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

close.


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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