What's Your Next-Door Neighbor Story?

Dryer and Utensils?

I've lived down the street from Kayla my whole life. While I'm at her house, which is most of the time, I coverse with her neighbors. After 14 years, I've gotten to know most of the people over there except her Next-Door Neighbors.
They don't talk, well not us. They are some sort of asian, I believe they're viatnemese, but we don't really know.
Anyways, Kayla's cat ran out the back door and jumped up the fence that connected their house to hers. Kayla and I ran out after him and jumped up onto the fence, but we didn't want to just jump into a stranger's backyard. So we looked around from the fence calling the cat. Then i noticed something.
"umm. Kay, are those forks?"
No joke, these crazy people had metal utensils in the grass of their backyard. And not just a few, at least 30 forks, spoons, and knives. and if thats not weird enough, They had a clothes dryer, but no washing machine, in that yard. This is a yard with no cover, no screen, just grass, untensils, a dryer, oh and a GIANT HOLE!
A few feet from the dryer is a hole, a deeeep hole. This hole had barbedwire around it and a ladder in it!

After that I didn't really plan on ever talking to those people. Until one day we were playing kickball in the street. The ball flew over the fence and into the crazy asian people's yard, of course. The fisrt time we just asked for the ball back, and they threw it over. The second time, they angrily shoved it at us. And the last time the popped it and left it in their yard!

That was the last time I ever even came close to them


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