reply to post by horseplay
Something is just not right about your story. At first I thought you just communicated it poorly but, as I read further it seems like it is possible
you and your neighbors are just giving a new neighbor a hard time for being culturally different.
You may call your home visit the "welcome wagon" but, city folks may see that as a suspicious act, especially if you are weird to them (I'm a city
person, and many of you country people take some getting used to). What are your motives? Everyone has a motive.... especially in this day and
age...why would a complete stranger be compelled to knock on a new neighbors door? Do my pets bother you, do I not mow my lawn exactly the way the
rest of the neighbors do? Is there some complaint? Maybe you are the town creep? Who knows. Perhaps you are a busybody, those kind are always
they were really nervous i was there and just not friendly. when they drive by they don't look or wave at any of us. just weird for out here.
Perhaps your visit made them nervous, what's wrong with you that you have this need to rush a relationship with these people? I mean really, wave? To
complete strangers? I say it like this because I am a city person who has moved and lived in the country (many times) and some of you people "yes, I
said, "you people" are really strange to outsiders. In fact, for no reason other than fear of the unknown, you guys can be pretty unpleasant for no
reason other than the imaginations that run through your mind. The bible verse about "busybodies" became clearly understood only after living in the
towards the end of last summer someone came and burned their shed down. i saw the guy walking down the street that did it but i didn't see anything,
you know. turned out there was a meth lab in there. arson tape went up and i didn't see anyone there for a while but I don't know the outcome.
You sound like a bad neighbor. If it was one of the other neighbors (your friends) would you have seen something? Perhaps it was one of those
about 10:30 we were all walking from the barn to the house and clear as can be we heard a shot. Clearly heard it about 30 feet in front of us and
clearly heard it go into the corn field. Well, needless to say it pissed us off. My brother in law started yelling at them telling them he was gonna
call the cops among many profanities about how intelligent they were.
Something is missing in your whole story. When something is missing in a story it usually means that you left out key facts that would give a better
picture of what actually happened.
first light this am I went out and checked all my farm animals, house, car, truck, etc. just to be sure they didn't put a bullet in anything.
People don't usually just target a neighbor for no reason especially if they purchased the home. Again, it seems like you have left much out of this
so i'm still stewing and i don't know why. i never did anything to them. are they just friggin stupid or are they starting something? they did tell me
they came from the city and it looks like they brought their darn city troubles with them. I just wish they would move away. they don't belong out
I understand this. Our neighbors know each other and disliked us for driving what they considered too fast down the road. Where we came from, it was
perfectly normal in fact, your annoying if you were driving too slow. It wasn't long before we realized everything was much slower in the country and
we adapted. Some country towns are friendly, others are outright hostile to any outsiders and never really accept newcomers. You move anywhere
different and you adapt to the environment. Some people don't give newcomers a chance to adapt before starting silly rumors and creating a negative
experience for the newcomers before they even get a chance to get to know people naturally (not rushed).
I just wonder if you aren't the one flapping your gums with wild rumors with anger and fear of the strangers before giving them a change to adapt to
their new surroundings.
they don't belong out here.
There is your problem. Who are you to dictate who can buy a house and live where? You have implied that these people where criminals yet the only
things you have explained seem to indicate poor behavior on your part as a neighbor and only unjustified rumors and accusations against people you
don't even know. Your story indicates deception in my opinion and you certainly don't sound like the welcoming committee, just saying. Did you even
invite them to church or a local event? Probably not.
edit on 7-11-2012 by OldSchoolMom because: (no reason given)