What's Your Next-Door Neighbor Story?

my neighbor, the unamerican.

The man across the street, a sour old redneck who hits his dog and yells at his kids (I swear - EVERY fight this family has is always on their lawn), didn't like the Obama/Biden sticker on my car leading up to the election. He made it clear to me with super-subtle comments about Obama's race - "Whatchu votin' for a guy like THAT for?" - every time he saw me. Eventually, I stopped fighting him, stopped trying to correct him or teach him something. So I just ignored him. But one morning, I came out and saw the word "unamerica" carved into the side of my driver's side car door. It was unclear as to whether the perpetrator meant to write "unamericaN" but ran out of time. I knocked on the redneck's door, called him every name in the book, and eventually sued his sorry, racist ass for the paint job.
Needless to say, when Obama won last November, I had everyone I've ever met over, and we had the loudest celebration you've ever heard. The only thing missing was fireworks.


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