It's been VERY interesting to read the replys to my rant...
Thanks all who responded!
I'm not going to comment on the elderly, cause some day I will be old, hopefully not bitter, and I won't be driving. NO way. My grandma was 70, when
we had to take the car away from her because she twice pulled out into the middle of an intersection and got hit. Well, maybe I will comment a
I see you caught the point I was trying to express very well. Although this guy is a pain, I don't hold it against him, although I do very much
dislike nosey neighbors. It creates a soap opera drama atmosphere in a lot of neighborhoods and most end badly with fueds. I keep to myself. But
always try to see both sides of the coin. There is a part of me that is slightly twisted, and does enjoy the occasional conflict, but I think
honestly, its more for his benefit as I don't instigate most of it.
I try to find deeper meaning in all situations I encounter. This old man is a great one for meaning and reflection.
As to the cat on the window screen, coat the screen with tinfoil for about 2 weeks, once the cat figures out that it feels bad on its claws, it might
stop. Some cats are smarter than others though, and it might try to rip it off,
if it really likes that window screen. Tin foil should do the job. The other option with the cat,(which is much more fun) is to get a super soaker,
and blast it with water when it tries to hang around your screen or any other place you don't want it. It will get the idea that its not wanted, and
it wont hurt the cat. If you cook really good food, it might just wanna hang around and smell it hoping for a handout. The trash bin part, if you
really wanted to, you could call the fire department, and make a complaint about your concerns. I would, I wouldnt want my house burning down.
For some reason, the way you described it all, made me think of people with catapults lobbing trashbags between two yards. I hope it never comes to
I don't know what to say, thanks for your support. I don't wish him ill, only wish he wasnt so bitter and nosey because we might of been good
I do have some opinions on the elderly, not nearly as strong as yours. Some of the most awesome encounters I have had, have been with old people who
just needed a friend to talk to. Most shouldn't drive, and its not thier fault. I fondly refer to elderly people who drive as Silver-heads. You can
spot them on any highway going 30 mph while everyone else is doing 55, or sometimes, if you drive behind them, it looks like the car is drivng by
itself, and you cant see them until you pull up along side and see the little old lady trying to look over the steering wheel with both hands gripped
tight on the wheel. Kind of like the old Wendy's Commercial...Wheres the BEEF!!??? I did need to vent this out, and sometimes you just have to rant.
This is a great forum. I love ranting sometimes.
Every time I see your avitar, I can't help but laugh. I've said it before, but I gotta say it again, that is a great avitar! Yeah sometimes, at the
moment I confront this old man, I feel that way.
My way of ranting seems to serve many purposes. I try to do it in a way that people can relate, and also maybe take something away from it for
themselves, or so it seems, as this is my first rant, I have many more.
By the time I am done with my rant, I have thought out what it means to me, and how I can learn from it.
Its just the way I am, I like to make people think, if I can, not only about my situation, but maybe relate it to thier own and see a different
perspective, although, over the years, I have had some neighbors that I think if someone else other than me was there would of done things like gas
balloons on thier lawn etc. LOL Great idea, concidering he is a lawn junkie, and will give me crap cause I don't care how bad my lawn gets, when the
grass gets to high, I got kids that can mow it. He works hard on the lot and his own lawn, which does look really nice, I am almost envious. However,
I will send my kids over there once and a while to pick any flowers that grow through the fence around his house. Which causes him to run outside and
chase them away.
[Edited on 26-5-2004 by Darkblade71]