Ralph, My neighbor is a "lefty" of sorts ( Obama bumper stickers,

gung-ho socialized medicine , "guns should be banned ", etc.). *

So last week I put this sign up in my yard after one of
his anti-gun rants at a neighborhood cocktail party. *The sign
wasn't up more than an hour before he called the police and
wanted them to make me take down the sign. *Fortunately,
the officer politely informed him that it was not their job to take
such action without a court order and that he had to file a
complaint "downtown" first, which would be reviewed by the
city attorney to see if it violated any city, county, or state
ordinances, which if there was a violation a court order would
be sent to the offending party (me) to "remove the sign in seven days". *
After several weeks he was informed that the sign was legal
(by a quarter of an inch) and there was nothing the city could do,
which obviously made him madder. *I tried to smooth things over
by inviting him to go shooting with me and my friends at the hunt
club but that seemed to make him even more angry. *I then asked
him if he wanted to go to a Tea Party rally but again he declined my
outreach efforts to bring about a better understanding between
political and social opponents. I am at a loss how to reconcile our
long relationship (notice I did not say friendship), any suggestions
would be welcome.
Anyway, that's life in our neck of the woods, how's about yours? *
Funny, Yes... especially if there has been a long-standing 'friction' you've been unable to resolve through honest discourse.

Too gossipy for me though, I don't feel the need to pillory neighbors, or draw attention to my own home. That sign is as much a declaration that your house is a prime target to rob once you leave.

Playing the devil's advocate, I'd be hard pressed to deal politely with a neighbor who posted a sign on their house detailing the guns and small children inside my home.

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