We moved into our new home in January. We have befriended our neighbors next to us, a nice older couple who garden. Across the street from us, we have lots of neighbors that we say hi to but don’t really know.
Well, last night, there was a knock at my door. I was in the kitchen making dinner and I hear my husband chatting with one of the neighbors. So as I walk to the front door to see who it was or if something had happened, I see our neighbor from across the street. A single black woman, police officer. She says “Oh hi”. I say hello back in my best neighbor voice. She sees my AKA sweatshirt and says “Oh, you’re an AKA? We have to talk, my girlfriend and I are trying to join and we need someone to sponsor us.” RED FLAG NUMBER ONE
Then she speeds up the convo with “I was inviting you guys over for a housewarming on Saturday.” RED FLAG NUMBER TWO
Okay first of all, we have probably said hi to this woman once. Mr. 1969 claims that he has spoken to her on several occasions. Let me explain that Mr. 1969 would start a conversation with a rock. He actually knows every neighbor on the block and can tell me what each one does and their whole life story. He’s from a small town so he is way more into community than your girl from Brooklyn.
So maybe girlfriend across the street is just being neighborly and wanted to invite us over. However, maybe she also peeped Mr. 1969 mowing the lawn this summer in his wifebeater and shorts and was chatting up my husband.
So, I gave her the cool eye. Thanked her for inviting us and shut the door.
I told Mr. 1969 that love thy neighbor only goes so far…..he started laughing.