'Get a life': Woman's Australia Post gripe sparks heated backlash

·News Reporter
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A frustrated resident has taken aim at an Australia Post van that's parked outside her home, which she says belongs to a neighbour who works for the postal service.

Venting her fury on Facebook, the woman from Lismore, NSW, questioned why Australia Post workers should be allowed to bring the cars home, but others overwhelmingly disagreed.

The woman shared a photo of the van in question which is parked on the side of the road, presumably near the front of her home.

"Why should I put up with this van parked in front of my house all weekend and every night," she fumed in a post. "The staff shouldn't bring them home if they can't park them in their own home."

The woman complained about the Australia Post van parked outside her home. Source: Facebook/AAP
The woman complained about the Australia Post van parked outside her home. Source: Facebook/AAP

Woman's post backfires: 'Get a life'

While the odd person agreed, her complaint was met with fierce backlash from many who failed to see the issue.

Many argued the van was parked legally and on a public road, so it shouldn't be of concern to her.

"Now if it was parked on the actual nature strip and ripping up the lawn you'd have something to complain about, but seriously get a life," one person hit out.

"Imagine parking legally on a public street and coping flack for it," a second sarcastically wrote.

                      

Few suggested she park her own car in that spot on the road if she had a problem with the van parking there.

That way, there'd be no available space for the Australia Post worker to park, which will ultimately solve her problem.

In a fit of fury, one Facebook user told the woman to "grow up" while another called her "entitled" to think she "owns the street."

A neighbour works for the postal service and parks their van on the street. Source: Getty
A neighbour works for the postal service and parks their van on the street. Source: Getty

People divided over 'irritating' move

But a handful of supporters spoke up against the criticism and argued she has a point.

"What irritates me is when people park on the street and their driveway is free," one wrote. "Or when they build a house with one parking spot knowing full well they have three cars."

"Doesn’t the driver/contractor have a house they can park in front of?" another asked.

"I think that is the point [the woman] is trying to make. All of those bagging out on her, I take it none of you has neighbour vehicles parked constantly in front of your house."

They added that cars parked outside homes could sometime make reversing out of driveways more difficult, "therefore creating a hazard for the home owner".

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