So I did something stupid the other day. One of my next door neighbors (the one with 15-20 people) parked in such a way that they blocked the edge of the driveway. I had to cut to the left when I back out of my driveway.
Well I was in a mood on Tuesday when I got home from work and I called the sheriff office to have them ticketed. Two deputies knocked on my door a half hour later. They said that the dispatcher had said that my driveway was totally blocked. They asked me if I had spoken with the neighbor. I hadn’t because they don’t speak English and I was not in the mood for parking charades.
They proceeded to give me the “you are a real dick” attitude. Of course because they were in uniform, I completely caved in (reminds me too much of my dad).
They did ask everyone to move, but I felt like I had just scorched the earth. Meanwhile the county zoning does nothing and now a dead tree is leaning towards my house. I am sooooo frustrated with our county. They treat you like a racist for wanting zoning, parking and public safety laws enforced.
I would move if I could, but my property won’t sell in this market with two flophouses in the neighborhood. I swear a couple of simple steps today will prevent a huge problem down the road. But they don’t want to hear it. So stable families continue to move out of the neighborhood and high density rentals keep moving in. I am sure in ten years they will wonder what they could have done…but then it will be too late.