They've made nice improvements on their yard, giving their home nice curb appeal. Laid down some fresh sod, put in tastefully-sized rock gardens including pleasing plants, the driveway is clear of debris...
Since the weather's gotten nice, we're all outside more, including myself. In fact, two weeks ago, I spent most of my "recreational" time working outside in order to turn that big pile of tangled downed tree limbs into a manageable pile of easy-to-haul tree limbs. 10 yard garbage bags later, some blisters and possible carpal tunnel syndrome, I had this masterpiece:
I'm counting it as my major summer accomplishment. I hired some guys with a big truck to haul it away and don't miss that pile one bit.
So, yes, I was working outside quite a bit that week, enjoying the various sounds of summer: birds chirping, dogs and kids playing, expletive laced shouting...
Yeah, that last thing. It happens quite frequently from the nicely landscaped house two doors up the street. The first time I heard it, I wondered if there was a "domestic situation" in progress. But since then, I've heard it with such regularity. Maybe this is their normal??
I'm really wondering, though. I mean, it's not just an occasional "oh sh*t", or such. Here's a few example quotes:
- "Get the F*CK outta the way!"
- "I'm trying to F*CKING help you!"
- "Move your F*CKING ass and quit being so F*CKING lazy!"
etc. on a pretty much daily basis. This morning, while cleaning our dog restroom facilities:
- "If you're not going to F*CKING work, get the F*CK out!"
This coming from their back yard, which I imagine is immaculately landscaped. Always from the same guy, and I never hear any other side of the "conversations". Is he speaking to his wife? Kids? Work partner(s)?
I've rarely seen them to exchange neighborly pleasantries, and those instances were just in passing while they were focused on working on the front yard landscaping. However, the week I was hacking away at those tree limbs, the neighbor guy came to our house during an intermission from swearing loudly.
Our mail carrier had erroneously delivered one of our vehicle registration renewals to Expletive Man. Expletive Man came down and rang the doorbell to give it to me. I didn't hear the doorbell because I was out back hacking up tree limbs. I later found the renewal mailing wedged in our door, and footage from the Ring®️ doorbell showed Expletive Man politely bringing the renewal, waiting, and then wedging it in the door.
I thought it was a friendly gesture on his part. He could've left it for the mail carrier to fix, he could've put it in our mailbox, he could've thrown it away. He appeared calm and friendly, about mid-30s in shorts, t-shirt and cap. He didn't seem annoyed in any way.
So, what to think? He obviously takes pride in his home and property and has an eye for aesthetics. He nicely takes time to correct an erroneous mail delivery. He loudly cusses out someone or several people on a regular basis, seemingly not caring who hears. I'm two houses down, and there are homes all around. I'm sure I'm not the only neighbor who's heard.
I really wish I would've known and answered the door that day he came with our mail, to try to get a feel for what makes this guy tick.
Is it a bomb?
Ever overheard something violent/questionable/abusive going on at a neighbor's? Did you act? Anything come of it?