His Entitled Neighbor’s Parked Their FIVE Cars In Front of His House, So He Got a Handicap Space Installed to Help His Folks and Now His Neighbor’s Are Getting Towed Every Day

David’s dilemma about using a handicapped parking spot to ensure parking for his grandparents’ appointments raises questions about entitlement, fairness, and the importance of communication and compromise in shared living spaces.

A Lovely Place to Live

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A young man named David lives in his grandparents’ converted garage, which has full electrical and plumbing, and fiber optic internet.

A Good Grandson

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David’s grandparents no longer drive, but he does, and he often takes them to appointments, grocery shopping, and family functions. While David doesn’t mind doing this, it can be a challenge to find parking in their old neighborhood, which has no private street parking.

He Got a Handicap Space!

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To ensure that he has a spot to park when he needs it, David schedules his trips in advance and asks his neighbors to leave a spot open for him. However, when new neighbors moved in with five cars and refused to leave a spot for David, he got a handicapped parking pass from the city and had a handicapped parking spot installed in front of his grandparents’ house.

Ticketing and Towed

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While this allowed David to park legally, it also meant that other cars were being ticketed and towed for parking in the spot. David’s neighbors were upset with him, calling him a jerk for taking up a spot that he didn’t even need most of the time.

He Felt Guilty

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David felt guilty about the situation, but his grandfather said he did the right thing, while his grandmother wanted him to make peace with the neighbors. He didn’t intend to cause any neighborly rifts, he was just trying to live in peace and help his grandparents out.

A Gray Area

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David’s story highlights the challenges of living in a neighborhood with limited parking and the importance of communication and compromise in resolving conflicts. It also raises questions about entitlement, fairness, and the gray area between asserting one’s needs and being a Jerk.

Further Conflict or an Easy Life?

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Ultimately, David will have to decide whether to continue using the handicapped parking spot and risk further conflict with his neighbors, or to try to find a different solution that works for everyone. It’s a difficult situation and one that will require careful consideration and communication to resolve.

Straight to the Internet

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David was unsure if he actually was the jerk here and was starting to second guess himself. He decided to turn to the internet for some friendly advice and posted on a popular Reddit forum.

The Internet Responds

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This commenter wrote, “Why does anyone need 5 cars when it requires on-street parking for 4 of them? Just selfish would be my guess. Entitled people are always the first to make a big stink when they are inconvenienced. I hope you made sure that the other neighbors knew why you had to go the route you did. Your new neighbors’ ingratitude cost them the use of the extra parking space.”

More Internet Comments

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Another person posted this opinion, “Normally I roll my eyes a little when people complain about others parking in front of their houses, but your grandparents obviously have enough of a need that you qualified for the disabled parking tag and spot. Your neighbor knows what disabled parking is and chooses to ignore that. That’s on them.”

A Final Comment

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This last person commented and said this, “he made good faith efforts to communicate with the neighbors and they didn’t respond in a neighborly fashion. They could have given him a little leeway on the 0.1% time he needs that spot. If they had given some leeway, that spot would still be available to them the rest of the time.”

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