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2014-04-20 04:01:51 AM
90 degrees, biatch!
 
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2014-04-20 07:42:05 AM
7.62 millimeters
 
2014-04-20 07:48:07 AM
If he did a good enough job, I'd give him the whole shaft.
 
2014-04-20 08:35:42 AM
I can't really say I'd ever call the cops on someone for mowing my yard without permission.  I might go talk to him and ask him to mow his way back home, but that's about it.
 
2014-04-20 08:42:41 AM

Relatively Obscure: I can't really say I'd ever call the cops on someone for mowing my yard without permission.  I might go talk to him and ask him to mow his way back home, but that's about it.


As long as he stays out of the flower beds, have fun.
 
2014-04-20 08:56:22 AM
When it happened to us? Dad gave him a beer.  Mom was pissed.

\my neighbor is (was? Haven't seen him in a while) a landscaper who's a drunk
 
2014-04-20 09:04:20 AM
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You don't mow another man's lawn!!!
 
2014-04-20 10:34:51 AM
Just toss a PBR can at him. If he's drunk he won't care what brand it is.

Oh! Or you could make it a game: Leave a trail of cheap beer to someone else's lawn, with a lawnmower already gassed up and ready to go and see if he does it again!
 
2014-04-20 10:35:20 AM
Is this a euphemism for oral sex? Then I would tip him a rusty trombone.
 
2014-04-20 10:35:58 AM
If he asks you to help him blow up the moon, don't.
 
2014-04-20 10:38:23 AM
A blowy ?
 
2014-04-20 10:39:06 AM
Baseball pat on the head
 
2014-04-20 10:41:38 AM
Sounds like he needs mow rehab.
 
2014-04-20 10:42:53 AM
He's got a lawn mower and he's drunk.  Given enough time, I'm sure he will take his own tip.
 
2014-04-20 10:43:45 AM
Is he wearing a mesh shirt and jean shorts?

One bomb pop and one pinwheel.
 
2014-04-20 10:47:07 AM

ZAZ: 7.62 millimeters


Another responsible gun owner.
 
2014-04-20 10:47:37 AM
how big is the lawn?  10$ to 15$ seems about right. I might even buy the beer next time...
 
2014-04-20 10:50:30 AM
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It's MY lawn so *I* get to mow it, I tell you what..
 
2014-04-20 10:50:46 AM
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2014-04-20 10:52:15 AM
Sounds like he's already been tipped over.  You don't have to be drunk to fall off a lawn tractor

...but it helps.
 
2014-04-20 10:52:20 AM
I dunno. I've been slipping roofies to many of the "contractors" who work for me at home. Beer does sound a lot cheaper. Should I have been paying them money?

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2014-04-20 10:52:48 AM

abhorrent1: ZAZ: 7.62 millimeters

Another responsible gun owner.


I thought he was referring to the size of his member.

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2014-04-20 10:53:59 AM
Haha, CSB time. When I was a young punk I lived in a rent house and my roomies and I were less than immediate with the lawn work. One spring it had rained for a week straight and the weeds were getting tall, so I figured I'd mow the lawn on Saturday when I'd be home from work and the sun would be out. Lo and behold, I woke up early Saturday morning to the sound of a lawnmower. There were a pair of survivalists living next door to us, and the woman had decided to mow our lawn because we obviously were too lazy to do it. So I calmly baked a nice loaf of cornbread while she did my lawn work for me, and when she was done and had put her mower away, I went over profusely apologizing and mentioning I had been planning to do that all week, and here's a small token of my thanks. The look on her face was priceless. She never tried doing that again.
 
2014-04-20 10:54:50 AM

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You don't mow another man's lawn!!!


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2014-04-20 10:57:36 AM

BitwiseShift: I dunno. I've been slipping roofies to many of the "contractors" who work for me at home. Beer does sound a lot cheaper. Should I have been paying them money?

