Do you think he knew the lions where there?
Ralph, my neighbor is a “lefty” of sorts. (Obama bumper stickers, gun-ho socialized medicine, “guns should be banned”, etc.).
So last week I put this sign up in my yard after one of his anti-gun rants at a
neighborhood cocktail party. The sign wasn’t up more than an hour before he
called the police and wanted them to make me take down the sign.
Fortunately, the officer politely informed him that it was not their job to take such action
without a court order and that he had to file a complaint “downtown” first, which would
be reviewed by the city attorney to see if it violated any city, county, or state ordinances.
If there was a violation, a court order would be sent to the offending party (me) to
“remove the sign in seven days”.
After several weeks he was informed that the sign was legal (by a quarter of an inch) and
there was nothing the city could do, which obviously made him madder.. I tried to smooth things
over by inviting him to go shooting with me and my friends at the hunt club but that seemed to
make him even more angry.
I then asked him if he wanted to go to a Tea Party rally, but again he declined my outreach efforts
to bring about a better understanding between political and social opponents.
I am at a loss how to reconcile our long relationship.
Any suggestions would be welcome.
Anyway, that’s life in our neck of the woods. How about yours?