Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 54

Thread: Go Figure!!!!!

  1. #1
    Super Member Kitsie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Ridgefield WA
    Posts
    6,659
    Blog Entries
    41
    Funny (weird) thing yesterday - this strange little lady (about 45 yrs old) that owns the messy, overgrown, ugly property across the road came up to my door after my DD had finished mowing. She wanted to know if I was the one that did the mowing - there was no-one home next door. I told her Rae was in the barn so off she went. I was curious and remembered that "they" had done a lot of chain sawing and minimal clearing of the entrance to that property and maybe she wanted to ask Rae to mow the entrance from time to time.

    HA! She was complaining that our grass clipping were getting all over the road and she (and 2 other nameless people) were afraid that the bottoms of their cars were going to look like the bottom of a lawn mower!!!!!!!!!! "And you know what that looks like!"

    For one thing, as Rachel said (but not to her, dammit) the mower is only a couple of inches from the grass, hopefully a car is higher! This is a very rural country road and the clippings blow off onto all the pastures! My DD was totally stunned speechless!! Another client was in the barn, heard the whole thing and had to run outside not to be seen laughing!

    Then, late last night I got it! I bet she thinks WE called the county about the mess on her property and county told her they needed proper access in case of emergency, etc. No not us, the county drives by looking at all the properties from time to time!

    Oh my!! Now are we the neighborhood pariahs? We'll be stoned and TPed!! Unbelievable!! Funny the Deputy Sheriff and the Fire Chief that live on our road never said a thing to us!
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

  2. #2
    Google Goddess craftybear's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Central Indiana (USA)
    Posts
    30,663
    Blog Entries
    194
    oh no, what a mess, you didn't do anything wrong

  3. #3
    np3
    np3 is offline
    Power Poster np3's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Bakersfield, CA
    Posts
    14,032
    Blog Entries
    7
    Gotta love strange little ladies! I would have laughed at her if it had been me! Your DD used great restraint.

  4. #4
    Super Member feline fanatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    9,016
    IMHO, nuts like that got no business living in the country. She needs to move back to the city if she is concerned some grass clippings might get stuck to the under carriage of her car! As bugs bunny would say.... What a maroon! You are way to kind calling her a "lady".

  5. #5
    a regular here
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    So. Ea. Ind.
    Posts
    1,332
    :lol:

  6. #6
    Guest
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Cypress, Texas
    Posts
    4,743
    OMG I would pay her about as much attention as she pays to her property...zippo!

  7. #7
    Super Member belmer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    3,874
    I think I would just march right over to that messy place and tell her straight up that YOU and your family were NOT the ones who called about her property.

  8. #8
    Super Member Kitsie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Ridgefield WA
    Posts
    6,659
    Blog Entries
    41
    We just think its funny! Especially as someone cut the grass on the verge over there and its also all over the road!


    My DD just assumed the "guppy" face and was speechless!

  9. #9
    Super Member Kimkankwilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Saugus, CA
    Posts
    1,304
    I wish I lived in a place where there was grass clippings all over the road. I'd drive thru 'em over and over just to capture the smell of freshly mowed grass. That'd be way better than hot asphalt.

  10. #10
    Super Member Ripped on Scotch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Ontario Canada
    Posts
    1,327
    just wait we had one of those people as a neighbor... she stopped one day and told me & my parents that I was a dangerous driver.... I went the speed limit! Got to love those neighbors!

  11. #11
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    SW Colorado
    Posts
    1,116
    Many years ago a next door neighbor sued us because our then 3 year old child had made ruts in her gravel driveway with her tricycle. The judge just laughed at her and basically told her she needed to " get a life". It takes all kinds to make the world go round. Just smile at her when you see her, "kill her with kindness" it will drive her nuts.

  12. #12
    Super Member icon17's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Washington,State
    Posts
    1,685
    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    Funny (weird) thing yesterday - this strange little lady (about 45 yrs old) that owns the messy, overgrown, ugly property across the road came up to my door after my DD had finished mowing. She wanted to know if I was the one that did the mowing - there was no-one home next door. I told her Rae was in the barn so off she went. I was curious and remembered that "they" had done a lot of chain sawing and minimal clearing of the entrance to that property and maybe she wanted to ask Rae to mow the entrance from time to time.

    HA! She was complaining that our grass clipping were getting all over the road and she (and 2 other nameless people) were afraid that the bottoms of their cars were going to look like the bottom of a lawn mower!!!!!!!!!! "And you know what that looks like!"

    For one thing, as Rachel said (but not to her, dammit) the mower is only a couple of inches from the grass, hopefully a car is higher! This is a very rural country road and the clippings blow off onto all the pastures! My DD was totally stunned speechless!! Another client was in the barn, heard the whole thing and had to run outside not to be seen laughing!

    Then, late last night I got it! I bet she thinks WE called the county about the mess on her property and county told her they needed proper access in case of emergency, etc. No not us, the county drives by looking at all the properties from time to time!

