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    Default What would you do? Parking in driveway

    What would you do? What do you think I did?

    You've on your way home from a big long walk with the double pram.... You're nearing home, in suburbia. A car is parked across the footpath (in a driveway), when there is plenty of room on the road for them to park (it's illegal to park on the footpath where I live, not that people take notice of this).

    You can push the pram a little out of your way, walk it on the road detour around the car and then go back up on the footpath.

    Or you can detour on the other side of the car, on the homeowners yard... Where there is a tightish fit between the car and a ground level rockery garden with some bushes and quite a few small plants. I have heard of some people leaving notes on the windscreen in cases like this.

    Anyhow... What would you do and what do you think I did?

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    Walk around, in whichever way is easiest. Life's too short to take a stand against everything.

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    Detour around the car and not give it a second thought.
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    I would walk on the road and back up, wouldn't really bother me.

    I'm going to guess you went on their yard.

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    I'd walk around without even realising its a problem - and if that's your biggest worry of the day then you must have a great life !

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    Would just walk around the car and not even think about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by anewme View Post
    Detour around the car and not give it a second thought.
    Which way?

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    Take the easiest detour to get around it and not give it a second thought. It's illegal where I live to, but meh. I live in an inner city suburb and it can be really hard to get a park near your house, and most driveways are narrow so you can't get your car all the way on to your property. I do it sometimes, and then the cars on the road have moved so it looks like I had plenty of room to park but I didn't.
    I also used to do it at an old house of ours...I had a newborn, just turned two, and not quite 4 year old. Sometimes I couldn't even get a park in my street on the road, so parking at the entrance of the driveway it was. If someone had left a note on my windscreen I wouldn't even have read it. No way was I walking a block with kids those ages (sometimes one or two would be asleep, sometimes I'd have a car full of groceries) because it inconvenienced someone to walk around my car.

    I actually hate that it's illegal to park like that. I think it's a stupid law tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Which way?
    Whatever was easiest without causing damage to anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Party of Three View Post
    Take the easiest detour to get around it and not give it a second thought. It's illegal where I live to, but meh. I live in an inner city suburb and it can be really hard to get a park near your house, and most driveways are narrow so you can't get your car all the way on to your property. I do it sometimes, and then the cars on the road have moved so it looks like I had plenty of room to park but I didn't.
    I also used to do it at an old house of ours...I had a newborn, just turned two, and not quite 4 year old. Sometimes I couldn't even get a park in my street on the road, so parking at the entrance of the driveway it was. If someone had left a note on my windscreen I wouldn't even have read it. No way was I walking a block with kids those ages (sometimes one or two would be asleep, sometimes I'd have a car full of groceries) because it inconvenienced someone to walk around my car.

    I actually hate that it's illegal to park like that. I think it's a stupid law tbh.
    Yeah inner city parking can suck...

    This was suburbia.. Huge driveways and spacious streets, no cars on the street at the time anywhere near the house in question...


 

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