In 11 days I will be moving to our new house. For the remaining 11 days, we must continue to live next door to someone who hates us. Our neighbour is no longer holding in his distain for us is no longer being cloaked in passive aggressive glances. He now just is openly glaring at us as he mows the lawn, and bitchy requests about unfinished siding.
When did it become okay for neighbours to be assholes? Why is it that just because we share a fence line and a road that a stupid man whom I never really talk to gets to have an opinion on the length of my front lawn.
I know some subdivisions have this weird rule set that forces you to only paint your house in certain colours, or you get fined if you dare to miss weeding the garden for a week. But literally in my entire four and a half years I have said a total of seventeen words to this man.
A neighbour should not get to tell you that the six inch piece of shed not covered in siding is a problem when their children spend 75% of their days in our laneway shooting tennis balls and hockey pucks at my already cracked windshield.
Pro-tip: If you want to have a good neighbour relationship, teach your annoyingly dumb children to respect other peoples property, and do not encourage them by shooting a tennis ball at a moving vehicle when a man is driving it.