Wednesday, February 27, 2008

It's a Wonderful Day in the Neighborhood, sort of...


I had 2 interesting interactions with 2 different neighbors today. The first was a conversation with 1 neighbor who just got back from a long road trip. I asked how it was and she asked how the baby was doing. Then, she said that her and her husband are trying again to have a baby (from another neighbor I know that they've had a few miscarriages over the years). I responded with an, "I'll pray for you" and she said, "Thank you so much." The funny thing is that I rarely say this to my friends, much less people I hardly know! So, a seed was planted, and I really hope that this couple is able to have a baby.
The 2nd interaction was later on in the afternoon. I noticed out of our front window there was a lady and her dog on our lawn. The dog was sniffing around and looked like he/she was about to do some business. I really hate when dog's poop in our yard, especially when it stays there and we have to pick it up. The lady had a plastic bag with her, but I opened the window and asked if she would move her dog to another yard. She looked a little offended and said that the dog probably wasn't going to go. I said that it grosses me out knowing that my kids play on this grass. She moved along. It wasn't until later that I realizd that this is a neighbor who lives down the street. Oops, I might not have said anything if I recognized her. It still grosses me out though.

4 comments:

Lis said...

I am hoping to have some interaction with my new neighbors. So far I have only met kids.

Krista said...

I don't think that was very neighborly of her to be letting her dog poop on your lawn. Couldn't she have found a non-lanscaped place for her dog to poop and then cleaned it up? She should not have been offended, lawns aren't there for pet dogs to poop on.

Jules said...

I would have done the same thing! I actually did do that once as I found a neighbor who was letting his dog poop on the apartment complex playground. Not cool! (only at that time, it was more like yelling).

Stef said...

My neighbors are mostly all cops and they have very random schedules. When we do see them, they are very nice people and we've chatted for hours in the front yard... but we don't see them on a daily basis.

The dog pooping in your yard... that would have made me so mad. I don't have pets for a reason, so keep yours pooping on your own lawn!!
Seriously...