Well hello there. You all probably thought that after my 1000th post I retired with my $1 and my Starbucks coffee mug into the mom bloggers archives. Or what I like to call…the bar. Or my couch with glass of pinot noir and Downton Abbey on continual play.
But no, I’m still here doing laundry and online shopping. I mean how could I leave you all.
When I haven’t yet shared this asshole with you.
This right here is what I call a First World Problem.
And it irritates me to no end.
Now I know we live in an urban area without driveways and with many apartments and business around. But our street is still such that there is ample parking for everyone and their visitors without BLOCKING MY SIDEWALK ACCESS TO THE STREET!
Especially in the Winter when this now means I have to trudge over snowbanks with my kids (typically snow is much higher than it is this year) to get to my own car and guests now have to either trudge through snowbanks or go down to the next neighbors house to get to my home.
And I’m actually a pretty tolerant person(okay not really) – but choosing to block someone’s sidewalk when there are plenty of spaces ALL AROUND YOU then WHY, WHY do you do it.
So I’ve made up these cute little passive aggressive note-cards that I LOVE putting under their wipers when they commit this heinous crime…
If you feel you must park in front of our home instead of in front of your home or your friend’s home or just while you are here visiting our community for a bit, please do not block our sidewalk access to the street.
It’s the neighborly thing to do.
Have a great day!
The owner and tax payer of the home you are parked in front of
Which drives Jed crazy because 1. I care so much about this and spend way too much time policing the area, and 2. He’s committed the same crime..and yes, I’ve left him the same note.
And I told him that I am not the only one in the city who is bothered by this..there are people out there who have made actual signs that they’ve staked at the streets reminding people to not block the sidewalks because evidently not everyone’s parents have taught them parking etiquette.
And after seven years of love-note writing I am frustrated as it’s not working and NEW inconsiderate people keep doing it…so I’ve decided just to erect a sign at the street and would love some votes on which one would be the most effective:
I could use my children..
Would love to hear your ideas for a sign. And don’t tell me to just ignore the issue because evidently I gave them up about five years ago.