He was so upset. They had done it to him again. As he walked outside and realized this, he tried keeping a level head.
Inside EditionHe didn’t like losing his temper, but hated the fact that he had to deal with this issue after making every attempt to find a peaceful resolution. But it was obvious diplomacy wasn’t going to solve this situation. So, he came up with an idea that made him famous on the internet.
Adulting Is Hard
As adults, we often encounter some tough situations or difficult people that make us lose our cool. Our animal instincts urge us to use our fists to resolve this.
UnsplashBut as adults, we have to find a way to solve problems peacefully. Nothing is gained by allowing anger to get the best of us. But that doesn’t always mean we have to be pushovers either.
He Tried To Be A Nice Guy
One of the perks of living in a rural community is that you get to coexist peacefully with your neighbors. Well, that’s what Davao Bedekovic initially thought. Bedekovic enjoyed living in the sparsely populated village of Jakusevec in Zagreb, Croatia.
BrmBrm.hrBut unfortunately, his neighbors had really started ticking him off. It shouldn’t have been this way, and he did his best to let it slide. Eventually, he realized he couldn’t ignore the situation.
Bedekovic had an idyllic life in Croatia, which isn’t really that surprising. Living in a small village where everyone knows your name is amazing.
UnsplashBut even a seemingly perfect fairy tale life can turn into the ultimate nightmare, particularly when your neighbors are annoying. Then again, you can’t assume every neighbor is an angel. But you certainly wouldn’t expect an entire village to be full of nasty people.
Bedekovic owned a field near the village center. As a farmer, he was glad to see the town’s population of 2,000 was growing. This meant more business.
Caters NewsIn fact, a market had recently opened up near his farmhouse. He was ecstatic about this because it was only a five-minute walk. This would make grocery shopping a lot easier. But he never realized the new shopping center was going to have such a negative effect on his life.
Having a market at your doorstep is perfect. You don’t have to drive. You can just walk if you’d like.
UnsplashBut this new market was amazing because it was a sign that the tiny village was growing into something more modern. Eventually, their town would attract more tourists. But unfortunately, this new business came with some unforeseen issues no one could have predicted.
Issues With Parking
The new market didn’t have an area designated specifically for parking. And since there were several other buildings, shoppers started parking across the street to walk over to the market.
PexelsBut this was only a temporary fix. The market had attracted tons of customers and there wasn’t enough parking to accommodate everyone. So, some of the patrons came up with the perfect solution, but they never thought twice about how their actions would affect others.
Everyone Hates Parking
As the new market became more popular, parking spots became scarce. Soon, customers had no place to park when they visited.
UnsplashBut anyone will tell you that when you visit a store, you expect to find a parking space quick and easy. As customers, we often blame the business for any and all parking woes. But since the market owners can’t simply blink more parking spaces into existence, customers have to get creative.
Get Off My Land
Before long, folks started parking on Bedekovic’s property, so they could go shopping at the new market. At first, he didn’t mind. It was only a couple of cars. But as the weeks passed, word spread.
Paul LewisSoon, everyone was using Bedekovic’s field as a public parking lot. The weekends were the worst. There were so many cars that he couldn’t do any fieldwork. So, he decided to put his foot down.
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.
Pexels 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.
People Were Inconsiderate
Bedekovic went out and asked people nicely not to park on his property. Most of the people he spoke to did as they were told. But when he wasn’t out shooing people away, everyone turned his field into a parking lot.
The Car ConnectionHe was a busy man. He couldn’t keep doing this every day. He grew desperate as he tried to come up with a way to get rid of the unwanted cars in the field. But he was drawing a blank on a useful solution.
Rudeness Is Common
Sadly, people get angrier, ruder, and nastier as they get older. In this instance, they simply didn’t care and parked their car wherever they wanted.
UnsplashThey never cared about the consequences or the proverbial toes they were stepping on. But Bedekovic was slowly starting to lose his cool and he was on a mission too. He had rules, and he was going to make sure that everyone followed them whether they liked it or not.
The People Deterrent
Bedekovic had gotten so mad once that he considered slashing people’s tires. But this would have attracted unwanted attention from authorities. So, he considered building a fence, but that would have cost him too much.
VideoBlocksIt would have also made it difficult to drive his vehicles into the field. He had to find a solution that would prevent others from parking without making his life miserable. And as he looked across the field, an idea came to mind.
Ends Justify The Means
Bedekovic had tried being a nice guy. He informed everyone, waited patiently, and asked them to leave his property, but they didn’t listen. So, whatever he tried next would have to work.
UnsplashThere was no other option. He needed some peace of mind, or he was going to lose it completely. That’s when he finally figured out how to get everyone to cooperate, but it remained to be seen how they would react to his unconventional actions.
Bedekovic walked out and saw row after row of cars parked on his field. He tried to stay calm as he walked to the other side of the field.
VezessThen, he got into his red tractor, turned the engine on, and headed straight toward the parked cars. The plow in front of him churned the dirt as he drove around the rows. He created trenches across the entire field, and people noticed what he was doing.
