Sunday, July 20, 2008

Dear Neighbors: hate hate hate

Anna and I rent an adorable flat. Below us lives a couple. They're nice enough. They coach youth sports for a living, so it sort of seems like they're always there. During the day when Anna is home. In the evenings when I'm home.

What I'm getting at is this: I'm not sure they ever work.

And they have a housekeeper. But that is another story.

Today's story is about The Battle of the Lawn.

It is a lack of a battle, actually, and that is why I am so bitter.

Because our landlord is totally hosing all of us, both flats are responsible for mowing the lawn and shoveling the snow. I always though that it was curious, through the winter, that Anna or I always got to the snow first. Even though they were always home.

I continue to think that it is curious that, at this point into the summer, they have not mowed the lawn once.

For real. And they are home all of the damn time.

I got back tonight from my soccer game, exhausted and dehydrated, and I tried (unsuccessfully) to start the mower. Pulled a muscle in my back. Wanted to fall to the ground and throw a temper tantrum.

Instead, I went inside and wrote a cheerful and polite note - pointing out that we've mowed the lawn for the first half of the summer and suggesting that they take over the duty in the second half - that I'll stick on their door tomorrow morning (they're never up when I'm getting ready for work).

It isn't like they don't know that we're doing it.

I totally caught the chick peeking out the window at me the last time I mowed the lawn.

I really should have thrown a rock at her.


my life is brilliant said...

I hope the note makes them take over their share finally. And if it doesn't, I'd be talking to the landlord!

Accidentally Me said...

I don't mean to sound sexist, or to perpetuate gender stereotypes, but mowing the lawn and shoveling snow is totally boy's work! Don't they like that kinda stuff?

Stace said...

you're good with words i hope it works for you. if not i'd throw the rock. :)

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Anonymous said...

That is total crap. Did you leave the note?

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