Friday, March 19, 2010

The Passive Aggressive War Has Begun And Proverbial Fists Are Flyin'

It has begun.

The War To End All Wars.

Yeah. I went there.


Well, it was garbage day again yesterday. Notice the quality of the photo. It was done in the dark of night, as quietly as humanly possible. I was too afraid to go out onto the street to take the same shot as Em had done the week before, lest Her see me, come out and stab me in the eye with her wolverine claws. Hence, the rather poor photo quality.


I have begun screwing with The Neighbours' minds, and it makes me happy to be alive.


So, I told Dee to put the garbage on the OTHER side of our laneway Wednesday night. Yeah, the side that is still our side, but on HER side. Here, I'll show you again, from the other side of the street, in the daylight, so that you understand:

I did this for two reasons.

Reason Number 1: I was testing Her to see if she would once again move our bags over to the other side of the driveway.

Reason Number 2: I was making a point in a passive-aggressive way, which is how I roll, obviously. The point being, don't screw with me, girlfriend, because that scrap of land that looks like it's part of your lawn is actually OUR land.

By making this move, I was also telling Her that I knew all about her little game, I was onto her, and I wasn't gonna let her walk all over me and my garbage. Yeah, that's right.

Now you know not to toy with me, Her. Keep your distance with you and your wolverine claws, because what I have is MUCH more dangerous.

I have Wily Ways, not to mention children who will do as I tell them to when I bribe them, which obviously always comes in handy in situations like this.

Next: A noisy game of basketball at 1 a.m. Who's in?


P.S. I saw my first Canada Geese making their return today. Oh, happy days...

P.P.S. I might be getting an award for saving a community school. Stay tuned!

11 comments:

Wander to the Wayside said...

I don't know what to think about you, Mary. On the one hand you're devious revengeful, and on the other you're a good community citizen? Bipolar? Jeckle/Hyde? Whichever, it makes for good reading! (I'm wondering what it's like to be one of your kids. How about you interview them and post it here someday.)

(p.s. I mentioned Griphon in my post this week.)

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

I love your sense of fair play especially when you know your in the right. In our driveway we are allocated 2 parking spaces each,
which is paid within our rent , yet I keep getting people who are visiting other apartments park in one of my spaces. So I typed 2 notices put them in see through bags and pinned them onto the fence. Do people take any notice? NO. Sometimes my son has to park on the road at the back of the house, so I know what you're going through. Keep up the good work.
Loved the pics.

Yvonne.

WarsawMommy said...

Ho boy.... things are a'heating up! When is Her leaving again?? June?

coffeewithjulie said...

So ... did she move the garbage? These things must be known. ;)

ReformingGeek said...

Your neighbors are crazy. Good riddance to them and their fascination with your trash.

;-)

GregoryJ said...

Well, did [her] move the garbage again? I'm on the edge of my seat.

Put a sprinkler on your property and turn it on when [her] approaches...

franzi said...

oooh, i like your thinking! give her trash bin hell!! ;-)

franzi

Tina said...

lol i like your fighting talk! good for you for standing up for yourself.

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Cornelius Butterfield said...

Think this is how the Civil War started, them putting their bucket of hog renderings on your side of the Mason-Dixon line, cus it's kinda stinking, then you push it back and he does it again and well. Pa, better git the shotgun!

Maureen said...

HA! Good for you! I would have done the same.

Did she get the message??

And more importantly, are there more photos???

;)

Star Child said...

I would love to not have any neighbours.

I would live in the country, in the middle of no where, but I am scared of the snakes and beasties.

Human neighbours might be the best choice I have at the moment.

Good to see you are making a stand!


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