First comes me changing my evil road warrior ways and instead of confronting/berating every vehicle that excessively encroaches on mine and my bike’s space, I come up with this entirely verbose and overtly diplomatic manner of raising awareness.
Now this morning as I’m moving the cans down to the curb for trash pick-up, I encounter a Mercedes partially blocking our driveway — not the most egregious ever, but still worthy of me speed dialing parking enforcement and having the tard ticketed.
Instead, I come upstairs and tap this notice out on the keyboard:
To the owner of this Mercedes:
You are partially blocking the driveway. To you it may not seem like much, but this is a tight two-car garage, and any infringement â€“ such as how youâ€™ve chosen to leave your vehicle â€“ makes it difficult to exit and enter.
In the past Iâ€™ve never bothered leaving notes, Iâ€™ve just contacted parking enforcement to have any such offending vehicles ticketed and/or towed. But Iâ€™m trying a different angle: Iâ€™m attempting to be considerate and respectful towards people who arenâ€™t in the hope that the next time youâ€™ll be a bit more attentive.
We’ll see how that works out. If it doesn’t, parking enforcement is just a phone call away.
I even saved the file to my desktop for potential future use with other infringers.