If I get sent to eHell for this I'll gladly serve my penance. We've had construction on the water lines on my street for the past 7 months. This morning they are here again. This company was hired by the city and they have to keep coming back because they either don't repair the street properly or they break water lines. I guess you get what you pay for (they put in the cheapest bid to the city).
Anyway, I went to walk the mall this morning and there are trucks all over my street. When I returned from the mall there is a large dump truck parked in my driveway. Not in front of it; in it. They are not supposed to park on private property and have been told this before. I parked in front of my neighbor's house to pick up DS and drive him to school. Here's the conversation:
Me: Would you please move the truck out of my driveway?
Idiot Worker: You have to move your car. We're bringing trucks up here.
Me: I live in that house (points to my house). Please move the truck out of my driveway.
IW: How long are you going to be?
Me: As soon as my son is ready to leave for school I'll be out of the way. Please move the truck.
I go in the house, DS was putting on his shoes and I ran a washcloth over my face. I was seriously only there five minutes when I hear banging on my front door. DS grabs the beagle (who is going ballistic) and I come to the door. The truck is now gone.
IW: If you don't move your car I'm going to have it towed!
Me: I live here.
IW: I know you live here. If you don't move it I'll have it towed.
Me: Okay, go ahead and try! I'll be out of here in five minutes. If I see your truck in my driveway I'll call the police and have it towed so don't put it on private property again.
I know I was probably rude, but the frustration took over when the IW got huffy and snarky. I was not staying there. I know construction crews have schedules they have to meet and if I were going to be there all day I would have parked elsewhere. Five minutes would not have thrown their schedule off.
DH thought the entire thing was funny when I told him. Was the IW rude as well?