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to be livid at someone parking in our off street parking and using it as a carwash?!

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Guntie Mon 18-Feb-13 14:17:29

For the last 3 weeks when I come and go there has been a white van parked in our off street parking spot. Normally my DH parks there but he has be driving to work recently so it has been free.

So, this opportunist has taken it upon themselves to park there everyday once my DH goes to work.

I typically see the van when I am coming and going from appointments and have never seen the person.

This morning when I was on the way to the doctor I could hear someone using our external tap. When I went outside there was the driver with buckets and soap using our water cleaning his van in our car parking spot?!

AIBU to think WTF is this person doing on my property, in my car park, bringing buckets and soap using my water to clean their f'ing van?!

As I came out he just looked at me and continued on washing the van covering our front garden with soap suds and mess. I was flabbergasted and didn't say anything to him. I was doing urine hold for the doctors appointment and didn't want to wet myself in front of him

I thought given he had been rumbled he might leave and not come back. Not so. When I came back from my doctors appointment his (Very clean) van was still there.

I emailed my DH to make sure he hadn't rented the car park to anyone and he hasn't but he equally couldn't seem to care less that someone is on our property, using it as their personal car park and washing facility hmm

WorraLiberty Mon 18-Feb-13 14:36:34

So you needed a wee...I get that.

But it's still a piss poor excuse for not having a very quick word.

Sugarice Mon 18-Feb-13 14:37:18

I know you're pregnant but don't be a walkover.

Tell him to get off your property, I see you say you're skint so probably don't want to pay for a barrier to stop him accessing your drive.

In that case threaten him with the police and mean it as he sounds hard faced and will probably call your bluff to see if you really do.

ExitPursuedByABear Mon 18-Feb-13 14:37:41

The cheeky bastard. I am speechless at the audacity. I currently have a parked car that is winding me up but I have no real redress, so I need to vent on somewhere. Get out there and leave a large note telling him to do one.

Will the police bother?

zzzzz Mon 18-Feb-13 14:37:55

Well stop being such a wuss and tell him to move his car and stop using your water.


HoHoHoNoYouDont Mon 18-Feb-13 14:38:06

OP, I can't believe you're DH isn't bothered. I bet he would be if this cheeky git turned out to be an opportunist thief and broke into your house!

I just can't believe the cheek of some people. Talk about front.

fluffyraggies Mon 18-Feb-13 14:38:14

"My DH literally couldn't care less."

What what???


ZenNudist Mon 18-Feb-13 14:38:57

What others said. Note under windscreen and if necessary install bollard

HoHoHoNoYouDont Mon 18-Feb-13 14:39:26

(grin) at fluffyraggies posts.

Guntie Mon 18-Feb-13 14:39:38

I know I should have resolved the issue from the start. I have been meaning to ask my DH about it for the last few weeks and it has completely slipped my mind.

I couldn't confront him this morning when I saw him as I had to get to the doctors and was doing a pee hold. I was in agony and really needed to get to the doctors straight away. (UTI if you must know).

HoHoHoNoYouDont Mon 18-Feb-13 14:39:41

Or even grin !!!

TheSeniorWrangler Mon 18-Feb-13 14:40:08

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

atthewelles Mon 18-Feb-13 14:40:25

I agree with other posters. Put a note on his windscreen telling him he is parked on private property and if his van is parked there again you will have it towed away.

SPBInDisguise Mon 18-Feb-13 14:40:27


cherryonthetop2013 Mon 18-Feb-13 14:40:47

Next time he parks there block him in so he's got to come and knock on your door to ask you to move your car. Then you can use the opportunity to say something like "f off and park somewhere else!"

Rooneyisalwaysmoaning Mon 18-Feb-13 14:40:54

You need a wheel clamp. Or a notice advertising that you'll use one on anything parked there.

I don't understand why you have allowed this to continue.

Whoknowswhocares Mon 18-Feb-13 14:41:02

I imagine its more a case of 'dh literally doesn't want to sort it out in case of unpleasantness

One of you is going to have to find some balls. As you are pregnant, I suggest it be him!

Rooneyisalwaysmoaning Mon 18-Feb-13 14:41:29

also how is holding your urine a good thing if you have a UTI?

zzzzz Mon 18-Feb-13 14:42:30

So just deal with it next time you see him. Your bladder won't always be a priority.

maisiejoe123 Mon 18-Feb-13 14:43:12

Women up! Either a cheery 'this is a private parking space and that tap belongs to me' or more firm but FGS - dont do nothing....

Meaning to ask about your DH for the last few weeks.... This needs sorting out now

DinglebertWangledack Mon 18-Feb-13 14:43:59

I'd sling a bucket of dirty water over his van and leave a note saying thats what you get for parking on my property you twat but then again I am pregnant and hormonal too and theres no mother earth bollocks about me either!

WoTmania Mon 18-Feb-13 14:44:28

In that case technically what he's doing is theft (the water). Leave a note, if the van reappears have a word with him. Are there wheelie bins you could put on the drive as a deterrant.

pingu2209 Mon 18-Feb-13 14:45:26

I would smear large amounts of mud over his clean van. In fact I may even be tempted by poo smearing - but that is disgusting and I couldn't bear the smell whilst doing it.

SashaSashays Mon 18-Feb-13 14:48:33

LOL, this thread has given me a much needed boost, whoever posted 'wild with rage', thanks grin

If he isn't there and you aren't sure where he's gone (am assuming it must be near by) leave a note.

Otherwise wait until you see him and tell him to move his fucking van.

Can you turn the water off to that tap? Also can you put the bins or your own car in the space?

SquirtedPerfumeUpNoseInBoots Mon 18-Feb-13 14:48:44

Oh, a parking thread about a real parking problem for once!

I think I'd call non-emergency number only if the note-leaving didnt deter him.

Good luck OP, with the parking, the UTI, and new baby.

Rooneyisalwaysmoaning Mon 18-Feb-13 14:49:28

way to escalate a problem hmm

there are grown up ways of sorting out this sort of thing, people.

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