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Fecking do-gooders!

Just been to Darlington with the missus to watch the bonfire and fireworks.
Anyway, due to lack of parking spaces I took the first spot I could find, just off the main road and put two wheels on the grass so as not to get pranged by a passing car.
When it finished we walked back to the car and when we got there, some jobsworth was taking pictures of a van parked behind me. In the car I turned round and noticed he had turned the camera on my car! I got out the car and questioned him as to why he was taking pictures of it. He decided to whinge on about people parking on the verge every year and was going to report us. I made him delete the picture of my car as I was moving off anyway and told him to get a life.

Why do people do that? It is only a one yearly thing and I didn't tear up the grass so why bother?

GET A LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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some people just have FAR too much time on their hands, and enjoy reading the letters page in the daily mail
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I agree with Acapulco there.... these people just need to get out more!!! There is life beyond the local papers' write in section!!
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I agree with the bloke. Get off of his grass!

Just kidding! Nah, the other day a 'Police Community Support Officer' knocked on my door to ask my fiancee to take her car off the kerb.

Bare in mind we live down a quiet cul de sac in the middle of the suburbs and it is a flat kerb outside our own frigging house. She then got my father who was round at the time to move his car because he was parked on a corner, that was leading to a different section of the cul de sac. We moved them all, rather grudgingly, and watched as she started going round all the other houses in the street knocking on peoples doors asking them to take their cars off the street.

As it is Lisa now has to park her car on the road, instead of half on half off, meaning she sticks out further into the road and is more likely to cause an accident.

Do gooder fake police are a right pain in the ass, I appreciate what they CAN do for us, but this isn't one of the things I had in mind.
 
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I agree with the bloke. Get off of his grass!

Just kidding! Nah, the other day a 'Police Community Support Officer' knocked on my door to ask my fiancee to take her car off the kerb.

Bare in mind we live down a quiet cul de sac in the middle of the suburbs and it is a flat kerb outside our own frigging house. She then got my father who was round at the time to move his car because he was parked on a corner, that was leading to a different section of the cul de sac. We moved them all, rather grudgingly, and watched as she started going round all the other houses in the street knocking on peoples doors asking them to take their cars off the street.

As it is Lisa now has to park her car on the road, instead of half on half off, meaning she sticks out further into the road and is more likely to cause an accident.

Do gooder fake police are a right pain in the ass, I appreciate what they CAN do for us, but this isn't one of the things I had in mind.
Easy tiger!! We've had this argument about PCSO's before...!
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I know, and I recall me being all for them saying that they did a good job and all that. Oh how things have changed!

When you actually come across one, in this case an arrogant overweight woman who came across as a pompous ******, it certainly opens your eyes.

Obviously they aren't all like this, but she she did take offense when I told her to get off of Lisa's car as she used it to prop herself up and tapped the paintwork with the end of her pen whilst making points such as 'Parking off the road leaves a large gap in the road meaning people will drive faster'.

Hmm, so basically, she wants us to park in the road to slow people down...?

Stupid, rude idiot.
 
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she wants us to park in the road to slow people down...?.
Yes like the emergency services,we have same concerns round our way you have to double park to allow easy access
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They just can't make their minds up can they... I mean, how the hell are we meant to do things right when one moment they want us to leave gaps big enough for fire engines to get through easily, and also not park on pavements...

I'm beginning to despise the workings of this country!
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Will you park there next year?
 
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Will you park there next year?
Yeah I will just to **** him off!
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That's the spirit Fozzy!!!
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Yeah I will just to **** him off!


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On the flip side to this, as a pram pushing father, it really pees me of when I have to take my daughter onto the road because some thoughtless idiot has parked up on the pavement adjacent to a wall or fence.
Although I concede that there is an appropriate time and place when it is beneficial to mount the kerb, a little consideration for the needs of others (motorists AND pedestrians) doesn't go amiss.
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^^^ Yep you are quite right. Similarly, partially sighted and blind people have probs with cars parked like this.
 
