Well, I’m home alone today.
Chris was supposed to have today off, but one of his co-workers has some dental problems – as in she needs to get a tooth pulled today – so Chris got called into work. Which of course means our plans for the day have changed drastically.
I’ll make do I’m sure.
Before Chris left work he was out in the garden, enjoying a cup of coffee, and our elderly neighbor pulled out her lawnmower to cut the grass. She pretty stubborn about getting her grass cut and often looks at our house as she pulls it out because she’s literally waiting for Chris or I to come out and do it for her.
You know, Sofie, she’s the one that I call my stalker because she stares at me while I’m at my computer from her dining room window, and follows me around the garden when I’m outside. She’s also pretty tricky … as in she’ll cut her lawn or preferably have us do it on a Thursday or Friday, but her kids come to visit each day of the weekend.
We’ve asked her many times why her kids don’t cut her lawn and it seems she doesn’t want to bother them about it. I can understand that to some extent, but when it comes to bother the neighbors, sometimes several times a day she has no qualms? No I don’t get that.
So they visit and don’t do any work. Yet all week we do things for her like get groceries, fix her clocks when the power goes out, cut the lawn and several other things. She’s always knocking on our door or peering in our windows. Scares me half to death when she just appears in one of our windows too.
I think it’s high time her kids start doing some of the stuff her kids should be doing. We aren’t even related to this lady and we do more for her than her kids do!
I hate being upset with a little old lady, but she is manipulative.
We’ve told her outright many times that we can’t drop everything to run to her house to cut her grass or do whatever it is that she wants, and we’ve told her kids about what’s going on too. The kids don’t do anything, and she just pretends to not understand when we tell her we’re busy or we can’t do something for her for a few hours. Like today, Chris did tell her that he’d cut her lawn when he got home from work but she wouldn’t wait.
Two weeks ago a friend came over for a visit that we hadn’t seen for a while. We’d invited him over for a nice dinner. Sophie came over and knocked on our windows, not door, at least five times while we had our guest over. Insisting that I come over to her house to fix something when I was right in middle of preparing dinner, and again when we were actually just sitting down to eat dinner.
Short of closing our curtains, not going out into my lovely garden, and not answering the phone when she calls I don’t know what to do about this little old lady anymore.