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Person Has A Minivan That Was Blocking Their Driveway Towed, Decides To Play Dumb When They See How Rude The Owner Is When He Shows Up
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Person Has A Minivan That Was Blocking Their Driveway Towed, Decides To Play Dumb When They See How Rude The Owner Is When He Shows Up Interview With Author

Having someone you get along with really well in your neighborhood can make your life far easier. You never know when you need a favor, just for instance, from a guy named ‘Terry’ who can tow anyone’s car if they block your driveway. If that sounds weirdly specific, that’s because that’s who redditor u/necrid101 reached out to when they needed some help.

The redditor shared how they got in touch with him to solve a delicate situation involving their driveway and a stranger’s minivan. The post went viral on the r/pettyrevenge online community, and you can practically feel the author’s adrenalin as they wrote everything that happened in detail.

Check out the full story below. What do you think about what happened? Have you ever had someone block your driveway before? Do you have someone friendly and Terry-esque living in your neighborhood? Drop by the comments and tell us what you think, dear Pandas.

We reached out to redditor u/necrid101, the author of the viral post, and they were kind enough to answer some of our questions. You’ll find Bored Panda’s full interview with them below.

Drivers with no respect for your property are bound to ruin your day. Well, unless you have someone helpful like ‘Terry’ living in your neighborhood

Image credits: Arvell Dorsey Jr. (not the actual photo)

A person whose house is near a school shared what they did when they saw that a minivan had blocked their driveway

Image credits:  Mental Health America (MHA) (not the actual photo)

Image credits: necrid101

Bored Panda wanted to find out if the redditor was at all nervous about getting the minivan towed and then pretending like they didn’t know what happened. “I was honestly just annoyed so I didn’t really think it over. Once I called I did ask ‘Terry’ how it all worked, did I have to pay to make this happen or anything? Terry reassured me that I was doing the right thing and he deals with this all the time,” u/necrid101 told us.

We were also curious about how well-liked Terry is in the local area. “Our neighborhood in general is pretty good. I don’t know Terry well myself but I definitely would say he’s well-liked by me now. But he has definitely been there for me before when my car got stuck in the snow 2 winters ago,” the OP said.

“He helped push my car into my driveway (along with 2 other neighbors). The best way to be a liked neighbor is honestly just waving and saying hello. (Bonus points if you give out candy on Halloween for me). I don’t need much more interaction than that,” they shared their opinion about how to get along with one’s neighbors.

According to the author of the post, parents picking up their kids block their driveway “about 3 times a year.” In these situations, the redditor has to ask the people to move their vehicles.

“This was the ONLY time someone had done it and left their car empty while blocking me. Usually, they are sitting there with their eyes set on their phone and I have to honk to alert them that I’m waiting,” they said.

Meanwhile, redditor u/necrid101 had a small update for Bored Panda about what happened after the events of their post. ” I got Terry a Tim Hortons gift card (as he told me he doesn’t drink beer). and a Gas Gift card. I never saw the towed driver ever again and I haven’t seen his van since. I don’t wanna know.”

Redditor u/necrid101’s story is a power fantasy that came true. Let’s face it, Pandas, we’ve all daydreamed about getting revenge against someone who deserved it—like a nasty stranger or a rude neighbor. But barely anyone has the guts to actually put their wild plans into motion.

The OP, however, took charge of the situation and called up Terry. The tower reacted almost instantly and got rid of the minivan in no time.

And though the author of the post had initially planned on telling the owner of the vehicle what had happened, they quickly changed their mind upon hearing the tone that he used. Terry proved once again that he’s a valuable member of the local community and got a six-pack of beer in for his trouble. It’s a story that does the r/pettyrevenge subreddit proud.

Generally speaking, people know their neighbors far less well than in the past. We’re far more private, less community-driven. There are exceptions, of course, and a lot depends on each individual town. And you might even know and like and get along with your neighbors, dear Pandas, whether you live in a metropolis or in the countryside. However, when you look at the broader changes in society, there’s a sense of alienation.

A while ago, Bored Panda looked at how, over the past half-century, people have become more independent and less interdependent in North America, especially in the US. Fewer people grow up and stay in their hometowns, so there are fewer connections with one’s neighbors than you’d otherwise get if you stayed put.

Technology has also had a hand in this. Half a century ago, people would spend far more time outdoors than they would inside their homes. You’d sit on your porch and interact with the people from your local area who were passing by. Now, there are fewer reasons to do that.

