Here’s a little back story of thy neighbour. At one time, when they moved in to our neighbourhood not too long ago, their car was jacked from their house in the wee hours of the night. What enslued after was unexpected, because I heard they blamed us for our sturdily built garbage can holder made of brick outside our house, which they suspect aided the thief to steal their vehicle. (-_-)
Then on a previous festival day, thy neighbour wanted to party with their friends which we’re cool with it. However, because thy neighbour needed to extend their property onto the road like the big fiestas and thy neighbour’s fortress is located beside ours, naturally the traffic flow in front of our quarters was affected as well – which we understood.
But we had no phreaking idea thy neighbour was to allow their kin to park their chariots so near their blasted tent as though they owned the stretch of the road. (-_-)!
Thy neighbour couldn’t be that bad…right?
After that, my side had a talk with thy neighbour to express our concerns of such arrangement. Though I wasn’t present at those times, I heard discussions somewhat broke down and soon became drama, as if the gangs of east side and west side weren’t happy of neither crossing their borders boundaries.
And becase I’ve not directly faced thy neighbour since they moved in, I had always given them the benefit of the doubt…until the siesta happened this year again.
Thy neighbour couldn’t be that bad…right? right?
So I decided to walk over and have a talk with thy neighbour about what I observed previously with their kins chariots. And boy, I had never thought for someone you met for the first time, impressions of them could drop so low, as if they only saw you as the enemy.
All I wanted to do was talk to thy neighbour and share my past observation as well as concern. Plus, because I’ve not met thy neighbour in person, I was hopeful they’d at least be friendly to hear me out.
But all thy neighbour felt was the scorn of my presence when they came out to meet me. So much so, thy neigbour interrupted me in the middle of my expression and just went “so…what is the point you’re trying to tell me?” (-_-)!!
So I jumped to the part of the chariots and all thy neighbour said back was “excuse me, it’s chinese new year…be reasoanble…if my friends wish to park their cars there, why can’t they…they’re not blocking your entrance right?!” (-_-)!!!
If you were with me at the time, you would see the eyes of thy neighbour who only had frustration and chaos awaiting to be unleashed from the fiery hell.
It was no longer a talk nor discussion with thy neighbour, but a debate only wanting to be won. And though it wasn’t enough for thy neighbour to throw their statements, the next remark directed to me was one which aggravated me a little but still appauling.
“Young man…don’t be unreasonable…” (-_-)!!!!!!!!
However, calmly taking the earful, I only responded back by saying “so if there were cars blocking, could you tell them to move?”
Though thy neighbour agreed, it was with a body language so hostile it only could have been screaming “fuck off”.
So I walked away after that with my own pent up disappointment and slight anger. It is Chinese New Year after all, you don’t need to spoil it for me either. And as my mind calmed, I thought about a lesson learned from this.
Regardless of who they are, if you are meeting them for the first time, you will want to maintain a friendly demeanour.
Otherwise, karma is going to be a bitch.