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Well if it was his grass verge it must get a bit annoying having the grass torn apart by people parking there
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On the flip side to this, as a pram pushing father, it really pees me of when I have to take my daughter onto the road because some thoughtless idiot has parked up on the pavement adjacent to a wall or fence.
Although I concede that there is an appropriate time and place when it is beneficial to mount the kerb, a little consideration for the needs of others (motorists AND pedestrians) doesn't go amiss.
I wholeheartedly agree on this mate, and if not for the fact we are the last house at the end of this section of the cul de sac I would have pondered whether or not this was the best option.

As it is though, we are the last house, so it isn't as though anyone will require access to the pavement anyway.
 
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I despair at these rules too. Down my street 2 cars can BARELY pass, it is a narrow Sixties road.. The concrete hard-standing is ripped up in front of our house at the moment, as it had all cracked and needed replacing. Parking with 2 wheels up the kerb, and a nice wide path (8ft - I kid you not!!) I still got a 'reminder' stuck on my windscreen telling me not to do this in future. So I have to park all 4 wheels on the road, and nothing can get past easily, in fact there's a 4x4 that has to mount the opposing kerb with 2 wheels to drive past me, as the road is just so narrow.

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At work we are between a rock and a hard place on this. On the housing estates I work on (Council and Housing Assoc) we are forbidden by them from parking on the grass in narrow streets..which broadly speaking I agree with as tenants often make a flippin mess of their own backyards. (we get hauled up and warned if we are seen)

But then "helpful" tenants are abusive when you obstruct the narrow roadways, and occasionaly some have deliberately whacked wing mirrors to make their point.

Sometimes you just can't win.

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Just move the car and obey the rules ! You've driven into someone elses home area and rode 'ruff-shod' over their landscaped surroundings !

If you returned in the day light you will probably find that all the grass has turned to rutted mud !

We get it around our area and I'm fed up of it ! We have a beautiful village, and people park on the verges turning them to mud to avoid paying £1 in the car park.

Park somewhere else !
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Just move the car and obey the rules ! You've driven into someone elses home area and rode 'ruff-shod' over their landscaped surroundings !

If you returned in the day light you will probably find that all the grass has turned to rutted mud !

We get it around our area and I'm fed up of it ! We have a beautiful village, and people park on the verges turning them to mud to avoid paying 1 in the car park.

Park somewhere else !
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I despair at these rules too. Down my street 2 cars can BARELY pass, it is a narrow Sixties road.. The concrete hard-standing is ripped up in front of our house at the moment, as it had all cracked and needed replacing. Parking with 2 wheels up the kerb, and a nice wide path

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You MUST NOT park partially or wholly on the pavement in London, and should not do so elsewhere unless signs permit it. Parking on the pavement can obstruct and seriously inconvenience pedestrians, people in wheelchairs or with visual impairments and people with prams or pushchairs.
 
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On the flip side to this, as a pram pushing father, it really pees me of when I have to take my daughter onto the road because some thoughtless idiot has parked up on the pavement adjacent to a wall or fence.
Although I concede that there is an appropriate time and place when it is beneficial to mount the kerb, a little consideration for the needs of others (motorists AND pedestrians) doesn't go amiss.
As a dad to be I know where you are coming from although the grass was as wide as my car and then there was the pavement so I wasn't causing an obstruction to anyone. And to conclude, I don't make a habit of it.
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Just move the car and obey the rules ! You've driven into someone elses home area and rode 'ruff-shod' over their landscaped surroundings !

If you returned in the day light you will probably find that all the grass has turned to rutted mud !

We get it around our area and I'm fed up of it ! We have a beautiful village, and people park on the verges turning them to mud to avoid paying 1 in the car park.

Park somewhere else !
i'm sure you have done it before and it costs enough to run a car as it is without paying stupid prices to park my own car! And i didn't tear up the grass as stated in my explanation.
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