Said anything that qualifies as "putting your foot in your mouth"? I do, all the time. And, it's because I just can't help myself. Sometimes it's only because I want the information to get back to the evildoers.
Take last weekend for example. There were 3 people out mowing the lawn of our across the street neighbors. Now, I have seen that grass up to a foot or so high and....no action.
The Evil Twin is almost 53 years old. We have a very hilly double lot and he gets out there with soccer cleats on and mows that mo-fo at least once a week (weather permitting).
Our neighbors across the street are younger. They have no children. Neither of them lifts a finger to do their lawn. So, when I saw people out mowing for them and one guy was chit-chatting with the Evil Twin, I made a bee line to get into the conversation.
See, I had seen the vehicle they arrived in parked out there many times, so I knew they must be relatives (although we suspect Momma and Poppa Roach - our nicknames for them because they skitter inside if any other human is outside) may be Witness Protection Program members..... We like to make up fun stories for all the people we encounter, but don't really "know".
So, I said, "Those people would let their yard go to seed if they didn't hire a company to take care of it." and the guy said, "That's my daughter and her husband has a bad back." I gave him my classic withering look. Because it's not just the lawn, it's an all-over lack of trying on the exterior of the home plus .... I have tried to introduce myself and be a kind neighbor, but I am met with near scorn for even my attempts at trying to be friendly.
Finally, I resolved myself to just ignoring them the way they ignore the rest of us. Hey, I didn't need any new drinking buddies, anyway.
Happy Tuesday, hooligans!