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Old 12-11-2011, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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We are not talking about BLOCKING drive ways. We are talking STREET parking.
So? It's inconsiderate to park in front of someone's hose UNLESS YOU HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE. He said it was inconvenient for him to park in his driveway. So, he thinks it's just fine to park his car in front of someone else's house? Sure it's algal to do so but it sure as hell isn't the right thing for them to do!

 
Old 12-11-2011, 06:26 AM
 
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Hmmm, appears the rude neighbor is not your neighbor. I would never think of parking in front of my neighborís house just because I legally could. If absolutely required, i.e. special occasion, etc., then I would first let them know that it would be temporary and for how long and, hey, maybe even take them a little something out of appreciation. Why would I want to stress out others just because I don't want to be inconvenienced or I was "tired." If it matters to them, then donít do it - you have options. Theyíve just moved in and this has already happened twice? As we've done many times in the past out of necessity, just make it part of your daily routine to get up 10 minutes earlier so you can rearrange your own vehicles. Wow, it amazes me that some think this is an okay thing to do. I kind of equate it to those who walk their dogs in the neighbors yard simply because they donít want the mess on their own property. A little bit of common courtesy goes a long way. Do unto othersÖ
 
Old 12-11-2011, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Houston
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I think it is rude to park in front of someones house unless you absolutely have no choice (and then only on the odd occasion). I don't care if it is legal or not. Park in your driveway or in front of your own house and if you have to move cars around, so be it. I agree it can be a PITA, having had to do it in the past, but that's the price you pay. We do not live in a gated subdivision but there is rarely street parking here, thanks to a strong HOA, which is one of the reasons we bought here.
 
Old 12-11-2011, 06:35 AM
 
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So we recently have a new neighbor that moved in and already had a bad start with them. It's an elderly Chinese couple and they were downright rude giving me the ugly grumpy looks for parking in front of their house, and we don't park their unless we really have to! The only times we parked there, they complained to us twice -- one in person and the other at our doorstep. I was wondering if you can give me some of your opinions on who's "right" and "wrong".

So here is how we park our cars: 2 in the garage and 2 in the front of the house. We don't want cars on the driveway because the cars in the garage will be a hassle to get out. I park my car in the garage, and the other family member that I will mention later on parks in front of the house.

The first time:
I was in a rush to attend an event at night. I parked in front of their house because it is much easier to drive out from there. So why not park on the driveway? Because the neighbors across from us always park in front of their house and (sometimes on their own driveways!), so reversing out onto an already narrow street is occasionally very tough to perform. I came out an hour later to leave and I happened to bump into the neighbors when they were putting our their trash. It so happened my car was in the way of them putting their trash can out because their trash can was tipping due to an overload of boxes (since they just moved in), and they didn't want it to hit my car. Fine, I agree I caused them an inconvenience and I would be more than happy to move my car out for them. However one thing I did not like hearing from them was their rudeness in explaining to me "that this isn't just your space you know, we have to use it too" <Then they gave me an ugly look>. I don't see the purpose of that tone because neither side had bad intentions, and all it was was just bad timing. I kindly apologized to them, and went on my ways. I was even eager to greet them since they were new neighbors -- so much for that..

The second time:
One of my family members parked in front of their house recently because there were no parking spots in front of the house. Long story short I was tired that night and thought it was easier to park in front of the house (and don't ask why), and the other slot was already occupied. Why did he not park on the driveway? Because the car leaks oil due to its age, and we don't want it to stain our driveway which it badly did on our old house. And no, we had no intention to stain the road in front of the neighbors house either. In fact he parked really close to our driveway so it appears the car is more on our side than the neighbors. This was for one night only, less than 24 hours. The next morning the neighbor elderly lady came knocking on our door and rudely telling us we need to move our car out because we were taking their space. We told them it was public property, and the elderly lady asked why don't you park on your driveway? Our response? "None of your business". Come'on do we have to give a reason? Keep in mind, we only park in front of people's houses if we have to. Otherwise we always keep our property where it "should" belong. The elderly lady then said to us that we are a strange family.

I was wondering if any of you can give your thoughts. It angers me that this neighbor can be so territorial about a space that wasn't theirs in the first place. We weren't inconsiderate, or at least never intentional. I only wish a happy neighbor relationship, that's all. Thanks.

**The area is non-gated and is completely open. In fact my entire subdivision isn't gated.**
**Also they only have 2 cars, so they don't have other cars that need to take up the front space either. If so then we would have avoided their fronts in the first place.**
Get rid of one of YOUR cars and DON'T park in front of their home. You're being very rude.... Park in front of your own house...
 
Old 12-11-2011, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Going back to the forest to be with nature's goodness.
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Originally Posted by friendlyguy010 View Post
So we recently have a new neighbor that moved in and already had a bad start with them. It's an elderly Chinese couple and they were downright rude giving me the ugly grumpy looks for parking in front of their house, and we don't park their unless we really have to! The only times we parked there, they complained to us twice -- one in person and the other at our doorstep. I was wondering if you can give me some of your opinions on who's "right" and "wrong".

