In less than 24 hours a situation has occurred TWICE and I believe there might be a message to be made aware of, other than the one I’m coming up with.
My message? That people are rude, inconsiderate, and disrespectful of those around them and their surroundings. So, what’s really up?
Why and what is the situation you might ask.
Our home is up for sale; the big red sign is in the front yard. My husband and I are empty-nesters. We keep the blinds closed only when watching TV or to keep the house cool.
The situation is this. Last night someone parked a minivan facing the opposite way of traffic in front of our driveway so that it was blocked. The house directly across the street is for sale as well, and just saw the realtor pulling away. In my pajamas (I wasn’t feeling well at all) I hailed him down. I asked if he could tell the people moving in to move the minivan. He answered back that no one was in the house.
My husband then suggested to go in the back yard to see if anyone was walking around looking at the property. This had happened a month or so ago; the older couple had their two dogs in the back yard to “check and see how they liked it.” The nerve! They said they didn’t realize anyone was living here. WHAT?!
Back to the most recent story. When I checked the back yard, our next door neighbor to the south was in his back yard with another man. I went through the garage to the front our home where I could speak to the two men.
I asked about the minivan and the neighbor’s friend said he’d move it; the neighbor said they’d be leaving in a few minutes. I strongly requested that it be moved immediately out of our way. The friend apologized and said he didn’t realize anyone was living here.
After a bit more conversation, I returned to the garage only to hear laughter as I closed the door. I went back out and said, “You can laugh if you wish, but please don’t assume that just because there is a for sale sign in the yard means that no one lives there.”
The friend answered, “I’m sorry ma’am; I’ll move it right away.”
I must tell you that I was not very nice; I wasn’t feeling well and had my pajamas and robe on, as I previously mentioned. Oh yes. I was the old crazy lady living next door. The thing is we’ve always had great relationships with our neighbors. I felt disrespected.
The next part of the story is when we came home from a day of shopping, a different vehicle, parked in the right direction of traffic, was partially blocking our driveway.
So what gives? Why did our driveway get blocked by two different vehicles in under twenty-four hours? What am I/we calling forth and why or how? I’m seeking the answers from within, but the voices are quiet. And now, I’m asking the question publicly in hopes of an awareness revealing itself.
Thank you, thank you, thank you all for the loving support.
To our success,
“Life is an unanswered question, but let's still believe in the dignity and importance of the question” ~Tennessee Williams
Peggy Lee Hanson, personal transition guide and mentor, is expert at compassionately helping those suffering loss of any proportion, especially through unemployment. Using proven strategies and support, she teaches how to move quickly and easily through current or impending life-changing moments so that you can have the life you are meant -- and deserve -- to live.
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