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Why not, its not like they'll have anywhere to spend it in your basement.
 
2014-04-20 10:59:26 AM
Me, I'm just a drunken lawnmower - you can tell me by the way I walk.
 
2014-04-20 11:00:16 AM

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You don't mow another man's lawn!!!

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2014-04-20 11:01:24 AM
Approximately one call to the police for trespassing complaint.
 
2014-04-20 11:01:39 AM

theorellior: Haha, CSB time. When I was a young punk I lived in a rent house and my roomies and I were less than immediate with the lawn work. One spring it had rained for a week straight and the weeds were getting tall, so I figured I'd mow the lawn on Saturday when I'd be home from work and the sun would be out. Lo and behold, I woke up early Saturday morning to the sound of a lawnmower. There were a pair of survivalists living next door to us, and the woman had decided to mow our lawn because we obviously were too lazy to do it. So I calmly baked a nice loaf of cornbread while she did my lawn work for me, and when she was done and had put her mower away, I went over profusely apologizing and mentioning I had been planning to do that all week, and here's a small token of my thanks. The look on her face was priceless. She never tried doing that again.


why?  Was she offended by the corn bread?  Was it the whole role reversal thing?  I dunno...  I think it's nice you made her corn bread.  I'd mow my neighbor's lawn for cookies though.
 
2014-04-20 11:05:49 AM

theorellior: Haha, CSB time. When I was a young punk I lived in a rent house and my roomies and I were less than immediate with the lawn work. One spring it had rained for a week straight and the weeds were getting tall, so I figured I'd mow the lawn on Saturday when I'd be home from work and the sun would be out. Lo and behold, I woke up early Saturday morning to the sound of a lawnmower. There were a pair of survivalists living next door to us, and the woman had decided to mow our lawn because we obviously were too lazy to do it. So I calmly baked a nice loaf of cornbread while she did my lawn work for me, and when she was done and had put her mower away, I went over profusely apologizing and mentioning I had been planning to do that all week, and here's a small token of my thanks. The look on her face was priceless. She never tried doing that again.


Wow.  How nasty was that cornbread?
 
2014-04-20 11:07:07 AM
Depends. If it was the front yard, I'd be kinda pissed because it is xericscaped, and I'd rather not have rocks flying everywhere.
The side lot with the weeds? Go for it. I'll even give you some beers out of the patio cooler.
 
2014-04-20 11:07:17 AM

Warmnight: Baseball pat on the head


How does baseball pat?
 
2014-04-20 11:07:36 AM
If he did a good job, I'd give him 15 bucks if he looked desperate. After gas that leaves him 10 bucks.

Then if he wanted to make it a regular thing I'd go up a notch.
 
2014-04-20 11:08:15 AM

Methadone Girls: theorellior: Haha, CSB time. When I was a young punk I lived in a rent house and my roomies and I were less than immediate with the lawn work. One spring it had rained for a week straight and the weeds were getting tall, so I figured I'd mow the lawn on Saturday when I'd be home from work and the sun would be out. Lo and behold, I woke up early Saturday morning to the sound of a lawnmower. There were a pair of survivalists living next door to us, and the woman had decided to mow our lawn because we obviously were too lazy to do it. So I calmly baked a nice loaf of cornbread while she did my lawn work for me, and when she was done and had put her mower away, I went over profusely apologizing and mentioning I had been planning to do that all week, and here's a small token of my thanks. The look on her face was priceless. She never tried doing that again.

why?  Was she offended by the corn bread?  Was it the whole role reversal thing?  I dunno...  I think it's nice you made her corn bread.  I'd mow my neighbor's lawn for cookies though.


Your cornbread must suck or she would have been mowing your lawn every weekend.
 
2014-04-20 11:09:20 AM

Methadone Girls: why? Was she offended by the corn bread? Was it the whole role reversal thing? I dunno... I think it's nice you made her corn bread. I'd mow my neighbor's lawn for cookies though.


