Wednesday, 18 April 2012
excuse me... we don't need that branch
That's when I saw this man walking down my street dragging a big ol' pine branch from what must have been a big ol' pine tree. There he was... dragging it down the middle of the road past my house.
I recognised the man at once 'cause of his hat. He doesn't live on my street but I see him walking all the time. He walks around the whole subdivision, always wearing that same hat. I had never seen him dragging a branch before, though. Very odd, I thought.
Behind my house, there's this big old wooded area. People used to dump stuff back there all the time. I often saw cars with wagons attached to them, driving down the dirt road. In the wagons would be branches and leaves and all sorts of things. Some maybe okay to dump and some maybe not. Luckily, people can't do that anymore 'cause the man who owns that property put up a big metal gate. Very wise, I think. But you know... the gate doesn't stop people or kitties from walking down there which is good 'cause I've been known to walk down there myself a time or two. I've never dumped anything - and neither has the peep - but I suppose people could still do that if they carried - or dragged - whatever it was they wanted to dump, around the metal gate.
Anyway... back to the guy in the hat. I thought this whole branch thing was kind of weird but then... when I saw what I saw... weird turned into just plain old rude. The man in the hat was just on the other side of some of my trees and probably thought no one could see him but that was silly 'cause the trees have very few leaves at this time of year and the peep and I could see him as plain as day. Anyway, when he thought no one was looking, he took that big ol' branch and threw it into my yard. I thought to myself, "MOUSES!" Actually, I thought it out loud. It came out more like a "meeeoooowwww!!!" but the peep knew exactly what I meant.
I wanted to say to this man in the hat, "excuse me... we don't need that branch." And we didn't. We've got lots and lots of branches of our own. We don't need any belonging to anybody else! In fact, I wouldn't mind if the peep got rid of some of ours. Some of those young saplings she took out when she got all lumber-jack peep on me last summer to make room for more primroses. Hoping this summer she will. No, she won't dump 'em anywhere. Not even in the wooded area behind our house 'cause she and I have always disapproved of that kind of behaviour. That would be rude. Oh so terribly rude.
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That's terrible. I think I'd get that branch and take it back to his yard. Kind of like a gift that keeps on giving .. no thanks.ReplyDelete
That's a good idea but I'd have to get the peep to do it 'cause I'm not really supposed to go on the road. At least not when the peeps are looking.Delete
That was very rude of that man to put that branch in your yard. I hope your Mom said something to him. That is terrible. Take care.ReplyDelete
Rude! I too hope your mom says something to him. I don't understand why people do that sort of thing.ReplyDelete
What a naughty man - he deserves to bonk on his head with that branch.ReplyDelete
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Some oomans just don't know the difference between right and wrong anymore. We have a neighbor who dumps the leaves from our tree that drop in his yard back into our yard if his tree hasn't started dropping leaves yet. Never mind that his tree sheds later in the fall than ours and we never throw his leaves back into his yard. We just clean then up and dispose of them even tho we're done cleaning up leaves. Some people just don't know how to be good neighbors. We refuse to stoop to his level.ReplyDelete
Now I have learned my mommy by now. She would have addressed that right away with the strange man AND told the owner of the property AND told the horrid man that she would and then, she would have done it..guaranteed.ReplyDelete
I am so sorry that happened and I hope he never does that again, Nerissa.
we agree with JC - your peep needs to take that man's branch back to him....how rude!ReplyDelete
How RUDE! OMC. We hope your peeps dragged that branch and dump it right back at Mr Hat's yard!ReplyDelete
Oh man, how rude. If that were us, Buster would have gotten his ankle :) Oh no we don't condone violence, just a little bitey :)ReplyDelete
Emma and Buster
You could have been really sarcastic and told him that he was really very kind to think of you but you already had a branch thank you very much :)!ReplyDelete
Hey Nerisa, I missed your birthday. So sorry. So here is a late Happy Birthday wish. Nine is a good amount of years my friend. It was nine wasn't it.ReplyDelete
No problem! Yeah, my sibs & I all turned nine. Hard to believe, huh? Time flies just like the birdies.Delete
Yep I'd reciprocate just like JC said.ReplyDelete
WOW the nerve.
