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Lawn mowing, Part 2


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Okay, many of you know the story of the guy from our church for whom I cut his lawn.. he's got ambulatory problems.

 

Neighbor had a problem with the fact that some of the lawn clippings (with a bag, mind you) got onto his driveway - he rudely requested that I stop in the middle of cutting a couple years ago to sweep his precious driveway.  Pretty rude.  I did.

 

Okay, there was a detente until this past weekend. I cut the lawn, then sweep dude's driveway.  That's how its gone for a couple years.

 

I finished this past time, was leaving to go home, and neighbor starts walking towards me as I am walking towards my car.  I have my headphones on, can't hear him.  Take off my headphones, and he says, "you are going to go back and re-sweep my driveway".  I think he said, "get my ass over there" to sweep it.

 

I just look at him and say, "get lost".

 

He says "do you know I can call the cops on you?... that I am a cop?" (cue Adam's part about all cops being dicks).  I said I could not care less.  He said something about the grass on his driveway being 'vandalism'.  I said go right ahead.

 

He comes over to my car, and you can tell, its "Game On" with this dude.  He is fired up.  I am ignoring him, and open my car to leave.  He 'hip checks' my car door closed.  We stand there in a mexican standoff.

 

He says, 'tell you what.  I am going to go call a black and white."  I said go right ahead.  He said don't leave, I have your license plate number.

 

He goes to make call, and I left.  No black and white visited my house.

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If he prevented you from leaving it is considered being held against your will and you can press charges for that.  Guy sounds like an epic asshole.

 

 

Yeah, I get it.  But I am at a stage in my adult life that it just sounds stupid to get involved with something like that.

 

I talked to the guy who I cut for, I told him I am done.  Life's too short to deal w *his* crazy neighbor.  He can hire someone to come over once a month and use a blower.

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Yeah, I get it.  But I am at a stage in my adult life that it just sounds stupid to get involved with something like that.

 

I talked to the guy who I cut for, I told him I am done.  Life's too short to deal w *his* crazy neighbor.  He can hire someone to come over once a month and use a blower.

 

I agree. You are an adult, and that demands a mature response

 

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Yeah, I get it.  But I am at a stage in my adult life that it just sounds stupid to get involved with something like that.

 

I talked to the guy who I cut for, I told him I am done.  Life's too short to deal w *his* crazy neighbor.  He can hire someone to come over once a month and use a blower.

 

Yeah I am not saying you should.  Holding someone against their will is far worse than his charge of vandalism... I doubt it really is vandalism anyway.

 

Without making a stereotype... does he happen to be Armenian?

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Yeah I am not saying you should.  Holding someone against their will is far worse than his charge of vandalism... I doubt it really is vandalism anyway.

 

Without making a stereotype... does he happen to be Armenian?

 

 

Yeah, that would have been an awesome charge of vandalism.  A guy volunteers to cut an invalid church member's lawn using a bag... sweeps up the neighbor's driveway for a good five minutes... and gets charged with vandalism for a few stray grass blades.

 

The dude isn't armenian, I won't say what persuasion he is, I don't think it is relevant to discussion.

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I find it hard to believe there are people like this but they are all over. yk, this guy sounds like a loose cannon and probably watched you out his window the whole time with an arsenal lined up along his wall.  Shame for your friend who needs help, I doubt this guy will go cut his lawn. 

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I find it hard to believe there are people like this but they are all over. yk, this guy sounds like a loose cannon and probably watched you out his window the whole time with an arsenal lined up along his wall.  Shame for your friend who needs help, I doubt this guy will go cut his lawn. 

 

No, but I bet he will complain when the guys lawn doesn't get cut.

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So do you tell the church why you quit or warn them for the next person that volunteers?

 

It wasn't really church affiliated.  I met him through church softball, my wife was driving him to doctors appointments, and his lawn looked like heck.  I just kind of jumped in.

The guy is super nice, and I felt bad telling him i was bailing.  But I don't need to get involved in some psycho neighbor's wet dream.

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So do you tell the church why you quit or warn them for the next person that volunteers?

 

If I were YK, I would.  Just because if something does go down, then a pastor is someone a jury would find very credible.  Especially if it happens to the next person, and the guy does it again.

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I commend you for not losing your cool.  Sounds like the stereotypical neighbor who has way too much time on their hands and makes mountains out of mole hills. 

 

Like i said, it was 'game on' with this dude.  I finished sweeping, then did a couple other things, so he had a good five minutes I am sure to get his blood to a boiling point after reviewing my sweeping from his window or something.

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If I were YK, I would.  Just because if something does go down, then a pastor is someone a jury would find very credible.  Especially if it happens to the next person, and the guy does it again.

 

 

It wasn't a church function, the church wasn't involved or asking for volunteers, I just knew the guy from my church, and he couldn't cut his lawn.

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