bitchfest | n – neighbors #atozchallenge

#atozchallenge 2017 | bitchfest | what sandra thinks


I am kind of anti-social. Offline, I mean. [Unless you think I am online, too… which is a valid belief.] I don’t especially like to be around other people unless I know them well. I just want to be in my little sandra-pod. I know… get out of your ‘comfort zone’… but I like it here in my zone. Or that’s what my brain tells me…

Because I am this way, I have little interaction with my neighbors… as little as possible. I guess it would be nice if I had cool neighbors with whom I thought could potentially be friends (even though I suck at making friends)… but I really don’t have cool neighbors. Hell, on one side lives an older couple with two adult sons… one of whom was my husband’s bully when he was a kid. I’m guessing the parents don’t know.

And they’re too preoccupied to care…

I know some people are really into their lawn being perfect, but I cannot take the guy seriously when he’s out there inspecting it with fucking tweezers. I’m didn’t inherit my mom’s green thumb. Our lawn is not manicured like this guy’s. It’s not awful or anything… but it’s not like his… which looks like astroturf. And I see the way he glares at us… looks down on us. Yes… because of our lawn.

I am desperate to tell him that if he can’t bear our grass being less green than his, he’s welcome to come on over and ‘fix’ it. But I’m sure he’s way too busy with his hedge trimmers and that level he uses to make sure they’re perfect.

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About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Hawaii where she could learn to surf. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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22 Responses to bitchfest | n – neighbors #atozchallenge

  1. I don’t interact with my neighbors much either. They own the land adjacent to ours and are really nice, and I’d even say they’re pretty cool. Older couple, ex-hippies, no kids. We rarely even bump into each other, even though we share the last 1/4 of our driveway with them. We each know we are around if need be, but having a large separation between us is ideal. I grew up in a city, so I was always used to dense old neighborhoods with a narrow walkway between each house. After living out here for nearly 20 years, not sure I could live that close to anybody anymore.

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  2. VictoryInTrouble says:

    I hate one set of neighbors. They are huge huge assholes. The other side I don’t know. So yeah…no interactions here either.
    Tweezers?!? That’s completely insane.

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  3. I’ve always had nice neighbors. Not necessarily hang out in the yard with a drink friends, but I could go to any of them if I needed help. We have a guy in our neighborhood with the perfect lawn. Sometimes he picks up leaves by hand if just a few fall! He has way too much time on his hands…

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  4. Meg Sorick says:

    My neighbors from my previous home were awesome. On one side, a childless couple our age who we’d always chat with on the border between our yards. Friendly but not so close to that they were always in our business either. And we never saw the folks on the other side. My current neighbors on one side is obsessed with yard work and power equipment. Leaf blower, garden tractor, trimmers, power washer! She’s so NOISY!!!!

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  5. Sophia Ball says:

    I’m friends with a ton of my neighbours. I think it’s partly a personality thing, a Canadian thing, and a small town thing. That being said, your neighbour sounds like a dick.

    At least you know where to hit him if things go south between you two… in his perfectly manicured lawn. With bleach. ;-P

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  6. My interaction with the neighbors is waving when they’re outside at the same time we are.

    And my lawn goals are to keep it under 6″. Anything else is bonus. And dandelions are pretty!

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