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Old 01-19-2012, 09:25 PM
 
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Hey. Wasn't sure where to post this so hope this fits.

SO.... We moved in 2 years ago to a really private 2 acre lot. We don't hang out with the neighbors and kind of keep to ourselves. This one neighbor who lives 2 houses down came over and asked about our broken lawn mower (sucked considering we had 2 acres of land to mow). Anyway he asked to buy the mower and I was fine with that. Then he started talking about religion and asked if I go to church, what religion am I, do I believe in Christ as our Savior, just a lot of questions about my personal beliefs. I am very private about my beliefs and when I was growing up, the one thing I was taught not to bring up to people you first meet is politics and religion, so I admit I was a little taken aback by his boldness. He invited me over for bible study at his house, which I kindly declined. He pressed on further trying to talk me into it, which made me uncomfortable, since I already said no thank you. He veered away from that, I think he noticed I was uncomfortable, on to my kids and his kids playing together, saying my kids could come over anytime. I said sure that would be nice to get together, you too, your kids can come over just call beforehand and we can set up a play date. Then he bluntly told me his wife wouldn't allow their kids over at MY house, but mine could come to THEIRS because I had a trampoline. Well they have an above ground pool right off their deck, so that's pretty dangerous too. His kids are older and mine weren't even in school at the time. The previous neighbor I had was like this, so I was kinda having deja vu at this point, and I did not want to get into another neighbor fiasco. I just remained friendly with him and blew it off, accepting the fact we would probably never have a play date.

A year went by and he came over again, this time talked to my bf and he told me the guy was the same way with him trying to get him to come to the church, talking about God, etc.

Then more time goes by, not sure how long but it was right before this past Thanksgiving, and one day as I'm doing my morning chores, blaring Norah Jones You Humble Me Lord (ironically) I get a knock on my door. I was actually crying right before he came over because this was right at the time my partner got news he might lose his job. He hadn't been getting many hours to start with and I was in the midst of getting my own career off the ground with an online college and we weren't doing well at all. Just a stressful time. That and I had a lot of family drama/issues I had been depressed about. I open the door and he's standing there in his uniform (he's a cop) with a wad of cash in one hand. He hands me the cash, I'm standing there bewildered and caught off guard, and he says, "God told me to give this to you." My first reaction is no, I can't take your money. Take it back I don't need it, that's yours, etc. He absolutely refuses and tells me, "Here's $500. Buy yourself a nice Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas. Do not tell my wife or tell your boyfriend, just say it was anonymous. God told me to give this to you. Maybe we'll see you in church this Sunday." Then he left and I'm standing there with the cash. I walk inside, set the money down as the song finishes.

You Humble Me Lord...






Now I'm not a super religious person, I do have my own beliefs and believe in God. I go to my own church, but I have to admit this guy is persistent. God bless him. My friends joked around saying, "I'm moving to your neighborhood!" and my mom warned, "Watch it, he may have ill intentions." She trusts nobody, lol. I don't know what to think honestly. What would you think? Oh and to add a bit more, right on Christmas, our heater broke. Isn't that ironic? Don't ya think?
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:28 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Give him my address !!

Seriously - I would not take it, and I would think - God or not, he is a weirdo!
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:32 PM
 
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I guess the question here would be:
a) If you don't show up for church will he throw that in your face?
b) If you don't show up for church will he give you another $500?
Either way he's black mailing you to going to his church. Why I don't practice organized religion.
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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500 bucks is 500 bucks, you're way lucky
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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God is the new sugardaddy...!!
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:39 PM
 
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If I were you, I would give the money back and buy a gun. good luck
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:41 PM
 
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If I were you, I would give the money back and buy a gun. good luck
Use the money to buy the gun.................oh the irony.
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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How about putting a picture of Marilyn Manson on your door?
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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Originally Posted by kiwifruit2 View Post
Hey. Wasn't sure where to post this so hope this fits.

SO.... We moved in 2 years ago to a really private 2 acre lot. We don't hang out with the neighbors and kind of keep to ourselves. This one neighbor who lives 2 houses down came over and asked about our broken lawn mower (sucked considering we had 2 acres of land to mow). Anyway he asked to buy the mower and I was fine with that. Then he started talking about religion and asked if I go to church, what religion am I, do I believe in Christ as our Savior, just a lot of questions about my personal beliefs. I am very private about my beliefs and when I was growing up, the one thing I was taught not to bring up to people you first meet is politics and religion, so I admit I was a little taken aback by his boldness. He invited me over for bible study at his house, which I kindly declined. He pressed on further trying to talk me into it, which made me uncomfortable, since I already said no thank you. He veered away from that, I think he noticed I was uncomfortable, on to my kids and his kids playing together, saying my kids could come over anytime. I said sure that would be nice to get together, you too, your kids can come over just call beforehand and we can set up a play date. Then he bluntly told me his wife wouldn't allow their kids over at MY house, but mine could come to THEIRS because I had a trampoline. Well they have an above ground pool right off their deck, so that's pretty dangerous too. His kids are older and mine weren't even in school at the time. The previous neighbor I had was like this, so I was kinda having deja vu at this point, and I did not want to get into another neighbor fiasco. I just remained friendly with him and blew it off, accepting the fact we would probably never have a play date.

A year went by and he came over again, this time talked to my bf and he told me the guy was the same way with him trying to get him to come to the church, talking about God, etc.

Then more time goes by, not sure how long but it was right before this past Thanksgiving, and one day as I'm doing my morning chores, blaring Norah Jones You Humble Me Lord (ironically) I get a knock on my door. I was actually crying right before he came over because this was right at the time my partner got news he might lose his job. He hadn't been getting many hours to start with and I was in the midst of getting my own career off the ground with an online college and we weren't doing well at all. Just a stressful time. That and I had a lot of family drama/issues I had been depressed about. I open the door and he's standing there in his uniform (he's a cop) with a wad of cash in one hand. He hands me the cash, I'm standing there bewildered and caught off guard, and he says, "God told me to give this to you." My first reaction is no, I can't take your money. Take it back I don't need it, that's yours, etc. He absolutely refuses and tells me, "Here's $500. Buy yourself a nice Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas. Do not tell my wife or tell your boyfriend, just say it was anonymous. God told me to give this to you. Maybe we'll see you in church this Sunday." Then he left and I'm standing there with the cash. I walk inside, set the money down as the song finishes.

You Humble Me Lord...






Now I'm not a super religious person, I do have my own beliefs and believe in God. I go to my own church, but I have to admit this guy is persistent. God bless him. My friends joked around saying, "I'm moving to your neighborhood!" and my mom warned, "Watch it, he may have ill intentions." She trusts nobody, lol. I don't know what to think honestly. What would you think? Oh and to add a bit more, right on Christmas, our heater broke. Isn't that ironic? Don't ya think?
Could be a random act of kindness. Nothing to worry about. I paid a woman's rent a couple months back. I'm sure she thinks I'm insane, but I've forgotten about her until now, but I'm sure she will always remember me.

However, he may be trying to sign you up for his church.
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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Mods, move this to the R&P forum?
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