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To box her car in on purpose

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mrsnoodle55 Sun 23-Jun-13 09:13:39

Background-we live on a main road with on street parking, next to a retirement bungalow which is the end house. Different people have come and gone from this bungalow but we have all got along, all parked considerately etc to the effect we have all squeezed in.

The latest occupant (of 3 weeks) has decided that she will park about 2 metres (just less than a car's length) from the end of the parking section, meaning we are all pushed along and some of us can't fit. I am fed up of parking miles away lugging shopping and babies across roads whilst she hogs 2 spaces.

First of all we tried being pleasant, asking her to move up. She did, at first, ungracefully! Last time we asked her she slammed the door in DP's face-and he was carrying baby which i thought was pretty nasty. She says she has mobilty issues ie she can't walk the extra metre she would need to by moving up-but unfortunately for her I saw her at the local market car boot lugging heavy boxes from her car carrying them a fair distance to her stall - so I am a wee bit cynical about that!

Is it petty to ramp my car up on the kerb in front of hers to box her in and hope she takes the hint?

mrsnoodle55 Mon 24-Jun-13 13:19:06

I like your style peterparker (actually considering it as a serious option..)

helenthemadex Mon 24-Jun-13 13:54:59

box her in and when she knocks on your door, slam the door on her

BegoniaBampot Mon 24-Jun-13 14:01:07

Have no mercy, she sounds like a twat!

WMittens Mon 24-Jun-13 21:25:23

I don't go into cafes and drop crap all over the floor and tread it into the carpet for them to clean. But LEGALLY I could.

Not so sure on that, you could probably be done for a public order offence,_alarm_or_distress

AndHarry Mon 24-Jun-13 21:42:37

Absolutely YANBU. I live in a road like this and bad parkers are so annoying. I suppose I could always work harder and nice house to a place with a driveway hmm

parakeet Mon 24-Jun-13 22:07:54

Are you all mad? If she is parking legally, then leave her alone.

She is only occupying one more space than you would like. Suppose a new family moved to your street who had two cars? Would you knock on their door and ask them to sell one?

SirChenjin Mon 24-Jun-13 22:11:28

She is parking legally but she is parking inconsiderately. As said upthread, what you have the right to do and what you should do as an adult who considers others, esp. your neighbours who appear to be pretty decent, are often 2 different things.

She only has one car, so that's a moot point.

gallicgirl Mon 24-Jun-13 22:23:04

If she has mobility issues maybe she just struggles to park effectively. Perhaps it would be more neighbourly passive aggressive to ask her if she would like you to park her car for her given that she can't do it right?

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 24-Jun-13 22:29:50

Living near a village full of well off elderly people in shiny 4x4s, Id say she probably doesn't have a clue how to park, can barely manoeuvre the thing and generally doesn't give a shit! <<bitter>>

SirChenjin Mon 24-Jun-13 22:32:42

I don't think she has mobility issues - see the OP - but she does drive a 4x4 and therefore needs the additional space. Apparently. Probably. Or something.

SquinkiesRule Tue 25-Jun-13 02:50:54

I don't think she has mobility issues, it was said earlier, she was seen hauling boxes to and from the car quite a distance at the car boot sale. Box her in OP.

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