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Response to freeplessinseattle (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 08:23 AM

6. Pay attention, learn, and present an unexpected gift.

 

When I was in 4th grade, there were three bullies (led by one named Scott) who had been torturing me for three years. My dad suggested that I invite him to my birthday party. The first thing he asked when he got there was "Where are your dad's Playboys?" The party was totally ruined with him there. The next Monday, I was his best friend in the world.

We've got neighbors who don't relate to our "farmer" approach to our yard. I took them about a pound and a half of asparagus (we got WAY too much this year) and suddenly all is well.

If that approach doesn't work, give up. Some people can't be cured. I loaned another neighbor who doesn't like us my new lawnmower when his wouldn't start. He used it, but it didn't seem to matter. At least he refilled the gas tank.

Most of the neighbors like us, including the only black family and the only Asian family, and two wheel-chair bound individuals in the general vicinity. We reach out to everyone. Not everyone reaches back.

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