Tuesday, January 09, 2007


I am an avid golfer. Not a good golfer but an avid one. At any rate, I love my neighbors by the by, a new neighbor had moved in and saw me loading golf clubs into my car. He asks me, so where do I golf, and could he come with me. So, insincerely, I say sure, sure no problem, next time I go. So, I talk to another neighbor to commiserate and say "damn, isn't that weird, this guy who just moved in wants to go golfing with me." I continue "now that is awkward as hell, I don't want to spend 3 hours with a guy I've never met before." Cringe factor: the other neighbor was on his porch the whole time and overheard the conversation. Brutal. Now he won't even talk to me or even really look at me. Now, I realize I can be an ass, but I apologized and he still won't talk to me. Suggestions?


Anonymous said...

Oye veh, nice work. Get him a gift of a box of nice golf balls and hope he at least talks to you again. You've been living in your neighborhood long enough to know that conversations on a porch travel past the immediately adjacent porch, sheesh.

Bill said...

Smooth. Yeah, just kiss butt (sincerely) for a good long while, things could come back around. You gotta have your neighbors on your side.

Prince of Petworth said...

I hear that. The really sad part is that I do value my neighbors and the neighborhood feeling above all else.