"Can you put your van on your drive please - you are making it difficult for me to get out" I ask the neighbour, smiling...
"No" he replies folding his arms determinedly
"I've paid my road tax I can park where I like"
"But your drive is empty - you don't need to park on the road" I point out politely
"I'm parking here and there is nothing you can do about it !" his tone becomes more shrill
"You should change your driving because I'm not changing where I'm parking"
He stomps into his house and stands staring at me from behind the kitchen blind.
Is this the Big Society ?!