She was being passive-aggressive, didn't bother to ask if she could come into our yard, and thought we'd get all embarrassed and guilty about being young and lazy and not say anything. Instead she got a reciprocal gift and a reminder that, like it or not, it was not her choice to trespass unless she received permission. Both she and her husband were insufferable superior assholes and the last thing people like that want is to be called out on their bullshiat.
 
2014-04-20 11:10:20 AM

jtown: Wow. How nasty was that cornbread?


TheOther: Your cornbread must suck or she would have been mowing your lawn every weekend.


As I mentioned above, it wasn't the cornbread, it was being called out for being a meddling asshole.
 
2014-04-20 11:10:37 AM
I see 'give him a beer' has already been used, but I'd give him two if he did a good job and didn't break any sprinkler heads.
 
2014-04-20 11:13:24 AM

theorellior: Haha, CSB time. When I was a young punk I lived in a rent house and my roomies and I were less than immediate with the lawn work. One spring it had rained for a week straight and the weeds were getting tall, so I figured I'd mow the lawn on Saturday when I'd be home from work and the sun would be out. Lo and behold, I woke up early Saturday morning to the sound of a lawnmower. There were a pair of survivalists living next door to us, and the woman had decided to mow our lawn because we obviously were too lazy to do it. So I calmly baked a nice loaf of cornbread while she did my lawn work for me, and when she was done and had put her mower away, I went over profusely apologizing and mentioning I had been planning to do that all week, and here's a small token of my thanks. The look on her face was priceless. She never tried doing that again.


..."and the next time you try that these will be waitin' in the ground for you and your lawn wreckin' machine, pinko commie bastard!"
 
2014-04-20 11:14:19 AM

theorellior: As I mentioned above, it wasn't the cornbread, it was being called out for being a meddling asshole.


Oh come on, unless they do something horrible with your lawn it is just a nice favor.

My neighbor and I will knock out one another's if it goes too long and we think they are busy (either with work or with play, it doesn't matter).


Maybe you aren't conveying the story well enough, but it sounds kind of like you are the dick in this scenario, and passive aggressive at that. Passive aggressive neighbors are the worst.
 
2014-04-20 11:16:43 AM

theorellior: Methadone Girls: why? Was she offended by the corn bread? Was it the whole role reversal thing? I dunno... I think it's nice you made her corn bread. I'd mow my neighbor's lawn for cookies though.

She was being passive-aggressive, didn't bother to ask if she could come into our yard, and thought we'd get all embarrassed and guilty about being young and lazy and not say anything. Instead she got a reciprocal gift and a reminder that, like it or not, it was not her choice to trespass unless she received permission. Both she and her husband were insufferable superior assholes and the last thing people like that want is to be called out on their bullshiat.


oooohhhhh!!!

and so you were being passive aggressive back.  Got it.

I've been lucky, I've only ever lived beside one person who thought he was a superior a$$hat.  We had to cut down the tree out the front of our house because it was dripping sap and destroying the paint on our cars.  He came out and threatened to call the by-law officer on us because we didn't get permission to cut down the tree (it was a big tree but all on our property).  My ex told him to call, and while we get our ticket for cutting down the tree, we'll direct him to the a$$hat's yard where he has an unfenced pond in the front yard.  Kids could drown in it.

/He didn't come back
//Neither did the by-law officer
///slashies come in three's
 
2014-04-20 11:17:02 AM

MassAsster: how big is the lawn?  10$ to 15$ seems about right. I might even buy the beer next time...


This is the correct answer
 
2014-04-20 11:18:31 AM
America. We're a bunch of hostile, ignorant, and pessimistic paranoids.

Seriously, someone's doing you a favor by mowing your lawn and you call the cops on them? I mean, if he came over at 3 a.m. and woke me up, I'd be livid, but even that wouldn't get me to call the cops. Or, if he was also shooting at neighborhood kids, okay, maybe I'd call the cops then.

