An update on the driveway sage. I have been putting the trash bin at the end of the driveway- with a bit of it on the road. I started doing this after someone parked their car blocking us out on Friday. They didn’t move the car until I called the police on Saturday night. The police had to call them and ask them to move it. No ticket just a friendly call. GRRRR!! The bin stops people from just willy nilly parking and blocking me in/out. It has worked really well. It’s a bit of a pain having to move the bin into place and out of the way but the alternative is aneurysm inducing.

The only people that have tried to move the bin have been women. It pains me to say this as I consider myself a femanist but what the hell is is about young attractive women?? You know the type that bee-bops down the road thinking they poop ice cream. I have caught these women trying to move the bin. HELLOOOOO!! WTF do you think you’re doing?? Don’t you LOOOOK??? Can’t you SEEEEEEEE that the bin is in front of a drive way??? Does it ever register in that vacant head of yours to wonder what a bin is doing there?? Perhaps glance around at your surroundings and realize it’s a DRIVEWAY!!! GRRRRR!!!

OK, rant over.


  1. loni
    July 10, 2008 /

    Your rants are so funny! Girls who think they poop ice cream, I was rolling!

  2. byrney
    July 10, 2008 /

    Oh no!!!!!!! Your driveway sagas make my blood boil and its not even my driveway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How do you not have a criminal record for assault/damage etc etc??? I’m sure I would.
    P.S. I bet they are air head Bini drivers too lol!!!!!

  3. Rachel
    July 10, 2008 /

    Holy Cats!!! I would be fuming! I can’t believe their audacity. Yes, I’m surprised you haven’t decked someone yet. Or used your own car to “move” theirs.

    Hey, I just remembered something from my high school years. We were on a youth trip and some uppity woman parked too close to our car so that we couldn’t open the doors. When we asked politely if she would move it, she responded rudely and walked away. We had a bunch of guys with us who picked up her car and turned it sideways in the space. You could find some big burly guys to move the cars into the middle of the street, perhaps then the cops would ticket them. LOL

  4. maria
    July 11, 2008 /

    nah!! you are so in the right!! what knuckleheads!! Do you actualy go out and ‘have a word’ with them when they try to move the bin??

  5. habitual
    July 11, 2008 /

    OMG – can you imagine if it was Boston? They would lose teeth for such acts. Why don’t you just go outside and key their car? Or hammer a nail into their tire? Seriously, that would teach them. I would go out under the cover of darkness and drag my house key along the car.*

    Why aren’t there “no parking” signs? Or can you spraypaint a bold yellow strip at the end of your drive?

    *I’ve clearly lived in East Cambridge too long……I’m a monster, cuz I’m only half kidding. There’s neighborhood wars here over parking.

  6. habitual
    July 11, 2008 /

    Oooo…Ooo….I know.

    Print up some little cards that say “hey asshole, next time you park here I will slash your tires”….or…..”smash your windshield”….or the old standby “have you towed”. And then you would have a clear conscience that at least you warned them.

    I would go insane if it was me. I would be like Bill Murray in Caddyshack stalking the gophers…all camo’d out and sitting at my window with binoculars. For real.

  7. Lindy
    July 14, 2008 /

    Good news on the parking front- they might be introducing resident only permit parking! Woohoo!! Of course they’re still in the survey part of it but at least it’s on the agenda.