Why do people think it’s ok to park across other people’s drives? For the last 24 hours someone has been part blocking our drive. Our car is out of action at the moment, so it isn’t a problem, but if it was it would be a bit awkward getting on and off. I don’t know even whose car it is, so I couldn’t even guess at where to ask for it to be moved.
I never park in front of someone’s drive, even for a few minutes, unless I have business with the house which that drive belongs to. Even when visiting friends, I won’t block their drive unless I know that they won’t be needing access while I am there. Maybe I’m a bit over the top about it – I’m a bit of a goody two shoes about parking generally – but, it seems to me that it’s simple good manners.
Sometimes I see people parked across my drive while they are on their mobiles. Generally, I don’t mind that too much as long as I’m not about to go out. I’d rather they pull over than answer the call while they are driving.
There is a Yodel delivery man locally that often parks across our drive when he delivers to other houses. Strangely he’s only once delivered to us. Normally, this wouldn’t take long and wouldn’t be such a big deal, but a few times he has really picked his moment and has parked across when I am going out and running a bit late. He is quite a large bloke and moves around take slowly and the whole thing seems to take an age when you are champing at the bit to get off and out.
It’s people who are visiting our neighbours that really annoy me. Surely they should park across their drive if they have to park across anyone’s. They might be expecting it to be just a minute at the door, but if they get talking or invited in, it could be different.
Apart for the lack of consideration, it’s the sheer laziness of it all. There are places to park legally and without blocking drives on our road. You might have to walk 20 yards, but what of it.