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Old 09-09-2016, 06:44 PM
 
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When I read your thread title I thought it was going to be a post about what an exceptional neighbor you have.

 
Old 09-09-2016, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod/Green Valley AZ
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Some years ago my wife and I lived in Orange Country NY, on a pretty large parcel of land (all our neighbors had pretty large lots). A wind storm came up and a tree fell on my neighbors house. The next morning after the storm I brought my chain saw over to his house, another two neighbors showed up and we managed to remove the offending tree in short order.

That's what neighbors do.

Rich
 
Old 09-09-2016, 06:52 PM
 
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My word, I would be so happy if a neighbor did that.
 
Old 09-09-2016, 07:00 PM
 
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Are you serious? You're mad because you have a good neighbor who was helping you clean up after a storm? I'd be super happy.
 
Old 09-09-2016, 07:16 PM
 
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I am a bit taken aback by your ungrateful attitude. Seriously.

I'd have been over to thank him with a plate of homemade cookies asap.

That is the norm up North. We help, they help....

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Old 09-09-2016, 07:55 PM
 
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Glad i don't have any neighbors like you. God forbid someone does something for you out of kindness.
 
Old 09-09-2016, 08:04 PM
 
Location: southwest TN
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I moved to SW TN from Staten Island. You're right, NYers wouldn't even think of helping out a neighbor. But you're not in Queens anymore. You're in the south.

We've had 3 tornadoes hit our area since we moved - and each time, those affected had more immediate assistance than they could use - not just water and food, but backhoes, tractors, and strong backs and arms to help.
 
Old 09-09-2016, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I'm a native New Yorker
I could tell immediately from reading your first post. I could spot the "northeast" a mile away. (I'm from NJ)

People from the northeast (particularly NY/NJ/PA) are unbelievably paranoid about lawsuits.

Relax. Thank your neighbor.
 
Old 09-09-2016, 08:57 PM
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Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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Originally Posted by RichCapeCod View Post
Some years ago my wife and I lived in Orange Country NY, on a pretty large parcel of land (all our neighbors had pretty large lots). A wind storm came up and a tree fell on my neighbors house. The next morning after the storm I brought my chain saw over to his house, another two neighbors showed up and we managed to remove the offending tree in short order.

That's what neighbors do.

Rich
Yes, that's exactly what neighbors do. That's why greeting someone with the words "hi, neighbor" is such a friendly thing to do.
 
Old 09-09-2016, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Okay, maybe I should be appreciative instead of annoyed, lol! I'm a native New Yorker; I was born and raised in Queens and lived in New York for more than four decades. This sort of thing wouldn't happen in New York! So since I'm currently living in NC, I'll have to adjust my way of thinking. I'll be sure my husband has a friendly chat with our neighbor, although I don't necessarily feel like we owe him a gift.


You can always take the girl outta Queens; but you can't take the Queens outta the girl!

Reminds me of the transplants I'd have to deal with when they came to the ATL- long story short- I can't remember how many times I said "you're not in " "; and we don't do it that way here.

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