Monday, March 9, 2009

Lesson: How to prevent neighbors from moving in on your block

We are still the only people who live on our street. There are two house with contracts but no one else has closed or moved in yet.

I kinda like it that way.

Yes, I would love neighbors from a security sense. They can watch after your house and vice versa. Also, it would be nice to see friendly faces in the yard, etc. I would love in some nice young couple moved in who had the same dislikes and tastes as us.

However, I am perfectly fine being alone on this street for a few months more.

On nice weekends lots of people come down our street to look at the houses. Everyone waves at us and stares because COME ON we are the freak shows of the block since we are the only ones living here. My husband, roomate and I sit out front and give thumbs up or down for the people driving by. Now, do not take this the wrong way. We are nice people, I SWEAR. We just want people to move in who are like us in the same way: young couple who like to live in a nice house with nice things, like to hang out and have fun but not Crazy Fun, barbecues, outdoor activities, people with young children, etc. This is one of the reasons we bought in our community because it is geared to these types of families.

I do not want a neighbor who is not friendly, who will call the cops when we decide to have a barbecue at reasonble summer hours, etc. We lived next to people like that before and they drove us insane.

In order to deter the "wrong" people from buying on our street we utilize this man:

Thats right our rooomate, the one and only "Baby Joel"

He plays the part just right.

He walks out looking like this, with a beer in his hand and his hat cocked to the side. Instant neighbor repeller.

I mean, come on, he picks his belly botton lint in the driveway. How sexy would that be to live next too!??!

He yells and screams and throws his beer cans around. People really do turn around in the middle of the street and go the other way. I know I would not want to move in next to this man.

If that's not enough to scare people:

Nuff said! Want to move to our street???

"Baby Joel" is a registered trademark of the PP residence. He in no way is like this in real life. He is a sweet, caring man who enjoys life. He does not dress nor act like this on a daily basis only when our neighborhood is at stake.


Serious Shopaholic said...

Can we borrow him? The house across the street is for sale, & we are scared for the integrity of our neighborhood!

Taryn said...

LOL- that is too silly.

Angela said...

hahaha we are basically in the same boat. Can you send him our way this Sunday from 2-4? haha

Housewife Savant said...

FunNY, 'cept he looks just like MY neighbor...