Tired And Angry
It was ridiculous! He had done everything by the book, but nothing got through their thick skulls. It had gotten to the point where he had exhausted every possible diplomatic solution, and yet, nothing worked.
UnsplashHe didn’t want to be the bad buy in this scenario, but he was tired and angry. He simply couldn’t allow people to treat his property like they owned it. It’s why he did what he did and didn’t feel bad about it.
Causing Quite A Stir
People looked on in shock as the farmer took vengeance against the inconsiderate drivers who parked in his property. They were going to have one heck of a tough time driving their vehicles through the uneven surface and trenches he created.
socialsupplies / RumbleBut some of the folks who watched what he did found his tactics amusing. One person even recorded what was happening. Some people were very upset.
Everyone Was Pissed
The car owners were clearly upset, not that Bedekovic cared. It served them right for not respecting other people’s private property. They had been toying with the poor farmer for too long.
PexelsHe was bound to snap at some point, and he did. But no one could blame him for wanting to put a stop to this ongoing invasion of his space. There wasn’t a single person out there who could have said that he didn’t warn them, because he did.
They Were Stranded
As the car owners walked out of the market, they realized they were in a tough spot. The patrons who parked by the street had no problems avoiding the trenches.
Tapworthy HappeningsBut the others cars were literally stuck in the mud. There was no way for them to escape. Then, one angry driver decided to risk it and tried to escape the farmer’s trenches.
He had them right where he wanted them. They were trapped.
PexelsHow were they going to escape and head home? They weren’t exactly sure what to do, and he could have cared less. He was like a spider which had caught his prey in his web, and now he took a great deal of enjoyment in watching everyone squirm as they tried to break free.
She Was Ticked Off
The owner of a silver Peugeot was very upset when she saw what Bedekovic did. But she wasn’t going to let him stop her from getting out. So, she tried driving away, but then the wheels got stuck in the mud and so was she.
Caters NewsShe tried to break free by driving in reverse and turning her steering wheel from left to right, but nothing worked. By this point, she was peeved, so she did the last thing Bedekovic expected. She dialed the authorities.
Stuck For Good
When pushed against a wall, people tend to make some questionable mistakes, which is exactly what that one driver did. She thought she could beat the odds, floor it, and laugh in the farmer’s face as she drove off, but the joke was on her.
PexelsHer actions only made things worse, but it also served a purpose. Now, all the drivers realized they had messed up big time.
Cops Were Stunned
The cops were dumbfounded when they arrived at the scene. They had never encountered a situation like this one in their career.
Caters NewsBut they couldn’t ignore the number of upset car owners who wanted the farmer to pay for what he did. A few of them had even demanded they arrest him. So, the cops decided to talk to Bedekovic.
The entire area was flooded with angry drivers who couldn’t leave. Eventually, people started turning on each other, and the rudeness ran rampant.
PexelsIronically, it was their lack of manners that got them into this situation in the first place. But still, the cops couldn’t drive off and leave these people at the mercy of the farmer.
His Side Of The Story
The cops approached Bedekovic, who told them as calmly as ever why he did what he did. Then the cops checked to make sure none of the cars in the field had been damaged.
Caters NewsOnce that was confirmed, the officers addressed the drivers and told them something shocking. This was Bedekovic’s property, and he had every right to protect it, which meant they couldn’t do anything to him.
It Was His Property
He owned this property, so he was technically the ruler of his kingdom and had every right to defend it. Besides, it wasn’t like he injured anyone.
PexelsThe cops took this into consideration before deciding who was right, and who was wrong. But they still had to figure out what to do about all of these cars that Bedekovic had managed to leave stranded.
Revenge Is Sweet
The cars in his property were trespassing, so Bedekovic could have taken legal action against them. But he decided the trenches he dug up were punishment enough.
Caters NewsNow, he was certain everyone would think twice before parking on his property. But he’s not the only one in the world to exact justice on inconsiderate car owners.
Rudeness Runs Free
Most folks would agree you can’t just up and park your car in front of someone’s property.
UnsplashAt the very least, you owe the property owner a heads up. But people assume they can do whatever they want, and it’s a worldwide issue.
Brazilian pranksters uploaded a video that showed what happened to a driver who had parked in a handicap spot illegally. As soon as the driver left, they covered the whole vehicle with blue and white Post-It notes.
priscilatma / InstagramThey also formed the shape of the handicap symbol on the side of the car. The driver was understandably upset and drove off, but the video went viral and also raised awareness about illegal parking.
Revenge Feels Good
Sometimes you can just walk away from a situation that's affecting you deeply, while other times, you simply have to confront whoever's messing with your sanity. Other times, you can talk it out and try to mediate a situation.
PexelsBut there are other times where the only way to deal with rude people is with rudeness itself. Just remember, justice serves those who serve themselves, and once you dish out that revenge, it’ll feel oddly satisfying.