Tip? Well, if he's drunk I might take him a beer and some nibbly things. If he's naked and at least some what attractive, I'd think a beej might be in order. Were he a Jew, I'd slip him five bucks or so. Black, well, then I'd totally call the cops.
 
2014-04-20 11:21:36 AM

theorellior: jtown: Wow. How nasty was that cornbread?

TheOther: Your cornbread must suck or she would have been mowing your lawn every weekend.

As I mentioned above, it wasn't the cornbread, it was being called out for being a meddling asshole.


Even a 'meddling asshole' will choke down their spleen for GOOD cornbread.  I've been to my family's dinners and seen it for myself.  I don't know if shaming her was your plan, but it seems a little like, 'I'll run off that starving stray cat by feeding it!'

I guess it worked out for you, though.
 
2014-04-20 11:21:37 AM

Smackledorfer: Maybe you aren't conveying the story well enough, but it sounds kind of like you are the dick in this scenario, and passive aggressive at that. Passive aggressive neighbors are the worst.


Perhaps it helps to have the entire history of interactions with those neighbors. And how do you spin someone mowing someone's lawn without even knocking on the door to let everyone know what was going on?

Methadone Girls: and so you were being passive aggressive back. Got it.


Far from it. I addressed the situation promptly and politely. I didn't need to say, "Don't come into our backyard without permission," because that's just rude. Instead, I thanked her for her labor, presented her with a neighborly gift, and reminded her that sometimes extenuating circumstances prevent people from doing chores.

And, really, I only threatened her with cornbread, not a hot lead enema like some posters above. : )
 
2014-04-20 11:22:33 AM

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2014-04-20 11:23:39 AM

Smackledorfer: If he did a good job, I'd give him 15 bucks if he looked desperate. After gas that leaves him 10 bucks.

Then if he wanted to make it a regular thing I'd go up a notch.


The best answer I've seen so far. Why can drunks come down MY street to mow my lawn.
 
2014-04-20 11:25:33 AM
If a guy is falling off his lawn mower, I don't think letting him mow your yard for free is a good idea. There are lawyers circling the block waiting for the guy to hurt himself.

/Back away slowly.
//advise him to go sleep it off.
 
2014-04-20 11:26:52 AM

theorellior: Haha, CSB time. When I was a young punk I lived in a rent house and my roomies and I were less than immediate with the lawn work. One spring it had rained for a week straight and the weeds were getting tall, so I figured I'd mow the lawn on Saturday when I'd be home from work and the sun would be out. Lo and behold, I woke up early Saturday morning to the sound of a lawnmower. There were a pair of survivalists living next door to us, and the woman had decided to mow our lawn because we obviously were too lazy to do it. So I calmly baked a nice loaf of cornbread while she did my lawn work for me, and when she was done and had put her mower away, I went over profusely apologizing and mentioning I had been planning to do that all week, and here's a small token of my thanks. The look on her face was priceless. She never tried doing that again.


Your cornbread was THAT bad?
 
2014-04-20 11:26:55 AM

Smackledorfer: If he did a good job, I'd give him 15 bucks if he looked desperate. After gas that leaves him 10 bucks.

Then if he wanted to make it a regular thing I'd go up a notch.


This.  A couple of homeless gents live in a tent up by the lake near my home.  They knock on the door every Friday and ask my husband if they can mow the yards in exchange for a few bucks.  He gives them $40, feeds them lunch and provides beverages.

My brother and I both work long hours, my husband is disabled by an anterior subluxation of the 2nd lumbar disk and the kid is autistic.  I don't trust her to work a blender, much less a power mower.
 
2014-04-20 11:29:21 AM

theorellior: Smackledorfer: Maybe you aren't conveying the story well enough, but it sounds kind of like you are the dick in this scenario, and passive aggressive at that. Passive aggressive neighbors are the worst.

