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Sometimes, I just hate my neighbours

Sometimes, I just hate my neighbours - Caroline Smith

Okay, I'll admit this right off the bat: I've let the front garden get a little bit out of control. The grass is overgrown and the bushes really need a bit of a trim. I haven't been taking care of it like I know I should because I've arranged to have the entire thing torn out so that the garden can be paved over with asphalt. Frankly what is the point when you know it's not going to be there for much longer?

Of course Little Miss Nosy across the street had to stick her oar in. She just can't seem to help herself. She spends her life ensuring that her house looks immaculate to the point where it loses any soul and expects everybody else to do exactly the same thing. Frankly it's ridiculous sometimes. When she has some asphalt installed on her drive way I swear I didn't hear the end of it for months; always passive-aggressive nonsense dressed up as advice. “You should get it done dear and finally get rid of those terrible bushes. I’m sure they are a bother to you.” I'll bother her!

Of course, I've had to hear about the state of my garden as well; not directly of course, she would never do that. But if we are passing in the street I'll get to hear her personal philosophy on housekeeping and how it is a terrible thing to not be house proud. It's obvious that she is aiming those comments directly at me so I just smile and not and get on with my day. Soon enough the whole thing will be gone and I will have a good layer of asphalt that won't need to be taken care of.

Of course I'll have to listen to the “compliments” afterwards. How she is so happy that we followed her example and that it is wonderful that we no longer have to worry about that pesky garden.

Maybe I'm just being oversensitive but I really don't feel she has the right to poke her nose into anybody's business. Still, I'll forget about it for now. We have a couple of guys from the asphalt Edmonton company coming over tomorrow to figure out how much of the garden needs to be torn out and the like. Hopefully by the end of the month the job will be done and I won't have to interact with the neighbour anymore.

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