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Books, Cookies, and Creepy: r/AskReddit u/Cringer90 22h Those who have weird neighbors, what does your neighbor do that is weird or creepy? Discussion 19.6k 8.6k Share BEST COMMENTS ▼ Mewnir 14h So I had a neighbor (80yo or more) widowed guy Every time I get the newspaper delivered to my mail box, when I open it: I find the crosswords done (I don't do them or give a damn) A day I decided to try catch who's doing my crosswords, day 1 : 8 am, they where already done. Day 2:7:30 am already done. Day 3: 7am I decide to give up. One day, 4am, I was getting back home from a night out, while I was passing by the mailbox; nothing yet delivered, so I place my GoPro inside and went sleeping, the next day: FINALLY GOT IT, it was my neighbor, he has done the crosswords right up on my mailbox, for like 10min (I will try to find the video, but it was absolutely cute, staring at my door time to time, and scratching his head). Next day; I took him a 1000 crosswords book, drop it right his door, rang the bell and stayed on my car discretely. He took some time to open the door, then found it, I swear it was the happiest person like a kid that got a puppy. He staved in his porch and passed like 2 hours doing crosswords then felt asleep lol. The next day: i was getting back home from work, he came to apologize (like a kid that has to confess something) and brought some cookies. We stayed talking about his WW2 service and how the world changed I frequently bought him crosswords books, until he passed away 1 year ago.. May he Rest In Peace Reply 2.9k ↓ My heart melted. This is so nice.

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Books, Cookies, and Creepy: r/Ask Those who have weird neighbors, wh does your neighbor do that is weird or creepy? Discussion 4 19.6k 8.6k Share BEST COMMENTS 14h So I had a neighbor (80yo or more) widowed guy. Every time I get the newspaper delivered to my mail box, when I open it I find the crosswords done (I don't do them or give a damn) A day I decided to try catch who's doing my crosswords, day 1:8 am, they where already done Day 2:7:30 am already done. Day 3 7am I decide to give up. One day, 4am, I was getting back home from a night out, while I was passing by the mailbox; nothing yet delivered, so I place my GoPro inside and went sleeping, the next day: FINALLY GOTIT it was my neighbor, he has done the crosswords right up on my mailbox, for like 10min (I will try to find the video, but it was absolutely cute, staring at my door time to time, and scratching his head). Next day: I took him a 1000 crosswords book, drop it right his door, rang the bell and stayed on my car discretely. He took some time to open the door, then found it, I swear it was the happiest person like a kid that got a puppy. He stayed in his porch and passed like 2 hours doing crosswords then felt asleep lol. The next day: i was getting back home from work, he came to apologize (like a kid that has to confess something) and brought some cookies. We stayed talking about his WW2 service and how the world changed. I frequently bought him crosswords books, until he passed away 1 year ago May he Rest In Peace Secret crossword solver (x-post from me_irl) via /r/wholesomememes https://ift.tt/2NV6wt5

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Books, Cookies, and Creepy: /AskReddit u/Cringer90.22h Those who have weird neighbors, what does your neighbor do that is weird or creepy? Discussion 19.6k 8.6k Share BEST COMMENTS Mewnir 14h So I had a neighbor (80yo or more) widowed quy Every time I get the newspaper delivered to my mail box, when I open it: I find the crosswords done (I don't do them or give a damn) A day I decided to try catch who's doing my crosswords, day 1:8 am, they where already done Day 2:7:30 am already done. Day 3:7am I decide to give up. One day, 4am, I was getting back home from a night out, while I was passing by the mailbox; nothing yet delivered, solplace my GoPro inside and went sleeping, the next day: FINALLY GOT IT, t was my neighbor, he has done the crosswords right up on my mailbox, for like 10min (I will try to find the video, but it was absolutely cute, staring at my door time to time, and scratching his head). Next day; I took him a 1000 crosswords book, drop it right his door, rang the bell and stayed on my car discretely. He took some time to open the door, then found it, I swear it was the happiest person like a kid that got a puppy. He stayed in his porch and passed like 2 hours doing crosswords then felt asleep lol. The next day i was getting back home from work he came to apologize (like a kid that has to confess something) and brought some cookies. We stayed talking about his WW2 service and how the world changed I frequently bought him crosswords books, until he passed away 1 year ago.. May he Rest In Peace Reply 2.9k positive-memes: AskReddit is being wholesome again!

