I found this funny. We had a new neighbour move in next door. Our front yard is shared, but small. With our previous neighbour, it was never a big deal… if I was mowing the grass, I’d mow the whole yard. If they were mowing the grass, they’d mow the whole yard.
But our new neighbour is petty.
It was a bright, hot, scorching day on Saturday. The kind of day where you know not to do anything outside beyond drink a mojito or chomp down on a freezie pop. That was the day the neighbour got out their lawn mower.
They mowed their half of the yard, with a perfectly straight mow line down the middle of our tiny lot. My wife and I rolled our eyes and thought, that’s so petty. Just one week earlier I handed him one of my beers which he downed while watching me mow both sides of the lawn. But here we are, 7 days later, and he wouldn’t have it: this is my lawn, that’s his lawn… split down the middle.
So, things cooled off the next day, and I went out and mowed “my side” of the yard.
It rained the next day, and my side of the lawn looks lovely and green. Remember how hot it was the day he mowed the lawn though? The “neighbour’s side” of the yard is entirely sun scorched! It’s brown and yellow and dead.
Part of me is glad my neighbour is petty. My side of the lawn looks great.