Perhaps it helps to have the entire history of interactions with those neighbors. And how do you spin someone mowing someone's lawn without even knocking on the door to let everyone know what was going on?

Methadone Girls: and so you were being passive aggressive back. Got it.

Far from it. I addressed the situation promptly and politely. I didn't need to say, "Don't come into our backyard without permission," because that's just rude. Instead, I thanked her for her labor, presented her with a neighborly gift, and reminded her that sometimes extenuating circumstances prevent people from doing chores.

And, really, I only threatened her with cornbread, not a hot lead enema like some posters above. : )


They were in your back yard???  I thought this was just your front yard.  Yeah, backyard is creepy.
 
2014-04-20 11:29:55 AM

abhorrent1: ZAZ: 7.62 millimeters

Another responsible gun owner.


That is assuming a lot. Perhaps he was talking about his penis size for instance.
 
2014-04-20 11:33:14 AM
theorellior:

Far from it. I addressed the situation promptly and politely. I didn't need to say, "Don't come into our backyard without permission," because that's just rude. Instead, I thanked her for her labor, presented her with a neighborly gift, and reminded her that sometimes extenuating circumstances prevent people from doing chores.

And, really, I only threatened her with cornbread, not a hot lead enema like some posters above. : )


Also, you might want to check your definition of passive aggressive.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=passive-aggressive

NTTAWWT
 
2014-04-20 11:33:40 AM

theorellior: Haha, CSB time. When I was a young punk I lived in a rent house and my roomies and I were less than immediate with the lawn work. One spring it had rained for a week straight and the weeds were getting tall, so I figured I'd mow the lawn on Saturday when I'd be home from work and the sun would be out. Lo and behold, I woke up early Saturday morning to the sound of a lawnmower. There were a pair of survivalists living next door to us, and the woman had decided to mow our lawn because we obviously were too lazy to do it. So I calmly baked a nice loaf of cornbread while she did my lawn work for me, and when she was done and had put her mower away, I went over profusely apologizing and mentioning I had been planning to do that all week, and here's a small token of my thanks. The look on her face was priceless. She never tried doing that again.


I don't get it. I'd mow a lawn for a loaf of fresh baked corn bread. Was it really crappy corn bread? Did you even add cheese and green chilis?
 
2014-04-20 11:34:33 AM

theorellior: Perhaps it helps to have the entire history of interactions with those neighbors. And how do you spin someone mowing someone's lawn without even knocking on the door to let everyone know what was going on?


Yes, the fully story probably does help.

Spin? No need to. My neighbor has done it to me. I thanked him and we got drunk by the fire that night after a quick fishing trip in the evening. But then, I cultivate good relationships with my neighbors.

 

theorellior: Far from it


Man up and own your passive aggressive response. If you didn't want them back there, you shouldn't have baked them cornbread and pulled some weird sickly-sweet over-apology. You should have stopped them while doing it, saying that was crossing a line (and clearly it is a line to you, which I can understand).

"sorry, I understand you think you are being nice and I appreciate that.  But I'm not comfortable with you doing this, please don't enter my backyard without permission in the future."

That seems simple enough.
 
2014-04-20 11:39:29 AM

Smackledorfer: Spin? No need to. My neighbor has done it to me. I thanked him and we got drunk by the fire that night after a quick fishing trip in the evening. But then, I cultivate good relationships with my neighbors.


We tried, but they were obviously not happy with three 20-somethings as neighbors. Were we annoying? No more than other 20-somethings, and we all had jobs, we never had loud parties, and were generally pleasant to talk to.

Smackledorfer: Man up and own your passive aggressive response. If you didn't want them back there, you shouldn't have baked them cornbread and pulled some weird sickly-sweet over-apology. You should have stopped them while doing it, saying that was crossing a line (and clearly it is a line to you, which I can understand).

"sorry, I understand you think you are being nice and I appreciate that. But I'm not comfortable with you doing this, please don't enter my backyard without permission in the future."

