I had another "incident" happen to me on Thursday. I sent out the following email to the book club members as we all live on the same subdivision.
"Just when you think you have seen it all something else happens. I came home today and wasn't sure if the garbage men hadn't been to our house. As I put my garbage out inside of my garbage bin, I had to lift the lid to see if they had been or not. Imagine my surprise when I lifted the lid, to find two presents there of bagged dog poop.
Now as I seem to live in a permanent brain fog, I had to think about this for a few seconds, as to when I had gotten a dog. I then realized we don't have a dog and someone had put them in there.
I am not mad or anything, more astonished that some person (s) would have the audacity to do this. I should thank them though, as it made me think for a few seconds, and bring me out of my daze."
A knock came to the door a while later and it was my neighbour. His wife is a member of the book club and he was the culprit. I probably wouldn't have noticed the dog poop if he had put it inside of the bag in the bin, but he put it on the top.
Their garbage is picked up first thing, and mine not until later in the morning. This dog poop had been left in the bottom of his bin, so he knew ours hadn't been picked up and popped it into our bin. They had the same situation in their last home and did the same things with their neighbours.
I felt bad "complaining" and her having sent her husband over, but at the same time I personally don't think it is a thing you should do. I played up on the fact to them that I was more concerned I was losing it and had thought I had got a dog and forgotten about it.
The dog situation is a big bone of contention on this subdivison. As it is mainly retired folk who live here; we have a lot of dogs, especially small white ones!! For folk who don't have dogs, dogs peeing and pooping on your grass is not a good thing. The majority of the people do pick up after there dogs, but some don't.
For the people with dogs, they don't see the harm in letting the dogs walk on your front grass and peeing. We have no sidewalks/footpaths.
After the winter melt, it seems there are a lot of "presents" all over the place. So in the next newsletter this issue will be brought up AGAIN!!
I am waiting for the condo board to tell me to take down my no dog signs (see this post) as no signage is allowed. So far they haven't sent anyone over. It will be interesting to see which board member draws the short straw and has to have the discussion with me!!!
If I sound a bit cranky with this situation you are right, there are a number of little things that are annoying me. I just hope I can get over it as I don't plan on moving any time soon, as I LOVE our house.
P.S. I love dogs, honestly I do. I am still pining for our Molly, but this is not the right area for owning a dog........but what do I know?
P.P.S. Just read this post and had a good cry.