He Blew Me Off

It’s a moment I won’t forget for a long time. You see, my neighbor and I have had a good relationship for the few years I’ve lived in my house. He and his wife are usually kind to me, and they love seeing my dogs. These neighbors will often walk up to the fence and chat with me about the neighborhood, the dogs, the weather, or pretty much anything else on our minds at the time. But a few days ago, the guy blew me off! I didn’t see it coming. Actually that’s not completely true. I didn’t see it coming until just before it happened.

He and I love working in our yards. He loves it more than I do, actually, so when I start to mow my yard and he’s anywhere within earshot, he’ll ask if I want him to mow or if I want to use his “zero turn” John Deere. It’s totally unfair john deerebut I’ll use my push mower to cut his ditch. He’s on a corner lot so there’s quite a bit of ditch, but it’s still very unfair in my favor. So on this particular day, after my yard was finished, I took my mower out to his ditch. It was a windy afternoon so as I mowed, all the grass blew right back in my face. I was covered in green pretty much from my head down to the inside of my boots. Of course it happens on the one day I mow with shorts on! I finished mowing and as I walked the mower past my neighbor’s drive way, he had me stand there for a second. He used his leaf blower to hose me down. Hose me down with air. It was the kindest thing. And we both laughed.

I love having good neighbors.

-Out of the Wilderness


10 Signs You’re More Redneck Than You Think

You tell everyone you watch Nascar to make fun of the fans, but you’re secretly upset that Jimmie Johnson’s pit stops were slower than the other drivers back in Daytona.

The first thing that comes to your mind when someone says “snack” is “deer jerky.”

When you get in your vehicle, you’re actually sitting taller than when you were standing outside your vehicle.

You lost the school spelling bee because you added an extra ‘e’ in deer.

You are responsible for 3 or more dogs.

You think of anyone north of Alabama as a yankee.

You say things like, “…took him behind the wood shed.”

You know the fashion fad in the mid-90s was named after Bo and Luke’s cousin, Daisy Duke.

You believe La Quinta is Spanish for, “behind Cracker Barrel.”

The city you live in is followed by:   , Kentucky.