Rachmaninoff Posted February 2, 2010 Share Posted February 2, 2010 [FONT="Trebuchet MS"]Or if you live in an apartment complex it would be 'the other side of the wall'. Either way, this thread is for those tales about your neighbors, the good, the ugly and the bad. I got to thinking about this on account of a relatively new neighbor that my parents have. They moved into the house to the side of theirs a few years ago. At first they seemed just fine, even if they did keep to themselves and pretty much ignored everyone else. It wasn't until it was almost spring that they first got a taste of what they were like. Anything that stuck through the fence or was over a bit, usually shrubs or tree branches, were cut and then tossed back over the fence into my parents yard. Now I can understand if they feel like those few branches hanging over are our responsiblity, but they never once asked my parents if they could have my younger brothers trim those for them. My parents take good care of their yard and usually get to that kind of thing as soon as the weather becomes more reasonable, this happened in the first part of February when the temperatures were still on the cold side. To give you an idea, my parents usually get started on that stuff in late March. The next year, it happened even sooner, in January. Which made no sense since most of that got done when they did the fall clean up to prepare for winter. The few branches that really stuck over very far were gone. Confused by it, my father tried talking to the neighbor only for the guy to lecture him about being lazy and not taking care of his yard. o_O Something that isn't true at all. He told him that if he wants it gone sooner, to just tell him and he'll take care of it. They thought that solved the issue, it did not. Yesterday my parents came home to find that even though they made sure nothing was hanging over or poking through the chain link fence, their neighbor decided to reach over and about butcher a fair number of the shrubs and trees. The fence in question isn't a tall one, it only comes to about mid-chest. Not only that, they cut deep into the stuff, several feet in, mangling a number of the plants. This was more than just something 'sticking' over, this moved into them defacing my parents property. When they tried to talk to them, the guy screamed at them saying that if they weren't so lazy, he wouldn't have needed to cut the stuff. The whole thing is rather baffling to be honest. Still, since they did more than simply trim what hung over, my dad had no choice but to talk to the police about it since they went way overboard. So, that's my most recent brush with someone on the other side of the fence. What about the rest of you? I'm sure you've all seen some pretty nutty things yourself. [/FONT] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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