The author of the post inspired other internet users to share similar stories about towing cars

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Jenny Barnes
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I used to live next to a fair grounds that yearly hosted a very large festival for a week. I came home from work at 3:30 ish and found a car parked IN my driveway. I saw my neighbors in the yard and asked if I could park quick in their driveway as there was NO where else to park. They said yes. I parked and ran into the house to make sure that no one was actually visiting the house. Nope. Just some rando decided to park IN my driveway. I call the tow and it gets taken away. The festival closes at 11pm and about 11:30 this very very drunk a*s guy it screaming in driveway, “where is my fing car!?” He starts to have a major league temper tantrum right there and starts bashing on the door to the house. We call the cops and the arrest him. But seriously who parks in someone’s driveway?!

Honu
Community Member
1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

While this is primarily a story about parking, you may have also saved a life. That drunk was about to get in his car.

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Nizumi
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Genuine question: Are people incapable of parking a block or two away, and walking to the school to get their child? Like - park on another street - take a short walk - have a nice stroll and chat with your child on the way back to the car... Don't cite bad weather to me - do not. While I didn't have to walk up hills or fight bears to get to school, my little 8 year legs did walk over a kilometer to and from school. Not much - but it feels like forever at that age. All year 'round, no matter the weather. So I honestly don't understand this culture of picking our kids up at the gate *in your car*.

Melissa Sawicki
Community Member
1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's the way this age group works nowadays. I am 47 and right in that age group and while I don't have children I intentionally park as far away from where I am going so I can walk and enjoy being outside. It is called laziness and entertainment and selfishness.

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S Mi
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not sure when elementary school parents get the idea that the world stops while they pick up their kids. I used to work across from one. We had trouble in the parking lot. The worst was a parent who stopped behind my car, while it was running and I was in it, trying to back up, despite all these parents circling the lot. They proceeded to get out of their car with their child and walk them half a block to the cross walk. I did not confront them when they had their child and kept it low key even after, as there were other children around. Their response 'there was no where else, what was I supposed to do?' Uhm....park further away? You don't have the right to make me late to my next appointment. I did report the incident and plate number to the school. They started Having an admin there to tell parents they aren't to even enter our parking lot and I never saw the entitled one again.

Bergman Oswell
Community Member
1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I’d have called the police. Deliberately blocking someone in like that is a felony in many places - unlawful detention.

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Jenny Barnes
Community Member
1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I used to live next to a fair grounds that yearly hosted a very large festival for a week. I came home from work at 3:30 ish and found a car parked IN my driveway. I saw my neighbors in the yard and asked if I could park quick in their driveway as there was NO where else to park. They said yes. I parked and ran into the house to make sure that no one was actually visiting the house. Nope. Just some rando decided to park IN my driveway. I call the tow and it gets taken away. The festival closes at 11pm and about 11:30 this very very drunk a*s guy it screaming in driveway, “where is my fing car!?” He starts to have a major league temper tantrum right there and starts bashing on the door to the house. We call the cops and the arrest him. But seriously who parks in someone’s driveway?!

Honu
Community Member
1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

While this is primarily a story about parking, you may have also saved a life. That drunk was about to get in his car.

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Nizumi
Community Member
1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Genuine question: Are people incapable of parking a block or two away, and walking to the school to get their child? Like - park on another street - take a short walk - have a nice stroll and chat with your child on the way back to the car... Don't cite bad weather to me - do not. While I didn't have to walk up hills or fight bears to get to school, my little 8 year legs did walk over a kilometer to and from school. Not much - but it feels like forever at that age. All year 'round, no matter the weather. So I honestly don't understand this culture of picking our kids up at the gate *in your car*.

Melissa Sawicki
Community Member
1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's the way this age group works nowadays. I am 47 and right in that age group and while I don't have children I intentionally park as far away from where I am going so I can walk and enjoy being outside. It is called laziness and entertainment and selfishness.

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S Mi
Community Member
1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not sure when elementary school parents get the idea that the world stops while they pick up their kids. I used to work across from one. We had trouble in the parking lot. The worst was a parent who stopped behind my car, while it was running and I was in it, trying to back up, despite all these parents circling the lot. They proceeded to get out of their car with their child and walk them half a block to the cross walk. I did not confront them when they had their child and kept it low key even after, as there were other children around. Their response 'there was no where else, what was I supposed to do?' Uhm....park further away? You don't have the right to make me late to my next appointment. I did report the incident and plate number to the school. They started Having an admin there to tell parents they aren't to even enter our parking lot and I never saw the entitled one again.

Bergman Oswell
Community Member
1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I’d have called the police. Deliberately blocking someone in like that is a felony in many places - unlawful detention.

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