I live on Montauk Hwy in Amagansett. It is a well known busy road. I have a fairly big drive way, so it is used all the time by people turning around. We don't mind, so it doesn't bother us.
The other day I was in my house when I heard a car pull in. I thought it was one of my family members coming home. I looked out the window and noticed a black Mercedes parked halfway in my driveway, and half sticking out in the road. They way she was parked, she was blocking the driveway from anyone else pulling in, and I was expecting people home at any moment.
Another woman appears with her bike. I assumed that the woman with the bike had a flat tire or something, and called a friend to pick her up. Instead of loading the bike up, and leaving, they proceed to have a chat and laughing. I noticed cars heading west had to swerve towards oncoming traffic to avoid hitting these two woman.
I go to the front door, and say nicely to them, is everything all right.
"Yes, we are fine." They go back to their conversation.
I say, "if you need to you can pull all the way in to load the bike in the car, so you are not close to the street."
They proceed to say, "no it is okay."
I tell them that I am expecting people home any minute and they won't be able to pull into the driveway.
They look at me like I have two heads. "We are just talking we will leave in a few minutes, what is the big deal?"
I am a little shocked. I said nicely, "I just don't want to see anyone get into an accident." They rolled their eyes at me, and I just walked back into my house. It wasn't like I went out there threatening to call the police if they didn't get off my property.
A woman was hit pulling into her driveway on this road down the street, so that is why I was concerned.
- The Driveway Bouncer
Driveway Owner, you simply witnessed the overwhelming sense of ENTITLEMENT these people have, even when trespassing on our property out here. The more polite and cordial you are to them when they infringe on your space, the more they will take advantage, often just for the sake of it. I have tried to take the "high road" approach in situations like yours; it just dosent work with these arrogant fucks. May I suggest next time approaching with a FIRM and ASSERTIVE yowl of 'Git Off My Property, now! Look them right in the eye when you do this, and of course if you have a barking, sputtering, snapping dog alongside you it always helps. You may even want to play up some mental instability and scare them off this way. The polite route just won't cut it anymore.ReplyDelete