October 4, 2010
Though you've asked them kindly to keep off your property, your neighbor's kids continue to pick apples from your tree.
Lo and behold, you pull into your driveway and see them a-pickin' again. They scatter and you walk a few houses down to talk with their parents.
You ring the doorbell but can see the activity in the kitchen. The kids' mother and your neighbor is peeling apples and baking pies. It even looks like she's packaging them in boxes that are typically reserved for selling baked goods. Surely they are not taking your apples and profiting!
The mother comes to the door but will NOT allow you to enter. The aroma of apple pies is wafting through the air. You ask rather bluntly if they are taking your apples and baking pies to sell. She gives you "the hand" and slams the door in your face.
What would YOU do?
Categories: Modern Manners