so, last night i go to dinner with friends. i left my car parked on the street in front of my place. after dinner, my friend’s dad says, “hey nat, don’t forget to move your car to your spot in the back”. so, i do so…
in the back, there are 3 designated parking spaces for the tenants of the 4-plex. well, one of the other tenants took it upon himself (again…i’ll get to that) to block the back parking area. so, now i cant get to my allotted space, AND there are to be only 3 cars back there. now, had i have been able to get my car back there it would’ve made 4. you do the math, the guy who blocked parked one of his extra cars back there.
so-i block everyone in. i’m not gonna risk getting my car broken into, dinged, banged on the street if i really dont have to.
cut to-i got the shittiest sleep because i anticipated them having to take their kids to school and i was still home because i had no early clients so i knew i would be awakened.
*i apologize if this is excruciatingly boring to you, but this has been an ongoing saga for me since i moved in in september. and if you dont live in california (LA to be exact) you may not be able to appreciate the importance of parking. it is like air. (well, that was a little dramatic, but almost that).
this place that i live in is so beautiful! i have french windows everywhere, hardwood floors, crown molding…it’s a 1920’s spanish-style building.it’s not a castle by any means but its my home. i have made it my home. the energy is so good inside. and most importantly, i’m happy there. so it sucks to have even just one downside here because for me, it’s perfect.
there are 4 units and the other 3 are occupied by family members of the owners, then there’s lil ol’ me. so, by me blocking everyone in, i wasnt fucking over innocent by-standers. they all know the parking drama i have faced and are actually on my side. they have had to reprimand this grown man so many times regarding this parking.
as i go downstairs after he banged on my door at 7:35 this am, i decide to take pics with my phone.
he threatened to tow my car-good luck with all that.
hmmmm, now because of that, i’m not only dealing with parking issues that are unnecessary, i am now also being harassed for something he is at fault for…..
so, here’s where you come in. first off- if you rent and you have issues, you would be so amazed at the rights we have. the rules seem to have actually been put into place for our protection. so if you didnt know that, that’s your free nugget for today…
lastly, i just want to say thanks for being my documented audience today, thursday ,february 19th. you are my witnesses. thanks.
otherwise, my life is so sweet.