Sick Of This
He was really angry…it had happened again. When he walked outside and saw, he tried his best to stay calm. Of course, he didn’t want to lose his temper, but he was heated knowing he needed to deal with this problem after trying everything to come to a peaceful resolution. Clearly, diplomacy would do nothing to solve the problem. Thus, he thought of the idea that made him an internet sensation.
Sure, adults often face hard times and even difficult people that can set us off. At times, our animal instincts kick in and drive us to violence to resolve things. Yet, as mature adults it’s important to find a better way to solve issues without violence. Clearly, nothing can be gained by letting our anger take over. However, that’s not to say we need to be pushovers.
Trying To Keep His Cool
When people hear rural community, they may imagine living peacefully alongside neighbors. Obviously, Davao Bedekovic also thought this at one time. He loved living in the small Croatian village of Jakusevec. However, his neighbors started to really anger him. He wasn’t prepared to let this one go. He could not sit back and ignore it anymore.
Small Village Life
Bedekovic lived an idyllic life in his village. His name was a small place, where everyone knows each other. soon this fairy tale life transformed into something darker. Sure, no one can safely predict if their neighbors will be quiet, polite and kind people, but no one would have expected a whole village of rude people.
Bedekovic’s field happened to be located right next to the village center. Of course, he was happy to watch the town of 2,000 grow. This would mean more business for him! Actually, a market opened just near his farm about a five minute walk away. Now, grocery shopping would be much easier. However, he couldn’t have anticipated how this shopping center would affect his life.
Sure, having a market a few minutes from your door is convenient. A close market is easy to walk to and a sign that the small village was transforming into a more modern town. Soon, they might bring in more tourists. Sadly, this new center brought some big troubles for Bedekovic.
Unfortunately, this new market didn’t have a specific parking lot. Since there were some other buildings around it, shoppers took it upon themselves to park across the street from the market and walk over. Fine, not bad for a temporary fix right? Only this wasn’t temporary, and the market continued to attract more customers. There wasn’t enough parking for all the cars. That’s when some decided to park elsewhere without worrying about the impact of their actions.
Once the market really started attracting a huge crowd, there were little to no spots. So patrons had to face the harsh reality of finding parking where none could be found. Sure, they may have blamed the business, but that didn’t stop them from returning to shop. Thus, they tried to get creative to find parking.
Not On My Land
Soon enough, people began parking on Bedekovic’s land in order to go shopping at the new market. At first, he wasn’t so bothered. After all, it only began with a few cars. Weeks later, the word had spread because everyone started parking there as if it were a public parking lot. On weekends, it became unbearable. With all the cars, he couldn’t’ do fieldwork. Alas, he decided to take action.
Anyone who has ever had someone park in their property would understand what Bedekovic was going through. Let’s be honest, if a single car parked in front of your driveway, you’d probably have it towed. Now imagine a whole fleet of cars in your land. Bedekovic could have folded his arms and let it be, but instead, he decided to take action.
First, he went outside and requested that they not park there. Mostly, the people seemed to listen. However, once he stepped away, more people would pull into the field like a parking lot. Clearly, this wasn’t a practical solution for him to stand outside and monitor the field. Desperate to get rid of the cars, he kept drawing a blank on how to ix this.
Unfortunately, some people only seem to get nastier as they age. In this particular situation, the people were not caring where they left their cars. There was no consideration of the consequences or whose property they were using. Understandably, Bedekovic began to lose his temper. He was determined to make everyone respect him and his land if it was the last thing he did.
Considering His Options
His anger was so intense, he even thought about slashing tires. Surely, that would have gotten him some unwanted attention from police. Then, he considered building a fence to keep them out, but the cost deterred him. In addition, it would have made it harder for him to drive his own vehicles into the field. Alas, he came up with the perfect solution to stop people from parking there without making his own life miserable.
Driven To It
After trying and failing to be the nice guy, he needed to do something drastic. He had told everyone, waited patiently, but to no avail. Unless he acted quickly, he would surely lose his mind. So he thought of how to get everyone to listen, bt this would be something totally unconventional.
When he stepped outside, he saw rows of cars parked all across his field. Attempting to remain calm, he walked over to his tractor. Next, he turned on the engine and drove straight towards the cars. Soon he created trenches all across the field, and people started to pay attention.
Enough Is Enough
Come on, it had gotten ridiculous! Time and time again, he played by the rules, but nothing really got through to these people. He exhausted all his options. Obviously, he didn’t want to be the bad guy but when push came to shove, he was angry and tired. He did what he saw necessary.
