Saturday, May 2, 2009

Letter of gratitude...because I'm so grateful..........really, I am.

Dear Neighbors!

Thank you so much for the note that you left in my mailbox the other day.




I do so appreciate the concern that you have with our lawn. I realize that we were a few days past the time that we usually mow and our grass may have been a bit longer than usual, and for this I apologize.

I am a little confused, however, at the comment about cleaning up our clippings. (This is obviously a point of great concern to you as you underlined this part of the note TWICE)

We always use a bag on the lawnmower in the front yard and so the only clippings I can think of would be a few scattered on the driveway and perhaps a few may have ended up in the gutter.

I do realize that we didn't use a bag the last time we mowed our back yard and just left the clippings on the lawn, however if this is what has you concerned, I just have to tell you that technically, going into our back yard would be trespassing, and I would strongly recommend that you not go there.

I'm sure that you were smugly watching us that afternoon as we worked in our yard, thinking that you were the one responsible for getting us out there. Little did you know that we had already planned to take care of this yardwork that afternoon anyway. We would have worked on the yard sooner, but there were several things that came up, such as bad weather and a family funeral.

Just so you know, as we were cleaning the dandelions out of our flowerbeds, I was secretly wishing that the wind would take EVERY dandelion seed and deposit it in your yard.
They are such annoying weeds lovely flowers, I think you deserve ALL of them.

I also wanted to thank you for this note, because it literally made my day! After the horrible headache that I had when I woke up, the trip to the dentist where I was told that I have not one but TWO cavities, and the tire that went flat just as we drove in the driveway, this was literally the icing on the cake!!

I only wish that you had signed the note with your actual names so that I could thank you personally, because a note like this deserves a personal THANK YOU!!!

I would also like to mention to you that leaving a note in the mailbox is against the law. I'm going to assume that you know this because of the way the note was cleverly left on top of the mail. I can only imagine you peeking out your window, anxiously awaiting the arrival of the mail so that you could sneak over to our mailbox and safely leave this note.

I hope you feel better about your life now that our yard is in tip top shape and no longer an assault to your senses.

Signed,
Grateful for "Super" neighbors.

p.s. If a few clippings bother you that much, why don't you sneak over and sweep them up yourself?!?!

p.p.s. We may not be 100% sure who you are, however, (due to the process of elimination) we do have a pretty darn good idea of your identity.

p.p.p.s. Get a life.

35 comments:

Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

No way!!
Is that letter real?

I've been trying to think up ways to make my neighbors hate me....I never even thought of a mean note in the mailbox. Thanks for the heads up!

Jen said...

I cannot believe that. Love your response.

The Boob Nazi said...

Please turn it into PassiveAggressiveNotes.com

utmomof 5 said...

I am really hoping you are joking around with that note! Somebody actual wrote that and then left if in your mailbox? I have to think this is a joke because otherwise I will have a hard time living in a world were people have nothing better to do than leave stupid, annoying and selfish notes for others. What is this High School!! I mean really at least have the nerve to sign your name or talk face to face! I say figure out who it is and leave your grass clippings in thier driveway in a nice pile with a note that said "Since we know how much you love grass clippings we thought you would like this!! Love, Your neighbors!!" Be sure to add the exclamation points like they did.
If you do will you take a picture for me? :)

LisAway said...

Wow. Really, just wow. Your response is great.

amelia said...

Have you been to passiveagreesivenotes.com? This is a perfect candidate.

Melissa said...

Are.you.serious?

What a joke! As much as I would love to tell my neighbors to take care of their yard, I am sure someone else is looking at mine and finding something wrong. So for that, I stay silent.

rychelle said...

are any houses for sale on your block. it sounds just like the neighborhood i want to move into.

elesa said...

oh wow. i am so glad those aren't my neighbors. I'm afraid I might actually want to kill someone. and I try not to, as a general rule.

Annette Lyon said...

Oh. My. Crap.

JustRandi said...

Well, dang! I can't leave a letter like that for my neighbors (or they for us) because we have those locked group mailboxes.
My evil plan is foiled again.


(jerks!)

Jillene said...

Uuuummmm....really?! WOW. You neighbors have some----how do I say this nicely----balls. But I really love your response!!

Amber @ Soggy Cheerios said...

Well when I posted about annoying neighbors people's solutions were to shoot them with a pellet gun or to BBQ them... I'm going to let you decide which of those is most appropriate.

