Jul 15, 2007

Trying The Patience of a Saint

Saint, I am not. However, the behavior of my neighbors can try the patience of any Saint! Yes, they are back at it AGAIN. One would think they have better things to do with their time...

A little background: Last weekend, my two nieces stayed with me for the weekend. They are 8 and 9 years old. It was VERY hot, so we set up the kiddie pool and they played in it all weekend. They made plans to come back next weekend, so I left the pool up. My plan was to clean and treat the pool this weekend (once a week is enough, right?). Yesterday, my neighbors saw me outside at least twice. YET, they wait until I leave to stick this into one my plant stand on the porch:


Am I being too nice in my responses to the neighbors? Do I just ignore them and hope they go away? These are the same people who last year had weeds 5 FEET tall on their side of the building. These are also the same people who left 4 FEET of grass unmowed in the front yard just a couple weeks ago. Ya think critters don't breed in there??

I was steamin' when I saw the note. S was like: "It's just a note" No, it represents almost two years of this busy body crap "stuff" and it's really getting on my nerves now.

20 comments:

LeperColony said...

You should tell them it's for your malaria research. That should keep them in doors and out of your hair.

Teejay said...

I hate confrontations!! That's what it looks like you have got on your hands. It looks like you are going to have to be the adult one in all of this and go over there so very politely (on the outside) and see if you can work things out and tell them to just simply come talk to you if they have an issue. Lay it on as thick as honey, your kindness, politeness, and reasonableness. See if that helps. Hope you can find some peace of mind soon!

Kathy said...

Ignore the note, just like they ignore mowing their yard.

Dawn said...

It's terrible you have neighbors like that!

Jenn L said...

Just keep chanting "September 1..... September 1...."

The end is in sight and you've just got a little more time to deal with the morons. And I'm sure the landlady will be more choosy with the next tenant. She's gotta be completely fed up with this {bleep} as well.

Trish said...

Tell then you've take up entomology as a hobby... lol

What dolts!

Cindy said...

What nerve! My first thought was that you should take a red pen and mark up the spelling errors, and then stick it back on their door.

On second thought, I would probably just ignore it. At least they are moving soon...maybe?

Mary Ann said...

I have been reading about your problems with your troublesome neighbors. I have to admit that my 1st reaction would be to act the same way they do, but in reality, you should rise above their low tactics. Hopefully they will really be moving soon.

Missy said...

Oh Meari! I too would be about at the end of my rope with these morons.

The first response that I thought of would be to buy a cheap dictionary and give it to them and tell them to learn to spell and how to spell & use a contraction properly (the your vs. you're really grates on me).

The high road is a difficult climb at times.

:)

Pam said...

Geesh! Myself, I hate confrontations... and would try to ignore the note, but if I was being extra feisty I might make a big sign that said "Mosquito Breeding Grounds - Keep away!" and put it next to the pool LOL

Kendra said...

Oh, the ideas I have as to what to do with that note...

Snarky retort having to do with West Nile Virus research or your try at raising mosquitoes as pets...

Return it with the spelling errors fixed in red marker and an appropriate grade indicating a poor attempt at writing a sentence...

BUT...the best thing to do with this note - and any others that might show up - IGNORE IT. I know it drives you batty, but just think about how it would make *them* feel if there was no reaction from you. That would drive them crazy, because they would be left wondering.

At this point, I think they're doing this just to bug you and they're having "fun" with your reactions. Don't give them the satisfaction of a reaction anymore. Those who most enjoy attention and conflict are easily deflated when they don't get any.

:-)

Deirdre said...

I would put up more pools with water. Make the water different colors and label them A, B, and C. Let them wonder what is breeding now.

Hopefully they will move soon.

~Kim~ said...

LMAO - Im sorry, that is just too funny. Gosh Im so glad I do not have your neighbors.. what a bunch of Yahoos!!

Best of luck with the mosquitos!! Hope they suck the blood out of the idiots!!

~Kim~

Barbara said...

They also need to go back and review grade school spelling rules. :(

We have some people like this in our neighborhood, too. They drive me up a tree!!

~Velda said...

well I LOVE Lepercolony's response lol I was thinking you should send them a 'baby shower' invitation and let them know that you require a gift for all 40,000,000 new babies!

Jade said...

Meari, the previous commenters have been far to kind to call your neighbours idiots, but I am not at all that nice. Especially as I too live surrounded by idiots.

If I found a note like that, I would totally ignore the neighbours until they show up in person and have the guts to say what they want in my face. Until they do that I would not give them a second thought!

Sharon said...

They just don't quit do they? Ignore them!

glenda said...

As much as I hate to say this, I think the time has come to ignore them completely. When they think they are no longer annoying you they will find some other game to play. It would really hard to ignore them, i agree, but I think it's probably for the best.

Tania said...

You might want to point this out to those pesky neighbours:
From a website on reducing mosquitoes:

"Remove dense brush and weeds where mosquitoes rest and hide during the day"

So their hopeless mowing would be contributing more to mosquitoes than your wading pool that you clean!!!!

Barbara said...

What morons your neighbors are!!! And they just keep on and on and on. Stupidity like theirs should be taxed!!! My stress level would have gone through the roof by now with them. Probably best for you to ignore them as much as possible until they move.
Barb in TX