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AIBU - Car on Drive

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soselfopinionated Sat 15-Oct-16 14:03:25

My first AIBU, I cannot believe it - and, guess what?? I have a strange car parked on my driveway! Didn't think it would ever happen to me..... but it has and, yes, it has really pissed me off!! Not only that, but there is gravel between my kitchen window and the driveway and the owner of the car has tried to park in my kitchen! Seriously, I could reach out of my window and touch it. I am now sitting at kitchen table, daring not to leave in case they come back and get it. Need advice on what to write on a note and how to stick it on...... There is plenty of car park space on road, they obviously were not going to my house and there is nothing around us they would want to leave the car and walk to, so why???? And tell me (nicely please) AIBU??

Nanasueathome Sat 15-Oct-16 14:05:21

You need to get someone to park behind it

Watto1 Sat 15-Oct-16 14:05:28

Do you have a friend or neighbour who could come and block them in with their car?

soselfopinionated Sat 15-Oct-16 14:07:22

My neighbour, who really would, is not in this weekend - in fact her driveway is completely free, mine already has a car on it so why choose mine??? Thinking of phoning my son to bring his car down. Don't think my car alone would block it.

Stilltryingtobeme Sat 15-Oct-16 14:07:35

Is that not trespassing?

I'd take photos, license plate, make, model etc. Then I'd wait until they got back. Maybe block them in?

Depending on their response would depend on mine; daughter having a baby, lives down the road and you were in a hurry? Fine. Just being a dick? Threaten to call the police.

But then I've spent all week chasing cars from the entrance to my drive so I can actually use it (plenty of parking nearby but apparently they like that spot) so I may be a bit bitter....


MilkTwoSugarsThanks Sat 15-Oct-16 14:08:56

A diagram is needed. All threads about parking need a diagram. Preferably in colour.

Thank you.

IsThatYouPaul Sat 15-Oct-16 14:09:26

Maybe you've won a car. Does it have a big red ribbon tied across the bonnet?

ImissGrannyW Sat 15-Oct-16 14:09:50

<runs for popcorn>

bloodyteenagers Sat 15-Oct-16 14:09:51

Block in and go out. Or block in and have an impromptu party so none of you can legally drive

KinkyAfro Sat 15-Oct-16 14:10:37

What makes people think this is OK? It's so rude and I wouldn't dream of it angry

ImissGrannyW Sat 15-Oct-16 14:11:05

<Rush back, settles down, offers round (it's sweet and salty)>

Hmmm the note.

"Hello. Why have you parked on my drive?"

CharminglyGawky Sat 15-Oct-16 14:11:38

If your neighbour is on holiday maybe it is a friend of your neighbour who asked if they could park on their drive as obviously your neighbour won't be using it this week.... But they got the wrong drive! I have actually heard of this happening a few times before!

themindbogglesallthetime Sat 15-Oct-16 14:12:37

Are the doors locked? If not I'd sit in it, adjust the seats and mirrors to your fitting, if & when the owner comes back & asks what your doing just say admiring my new car!

HobnailsandTaffeta Sat 15-Oct-16 14:12:58

If it's that close to your kitchen window/wall it won't have any room to manoeuvre out if you put your car directly behind right up to the dumper.

Then just stick a note to the window that says:

"What the Fuck?" With your phone number.

soselfopinionated Sat 15-Oct-16 14:14:05

It's not just me, is it?? I wouldn't have the nerve.... Or I would at least ask in an emergency! And plenty of parking space on the road so just cannot see why?
MilkTwo - would love to share a diagram, but would not know where to start on putting it on here!

UsedToBeAPaxmanFan Sat 15-Oct-16 14:14:38

Do you live near a sporting venue? My dh uses "park on my drive" (website where people rent out their drives) when he goes to Wembley etc. He is always paranoid that he has parked on the wrong driveway and will come back to be confronted by a very angry householder.

GlitteryFluff Sat 15-Oct-16 14:15:17

We need a diagram!

soselfopinionated Sat 15-Oct-16 14:15:33

themindboggles - been outside, taken photos and checked the doors - all locked!

Roussette Sat 15-Oct-16 14:16:54

OP You're not going to believe this.

I was just thinking... oh, we could do with a good parking thread... and there you were!

Hope the mystery gets solved! but not too soon. I need some twists and turns before that grin

brummiesue Sat 15-Oct-16 14:17:05

I cant believe people actually do this!! Find a relative/friend/anyone's car and block the fucker in!!!!

WicksEnd Sat 15-Oct-16 14:17:27

Draw diagram.
Take photo of picture
Post picture by clicking on the option below message box.
= happy MNetters.

Watto1 Sat 15-Oct-16 14:17:33

This happened to Dsis. She arrived home early from work as she was unwell and found a car on her drive. She parked across the front of it and went in. TWO HOURS later there was the inevitable knock on the door. The car owner was astonished that Dsis was annoyed as she had parked there every day for the last month without a problem! If Dsis hadn't come home ill that day, the woman would probably still be using the drive as a free parking spot.

PoppyPicklesPenguin Sat 15-Oct-16 14:17:39

I've written about this many times before, used to happen to me all the time in my old house in London

Nursery next door and one particular woman thought it was ok to park on my drive and actually block me in!

I'd love to have the balls in this situation to get some toothpaste and write "this is not an NCP" on the windscreen

It's so bloody rude

StealthPolarBear Sat 15-Oct-16 14:18:08

Place marking

rollonthesummer Sat 15-Oct-16 14:18:33

Diagram please! Can you block them in with your car?

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