But then I'm evil. I hope your neighbors read your blog.

Kristina P. said...

The letter was so much nicer than I pictured!

And I bragged about you today at lunch. Wish you could have been there!

Wrighty said...

Oh that is so obnoxious! I hate anonymous notes! And who are they, the grass police? Lawn patrol? I love when someone signs it plural too. "the neighbors". You know it was only one person who wrote it but they want you to think it's from all the neighbors. They are so brave! Not. If you think you know who it is you could leave the note in their mailbox. Hmmm...I wonder if you would get a response.

By the way, do you live in a neighborhood where everyone has to abide by certain rules for their homes? If not than what the hell business is it of theirs? Good luck. I hope they leave you alone.

Staci K. said...

No way. You neighbors need to get a grip!

Jo said...

You have the best neighbors ever! I think I would leave them a bag of flaming dog poo on their doorstep as a thank you gift. Unbelievable!

Mum-me said...

Let your grass grow really long and then tie it up in ponytails with fancy hairbows! They couldn't complain about a pretty lawn like that, could they?

Brittany Marie said...

You got a passive-aggressive note!!! AWESOME. Please submit it to passiveaggressivenotes.com like Julie said.

Amanda said...

Ok, figure out who this was and we will come over at night and dye their grass purple or something...Oh, that will feel nice :-)
What a jerk!!

elizasmom said...

I second Jo's suggestion. Wow. What a bunch of jerks.

CountessLaurie said...

Seriously... mean neighbors suck.
I am sorry that you had to deal with that. Hang in there and don't let them bother you.

Jason, Tiff and the Kids said...

Unbelievable! I would have not mowed for weeks after that note. You forgot to mention you are perhaps too busy making and creating every important dresses this month!

Libby said...

I would buy tons of yard "art" and put it all over my yard! Also putting a "For Sale-24 hour open house" sign would be nice! Some people!

Libby said...

oops I should have said put the for sale sign in THEIR yard. Libby

Karen said...

hmmmmm.....i like Mum-me's idea for beautifying the lawn....hairbows on the grass! Love it!

Mandi said...

I just relized it looks like girl handwritting...Whats up with that!

Laura Moffitt said...

This can't be real!! For someone to mention your yard and YOUR backyard at that has crossed the line. Good grief I would hate to have their life if that is what they do in their spare time.

Melinda said...

Wow. Just wow. I would like to say that I would have some really great response to my neighbor, but I'm a really big chicken. Sorry.

MaeRae said...

Neighbors? Who needs them. Oh yeah nobody. Who has them, unfortunately everybody. It is stories like these that make me grateful that I don't have much of a yard and have no neighbors in the summer time. Don't you wish you had a dog to teach to leave presents in their yard>

Lindsay said...

When stuff like that happens to me, I tend to take a long time to get around to it. My grass would have been a foot high if I got a note like that. Or I would have mowed half of it and quit, leaving clippings everywhere. My neighbor told me to make sure I pulled a sunflower out while I was weeding. That thing stayed in the ground until it had been dead for months before I pulled it out. And I had been planning to get rid of it before she said anything. But then I'm a bit of a jerk that way.

natalie said...

That deserves a hell.

Oh. my. hell.

Bonnie the Boss said...

Seriously! are they kidding!?? I love your response and I think you should leave a copy of this post on all your neighbors doorsteps and then they can all know not to be insufferable gits!
I really like Mum-me idea!

Damama T said...

LOL!! Sounds like something our across-the-street neighbors would do! LOL! Once there was a baby's knit hat in the road. Since we have lots of moms who walk their babies in strollers I figured one of them would come back looking for it, so I was moving it to the curb so it wouldn't get run over. The neighbor came TEARING out of her side gate screaming, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING!!!?!?!?!?" Scared the holy bejebus out of me! I jumped back and told her what I was doing, to which she replied, "Oh, OK then. I thought you were putting a dirty diaper in my yard." WHAT THE WHAT?? Really? She thinks I'm the type of person who would come all the way out of my house to pick up something out of the road just to put a nasty diaper in her yard??? And she wonders why I don't invite her over to swim. Literally, she asked me why after that. I wanted so badly to say ummmm I Don't really NEED a reason, but you just gave me one anyway! LOL!

Maraiya said...

Wow. That sucks. And this is why one should never try and pull the motes out of other people's eyes....