Shoveling snow is a pain no matter who you are, but if you’re one of the many Americans who’ve been pummeled by the countless snow storms this year, you know a frustration like no other. So when one such Boston man had his claimed – and fully shoveled – parking spot stolen by an unknown man, he hatched quite an amazing plan for revenge.
The unidentified man posted his story to the “Rant & Rave” section of Boston’s Craigslist, but it has since been removed. Luckily, the folks over at Boston.com snapped a screen shot of the post, allowing for it to be shared blissfully around the net.
According to the angry man, it all started after he had fully shoveled his parking space alongside the road and laid claim to it with a ‘marker’ and a path to the sidewalk. According to the post, the Boston mayor states if you remove the snow from a spot, it’s yours for 48 hours after the snow stops – after that it’s business as usual and the spots were “fair game.”
So, you can imagine his frustration after returning home from a long night’s work to find another man’s car parked in the space that was rightfully his. “I’ve lived in Boston for years and I’m from New England,” the man explained. “This was just not a cool move. I’m getting home at midnight, and I had nowhere to park.”
Seeing how the rude car owner didn’t even wait 24 hours – let alone the 48 – the Craigslist poster said he then put into place his revenge. According to him, the guy took his spot … so he put the snow back. And just like that, he toppled a mounding pile of snow onto the rude driver’s car, sure to inconvenience him the next day.
He later explained to Boston.com that he had left for work and placed an “old bookshelf” in the parking space as a marker, leaving no way for others to be confused as to whether the spot was reserved. Although the revenge was rather spectacular, the man states that he did leave the passenger side door accessible for emergency purposes, such as an “inhaler” being left inside.
He also concluded, “I got emails from people who said I should pop the tires. I didn’t think that was okay.”
Sounds like a decent guy, but I still wouldn’t want to cross him. Parking space revenge is a dish best served cold.