Received this one of our readers:
Neighbors, if you are having an issue with a neighbor, instead of leaving nasty anonymous notes, how about leaving a signed note? That way, everyone can work it out. If you’ve got a problem, go talk to your neighbor face to face.
Background: we had a relative visiting for the holidays with her dogs. Being dogs, they bark. We had someone take bagged dog poop from the garbage and leave it on our front porch, and a nasty anonymous letter complaining about the barking.
- Janice and Richard
(3 year Wallingford homeowners)
I know it can be painful to confront people in person, but it’s surprising how often you find out some piece of information that might change your mind about what’s going on. And it boggles my mind that someone would feel they needed to speak up enough to leave a bag of dog poop and a note, but then be such a coward that they couldn’t simply knock and express their feelings face-to-face.
So here’s a new year’s resolution for that anonymous pooper: talk to your neighbors in person if you’ve got a beef.