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People with a lot of nerve
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Ray    Posted 01-17-2002 at 13:31:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
My farm shop is across the road from my house,and
I never lock the door when I'm in and out.The other day I came home to find a pickup at my shop
with Indiana tags,(I'm in ohio).I went in the
office,(Lights were out)didn't see anyone,went in
the shop,(lights were out)again didn't see anyone.
Sat at my desk going over bills,a couple minutes
later a man came walking out of my shop,saying
"hope you don't mind,I needed to use your restroom,guess I drank to much coffee".I couldn't
believe the nerve.That same afternoon I noticed
some trees had been cut in my woods.I asked a
neighbor if he had seen anyone in my woods,he
said "I cut those trees,they wern't any good.
Guess he needed some fire wood.I wouldn't even
consider going on someones property without
permission,maybe I'm just old fashion.Thanks for
letting me vent anyhow.

G.G. in OK    Posted 01-29-2002 at 19:46:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a good one for you....! We have been living on our farm for about 3 years now. We made our monthly trip to buy some groceries (about 30 miles away). My husband was making trip to the West side of our (woody) 30 acres to the "car graveyard", when he discovered that our neighbors (less than a year) on the south side of us had apparently burned some brush/trees, etc., on their recently cleared property, and apparently ended up catching some of our cedar trees on fire in the process. Why they decided to burn in the first place is beyond me. Most of the state was close to being in a "burn ban", and it was just to windy that day for burning. Anyways....The thing is... they never bothered to tell us what they had done! My husband and I went back to check on the smoldering trees before settling down for the night because there was a storm expected that night with some gusty winds preceding it. We discovered there were still "hotspot" in the roots, etc. of the "cedar" trees, that we had to put out with a hand pump strayer. I hate to think what would have happened if we hadn't discovered the trees burning in the first place. Needless to say, I was VERY upset with our new neighbors, and didn't get much sleep that night. Don't know if it was because of being upset, or the fact they never bothered to tell us, or if it was the storm. What were these people thinking??? I can't believe they didn't bother to at least give us a call (or at least leave a message), to inform us of what happened so we could be alert to the possibility of a flare up. THE NERVE!!!

Ludwig    Posted 01-18-2002 at 11:49:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'da had the cops out in the case of that feller in the bathroom. You don't know what he was doin in there. It'd save you alot of trouble later in case he hid his drug stash someplace in your shop.
I'd be a bit more cautious with the neighbor, but I'd definately make sure he knew I wasn't happy...

Hilltopper    Posted 01-18-2002 at 08:58:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
You better get an alarm. That idiot will be back to steal your tools. (Hilltopper-retired cop)

PCC-AL    Posted 01-17-2002 at 15:45:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
I maybe can understand the guy in your shop if he really had an emergency need. If it had been me, I would not have left until I was sure you understood the problem and excused me for intruding. It could have been dangerous under any circumstances as we all are a little leery with the drug problems in this country.
The neighbor would have understood exactly how I felt about my trees regardless of how good they may be before I said goodbye to him. You have lots of forgiveness. Good luck.

Donna    Posted 01-17-2002 at 15:01:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We are in S.W. Missouri, and the guy would have been in loads of trouble, gosh No respect at all. I can understand you being upset.

Salmoneye    Posted 01-17-2002 at 13:47:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Here in VT all you have to prove for a justifiable shooting is that the person 'threatening' you was inside your building, and that you 'feared for your life'.

The neighbor is just a putz, but that dude from Indiana is STUPID...

Ray    Posted 01-18-2002 at 15:34:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for the replys,my wife said I should be
locking the door,guess I figured with no vehicles
around who would stop and try to walk in.Guess I was wrong.

Ky Plowboy    Posted 01-20-2002 at 18:51:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Locking the door or even keeping the door closed might not be a bad idea. Its a shame though, in the country we're not supposed to have to worry 'bout those things. Bout the trees, loving trees the way I do, neighbor or not he would've had to pay for them. just 2 cents worth

M.R.    Posted 01-19-2002 at 23:05:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hindsite is a pretty good thing, been a lot of times I've taken something for granted and have been bitten [not that I'm a trespasser ;] ].

BTW - About being bitten, if you don't have a dog - this could be a fair/good arguement for one.

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