A driver has been praised for penning a “perfect response” to a passive aggressive note left on their windscreen accusing them of misusing a public car park.
The recipient of the message says they have been using the same car park yards from their home for many years but recently found a message telling them to stop and warning that it had been reported to the council.
The handwritten note left on their car reads: ‘This is a public car park!! You have taken parking spaces for two weeks.
”This is not fair on residents whom rely on this car park! The council have been informed!’
Baffled that its anonymous author had angrily pointed out themselves that it was a public car park, the owner of the vehicle added their a rebuttal to be left in the windscreen in return.
They said: ‘To the writer of this note, Firstly, I would like to thank you for the vigour with which you are defending residents’ right to park in this public car park.
‘I have not taken parking space for two weeks, as you claim, but actually two years with this vehicle and six years if we’re including my previous vehicle.
‘I agree that it is annoying when there aren’t any spaces left in this car park, however that is the nature of a public car park and it’s something we all have to live with. For at least three nights last week, I had to park [elsewhere].
‘While I appreciate your opinion, I will be continuing to use this car park, where spaces permit, for the foreseeable future. I would have thought that my house being 200 feet away from this car park qualified me as a resident.
‘If you’d like to discuss this in more detail, I would welcome the opportunity to hear what the council’s response was to being informed that a car had parked in a public car park.’
The two notes were shared to the CasualUK Reddit page, captioned: ‘Found an angry note on my car today. I replied’, and it racked up hundreds of comments.
One person said: “There’s nothing more British than a passive aggressive note about parking, especially when ‘The Council’ is invoked.”
A second joked: “This is a local car park for local people, we’ll have no trouble here.”
A third wrote: “curtain twitching intensifies“
And another added: “This is wonderful! Such a perfect response.”