Gated community, some homes with garages and some without. There are limited parking within the gate, however, there is parking outside the gate.
My section within the gate have four homes beside each other. All of us have garages except one neighbor and there are 4 parking spaces. One parking space is designated to her since she does not have a garage or driveway and one the previous owner told me we own and another owner owns another.
When we first moved in the neighborhood people parked in the parking space, being the nice person that I am I wrote a note saying don't park here. They stopped, however, she now parks in front of the fire hydrant. This woman tries to be confrontational, so I have heard. I don't deal with her, but my neighbor beside me is always arguing with her because she parks in front if her driveway and than will tell her, "all you have to do is knock on the door." WTF.
Okay, so where am I going with this. Wednesday, Halloween, we pull into the gate and the whole section is full. Cars are everywhere and people are hanging outside. We never have this, I am HOT, HEATED, but I knew not to say anything yet.
Thursday, on our listserv, another neighbor in another section put out a email about parking in their section. So, I responded to her email with this:
We have signs coming into the gate that talks about towing and I have yet to see someone towed.
This is ridiculous.(I Signed it with my government name and my street address)
So after this email, one of the police officers who live there sent a email saying that he will contact me later on steps I can follow. I don't think she liked that because this is what she sent:
WHEN I HAVE VISITOR'S OVER THEY EITHER PARK IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE, NEXT TO THE CURB, OR IN THE AVAILABLE PARKING SPACE. WHEN THE AVAILABLE PARKING SPACE IS BEING USED, THAT IS WHEN THEY PARK IN FRONT OF THE FIRE HYDRANT. TWICE, A THREATENING NOTE WAS PLACED ON A VISITOR'S CAR THAT WAS PARKED IN THE AVAILABLE SPACE, IN THE NOTE IT STATED THAT THE SPACE WAS A PRIVATE PARKING SPACE. There are NO PRIVATE PARKING SPACES in (our section)
Can you feel the anger!! This shit is too fucking funny. She is so angry, screaming, the boldness of it all, and than the color red too. Whew wee, could it be because you maybe guilty of something.
So, let's dissect her email for a second, before we move on.
1. Is the curb a parking space.....uh no. we have lines drawn for parking spaces and it is not by her house.
2. She states that if the parking space is filled, that she parks in front of the fire hydrant - is that NOT what I said. It's illegal.
3. When we bought this house, the old owner told us we owned that parking space. When someone parked in it before, the neighbor that is right beside us said, man they are trying you, that is your space. Let me just tell you gals, no one parks in that space, not even her, unless she feels froggy, but majority of the time she does not, remember she parks in front of the fire hydrant. If she believed that was not our space, she should have said so, or approach me about. She never has, we could have handled it then. As far as threatening letters, not true, it was a promise. I clearly stated this is a private parking space, if you continue to park here I will have your car towed.
Now people, if Urban is wrong, I am woman enough to say - Hey, I thought that was my space, that is what the owner told us. It's no biggy, we have a freaking garage. However, you still can't make parking spaces in front of the curb and in front of the fire hydrant - oh and her parking space, the one that is hers have a car in it that doesn't work!!!
So, instead of responding right away and after I deleted my email three times. I responded with this:
(Parking section name) have 4 parking spaces, they are outlined by the white lines. If a car is parked outside of that white line than it is not in a parking space. Cars are parked in front of the fire hydrant, it has been done on numerous occasions. There is no need to scream, we can converse like adults. I will send an email to you and (HOA president) and we can ask for a meeting for the neighbors at (Our section).
And than I sent this:
Good morning (HOA Prez and cc'ed her on it),
Can you meet with the homeowners in references to the rules and regulations of parking in the section of (ours)
Thank you,The only changes to these emails is to the names and sections, I don't need Jason or Michael Myers coming to the crib.
So, I called Mr. Urban and told him what happened and to go and take pics of her in front of the fire hydrant (and she was) oh, and someone was parked in front of our driveway (from her house), he took a picture of that and told them to move (they did). See, hubby was home during the day and they weren't expecting it.
Where do we stand: no where, I think this lady is use to bulling people and she didn't expect me to respond to her crazy ass. She has yet to respond to either of my emails. Believe me people, I am not confrontational, don't look it either. However, I do believe in communicating and not being punked.
This morning - 2 cars parked in front of the curb and fire hydrant.
My aunt use to shake my brother when he was bad and say "I rebuke you satan." (see why I feel the way I fell about org religion)!! I think I might call her and ask her to come shake someone.
Have a great weekend!!