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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?

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?

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


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

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

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

I heart kev smile

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

WhereYouLeftIt Sat 19-Jan-13 22:26:17

"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.

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

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

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

shamelessly marks place.

this could be good!

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Brilliant update !

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

Ha! That's brilliant. Go Kev!

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

If need be

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.

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

Yes do it

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.

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).

StateofConfusion Fri 18-Jan-13 19:38:12

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.

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.

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.

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)

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

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