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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

'You're in an out of bounds area, laddie!'

Yesterday morning I walked down the side of our house towards where my car was parked under the house. This is what I saw...


That's my geranium plant so that equipment is on my side of the fence! (mind you some of our property is still inside the temporary fencing too!)
There was a young man who was still in my yard and dropping more equipment ...
" I don't remember giving you permission to come on to my property, let alone dumping equipment in my yard'...was my tart comment to said young man.
I loaded up my car for the Zillmere Knit and Natter, while still speaking my mind...words to the effect that I expected all the equipment to be removed as soon as possible...and 'Where's Brad'??? (the building site manager) Young man didn't know where Brad was apparently, and fled back to his vehicle parked at the kerb. Before he fled he said, 'Sorry Miss'!!
Ha ha! In my mind, I was back doing Playground Duty...once a teacher, always a teacher, lol!
I went back to the car and got out my camera and in a very deliberate manner took the set of photos used in this post.


 I even took a photo of the sprawl over the footpath.



I then got in my car, backed it out, drove around the corner into the back street and found a park. Then walked in our back gate and went inside to get Brad's business card. I rang his mobile but got messagebank; so I left a message detailing what had happened. Then I went off to knitting.

By the time I arrived home, Brad had left a message stating that none of the workers on the site had any need/reason to go on to our property. So I rang him back and we talked it through. He was going to ring the scaffolding company to put in a complaint. But the story doesn't end there...

This morning while I was watering the veggie patch at the back, I heard someone calling out. Thought it was someone in my neighbour Tom's place but soon realised it was someone in my front yard. I walked around and it was 'that young man'! he asked if he could come onto my property to pass up the scaffolding needed today, as it was easier to do it from the side...hello????
I simply repeated what Brad had said to me yesterday...'No worker needs to access my property'...and I added, 'that's what the boss of the site says so let's just do what he says'...said young man visibly 'deflated'...he knew he was beaten as he slunk off to do the job 'the hard way'! Oh, and in true teacher fashion I said, 'Thank you. I appreciate your coming in to ask if you could have access on my land'!  I was a well trained teacher too!!! :-)  (I bet he went and said to his workmates, 'there's an old witch living next door', though. lol

8 comments:

Noela said...

How annoying Maria. Its not so much coming on your land as the damage they could do to your plants etc carting that scaffolding. Hope they have got the message now. Hugs.....

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Dorothy said...

ha ha .. good for you Maria. What a hide just coming on to your property without even asking and good on Brad for taking the action he did. I hope your lovely geraniums didn't get damaged. xoxox

shez said...

oh my i bet you will be pleased when its all finished Maria.xx

Vireya said...

Once a teacher, always a teacher! Good for you for setting boundaries. Do you give lines or detention? I've written a lot of lines in my life, but I don't think it had any useful effect. But I've also sat through plenty of detention which didn't influence my behaviour either.

Susan said...

Love it - just love it!

the story of t - not what's happening of course.

Marilyn said...

I did have a chuckle at the "teacher" comments. So pleased that the matter got sorted out quickly once Brad was involved. I hope your geranium suffered no ill effects.

Becky said...

GOOD FOR YOU MARIA! We have to stand our ground sometimes or they will walk all over us to be sure.