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Stealing Geranium Petals

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I live in a townhouse in a condo complex.  We have a little 4' X 8' patio that I feebly decorate with a potted geranium every year.

Just now my son asked me, "What the hell is this woman doing on our patio?"

Lo and behold it was my neighbor picking flower petals off of my plant.   Before I could get to the door she scurried away.

My conundrum is this...should I go knock on her door and ask for my geranium petals back or lend her a few bucks for packaged potpourri from the store?

One of the oddest things I've ever seen.  At any rate, it's provided us with some laughs.

 

Entry #119

Comments

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truecriticComment by truecritic - September 21, 2007, 8:53 pm
That's what you get for moving out of your nice van by the river!   LOL

One year, I looked out the front window and there is a woman and a couple of kids in the front yard. I can't quite figure out what they were doing - so I opened the front door and asked "what are you doing?"

Startled her.   She was picking up pine cones to decorate. She said she was so embarassed and I have never seen her again. I told her she could have all she wanted - basically, if she doesn't pick them up, I have to. But she never came around again. Don't know what street she lives on but somewhere in the neighborhood.
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emilygComment by emilyg - September 21, 2007, 11:47 pm
Buy her a geranium - be sure to take it over in person.
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truecriticComment by truecritic - September 22, 2007, 3:22 am
Emily's idea is great, only buy the new one for yourself and give her the one where she plucked all the leaves.
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Rick GComment by Rick G - September 22, 2007, 10:41 am
HA! I like your ideas. I may just do that.
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justxploringComment by justxploring - September 22, 2007, 1:28 pm
OMG! Funny that I was on the blogs because I was going to start one about my neighbors! My next door neighbors are always taking my limes and mangos, which is okay with me, since it cleans up the yard. Limes are only a dime at Publix, so it's not the same as a potted plant. That's not my problem today, so instead of taking up your personal space, I should write my own blog entry I guess.

I do think what that woman is doing is very strange and, if it's on your property, it's stealing, although I've never seen a similar case make it to the Supreme Court. :-)   My other neighbor thought I might be taking tomatoes and I told him it was probably raccoons. I would never take anything from a person's garden without asking first. (Actually, I probably wouldn't ask.)
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justxploringComment by justxploring - September 22, 2007, 2:17 pm
By the way, EmilyG had a great idea, but I like what True Critic wrote too. If she's single, go over with a plant and a bottle of vodka. You never know what this might blossom into. LOL
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Rick GComment by Rick G - September 24, 2007, 3:36 pm
Nancy....just caught your response. HA! Yeah...But I'd need the vodka and I'd have to give her the bag it came in to put over her head...lol
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MADDOG10Comment by MADDOG10 - September 25, 2007, 9:09 pm
Lets see if we can calculate the odds of this Rick..!    hmmm- 4/5 she's your neighbor, 6/5 she is probably a herbalist, and 3/1 you'll bring her a plant...!     $5.00 to win on number three (3).

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