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Books, Cookies, and Creepy: /AskReddit u/Cringer90.22h Those who have weird neighbors, what does your neighbor do that is weird or creepy? Discussion 19.6k 8.6k Share BEST COMMENTS Mewnir 14h So I had a neighbor (80yo or more) widowed quy Every time I get the newspaper delivered to my mail box, when I open it: I find the crosswords done (I don't do them or give a damn) A day I decided to try catch who's doing my crosswords, day 1:8 am, they where already done Day 2:7:30 am already done. Day 3:7am I decide to give up. One day, 4am, I was getting back home from a night out, while I was passing by the mailbox; nothing yet delivered, solplace my GoPro inside and went sleeping, the next day: FINALLY GOT IT, t was my neighbor, he has done the crosswords right up on my mailbox, for like 10min (I will try to find the video, but it was absolutely cute, staring at my door time to time, and scratching his head). Next day; I took him a 1000 crosswords book, drop it right his door, rang the bell and stayed on my car discretely. He took some time to open the door, then found it, I swear it was the happiest person like a kid that got a puppy. He stayed in his porch and passed like 2 hours doing crosswords then felt asleep lol. The next day i was getting back home from work he came to apologize (like a kid that has to confess something) and brought some cookies. We stayed talking about his WW2 service and how the world changed I frequently bought him crosswords books, until he passed away 1 year ago.. May he Rest In Peace Reply 2.9k positive-memes: AskReddit is being wholesome again!

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Books, Cookies, and Creepy: /AskReddit u/Cringer90.22h Those who have weird neighbors, what does your neighbor do that is weird or creepy? Discussion 19.6k 8.6k Share BEST COMMENTS Mewnir 14h So I had a neighbor (80yo or more) widowed quy Every time I get the newspaper delivered to my mail box, when I open it: I find the crosswords done (I don't do them or give a damn) A day I decided to try catch who's doing my crosswords, day 1:8 am, they where already done Day 2:7:30 am already done. Day 3:7am I decide to give up. One day, 4am, I was getting back home from a night out, while I was passing by the mailbox; nothing yet delivered, solplace my GoPro inside and went sleeping, the next day: FINALLY GOT IT, t was my neighbor, he has done the crosswords right up on my mailbox, for like 10min (I will try to find the video, but it was absolutely cute, staring at my door time to time, and scratching his head). Next day; I took him a 1000 crosswords book, drop it right his door, rang the bell and stayed on my car discretely. He took some time to open the door, then found it, I swear it was the happiest person like a kid that got a puppy. He stayed in his porch and passed like 2 hours doing crosswords then felt asleep lol. The next day i was getting back home from work he came to apologize (like a kid that has to confess something) and brought some cookies. We stayed talking about his WW2 service and how the world changed I frequently bought him crosswords books, until he passed away 1 year ago.. May he Rest In Peace Reply 2.9k AskReddit is being wholesome again! via /r/wholesomememes https://ift.tt/2Q1n9Bf

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Books, Cookies, and Creepy: /AskReddit u/Cringer90.22h Those who have weird neighbors, what does your neighbor do that is weird or creepy? Discussion 19.6k 8.6k Share BEST COMMENTS Mewnir 14h So I had a neighbor (80yo or more) widowed quy Every time I get the newspaper delivered to my mail box, when I open it: I find the crosswords done (I don't do them or give a damn) A day I decided to try catch who's doing my crosswords, day 1:8 am, they where already done Day 2:7:30 am already done. Day 3:7am I decide to give up. One day, 4am, I was getting back home from a night out, while I was passing by the mailbox; nothing yet delivered, solplace my GoPro inside and went sleeping, the next day: FINALLY GOT IT, t was my neighbor, he has done the crosswords right up on my mailbox, for like 10min (I will try to find the video, but it was absolutely cute, staring at my door time to time, and scratching his head). Next day; I took him a 1000 crosswords book, drop it right his door, rang the bell and stayed on my car discretely. He took some time to open the door, then found it, I swear it was the happiest person like a kid that got a puppy. He stayed in his porch and passed like 2 hours doing crosswords then felt asleep lol. The next day i was getting back home from work he came to apologize (like a kid that has to confess something) and brought some cookies. We stayed talking about his WW2 service and how the world changed I frequently bought him crosswords books, until he passed away 1 year ago.. May he Rest In Peace Reply 2.9k AskReddit is being wholesome again!

