Sunday, February 18, 2007

STAY OUT OF MY PARKING SPOT!!!


Ok. So I live on a street where there are, in a row, two houses, two duplexes, a halfway house and a daycare.

I've lived here - and I OWN my house - for 20 years this April. The renters have been there 10 years (uses rear parking space) and 1 year (parks on street, despite rear parking spot).

Last weekend, the renter parked in front of my house - yes, it's a public street - and then it snowed 22 cms (that's 10 inches to the rest of you). I think it is RUDE to park in someone else's spot. I park there every day and have for, like I say, 20 years.

I was forced to park in front of my neighbour's house where the snow had built up a lot. Two days later, along comes a chinook and my car was high sided on a snowbank. I had to ask my man to tow me out.

I tried to dig it out and (girl moment) broke two nails in the process; that only matters because this is the first year in 45 that I've ever had long-ish nails past September.

What REALLY pisses me of is that, although it is a city street in front of our house, the neighbour is completely oblivious to the reality that he has a parking spot behind his OWN house and TWO spaces in front!

Is it really too much to ask that people be courtieous and aware? Really.

I'm going to put a sign up in front of my house, on the sidewalk, reading "RESIDENTS AND GUESTS OF 4007 ONLY. ALL OTHERS WILL BE TOWED."

It probably won't work, but I'll feel beter.

2 comments:

  1. It's a public street.

    It was built with the taxes that thousands of others have paid to the city.. not just you.

    It's NOT "your" private parking spot no matter how you look at it.


    Deal with it and move on to real issues.

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  2. If you had read the post in entirety, you would have noticed that I remarked that the street is indeed a public place. I know this because I ALSO pay taxes.

    The point of the post, however, is not that; the post is about rudeness and consideration.

    It is inconsiderate, despite the street being public, to take someone's usual parking space when there is ample space for you in front of your OWN home.

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