Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Love Thy Neighbor... Or Not


Love Your Neighbor Original Painting

Sweet Son had a rather disturbing encounter with a neighbor yesterday when he was out chasing our goofy escaped poodle... rather than trying to help him corral the big lovable dork, this man and his wife chose to stand in their yard and scream at and threaten SS, despite him trying to explain that he was NOT walking the dog off his leash (which is what they apparently thought), he was trying to CATCH him.  They even repeatedly threatened to call the police, which is almost comical considering the completely non-threatening demeanors of both my dog AND Sweet Son.

SS doesn't get rattled easily, but this clearly rattled him... and upset me for several reasons.  First, it is so not indicative of most of our neighborhood (thank goodness).  Second, I firmly believe if it had been an adult chasing the dog they would not have reacted the same... I can't stand people who automatically assume teenagers are bad just because they are teenagers.  Third, take some anger management courses. people!  Good grief... life is too short to get flipped out over your dang GRASS.

You Kids Get Off My Lawn Original Painting

Get Off My Lawn Print

11 comments:

A. Alexandra said...

So sorry your son got yelled at by your neighbors! I would have to go with Love Thy Neighbor Not! I've had bad experiences with neighbors growing up accusing me of things that I never did. So now as an adult I just stay clear of neighbors and don't get involve. For some reason when people live close to you they tend to be crazy.

murphymae said...

Hahaha , I can totally relate!

Annette said...

I don't know why people have to be that way. And you're right, life is too short!

J.Crabbit said...

If the dog was posing no threat to them or their property, then what were they worried about? I had a dog sniff me in the elevator yesterday all the way to the lobby because someone had brought her to work, I didn't get mad! your neighbors need a few chill pills. by the way I linked to your blog in todays post.

Tess, Gilded Days said...

Poor kiddo! Hopefully next time they see him they apologize and have calmed down a bit!

Janet said...

Hey, do you live in my neighborhood? I'm sorry that happened. That painting of the guy watering his grass and giving the finger is priceless. Where did you get it?

Dyche Designs said...

I feel so bad for your son, hopefully he managed to catch the dog and the neighbors can stop their shouting.

OnePerfectDay said...

Bad neighbours is one of the greater evils in this life! (I've had a few....)
I love how you find the appropriate prints for your story!!
It's great!

Orangies Attic said...

Janet... click on that print and it will take you to the etsy listing!

Janet said...

Thanks Kelly, I had a duh moment when I posted that comment but then figured it out--just bought a print of the painting. Thanks!

Re-Purpose History said...

I just don't know what's wrong with people these days :(

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