That seems simple enough.


Well, okay. I fought fire with fire, it seems.
 
2014-04-20 11:43:21 AM

theorellior: jtown: Wow. How nasty was that cornbread?

TheOther: Your cornbread must suck or she would have been mowing your lawn every weekend.

As I mentioned above, it wasn't the cornbread, it was being called out for being a meddling asshole.


So, you gift them with a nice, freshly baked loaf of corn bread in order to call them out as meddling assholes? I guess fight passive-aggressive with passive-aggressive, LOL
 
2014-04-20 11:43:44 AM

FriarReb98: When it happened to us? Dad gave him a beer.  Mom was pissed.

\my neighbor is (was? Haven't seen him in a while) a landscaper who's a drunk


If it was a big lawn and/or he did a nice job, I'd give him a whole 6-pack.
 
2014-04-20 11:44:45 AM
Tip? He's on my property with a dangerous weapon threatening grievous bodily harm. Did you see what he did to the flower bed? And my prized begonia? I do believe I'm gonna stand my ground and shoot the sonofabeech.
 
2014-04-20 12:00:34 PM
I actually have been cutting 2 neighbor's lawns.  One had his lawnmower stolen (I'm not sure who steals a lawnmower but he did leave it out in the front yard) and the other is a renter who will be moving soon and doesn't own one.
 
2014-04-20 12:08:39 PM
Call the cops, charge him with trespassing and public intoxication, and continue on with your day. Oh, wait, that's what they did - so, we're good? Sweet.
 
2014-04-20 12:23:55 PM
As a drunk I'm always having this problem with my non-drunk neighbors. I'll get around to it eventually Freddy Olmstead, how else will I get to fire up the brush cutter?
 
2014-04-20 12:28:03 PM

Witness99: theorellior: jtown: Wow. How nasty was that cornbread?

TheOther: Your cornbread must suck or she would have been mowing your lawn every weekend.

As I mentioned above, it wasn't the cornbread, it was being called out for being a meddling asshole.

So, you gift them with a nice, freshly baked loaf of corn bread in order to call them out as meddling assholes? I guess fight passive-aggressive with passive-aggressive, LOL


The 'meddlin' asshole neighbor's version:

Those kids next door, they're just kids and renters and haven't learned about taking care of property.  (We knew it was a bad thing when the house was sold to be rental property instead of to a homeowner.) Anyway, they do go to school and have jobs and, I suppose, not much time is left after parties and whatnot, but they had really let the lawn go...and you know how weeds next door can overrun a lawn in no time.  So, one Saturday morning, I got my lawn mower out and just mowed the lawn for them... without them having to ask or anything!...it was the Christian thing to do.  Anyway, I had just finished, and one those kids stepped out and nicely thanked me for mowing and gave me a fresh-baked loaf of cornbread...it wasn't as good as yours, of course...so they were really just good-hearted kids and, don't you know, they never let the lawn get that bad again!  So I guess the lesson was worth the work, especially with cornbread...even if it wasnt as good as yours.
 
2014-04-20 12:29:50 PM
When this happens to me:
I find their lawn. Looking for the one that hasn't been mown because he's too busy farking up mine.
Near their lawn is usually their house. I find their mower there.
I open the top of the lawnmower.
I shiat onto the top of the blades inside.
I close the lawnmower back up.
I get the hell out of there.
I look around suspiciously to make sure everyone knows I'm trying not to be seen as I leave.

This never happens twice. I'll tell you that right now.
 
2014-04-20 12:48:47 PM
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Tip? Seabiscuit in the 3rd.


/Punk
 
2014-04-20 01:02:11 PM

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Came for this. Left happy.

/in carcosa
 
2014-04-20 02:06:38 PM
Top: Consider some rehab, buddy.
 
2014-04-20 03:14:13 PM
So, how much do you tip the drunken guy who just mowed your lawn without permission?

