Lack of parking space in terraced housing estates

Lack of parking space in terraced housing estates has led to innovative minds coming up with unique ways to reserve some parking space.

I’ve seen people reserve parking space for themselves by placing flower pots and tong sampahs (rubbish bins) in that little curb right outside or across from their homes. This is the most common method.

I’ve even seen one person reserve his little parking space by placing thumbtacks and other sharp little objects on the road right outside his house. Park there at your own peril!

However the most recent method that I’ve come across has got to be my neighbour’s. He has resorted to parking right outside my gate, placing a cone or his beautiful tong sampah on our shared curb whilst leaving his own porch and gate completely clear just so he could reserve a few strategic parking spaces.

Getting strategic parking spaces is very important you see. Afterall, with his multi vehicles and his family going in and out of the house at different times of the day and night, he can’t very well park his multi-vehicles in his porch as well as in front of his own gate now, can he? He also cannot park right across the road from his house for that would mean it would be difficult to reverse out of his porch. Neither can he park on the shared curb too close to his side of the curb because that would mean that it would be too hard to drive into his own porch and no, he cannot park in front of his own gate because that would inconvenience his own family members when they want to get in or out of the house.

Sigh. Some people are just so downright selfish.

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4 thoughts on “Lack of parking space in terraced housing estates

  1. reading your post remind me of my neighbour too. She doesn’t own any car but her precious daughter have, who like to park in front of my gate or blocking my gate. Each time her precious daughter visit her I have to call her to reverse her car when I need to go out 🙁

    Next time stick a sign on her windscreen as soon as she parks or park right outside her house and see if she likes it. Hehe.

  2. The shared curb is o.k. But parked right outside someone’s gate?? This is too much.

    His own convenience at other’s expenses. *shake head*

    Well, it would be acceptable if they parked for 10 minutes during the times when they knew we wouldn’t be driving in/out (although you can’t really tell for sure right), however they parked for over 2 hours in front of my gate leaving their own porch and gate clear. I just don’t understand why they would want to do that!

  3. One word selfish.

    That’s one of the reasons I prefer to stay in apartments & condos.

    In condos, they can park at your parking bay, no? When I was staying in one previously, I once had a chap who drove into our carpark after happy hours. Whats wrong with that you may ask? Whats wrong is our car was parked there and the bugger was too drunk to even see it. He rammed into our car thinking that he had parked into his own bay! Fortunately for us, the guard saw it and informed us.

  4. Err…did you have a word with him? After all, it’s right in front of your gate..what if you had an medical emergency??? Explain to him, MEDICAL! Not main-main!

    I left a note for him because no one was in to talk to at the time.

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