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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Minding your own business

Why must people be nasty? I just don't get it. We've lived in our neighborhood for just under a year and some of our closest neighbors have formed an opinion that they "can't stand us", even though they haven't spoken but about 10 words to us since we moved here. (They don't realize how their voices travel!) They don't know us well enough to know whether they can stand us. I try not to let it get to me, but come on!! We received a letter from our neighborhood management company today saying that we had violated our covenants by having a trailer parked in our driveway. We have NEVER had a trailer parked in our driveway. Our address could have been reported by accident, or someone could be reporting us to be mean. I'd like to think it was a mistake, but I have to wonder. When we were building, we got calls and a letter about the "condition" of our corner lot. It was overgrown, etc. Through some investigation I think I figured out who it was ... one of the same neighbors who "can't stand us." I think it's ironic, however, that the neighborhood used our lot as a dumping site both before and while we were building, and didn't seem to have a problem with it. And then all of these same neighbors stored their broken limbs on our lot after the ice storm and we gladly allowed all of the limbs to be burned on our lot. They sure didn't seem to have a problem with that. And some of these same neighbors have had workers' trucks driving on our lot to complete work on their property, and didn't seem to have a problem with that, either. I guess I'm just sick of stuck-up people who think they are better and above everybody else. I probably shouldn't be voicing such opinions on a public forum. But, what the heck. Our neighbors already don't like us, so I doubt this will make any difference to them. It makes me so eternally grateful for the good friends we do have ... and you know who you are. There are many of you. And, I'm sorry to say, not many are in this neighborhood (I'm not talking about the Bonds or Hamricks or Gardners ... you guys are great people!) I typically try not to be so negative ... but I'm angry and don't like being treated like I don't fit in, especially when I never asked to in the first place.

2 comments:

  1. I think I'd turn the other cheek and place a worn old couch on my front porch!

    Trouble Maker from the Ozarks!

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  2. Hey- Don't forget the Dykes!! We love you no matter how trashy you live :) JUst Kidding of course! Do I need to come across the neighborhood and kick some booty???
    I'll put Big Daddy on it (he's got some pretty nasty tricks up his sleeve!) Those snotty people don't know what a fun family they are missing out on... wish you were closer to us!

    Love, Kim

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