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This Is The Angry Letter One Elderly Couple Got From A Realtor

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

An angry real estate agent in New Jersey sent an elderly couple an anonymous note claiming the way they park is ruining his business.

"I'm trying to sell million dollar homes in the neighborhood," said the unsigned, handwritten letter. "I drive my clients around and they see your car parked sideways on the front lawn! You have a driveway — use it!"

The elderly residents, Bill and Barbara Doughten, were shocked and couldn’t imagine why someone wouldn’t just knock on their door and ask them about the parking situation.

“It’s like a sneak attack,” Bill told NBC Philadelphia. “No name. They didn’t say who they were.”

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"Why would you send a letter anonymously?" asked Bill, who says he has a bad leg and parking that way makes it easier to get to his front door when he brings in groceries.

“My leg doesn’t work. I do shake as you can possibly see," he told NBC.

The Doughtens, both in their late 70s, lived in their Ocean City home for several decades.

"I can do whatever I want to do," said Barbara, adding, "I'm not moving the car. (And) I don't know of any million-dollar homes in this neighborhood."

Their granddaughter, Stephanie Powley, posted the note to Facebook with a scathing message to the sender.

"Did you take a moment to wonder why my grandfather parks in that lot? Did it cross your mind that he may do it to be closer to his front door?" she wrote. "Did you even take ONE second to consider your inconsiderate, ignorant actions before you scribbled your frustration on that piece of printer paper?"

"I'm going to assume, not. Since you mailed it, with no return address — like only a true coward would," she said.

Sources: New York Daily News, NBC Philadelphia