The Original Poster (OP) repeatedly confronted a woman trespassing on her private driveway, located conveniently behind a bustling train station. OP’s property became this stranger’s habitual waiting spot. One day, after a particularly urgent situation involving OP’s young children, an unexpected standoff ensues, pushing both parties to their limits.
OP lives near a busy train station with limited parking. An unknown woman frequently uses OP’s driveway to wait for her friend. Despite being asked to leave, she insists on staying temporarily.
This woman has been seen trespassing three times. However, security footage reveals eleven occurrences in total. Each time, the woman promises to leave shortly but habitually ignores OP’s requests.
OP finds the woman on the driveway again after picking up her children. Patience wears thin with a toddler desperate for the toilet and a crying infant. The familiar trespassing scene unfolds again.
OP signals with headlights, but the woman indicates a short wait with hand signals, pointing at her watch. With urgency building within the car, tension grows, and OP decides on immediate action.
OP parks in front of the driveway, extracting her kids swiftly from their car seats. The woman notices and requests her to move her car because now she’s blocked in. OP intentionally disregards her plea and heads inside.
The toddler reaches the bathroom just in time, and the infant finds comfort in OP’s arms. Amidst the family chaos, a horn outside blares. The woman’s friend has arrived, but the driveway is still blocked.
OP calls her husband, informing him of the situation on the driveway, and demands that he return home immediately. He is fifteen minutes away, agreeing to move the car upon arrival. The waiting game begins.
The woman, frustrated, knocks loudly on OP’s door. Her friend is back from the train station, and she demands the car be moved, impatient and angry. OP refuses from behind closed doors, keeping the children in mind.
A heated exchange ensues through the kitchen window, with OP responding condescendingly. While OP uses no blatant rudeness or swearing, the atmosphere grows tense. The woman loses her cool.
Anger boiling, the woman swears and bangs on the door. She can’t enter as the door is locked. Her temper flares in the face of OP’s carefree attitude. OP tells the woman to calm down as the children are getting upset.
The atmosphere at home grows tense as the driveway standoff continues with heightened emotions. Threatening to call the police, the woman attempts to intimidate OP. Unfazed, OP encourages her to proceed, confident in the security footage as evidence.
OP relies on security cameras that have recorded each incident. These devices have silently witnessed the woman’s chronic trespassing. OP feels secure with this backup that she has a good case to defend her actions.
With the police threat hanging in the air, the situation escalates. However, the presence of the children necessitates restraint and patience. Time ticks slowly for all involved as OP waits for her husband to return.
Twenty minutes later, OP’s husband arrives at the scene. Aware of the unfolding drama, he approaches cautiously, hoping the unknown woman won’t do anything aggressive. He has watched the news enough to know that anything is possible.
Calming the Storm
The husband moves the car to allow the woman to leave. With the woman gone, the house returns to its peaceful state. The children are calm, and the day’s drama concludes. OP reflects on the heated driveway dispute silently.
Was The Woman’s Behavior Appropriate?
OP posts her story online for feedback and perspective from the internet community. The readers in the forum had a lot of mixed views on the matter.
One reader said, “You’re a legend. Good for you. That’ll teach her, selfish woman. You don’t park on people’s driveways without their permission.”
Another Commenter Thinks
Another responder wrote, “You asked her multiple times not to, and she continued to act like she was entitled to use your space. The part where you were driving home, and she said she needed a few more minutes made me mad.”
A Third View on The Story
A different person stated, “She knows it is private property. She has been warned and now has to deal with the consequences if she continues. Let her call the police so they can tell her she is wrong.”
A Final Perspective on the Matter
Another reader commented, “Her response was disproportionate. She is not respecting your property or time but expecting you to respect hers. You had a kid that needed the bathroom. You did what you had to.”