Onlookers watched in shock as this angry farmer took his vengeance against those pesky shoppers who parked illegally on his land. Surely, the parkers would have a tough time trying to leave through the field now. Some of the bystanders even got a chuckle out of this whole show. One person recorded the whole thing. Others were upset…
People Were Pissed
Yes, those car owners were livid, but Bedekovic didn’t care. He wanted them to learn a lesson about respecting other people’s property. Can you blame him for finally snapping? He did warn them!
While shoppers left the market, they began to approach their cars. Some cars, which were parked by the street, easily avoided the trenches and got out unscathed. Meanwhile, others found themselves stuck in the mud without a way out. One overconfident driver tried to chance it and escape the trenches.
Finally, the farmer had the people right where he wanted. They were trapped in the field they had taken for granted. How would they get home now? He wasn’t bothered. He enjoyed watching them panic, trying to break out.
The woman who drove a silver Peugeot was really upset and tried to drive out in spite of the trenches. However, her wheels got stuck, and she couldn’t make it far. Even when she tried to reverse and turn the wheel back and forth, her car barely budged. So in utter dismay, she called the authorities.
Not everyone knows how to act in an emergency. Some people just act rashly and make terrible mistakes, which is what one driver did. She thought she could beat the farmer at his own game and drive off safe and sound. The joke was on her because she only made the situation worse. Right about then, everyone was realizing they really messed up.
Cops Never Saw Such A Sight
Once the cops got to the field, they were astonished. Never before had they seen a sight like this one! Sure, they needed to tend to all the angry parkers. Some of the people called for the farmer’s arrest. However, the police had to follow protocol and decided to chat with him first.
The whole field was crowded with furious parkers who were stuck. Everyone was screaming and turning on each other. The cops would need to help everyone reach some sort of resolution with the farmer.
Farmer Speaks Up
So, the cops asked Bedekovic what happened and he calmly relayed the story to them. Then the police made sure all the cars were in okay condition and not damaged. After confirming that, the police told the drivers something they may not have been prepared to hear. This field was Bedekovic’s private property, which meant he had every right to protect it and they couldn’t bring any charges against him.
King Of The Castle
What sweet music to the farmer’s ears! As the owner of the property, rule of the kingdom, king of the castle if you will, he could defend his property as he saw fit. Also he didn’t injure anyone. Thus, the cops took that into consideration. However, there was still the issue of the stranded cars to deal with.
All of those cars were technically trespassing, so Bedekovic could have actually taken legal action against them. However, he reasoned that the trenches were sufficient punishment. Now, there would be no doubt people would think twice about parking on his land. Yet, he isn’t the only one in the world to enact revenge on a rude parker.
If you asked people, most would agree it’s not okay to just park your car in front of someone’s property. It’s expected to at least give someone a heads up. Yet, many people feel entitled to park wherever they want. It’s a worldwide phenomenon.
In fact, some Brazilian pranksters decided to send a message of their own when someone illegally parked in a handicap spot. Once the driver left, they covered the car in white and blue Pos-Its. Not to mention, they shaped the handicap symbol on the side of the car too. When the driver returned, they captured it all on video, the car pulling away in anger and everything!
What Goes Around Comes Around
At times, it’s okay to walk away from an upsetting situation, but other instances need to be addressed. A calm resolution isn’t always an option. Some say the otnly true way to deal with rude people is to return rudeness. Honestly, revenge can be slightly satisfying.
Sure, kids are taught not to take something that isn’t theirs. However, even adults have trouble following this! They could not get it into their heads that the field was private property! One can argue whether the farmer’s response was the best solution though.
Just The Right Kind Of Action
However, anyone seeking revenge knows it must be meticulously planned. The farmer could not vandalize the cars and risk getting in legal trouble. He knew chasing people off wouldn’t be effective. Thus, some claim he found the perfect solution.
Perhaps He Can Make A Profit
Now, all we can hope is that those shoppers learned their lesson and will never upset this farmer again. Maybe after this whole fiasco, the farmer might consider opening a paid parking lot on his field!
Entertaining Sight For Some
Yes, we know it would not be fun to get stuck in the mud, but the onlookers who had no stake in the matter could not help but laugh. From a distance, we have to agree, it’s a pretty funny sight!
Well, we can’t speak for everyone though. Was digging trenches funny or did this farmer go a little too far with his revenge. Hopefully, it’s behind them all by now and no one was left stuck in one!