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Fresh, Love, and Soon...: AJ @masiavelli Heavy weird that a lot of Americans love screaming about how aborting an unborr foetus is murder of the highest degree but as soon as it's fresh oot the womb it's fair game fur getting its wee skull blasted tae bits wae an AR-15 cause that's what FREEDOM is aw aboot, yeehaw <p><a href="https://breaktheirholdonme.tumblr.com/post/175767505360/siryouarebeingmocked-abstractandedgyname" class="tumblr_blog">breaktheirholdonme</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/post/175767425025/abstractandedgyname-americanhate-scottish" class="tumblr_blog">siryouarebeingmocked</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://abstractandedgyname.tumblr.com/post/175767136781/americanhate-scottish-twitter-is-the-best" class="tumblr_blog">abstractandedgyname</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://americanhate.tumblr.com/post/175663386964" class="tumblr_blog">americanhate</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Scottish Twitter is the best invention of the 21st century</p></blockquote> <p>Ah yes, Scotland, with it’s own world famous self-terrorism.</p> </blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="470" data-orig-width="624"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/344a4d1d914ded807361d02e241f1228/tumblr_inline_pbooesX1R01sps4wz_540.jpg" data-orig-height="470" data-orig-width="624"/></figure></blockquote> <p>Meanwhile, I’m taking a walk to my mailbox four buildings down from my apartment carrying a potato peeler without incident. </p> </blockquote> <p>And making jokes with my cat without getting arrested.</p>

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Apparently, Ass, and Bad: bibliotecaria-d: ebonykain: karacat: othersideofforty: erinnightwalker: ripped-up-jeans-and-glitter: erinnightwalker: acaffeinejunkie: erinnightwalker: erinnightwalker: geostatonary: sixpenceee: “A house I pass on the way to work has this sculpture in its yard. Its about 8 feet tall.” (Source) “HELLO NEIGHBOR STEVE, I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO BARBEQUE ON THE EVE OF THE BLOOD MOON.  I FEEL WE GOT OFF TO A BAD START.” “NEIGHBOR STEVE, DO YOU NOT WISH TO PARTAKE OF THE UNCLEAN FLESH-MEATS OF PIGS AND THE POLLUTED ESSENCES OF TOMATO?  PERHAPS YOU ARE A CAROLINA STYLE MAN, NEIGHBOR STEVE?” “PUT THE GUN AWAY NEIGHBOR STEVE, YOU KNOW I SHALL ONLY RISE AGAIN WITH THE DAWNING OF THE MOON.  WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH THIS MANY TIMES.” “LOOK AT THIS PICTURE MY SON DREW OF YOU AND CHILD TIMMY, YOUR SON.  ARE THEY NOT THE PICTURE OF PACT-MATES?  THIS COULD BE YOU AND ME, NEIGHBOR STEVE.” “YOU MISSED THE UNHOLY NEXUS OF POWER THAT IS THE KEY TO MY CORPOREAL FORM, NEIGHBOR STEVE.  YOU WILL NEED TO RELOAD NOW, SO I WILL GO INSIDE TO MY HELL-WIFE AND PUT YOU DOWN AS A SOLID ‘MAYBE’.“ I have the feeling that the families get along great except for Steve. Like, the wives are baking (questionable) brownies together, the kids are playing together, Antler Guy occasionally takes Son and Timmy to school (no car, just carries them in huge swinging strides through a nexus of ungoldly sights in a swirling netherworld shortcut. Sometimes they stop for McDonalds). Hell-wife gave them a potted Audrey Jr., Steve’s wife (who I now christen Sharon) gave them a begonia. One time Steve tries throwing holy water but all Antler Guy does is thank him, saying that no, Antler Guy isn’t Catholic but it’s the thought that counts, he is so kind to water his creeping deathshade vines regardless. For Christmas Antler Guy gives Steve a case of ammunition. To be funny/sarcastically mean Steve gets Antler Guy the world’s most hideous Christmas sweater, singing light-up reindeer included. He immediately regrets it because not only does Antler Guy love it and wears it for several months, it will never need batteries because Antler Guy powers it with his own eldritch aura. When they come back from a holiday to Hawaii, Steve is horrified to find out Sharon bought them matching Hawaiian shirts. He is even more horrified that his wife means it that if he doesn’t wear it he will forever sleep on the couch. I want to expand on this, since I see it’s still passing around and the ideas have grown in my brainmeats. What drives Steve up the wall and down the other side is how… normal… everyone treats the Abominations. (Yes, that is their last name. No, it is not a joke. Son was asked his last name for the standardized testing at school, had a quick conference with Timmy, and decided that Son Abomination sounded good, “Since my dad calls your dad the Abomination anyway and we can paint it on your mailbox just like the Henderson’s did theirs!”