Would you be mad...?

@breepeace (3028)
Canada
August 20, 2007 10:49pm CST
.. if you got home and you couldn't park in your spot because someone else was parked there? I got home yesterday after spending the weekend at my boyfriend's house and there was a motorhome with trailer attached and a small car parked in front of my house where my car goes. I can't park anywhere else close to my house since most of my neighbours are quite anal about parking in front of their own, so I would be forced to park over a block away if I can't park right in front. My roommate had told me my neighbours across the way had a birthday party the night before and that the street was packed with cars on that night, so I knew they must have something to do with it, so I went across the street and asked my neighbour if he knew who owned the car or motorhome so they could move it elsewhere so I could park my car there. He had a visitor standing beside him who asked my neighbour whether those vehicles were his that I was referring to. When we confirmed it, and I told him the motorhome was fine where it was, but I needed at least one spot out of the 3 he was occupying to park my own car so he would have to move the car, he immediately started getting angry and giving my attitude claiming he was going to 'visit a friendlier city' and that there was 'no law against parking on the street'. I was so mad, not only did this guy steal my spot, but then when I politely ask him to move his car so I can park in front of my house, he starts giving me grief? I thought he was very rude and told him as much, but he just continued being a jerk, pulled the motorhome right in front of my other neighbour's house, and shot me death glares whenever I came out my front door, and it really put a damper on the rest of my night, and I have to wonder.. am I out of line by wanting to park in front of my own house?
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
21 Aug 07
No way are you out of line. From what I can gather that guy was being a real jerk. One carpark is enough and he should be grateful there was even one for him to park in. Don't worry about it, let him be all snooty, hes only visiting LOL so he won't be there for long!
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
21 Aug 07
By the way I live in an apartment block and our carparks are in the garage and only accessible with a security card. If they parked in my spot I call the building manager or ring the tow company to tow it away. There are signs all around telling visitors about the carparks and if you dont have a proper card being displayed, it gets towed - they check it everyday here LOL
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
18 Feb 09
Thanks for the best response. Thank goodness my son and daughter-in-law now got their own house and a big parking spot at the side of the house with enough room for four cars and two of them can be vans.
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@magikrose (5425)
• United States
22 Aug 07
You have every right to be upset. That is YOUR home and you have every right to park infront of your home. I wouldent let it get to you. When they give you dirty looks just kill them with kindness and smile and wave. Think about it you got your spot so all is fine. Eventually your neighbor will get over it.
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@Daelin (683)
• Brazil
22 Aug 07
How rude of him. I can't stand this kind of attitude. People think that they have rights and act like aggressively just because of that.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
21 Aug 07
Of course I would be mad. The place in from of your house belongs to you, whether you rented or bought it. That neighbor of yours was not only greedy, but he was rude. Where does he think you are going to park your car? In the middle of the block? There are plenty of places for that guy to park his car. I know. My son and daughter-in-law have a parking spot in front of their multiplex, and on Sunday nights, the place is packed fill. Yet, we can drive around the block and still find a parking spot. That guy was lazy. It is not as if it is winter. It is summer and the walk will do him good. You were not out of line for giving him whatever.
@ranitam22 (1147)
• United States
21 Aug 07
I know i live in an apartment complex and it is only so many parking spots, so sometimes you get people that live in different buildings parking right in front of where my building is. It sucks. I end up parking in the car port across the way, even though you are suppose to pay a monthly fee. But nobody's renting it, i don't do it but when the lot is full, and i'm not there all day i move it first thing in the morning. Is that bad just so i don't have to walk to my apartment building at night.
• United States
21 Aug 07
I would be mad to. You did nothing wrong by asking for them to move. You have a right to park in front of your house. My husband gets maad if someone parks in his spot. We have a driveway and one side is his. He wants to be able to come home and park with no problems. We have told our friends to not park there. They can park behind my car.
@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
22 Aug 07
I understand your being upset, but unfortunately if that was the street, it is a public area and they have the right to park there. Of course taking up 3 parking places was being rude and you did have a right to be upset. I have a similar problem. I have 2 huge maples in front of my house, yet I can never park in the shade because my neighbors park their many vehicles there. Yet comes the fall, when the leaves come down, I am the one stuck raking and raking and raking. The trees do shade my house so I would not get rid of them, but I would like to be able to park in the shade of those trees.