Karens on bikes

sc00ter

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Region
USA
City
Norfolk, VA
I was on my roof fixing a shingle and the gas meter reader went 'round back to read the meter. I spooked him good when I leaned over to say HI! He said he never looks up when reading meters. We both got a good laugh at that one!
 

rayray

Active Member
Region
USA
I was on my roof fixing a shingle and the gas meter reader went 'round back to read the meter. I spooked him good when I leaned over to say HI! He said he never looks up when reading meters. We both got a good laugh at that one!
Heck, I don’t get on roofs anymore. I never know when Vertigo is going to occur. About a month ago, i couldn’t even ride my bike for about a week, let alone stand up without hanging on to something.

But, back to the intruder topic…Our mailboxes (12 homes) are outside the gate. We’ve discovered that USPS now allows them to be placed inside, due to theft and vandalism issues (Ironically, I’ve literally mailed ONE check in the 3 years I’ve been here, and that was the day someone broke into the outbound box). So, we’ve been asked if the boxes can be located next to our driveway, the most convenient location where they can’t be seen from outside the gate, and we agreed to it. It kinda feels like we’re giving up some privacy, with every neighbor looking down the side of the house to our back yard every day, but we won’t be doing anything they can’t see. We’ll just have to wave more often. 👋
 

Stefan Mikes

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Region
Europe
City
Brwinów (PL)
'There can be a war all over the world
Only let the Polish countryside be quaint
Only let the Polish countryside be calm'.
/Stanisław Wyspiański/

I just want to say I'm surprised how low crime our country presently is, compared...
 
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Stefan Mikes

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Region
Europe
City
Brwinów (PL)
I envision you pointing your finger west
First years after turning from the communist system to the market driven economy and democracy were indeed hard if we talk the crime level in Poland. The situation was gradually improving, and joining the EU made the country really peaceful. At least this is what I can see.

(The words of Wyspiański come from his drama "The Wedding", and these present the narrow-minded, egoistic and isolationist view of the drama hero who said it).
 
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Cowlitz

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Just thinking....In some areas, and where I grew up, we had House Water and Irrigation Water. House water was municipal, treated and ready to drink. Irrigation water came from The River or Creek and got to our area via an open ditch. It was not treated. There were usually house water spigots on the outside walls of houses. The irrigation spigots were stand alone pipes. We kids were well versed on which was which and my parents also drummed into us that house water was the expensive water, so don't be spraying it around for fun.

That might explain her fixation on inside water.
 

Tars Tarkas

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Just thinking....In some areas, and where I grew up, we had House Water and Irrigation Water. House water was municipal, treated and ready to drink. Irrigation water came from The River or Creek and got to our area via an open ditch. It was not treated. There were usually house water spigots on the outside walls of houses. The irrigation spigots were stand alone pipes. We kids were well versed on which was which and my parents also drummed into us that house water was the expensive water, so don't be spraying it around for fun.

That might explain her fixation on inside water.
Yeah, it might but that seems pretty unlikely. I'm going with the staking out the house theory. Having the kid along on a criminal venture is child abuse, as is letting it get dehydrated, which it probably wasn't, but the kid is pretty good insurance against getting shot. I'll bet there was a guy in the car just waiting for the all clear to pull in and start loading up.

TT
 

Cowlitz

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Yeah, it might but that seems pretty unlikely. I'm going with the staking out the house theory. Having the kid along on a criminal venture is child abuse, as is letting it get dehydrated, which it probably wasn't, but the kid is pretty good insurance against getting shot. I'll bet there was a guy in the car just waiting for the all clear to pull in and start loading up.

TT
Seems a bit odd for that part of the county. My part, no. Mr. Coffee lives in a more prosperous part where many have relocated from Seattle for an idyllic life in a mountain town. I suspect it was a pushy mom-- not a local, who has no manners. Also, a lot of people seem to think that No Trespassing is for everyone else.

I went Christmas shopping in that part of the county last year to support their commitment to Covid precautions. My part of the world has the opposite population type along with a much lower income and less urban escapists--which is not always bad.
 

Mr. Coffee

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Region
USA
City
A Demented Corner of the North Cascades
I very much doubt this person was staking out the house, and when I saw her car earlier it was unlikely (from all of the stuff strewn all over the backseat) that there were more than two people in the car.
Sometimes looky-loos and actual criminals do cruise this neighborhood and snoop in houses, but their MO is quite different and they wouldn't even approach the house if they thought it occupied (e.g. my rig is parked outside or they hear the dogs barking). Most of the burglary and property theft here is focused on vacation homes. Although during the cold winter months a lot of people leave their cars running when they go to the grocery store, so more than a few cars get stolen from the grocery store parking lot.
 

CodyDog

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Region
USA
City
Texas Hill Country/Banana Belt, Colorado
Regardless if it was a bad mannered mom or a house staking visit, you have to be on the ball at all times. We live a bit out in the country (10 mins out of town). If someones shows up on our property uninvited, it's probably not a good thing.