. Antler Guy agreed and did a lovely rendition of it for the mailbox, with only a few glyphs of soul-rending terror added to keep up to snuff.) The Great Plant Exchange went beautifully, though the Audrey Jr. (named Aubergine for the lovely shade of purple poison that drips from her fangs) is on a diet at the moment. She was in cahoots with the cat and the dog to get into the good people food and ate two frozen turkeys all herself. Now she’s restricted to the hallway table to answer the phone and the door. (Steve actually likes her, and keeps slipping her hotdogs when Sharon isn’t looking. Their door-to-door salesman rates have dropped dramatically since she changed abodes.) Hell-wife has almost gotten the begonia to bloom and say it’s first words. The homeowner’s association just loves the Abominations. All paperwork stamped and dotted, in on time and in triplicate. Antler Guy likes filing, says it reminds him of his old job. There is a resident who spent 20 years as a lawyer and they have long, animated conversations about all sorts of things that make Steve swear to never need legal counsel. Hell-wife joined the PTA and spearheaded a committee to fundraise in the fall with a haunted house. It was a county-wide hit, though the claims that a particularly rowdy group had been deliberately lost in a timeslip to the Outer Doors Of Chaos was firmly rebuffed. Most young people nowadays, it was agreed, just couldn’t appreciate flute music. Antler Guy really does try to connect with Steve. The surprise birthday party was perhaps a bit much, given that most participants do not have the ability to suddenly materialize in front of the guest of honor to give them a hug. Sharon assured them that Steve normally screams on his birthday, and the remains of the cake were heartily enjoyed by all. (A plate was saved for Steve once he came down from the treehouse.) After the Hawaii trip (which was a present for his birthday) and the Matching Shirt Ultimatum (which was Sharon’s attempt at patching things up with Antler Guy, he really was sad about the birthday screaming), Steve finally grabs his courage in both hands (plus the shotgun, which let’s face it is about as useful as a teddybear at the moment but it does comfort him) and confronts Antler Guy, about why such a group of……Abominations could possibly come to his quiet slice of suburban bliss. “……BUT NEIGHBOR STEVE, WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN HERE.” “No no no, I read it in a book! Don’t you have to be invited or something?!” “WELL YES, TO THE HUMAN WORLD. BUT THIS IS NOT THE HUMAN WORLD AS YOUR THREE-DIMENSIONAL BRAIN PERCEIVES IT.” “What the hell does that mean?!!” “DID YOU NOT KNOW, NEIGHBOR STEVE? LEGALLY SPEAKING, ALL OF THE VASTNESS OF HUMAN SUBURBIA IS, IN FACT, A PART OF HELL.” “……..” “THE FLAMINGOES ARE THE BOUNDARY MARKERS. IT WAS DECIDED THAT THE FLAMING SKULLS WERE TOO KITSCHY FOR MODERN TIMES.” Reblogging cause I kind of want more of this…. Since you asked nicely ^_^ Antler Guy, as one may have noticed, is a calm sort of fellow. In the face of human atrocities he displays a curious Zen sort of state of mind. Timmy asks Son if he’d ever seen his dad angry, and Son hasn’t. (When asked, Timmy says that yeah his dad gets mad, but it’s like the Fitz-Simmon’s chihuahua down the street- mostly high-pitched noise and occasionally TV remote chewing. Sharon replaces the poor thing every 3 months or so.) When pressed (gently, at the monthly book club, and with many cups of tea and at least one daiquiri), Hellwife admits that this comes from serving many years at his old job. After the revelation of the nature of his neighborhood, Steve has not been overtly mean to Antler Guy. Not yet in the realm of friends, but vastly better than before. No more holy water, no more shotgun blasts. (Still the occasional jumpscare, but Antler Guy really can’t help that part.) They even occasionally share news over the fence as Antler Guy trains the creeping deathshade vines in proper oral hygiene, and Steve waters his lawn (and occasionally slips a goldfish cracker to a deathshade vine that looks particularly adorable. Aubergine has trained him well.) Which is how Antler Guy learns about the peeping tom that’s been plaguing the adjacent streets. Apparently