We have been neighbors for almost six months now. When we first moved here, it initially looked like we would be getting along just fine. I mean, you have not attempted to break into our house and you are quite respectful to my babies, which I appreciate a lot. But. There are some urgent matters that we need to discuss…
First of all, there is the matter of your poo. It is everywhere. There is poo at the front gate, therefore, there is poo under my shoe. There is poo on my clean washing, poo under the washing line, poo on the furniture under the lapa, poo on the children’s trampoline, and I don’t know what I did to deserve it, but one of you even pooped on my head. Which is NOT COOL! Could I kindly ask you to refrain from using our garden as your personal toilet? Or if you have to, then please find a communal spot, away from the house, gate, and washing? Thank you.
Then there is the early morning noise on our roof. Our children are early risers. But sometimes, we all just need a bit of a sleep in. The sound of you and your whole extended family using our roof as a highway to get to work (or where ever it is you need to get to in a hurry at 4 ‘o clock in the morning) wakes up the whole house. Could you possibly find another route? Say on Tuesdays, Thursdays and on weekends when the children don’t have to go to school? I would really appreciate it.
The children’s trampoline was not put there for your enjoyment. Neither was the furniture under the lapa. I normally would not have a problem with you using the trampoline to play on or the furniture to relax on. It is, after all, a lot of fun, but do you really then have to poo all over it? Can we just come to the agreement that you are welcome to use the amenities in our garden on the condition that you keep it clean?
Lastly, I would like to tell you this. The vegetables planted in our veggie garden were panted there for human consumption. I really do not mind sharing. You are welcome to help yourself to SOME. But please leave some of the tomatoes (yes, I know that was you!) for us. And if you feel the need to grab something, then make sure you eat all of it. Please don’t rip something up just for the sake of ripping something up.
Thank you in advance for your kind cooperation.
While we were living in Letaba, we also had quite a few naughty monkeys around. I wrote a blog about them called ‘Vervet monkeys – the Staff Village delinquents‘.