Lsherm: We had a beautiful tree in the middle of our driveway circle, and it dropped a farking branch on my car the size of a medium sized tree. I cut that farker down the next day. It took a farking year to get rid of the stump, but we have a nice longleaf pine there now.Trees need to be cut down for all kinds of reasons. If his neighbor needs a shed, then his neighbor needs a shed. It's not Patrick Smith's place to decide what other people do with trees on their property. He's free to plant trees in his own yard if he wants.
So. This is my town. I've lived here since 2002, and bought a postage stamp condo in the "gentrifying" section of town in August.
Follow-up note from the author:Comments to this story seem to be harping on the fact that I'm a renter and not an owner; that neither property involved in this story belongs to me. I fail to see how or why that matters in the greater context of my argument. It feels to me like a loophole-ish way of invalidating my points. - PS
TuteTibiImperes: but I still feel I need to do something to mark it as mine to keep something from happening to it in the future,
what_now: We invented Fluff and the necco waver.
mikeray: Hell the way it is trending in this country he will be able to marry his neighbors tree soon.
TuteTibiImperes: I really like large trees. One of the reasons I bought the house I did was because it has a couple huge oaks on it.The one in the rear is on my property, but just barely. When a new family moved into the house whose property borders it and started removing a lot of the vegetation, I was worried they might think the tree was theirs and try to do something to it. I thought about going over, but 'Welcome to the neighborhood - don't touch my tree' didn't sound neighborly in my head.Thankfully they didn't mess with it, but I still feel I need to do something to mark it as mine to keep something from happening to it in the future, especially since it stands outside of my fence (which was there before I moved in).I'm thinking about putting up a decorative stone circle and some mulch around the base so that they realize I have a claim to it.
Fark It: mikeray: Hell the way it is trending in this country he will be able to marry his neighbors tree soon.We had a good thread going. And then you decided to post.
Marmilman: mikeray: Hell the way it is trending in this country he will be able to marry his neighbors tree soon.TIMMMMAYYYYYYYY
Benevolent Misanthrope: And if you read to the very end, you learn that he's a renter. He has no investment it the neighborhood. He's just another entitled little shiat who thinks the world exists to suit him.What an asshole.
Three Crooked Squirrels: Keep in mind when bashing HOAs: This is why some people like HOAs.
what_now: So. This is my town. I've lived here since 2002, and bought a postage stamp condo in the "gentrifying" section of town in August.Somerville, MA is the most densely populated city in New England. We invented Fluff and the necco waver. The first American Flag was flown in Somerville. We have the oldest co-ed public high school in the US.It's not all good. Somerville is a weird place, going through a bit of an identity crisis. Whitey Bulger, a gangster, killed a bunch of people in my new "gentrifying" neighborhood, and the income disparity is off the charts. DINKS like us can afford to spend several hundred thousand dollars on 700sq feet, but we still have a very high free and reduced lunch* program in the public schools. What was once a very blue collar, working class town has turned partly into a very, very hip, expensive, young area.The neighborhood this douche lives in - Davis Sq- has some of the highest rents in Massachusetts- and they live side by side with people who have owned their house for generations, and are confused with by the boutique humus shop and all the farking froyo joints.Anyway, I just want to say that while Davis Sq can be more insufferable than Berkeley, I love this town. This guy? He's a dick. But very very soon, he will meet some pretentious young girl, they'll buy a Bernese Mountain Dog, scrape the Elizabeth Warren sticker off the Prius and move to the a planned community in Hingham.And good riddance.*organic, high protein low gluten lunches. Some of the best most pretentious in the country.
Solutare: what_now: ????Cluster B detected.Anyone who uses multiple question marks to end a sentence is almost certainly a Cluster B -- avoid them at all costs.
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I guarandamntee you this guy is a lifelong liberal
mikeray: Marmilman: mikeray: Hell the way it is trending in this country he will be able to marry his neighbors tree soon.TIMMMMAYYYYYYYYHey I can joke about that subject, my boyfriend is gay.
stirfrybry: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I guarandamntee you this guy is a lifelong liberalDyed in the wool
Harry_Seldon: Three Crooked Squirrels: Keep in mind when bashing HOAs: This is why some people like HOAs.This is why I live in an wonderfully landscaped HOA where our parks and green spaces preserved some of the old growth, and commonly MAINTAIN them.
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