the pervert has been getting bolder, and rattling doors. He almost broke into one apartment, whose occupants were a single mother and her daughter, Mildred. Millie, a shy girl who is a great horror fan and firm friends with Timmy and Son, had missed school because of it. Steve knew because Sharon had told him, on her way to deliver a tuna casserole and a double batch of brownies to the pair. (Sharon has been dubbed the unoffical mob boss of the Mother’s Mafia. She is quite pleased with this title.) He tells her to wait, confers briefly with Aubergine, and sends her along with, “Only as a loan, you know, but Auby wants to stretch her roots and she’d probably like getting all ribboned and curled anyway. Little girls still do that, right?” She has strict orders to bite anyone that makes Millie or her mother cry. (Steve is dubbed the official neighborhood marshmallow for this. The bookclub buys him a jar of marshmallow fluff in commemoration.) He turns to look at Antler Guy, and freezes, much as a chihuahua will when faced with a hungry hellhound. “You….you alright there buddy?” “Ň̵̴̫̫̙͙̻̞͈̫̥̪̱͈͈̯̍̀̀͆ͫ̒̿̄͗͘͡͝ͅO̊͑̑͒̎͑̃ͬͭͮ̅̔̆̃̉ͯ̇͗̀҉̵̻̜̞͉̟͙͚̻̪̼̖̀͟ͅ.̵͈̣͈̙̣̜̻̭̩̝̠̞͗ͤͥ̓͗ͬ̓̄͊̓̅̐ͩͮͧͤ̽̐ “ “Uh, yeah, I guess not. Did you, uh, know you’re kinda fuzzing at the edges, there?” “Ň̵̴̫̫̙͙̻̞͈̫̥̪̱͈͈̯̍̀̀͆ͫ̒̿̄͗͘͡͝ͅO̊͑̑͒̎͑̃ͬͭͮ̅̔̆̃̉ͯ̇͗̀҉̵̻̜̞͉̟͙͚̻̪̼̖̀͟ͅ.̵͈̣͈̙̣̜̻̭̩̝̠̞͗ͤͥ̓͗ͬ̓̄͊̓̅̐ͩͮͧͤ̽̐ “ “Right. Um. Well.” Steven makes a very ungraceful exit when space starts bending around Antler Guy’s still, unmoving form. When Steve sees a shadowy form in his back yard when he gets up to pee that night, there’s no hesitation. He grabs the shotgun from the cabinet and peeks out the back door window. Just in time to see a nebulous form of soul-wrenching terror engulf the man reaching for the door handle. A sliver of moonlight reveals a very familiar eyesocket. After a moment (and a sincere prayer of thanks that he had already peed, cause otherwise he’d have done it then and there) Steve opens the door. The nebulous form freezes, reality bending around the edges. “Nice night for it, huh?” “…..Y̮̮͍͔͇͙͙̟̐͌͛̓̏͞͡Eͩͭͮ̓̍ͯ̀ͧ͏̵̴̛̺̠̱͕̕ͅS͈̹̮̟̳̪̩̘͍̤̲̻͈̱̳̽̋́ͩ̃͋̎ͩ̈͆̀͘͢͢͟ͅ.̧̢͈̭̝̥̦͚͍̇ͫ̃̓͆̿̇ͪ͊ͧ̃͛͌͜͢ “ “Guy won’t scare anymore litttle girls, will he?” “Ň̵̴̫̫̙͙̻̞͈̫̥̪̱͈͈̯̍̀̀͆ͫ̒̿̄͗͘͡͝ͅO̊͑̑͒̎͑̃ͬͭͮ̅̔̆̃̉ͯ̇͗̀҉̵̻̜̞͉̟͙͚̻̪̼̖̀͟ͅ.̵͈̣͈̙̣̜̻̭̩̝̠̞͗ͤͥ̓͗ͬ̓̄͊̓̅̐ͩͮͧͤ̽̐ “ “Good. G’night then. Oh, and if Hellwife has an extra Audrey Jr. that needs a home, let me know. Millie likes Aubergine a lot but Augy’s just too big for the apartment. Dunno if they come in miniatures though.” “ I̴̛̟̭͉̮̜̩̬̮̣̘̰͚̩͙̟̳͔̜̙͑̂̆̆͗͒̀ ͖̖̰͉̥͖͔̙̤̺͍̳͈̹͙̣̞̇̇ͤ͒̅̈́͆̽ͧ́̚̚̕͘W̶̶̱͈̞͖̼̟̣̮̌͂͒̈́͑͌͒͋̍ͮ͗̈ͣ̓ͤ͘͟I̴̶̞̥̩͇̔ͩͦ̇̉̾ͣͬ̀̀̒͒ͧ͛͌͛͆̚͘͢ͅͅL̠̟͕̠̟̪̰̻ͯ͂͊ͥ̍̏͋̐ͬ̉̆̈̀͠L̸̞̭͔̮ͦ͑̉ͮͩ́ͬͨͣ͘͜.̴͈͎̮͇͓͖̱̻̣͊͊ͤͩ͊̑͗͞ ̸̡̩̖̞̩̻̩̪̭͙̳͚͇̟̺͖̑͊ͫ̀͆ͨ̉̔̓̂̓̋T̷̷̟͉̟̻̻̪̞̰̯̻͈̣̰̬̻̾͐́ͭ̓̅́͡H͇̬̪̩̬̝̣͍͈͇ͯ͛̏͌ͮͧͭͦ͟͜A̴̴̤͕͈̤̮̞̱̯͔͕̙͔͖̰̬̰͈̠ͥ̏ͥ̍̽ͧ̀͝N͗̓͋̃̈̑̀̅ͣ̽̒̂̄ͯͩͤ͏̢͢͏͈̯͎̪͇̟̠͔̯͓͓̰̠̱̠̳͕̳͝K̢̓ͧ͛͛ͣ̄̓̓ͯ̍̈̈́̌͂̔͟҉̛̘̥̖̤̦̻̳͙͟ ̢̢̻̥̹̣̞͉̘͇͚͍̖̯̘͚͔̗̩͓͐ͮ͂͂̀̚͘͠Y̜̞͇̳̗̬͎̰̙̜̩̪͎̞̙̠̔͂̌̃́̀O͇̺̲͙͍̬̳̘͈̱̜̝͔̖̊ͥ̿ͫͤͫͫͩ͋̓̃ͦ̈̄͢͟Ū̢͖̲̦̠̤͎̙͉̦͖̖͓͍̺̺ͪͯ͐͆͆ͭͯ͗ͦ̄̅̌̈̃̾ͭ̋ͧ͢͢͠͡.̶̸̞͓̞̹̗̻̣͈͕̠̬̦ͫ̆ͤͬͨͦ͒͂ͨ̿ͩͪ͘͞.ͧ͛̒̂̂͗ͨ̌͆ͥͭ͒̉͘͜͏̙͖̰̝̙̲͓̙͕͍̥̳̩́͠.̶̷̮͎̱̼̬͖̰͎͚͙̥̓͋͋ͦ̓̓ͯ͆͛̏ͫ̅ͯ.̨̧̙̤̳̮̺̙͖̞͔̗͎͍̑̆ͮ͐ͩͦ̌̽̾̏͘͠.̹̖͕̮͕̞̰͍͚͖̌ͪ̃̐̐̌̌̅̉͑ͧͪͪͬ̓͐́͛̿͘͞ ….NEIGHBOR STEVE.” “Anytime.” There are no more peeping reports. Millie brings back Aubergine and spends an entire afternoon teaching Steve the particulars of Augy’s new “hairstyle” (a gravity-defying mass of teased tendrils, ribbons, and barrettes) in between games of tag and hide-and-seek with Timmy and Son. When Antler Guy and Hellwife present her and her mother Beatrice with a tiny Audrey Jr. (”pOOr ThinG Is a ruNT And wOn’T geT MorE Than A FooT taLL, BEa, aNd NeeDS a New FRiEnD”, assures Hellwife), both mother and child burst out crying. Millie names it Bella, after Bella Lugosi, and shows it to the excited group of boys (Steve and Augy included). IT GOT SO MUCH BETTER!!!! Life in a subdivision partly populated with eldritch and possibly magical (officially classified as “extra-dimensional”, for even when faced with the physics-defying nature of their new co-habitating citizens the government cannot bring itself to acknowledge them as “magic wielding hell-beasts”, as some high-ranking staff members initially suggested) goes on fairly normally. Sure, there are a few hiccoughs. The creeping deathshade vines get a stern talking to about appropriate afternoon snacks (”NOT the Fitz-Simmon’s chihuahua, I don’t care how much he has it coming or what he excreted where, now spit it out!”), Aubergine sheds all her leaves