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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Annoying Neighbors

My neighbors had a Labor Day party.  Good for them, that's fine.  They weren't loud or anything.  But we don't have curbs on the streets here.  So parking off-street means parking on lawns.  In this case, mine. 

I looked out the front windows in the afternoon to see 3 cars parked on my front lawn.  That would normally annoy me a bit, but I had just rototilled that area to un-compact the soil so I could plant grass.  Argh!

Yeah, yeah, they have to park "somewhere", but I noticed that they DIDNT park on the host's lawn...  THAT'S what annoyed me.  It's like that was intructions from the host neighbor "park on the neighbor's lawn, not mine"...

I let it go...  I don't like to start fights about small things.  I can run the rototiller over the crushed soil again.  Small things can start bigger arguments.

But the next day, I discovered that the guests backing their cars out from the line of other cars, backed a dozen feet onto my loose soil.  Tire tracks don't lie.

Mumble, grumble, mumble, vague swear word, mumble, grumble...

I hope they don't have another party soon.  Otherwise, I think I may charge for parking.  ;)

4 comments:

Just Ducky said...

Good fences make good neighbors!

Megan said...

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Inconsiderate, rude, thoughtless - would have got right up my nose and all!

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Megan said...

Mark - any thought that you might put a row of bush rocks along the naturestrip - perhaps painted white so that they're readily visible in car headlights? You'd only have to put them every couple of metres to signal to casual visitors that the front lawn is not available for parking.

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Ramblingon said...

Mark, you're a better man than I am (Gunga Din not withstanding AND that I'm a woman.) I would have been there in a flat out minute!