Or should it be: ‘like thy neighbor’?. Whatever one prefers, it’s normally up to the person. In my case, it’s neither.
I’m not referring to my neighbors on our floor, it’s my parking neighbor. I am normally a cheerful, easy to get along well person. In fact, here in the neighborhood they think I’m just sweet and likeable, of course they don’t know my dark side as they haven’t crossed the line just yet. This parking neighbor is an exception, as they live on a different building but it’s just unlucky that they have to be my parking neighbor. I have very valid reasons not to like her. They drive a Honda Odyssey, a van that’s good for a family of 6. The people driving the van are the husband and wife and one of the kids. It’s the woman that really gets me as she is the one that uses the van more often than any of the drivers in the family because she stays home and do a lot of errands (she has 4 kids). What does she do, for me not to like her?
1. she parks the van with the tires on the line markers(divider) meaning when she opens her door to get out, she’d hit our car.
2. she parks slanted, diagonal and tires turned to our car.
3. she’s parked numerous times in our parking spot even if the spots are marked with owner’s identification(this is annoying to me, as I seldom head out and even if I can park in her own spot, who knows when I go out).
4. two times when she did #3, she had the audacity to write a note and left on the windshield accusing me of parking on theirs. guess what I (the monster) did? I didn’t hesitate to go up to their residence and tell her I didn’t, she did, so I wound up taking theirs when I got home.
5. since then, when she takes our spot, I personally go just to tell her to move her van out of my spot and this happened twice already. one time it was raining hard, she had to come down with her 2 year old (no other person in their house to watch the kid) in the middle of a downpour.
6. the front door passenger side of our car is filled with little dents. I had it repaired by the dealership (paintless dent removal) two years ago but now we’re back to these dents again.
7. our car mysteriously had a huge dent the size of a human fist at the corner part of the trunk(the side closest to the van). I brought the car to the dealership for body repair hoping they can do a paintless repair, but no. I had to leave the car for three days and paid $500 plus taxes. The dealership’s diagnosis?– the dent must have been from a higher vehicle. It makes sense as it is exactly in the corner and being the careless woman that she is she must have steered the wheel prematurely while pulling out. It would have been ridiculous claiming from our insurance because it may penalize us in the long run, as the insurance company can increase the premiums.
Now, can you blame me if I don’t like her? Even if I see her around in the parking area , I act as if there’s nobody there. Not for anything and it’s not my business, but their van is only two years old, but it looks like it’s ten years old and the inside is probably more filthy than a dog house as it is filled with clutter on the floor and seats you wonder how they move around while inside.
This is just one downside to living in a high rise or condominium living as they say. You not only share your walls, you share a lot of the common areas. A reason good enough not to want to continue living around here. I can’t wait… The countdown begins.
This is it for today…in My World.