December 16, 2003 10:17 PM Subscribe
My girlfriend and I live in a small 4-unit apartment building in a residential part of Berkeley. Our neighbor, who lives in the house next door, just bitched her out for leaving her car parked on the curb adjoining his driveway. Her car, a small, gas-efficient economy car, is in perfect order, and was correctly parked, but she'd overstayed Berkeley's 72-consecutive-hour limit by a day or two, and he was miffed. He parks in his own garage, and seems to have no pity for her, even though the reason her car rarely moves is that she takes public transit to class daily. Anything we can do about this? How seriously would you take his threat to have the car towed next time?
posted by scarabic to human relations (32 answers total)
Really, I don't know what he expects. His complaint would seem to be resolved if she'd simply move her car back and forth to different spots every day. It's not as if she's left some junker sitting there collecting rust. She just doesn't drive every single day. I would think that Berkeley folk would call that a good thing. He calls it "using the street as a parking lot."