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DesperatelySeekingPomBears Thu 04-Oct-12 08:28:43

Just for the record, I know its a small problem etc etc but I was just wondering if anyone would think this was an okay thing to do.

NDNs are generally lovely, friendly etc. However recently DP got rid of his car and, while he looks for another one, he is taking mine to work.

We have a double driveway and every morning, as soon as DP leaves for work, NDN puts his wife's car onto our drive. Right up against the garage doors. Every morning.

Now, I can see that this makes things easier for them as they park one behind the other on their single drive so it prevents them having to juggle cars. However, they never ask which I find... Well... A bit rude to be honest.

AIBU to think they could ask to make sure I don't need to be in my garage or that I'm not expecting visitors?

Sparklingbrook Thu 04-Oct-12 17:31:07

Halloween's coming. Just a thought wink

DesperatelySeekingPomBears Thu 04-Oct-12 18:46:29

Lol sparkling, that would be perfect.

However, DP has bought a car this evening and is collecting it tomorrow night. The drive and my car are mine. All miiiiine.

Sparklingbrook Thu 04-Oct-12 18:48:41

Yesssss!!!!! Get your cones out. grin

Pochemuchka Thu 04-Oct-12 18:58:52

Please collect your new car and park it on their drive, then ask if it is an inconvenience when they want it moved!

AlmostAHipster Thu 04-Oct-12 19:07:49

I'm in the NE too! Please let me come round - we can all have a picnic on her drive. I have bunting <hopeful>

notanaxemurderer Thu 04-Oct-12 19:08:59

I would continue to toy with them after you've received the new car.

Ostentatiously pack it up as if you're going away for a long trip. Then drive around the block slowly. By the time you've returned they will be in your driveway. Ask them to move. Repeat x100.

But that's only if you're petty and at a loose end - like I often am.

Sparklingbrook Thu 04-Oct-12 19:10:09

I would probably wash the new car quite a lot. wink

dysfunctionalme Thu 04-Oct-12 23:22:44

When their car is parked on your driveway, is there anyway at all you could have a friend visit and park on their driveway?

Collaborate Thu 04-Oct-12 23:26:15

Just block them in. And then refuse to move for them when they want to move it.

Or get a skip delivered.

Brycie Thu 04-Oct-12 23:28:30

After reading the first page, I would suggest parking diagonally across the drive. Will now read rest . Yes they are being rude.

Brycie Thu 04-Oct-12 23:29:18

New car much more fun solution than diagonal parking!

NeDeLaMer Thu 04-Oct-12 23:32:29

I've just gone all wet in the crotch weak at the knees - big, broad, rugby playing Geordie for a DH envy - worry less about the car parking and enjoy your DH grin

Maybe your neighbours are just incredibly jealous?!

Did a deep hole - shove your neighbours in it... you'll be doing all of us a favour.

WasLostNowAmFound Thu 04-Oct-12 23:44:52

Put a ^*FOR SALE*' sign on their car.

WasLostNowAmFound Thu 04-Oct-12 23:46:29

Having a bad day.

FOR SALE sign, obviously.

doinmummy Fri 05-Oct-12 00:36:59

Hang your washing out on her washing line .

saffronwblue Fri 05-Oct-12 02:53:02

It is very Goldilocks, isn't it? Why not send your large DH over to sleep in their bed and sit in their chair and eat their porridge?

Runningblue Fri 05-Oct-12 03:57:59

If you have a double driveway and one car could you treat yourself to a nice skip or a delivery of gravel/ sand? Would block their spot nicely! Cheeky buggers...

Jacksmania Fri 05-Oct-12 05:20:47

I'm marking my place, can't wait to see what happens tomorrow grin

BitOutOfPractice Fri 05-Oct-12 08:38:34

Could you mock up one of those "police aware" signs for abandoned cars, put it on theirs and then have an ostentatiously loud conversation on your phone saying "yes officer, 11:30 will be a good time for the recovery truck". Then look puzzled when they rush out to say it's theirs

DesperatelySeekingPomBears Fri 05-Oct-12 10:05:59

Literally snorting with laughter at some of the suggestions on here. I'm tempted most by the for sale sign...

That or I'm seriously considering hopping the garden fence and going for a bounce on their new, ginormous trampoline.

TandB Fri 05-Oct-12 10:16:03

How weird and rude.

I think you just need to bug em into submission if you don't want an all out fight about it.

Just go round every time they put it there and say 'please can you move your car". With no explanation or reason. They will inevitably say 'why?' and you just say 'because it is on my drive' with a puzzled look on your face. Don't give them any reasons or excuses - that is just creating an opening for negotiation or argument. Just absolutely factual every time. Move your car. Because it is on my drive.

Irritate them enough and it won't be worth their while to keep doing it.

TandB Fri 05-Oct-12 10:17:09

And I am a small Geordie and would be more than happy to put on my best accent and form a northern posse with your husband. I am quote arsey on occasion.....

Ithinkitsjustme Fri 05-Oct-12 10:22:17

A few nails on the drive on a regular basis might do the trick grin

Ithinkitsjustme Fri 05-Oct-12 10:23:34

Or drive round for 10 minutes and when they have parked, block them in with your new car - which they won't recogise

DesperatelySeekingPomBears Fri 05-Oct-12 10:33:52

I'm quite liking the idea of a posse of northern MNers

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