Parking Stupidity

Discussion in 'Driving/Incidents/Roadrage' started by camerafodder, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. camerafodder

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    I just nipped into town to pick up my wife from the in-law's house. Some moron has parked a large generic people carrier thing right across their driveway completely blocking vehicular access. Father-in-Law called the police and within 1/2 an hour there was a fixed penalty notice on it carrying a £60 fine :D. If it's still there later I may pop down and erm.. 'move it' with the Unimog. :devil:
     
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    Parking in front of peoples driveways is in my all time top 5 of pet hates.

    I vote for unimog removal.
     
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    Go on ! you know it makes sense ! And dont forget pics .
     
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    In some areas , the council will remove vehicles which are causing an obstruction - might be worth a phone call to enquire ?
     
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    Shame the 'mog isn't on the drive already...just back out.
     
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    Video is better ;)
     
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    I suppose a beast like the unimog gives you choices - you could either push the offending vehicle out of the way or just go back and forth a few times until it is flat enough to drive over....
     
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    Some good ideas here chaps however any pictures or film of the event will need to be carefully shot so as to protect the guilty! :D I'll let you know if the mog mysteriously disappears and whilst being driven by a stranger is accidentally involved in the 'movement' of the offending vehicle. :D
     
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    Step 3: Wait... :devil:
     
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    Is it still there ? ?
     
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    Can't check till after 5 tonight VTD as I'm tied up with the Koreans... Ooo err. You can bet I'll be checking on it later though :devil:

    I can confirm that I nipped out about half an hour ago to warm up the mog and fill her air tanks.
     
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    You know it makes sense. ;)
     
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    Oh I so want to Paul! :D
     
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    If you don't want to do it yourself (saving recriminations) you can try the council. Last month my inlaws had a car, which was completely blocking their drive, towed away by council contractors.

    Acknowledged, the Uni Mog would be far more rewarding!!!!
     
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    When I had a works van I always used to "nudge" cars that had parked over my drive up the road. Normally until they were almost touching the next car up, then park almost touching the bumper. :devil:

    Most amusing to watch someone try to get out without ringing the doorbell. Even if they did ring the bell, it used to take ages to find the keys! "One of the kids must have moved them Guv" :D
     
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    My parents have a long drive with 'turn around' area, which one of my uncles used to make use of when visiting the local drinking establishment directly opposite. About 20 yrs ago another frequenter of said establishment obsiously thought 'I can do that as well' and popped his car on my dad drive (its clearly a driveway to a house). Dad though hmmm 'not having that' so he parked his own car at the driveway entrance.
    'Bout midnight and time for a last smoke he popped outside and there was a chap outside his car 'fuming'. Dad walked over to be told 'some b****y idiot has parked their car in my my way'. The response being 'that b****y idiot is me and this happens to be my b****y drive'.

    Sorry for the hijack...
     
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    I hope your dad's reply was

    "..............and I'll move it in the morning , once I've sobered up" :devil:
     
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    Well, after all that it appears that the car was moved not long after my first post. Oh the disappointment! :mad:

    After the day I've had I was quite looking forward to doing a good turn for my in-laws. :)
     
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    You already did - took their daughter off their hands! A nephew of mine, in his wedding reception speech, spoke of asking his future FIL for if he could marry the daughter. Future FIL's reply - "TAKE HER!!"
     

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