What's Your Next-Door Neighbor Story?

"If you need anything just ask."

New neighbors moved in about a year ago.They told me, "If you ever need anything, just ask." My riding mower hasn't worked for a long time. I got a notice that it was covered in the Sears lawsuit. They had knowingly sold Lawn Mowers that were defective. Riding mowers are very expensive. Mine has been parked in the garage.
I pay a friend to mow, which is expensive. The neighbor was coming home for lunch one day and I was at the mailbox. I ask him to help me move it out a little to get the serial number off the front. I mentioned the law suit.
He said, "I don't believe in law suits. I will come over after work and help you move it." That was over a month ago and I have never seen him again. Even outside. Before they were out whenever I stepped out the door or left in the car. Do they hide when they hear my garage door open? Will they ever speak to me again?


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