Dear Neighbor @ 414

I would like to thank you for not having the courage to come knock on my door with your issues of me parking in MY OWN driveway. Yes, my car does poke onto the sidewalk partially, but not blocking, I have had no complaints from anyone, and frankly it is none of your business. How many people walk up our 30° hill? I would like to thank you for having the City wake me up at 8am this morning with a $100 ticket and threatening to tow me, while I have parked in my driveway for the past FOUR years. I bet you didn’t think I would find out who called. I am so glad you don’t use your driveway (which has more space) or your garage, and park in the middle of the curb space so others cannot park in front or behind you. I’d also like to thank you for not being home this morning while I knocked on your door in my houserobe to give you a piece of my mind. You are not neighborly, and what goes around comes around.

9 Comments so far

  1. fat mick (unregistered) on June 9th, 2006 @ 1:42 pm

    “I have had no complaints from anyone”

    I guess you can’t rely on that chestnut anymore.


  2. Addy (unregistered) on June 9th, 2006 @ 1:52 pm

    I had the same thing happen, sort of, but it was with my downstairs neighbor and he was home when I knocked and he looked scared, tho didn’t agree about his fault.
    I hope they both get their own because, as much as I like the idea of personal vengence, I prefer to think that neither of these guys will ever have a fulfilling sex life because they’re too anal to let go and enjoy or open up and communicate.


  3. Mike Doyle (unregistered) on June 9th, 2006 @ 2:18 pm

    The easiest way to avenge yourself of a neighbor’s slight is blackmail by trash bag. As in: go through their trash; find something incriminating; use it against them. A literally dirty trick, but works like a charm.


  4. MarkPritchard (unregistered) on June 9th, 2006 @ 2:41 pm

    go through their trash

    Hey, that’s what the scavengers are for.


  5. Scott David Smith (unregistered) on June 9th, 2006 @ 4:55 pm

    That’s just wrong! Why do people have to be so bitter and spiteful….can’t we just all get along? If not, your neighbor should have their tires deflated for parking in that little curby area that isn’t meant for parking! :)


  6. cd (unregistered) on June 10th, 2006 @ 1:56 am

    hey, was your douche the same douche (violet got that word in my head from her post earlier this week – seemed apt here) who pulled that crap with my car? and my landlord’s son’s car while he was visiting his 80+ year old dad to help him around the house for a few minutes?

    whatever happened to a polite knock on the door and a request to move the vehicle? i always leave a number on mine and a plea to ring the doorbell.

    people suck and DPT definitely should lower the damn cost of those things. especially on vehicles that are not in anyway blocking the required sidewalk space as mine wasn’t and yours probably wasn’t either.


  7. SEAN (unregistered) on June 10th, 2006 @ 8:55 am

    People (especially in a city) can become so insulated against ‘the outside world’ that everything in their immediate (borderline shut-in) environment becomes so amplified – if not downright gothic. This guy: 1) obviously needs to get out more and learn how to ‘communicate’ with people again. 2) stop viewing everything in his periphery with such a barricaded self-righteous mentality.

    But apart from mentally giving into the several revenge fantasies listed above, keep it only in your head. Feuling this in anyway with a spiteful act in return will only be counter-productive. I’m a very strong believer in karma. This guy will get ultimtely receive what he’s giving out.


  8. anna (unregistered) on June 10th, 2006 @ 5:31 pm

    So my old housemate was like that douche. She called the tow truck on a neighbor’s car in our driveway, without knocking, or even checking if there was a note. This is in an all-black neighborhood, and we are the white college kids. When I got home that night, I couldn’t get the key in my lock, and so I called her from a pay phone (pre-cell days) and she was hysterical, saying “they’re after me! they’re after me!” and she called the cops. I guess, the irate guy who got his car towed took revenge by cramming toothpicks in the lock!


  9. Peter Reynolds (unregistered) on June 11th, 2006 @ 9:09 am

    I came home from work at 3am and parked on a poorly lit street and completely blocking a neighbors driveway. Since I have a residential parking permit, the DPT looked up my address and rang my door bell to alert me to the problem! Thanks DPT. And thanks to the neighbor who didn’t insist on having me towed.



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