Comments: Would you be my neighbor?

I came in via a comment you made on Bad Example. I don't think your blog is crappy. ;) And - I think you just described my husband. He's a "scary guy" too, although we haven't scared off any neighbors yet. But - I think the night he stepped out from the side of the yard with his 9 pointed at the stupid ass brat from up the street while said brat was trying to put a fire cracker in our mail box might be the reason we don't see the little smuck anymore - but who knows.

I'll be back -- you're forewarned! Wish I had a neighbor like you :P

Posted by Jo at June 20, 2005 03:56 PM

You have got to move down by me. I need a scary neighbor. We have some real sh.tarse kids around here. They don't bother me... not sure why. But they have done so much damage to others. Sigh.

Posted by vw bug at June 20, 2005 04:18 PM

We must be kindred spirits. I'm referred to as the scary lady in my building after I woke up one early morning to the screams of my neighbor being beaten up by her husband. Since my husband wouldn't do anything, and I could have sworn he was killing her, I took one of my baseball bats and began pounding the door with it to either get him away from her or break down the door before he killed her.

When he came out he tried to hit me, BIG MISTAKE, 'cause then I was justified in using self defense. so after using his body for leverage to bounce him around the hallway. I eventually pinned him down on the floor until the cops got there. Shortly thereafter he and 2 of my other nearby neighbors moved out.

Like you, no one to my door, to borrow, sell, preach or ask for candy. Maybe its the sound effect of readying a shot gun that I have on tape that does the trick.

When I was single, I took perverse pleasure in scarying the kids that came to my door during halloween. I would plan my trick for months and spare no expense in the execution. I enjoyed hearing their screams as they ran down the hallway & scampered to get off my floor. They don't knock on my door anymore as the Scary/crazy lady label has stuck.

I'm fine with it since I don't like them much anyway!

Posted by Michele at June 20, 2005 10:55 PM

I like my neighbors... finally. We've been through a few.

I'll have to make a point if I ever come visit to make sure you come out to greet me out front so I can hug you... because... I know how much you hate being hugged and because then people will think, "Wait? Maybe he's not the scary guy..."

;-) just kidding.

Posted by Bou at June 21, 2005 01:27 PM

Hmmm. I'm the scary neighbor. My husband is the nice one.

Posted by Oddybobo at June 21, 2005 02:59 PM

The incontinent whelps that inhabit my neighborhood would pee in your cooler too.

Posted by Graumagus at June 21, 2005 05:57 PM

Jo - Don't encourage Contagion - he'll only blog more! :-)

Posted by Harvey at June 21, 2005 07:19 PM

I get the same reaction from the neighbors because I'll be out in the yard wet-sanding a half-scale model air-to-air missile.

Posted by Ted at June 24, 2005 06:52 AM