Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A Heartfelt Thanks

(image from Google, but yep this is their house)

Dear Neighbor,

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your genuine concern for me and my family.  It was so sweet of you to take note of the condition of our yard, the brown spots.  It was also so very kind of you to notice the fence being in need of repairs.  Then there was the issue of the Christmas lights, I do like to use them as added light for my porch, but you didn't know that.  How thoughtful it was of you to come to us and offer to help with these pressing matters.

But wait a second....you didn't.  Instead, you whined and cried to the city who then proceeded to put a warning citation on our door with a 30 day notice to comply.  Three mentions of Christmas lights, which truthfully can't really be seen, and were listed as what did you call it, "A public nuisance."  To make sure the lights were made note of they were on the citation not once, not twice, but THREE times. The fence that needs repair, I believe your children are partially responsible for that mess.  I won't lay full blame on them as I know that there are other random and rotten Junior and High School children who have their share of damage to it as well.  I digress.  If my yard was such a public eye sore, perhaps you should have come to me, to see if maybe we needed help with it.  You might have learned that times are tough right now, that we no longer can afford lawn care, we can't fix the fence right now, and yes I actually use my Christmas light which you seem to think are a public nuisance.  However, you would not know that because you could not trouble yourself to come and see if we needed help.

Oh, but wait....I just did!  You see, I am mostly a nice person, but I will blog about you if you cross me, and you dear neighbor have.  This is not the first time either.  I am not sure what it is about me that you do not like, but you have decided that I am the salt of the earth.  It is time to look in the mirror, remove the beam from your eye and be careful throwing those stones for your house is made of glass!

What kind of neighbors do you have?


Emmy said...

Ugh girl I am sorry :( And yes I really don't know what her problem is but she really really needs to get over herself!

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VandyJ said...

Most of our neighbors are OK, but we have rentals right next door. Right ow the tenants are less stellar.
Last year we had a citation called on our pop-up that was parked on the street. Not sure who called it in, but our city would rather see haul trailers on the street with trash on them than a house trailer, which looks much neater.

Amy said...

Wow, that is frustrating! I am so sorry. I have a neighbor like that. It has gotten to the point I avoid her at all costs. She just makes me cry. Literally. People should be more tolerant and understanding. I have to laugh, though, because her complaint against us is her broken fence which borders our yard, and our yard. Funny thing, we don't live there! We have renters living there, and yet she still confronts and tells at us for the state of the yard! I feel your pain!

Nicole said...

Dang, were these the same neighbors that tried turning you into to Child Services?