We Got New Neighbors...

Sunday, July 23, 2006 | 0 Comments

too bad they are hillbillies*. They have had a couch and two refrigerators sitting out on the front lawn for a couple of weeks. They seem to have bought out a couple firework stands of every last Black Cat they had. And they use their car horn as a babysitter for their youngest.

On the upside, they have a boy that is JD's age and once you get him away from his family, he seems to be pretty decent.

* I had originally described them as "white trash" but after reading Elizabeth's comment I decided that they weren't THAT bad!


Elizabeth said...

I bet a lot of them, once you get them outside the white-trash culture, aren't bad. Well. I hope not.

My mom used to forbid us to use the word "white trash" because the KKK invented it. She said it was almost as bad as using the n-word because it was condoning the whole vocabulary. Now though it seems a lot of people are proud of being white trash.

Do you think your neighbours know this and are proud of it?

"AG" said...

Ugh I hate white trash neighbors. I have some, too. I'm glad the kid will have a chance to hang with JD and have that good influence.

Sylvana said...

Elizabeth, I did not know that about that term. Perhaps then "white trash" is too harsh for them, yeah, I don't think that I could ever imagne them on Jerry Springer - "hillbilly" might be more appropriate. I come from a "hillbilly" area and I think that they would fit in there. And to answer your question, I don't think so, but the guys that live behind us might.

AG, yeah, I have JD trained well. He will be very unpopular at times with his friends in his junior and senior year because he will be the voice of reason.

Shamus O'Drunkahan said...

Can you explain the car horn babysitter thing?

Is it that the kid wanders into traffic, or have they attached a horn to the kid that goes off every few minutes like a locator beacon?

Sylvana said...

Shamus, that kid has been honking the horn of their car all day every weekend while they sit on the couch in the front yard and drink beer.
I keep hoping that their battery dies.

OldRoses said...

Whoa! Your hillbillies have my neighbors beat. My neighbors use their car horn as a doorbell. Their yard is completely fenced so when they want to pull their car(s) into their driveway, they honk the horn for someone to come out of the house and open the gate. It's really annoying, especially late at night or early in the morning but not nearly as annoying as a kid honking a horn endlessly. Don't you have noise ordinances in your town? You could alert the town, they would come over and measure the level of the noise and then fine them.

sands of time said...

Okay ive watched enough Jerry Springer shows to get the picture of what they must be like.


Sylvana said...

OldRoses, I am waiting for them to settle in and have a chance to figure out the way we do things here first. If that doesn't work I might just have to call the police.
The house in front of us and the house behind us are both divided into apartments and both tend to fill up with these kinds of individuals. And we have had the kind that announce their arrival by honking the horn or using the horn as a door bell- even at 2am.

PinkLady, Jerry Springer certainly has on the dregs of society, doesn't he?