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Dear old bat next door that called the city on the vehicles in the… 
13th-Jul-2009 12:06 pm
zoe guns
Dear old bat next door that called the city on the vehicles in the back yard (well, okay, we don't know it's you; dudsie couldn't tell us, but it's likely it's you, since you have an unnatural fascination with our cars)1,

Bugger off.

absolutely no love,

Joyce

1. First she tried to tell Jeff's mom that the city had passed a law effective July 1 that you couldn't park on the road. (The dudesie from the city laughed at that one). Then she had us move one of the cars the other day, because she said there was a city law that you have to have your trashcans on the other side of your driveway from your mailbox. (City dudesie looked puzzled at that, and said "Welllllll... I'm pretty sure there's not a law about that, but I couldn't swear to it.") [Never mind that half the neighbors don't follow that "law".]

Luckily, the dude from the city was very nice and rather apologetic (I'm sure he deals with a lot of angry folks). The vehicles have to either run or have tags, so Jeff started the Metro up. We need to charge the Ranger up and the dudesie will come out, see that it's running, and clear the citation (we also have some cardboard boxes in the back yard we need to deal with). Still, what a pain in the ass.
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13th-Jul-2009 04:40 pm (UTC)
In Cary, we put the trash cans on the other side of the driveway from the mailbox because otherwise, the mailman wouldn't/couldn't deliver the mail, and we were never home to move them away in between when the trash guys came and when the mail came.
13th-Jul-2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
Yea, I get the reasoning behind it... but she has a good 80 feet or so to put her trashcans in. There's plenty of space over there, without having to put them in front of our yard. And I'd put a lot more stock in it what she had to say if everyone else was uniformly doing it, too (it's one of those neighborhoods).
13th-Jul-2009 06:40 pm (UTC)
Yeah, we had very little curb on our cul-de-sac lot, so there wasn't much of a choice. If visitors were parking on the street over a mail day we had to park in front of a neighbor's house, mostly. If you're not in front of her place or blocking anything of hers, screw that. :)
13th-Jul-2009 05:03 pm (UTC)
Oh, great. Just what you need is an old bat neighbor with nothing better to do that spend taxpayer money complaining about her neighbors instead of actually just talking to them. I'd try forming a relationship with her if I were you, and let her know that you want to be good neighbors and see the neighborhood "improve" (doubtless she thinks it's going to hell in a handbasket... because that's what old people do) and let her know that she can always express concerns to you... or something?
13th-Jul-2009 07:44 pm (UTC)
Heh. My initial guess was that old bat neighbor met old bat resident, hated her on the spot, and was acting accordingly :P
13th-Jul-2009 07:46 pm (UTC)
Oooh, burn!
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