A woman had been letting her neighbors use her driveway because she doesn’t have a car.
Everything was going well until her neighbors refused to move one of their parked cars to make way for a cab that was bringing her brother home from a hospital.
“I don’t have a car and the house I bought a couple years ago came with a drive large enough for two cars,” she wrote on Reddit.
“My next-door neighbours have always been allowed to use my drive because I didn’t need it. It really didn’t bother me because if I had friends over then I’d just ask them to move, and they would,” the woman continued.
“I currently live with my 15-year-old brother who has very weak joints and has to go to hospital every month or so on average.
“A couple of months ago he tore the one in his knee and had to be on crutches.
“We were pulling into our street in the taxi after leaving hospital and one of my neighbors pulled into my drive, blocking our taxi from pulling up to the door.”
She went on: “We waited for them to realize my brother had crutches and move but she looked at us and carried on inside, along with her sisters and stepdad. I had to hobble my brother across wet muddy grass to get to our door.”
The woman said she was so furious by her neighbor’s actions that she stopped them from using her driveway.
“I was so angry I then told my neighbors that they were no longer allowed to use my drive. They protested, saying they had three cars and a van and had nowhere to park. I sympathized but still said no. My own brother couldn’t use his drive when he couldn’t even walk thanks to their nastiness,” she expressed.
“In the past three months, three of the residents’ children have had babies and have started parking on my drive again. I know why. Because they’d have to walk two blocks otherwise with baby carriers,” the woman said.
“One of these girls confronted me, telling me that I don’t even need the drive and that it’s heartless to do that to a new mother. Her sister backed her up.
“I replied that it was also heartless to make my brother walk across dangerous grass when he was on crutches and in agony.”
The woman said her actions are ‘petty’ but she wants to remain firm because her neighbors were cruel to her brother.
Internet users were quick to share their opinions on the matter, with one person saying: “They’re mad they don’t get to take advantage anymore. Don’t let up, and good for you for making sure your brother can get inside easily.”
Another wrote: “What idiots! They had a good thing going, much better than they deserved, and messed it up just through thoughtlessness.”
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