June 2, 2024 at 1:44 am

Their Neighbors Insisted On Using Their Driveway, And After Many Confrontations She Lost Her Cool

by Sarrah Murtaza

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Respecting privacy and personal space is a part of basic ethics.

However, some people just don’t understand it, they would take everything for granted and exploit you while they can!

This girl took a stand for herself and her husband and told her neighbors they can’t use their driveway all the TIME!

Let’s see what went down.

AITA for telling my neighbor to stop using my driveway?

For some context: we live in a city where some houses share driveways and most houses are two families (apartment upstairs and apartment downstairs).

We own a 2 family house and there’s another one next door where there front door for the upstairs apartment is next to our driveway.

But they do have their own driveway.

These neighbors started invading her driveway and she was not taking it.

We have owned the house for 2 years now but my husband has lived here his whole life.

He says they’ve been using our driveway to park for a few minutes or to unload their groceries or have their users park in the driveway.

They’ve also had their food delivery drivers park in the driveway for years and it’s always annoyed him, but he didn’t own the house then so he never said anything.

Now that he does we’ve asked them on multiple occasions to stop using our driveway to a point we started putting a cone at the end of our driveway.

Here’s where the problem started.

It was tolerable while they were using it to drop stuff off, but parking in someone else’s spot?

About 2 weeks ago I am making the bed and look over to the TV to see that there is someone parked in our driveway and our cone is moved in front of our car, we park in the back of the driveway (it’s the length of the house).

So I go out there and see the car is turned off and there is no one around.

I go up to their front door and shout up their stairs to tell them to move their car and they have to stop using my driveway and that I’ve told them multiple times.

She was quick to take action..

They have their own driveway, use it and to stop using ours.

They started yelling that it was just for a few minutes blah blah blah. I told them I don’t care. It’s not your property and to stop doing it.

Now a few days ago my husband wasn’t home and the cone was at the end of the driveway.

I walk over to the window and see they’ve moved the cone again and parked in our driveway to drop stuff off.

Things escalated after these neighbors started using their driveway AGAIN!

I went out there and said hey stop using our driveway I don’t know how many times I have to tell you but do it again and I will contact your landlord and have your car towed.

They stared yelling at me that who cares it’s just a driveway.

I told them when they start paying my property taxes they can use it and when they own their own house they’ll understand why it’s so annoying to have people doing this.

They moved their car while screaming out the window how miserable I am and I just kept saying thank you and walked inside.

That’s some drama over a driveway.

But bc I wouldn’t let them continue yelling and kept saying thank you they got out of their car and started to walk up to my house to fight me and I just continued to walk inside.

Am I the a****** here? Should I just let this go or stick to my guns?

It’s not like this couple made an unreasonable demand.

Folks on Reddit had an opinion about this story, let’s see what they had to say!

This person thinks the neighbor’s are bizarre for going all they way to cause all the inconvenience.

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This person is shocked at the neighbor’s actions and says that the girl should have their car towed.

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This person believes that locking their driveway would be a good option.

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This person thinks that doing a good deed and returning favors would have been a nice way to establish a good relation.

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This person wants the neighbor’s car to get towed for such behavior.

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Now those are some suggestions!

This girl simply wanted her driveway to not be occupied by her neighbors and that’s a fair demand of living in shared spaces!

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