What A Cheek!
June 8, 2017 3:25pm CST
I'd been working in my garden this afternoon, and had just gone in for a cup of tea. While sitting drinking this in the living room with my husband, I saw two men rush by the window and go round to the back of our house. I did a bit of rushing myself and jumped up to find out what they were doing. They were just standing on the path that skirts the house at the back looking round, and I asked what the heck they thought they were doing. They said they were looking for a short cut to the road at the back of our house. We live at the end of a cul-de-sac, and they had obviously come up the road expecting to be able to get out at the end. So instead of re-tracing their steps, they thought they would be able to get out through our property. I informed them in no uncertain terms that this was private property and to get the hell off it. They were apologetic, but told me to 'keep my hair on' which made me more indignant. I could perhaps have understood it (but not condone it) if they thought we weren't in, but the garage was open with the car visible, and my gardening tools were scattered around. What a cheek!
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• United States
I could understand if they had knocked on your door asking you if your yard had a shortcut, and might they use it. In this case, I would have been just as upset as you were. I do hope that they won't return. Our yard features a bank (hill) in the back that is perfect for sledding in the right conditions. For this reason, our neighbors and their friends will sometimes use our yard to sled. They do not tend to ask, but we don't mind so much. As long as the noise volume stays reasonable, that is.
• United Kingdom
@ScribbledAdNauseum If they had asked politely it would have beern a different matter, but these were two young men acting suspiciously so it's no wonder I blew my top. In the case of your neighbours and friends using your yard, that is completely different, as you know them. I hadn't seen those men before.
• United States
@jaboUK Yes I understood that, and definitely your unease at their sudden intrusion. While I do "Know" my neighbors, we do not know their friends and that has made for some unease, atleast in our minds. Certainly not to the degree of yours. I hope if you see them around the neighborhood again you'll phone the police. They did (in my mind) seem to be trying to hurry away from something, very quickly.
• Pikeville, North Carolina
I'm glad they had no nefarious intent. It seems people have less and less respect for other people's property these days. Our ever more entitled society is raising a whole pack of people who thinks what's yours is theirs if they see it and can take it.
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
@jaboUK Do you have anybody living in your house with you? I don't do that kind of things as i fear retaliation as I live alone nd Marty my hamster is not a killer hamster! He doesn't even bite unless it is my sleeve as i pet him and that he just chews and lets me gently direct his attention elsewhere! I still think you are brave.