at once and snowballs the house (but does helps sweep up afterwards), and moonrise is a good time to watch the night-gaunts fly by (but on moondark it’s best to stay inside, no matter how prettily they glow. They’re somewhat similar to fireflies, and don’t always check to see if their partner glows as well. It wouldn’t be as much of a problem if they didn’t dive mid-coitus and drop just above the ground.) While the neighborhood in general is accepting of the Abominations, when things get to be a bit much they tend to come to Steve. Since meeting Beatrice and Millie (and the formation of the Terrifying Triad known as Millie, Son, and Timmy) Steve is the adult human male most comfortable dealing with Antler Guy on the whole street. (Sharon as U.M.B. is widely held to have, well, steel-whatever-the-hell-she-wants, and Timmy is known to run over to Antler Guy and ask for rides through “that wobbly grey place, you know, the one with the REALLY BIG alligators?”. Still, the courtesies must be observed.) So when a writhing sparking ball of snarling terror and teeth takes up residence in the Manzo’s tool-shed, and when Animal Control refuses to come (the street is banned due to a run-in with the deathshade vines), Steve is called. Having heard the description, Steve brings Antler Guy. When they get there, Mr. Manzo is forcibly holding the door shut. Unholy yowling is coming from inside. At a gesture from Antler Guy, Mr. Manzo leaps away, and the doors blast open. A 150 pound ball of whimpering, flaming something hits Steve and knocks him on his ass. The whimpering, flaming something proceeds to slobber all over Steve, his shirt, his pants, and a decent portion of grass in between distressed yelps. “GACK!” “NEIGHBOR STEVE, ARE YOU IN DISTRESS?” “GAAACKLEARGHSPLUH- DOWN boy, HEEL, that’s a good- Antler Guy, what is this?!” “I BELIEVE IT IS A HELLHOUND, NEIGHBOR STEVE.” “Good grief, I didn’t know they came this big and…..and….. Guy?” “YES NEIGHBOR STEVE?” “Is he supposed to be…..skinless?” “YES NEIGHBOR STEVE. THIS VARIETY WAS BRED TO BE LAP DOGS. THEIR FLAME IS MOSTLY WITHOUT HEAT, AND THEY HAVE NO SKIN FOR THOSE WHO ARE ALLERGIC.” “…….laPDOG?!” “YES NEIGHBOR STEVE.” Antler Guy lays a hand on the hellhound, who tries to burrow further into Steve with little success. “HE APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN RECENTLY WEANED. IT WILL TAKE TIME FOR HIM TO GROW TO HIS FULL SIZE.” “……” “THE SMALL BREEDS GROW MORE SLOWLY.” A vile hissing emanates from the shed. (Mr. Manzo has long since fled for the safety of his kitchen.) As Steve attempts to calm the frantic hell-puppy, Antler Guy investigates. He reaches one long hand in behind the riding lawnmower and….. winces. “NEIGHBOR STEVE?” “Yeah- I’m right here, uh, doggie, not going anywhere- Guy?” “I APPEAR TO HAVE AN…. ATTACHMENT.” Steve is awed at the tiny ball of white fluff attached to one long, thin finger. He didn’t know that Antler Guy’s fingers COULD be bitten, much less by a tiny kitten. Which is how Steve and Sharon got Clifford (”Aww c’mon Sharon, how could I pass that one up?”), and Antler Guy and Hellwife get Fluffy (”NEIGHBOR STEVE ASSURES ME IT IS A TRADITIONAL TITLE.”) This might be the most amazing thing that ever crossed my tumblr dash OMIGOSH I’m in love. I LOVE EVERY BIT OF THIS This is like the stoplight post. It is Tumblr legend, and I feel I must reblog it for those fortunate few who get to experience it for the first time.
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Policy, German, and Circa: A German mailman putting a privacy policy notification letter into a mailbox (circa 1942/1943)

A German mailman putting a privacy policy notification letter into a mailbox (circa 1942/1943)

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Fbi, Friends, and Post Office: To the thoughtful, but aggrieved, neighbor who left a note under my door written on t cover of my New Yorker magazine stating: he "You either leave a note to the mailman telling him to stop fitting your mail in my mailbox or I will keep your mail," First of all, Thank you very much for placing my mail under my door. That was truly neighborly of you Per your kind suggestion, I have left a note to the mail carrier asking them to please put my mail in my mailbox. I hope this instruction will suffice, but as you did not include your name or apartment number, I was unable to ask the carrier to avoid putting my mail in your mailbox specifically. If you would like me to to include this information in