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AIBU to get annoyed at delivery man and neighbour

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ChillySunday Mon 25-Jan-16 13:31:46

Sat here browsing mumsnet and look up out my window to see a man wheeling some kind of appliance over my front garden to deliver to next door. Can't go up the drive as neighbour's car is parked on it.

Surely she should have moved her car as she would have known he was coming. If I am having a delivery I move my car so that there is no need to go over the grass and it my pissing garden.

I know it is not a major problem but fed up people trampling all over. Passenger has to stand on our garden when they get out of the car. Visitors walk diagonally across the garden as there is no room to walk up the drive. Wouldn't be so annoying if they attempted to stick as near to the car as possible.

MaisyMooMoo Mon 25-Jan-16 13:32:58

YANBU that would really annoy me too.

hellsbellsmelons Mon 25-Jan-16 13:34:30

Can you put a nice picket fence around your garden so this can't happen?

BYOSnowman Mon 25-Jan-16 13:34:41

Could you put a fence? That would really irritate me too!

RidersOnTheStorm Mon 25-Jan-16 13:35:35

Another vote for a fence.

eternalopt Mon 25-Jan-16 13:39:07

Yep. Shorty fence or planted borders is what you need.

pictish Mon 25-Jan-16 13:41:18

It's trivial but admittedly this would annoy me too. Fence?

ChillySunday Mon 25-Jan-16 13:43:08

Something in the deeds about not having fences in the front garden.

I know it is not the end of the world but if they had come and asked I probably would have said yes (while secretly seething that they can't be bothered to move the car!)

gamerchick Mon 25-Jan-16 13:44:45


dementedpixie Mon 25-Jan-16 13:45:56

Big decorative stones?

PaulAnkaTheDog Mon 25-Jan-16 13:46:53

That would piss me off so so much!

ChillySunday Mon 25-Jan-16 13:47:03

Was thinking about a nice border of short dense bushes. Might stop half the dogs shitting on garden as well.

Doubt my DH will agree it to as he wants to extend the drop kerb and put additional off road parking so won't want to go to any effort. It will be even worse when there is block paving to walk on

PaulAnkaTheDog Mon 25-Jan-16 13:47:19

Put a sign up?

MaisyMooMoo Mon 25-Jan-16 13:49:05

How about installing a sprinkler and trigger it by remote control when you see someone crossing the garden grin

pictish Mon 25-Jan-16 13:52:09

Put something like this is the middle. Something people would have to walk around. It's a visual barrier.

Quoteunquote Mon 25-Jan-16 13:53:12

This is the most beautiful and enjoyable solution, plant a row and it will be impassable.

liz70 Mon 25-Jan-16 13:53:25

Yes, a row of shrubs in planters would be ideal - no planning objections to that.

liz70 Mon 25-Jan-16 13:56:24

I say tubs or planters in case there's any arsiness over planting permanent large plants in ground.

ThumbWitchesAbroad Mon 25-Jan-16 13:57:28

I'd get some berberis shrubs. Pretty leaves, nice colours and fuck-off big thorns.

StayWithMe Mon 25-Jan-16 14:02:41

I'd get some berberis shrubs. Pretty leaves, nice colours and fuck-off big thorns.

Taking note of that name as the scum next door are encouraging their feral child (past caring if that offends) to break branches in order to create a hole in the shared hedge.

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Mon 25-Jan-16 14:04:52

Get a large dog, on a chain, that just reaches the edge of your garden.

Chopstheduck Mon 25-Jan-16 14:06:56

Get a scarecrow sprayer!

We had one because next doors cats kept pooing on our veggie patch. You could even tell your neighbours you've had issues with anima poo on the lawn.

liz70 Mon 25-Jan-16 14:08:23

" a large dog, on a chain, that just reaches the edge of your garden."

I do hope you're TTP. hmm

Catanddogmake6 Mon 25-Jan-16 14:09:34

Was also going to suggest berberis - pretty but vicious.

gamerchick Mon 25-Jan-16 14:13:44

I laughed longer than necessary at that vid grin

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