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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by TheGoodTexan, Jul 19, 2019.
Probably a Gibson mower and he's afraid of a damaged head.
that guy goes down a notch & just earned himself a little more distance
When I mow I cut all the lawns on my side of the street, mine and four more. Started when I saw my very overweight neighbor trying to manage the hill and I was terrified he was going to do the infarction thing, then the pastor next to him has a crappy mower that hardly runs (probably float issue), then there is a young guy who seems to always be at work so I like to do his so he can spend his free time with his son. The other is my neighbor to the other side. She's a single gal with no family in town so I take care of her like I would wish for someone to treat my daughter if things were reversed.
I'm retired. I had heart problems but have worked really hard to improve my health. I feel so dang good most of the time that doing things for my great neighbors just brings me joy just because I can do them. If I lived next to GT I'd be tickled to cut his grass...or he could use my mower...either way!
And set up the carb so it backfires every 10 seconds.
You've obviously overlooked that your neighbor has been numbering the worms under his lawn's 94.33rd quadrant, awaiting Neptune's nod. Mess with that, and the galaxy falls apart.
People is a weird proposition.
I'm like that with my pen. No, you may not borrow it. A person who can't keep track of ther own pen is too likely to lose mine. People sometimes think that's rude. Too bad.
^^^ Hard to lose a mower but I suppose it is possible.
I bet he just doesn't want you to find the rectangular soft spots in the back yard.
That would be like how things go in my neighborhood for sure, like "go ahead and borrow it!"
I have a pretty cavalier attitude about loaning my tools though. Many people probably aren't like that, so I can understand if a guy maybe doesn't want his mower eating another man's yard.
I'm sorry, I don't loan tools. I know it may sound weird, but it's a lesson I learned the hard way several times.
I've had similar experiences. Check this out:
See, I think most people learn from hearing their parents and older siblings say stuff like this. I know that what you hear and are taught as a small child has a huge impact on your thought processes. It becomes almost religious...Thou shalt not loan tools.
My Dad was very sincere and prone to help others in need, even if it came back to bite him later. That's what I learned, but that's not everyone's experience.
Definitely something crawling around in that neighbor's head ... I wouldn't give him the spare key to my house, if you know what I mean.
That's a signature worthy quote!
I was definitely on the help others train growing up. I guess I'm jaded now.
I loaned a lawnmower to my neighbor once. They hit the roots of their oak tree and bent the crank. No offer to fix it or pay for it. I have a ton of these stories.
Now I'm great at saying no to all kinds of things. Not too long ago I had a neighbor trying to borrow some tools. I broke out "I still love you, but I don't loan tools to anyone".
Then I start into Tales of Ne'r Returned and Broken Tools.
I try to not hurt anyone's feelings.
But I'm immovable on the subject.
expectations? whoa !
whats neat is that guy would do something you find un-doable !
that is the art!
Straight up fact. My brain short circuits when comments are made similar to neighbor guy. I catch that runaway train, reminding myself there's no rationale to his mouth. I check his box & never deal with it again. If he talks to me in the future I return "it" in kind to make sure there's no further discussion. Ever.
You're not "looking in" like we are. Your neighbor is a knob & probably on good behavior in previous interactions w you. You're just noticing it now.
douche move.too bad.the guy has no class.
I agree with this.
I know there are various degrees of opinion in this thread, but I have no grudge against my neighbor regarding this. Just weird, but not grudge-worthy.
I beat you by just that much...
Has he got a hot wife?
Maybe he just didn't want the other neighbours talking about you cutting his grass?