again. Luckily she never confronts anyone or makes a scene. I just leave her to it and never bother parking in or even half in "her space". But it's funny to watch. Poor woman must have nothing better to do at home (she's not even old - late 40s? Kids in school).

MrsKeithRichards Fri 18-Jan-13 21:42:06

His antics were kind of amusing for the first few years but he's starting to get right nippy with it.

M0naLisa Fri 18-Jan-13 21:46:06

Yes do it

MrsKeithRichards Sat 19-Jan-13 08:11:20

Well Kev made an appearance. Hammering on the door at 10pm. Dh cool as a cucumber opened the door, went out onto the doorstep and closed the door behind him. I was bricking it, poised to call police but it all looked very reasonable.

Kev said git (who is actually called Bill which we never knew) was "a fucking tosser" and was going to get him a kicking one day if he continued to threaten people with him! He said anyone can park wherever the hell they want and his mum was trying to make Bill see that but he stresses about it all the time. Dh chatted with him for a bit, turns out they worked on the same building site a while back.

So that was that really, I'll park in his space if . red be, he needs to get a grip.

MrsKeithRichards Sat 19-Jan-13 08:12:17

If need be

WeeWeeWeeAllTheWayHome Sat 19-Jan-13 08:14:34

Ha! That's brilliant. Go Kev!

lunar1 Sat 19-Jan-13 08:23:39

Brilliant update !

MadBusLady Sat 19-Jan-13 08:39:06

I knew Kev would turn out to be a goodun! How insulting must it be to be used as a threat against random people as if you were a guard dog.

DeafLeopard Sat 19-Jan-13 10:19:46

Excellent, we have similar with middle aged son across the road. He parks outside the house, but as it is on a bend it makes it really difficult to get off our drive.

A friend who is not so used to getting off our drive, once nudged his car, and he and his Mum came rushing out and pointed to damage in a completely different place and made a claim on friends insurance in spite of me being the only witness stating that she had not hit that part of the car

So now if the space is empty I take great pleasure in parking in it at all times. Like Bish and State's neighbours he rushes out and moves his car all of 20 feet as soon I move the car.

GregBishopsBottomBitch Sat 19-Jan-13 11:08:21

I have trouble just trying to get down my road, with all the lazy bastards blocking one said because they only want a 5 second walk to the supermarket.

SpicyPear Sat 19-Jan-13 11:38:41

Poor Kev. What do you think he tells Bill? "Oh yeah, I sorted them out for you", while they all roll eyes at each other. I almost feel sorry for Bill. Something missing in his life that he is so fixated on "his" parking space.

MrsKeithRichards Sat 19-Jan-13 21:47:45

I'm starting to feel sorry for Bill too, I'm as soft as shite.

blackeyedsusan Sat 19-Jan-13 21:51:46

shamelessly marks place.

this could be good!

JamieandtheMagicTorch Sat 19-Jan-13 22:06:28

Is it possible Bill may have some kind of issues - drunk/mental health/dementia?

"Is it possible Bill may have some kind of issues - drunk/mental health/dementia?"
It's always possible. But it's far more probable that he's just a bitter little man with nothing better to do with his life than obsess over what bit of tarmac his car is sheltering from the rain.

HollaAtMeBaby Sat 19-Jan-13 22:37:30

Amazing. Kev sounds like a good sort. SpicyPear I am also imagining Kev returning home dusting off his hands/perhaps affecting a slight stagger as though he's been in a massive ruck and going "phew, all sorted Bill, I don't think they'll be bothering you again" grin

Bobyan Sat 19-Jan-13 22:48:04

I heart kev smile

BluelightsAndSirens Sat 19-Jan-13 22:52:37

Great outcome.

Poor Bill is a Victor Meldrew and every one knows it apart from him sad

JamieandtheMagicTorch Sun 20-Jan-13 18:31:50


True, but that degree of obsessiveness is sad for everyone concerned, whatever the cause

PessaryPam Sun 20-Jan-13 18:42:25

What is this Moral High ground people speak of and when has the possession of it benefited anyone?

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