Friday, August 31, 2007

Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood?

The longer I live in my neighborhood, the more observations I make about the people that live in it.

There is the man that owns the maroon old lady car that used to sit in his driveway and now sits in the street across from his house. What is so weird about this is that 90% of the time, the hood is up. I never see him working on it, but the hood is always up. This has baffled me for a while and then this week, I had a thought. I bet something died in his engine and he’s trying to air it out. This happened to a friend of mine at the beginning of the summer and it’s the only logical explanation I can come up with.

Then there are my Asian neighbors (Chinese speaking but not from China). There are all kinds of funny stuff about them. They’re very nice, but run through the house all the time and the weirdest thing of all is that I often find them sitting on the curb reading the paper or something. Not sure why this is. Some might say it’s weird that they are always outside talking on the phone, but the truth is, cell reception in my neighborhood stinks. I always have to find strange places to talk on the phone.

THEN there is the couple who don’t actually live in my neighborhood, but live close by and I drive by them regularly. Their house backs up to the major street my neighborhood is off of. They appear to have a decent size yard, BUT for some reason, they have planted a vegetable garden on the other side of their fence (not in their actual yard). What is even stranger is that they have to walk half away around the block to get to it because their fence doesn’t have a gate and they’re house isn’t on the corner. This might be hard to follow without seeing it for yourself, but it really baffles me every time I drive past them.

6 comments:

OK Chick said...

Ummm my neighbors put up bushes to seperate our yards.

Stacey said...

Well, last night I saw a tow truck in front of one of my neighbor's houses with the red car on it and there was an orange "move your car or else" sticker on the front. I thought he was finally getting rid of it, but when I got home from church, it was in his driveway and the sticker was gone. I THINK his car got towed and the tow truck was returning it. Seems someone in my neighborhood got tired of that car always sitting there.

Luke said...

I live in an apartment complex full of little old ladies who have crushes on me. They always bring me food, have me check on cars (completely ironice since I know nothing), and tell me I'm a "nice young man." Being the stud at the retirement home is a sweet life my friend...

p.s. Nice shout out to the old kids song - was that Seasame Street?

Stacey said...

Can I just say that song is always stuck in my head. I think I have this inner desire for my life to be a musical b/c everytime I see someone in my neighborhood who makes me go "hmmmm..." I get that song in my head. I always have songs popping into my head to go along with a particular situaion. And certain people in my life from time to time have had Theme Songs that pop into my head when I think about them. Wow, this could be a post of it's own.

OK Chick said...

Update?

Stacey said...

I started it a while back and but didn't think anyone would find it as humerous as I did (and required way too much explaining). And right now, I'm just not in a funny mood. I think anything I posted would be a little on the cranky side.