It was irritating... mighty irritating.
We lived in an apartment complex. There were enough parking spaces for everyone, and most could park close to their door. You could park with no one close if you didn't mind walking half a block or so.
The guy raising my ire had a beautiful new truck with a complex, custom paint job similar to the one above. (His truck had normal suspension.) When we came home his truck was parked diagonally across two spaces, right in front our our apartment. I took pen and paper in hand and wrote what I considered a reasonable note-
"You have a beautiful truck. If you feel the need to protect it, instead of inconveniencing others, please park out in the 'Back-forty'."
At 5 A.M. we heard an engine start, then REV-REV-REV-REV followed by a long blast of the horn before the vehicle drove away. Apparently he didn't think my request was reasonable.
The next night it happened again.
With pen and paper I escalated.
Once again we got the 5 A.M. "treatment".
But the truck never returned.
What would you have done?
Can you guess what I wrote that may have convinced the guy to park his truck elsewhere?
I'll update later.
I wrote, "It sure would be a shame if someone got angry enough to pour a can of paint remover across that gorgeous hood!"
I would never have done it, but he'd spent enough on that paint job he couldn't take that chance.