to be livid at someone parking in our off street parking and using it as a carwash?!

(207 Posts)
Guntie Mon 18-Feb-13 14:17:29

For the last 3 weeks when I come and go there has been a white van parked in our off street parking spot. Normally my DH parks there but he has be driving to work recently so it has been free.

So, this opportunist has taken it upon themselves to park there everyday once my DH goes to work.

I typically see the van when I am coming and going from appointments and have never seen the person.

This morning when I was on the way to the doctor I could hear someone using our external tap. When I went outside there was the driver with buckets and soap using our water cleaning his van in our car parking spot?!

AIBU to think WTF is this person doing on my property, in my car park, bringing buckets and soap using my water to clean their f'ing van?!

As I came out he just looked at me and continued on washing the van covering our front garden with soap suds and mess. I was flabbergasted and didn't say anything to him. I was doing urine hold for the doctors appointment and didn't want to wet myself in front of him

I thought given he had been rumbled he might leave and not come back. Not so. When I came back from my doctors appointment his (Very clean) van was still there.

I emailed my DH to make sure he hadn't rented the car park to anyone and he hasn't but he equally couldn't seem to care less that someone is on our property, using it as their personal car park and washing facility hmm

fuckwittery Sat 23-Feb-13 09:07:19

I cannot believe neither of you said anything. It doesn't have to be a confrontation, the first time you saw him, smile and say, oh gosh sorry, have you got confused this is our drive, did you think it was someone else's, y,ou did, oh good so you're moving now? Oh, you thought it was ok to park as it was empty, oh I am so sorry, you are mistaken as this is private property and my husband requires our space. Sorry, still not moving ? Okaaaaay...... (Go inside and phone the non emergency police for trespass OR give him a mouthful if you ever grow some balls.). I can understand on the first occasion, in a rush, feeling unwell, flabbergasted but you both doing nothing for three weeks?! No wonder he feels entitled. He Might be mortified when spoken to now a having thought he was in the empty space of the neighbour who doesn't mind the builder parking there etc..... Why does saying something politely on your own drive automatically equal confrontation?

Is "off street parking" the same as a driveway? As in attached to your house? So a random bloke in a van is parked next to your house using your outside tap!?

Christ I'd be fuming.

theodorakisses Sat 23-Feb-13 06:05:52

Ok, so he ate the hat, flowers and all.

theodorakisses Sat 23-Feb-13 05:41:45

Am off to test the hat hypotheses, any suggestions of animal cruelty (have a summery straw hot with flowers on) will be directed to SDT

Megglevache Fri 22-Feb-13 19:18:36

crikey ...I'm gobsmacked at your dh .

I'd best not say what I would've done....it would've involved lots of shrieking and ghetto necks moves and if he persisted he'd find his van covered in all manner of shite....

cheeky twat .

Don't his hats fall,over his eyes, Theodora? winkgrin

theodorakisses Fri 22-Feb-13 18:56:21

In fairness the pitbull is young and has no ears (don't ask). My manky little desert dog however is a right bastard if you so much as lok at his dew claws. The nastiest in our house is a stray cat who has adopted us and we are al scared and scarred by him

sudaname Fri 22-Feb-13 16:23:44

That wouldve been brilliant on YBF ! l can imagine them playing the Scooby Doo theme tune or something.
Plus you'd have got £300 quid or whatever it is, tell DH must be more prepared in future grin
Just remembered one of my dogs being freaked out by a ball of tumble dryer fluff that was floating towards him in our garage, l think he thought it
was a giant mouse.
Anyway where's the OP , whilst we are talking among ourselves - wonder if he s been back.

Lol - me too! Sadly dh didn't think to video the 33kg lab vs. 30g mouse encounter. Apparently it was walking (menacingly, I assume) down the meadow, whilst poor fraidy-cat dog backed away!

sudaname Fri 22-Feb-13 15:35:38

grin should have'sent that up to 'Youve been framed'.

I can just imagine our three labs standing in OPs drive quivering and scratching at the door while theos pitbull rags the bloke off the driveway.

That's nothing, sudaname - our brown lab was chased down the meadow by a mouse!

sudaname Fri 22-Feb-13 12:54:52

I can lend you two big soft labradors who would knock him to the ground and lick him to death. grin

They are called Reggie and Ronnie (to reflect on their 'ardness) and will please themselves come straight to heel when you call them.

I just hope they dont get eaten by theos pitbull , l doubt it as they have been known to roll over into submission position with legs in air etc to the neighbours cat.

theodorakisses Fri 22-Feb-13 12:37:38

I can lend you a Pitbull. He wees on cars as well so it would be a double insult.

ReluctantMother Fri 22-Feb-13 11:19:27

Has he come back?

maddening Thu 21-Feb-13 15:28:48

I bet it was the property developers and words have been had.

simplesusan Thu 21-Feb-13 11:50:22

Well you have more patience than me.
Put your bins across the drive with a notice stating "Private Land-No Parking. Failure to comply will result in your vehicle being towed away.

If he does come back, ring the police and make sure you get him towed away.

You really should have told him straight the first time.
As for using your water, well words fail me.

BigPigLittlePig Thu 21-Feb-13 09:37:32

giveitago I think I would have been tempted to clean your ds's window with a large bucket of cold water under those circumstances...

sudaname Wed 20-Feb-13 23:00:31

God giveitago dont mention school run parents to me. l flatly refuse to go and pick my own DGS up from school on a regular basis anymore - only in emegencies after so many altercations with school mums (mainly mums ime) who would stab you soon as give you an inch (no - l'm not actually after your space just trying to bloody get past you loon!) and those who nip into a space that you are obviously in the process of reversing into then give you a mouthful if you say anything.
I actually witnessed a real hissy fit catfight between two mums arguing over someone elses drive hmm
I can only get my DGS by car as school six miles from me so l have to run that gauntlet

giveitago Wed 20-Feb-13 19:32:22

Oh bloody hell - I walk past a shed load of school gate mums and dads parked in our very small block of flats. I just walk past even though dh is driving for a long time round the block trying to get into his drive which is either blocked or full of school cars. Why -because I've had the argument over and over again with different years of parents they either go oh sorry didn't realise that drive with properties around it isn't mine, or tell you to fuck off, or say you (ie me) are rude, or give you the finger and just laugh or whatever. School pays lip service only. In fact - a year ago there were about 3 mums sat outside my ds's bedroom window on our bench having a chat - we went out - they were disgusted at us questioning them. And this is a well to do school. Jeez.

What do you do? Entitlement is a huge problem in the UK.

Kind of get where OP is coming from.

Guntie Wed 20-Feb-13 19:11:42

dreams no van man today.. I guess he really was a mnetter....

Any news? Has he returned?

Buy the tap lock, and then pour really soapy detergent all over his car. Or wipe Vaseline on all the windows.

Why on earth would anyone think that was open for anyone to park confused

Guntie Tue 19-Feb-13 22:42:51

sudaname grin
blatant hah, maybe if I just wear the t shirt and peer out the window that will be enough to scare him off in future...

BlatantLies Tue 19-Feb-13 22:13:51

OP, I think you should get yourself one of these. grin

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