Depends on how hard you push him sideways.
 
2014-04-20 05:47:36 PM

TheOther: Witness99: theorellior: jtown: Wow. How nasty was that cornbread?

TheOther: Your cornbread must suck or she would have been mowing your lawn every weekend.

As I mentioned above, it wasn't the cornbread, it was being called out for being a meddling asshole.

So, you gift them with a nice, freshly baked loaf of corn bread in order to call them out as meddling assholes? I guess fight passive-aggressive with passive-aggressive, LOL

The 'meddlin' asshole neighbor's version:

Those kids next door, they're just kids and renters and haven't learned about taking care of property.  (We knew it was a bad thing when the house was sold to be rental property instead of to a homeowner.) Anyway, they do go to school and have jobs and, I suppose, not much time is left after parties and whatnot, but they had really let the lawn go...and you know how weeds next door can overrun a lawn in no time.  So, one Saturday morning, I got my lawn mower out and just mowed the lawn for them... without them having to ask or anything!...it was the Christian thing to do.  Anyway, I had just finished, and one those kids stepped out and nicely thanked me for mowing and gave me a fresh-baked loaf of cornbread...it wasn't as good as yours, of course...so they were really just good-hearted kids and, don't you know, they never let the lawn get that bad again!  So I guess the lesson was worth the work, especially with cornbread...even if it wasnt as good as yours.


I like this version.

Also, I'd mow a lawn for good cornbread, as long as they threw in some butter and honey.
 
2014-04-20 07:16:23 PM
You'd better pay him something, or he'll sue you for unjust enrichment.
 
2014-04-20 08:36:13 PM

John Buck 41: FriarReb98: When it happened to us? Dad gave him a beer.  Mom was pissed.

\my neighbor is (was? Haven't seen him in a while) a landscaper who's a drunk

If it was a big lawn and/or he did a nice job, I'd give him a whole 6-pack.


Our back yard proper (we never mowed past the shed) is about a third of an acre.  I don't remember how much he mowed of it, to be honest; happened about 20-25 yeas ago now.
 
2014-04-21 12:18:00 PM

TheOther: Witness99: theorellior: jtown: Wow. How nasty was that cornbread?

TheOther: Your cornbread must suck or she would have been mowing your lawn every weekend.

As I mentioned above, it wasn't the cornbread, it was being called out for being a meddling asshole.

So, you gift them with a nice, freshly baked loaf of corn bread in order to call them out as meddling assholes? I guess fight passive-aggressive with passive-aggressive, LOL

The 'meddlin' asshole neighbor's version:

Those kids next door, they're just kids and renters and haven't learned about taking care of property.  (We knew it was a bad thing when the house was sold to be rental property instead of to a homeowner.) Anyway, they do go to school and have jobs and, I suppose, not much time is left after parties and whatnot, but they had really let the lawn go...and you know how weeds next door can overrun a lawn in no time.  So, one Saturday morning, I got my lawn mower out and just mowed the lawn for them... without them having to ask or anything!...it was the Christian thing to do.  Anyway, I had just finished, and one those kids stepped out and nicely thanked me for mowing and gave me a fresh-baked loaf of cornbread...it wasn't as good as yours, of course...so they were really just good-hearted kids and, don't you know, they never let the lawn get that bad again!  So I guess the lesson was worth the work, especially with cornbread...even if it wasnt as good as yours.


OR (as similarly happened to my brother and stepbrother):

I don't care how much it rained.  I'll just go over there and mow their lawn without asking because there's no reason for the grass to be that high, no matter how much it rains.  Plus, it will give me something to gripe and complain about because I "have" to do it and with them being young punks they won't even bother to thank me for it!  And, at the next neighborhood meeting, I can call them out on it and get them in trouble.  Oh, wait, no!  They brought a gift for my work AND offered a reasonable excuse for not doing it on *my* timetable?  Well, I guess I won't try that again anytime soon.
 
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