Parked Up

In many ways, my most recent neighbours on one side are a bit of a mystery to me. Not only socially (I don’t know their names, they don’t know mine) but also behaviourally.

I don’t mind (too much) that they go out on various evenings, leaving their yappy fuckpot pooch to howl, whine and scrape on the stairgate they use to keep it in the kitchen while out. It’s annoying when you’re having a quiet evening, but well, that’s life.

The one that does really annoy me though, and leaves me utterly bemused, is what happens when the bloke next door comes home. Every night, every damn night, he parks up outside, and then stays in his car, engine running, for at least quarter of an hour – and usually 20-30 minutes. I don’t know why, I’ve not yet – yet! – got pissed off enough to stomp outside and ask him what the shit he’s playing at.

It does leave me bemused though – I just don’t get what on earth would make someone sit in their car, engine running, outside their own home every damn night for half an hour. Weird.


3 Comments on “Parked Up”

  1. Blue Witch says:

    I don’t know whether your neighbour might be making phone calls from his car? Mr BW does this on occasions, usually because he’s on the phone on a business call to the other side of the world (who are on a different time zone, so can only be caught at this time) and the call was longer than his journey home time.

  2. lyle says:

    Yeah, it’s possible.
    Except… Every day? And leaving the engine running too?

  3. Blue Witch says:

    Mr BW says it’s cold in winter sitting in the car without the heating (engine) on. As he’s using the phone bluetoothed to the car’s computer system it has a tendency to cut off if he turns off the engine / tries to take the connection back from the car to the phone and come into the house to finish the call.

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