Making A Plan
He was astounded by the audacity of these people. He had a plan, though, and he would get the last laugh when he put it into action. He couldn’t believe they had done it again.
He tried hard to keep his temper under control as he stepped out of his house and assessed the situation. The fact that he had to go through this again after attempting to solve the problem peacefully was absurd. It was becoming clear that being polite wasn’t going to help. He had to get creative, and the solution he came up with would turn him into an internet hero.
Trying To Live A Peaceful Life
But it didn’t have to be this way. Coexisting peacefully with your neighbors is supposed to be one of the perks of living in a rural community. Or at least that’s what Davao Bedekovic used to think.
Davao loves his life in Jakusevec, a sparsely populated village adjacent to Zagreb in Croatia. But lately, his fellow townspeople have been giving him constant headaches. He tried to let it go, but it soon became unbearable.
The New Market
Davao is a farmer who owns a modest field near the village center. The town’s population is around 2,000, but it has slowly been growing and modernizing. Recently, a market opened up not far from his farmhouse.
He welcomed the new addition since now he’d be able to walk less than five minutes to buy his groceries. But he had no clue of the impact the new shopping area was about to have on his life — and it was not positive.
The new market didn’t have a dedicated parking area as it was right in the village center where there are already many other buildings. So shoppers parked on the adjacent streets and walked the rest of the way. But it soon became clear that this wouldn’t suffice.
The market was attracting a lot of people, and there was just not enough street parking available for all of them. Some of them decided to get creative, not knowing who it would affect.
Unwanted Cars On His Land
One day, Davao noticed that people were parking on his field so they could go shopping in the new market. A couple of cars didn’t bother him, so he didn’t pay it much mind. But as the weeks went by, it was clear that word was spreading.
More and more cars were parking on Davao’s field, especially on the weekends. It became so full that he was unable to do fieldwork on some days. He had to make it stop.
Davao started going outside and asking people not to park in his field as they were pulling in. Those who encountered him did retreat, but it was a free-for-all if he wasn’t out there on the field. He couldn’t just stand outside blocking cars all day — he had things to do.
He became increasingly desperate. He racked his brain for ways to stop the flow of unwanted cars on his property. But none of the options seemed promising.
Lack Of Options
Davao even contemplated slashing the cars’ tires in a particularly angry moment. But he knew that would get him in trouble. He also thought about building a fence around the field.
But that would be expensive, and it would also make it harder for him to bring his own vehicles into the field. He had to think of something that would deter people while not interfering with his life and habits. And then, he began to hatch a plan.
One day Davao came outside to find entire rows of cars parked on his field. He took a deep breath. He chuckled a little at the thought of the chaos that he was about to create.
He slowly walked to the other side of the property. He climbed into a large red tractor and started the engine.
Causing A Commotion
He drove straight toward the parked cars, plow in tow, churning the dirt in his wake. He had reached a breaking point, but revenge would be sweet. Passersby started to take notice of the of the tractor.
People walking nearby stopped to watch the fed-up farmer as he exacted his revenge against all those inconsiderate drivers.
He drove around the rows of cars, plowing deep trenches across the whole field. It was clear that they would have an extremely hard time maneuvering their small sedans through the turned-over mud and uneven surface. There was no escape.
Those who didn’t have cars on that field laughed at the sight, and one person even started recording the whole thing. But one woman was not amused.
One by one, as they came out of the market with their shopping bags, the car owners found themselves in a nightmarish position. Those who were lucky enough to have parked next to the street were able to make it safely out without getting their cars stuck in the mud. But the rest of the cars were stranded.
Still, that didn’t stop one particularly angry driver from trying to get out.
Struggling And Angry
One woman, the owner of a silver Peugeot, was none too happy about what Davao had done. Huffing and puffing, she got into her car and tried to drive out of the wet field.
She didn’t get too far, as the wheels soon got stuck in the mud. But she was nothing if not persistent.
The infuriated woman steered her little car from left to right, even furiously driving in reverse to try and free her vehicle. It didn’t work. Angry, she got out of the car and stormed over to Davao.
He was expecting a heated confrontation. But then she pulled out her phone and did something Davao wasn’t expecting.
The angry woman called the police, and when they arrived, they were stunned at what they found. It was obvious they’d never had to deal with an incident like this before.
They were immediately approached by a number of angry car owners, demanding that something be done about the farmer’s transgression.
Some of them even wanted him arrested. But then the cops spoke to Davao. He told them about the hoards of cars parked on his land and how the drivers were too lazy to walk across the road.
How many times had he warned them not to park from his property? The police heard Davao out and had to agree that the drivers were indeed in the wrong.