    Oh my!! Now are we the neighborhood pariahs? We'll be stoned and TPed!! Unbelievable!! Funny the Deputy Sheriff and the Fire Chief that live on our road never said a thing to us!
    :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Funny what people will complain over!
    We have this family down our street, they have a Ongoing 'Yard sale' it blocks the road all the time! no one says anything. SO one day our friends across the street are having a 'Yard sale' and Who comes up the street the Guy from down the road to Complain That our Nabors Yard sale is taking His custumers Away! And that Hes Using His Signs! We were all Flaber gasted! And could hardly wait before He left so We all could LOL

  13. #13
    Super Member Kitsie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Ridgefield WA
    Posts
    6,659
    Blog Entries
    41
    Quote Originally Posted by icon17
    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    Funny (weird) thing yesterday - this strange little lady (about 45 yrs old) that owns the messy, overgrown, ugly property across the road came up to my door after my DD had finished mowing. She wanted to know if I was the one that did the mowing - there was no-one home next door. I told her Rae was in the barn so off she went. I was curious and remembered that "they" had done a lot of chain sawing and minimal clearing of the entrance to that property and maybe she wanted to ask Rae to mow the entrance from time to time.

    HA! She was complaining that our grass clipping were getting all over the road and she (and 2 other nameless people) were afraid that the bottoms of their cars were going to look like the bottom of a lawn mower!!!!!!!!!! "And you know what that looks like!"

    For one thing, as Rachel said (but not to her, dammit) the mower is only a couple of inches from the grass, hopefully a car is higher! This is a very rural country road and the clippings blow off onto all the pastures! My DD was totally stunned speechless!! Another client was in the barn, heard the whole thing and had to run outside not to be seen laughing!

    Then, late last night I got it! I bet she thinks WE called the county about the mess on her property and county told her they needed proper access in case of emergency, etc. No not us, the county drives by looking at all the properties from time to time!

    Oh my!! Now are we the neighborhood pariahs? We'll be stoned and TPed!! Unbelievable!! Funny the Deputy Sheriff and the Fire Chief that live on our road never said a thing to us!
    :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Funny what people will complain over!
    We have this family down our street, they have a Ongoing 'Yard sale' it blocks the road all the time! no one says anything. SO one day our friends across the street are having a 'Yard sale' and Who comes up the street the Guy from down the road to Complain That our Nabors Yard sale is taking His custumers Away! And that Hes Using His Signs! We were all Flaber gasted! And could hardly wait before He left so We all could LOL
    Oh! LOL LOL Don't ya just gotta love it? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  14. #14
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Alturas, CA
    Posts
    8,496
    I have to agree with feline fanatic, if she and the 2 other "nameless" persons are worried about getting the bottom of their car dirty, tell them to go back to the city. The nerve!!!

  15. #15
    grayma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Waterloo, IL
    Posts
    444
    It takes all kinds, doesn't it?

  16. #16
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    MN
    Posts
    20,393
    sheesh!

  17. #17
    Super Member EasyPeezy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    2,822
    Too funny. The joy of neighbors, hey? ;)

  18. #18
    Power Poster sandpat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    18,757
    Blog Entries
    9
    Ya' just gotta love great neighbors! LOL!!!

  19. #19
    Super Member jitkaau's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    4,118
    I think you would be wise to ignore her so that you give her no more ammunition or reason to speak to you again otherwise you might get more follow - up visits than you desire...

  20. #20
    Senior Member QuiltNama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Duluth/ Superior, WI
    Posts
    942
    A number of years ago when we lived in MO, my 2 oldest girls were with their father for the weekend in ST. Louis. The youngest DD and her dad had gone to MN for her brother's graduation, so for the weekend I was the only one home. The police came knocking at my door because the old neighbor lady was complaining that my kids were throwing rocks at her dog. I told the police where my kids were and they laughed and wanted to put them on their baseball team. The old lady had called and complained so many times that if something really did happen, I don't think anyone would have taken her serious. It was sad, but we did get a few laughs out of her.

  21. #21
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    WISCONSIN
    Posts
    387
    As John Stossel would say to this lady,"Give me a break".

  22. #22
    Senior Member Landers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Lincoln CA
    Posts
    652
    This situation is probably surprising to City Folks that Country folks have the same situations like them! City Folks are just more closer to their nieghbors than we are.

  23. #23
    Senior Member Katz13203's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    710
    My mother use to have a neighbor like her. LOL

  24. #24
    Senior Member Angellight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Colorful Colorado
    Posts
    340
    Please don't send them back to the city!
    My parents lived in Denver until they both passed. They had a neighbor couple who would walk the neighborhood SEARCHING for what they saw as infractions. Then they would call the city and county of Denver and report the problem. When my Dad was dying of Lung cancer my sister had moved in to take care of my parents. She has Miniature Pinschers and the lady called the city to report the number of dogs and ALL of the barking that was affecting her health. The inspector came and when he heard what the problem was he left. After my father died, the city called a meeting of a 2-3 block area in their neighborhood. Apparently they told the homeowners (Including the gestapo neighbors) that they would no longer be answering the repeated calls from this area as they were becoming a problem and most were unfounded.
    My sis has since moved into the house and these neigbors have moved to California, (sorry CA!!!) But before they left they called on her Lab mix Ruger. He has the sweetest personality, but she was reported for having a "BAD" dog and too many. The inspector that came to the house looked at him laying on the floor at his feet and shook his head. The too many came from her living in the country and moving into town and inheriting my Mother's dog. The solution is an agreement not to get anymore dogs until some of them pass on.
    It takes all kinds of people. I have lived in my house 20 years and have never been called on by any of my neigbors.
    Susan

  25. #25
    Super Member grannypat7925's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Springfield, Ohio
    Posts
    5,449
    Some people are just natural born troublemakers. They do not make good neighbors.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.