Monday, May 02, 2005

Passive Aggressive

As I mentioned before, we are not great fans of the construction going on across the street. It would not have started off badly if we hadn't had to clean up all their trash one early weekend morning.

Last week, they managed to get a big ass truck stuck on the lot because of the down hill slope. They ended up towing it out with another truck and that truck managed to ruin the end of my gravel driveway peeling out trying to pull the big ass truck out. I went to the door and when the foreman saw me, he started casually kicking the gravel around like he fully intended to fix it (which I know he only did because he saw me). After that truck was out, a guy with a broom came over and swept up the gravel that had spilled into the road back into my driveway.

Later on that day, another truck came to deliver the dumpster and it felt fully at ease using my driveway as some kind of turn around point. I understand using it once in a while but they have only been over there framing the house up for a few days and have used my driveway twice in one day. Sounds like a habit to me and I am nipping it in the bud.

Needless to say, after J left this morning and I had taken out the trash, I moved our truck to the end of our driveway where it will be all day (since I have to work on my final and do not plan to go anywhere). They are usually gone before J gets home so I can move the truck back up to let him in the driveway with no problem.

Bitchy I know....

3 comments:

Chicken said...

Those workers should be more considerate and are lucky that you didn't yell at them.

Mind Sprite said...

It may be passive aggressive, but you have every right to park your truck in any part of the driveway you want to! You'll probably make more of a point doing that than trying to bully a bunch of construction workers.

Mishka said...

I just figure they could have come by and said that they might need to use our driveway occasionally, would that be okay and they'll thrown in some new gravel when they do the driveway at the new house...that I would have gone for but noooooo....