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Bluebell 15 September 2008 32

How do I diplomatically tell my neighbour that the rubbish piled up beside their house and the old car in the yard ( that some one has egged and covered  with toilet paper) looks like crap?


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p1 p1 2:00 pm 16 Sep 08

Bluebell, for $200 I’ll pay them a visit. Money back if the yard isn’t clean within a week. Seriously – let me know if you’re interested.

Guerrilla gardener, or standover man?

Roadrage77 Roadrage77 1:47 pm 16 Sep 08

Bluebell, for $200 I’ll pay them a visit. Money back if the yard isn’t clean within a week. Seriously – let me know if you’re interested.

ant ant 1:20 pm 16 Sep 08

Aurelius said :

Thumper, if they’re outted on a prominent local website, they’ll end up coming here and threatening to report us all to the AFP.

Hope springs eternal!

Aurelius Aurelius 12:41 pm 16 Sep 08

Thumper, if they’re outted on a prominent local website, they’ll end up coming here and threatening to report us all to the AFP.

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 11:45 am 16 Sep 08

I’d try getting some Guiana from an government body to see if anything “official” can be done.

It’s a tough one though. Do you have a good relationship with your neighbor?

Thumper Thumper 8:22 am 16 Sep 08

No point writing to the ACT government. They simply don’t reply, or they will fob it off and say it has nothing to do with them.

I suggest the photo posted on a locally known website where everyone will gives them heaps.

mutley mutley 11:16 pm 15 Sep 08

I see Stanhope found that the various National institutions were poorly aligned to show his “happy” side, so he had them reversed in the background.

Pandy Pandy 10:59 pm 15 Sep 08

WAT R U SAIING aNT?

ant ant 10:22 pm 15 Sep 08

Bit o petrol and a match.

Or take a picture, and put it on a well-known Canberra website with a vicious, witty story.

Then all their friends and relatives will come here and abuse us in text-speak and mis-spelled swear words.

BigDave BigDave 10:09 pm 15 Sep 08

Perhaps it’s art. Is your neighbour an artist? If so, contact Jon Stanhope. He pays good money for “art”.

ant ant 9:19 pm 15 Sep 08

That “letterhead” is brilliant! But you need a cresty-thing too. Or maybe bracket it with the Commonwealth one and the ACT one. Maybe chuck the UK one and the NSW one on the bottom for good measure.

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 9:08 pm 15 Sep 08

^ Ohhh dude, am I gonna have some fun!

sepi sepi 8:38 pm 15 Sep 08

Write a letter that looks like an official letter about dirt mounds attracting pests, and give them 14 days to clear it up or they will receive a fine. Put an ambiguous letterhead on it.

Pandy Pandy 8:30 pm 15 Sep 08

I have walked past a palce for 10 years that looks like that. so you think you have problems?

canberra towie canberra towie 8:04 pm 15 Sep 08

p1 said :

I’m told if you put a “for sale” sign on the car, some one will immediately steal it…

Or call the scrap metal people and tell them you have a car they can have for free…

Put a for sale sign on it and the scrap metal people will steal it !!

burninator burninator 7:39 pm 15 Sep 08

I’d leave an anonymous letter in their letterbox.

deezagood deezagood 6:42 pm 15 Sep 08

You may have to live next to these folks for a long time, so diplomacy is the key. I would pop over and mention that you are having a front-yard blitz on the weekend and would they like you to help them to clean up their area as well? They can’t possibly be offended by that and most decent folks will say ‘no no, we’ll do it’. If they aren’t decent, well then at least they might give you permission to get rid of the rubbish – at least it will be gone. Or then again – they might tell you to f-off.

SheepGroper SheepGroper 5:53 pm 15 Sep 08

Swaggie said :

Knock on their door, just say you were walking past one evening and you saw two ruddy huge Rats running from the street to under the pile of garbage and you thought they might like to know (especially if they have kids). Something about Rats tends to galvanise people into action….

Nah, say you saw rats, then offer to let a few snakes loose to control them. Big ones.

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