Wednesday, September 19, 2007

My Neighbors

I came home this morning from dropping all my kids off at school and my dog, Baxter was waiting ever so patiently for me on the front lawn. At first I thought thats wierd how did he get out and then I looked over to our side gate and realized that someone(a taller someone) had unlatched it. Now normally I don't think up conspiracy theories like this but my neighbors are quite the unfriendly people type who have literally avoided any social contact with all of us except for yelling at my son Sol when we first moved in to get off thier lawn. I have also literally seen them with my own eyes pick up leaves that are from our tree and by hand remove them from thier bushes and place them back over on our side of the property. These neighbors are older and never have visitors. THE only time I see them are when they are out trimming thier rose bushes and they don't speak to anyone so it's not like I have my feelings hurt or anything. I waffle back and forth all the time whether I should "kill em with kindness" as my grandmother used to always say or just go on ignoring them as they ignore me. It is hard to ignore though when they do such nasty things. I know what Jesus says so please don't go preachy on me anyone. I just needed a place to vent my frustrations about these old farts!!! Okay, I know that wasn't nice but seriously who does this kinda stuff other than farts or turkeys, maybe turkeys is a better word.

7 comments:

TPluckyT said...

Reminds me of a line from the song "Neighbor" by Ugly Kid Joe . . .

"You're gonna live in misery when you're livin' next to me . . ."

noel said...

Tim- Don't think I have ever heard that one. Ugly Kid Joe???? Man, I am WAY out of the loop on that one.

TPluckyT said...

They were popular in the early to mid-nineties withe the R&R crowd . . . Everything
About You (as in, "I hate everything about you") was their main hit.

David said...

When I was teaching journalism, I used to always tell my students not to use cliches, because they just don't make any sense. In your situation, one might be tempted to say, "You'll catch more flies with honey than you will with vinegar."

My question is, "Who wants flies?" And realistically speaking, the only reason anyone wants to catch flies is to kill them.

That being said, I think that if you kill one of your neighbors, the other one will get lonely and realize how much they need friends. Then you'll have your opening to go all "Pollyanna" on the one that is left all alone.

That advice is free of charge.

noel said...

oh, david how i miss thee. you and mo's advice was about the same only he said something much more like, "i will just go over there kick thier door in and put a gun in thier face" to which i laughed and then quickly said, "that's not even funny"
you still need to add me

David said...

You still need to send me your email address so that I can e-mail you an invitation. Moses can give you my email address.

noel said...

yeah i have been asking him for that for about a year now, since before you moved for sure so i am going to go right over there to his email account and just steal it.

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