Their Retired Neighbour Kept Complaining About Their Parking, and It Sparked a Hilariously Petty Feud That Involved the Police, Tax Dodges, and an Unruly Hedge

A woman recently went online to share the story of how her parents and their elderly neighbor became embroiled in a crazy battle over a parking spot neither of them owned. Here’s her story.

It was typical suburbia

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“When I was younger, we lived in a suburban neighborhood on a narrow street with single family homes,” the woman began. “Each home had a driveway, and there was additional public parking on the street, leaving only one lane for driving.”

They parked on the street

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“There was a public parking spot in front of our hedge that we used for our second car. Opposite our house lived an elderly man named Bob. His driveway was directly across from our hedge.

They didn’t like Bob

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The woman explained that Bob was a stereotypically grumpy retiree. He also micromanaged his son, who had taken over running the family business.

Bob didn’t like their parking

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Bob was always complaining about the woman’s family parking in front of their hedge, as it blocked him from exiting his driveway.

He went to war

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Before long, Bob was regularly writing them, telling them to stop parking in front of their own hedge. He then began writing the local authorities and even contacted the police about it.

However, there was nothing anyone could do because it was a public parking space.

A mystery car appeared

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One day, after the woman’s parents had left for work, a new car appeared in the parking spot and stayed there for a couple of days. It then disappeared before returning for a week. It left again, but it was soon back, staying for a whole month.

They worked it out

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Bob had taken the insane step of getting a second car just so he could park it outside his neighbor’s house. Oddly enough, he didn’t have any problem exiting his driveway when his own car was parked opposite.

They retaliated

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The woman’s parents responded by trying to steal the spot whenever possible. This escalated to reporting Bob to the authorities for every petty issue they could find: his hedge being too tall or was growing over a traffic sign, etc.

Things came to a head

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At one point, Bob left his second car parked in the spot for four months. The woman’s parents eventually needed to cut their own hedge, but Bob’s car was blocking them. Even when the woman’s dad threatened to take an electric hedge trimmer to it, Bob wouldn’t move the car.

But then the woman’s parents made a discovery.

It wasn’t Bob’s car

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They did some digging and found out the offending car actually belonged to Bob’s son’s business. They approached his son and asked him to move it, but he refused too.

So they took the fight to Bob’s son too.

They won

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It turns out you can’t write company cars off against tax if you’re using them for mostly personal reasons — such as stealing your dad’s neighbors’ parking space — so the woman’s parents reported Bob’s son to the tax authorities.

Within a week, the car was gone, and the woman’s parents regained control of a parking space they didn’t own.

The internet responded

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The internet loved the woman’s story. “A story where both parties are petty and anyone else involved would think both are overreacting,” said one. “Bravo!”

“Bob was in the wrong, and your parents outsmarted him,” said another.

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