As an example, a ColeValleySF.com team member comes back after a wonderful dinner with some friends, parallel parks the car in between a car that she supposes is blocking the neighbor's own driveway and a small hatchback. Being the thoughtful neighbor, she parallel parks so that the resident can re-park in that spot (not that she really had a choice), leaving about 6 feet between her bumper and the driveway. Fast forward a few days, after some torrential downpours, the team member returns to her car to find a note on her windshield claiming she was a lousy neighbor, that she should learn to park so that other people in the neighborhood could fit and to not take two spots. (In otherwords - you suck as a neighbor!)
This is a prime example of the "neighbor" attitude disappearing altogether behind the anonymous letter viel. I'm quite sure this person was trying to be a good neighbor by simply pointing out the unfairness of it all, however, if you're truly a resident of the neighborhood, you will notice the cars that try to squeeze into spots and those that take up more than enough space. I, for example, commend the Jeep Wrangler in our neighborhood that always seems to park in the smallest spaces. Kudos to you neighbor, for being a responsible parker. An additional Kudos to any neighbor that has a compact car. In a city like San Francisco, I'm perplexed why there aren't more VW Lupo, VW Polos, Smart Cars or Peugots. Call me Euro-centric, but sometimes having a small, compact car, just makes sense! And sure enough, those of us that live here, will definitely notice those neighbors that take up more than enough room when they park. They are notorious, they are obvious.
So give people a break angry parking neighbor... your notes do no good. Finally, one must ask... How big is the car you're driving angry parking neighbor?