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I found a really passive-aggressive note on a car...

(73 Posts)
KatamariDamacy Thu 16-May-19 16:20:38

In really neat handwriting for someone so annoyed.

I promise that it is not my car, and I did not write the note.

WorraLiberty Thu 16-May-19 16:22:51

That's not passive aggressive in the slightest confused

It's polite, clear and informative. Really well written imo.

Tensixtysix Thu 16-May-19 16:24:03

Hope it's not a one off visitor because they might take offence where none has been given and will dig up the grass, just because they are horrible!

Hollowvictory Thu 16-May-19 16:25:33

It's not passive aggressive. It's polite but assertive.

RedSheep73 Thu 16-May-19 16:26:08

That's not passive aggressive, that's an awful lot politer than I would have been!

Cornettoninja Thu 16-May-19 16:26:25

So don’t park on the grass...

KatamariDamacy Thu 16-May-19 16:29:30

I dunno. If someone said to me,”I’m sure you’re not an ignorant person but...” I’d not take it as polite. It was a darn sight less bad than most of the parking round here.

NoSauce Thu 16-May-19 16:42:41

Could have been a lot worse. Why did you park on the grass?

BlueSkiesLies Thu 16-May-19 16:47:14

It’s is pass ag. “I’m sure you’re not an ignorant person” fuck off

“Hi. This grass seed has been newly laid. Please don’t park here again as driving/parking will ruin the seed. Thanks!”

PuppyMonkey Thu 16-May-19 16:48:30

Well, I’d argue that all notes like this are passive aggressive. I mean otherwise what’s the point of writing them at all? If your intention was politeness, you’d not bother writing a note. grin

floribunda18 Thu 16-May-19 16:50:25

If there isn't a sign saying "don't park on the grass" then they may have assumed it was ok to park there, especially if other cars were parked on grass. You can't see grass seed very well unless you are looking for it.

RubberTreePlant Thu 16-May-19 16:51:20

* If someone said to me,”I’m sure you’re not an ignorant person but...” I’d not take it as polite.*

Quite.

Very PA opener.

Itwouldtakemuchmorethanthis Thu 16-May-19 16:59:13

Perhaps they are ignorant of the grass seed?

EleanorLavish Thu 16-May-19 17:04:56

Twice people have left notes on my car that were horribly rude and sweary. And both times I was parked exactly between the lines of a proper spot.confused
The last one was recently at a McDonalds, where I'd taken a few wee ones after a party. A car was parked well over the front of their space, and angled right over the next spot. I managed to get in to the space beside them perfectly between the lines. Off we went.
Came back to the car to a really ranty,outraged,sweary note, calling me a rude fucking c**t and to learn to park properly.
When they looked like they'd parked with a blindfold on!!

EleanorLavish Thu 16-May-19 17:05:21

I don't think that was PA note by the way,sorry.

MyKingdomForBrie Thu 16-May-19 17:10:01

I think that's perfectly nicely put and the driver was a twat for parking there.

PlatypusPie Thu 16-May-19 17:12:50

Polite note - not ' really passive agresssive'

TheRedBarrows Thu 16-May-19 17:13:31

I think it is very ignorant to park on grass seed, newly laid.

The note is trying to be polite but "you have parked on newly laid grass seed on grass which is valued by local residents. Please be more careful in future" would be better.

EL8888 Thu 16-May-19 17:15:13

Under the circumstances l think it was polite. Who parks on grass anyway?! Unless it’s your own lawn but someone else’s is a liberty

RubberTreePlant Thu 16-May-19 17:15:55

* I think it is very ignorant to park on grass seed, newly laid.*

You can't even say that without knowing a lot more about the area, the driver, the circumstances.

Grass seed is not going to apparent to a motorist and might well just look like an earth verge and therefore preferable to, say, a grass verge.

L1nkedOut Thu 16-May-19 17:17:18

I agree with the others. That is very direct communication.

BarrenFieldofFucks Thu 16-May-19 17:18:10

I think it is pretty pass agg tbh. And grass seed isn't the least bit obvious, so unless there is a sign or some generally accepted norm in the area that parking there isn't done the author comes across as a bit on an arse.

BarrenFieldofFucks Thu 16-May-19 17:18:33

'of' an arse, not 'on' an arse.

IvanaPee Thu 16-May-19 17:18:42

The note is fine and you should take more care about where you park. 🤷‍♀️

WorraLiberty Thu 16-May-19 17:19:31

I dunno. If someone said to me,”I’m sure you’re not an ignorant person but...” I’d not take it as polite. It was a darn sight less bad than most of the parking round here.

Well what the person did was ignorant but that doesn't necessarily mean they are an ignorant person.

So again, straight to the point, polite and giving the driver the benefit of doubt.

I don't think comparing it to worse parking is the way to go, as it sounds as though the bar is pretty low there.

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