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Riot advice sought on an unwelcome car

By dr.evil - 19 February 2009 76

Johnboy’s garaging cars at home poll reminded me to ask you lovely people for some advice…

We Evils live very near to a town centre – i.e. our street has parking sign only allowing parking within certain periods of the day.

This seems to make most people park in the paid parking areas closer to their workplaces.

However, we seem to get a car consistently parking up on the grassed area between the road and our home (on what I would call our front lawn). 

Therefore, to cleverly avoid getting a parking ticket this car is disguised to be garaged at our residence. I guess they have avoided paying for parking and/or are looking after the health with the extended walk into work.

I know that technically I can’t do anything about the 6m of land up from the road, but what about the car? I’d like to hear your thoughts…

What’s Your opinion?


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Riot advice sought on an unwelcome car
The Brad 2:57 pm 19 Feb 09

Get a few strong friends over, and turn the car 180 degrees. Mess with the owners mind.

ok, might need a lot of friends to do this.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 2:57 pm 19 Feb 09

Don’t damage the car. Plant some trees/shrubs with stakes around them on the spot where they park. If the trees/shrubs get damaged by the car, report it to the police.

jakez 2:52 pm 19 Feb 09

I’d start off with a polite note. If that doesn’t work, call the relevant bureaucrat. If that doesn’t work, come be bitter about the Government with me.

The Brad 2:50 pm 19 Feb 09

Put a “for sale” sign on their window.

screaming banshee 2:44 pm 19 Feb 09

deflate the odd tyre perhaps

niftydog 2:44 pm 19 Feb 09

Build a front porch, purchase some overalls, a rocking chair and a shotgun, learn to play banjo, start a chewing tobacco habit etc etc…

Yup, city rangers. The parking arrangements are obviously intended to stop non-residents from parking in your street so I’m sure they’ll see it your way.

Fiona 2:43 pm 19 Feb 09

NoAddedMSG said :

Plant a couple of shrubs on the strip, then put posts around them so the car can’t just drive over them. I think this would be a karmically neutral move. If you actually water them and keep the plants alive, it becomes karmically positive.

Failing that, large rocks on the ground tend to deter cars.

Only if you don’t flout the water restictions, right?

gingermick 2:42 pm 19 Feb 09

Got a hammer?

peterh 2:39 pm 19 Feb 09

get a great big white sticker, and cover their front windscreen.

fnaah 2:38 pm 19 Feb 09

Buy a wheel clamp and charge them $50 to unlock it.

NoAddedMSG 2:36 pm 19 Feb 09

Plant a couple of shrubs on the strip, then put posts around them so the car can’t just drive over them. I think this would be a karmically neutral move. If you actually water them and keep the plants alive, it becomes karmically positive.

Failing that, large rocks on the ground tend to deter cars.

The Brad 2:26 pm 19 Feb 09

And if you do decide to do something about it, when/if you see them, tell them it was the people up the road, and you tried to stop them. Otherwise, it may be not Karma seeking retribution.

Clown Killer 2:25 pm 19 Feb 09

I suspect that the guy might just be lucky. Years ago I used to rent a place in Turner and being a group house we used to have cars all over the shop. Every couple of months one of us would get a parking ticket for being up on the grass curb. From recollection the infringement used to read “Parked on ACT Land – Other” which I always thought to be odd given that just about everywhere in Canberra is ACT land.

In terms of solving your problem, have you tried calling TAMS and reporing an abandonned vehicle? Hust tell them its been there for a fornight … with any luck they’ll come and tow it away.

The Brad 2:24 pm 19 Feb 09

Is it merely annoying, or actually a nuisance.

If it’s a nuisance, I’d write a polite letter, and stick it on their front window. Hopefully they’ll desist.

If it’s merely annoying, I’d suffer it out, and hope that Karma gets them.

If it’s really annoying, write on the windows, in Lipstick “Don’t park here”
If it’s really really annoying, smear something disgusting on their door handles,e.g. Anthrax.
If it’s really really really annoying, have them towed away.
And then hope that Karma doesn’t get you.

Gungahlin Al 2:21 pm 19 Feb 09
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