“I’m trying to sell million dollar homes in the neighborhood,” the person wrote in a letter that had no return address or signature, according to NBC News 10 in Philadelphia. “I drive my clients around and they see your car parked sideways on the front lawn! You have a driveway — use it!”
But the couple — both of whom are in their late 70s — take exception to this bit of unsolicited advice. The man explains that it’s often easier for him to park on the grass, which is closer to the door, when he’s bringing in the groceries, because he has a bad leg.
“It’s like a sneak attack,” he said. “No name. They didn’t say who they were.”
The couple’s grandchildren posted the letter to Facebook (because that is how rage is expressed nowadays), and it’s since been shared more than 700 times.
“I was very angry,” said one of the grandchildren. “They shouldn’t have gotten this letter.”
One local real estate agent admits that while it’s not great for curb appeal if homeowners are parking on the lawn, a snippy unsigned note isn’t the way to ask for that to change.
“The letter itself is a little disturbing,” he said. “I think the realtor who wrote that is probably regretting that he did. I think it’s a very negative vibe for us.”
Meanwhile, the anonymous letter writer will have to stew in his or her own wrath for the foreseeable future.
“I can do whatever I want to do,” the woman says. “I’m not moving the car. I don’t know of any million dollar homes in this neighborhood.”
Angry Letter Criticizes ‘Curb Appeal’ of Elderly Couple [NBC 10 News]