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Gah! I probably am. Parking.

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RudeElf Tue 23-Feb-16 18:00:58

New house. New build development still in progress. Each house will eventually have two parking space. It is currently still a building site and builders vehicles on site parking wherever every day. Lorries requiring access. No defined parking spaces yet.

So my house is a semi. The rear looks out onto the building site. Its a small development and next door are the end of the site. So no one needs past their house to get anywhere, its just a wall. When i moved in i happened to break my foot on the same day so my dad brought my car over. Neighbour was parked with the side of his car parallel to his back fence which is just a straight line with my fence, the front of his car parallel with the wall that is the boundary for the site. There was a space beside his car so my dad parked my car there and it made sense to me as it meant neighbour didnt have to manoeuvre round my car to get out which he would have to do if i parked behind his car parallel to my fence as he had parked. When my guests arrived they parked behind my car so not blocking in neighbour. This has been happening for 4 weeks. I am finally driving again and the first time i took my car out I came back to neighbour having moved his car so it was parked diagonally across the two spaces his and mine were previously occupying with the front of his car directed towards his fence. I took it as a hint i wasnt to park there again so i parked with the rear of my car against my fence as his car seemed to be indicating thats what should be happening. Today i come home and neighbour has moved his car back to the way it originally was and there was a builder's vehicle with trailer in the space next to him meaning if i parked in my new method it would be a impossible for him to get out so i pulled up behind his car and parked parallel with my fence. As i was going in to the house he came out and said that he parked the way he had the other night (diagonally) because when the site is completed thats how the spaces will be. Each house will have two spaces for cars to park with front of car facing fence. And that he didnt want any of his guests to be blocking me in. This is fine, i have no problem with this, however the site is currently a third of the size it will be, there are site guards up blocking off what will be our driveways, there are builders vehicles and lorries in every day and what this idiot hasnt seemed to realise is that if my guests park the way he is indicating i should park (parellel to fence) then my guests will be blocking him in! Whereas if i park beside him his guest can park behind him and block no-one in and mine can do the same. Never mind the fact that as soon as the builders are back in the morning they will use that empty space beside his car, my car will be behind his and he will be blocked in. Anyway, i've done what ive been told and parked behind him.

There is no AIBU there is there? confused

Ok AIBU to think my neighbour is an idiot and does he really think that i'm going to be parking in his drive when the site is finished?

LifeofI Tue 23-Feb-16 18:29:17

This is so long just for parking

Lweji Tue 23-Feb-16 18:31:53

Sorry, I'm lost. Any chance of a drawing?

ZiggyFartdust Tue 23-Feb-16 18:32:50

I have no idea what you are talking about, but I advise simply not parking like a dick and hoping he does the same.

TheSkiingGardener Tue 23-Feb-16 18:34:43

He's an idiot. Obviously you need to adapt as the site gets completed and until then use some common sense!

MyKingdomForBrie Tue 23-Feb-16 18:34:44

I cannot make sense of that without several diagrams OP! Just smile and nod to keep relations friendly!

RudeElf Tue 23-Feb-16 18:42:59

Ok fantastic diagram as requested.

This is how he is suggesting we park. Originally my car was parked beside his. It meant that his guests parked behind his car only blocking him and my guests parked behind my car only blocking me. With his suggestion, if i have guests who park beside my car they are blocking him and any of his guests in. In the morning there is likely to be a builder who will use the space next to his car and my car will be behind his car and he will be blocked in.

RudeElf Tue 23-Feb-16 18:43:53

Oh yes i was breezy and garbled something about it being a bit chaotic with all the building going on.

ProfGrammaticus Tue 23-Feb-16 18:45:30

"Just for parking?!" This is mumsnet!

Beth2511 Tue 23-Feb-16 18:47:42

Let him get blocked in and realise what you are trying to say and then it might sink to him!

Owllady Tue 23-Feb-16 18:49:03

There are 20 site guards? All standing diagonally?
Is your neighbour Mr bean?

<this wine has gone to my head>

Don't feed the parking monsters

RudeElf Tue 23-Feb-16 18:50:04

Well yes natural consequences and all that. He actually didnt say inwas to park like that but if i was to park at a 90 degree angle (like the spaces will be when site is finished then he would be totally blocked and he clearly doesnt want me parking beside him what with the not so subtle diagonal parking that first night.

RudeElf Tue 23-Feb-16 18:51:08

Yes 20 site guards. They've had gin so are a bit skee whiff. wink

Bogeyface Tue 23-Feb-16 18:51:45

Sorry, no help here as I am sniggering at you having a semi.

Lweji Tue 23-Feb-16 18:51:47

What Beth2511 said.
When he gets blocked in he might change his mind.

RudeElf Tue 23-Feb-16 18:55:52

grin bogey. Well full disclosure and all that wink

RhiWrites Tue 23-Feb-16 19:06:53

Do it his way. He'll figure it out. grin then you can say sweetly "yes the original way does make more sense"

Bogeyface Tue 23-Feb-16 19:08:08

grin sorry!

Having actually concentrated I agree, let him get blocked in.

and wave your semi in his face

Maryz Tue 23-Feb-16 19:09:24

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

FoolsAndJesters Tue 23-Feb-16 19:11:31

I like detailed parking threads. confused and the OPs diagram is good. I would have liked three diagrams though. grin

One - showing how you were first parked when u moved in
Two - showing how his car was parked when you returned after your trip to find his car parked diagonally
Three - showing how you are parking it now

He sounds like a plonker. Fortunately it sounds like a situation that will,resolve itself eventually.

FoolsAndJesters Tue 23-Feb-16 19:12:59


RudeElf Tue 23-Feb-16 19:15:37

and wave your semi in his face


Yes maybe after a few days of not being able to get out he'll concede he was wrong? <wishful thinking> and of course i'll be the asshole when one of my guests blocks him or his guests in. hmm ah well. I tried the right way, he didnt like it.

I'll draw new diagrams to complay with all requests. Give me a mo.

RudeElf Tue 23-Feb-16 19:15:53

Complay? confused

RudeElf Tue 23-Feb-16 19:25:42

Parking scenarios

RudeElf Tue 23-Feb-16 19:26:24

For bogey

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