So I havery a neighbor that has 2 kids that both have cars. One parks in her driveway, where she parks her car, and one parks directly in front of my mailbox. No complaints from the mail lady yet. She’s a saint.
Now I live on a very wide street. There is tons of curb where people can park on the public street. Tons. Her kids could walk 20 feet and park elsewhere. But it has to be in front of the mailbox.
This morning, she calls me to ask my guests to move their car. I think of telling her that her kids could and should park elsewhere.
Then I realize that she specifically mentioned that it’s the “AirBnB people”. I swiftly realize she could easily call the city and bitch. I decide to just ask the guest to move her car. I’m so annoyed right now. I just hope the guest doesn’t feel bad or anything because of this. And I absolutely cannot stand this problem with people acting like public property is theirs. I never complain about anyone parking anywhere on the street. It’s public property. Anyone can park anywhere they like so long as they’re not blocking a driveway. Her kids are entitled brats anyway. I just wanted to vent somewhere and honestly, it’s a small petty thing. I’m not sure which of us is petty. Hahahahaha. Well I have a feeling it’s not me, but I’m not going to get huffy anywhere else about it.
Just thought it was relevant because it involves my guests, who’ve done nothing wrong. And of course because if I don’t comply I’m throwing a gauntlet down that the neighbors will quickly pick up and throw to the city. I guess it’s appropriate because it’s really about avoiding irritating the neighbors so they don’t decide to make an issue out of something with the city.
What stupid things do you have to do to appease your neighbors?