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To be annoyed someone is pushing my wing mirror in?

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sniffle12 Tue 24-Jan-17 09:42:10

Incredibly trivial problem alert!

At home I park ever so slightly on the pavement - but it's a wide pavement and there's definitely room for people, prams, wheelchairs and even scooters to pass. And yet someone keeps tucking in my wing mirror. AIBU to think it's a bit rude to touch someone else's car?

wettunwindee Tue 24-Jan-17 09:43:00

Take the hint. Why do you park on the pavement?

TheOtherSock Tue 24-Jan-17 09:43:04

YABU. Tuck it in yourself if you don't like it.

FireSquirrel Tue 24-Jan-17 09:45:41

Better it tucked in than knocked into and smashed off. You might feel there's enough room but for someone there obviously isn't. Tucking it in isn't going to damage it and it takes two seconds to fold back out again,

FizzBombBathTime Tue 24-Jan-17 09:45:43

Maybe someone with a double pram or something else big goes past regularly and doesn't want to scratch it?

Sirzy Tue 24-Jan-17 09:46:32

Better that than it being knocked off/scratched.

Perhaps there isn't as much space as you think?

Soubriquet Tue 24-Jan-17 09:47:08

Stop parking on the path!

lokisglowstickofdestiny1 Tue 24-Jan-17 09:47:12

It doesn't matter how wide the pavement is - its not designed for parking. Tuck your own mirror in if you are so worried about it or don't park there. I'm glad our council is about to ban parking on pavements - causes damage that we have to pay for via council tax and causes obstructions.

FireSquirrel Tue 24-Jan-17 09:47:15

(Posted too soon) yes, it is trivial. If anything it sounds like they're being considerate. If the thought of someone touching your car bothers you that much, fold the mirror in yourself or park off the bloody pavement.

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Tue 24-Jan-17 09:47:17

Tuck it in yourself.
One day it will get bent back and broken

Redglitter Tue 24-Jan-17 09:48:38

I'd say it's ruder to park on the pavement

MackerelOfFact Tue 24-Jan-17 09:48:47

Surely the whole point of foldable mirrors is so they can be tucked away to avoid them getting knocked? Would you prefer people to knock them instead?

I'm also not sure it's 'rude' to touch someone else's car. Are people who put leaflets under your windscreen rude as well?

Funnyface1 Tue 24-Jan-17 09:49:02

Paths are for people, prams etc. Someone is trying to tell you that.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 24-Jan-17 09:50:07

It's incredibly twattish to park on the pavement - that is a far greater crime.

TheOtherSock Tue 24-Jan-17 09:51:04

I mean, it could be worse. People park ridiculously where I live, so the pavements are often only just wide enough to get through. DP is wider than me and if there's a wing mirror he just walks where he can and if a wing mirror is in the way, it gets pushed back by his sheer bulk (if the car is facing the other way and would get damaged by being pushed, he contorts himself to get round or walks in the road, but when it's not going to cause damage he just walks on through).

wettunwindee Tue 24-Jan-17 09:52:49

that is a far greater crime

I'm sure you weren't being literal but, it is only a crime in London and Exeter (I think).

That's why Iasked why the OP was.

harderandharder2breathe Tue 24-Jan-17 09:53:33

Don't park on the pavement then

TizzyDongue Tue 24-Jan-17 09:54:30

How much is 'ever so slighly' when parked on the pavement?

blueskyinmarch Tue 24-Jan-17 09:55:12

I agree with other posters. Don't park on the pavement then people won't need to push your mirror in.

Scarydinosaurs Tue 24-Jan-17 09:56:27

Would you rather they knocked it off??

BarryTheKestrel Tue 24-Jan-17 09:57:37

Firstly don't park on the pavement.

Secondly wet if it is a crime in Exeter, half the population do not know about it. The amount of cars parked on pavements in that city is ridiculous. I dread visiting DM for that exact reason, it's impossible to get anywhere with a pram due to the cars in pavements!

sniffle12 Tue 24-Jan-17 09:58:16

Gosh that's me told! I didn't know there was such passion about pavement parking smile But the pavements are literally massive and the road itself not very wide - its an old Victorian street. So everybody on the street pavement parks or cars wouldn't be able to pass. I guess I'll just have to tuck my own wing mirror in because as it is, I don't know if someone is politely tucking it in or absolutely slamming into it.

wettunwindee Tue 24-Jan-17 10:00:23

@BarryTheKstrel - it is.

BobbieDog Tue 24-Jan-17 10:01:48

Is anyone elses tucked in or is it just yours?

WaitrosePigeon Tue 24-Jan-17 10:02:08

I would be roughly putting it in. And I do.

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