St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone. Throughout the neighborhood, residents had shamrocks on display. Except, of course, the DB neighbor. As of early March, his door looked like this:
My nice neighbor (Lola’s mother) and I have been doing a slow burn about this wreath since mid-January when we considered it was beyond time for the wreath to hit the trash pile. It was browning then, so you can just imagine how ratty it looks now. Complete with gold bow and dangling mini ornaments (by dangling I mean falling off the wreath and hanging by a thread.)
There are certain violations for which a resident can receive warnings. In fact, after Lola’s mother told me that the view from her kitchen was straight onto DB’s deck where he had discarded his decomposing Christmas tree, I reported the violation to the condo association. DB’s was promptly issued a “ticket” on his door. It took him almost a week to finally haul out the dead tree.
We thought that might encourage them to discard the wreath. No such luck.
In the days leading up to St. Patrick’s Day, Lola’s family displayed a shamrock….and also added a wreath to see if DB would take the hint. I added a couple of snowmen and Christmas beading:
A couple of days after St. Patrick’s Day, Lola’s family still had a shamrock displayed on their door. Knowing that they would get the joke, but more so hoping that the DB family would get the hint, I posted the following note on their door:
That didn’t work either.
So, yesterday we decorated our two mailboxes like this (his mailbox is just to the left, out of view):
We are now just about two weeks out from Easter and the decrepit Christmas wreath remains. We are starting a pool. When will they finally take it down? Place your bets here.