GUYS MY NEIGHBOR IS CRAZY.
if ever i mention "a neighbor" just assume, unless otherwise stated that it is The Neighbor From Hell™. This week during bible study wherein 5-7 children were playing outside he barked at them to get off of his driveway. I should interject here that if i haven't already made it explicitly clear in other entries our neighborhood is CHILL. very community oriented, sharing, full of people who are spirited, prone to freak flag flying and the like, as well as being super friendly. so living next to TNFH is a big shock! the last two apartments of our have been in the same neighborhood and we had neighbors over for dinner or coffee at least once a week not to mention chatting each other up almost daily as we went about our lives. anyways - his 8 yr old daughter, the week prior, had expressed major stress about children on her dad's driveway "because he doesn't want it to get dirty."
yes. A DRIVEWAY. getting dirty. you know, like outside in nature!? wthforever
so tuesday night or so i'm out mowing the lawn and as i'm wheeling the mower back to my lovely, sweet neighbors across the street (see! people share stuff here!) i see TNFH waiting on our property line. now, this part is hard to articulate but everything about this guy comes off aggressively. the way he stands leaning towards me, arms crossed, the tone and pitch of his voice, and definitely the language he uses. he says "consider this your verbal warning" about the driveway thing. then goes on to say that if it happens again that one of his THREE lawyers that he "has on retainer! [he] could call them right now!" will be forwarding a letter that they have prepared noting my non-compliance. his jabbing finger and the fact that he is a foot taller than me is making me want to have diarrhea. my face is red in embarrassment and rage. i say MESSAGE RECEIVED and go back in the house.
that night i tell david all about our altercation and at 7:30 am david is knocking on his door saying the following:
- he will never speak to me that way again
- we are fine chatting about anything but if he has an ISSUE he will knock on our door LIKE A MAN and speak with david about it. not corner his wife or bark at his children.
- david called him out on his intimidation scheme both to me and us as a family.
- he owes me an apology
- he is full of crap regarding the whole lawyer, "non-compliance" mumbo jumbo. the charges could only be trespassing and david said, "are you really going to haul my 6 yr old into court?!"
at which point he said the guy looked like our dog when she pees in the corner (LOL!) and admitted that he had been drinking a lot that night and that he would apologize to me. time will tell if this will happen but GO DAVID! i am so loved by that man!