my note, kindly write your name and apartment number on this paper and I will gladly pass it along to our carrier. I have also called the post office alerting them to this problem. Further, Elaina, our super, with whom I have shared your note, has offered to speak with the carrier personally. I have taken every measure I can think of to prevent this egregious act from occurring again, including sharing your concern (and your note) with other friends and neighbors I am truly sorry for the grievous inconvenience this has caused you. (And, on a more selfish note, I would also like my own mail put in my own mailbox.). If the unthinkable should happen again, and the mail carrier should inadvertently put my mail in your mailbox, perhaps, instead of troubling yourself with the onerous task of delivering it directly to my door, you could just leave it on the ledge above the mailboxes as the rest of our neighbors do for one another Thank you again for neighborly thoughtfulness. It does, indeed, inspire reciprocity. C. Fay Apartment #39 P.S.: If this unfortunate event should re-occur, and you do feel compelled to keep my mail as you intimate in your note, I understand from my brother-in-law (who is in the FBI) that tampering knowingly with another's mail might constitute a federal offense. (I share this information with you in the same neighborly spirit implicit in your own missive.) Of course, pressing such a charge could prove problematic, as you have diffidently kept your identity anonymous. Therefore, my brother-in-law has offered to dust the mail you left under my door for fingerprints should it become necessary. I do hope it won't. I told my brother-in-law, thought that would be over reacting. This neighbor dispute has a clear winner. And I am now C. Fay from apt 39’s biggest fan. (i.redd.it)

This neighbor dispute has a clear winner. And I am now C. Fay from apt 39’s biggest fan. (i.redd.it)

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Fbi, Friends, and Post Office: To the thoughtful, but aggrieved, neighbor who left a note under my door written on t cover of my New Yorker magazine stating: he "You either leave a note to the mailman telling him to stop fitting your mail in my mailbox or I will keep your mail," First of all, Thank you very much for placing my mail under my door. That was truly neighborly of you Per your kind suggestion, I have left a note to the mail carrier asking them to please put my mail in my mailbox. I hope this instruction will suffice, but as you did not include your name or apartment number, I was unable to ask the carrier to avoid putting my mail in your mailbox specifically. If you would like me to to include this information in my note, kindly write your name and apartment number on this paper and I will gladly pass it along to our carrier. I have also called the post office alerting them to this problem. Further, Elaina, our super, with whom I have shared your note, has offered to speak with the carrier personally. I have taken every measure I can think of to prevent this egregious act from occurring again, including sharing your concern (and your note) with other friends and neighbors I am truly sorry for the grievous inconvenience this has caused you. (And, on a more selfish note, I would also like my own mail put in my own mailbox.). If the unthinkable should happen again, and the mail carrier should inadvertently put my mail in your mailbox, perhaps, instead of troubling yourself with the onerous task of delivering it directly to my door, you could just leave it on the ledge above the mailboxes as the rest of our neighbors do for one another Thank you again for neighborly thoughtfulness. It does, indeed, inspire reciprocity. C. Fay Apartment #39 P.S.: If this unfortunate event should re-occur, and you do feel compelled to keep my mail as you intimate in your note, I understand from my brother-in-law (who is in the FBI) that tampering knowingly with another's mail might constitute a federal offense. (I share this information with you in the same neighborly spirit implicit in your own missive.) Of course, pressing such a charge could prove problematic, as you have diffidently kept your identity anonymous. Therefore, my brother-in-law has offered to dust the mail you left under my door for fingerprints should it become necessary. I do hope it won't. I told my brother-in-law, thought that would be over reacting. This neighbor dispute has a clear winner. And I am now C. Fay from apt 39’s biggest fan.

