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I just heard my neighbors comment that our new patio looks terrible.....update #70

post #1 of 97
Thread Starter 
should I let them know I overheard?

Dh has been working for days laying brick, he reused some of the old brick and the new brick is a wee bit smaller...so it's not perfect but it's far from terrible. Dh just went to pick something up and they walked threw our backyard, I'm sitting inside and could hear them clearly. I went out and was going to say "hey who's that back hear saying how terrible things look, oh it's you guys" but they'd already gone out the other side.

I know they'll be back, should I keep the peace or put him(it was the H doin' the talking) on the spot?
post #2 of 97
I would put them on the spot, because I love to make mean people feel uncomfortable :

Plus they were trespassing. Karma.
post #3 of 97
I'm a bad mood. I probably would have said something I'd regret later like "If you want to talk s*** about my patio do it in your own d*** yard!"

I don't recommend that.
post #4 of 97
Put ppl on the spot.

It's more fun.
post #5 of 97
nak
personally i'm conflict phobic and wouldn't say a damn thing but i'd wish that i could put them on the spot...that's rude! Any chance they were saying it (loudly) as a joke?
post #6 of 97
personally, i would really want to say something, chicken out, and then seethe about it later.
post #7 of 97
Thread Starter 
well, I'm pmsing, have a bottle of wine w/ my name written all over it, and the night is young

He wasn't talking loud, our windows are paper thin (90 years old) and he's just in general a jealous ua violation.

Just an example, he thinks he better than dh cause he has a masters degree but can't stand it that dh makes twice as much as he does. Dh is a blue collar worker (firefighter).
post #8 of 97
eh..I'd just let it go. Who cares what the neighbour thinks of your patio.
post #9 of 97
Man, I'm cranky too! What's going on with everyone? I'd go out back when they're out there and say to DH "So and so sure have let their backyard go to the crapper, huh?"
post #10 of 97
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Originally Posted by Emzachsmama View Post
eh..I'd just let it go. Who cares what the neighbour thinks of your patio.

I don't care what he thinks of the patio, it's that he had the audacity to talk shit about the job that dh worked so hard on.....later he'll be over to drink beer on said patio and blow smoke up dhs ass.
post #11 of 97
i would buy some pink flamingos... and put them where the neighbors could see them *everyday*
post #12 of 97
Well, then I'm glad they can see it.

at the pink flamingos!!
post #13 of 97
Sounds like he's just jealous of a fabulous patio and needs to make himself feel better for being inadequate.

Maybe when you see neighbor and are chatting, keep asking him "Don't you think dh did a great job? We know the bricks aren't quite the same size, but it just came out so great regardless, don't you think? Oh wait-what was I thinking? You said you didn't like it when you were back here the other day and thought we weren't home. Sorry."
post #14 of 97
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Originally Posted by CaraNicole View Post
i would buy some pink flamingos... and put them where the neighbors could see them *everyday*
AMEN!
post #15 of 97
Maybe you can go back there and start talking REALLY LOUDLY to DH while he's working about how terrible the neighbors looked when you saw them outside checking out your patio!
post #16 of 97
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Originally Posted by ThreeBeans View Post
I would put them on the spot, because I love to make mean people feel uncomfortable :
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post #17 of 97
I'd be mad, but wouldn't do anything now, as I wouldn't want dh to find out/hear what was said.

It must be the day for "little comments". DD told me that "Hannah said that her dad thinks *real school* is better than homeschooling because you can make friends at *real school*". You'd better believe that if I ever see Hannah's dad, I'll be putting him on the spot. "oh- we're doing great, spending lots of time with our FRIENDS, can you believe some people don't think homeschooled kids have friends?": (for the sake of clarity for that story, today was dd's last day of *real school* as we are going to be homeschooling )
post #18 of 97
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Originally Posted by zo's ma View Post
I don't care what he thinks of the patio, it's that he had the audacity to talk shit about the job that dh worked so hard on.....later he'll be over to drink beer on said patio and blow smoke up dhs ass.
Ah, with this kind of background (including his superiority complex) I can understand your annoyance. I don't know that I'd call him out on his comments but I'd have a hard time not holding a grudge.
post #19 of 97
ohhh POOP what they think. are you all happy with it? that's all that matters.
post #20 of 97
i'm going to need to see pictures of this porch. :
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