An angry neighbour has taken aim at a ‘selfish’ motorist’s bad parking – claiming they were preventing the Royal Mail from delivering the post.
But while most observers could agree the parking left a lot to be desired, the note left on the car had the Internet tickled.
Scrawled in capital letters that captured the writer’s passion for enabling the Royal Mail to carry out its duties – the note was quickly dubbed the ‘most British’ ever.
That is except for the spelling, which led an amused Reigate, Surrey resident to post a snap of the note they spotted on reddit.
They posted a picture of the blue car parked on a pavement, rammed tight against a traditional red mailbox, accompanied by a close-up of the message stuck to its driver’s side door.
Written entirely in upper-case, the note shouted: “Your selfish parking has prevented the Royal Mail from opening the Post Box, causing everyone’s letters to be delayed by 24 hours you utter pratt!”
The pictures were posted overnight on the r/mildlyinfuriating subreddit dedicated to ‘Selfish Parking.’
Many redditors admired the spirit of the note.
“The car, the note, the parking, the pratt, the royal mail, the postbox. So much Brit,” one wrote.
Others judged a clear misspelling in the note as decidedly un-British.
One redditor mused: “I think he spelt the insult wrong though, which is somehow less British. By my understanding ‘prat’ is the insult, ‘Pratt’ is a surname.”
Others felt the note’s rage: “This is the British equivalent of heaving a cinderblock at someone.”
While redditors were divided over whether the parking was really that bad, others had questions about the Royal Mail’s decision-making in having the mail box’s slot face away from the pavement.
One redditor pondered: “Why does the mail box even face that way to begin with?”
But the Royal Mail has since weighed in to assure all concerned that the mail was unaffected.
A spokesman told the Sun : “This note was not left by a Royal Mail worker the driver was in fact able to collect the mail and scan for it. More than likely this note was from a local resident.”
He added: “There have not been any recorded incidents where we have not been able to collect mail from that area.”