Pssst….your laziness is showing…

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I’ll never write a post about terrible taste.  I think it’s just rude – who’s to decide what looks good and what doesn’t?  BUT…when it comes to being lazy – that’s another story.  Lazy people are fair game…

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For example – if you’re going to use the solar lights that you plunk in the ground, please make sure they’re straight.  How hard is it – just stick them in the ground STRAIGHT.  I can’t tell you how many times I walk around the neighborhood and see them completely cock-eyed.

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This home, in particular, drives me insane.  At first I thought about sneaking over one night and doing a good deed by straightening the lights for them  But now when we walk the dog, my family actually looks forward to walking by this home just in hopes of seeing the homeowner walk down the pathway, stepping OVER the lights (yes, we’ve seen them do this several times).  It’s taken them more effort to step OVER the lights over the past year, than it would’ve just to bend down ONCE and straighten the light.  Should some of you Kinder Souls think ‘give them a break – they may have arthritic backs…’ my answer would be NO – they’re in their 30’s and are healthy as a horse!

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The beauty of these?  Look at the progression…the first photo was taken about 8 months ago.  Now, it’s even worse! Someone actually ‘kicked’ one of the lights INTO the path…and STILL left it there!

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And lest you think I’m picking on these people for the occasional lapse in tidiness…you’ll notice this photo was taken 4 MONTHS LATER – it’s now Christmas time!  Notice they’ve bothered to put in little candy-canes along their walkway while ignoring the kicked over lights!!



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Okay – one more….this was taken a full year after the above Christmas photo and it seems that in between holidays they hang laundry on the poor Japanese Maple.

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Let me tell you…this house provides so much entertainment for me on my daily walks!



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Here’s another personal favorite of mine. When using black plastic as a weed barrier, please cover it up!   Again – C’MON people!!  A little bit – okay.   BUT THIS???

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One more (for now).  I love it when people actually PAY to have their yard landscaped, but then leave the black irrigation tubing exposed.  Again, Kinder Souls, lest you think  ‘Jeez Rebecca…they’re obviously not finished yet’….you’d be wrong.  It’s looked this way for the past 3 years now.  WHAT are they thinking….

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  • Ha ha ha! Wait a minute – that last planting has WAY more problems than just the exposed tubing if it hasn’t grown in in 3 YEARS!!! Yikes!

    I totally agree with you – bad, lazy gardening gets me every time. I get all loud and huffy. In front of the yard in question! my husband gets embarrassed, but I can’t hold back. It takes all my self control to not ring the doorbell and read the riot act to the unsuspecting lazy gardening offender.
    You are Sweet, Rebecca – but I am VERY glad you have this sassy side as well! My kind of garden pal!

  • I think the soloution is all pretty simple to this sort of behavoir. Alcatraz should be repoend and just pack them all away into it. Yep thats right just pack em in, the whole lazy lot of them yes I said it thats what I would do pack em away. So there and I dont care if they are 30 have small kids etc they should have thought of that before they took responisbility for those lights. There I said it and whats more I would bring back keel hauling for people who throw gum on the streets, there now I have said that too! I’m a little better now!! Thanks good night! If I feel I want to say more I will be back. So I will!!

    • LOL, Patrick. Man – you guys are TOUGH over there in Ireland! We could use some of you over here – a good old fashioned Irish ass-kicking might help these folks!!

  • I’m so sorry, Michelle….I do remember a few of the gas cans…hey – maybe Gary Ratway and Mike Lucas can make a really cool sculpture out of them similar to their ‘Renewal’ garden??

    I guess I also forgot to mention that my neighbor up the street has a giant gun rack display case that he’s had sitting along the street with a ‘free’ sign on it for about 3 weeks now. That probably makes you feel a bit better, doesn’t it??? That’s really great when you’ve got new clients coming over…

  • You haven’t seen lazy until you’ve seen my neighbor’s house.
    Oh , wait, maybe you have.
    Do you member the oil changing cans, the rusted gas can the the baby seat in the driveway thru the tall weeds growing out of the cracks in the driveway ?
    They’ve been there decomposing in the same spot for at least 3 to 4 years.
    In my neighbor’s case , it is definitely a case of dumb couch potato head based laziness.
    He can adjust his tv antenna but to mow his dried up patch of weeds or remove the garbage from in front of his house is just too physically taxing.
    I’d take the broken solar lights lying in the pathway any day of the week instead of what’s on the other side of my hedge.

  • Ha ha! I love it. The lights in the driveway are the best. Especially since the lawn looks so perfectly maintained! I guess they can spray 2-4D for the dandilions, but there isn’t a spray yet for fallen over lights.

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