This neighbor dispute has a clear winner. And I am now C. Fay from apt 39’s biggest fan.

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Animals, Cats, and Dogs: Iweet babypink @babypinksweater so we found this dog today.. y name is Cash m very social kesto roam So l can retum home ck allon my own <p><a href="https://the-awkward-turt.tumblr.com/post/170510651858/firephox-purplelittlemermaid" class="tumblr_blog">the-awkward-turt</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://firephox.tumblr.com/post/169454846890/purplelittlemermaid-babyanimalgifs-idk-why" class="tumblr_blog">firephox</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://purplelittlemermaid.tumblr.com/post/169240876863/babyanimalgifs-idk-why-im-tearing-up-at-this" class="tumblr_blog">purplelittlemermaid</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://babyanimalgifs.tumblr.com/post/160360334662/idk-why-im-tearing-up-at-this" class="tumblr_blog">babyanimalgifs</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Idk why I’m tearing up at this<br/></p></blockquote> <p>Oh god 😭</p> </blockquote> <p> This is extremely dangerous and irresponsible. If you cannot give your dog the exercise and socialization it needs yourself, please do not own one. </p> <p>Let me tell you about Balto. There was a lady in my town who owned a Siberian Husky named Balto that she would let him roam town and people either had to take him into their homes each night or call animal control. </p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="297" data-orig-width="485"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/b41d9c0f2ba8bc9075068fd2e45946ab/tumblr_inline_p282t8CfN21qkaned_540.png" data-orig-height="297" data-orig-width="485"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="583" data-orig-width="485"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/08a6ebe37e457dc2c10a6a0d23d0af44/tumblr_inline_p282td2z4c1qkaned_540.png" data-orig-height="583" data-orig-width="485"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="410" data-orig-width="502"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e82e45e7d0a4833b6cfed7648e964c2a/tumblr_inline_p282taJOw41qkaned_540.png" data-orig-height="410" data-orig-width="502"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="546" data-orig-width="496"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/abde87c61711607d169264895580f87a/tumblr_inline_p282thN1FG1qkaned_540.png" data-orig-height="546" data-orig-width="496"/></figure><p>Eventually all you’d have to say to them was “Balto’s loose again” and you wouldn’t even have to fill out anything. He was digging up gardens, shitting on people’s driveways, nearly run over 3 times (one of which caused a guy to swerve and hit a mailbox), he jumped someone’s fence and impregnated their Lab, he was forcefully removed from property by people who didn’t like dogs, had BB guns shot at him by kids, chased cats into trees and was eventually attacked by an aggressive dog. After a $500 vet bill, she let her dog back outside again! Her excuse was that she “couldn’t keep him in the yard”, which was just because he was a high energy breed and she worked 10 hrs a day, do she didn’t have the time to exercise him. So why pay $1100 for a high energy breed when you know you can’t handle one? Novelty. He was eventually picked up and sold online because he was a purebred, found him 8 hours away, after the person who bought him saw her post on facebook. </p> <p>Some people may think they are doing the right thing by letting their pets roam freely, but we do not live in an idealistic society where everything is safe. There are wild animals that will find your pet an easy meal, there are people who will not slow down for an animal that runs into the road, and there are people who will hurt your pet if it comes near them, and they will breed, causing more unwanted pets to be brought into the world to be neglected because you didn’t want to give your dog exercise. Eventually Balto’s owner realized that she couldn’t handle his high energy needs anymore and dropped him off at the shelter, where he was adopted by a man who owned an acreage and had 6 other Siberian Huskies. <br/></p> </blockquote> <p>^This</p> </blockquote> <p>Well I’m glad the story ended happily.</p>
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