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Old 06-10-2012, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Gotta admit the OP sounds like a grumpy jerk. Go live in the woods or something.

I sometimes have neighborhood kids around and they come talk when I'm outside... what do I do? Well I talk to them and I am nice to them, sorry I just don't suck at life.
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:38 AM
 
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I still don't get how telling the OP to go do volunteer work has anything to do with his question of how to escape unwanted intrusion/attention?

I know I wouldn't want strangers' kids to be coming around my house uninvited, regardless of whether they were ghetto or millionaires. It's a perfectly valid concern for someone who's not a particularly social/extroverted/'community' type of person - and yes, not everyone is or is obligated to be. Just as I definitely wouldn't let or want my kid to be hanging around some random guy's yard and intruding. Privacy in your own home is something everyone is entitled to. What does it have to do with class or race or whatever?
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:45 AM
 
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Gotta admit the OP sounds like a grumpy jerk. Go live in the woods or something.

I sometimes have neighborhood kids around and they come talk when I'm outside... what do I do? Well I talk to them and I am nice to them, sorry I just don't suck at life.
I'm always nice and polite to pretty much everyone, because I just can't bring myself to be rude even if I really don't feel like talking to them. However that doesn't mean I enjoy unwanted conversation. As an introvert, I get extremely uncomfortable with random small talk or conversations with people I don't know and/or have nothing in common with. People are different.
Jeez, it's not like the OP is beating off toddlers with a baseball bat or something...
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Old 06-10-2012, 04:26 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Un-freaking-believable.
A young man that has no interest in kids at this time of his life and has no desire to become the neighborhood babysitter when he's outside and he gets all this crap?
Yeah, the kids are looking for some attention and you can feel sorry for them but that doesn't make them your responsibilty.
Be brief but firm and not nasty and don't feel obligated to answer every question...IOW, then pretty much ignore.
6/7 year old kids will get bored and decide you're no fun and should eventually go away.
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:46 AM
 
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Funny. I've accrued an enormous amount of rep points from my post.
Where is everyone?

Also gotta say "mulching" and "grilling" are...um...unusual activities for college students.
Volunteer work is not.
Give back to the community!
I repped the OP. He has every right to have privacy from bothersome children who latch onto him at every possible occasion.

He lives in a house. Why exactly should he NOT "mulch" and "grill"?

Who are you to tell him how to spend his time?
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:48 AM
 
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His concern is not being accused of something, except if you want to factor in racism and self serving comments such as "I voted for Obama"...please.
I am pretty sure that the OP is not racist, he voted for Black president. Unfortunaately for many Blacks not to be considered a racist a white person has to approve of ghettos, single mothers on welfare, cars blassting music and gold teeth.
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:58 AM
 
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Just as I definitely wouldn't let or want my kid to be hanging around some random guy's yard and intruding. Privacy in your own home is something everyone is entitled to. What does it have to do with class or race or whatever?
Nothing. Other than a fact that he lives in a black ghetto and simply based on crime stats is scared. Rightfulyy so.
Most of those kids have no families and no parents telling them what is right or wrong.
To the OP: move as soon as you can.
Kids are simply scouting for information and trying to figure out how much pushing you will take. Once this is done you'll get robbed and you can't win with the entire neighborhood.
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:07 PM
 
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Exactly, I look down on 26 year old men in college, whose parents have enough money to buy a house for him while he is in college. Why didn't he graduate at 21 or 22? I guess he's probably a community college failure! Lol.
Actually I had a two year vacation abroad from age 20-22 courtesy of my parents as well...eat that! Hence the two year delay. I'm no community college failure either, I'm dean's list and I said before I'm heading to grad school.
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:09 PM
 
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And judge others.

Spare me that the people in the neighborhood think you are "well off".

YOU are not well off! You are a student. You family is well off! Not only do they own the place that you go home to on holidays, but they own investment properties!

One of which you live in. For free!

To many Americans, that's well off! And you are judging the cars these people drive??? Their cars for gosh sakes!!!

No one says anyone needs to do volunteer work, but I think it's part of a wholesome and compassionate lifestyle.( It also looks good on grad school apps.)

Every president in the US has encouraged volunteer work - from President Obama to George HW Bush to JFK. Community Service. It's a good thing.

No one is suggesting that you invite minor children inside of your home.
We did, but that was a long time ago. We were also cautious and did not enter their homes.

No, not everyone can be a Big Brother or Big Sister you do have to pass a background check - although I'm no one terribly special, no Mother Teresa; my house mates and I all performed community service, and grew from those experiences.

Believe me, I know the type of area of which you speak. You seem to like cleaning - how about a neighborhood cleanup? Pick up the wrappers, the beer cans and cigaret buts. Use gloves.

Let the kids help! Then excuse yourself to study.

You just might feel better about yourself!

It also occurs to me that a job - like one that pays money, although you don't need it, would get you out of the hood you so greatly despise.

And another thing, did you ever think that the kids come around you when you are grilling because they are hungry?
I work as well, I take home about $40k per year even while going to school full-time, don't assume you know everything just because my parents have paid for some portions of my life.
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Old 06-10-2012, 04:13 PM
 
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Exactly, I look down on 26 year old men in college, whose parents have enough money to buy a house for him while he is in college. Why didn't he graduate at 21 or 22? I guess he's probably a community college failure! Lol.
Yeah. Make it his fault. Why do Bklacks walkways bklame somebody else for a faillure to raise or in this case supervise their own kids.
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