Sunday, January 21, 2007
The Neighbor's New Pets
It's definitely worth clicking on the picture to get a better view.
This is the view from my driveway to the left. I don't know why but it seems that they've adopted some pets from the Jurassic Park Foundation. Sure, this might be a wonderful thing for some. I mean, there are some people that only have complaints of their neighbors still having their Christmas lights still up.
What is my problem with this? Well, it seems they are multiplying. The raptor has been popping up here for the last month. I recall the neighbor telling me that he was trying to sell it for $2,000 or so. This week, the triceratops shows up. He's missing a piece of his butt (you didn't zoom in, did you) but I'm sure he'll be around the same price. I am worried that it won't be too long until they get more of them, start putting them in their front yard and start charging for tickets. My biggest concern right now deals with the vehicles.
All of those vehicles in this photo belong to the same house. There are two more on the driveway. That green one... it blocks the mailman from delivering the mail and the garbage truck from seeing my little trash can. Rolling all these concerns into one is that the view will increase the amount of traffic coming through the area ("Hey, kids. Want to see some dinosaurs?") as people drive by the neighbor's house. This will also lead to some gawking and most likely a driver that pays too much attention to the view as they hit another car. You may be thinking, "But, Martin, it might be one of those cars in the picture and you'll have one less one blocking the mailbox." It sounds good but I'm pretty sure they'll just put duct tape on the bumper or leave it there in the street.
P.S. - In what can only be called an odd situation, someone in the neighborhood is getting a little tail. Or a lot of tail... as there is a note today on the back of the raptor asking for its return.