Thursday, August 21, 2008

In case you thought I was a nice person...

**Sorry in advance to all the people who commented that they liked our stone bench.

I hate the people we bought our house from. The woman is rude and her husband is a jackass (we'll just pretend that his actual name is Jackass). I could tell you many disturbing stories about their incompetence, but I won't bore you with all the trivial details. Just know that I do not like these people. Unfortunately, Jackass and his wife only moved one block away from us, so we still have to see them ALL THE DAMN TIME.

Our neighbor (an elderly woman), decided that she wanted to have new vinyl siding installed on her house. She decided to ask Jackass to come install it for her. Ugh. I was very disappointed. But she can't afford to pay a contractor, so I understand why she asked him to do the work. But he is a jackass, so I am not sure she'll be saving money in the long run.

Anyways, let's rewind back to the day we bought our house in January of 2006. We were standing outside, talking to Jackass about the house. He was prattling on and on about these stupids stones in the flowerbed. Apparently, he thought they were really special.Now fast forward back to our elderly neighbor getting her vinyl siding replaced. When I found out that Jackass was going to be installing her siding, I went out of my way to ask the landscapers to remove those stupid stones. I wanted Jackass to drive past our house and see that his beloved stones were gone. Yes, I am a bitch.

But he got the last laugh my dear internet friends. While installing the new vinyl siding, Jackass has been blaring his music so loud that my children can't nap. Honestly, I wish I still had one of those stones, so I could whop him upside the head with it.

28 comments:

Jenny said...

new to your blog from lifelong playdate...your kiddos are so cute!
however the jackass sucks! sorry about the kids not being able to nap, we all know how that ends up.

Jenn said...

I do like them and they do look like the perfect thing to smack a jackass with! Since you have three can I have one to smack my jackass with,that would be my ex husband !

Midwest Mommy said...

This is why when we finally do buy a house I want to interview all neighbors within 2 blocks! They can make or break your dream home.

Tabitha said...

Oh Dear ~ it does sound like Jackass is a real pain in the ass ha ha !! Hopefully he will get the job done quickly and leave!!
I think he is probably mad at you for getting rid of his precious stones ~ ha ha!!!
sending love and hugs XXX

Melissa said...

Ugh...crappy neighbors suck.

I have two. The ones right next door to me who seem to be operating a used car lot in their driveway. And the ones behind me who report me to the HOA whenever the kids don't move their trampoline back to it's proper space.


But you don't want to hurt the Jackass, because then you'll have to look at an unfinished job for a long time, and that's really annoying, too.

amanda said...

seriously why do we have to have crappy neighbors??

they should all move together and just make a crappy neighborhood.

then all of us normal people aka mom's with napping children, could make our own quiet neighborhood.

Danielle said...

They are a little stone hengy! We should set a date to get some Jersey mamas together---you down?

dani said...

what a jackass, christy!!! is he breaking any kind of noise ordinance??? if he is turn the jerk in for it!!!
love,
dani

iMommy said...

And that's where you call the local police every single time he wakes your kids up. Eventually they'll do something even if it's just to get you to stop calling!

Kate said...

Oh dear...Funny to read - but I'm sorry you have to "live it."

Z's Mom said...

I just love this whole post. You and I are truly sisters....somehow!

I don't like the people I bought my house from either....they were awful and messy.....horriby unclean....UGGGHH!!! Luckily, I don't have to see them.

Um, could something possiby, um, tragically happen to his radio do you think?????

Jennifer said...

Start aiming the stones at his stupid stereo. You can have the last laugh when the cops show up to make him turn it down. I hate jackasses. I bought mine from one too, but it was a woman with two teenage girls. Four years into the house and we are STILL fixing the messes she and her girls created. Jackasses suck.

Mama Kalila said...

I like them too because they look a little like stone henge lol... if you don't like them that's what matters. Glad you got rid of them then!

Sorry about the Jackass though. :-( I'd be pretty upset too if neighbors were blaring music during naptime...

Eva said...

Sometimes living in a society is more trouble than it's worth. I do like the running water, though.

Steph said...

You are so funny! I would find another rock of some sort and send it flying. He is definitely a jackass!

Jeninacide said...

LOL! Now I am glad that you got rid of the bench! But screw that guy... (I am trying to think of some kind of revenge you can get on him... but all I can come up with is that maybe you should get your kids some of those noise-muffling earmuffs...)

Marni's Organized Mess said...

LOL. You crack me up!

moo said...

Let me tell you something.

I will CUT you if you disturb my son's nap.

The end.

Carrie said...

Is there any chance your hose is hooked up on the same side the Jackass is working? You could conveniently water the grass and "accidently" short circuit his radio with the water....

Insta-mom said...

Don't you hate it when the jackasses of the world get the last laugh.

I will keep my fingers crossed that someday you get your comeuppance.

Amanda said...

Jackass might be an understatement Christy!!
l,
Amanda x

Greg said...

I would find your own stones and throw them at "Jackass"!!!

What a dick!

Nellie said...

Oh my god Christy you crack me up. Seriously what a jackass!!

chris said...

Ouch... loud music is the worst. You crack me up though... I'd be thinking the same thing!

THopgood said...

We have a couple jackass neighbors ourself. It sucks.

Invest in ear plugs and know that he will be done soon.

Colleen said...

Damn Jackass!!! We recently had our house resided and it was the pounding of hammers that kept my kids awake for a week! I can sympathize!

Hopefully the neighbor's work will be done soon!

The Woman said...

yup jackass is a name that suits him to a tee

Dana said...

I'm you with Jackass is perfect!!! I have a few people I called call Jackass too...