Ok, now I feel really bad. I became the bad guy for a moment and did a huge injustice to my fellow black man. Well, how did you do that, DC? You don't have to twist my arm to tell it.(deep sigh)
ok...maybe a month and a half ago I was dealing with a next door neighbor's kid that was throwing water ballons over in our yard when the dogs were outside, riding her little scooter through our grass and coming into our gated yard without permission. And if that wasn't enough, her mother, with whom we never even exchanged names, was often leaving her bedroom window open...which of course opened into our driveway. Apparently she was a loud moaner, because everyone in our home heard her getting "done" on more than a few occasions.
She left suddenly and a new neighbor moved in. They knew each other and the transition took less than a week. This time, it was a guy with his girlfriend and her 4 yr old son. I was like "oh boy, here we go again". He moved in with pimped out vehicles(like in the tv show), braids and a lot of friends that rolled up on motorcycles and other pimped out cars whilst pumping loud sounds at night.
Soon though, the cars stopped coming over and the music hardly ever got loud. We spoke and exchanged names. In reality, this dude has been an extremely good neighbor. I needed a jack and 4-way for my tire one day. He was right there, even offered to help me to the work. He closed my gate when I left it open one day. He is very polite and kind to my family and is genuinely a cool dude. I haven't ever experienced the over the fence/talk neighbor before. It's pretty nice.
I misjudged him because of his looks and what he drives.
I'm guilty. I didn't know that I had a prejudiced bone in my body until now. Who knew? I hope this true story prevents you from doing the same to someone else.
This has been my Public Service Announcement.