A neighbor left a note saying her guests would park in another woman's driveway, but the woman wasn't happy about it. She went on Reddit to express her frustration, and now the post is filled with comments from users.
Getting along with neighbors can make life simpler, but that's not always the reality. The joy of spending time with loved ones during the Christmas holidays is unmatched. However, if you're also caught up in neighbor drama, it could certainly dampen your holiday spirits.
A homeowner took to Reddit to share a frustrating experience about their neighbor, Karen. Apparently, Karen made arrangements for her guests to park in the homeowner's driveway during Christmas without even bothering to ask for permission.
She arrived home to discover a note in her mailbox.
The original poster (OP) explained that they've had ongoing parking issues with their neighbor since moving into their house. The neighbor used to park in their driveway, but couldn't do so anymore. Despite this, she would occasionally still try, which only stopped after OP had her car towed.
Later, when OP expanded their driveway, Karen asked for the second spot, but OP refused. Despite this, Karen still had the audacity to park there. As a result, the OP had to get her car towed once again.
Following this context, OP shared the note they received from Karen. The note stated that she had arranged for her guests to use both of the OP's parking spots during the winter holidays. She didn't ask; she just told. Now, OP can't even park their own car!
OP went to Karen to remind her that the driveway belonged to them and warned that they would call tow trucks if any other car was parked there. Instead of apologizing or requesting, Karen boldly stated that she would call the police on OP if they followed through. OP simply told her to go ahead and make the call.
OP has collected evidence of his past problems with the neighbor so he has nothing to worry about.
Readers have shown support for the homeowner, with many sharing their own suggestions for safeguarding the driveway.
Someone recommended making an arrangement with the towing company.
Another person suggested putting up a sign.
One user found it amusing that she threatened to call the police over her own trespassing.
Another person believes she has completely lost her mind.
One user advised him to make her guests pay for her foolishness.
One user was both amazed by the kind of person Karen is and angry at her for putting her innocent guests in trouble.
Another person supported the OP, affirming that it's not his responsibility to accommodate her guests, and they can find another place to park.
One user suggested calling the police a few times when she trespasses, and the next time, the police will be reminding her that there won't be a next time.
The majority of comments recommended putting up a no parking or trespassing sign. While it isn't OP's responsibility, it could help him avoid further trouble. If she continues to violate the rules, towing away the car might be the solution.