‘Total and utter snobbery’: cheeky note left on a car parked on a front lawn leads to class warfare between wealthy and warring suburbs
- A homeowner has been accused of “utter snobbery” over a parking ticket
- The resident of Claremont, in western Perth, left the message on a stranger’s car
- It scolded the driver for parking his car on the homeowner’s lawn
- The harsh statement sparked digital warfare over Perth’s affluent suburbs
A rude note on a parked car has sparked a heated debate about snobbish suburbs and whether it is appropriate to park in a front yard.
A Claremont home owner, an exclusive West Perth suburb, has come under fire for leaving the ‘very rude’ and ‘snobbish’ message on a car parked on their lawn.
The note sparked a social media firestorm for targeting Balga, a suburb 12km north of Perth’s CBD, when it was shared on social media on Monday.
‘This is not Balga. Park on the street, not on the lawn. Don’t park here anymore ‘, was the message.
A homeowner in Claremont, an affluent suburb in western Perth, left a ‘discriminatory’ note (see photo above) on a car parked in their front yard
The homeowner came under fire for the accusatory message and was labeled as ‘a freaking snob’ (pictured) by social media commenters who read the note on Monday
The ‘antagonistic and discriminatory’ note quickly led commentators to label the message as an act of ‘total and utter snobbery’.
What a great snob! I’ve lived in Balga, Midland, Gosnells, Bassendean, Beechboro, Scarborough.
All suburbs have their ‘riff raff’ and all have their so-called ‘pillars of society’.
Did they really live in Balga to make this comparison? I doubt it, ‘one user wrote.
“The message presented here is antagonistic and in vain.”
‘Suburbs don’t make people. Most people who live in so-called affluent suburbs are rotten through and through, ”said another commenter.
Other users pointed out that cars parked on front lawns can damage sprinkler systems.
‘I had that problem too. I spoke and left messages on the person’s windshield because we had washers.
The Claremont homeowner (Claremont pictured) criticized the driver for parking on the outskirts and aimed for the northern suburb of Balga, 12km north of Perth’s CBD.
Social media users defended Balga (Balga pictured above) and criticized residents from ‘so-called affluent suburbs’ for being ‘rotten’ and ‘antagonistic’
“Most lawns have a sprinkler system and cars break when they pull away,” said one commenter.
Other users defended the note and convicted the driver for parking on the roadside.
“I would also be annoyed if someone parked on my lawn without permission.”
“If it is necessary to keep people from parking fair enough on someone else’s lawn.”
‘I wouldn’t leave a note. There would be spikes in their tires, ”one user wrote.
The average price of a home in Balga is $ 298,250, compared to $ 1,448,890 in Claremont.
All municipalities in the state of Perth “to park on a shoulder you need permission from the owner of the lot next to the shoulder.”
A council spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia that failure to obtain this permission could result in a visit by a parking attendant and a $ 100 fine.
Commentators defended the driver and labeled the homeowner as ‘arrogant’