And then they painted the trim lime green…

I’ve been in my house now for 9 blissful months. My neighborhood is quiet, my neighbors are nice and they keep to themselves and they don’t have loud dogs. Recenly, one of my neighbors started cleaning up the front of their house. They put out landscape lights and cleaned up the shrubs. I was pleased because the house needed some TLC and they were relatively new. Two of their windows are at an angle where when I pull into my drive I can see into their dining room and I noticed that they painted the room a sort of granny smith apple and flourescent green color. I like bright colors too and so I didn’t mind so much, but then they painted the trim of their house lime green. It’s better than the green of their dining room, but since their brick is dark red with touches of black this green is really not working at all. It’s the color of a pastel green easter egg and I just don’t understand why anyone would want to do that to their house.

What I hate even more about people doing non-traditional things to their homes is that if they aren’t tastefully done then it brings down the value of the neighborhood. Why don’t people understand that? It’s like those kids who dress like gangsters and then they get upset when people treat them like gangsters – if you look trashy, you are going to be treated like trash.

The thing of it is, I like my neighbors, they are nice people and they don’t deserve to be stereotyped or treated poorly, but that doesn’t mean I have to like their taste.

By Evan Stark

Eddie Renz is an avid fan of Egyptology, Wilbur Smith and bacon. Not a fan of humility but often finds himself humbled when he is around people who understand numbers like the Fibonacci sequence and Pi.

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