Ever battled over a handicap spot, or staged war over a space you laboriously dug out during a snowstorm? -East Coast problem for sure.
I came home the other night to find a neighbor parked in my spot. A little annoyed at first, (I paid for it, even has my last name on the sign) but I didn’t get my panties in a bunch. Maybe it wasn’t intentional.
There are signs inside our condo building to honor handicap spots or risk being towed to the cost of $600. I know I’d appreciate a heads up if the tables were turned.
The following morning I left a note on the neighbors’ car saying, Reminder, handicap spot, thank you! I thought I might see it crumpled on the street but instead spotted a crisp note on my windshield. Uh oh, it’s on! I picked it up tentatively.
It read, I humbly apologize for parking in your space. Please forgive me. It will NEVER happen again. He signed his name and left his unit number.
Wow! Unexpected! I realized the man who parked in my space also offered to rinse off my car months ago while he was cleaning his.
Winter is officially here. Last year we had a three-foot snow storm. Maybe, if I ask nicely, my new buddy can dig me out of any future messes. Just saying!
- How have you navigated these situations before?
- Any helpful tips?