So here is how we park our cars: 2 in the garage and 2 in the front of the house. We don't want cars on the driveway because the cars in the garage will be a hassle to get out. I park my car in the garage, and the other family member that I will mention later on parks in front of the house.

The first time:
I was in a rush to attend an event at night. I parked in front of their house because it is much easier to drive out from there. So why not park on the driveway? Because the neighbors across from us always park in front of their house and (sometimes on their own driveways!), so reversing out onto an already narrow street is occasionally very tough to perform. I came out an hour later to leave and I happened to bump into the neighbors when they were putting our their trash. It so happened my car was in the way of them putting their trash can out because their trash can was tipping due to an overload of boxes (since they just moved in), and they didn't want it to hit my car. Fine, I agree I caused them an inconvenience and I would be more than happy to move my car out for them. However one thing I did not like hearing from them was their rudeness in explaining to me "that this isn't just your space you know, we have to use it too" <Then they gave me an ugly look>. I don't see the purpose of that tone because neither side had bad intentions, and all it was was just bad timing. I kindly apologized to them, and went on my ways. I was even eager to greet them since they were new neighbors -- so much for that..

The second time:
One of my family members parked in front of their house recently because there were no parking spots in front of the house. Long story short I was tired that night and thought it was easier to park in front of the house (and don't ask why), and the other slot was already occupied. Why did he not park on the driveway? Because the car leaks oil due to its age, and we don't want it to stain our driveway which it badly did on our old house. And no, we had no intention to stain the road in front of the neighbors house either. In fact he parked really close to our driveway so it appears the car is more on our side than the neighbors. This was for one night only, less than 24 hours. The next morning the neighbor elderly lady came knocking on our door and rudely telling us we need to move our car out because we were taking their space. We told them it was public property, and the elderly lady asked why don't you park on your driveway? Our response? "None of your business". Come'on do we have to give a reason? Keep in mind, we only park in front of people's houses if we have to. Otherwise we always keep our property where it "should" belong. The elderly lady then said to us that we are a strange family.

I was wondering if any of you can give your thoughts. It angers me that this neighbor can be so territorial about a space that wasn't theirs in the first place. We weren't inconsiderate, or at least never intentional. I only wish a happy neighbor relationship, that's all. Thanks.

**The area is non-gated and is completely open. In fact my entire subdivision isn't gated.**
**Also they only have 2 cars, so they don't have other cars that need to take up the front space either. If so then we would have avoided their fronts in the first place.**
I feel really sorry for your neighbors.
 
Old 12-11-2011, 08:37 AM
 
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I think it's partly in your upbringing. I was taught not to park infront of other people's houses. It's just common courtesy. Simple as that. Yes, the street is public BUT it is rude to continually park in front of someone's house. Park two cars in YOUR own garage and park the other two in YOUR driveway. That's YOUR problem of being inconvenienced. Who wants to look at someone else's car in front of THEIR house? What they need to do is to park in front of your house & then you'll see how they feel.
 
Old 12-11-2011, 08:48 AM
 
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I, personally have always found parking cars in the street to look tacky. A lot of homeowners associations even have ordinances against it if the community is gated. The cookie cutter neighbors in suburban Houston are usually lined with cars in the streets. When I was living in Southwest Houston I'd always try to park my car in front of the house I was living at because there was no room in the driveway so it wouldn't **** the neighbors off & out of common courtesy.
You are correct, I got a patna in South Florida, he got a ticket cause a car was park in front of his house overnight, it was a sub-division, but it wasn't gated though!
 
Old 12-11-2011, 08:51 AM
 
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The rude neighbor is the OP.....friendly guy my butt.

If you need more space, buy another house, and tell your friend to store his own car

You have alot of nerve, and obviously a little ageist/racist. You pull that stunt in our neighborhood and you get more than angry looks.
 
Old 12-11-2011, 08:53 AM
 
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My next doors neighbors have lots of cars. They play parking lot attendant all the time. They never park in front of anyone's house and rarely park in front of their own house, and never overnight. They park in the driveway. If someone needs to leave, they shuffle cars. We all appreciate their courtesy.

Our mail will not be delivered if the postman cannot drive to the box.
 
Old 12-11-2011, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I think it's partly in your upbringing. I was taught not to park infront of other people's houses. It's just common courtesy. Simple as that. Yes, the street is public BUT it is rude to continually park in front of someone's house. Park two cars in YOUR own garage and park the other two in YOUR driveway. That's YOUR problem of being inconvenienced. Who wants to look at someone else's car in front of THEIR house? What they need to do is to park in front of your house & then you'll see how they feel.
This. I can't understand why people like the OP think like they do. If he fails to understand why it's rude and inconsiderate to park in front of someone else's house just because it's convenient for him then he is a lost cause. Same with those who defended this type of behavior early in this thread.
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