November 28, 2022

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I moved into the home about three years in the past. Late one night, a male neighbor got here as much as me and was mowing the grass. Not anticipating this, I gave him what little money I had, plus some treats. A couple of weeks later, I delivered a set of vacation treats to my spouse.

After that, the person started to go outdoors each time I labored within the yard. He sat and watched, walked to the top of the yard or driveway, and even bought into the automobile to get a greater view. He by no means greeted me and didn’t speak after we regarded into one another’s eyes, which was unusual and uncomfortable for me.

I attempted to disregard it—till at some point he came visiting whereas I used to be hunched over with my again to the road. I rotated and out of the blue he was there with out saying a phrase so I screamed in shock.

He left so rapidly that I did not discover him go away. I used to be shocked and determined it was time to speak about his habits. I modified and went throughout the road to speak to him.

I requested why he got here. He stated he wished to inform me that I used to be working too arduous chopping hedges with a clipper as an alternative of a trimmer. I stated that working within the yard did not hassle me.

I requested him why he seems to be at me a lot and likewise talked about that he does not converse. He responded by saying that he was curious, wished to see what I used to be as much as, and concluded by saying, “I feel I may wave or thoughts my very own enterprise.”

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