As I posted in a previous thread, we moved about 5 weeks ago into a house next door to a local elders family (who also happen to be related to us through marriage).
The elders wife (I'll call her Mrs M), decided to weed her garden when we went out this morning. But we were only gone for 20 minutes. To weed a part of her garden, she has to come into our front yard to reach it, which she was doing when we came home. By the time we got out of the car, she had quickly moved to another section of garden in her own yard. Anyway, the bins had been emptied, so hubby decided to go bring them in. To do this though meant walking straight past her. So on the way back, he called out a friendly hello..and got no answer. So he stopped, and called out twice more. Still no answer, not even a glance, and we're only talking about a space of 3-4 metres between them.
So he said..."are you deaf?"
Well...that got her attention, and she stood up, nearly shaking and said..."Don't test me" (WTF???).
Hubby said there is no harm in saying hello (after all, what kind of neighbours would we be if we didn't. )
To which he got..."You've been dying to say hello to me for weeks now."
His brilliant reply..."Don't flatter yourself...your not that important!"
The look of complete stunned suprise was priceless...before she made a quick exit to the safety of her house. (which must be starting to feel like a prison by now. )
I'm so looking forward to seeing what happens next, as I'm sure she will tell everyone what horrible neighbours she has. After all...how dare we say hello! How rude!!!