Being Part of Neighborhood

Real Estate Agent with Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA VA License # 0225089470

Being Part of  Neighborhood

While finishing a late lunch yesterday, my door bell rang.  I could not get there as fast as I wanted, but I'm sure the cat that was sitting in front of the storm door peering out did.  What I walked up to see was two young boys on my sidewalk, pointing to a snake on my porch.

Our own internal optimism or pessimisim color everything in our world.  When I saw this snake, and the boys on my sidewalk, I immediately thought, "Oh, isn't that nice.  These boys are warning me about a snake."

Not so much.  The young boy in the cast had thrown the fake snake on my porch to scare me, but the cast on his leg didn't make for a quick getaway.  Meanwhile, the older boy, was there to tattle on him and warn me that it wasn't real.

I know these kids.  Mom of the young one was embarassed and apologized.  No apology necessary.  Being part of the neighborhood is priceless.  You get to be part of the hijinx on days like yesterday.  A welcome diversion from anything else going on in the world if you ask me.  

Comments (6)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

you have a high tolerance!!!!   or that's my age showing!!!

Nov 08, 2020 12:47 PM
Chris Ann Cleland

It depends on the offense.  Swinging from mailbox or riding ruts in my grass...lower tolerance.

Nov 08, 2020 01:11 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Chris Ann Cleland I laughed hard when I saw this on FB. Too funny.  My brothers used to do this kind of stuff when they were that age....little brats!!  The little guy with the cast....trying to make his get-a-way.....LOL.  Glad it made you smile!  It would me too!

Nov 08, 2020 01:09 PM
Chris Ann Cleland

He got upset when I called him by his dad's name too?  He was insulted.  I swear, he is his dad's mini-me though.  

Nov 08, 2020 01:12 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I have to love your attitude with this episode of youth 👍

Happy Sunday Chris Ann Cleland 

Nov 08, 2020 01:58 PM
Chris Ann Cleland

We had a nice little chat when I stepped out and asked them why they would want to give an old lady a heart attack.  

Nov 08, 2020 02:40 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Chris Ann- that's so funny and cute!!!!   When they tease you like that, you know they like you!

Nov 08, 2020 03:01 PM
Chris Ann Cleland

That's what one of my friends said when I shared it on Facebook.

Nov 08, 2020 03:34 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Chris Ann - maintaining a good sense of humor is a necessary part of being a fun neighbor.  Nobody needs a Mrs. Kravitz peering through her draperies keeping tabs on any possible shenanigans in the neighborhood.  

Nov 08, 2020 03:56 PM
Chris Ann Cleland

The kids in the neighborhood have not always been up to such innocent pranks.  Been a long time since we've had a bad influence around here though.

Nov 09, 2020 06:18 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good evening Chris Ann Cleland - that snake would have driven my wife crazy.

Nov 08, 2020 05:30 PM
Chris Ann Cleland

The fact that it wasn't moving, as someone who has seen them slither through my yard, was a dead giveaway.

Nov 09, 2020 06:18 AM