Parking note left on car divides
There is nothing more frustrating than a car taking up two parking spots, particularly in busy areas such as Sydney's popular suburb of Bondi - but could there be a valid reason?
One man became so annoyed by a fellow motorist's "selfish" act, he left a note on the windshield of their car.
But it has since backfired, with social media users labelling it as "passive aggressive".
"Free parking lesson. Call 1800 Car Lesson," the handwritten note read.
The frustrated driver shared a snap of his note to the Facebook group, Bondi Local Loop, which has more than 104,700 members.
It also featured the sarcastic hashtag "learn how to drive like a champ" along with "get some much-needed skills" and "this is a really, really bad attempt".
The man's post included a photo of the vehicle in question, together with an image showing two cars parked in the spot.
"If your (sic) embarrassed about your lack of driving skills don't hide in shame call me and I can give you all the verbal motivation you need," the caption read.
"Don't park like this pelican did and take up two spots for one car."
However, while many were supportive, others criticised the man's note, saying there could have been several reasons at play.
"I think in most cases you'll find they initially parked in front of 1 or 2 motorcycle/scooters who have since left … you gotta chill," one person wrote.
"Maybe when that car arrived they had to perform a very difficult parallel park in between two groups of motorcycles," another added.
"Council should be providing more parking not its citizens fighting over premium parking spots. That's the biggest problem in Bondi," a third person pointed out, while a fourth said,
"Passive aggressive much."
"This annoys me too but leaving a long passive aggressive note (attempting to be witty) and then boasting about it online isn't anything to be proud of."
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Despite his post being met with backlash, others came to his defence, branding his note as a "great idea".
"I love this note great idea to our lovely neighbours teach them to park with duty of care!" one person wrote.
"OMG I feel this on a spiritual level," said another.
"It's one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time. Definitely witty and is very likely to have the desired result," a third person wrote.
It's not the first time a note has caused a divide. A typed letter complaining of one home's loud party in the up-market suburb of Wembley Downs in Western Australia, recently went viral on Facebook after it too was described as the "ultimate passive aggressive note".
The note, shared by comedy Facebook page The Bell Tower Times which posts parody news as well as submissions from followers, was written by a neighbour disgruntled at being kept up by "club music".
The letter, written from the perspective of the neighbour with the loud party (although it's clear once you start reading it's definitely not from them) is titled: "Did I keep you up until 3am with my party? (This is not an apology)."
The note begins by saying that the noisy neighbours are "not going to apologise for playing club music for 8 hours straight" and "keeping you awake until 3am in the morning".
The letter said that when the neighbour trying to sleep "asked us to politely turn the music off at midnight" the partying house "told you to f**k off".
It continued that the sleep-deprived neighbour was "not getting an apology" from the offending house and police had been contacted.
"If you want to stop me ruining another night, then call the Police on 131 444 and make a noise complaint."
The letter soon got hundreds of comments, with some people confused about the letter's origins.
"Be unsurprised if this was a letter from the people having the party. I feel a lot of people seem to underestimate the level of trolling people have," one person wrote.
However, Bell Tower Times said the letter had been written by a neighbour of the noisy party house, with most commenters applauding it for containing the "level of pettiness I inspire to have".
Originally published as Parking note on Bondi car divides