Something totally out of the ordinary happened the other day. I was lounging in my new gravity chair in the backyard when I looked up and saw my neighbour in his yard. This is nothing new, our neighbours love being outside and tending to their garden. For some reason, I watched him for a minute. He came from his garage with a Slurpee cup that had about 1/3 cup liquid in it. I didn’t think much of it. I just thought he was headed into the house to throw the cup out. That was not what occurred.
Suddenly he stepped up to the fence dividing our two yards and dumped the slurpee into our yard onto our grass!! I was so shocked that I just sat there with my mouth wide open. Did I really just see him do that? He obviously did not see me sitting there in the yard. He could have dumped it over the fence into the alley. He could have dumped it down the sink in the house. He could have dumped it on HIS grass. What would possess him to dump his garbage onto our lawn?! I wasn’t going to say anything to him and just let it go, but after about 10 minutes of steaming, I decided I HAD to say something to him. This kind of thing is not okay.
So the next time he walked by, I went over to talk to him. I said to him, very nicely:
“Can you please not dump anything over the fence into our yard?”
He replied by saying,:
“It was just some coke.”
Where I responded with:
“Okay, if it’s “just coke,” then please dump it on your own lawn.”
He kind of mumbled under his breath, but I did hear him say okay.
I was seriously shaking the whole time I persuaded myself to say something to him and during the time I was talking to him. I really do not like confrontation, but I could not let this thing go. I mean who does that? It makes me wonder what else they have done to our yard while we weren’t there to witness. I just hope that him getting caught will stop him from doing anything ever again. It also makes me hope this doesn’t create any bad blood between us. I’m upset, but I don’t want to create a fight. I just didn’t think what he did was right.
Anyway, it was such a weird thing to witness. I would never in my wildest dreams ever do something like that. I always treat people’s property as I want them to treat mine. I guess not everyone thinks like that. I sure hope it doesn’t happen again.
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