you should be like me. I would have opened the door and told him off. Trust me, I would have, I have witnesses lolReplyDelete
My human would have been running out and yelling at that guy! She is confrontational like that.ReplyDelete
It looks like you now have a new place to poop - the guy with the hat's door step, flower beds, car, etc. happy pooping!ReplyDelete
That was a very strange and rude thing for that man to do...humans can be so strange.ReplyDelete
Hmmmm...we just left a comment, but it's not showing up! Let's see if this one does!!ReplyDelete
Sorry 'bout that. The peep had caterwauling practice last night so I didn't have as much time on the computer as I would have liked. I didn't get to publish your comments until this morning. Again, sorry. You can blame the peep. I do all the time.Delete
FaRADaY: Mowzers! *intrigued look* Humans have caterwauling practice? Hmmm, must ponder this for mine....Delete
Yeah... my peep #1 goes every Wednesday night. Actually, she says it's a 'choral society' but we all know the truth. She's caterwauling. I know 'cause I've heard her practice!Delete
How rude! Mebbe you should leave him a little care "package". HaHaMeow!ReplyDelete
Well nasty hat man was just lucky you didn't run out and wave/whap your paw at him.ReplyDelete
Nasty hat man probably didn't even feel guilty.
Maybe he'll step in dog poo on his way home.
; ) Katie
Well, at least it was a branch and not a broken washing machine, eh? Not that branch-dumping isn't rood, of course. Still, you could make a fort with branches.ReplyDelete
Such behaviour is just plain baffling! Why a pine branch and why your yard as opposed to any other yard? What possibly be the motivation for such an act? I be tempted to knock on his door, present him with the branch and tell him that he forgot something.ReplyDelete
I've been pondering these very same questions since the 'incident' and these are my conclusions. I think the branch came off one of his pines trees - which he most definitely has... the peep checked - and he just wanted rid of it. He probably figured he would drag it over to that wooded area behind the metal gate. But the sun was shining and by the time he got to my house, he was was probably all hot and worn out. So when he thought no one could see him, he probably decided to just dump it in my yard instead of dragging it any further. Thing is, my peep & I both saw what he did. Bet he never figured that would happen. That's okay though... all the more fodder for my blog.Delete
Well the nerve! Gotta wonder how the hat guy would feel about someone dumping branches on HIS property! He needs to be reminded that the world is NOT his dumping ground! Especially not YOUR yard....harumph. Maybe a nice ankle bite would do the trick????ReplyDelete
Maybe he checked it out from your branch library and was returning it!ReplyDelete
Funny... very funny... hehehe...Delete
If that had hapened in MY yard I would have put all my claws in his but !ReplyDelete
Allie: Well, if he's wearing a "hat" he must not be up on the Latest Fashion Trends. Maybe he thought branch-dropping was the "in" thing this year, like cow-tipping or "T-P"ing a yard...? *sigh* There's simply no figuring humans out!ReplyDelete
What a cheeky man. Maybe his hat was on too tight.ReplyDelete
What the heck? Humans can be so.....human sometimes.ReplyDelete
I agree - how rude! He just lacks common decency.ReplyDelete
Hello to you Nerissa,ReplyDelete
I'm vivsting you to say thanks for your sweet comment in my blog.
I appreciate it a lot:-)
Evidently this man needs some more training in how to be a good neighbor. How rude to leave his branch in your yard..now your peeps have to cut it up,ReplyDelete
Jeepers!!! Beans are really weird and rude sometimes :oReplyDelete
He thought dragging a big branch would not make him conspicuous??
Sounds like he may not be that smart either ;) heeheehee
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure and JJ
Thanks for noticing my tailio. It's my best feature and I am verreh vain about it.ReplyDelete
How rude of someone to dump a branch on your propurrrty. That man should be spanked with the very branch!ReplyDelete
Pee.s. Thanks for you purrs. The house collapsed so I think we got them ;0)
Anothet reason I prefer cats... I just don't get some peepsReplyDelete
Thank you so very much for all your purrz, I feel a bit better now :)ReplyDelete
Ya wanna know what our Mommy did when a big branch fell over from last October's ICE storm.....it was from a Bradford pear tree, she spray painted it white, had her oldest son make a stand and it is now in our foyer......and we can't climb it! Later, Tinker
And you can't climb it? What cheek!Delete
Maybe he is building a nest of some kind? Has he bringed anyfing else?ReplyDelete
Don't think so... I saw him walk past, wearing his hat, but empty handed.Delete
I hope he has a good family. And that he doesn't get into anymore fights!ReplyDelete