Just wanted to get this off my chest.
We live in one of a row of terraced farm cottages. All the houses have at least one private parking space (belonging to the property). If there isn't space to park in the owners own space (ie more than one car/friends visiting etc) either the few 'spare spaces' on the private acess road are used or, failing that, the public road is used.
We have space for one car only as the front of our property fronts a field.
This inevitably means I park my car in one of the spare spaces or on the road.
Our neighbour has one car and she always parks it at the back of her house as it is her own private space.
Over easter she confronted me as I had parked in front of her house (perfectly legally as there are no parking restrictions and on a streetlit road).
I explained as politely as I could that, as it is a public road, I could choose to park where I want. As it hapens, the road narrows and comes to the brow of a hill further up so I choose to park nearer to her house as I perceive it to be a safer place to leave it if there are no other spaces available.
She complained that it spoiled her view (of the road and the house opposite!). I continued to explain that it is an unfortunate position for her to be in because, as her house fronts onto a public road, there isn't really anything she can do about it.
So, after the confrontation degraded into an argument (although I tried to remain very polite with her and left it wishing her a nice day), her closing shot was 'drop dead will you'.
Anyway - the stupid, beligerent mad old bint has resorted to leaving her car on the road instead of her own private space, purely to stop me from parking there occassionally!
I mean, how damn stupid is that? She didn't like her view being spoiled so instead she puts her car there. So instead of OCCASSIONALLY having my car outside her house (not causing any access problems), she is leaving hers there all the time, leaving it at risk of being damaged by passing cars. I only leave mine there if I have to (when no off-road spaces are available).
I can't believe how much this stupid old woman and her obtuse behaviour has bugged me!!!