Within His Rights
After making sure he hadn’t intentionally done any damage to the cars, the cops turned to the drivers and delivered some bad news: there was nothing they could do.
This was, after all, Davao’s rightful property, and he had a right to do on it what he pleased. They, on the other hand, were trespassing.
The Last Laugh
Davao could have technically taken legal action against the car owners for trespassing. But leaving their cars stranded among trenches of mud was enough justice for him.
He had made sure that no one would ever park on his property again. Meanwhile, the video of Davao’s revenge was spreading on social media and the news.
A Win For The Little Guy
The video of the farmer exacting sweet revenge on the inconsiderate drivers quickly went viral, with people all over the world praising his actions. Everyone loved how he took matters into his own hands and came up with a creative solution to his problem.
One commenter wrote: “Farmer wasn’t grumpy. He was smart. No one has the right to park on private property. Good for him!”
And another wrote: “Perfect. That didn’t cost him much. He didn’t involve the authorities AND got the point across, I’m Certain! Even today, in my community, people are willing to talk things out, as they always have. Unfortunately, not everyone is raised that way…”
But the video indicates a growing problem with illegal parking, and people are not going to stand for it any longer.
Taking A Stand Against Illegal Parking
A group of Brazilian pranksters posted a video that showed them dealing swift justice to a driver who had illegally parked in a handicapped spot. Once the car was left unattended, they came to enact their lesson.
Although the driver was none too pleased, the pranksters more than got their message across. The man would never repeat his mistake again.
Ana And Maria
Brazilian sisters Ana and Maria Telles had watched for weeks as people came and parked on a handicapped spot outside their apartment complex.
The two were in their mid-teens and living with their grandma, who singlehandedly raised them since they were kids. They would give her anything in the world. So, when the man parked in that particular parking spot, they took it personally.
The sisters had always been overprotective of their grandma. But this protection escalated in recent years when their grandma underwent surgery that confined her to a wheelchair.
As a result, she rewired her life to accommodate the changes in her health. This included parking her tiny sedan in the handicapped spot whenever she was not running her business in the local market.
A Wonderful Community
Most of the community knew about her condition and had reserved the only handicapped spot in the building complex for her and anyone going through the same. The sisters were thankful for this generosity.
With their band of friends, they went from house to house to thank everyone, happy that people loved their grandma as much as they did. But things changed when that man started parking in that spot.
He’s Not From Around
The man must’ve been from out of town because he knew little about the area’s customs and traditions. Ana and Maria didn’t mind this at all. Even they didn’t know much about other parts of the world.
They even took an interest in the man, finding his different ways of living fascinating. Things started rubbing them wrong when the man parked his car in the handicapped area.
Ana and Maria ignored the first time he did it, hoping he was in a hurry and wouldn’t leave his vehicle there for long. But the car stayed at that spot for more than two days, inconveniencing their grandma.
When he did it the second time, they started to study him carefully. Perhaps he had a medical condition that warranted him parking his car there. But the sisters couldn’t deduce anything.
He Doesn’t Care
The sisters, alongside their friends, approached the man to try and explain the situation. It had been two weeks of the same, with the man constantly parking his vehicle in an area their grandma needed.
He was nonchalant about everything, even mocking their grandma’s condition and calling her names. The girls listened quietly. But under their skin, their blood was starting to boil. They would teach the man a lesson.
Ana and Maria went to their apartment to plan out their attack. After an hour of bouncing back ideas, they decided they would visit the local market for a few war supplies.
Their lesson would be swift and easy to digest. They would show the man that some people in their town are not to be crossed.
The Cover Of Darkness
Ana and Maria waited for the cover of darkness before setting their plan in motion. The neighborhood was asleep when they snuck out of their apartment to join their crew downstairs.
They had bought several bags of Post-It notes from the market, and they were about to give the man’s car an excellent paint job. It would all be free of charge.
It’s Revenge Time!
The sisters stuck the notes all over the car, including the tires. They had blue and white ones and had arranged them in the motif of a handicap sign.
With their revenge set, they went to sleep. But they woke up to a scream in the morning. Peeking out of their bedroom window, they saw the man yell and curse as he tugged on his hair. That was the last time he ever parked in that spot.
People are fed up with illegal parking, so they are coming up with hilarious and creative solutions to the problem, like Davao did. Most of us will just simmer quietly and get on with our day, but there are some who will not stand for these infractions any longer.
Lazy and inconsiderate parkers, beware!
Disclaimer: To protect the privacy of those depicted, some names, locations, and identifying characteristics have been changed and are products of the author’s imagination. Any resemblances to actual events, places, or persons, living or dead, are entirely coincidental.