So we used to have these horrible neighbors who lived next door/above us. Among other things, they used to drop cigarette butts on our porch, and they used to constantly park in front of our garage so we couldn't get in or out without bothering them to move.
Finally, these neighbors moved out and a family with three children moved in. Despite having three little kids, they never ever bothered us once in the year they lived there.
This week, a new family is moving in to the apartment. They're in the process of moving in, and today when my husband came home at four, he noticed they had a truck parked in front of our garage. He didn't say anything to them, because I'm the one using the garage, and he figured they would move before I got home. But then when I got home at 6:30 with the kids, they were still parked in front of our garage. Despite the fact that there was ample free parking only feet away.
Granted, they are moving in and I suppose the garage right next to there was an easier place to park to move objects. And they did move as soon as I honked at them. But I still see this as a bad sign. Considering the garage belongs to us, shouldn't they have moved the heavier objects in right away, then freed up the spot?
What do you think? Was what they did rude? Am I overreacting because of our previous experience?
If they moved it immediately, I'd drop it for now!ReplyDelete
Ugh. Fingers crossed for you.ReplyDelete
If it becomes a pattern perhaps you can ask them not to block the garage or put up a sign.
And of course the bigger concern I think you may be driving at is if they're so unconscious, what other annoyances are in store.
Too soon to tell.ReplyDelete
They might be a bit overwhelmed by the moving process and lacked awareness of their disrespect.
But I agree, if it becomes a pattern, best to put a stopper on it early
I'd ask them politely to move it, and explain that you need access to your garage. . Honking's just gonna piss them off. I'm assuming a landlord, since you have people living above you; I'd ask them to do something if it becomes a problem.ReplyDelete
It's hard to ask him politely to move it when they aren't within earshot and it's pouring rain outside and both kids are in the car.Delete
good grief, one does not simply block access to parking. uncool. let's give them grace just this once because moving sucks, but definitely bad form.ReplyDelete
They moved immediately when you honked. That seems perfectly reasonable to me. They took advantage of the proximity of your unused parking place while moving stuff (I would do too) and they got out of the way as soon as they were asked to. It's not like they parked there and left. Relax, give them a break. Moving is a pain.ReplyDelete
It may well be, but that doesn't mean you have to make it other people's problem too.Delete
I'm with the poster above and wouldn't block someone's garage without asking first. And even if I had permission I sure wouldn't leave my truck there for 2 hrs.
It's just not that difficult to be considerate. It's not like they experienced an emergency.
I would just never, ever, parking front of someone's garage or driveway. It wouldn't even occurred to me that that was an option.ReplyDelete
I think you may be inclined to put a bad spin on your new neighbours' intentions due to your previous experience. Don't stew about it- either give them the benefit of the doubt and let the matter go, or have a friendly chat welcoming your new neighbours and get a feel for their attitude. The honking does sound a bit passive-aggressive to me- I wonder what they are thinking of that woman next door...(:ReplyDelete
They're probably thinking she doesn't like somebody blocking her parking spot.Delete
You may be right there. My own speculation was less polite..Delete