I want to avoid being an SS, but can I say something to my neighbor about how they park?
b/g We live in a city with no driveways, so all parking is either on the street or if you are lucky enough, you have a garage and/or parking slab in the back you can access through the alley (we actually have both, so we don't park on the street as frequently as our neighbors do, which I do think may be important to this story).
When my husband shovels our sidewalks, he will also shovel the walkway to the street and will then shovel into the street so there is a clean path to go from the street to the sidewalk. Our neighbor across the street consistently parks and blocks this path way. He is by himself in the car, so he isn't doing this to give a clean spot for someone to get out, I think it is just the spot directly across the street from his house, so that is where he parks, even if there is plenty of room for him to park without blocking the walkway. This means that everytime I do park on the street and I do have to park on the street at least once a day, I have to walk through the snow and ice or walk to my neighbors walkway.
Would it be SS of me to request that they don't block the walkway? They have the legal right to park there, but it is inconsiderate and my guess is that it has simply never occured to them. If I can't ask directly, is it okay to put up a sign showing that there is a walkway there? I saw a cute one a few blocks away, so I can get something, but I'd prefer to not do that since there is a good chance the sign would get stolen.
I'm finally asking because my babysitter was complaining about the same thing regarding one of her neighbors, and she wants to ask them to stop doing it. And yes, this is still relevant as we still have a lot of snow and ice on the ground.