Nasty ‘don’t park this monstrosity here’ notes left on bright pink van
A worker was accused of being ‘inconsiderate’ after parking his ‘monstrosity’ of a bright pink van in his own street. The man had left the brightly-coloured truck he uses for work in Ravenscliffe Road, Kidsgrove, just down from his home. But the following morning, he was surprised to find an aggressive note from ‘four unhappy neighbours’ on the windscreen.
It read: “Why don’t you park this monstrosity of a van next to your own house? Very inconsiderate. From at least four unhappy neighbours.”
Laughing it off, the van driver was then shocked to find another strongly-worded letter the next day. Written in block capitals, it read: “PARK THIS MONSTROSITY IN FRONT OF YOUR! OWN HOUSE.
The first note that was left on the van
The man explained to StokeonTrentLive that he had actually chosen to park where he did to prevent congestion. He said: “I received this note after parking a works van – to be fair a horrible pink colour – further up the road to allow cars past as it’s too narrow outside my house. “I tried speaking to the neighbour after I parked it but he blanked me.
I suspect it’s the same neighbour who parks his van also in the street.” After receiving the second note, the man added: “I wouldn’t mind if they came and spoke to me in person about it. They definitely know where I live.
“It’s a works van, so not my choice. It’s only ever parked there overnight, once every fortnight, maybe less often.” Do you think the man was wrong to not park outside his house? Have your say in the comments here.
And here’s some other drivers who have been on the receiving end of passive aggressive notes…
Perhaps the most memorable note of all is the one left by Kirsty Sharman who ended up in court and even had to move home.
The shocking note left on the ambulance
Jobless Sharman was arrested after she left an expletive-riddled message for ambulance workers telling them to “move your van from outside my house” in Tunstall.
The then 26-year-old – who didn’t even own a car – also launched a verbal attack on the crew back in 2018. The full note read: “If this van is for anyone but Number 14 then you have no right to be parked here. “I couldn’t give a s*** if the whole street collapses.
Now move your van from outside my house.” Staffordshire Police charged her with a section 5 public order offence and she was fined ?285 at North Staffordshire Justice Centre. It later emerged that Sharman had been evicted from her home after neighbours made 150 complaints.
The note was left on the windscreen of an NHS worker
Meanwhile, a Royal Stoke worker came up with the perfect response after she received an aggressive parking note at the start of the pandemic.
The nurse has just finished a 12-hour shift when she discovered the handwritten and threatening letter on her windscreen in Fenpark Road, Fenton. Written in capital letters, the note read: “How f***ing stupid and dangerouse (sic) parking here do it again you will be sorry!!!!!” However, the nurse replied explaining that she has been struggling to find a place to park on returning home as no-one was using their cars during lockdown.
Photos of the notes were shared on the Our Fenton Facebook page and prompted dozens of people to show their support.
The nurse’s reply was brilliant
The nurse’s response read: “Whilst most people were out clapping for the NHS, you were writing this. “I am a nurse and working long hours in this very stressful time. Please choose your words wisely.
“Every evening I have arrived home from work this week there has been nowhere for me to park as most people are staying at home. “This note has been reported and I ask all of my neighbours to please look out for anyone acting suspicious around my car. “This note is shameful in any circumstance but even more so at a time like this.”
She finished the letter off with #bekind.
Another such note was left on Terri Carter’s white Audi on a Stoke-on-Trent street, which read: ‘Are you a dealer? Could you get me some gear? I’ve been told to look for the white Audi. call me – xxxxxxx – The G Man xx
Terri, who found the note on her car while at work, said: “Came back to my car after completing a home visit at work and found this on my windscreen. “Don’t know which is more hilarious, him calling me a drug dealer or him calling himself the G man and expecting me to get in touch.”
Sarah Crossley, from Meir, received the demanding note (above) when she visited a friend. It read: “How many times do I need to tell u people.
This is a PRIVATE. My house. Don’t park here.
I need my parking.” An anonymous NHS worker was left flummoxed after being sent a passive aggressive letter about parking outside her home. The mum – who only just moved to Alsager six months ago – was dismayed after receiving the typed note in the post signed from her ‘loving neighbours’.
The letter explained at length that Talke Road is a ‘civilised’ street used by parents to walk their ‘beloved’ children to school.
The letter the woman received
It then accused the family of being responsible for blocking the pavement and forcing two elderly ladies to walk in the road. Imploring them to show ‘kindness’, the note went on to say: “Can you imagine if they were knocked down because you had blocked the kerb?” However, the householder insisted that it must have been a case of mistaken identity as they can fit both cars on their drive.
The note left on a West Midlands ambulance in Stafford.
Finally, paramedics dealing with a ‘life-threatening situation’ in Stafford were also astonished to find a note left on their ambulance reading: ‘Blocking path – why?’.
The patient who the crew was dealing with was later blue-lighted to hospital.
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