Good lord, how far is this going to go?!
I was just sitting here watching a movie, and the group of brats that normally sits on the porch making noise late night weekends came storming up the stairs. One of them decided to jump down on his hands and knees in front of my window and plaster his face against said window, staring in at me. I yelled at him to go away, and he went and stood on the steps looking in for a bit.
I can appreciate the curiosity of kids, and the friendliness of Texas, but this is over the friggin' top!
This isn't the first time those kids have tried to cause a ruckus either. Last time they decided to annoy and startle me, they were messing with my bike (which is locked up on the porch, tied to the railing) and kept opening and closing my door.
At this point, I'm not quite sure how to handle it, aside from standing my ground. I'm tempted to take a trip down to the sports store and buy a baseball bat. I don't want to get violent with any of it, but if that's what it takes, that's what it takes.
I have a fair bit of expensive toys sitting here in my living room that would probably only entice them further to try to get in here. While I do have insurance and I am not too entirely attached to anything material I have (there are a couple of things with some sentimental value), I'm not about to have some falsely over-confident kid come in here to run off with my TV, XBox, or computers, especially not while I'm here.
Call the cops/landlord.
Actually, threaten it first. Then do it.
- Posted by Fuey (Guest) on December 6, 2008 at 07:11:21PM
I'm giving them one more 'freebie' before I do anything. If they do try to get in here when I'm here, I'll:
a.) Remind them that they do not belong in here b.) Threaten to call the authorities c.) If need be, exercise the rights granted under the "Castle Law"
- Posted by tim (Guest) on December 7, 2008 at 01:52:44AM
I'd also recommend locking your door. :P (My door was always locked when I lived in apartments.)
- Posted by Fufu (Guest) on December 8, 2008 at 06:33:02PM
Just remember don't stomp out the flaming bag.
- Posted by TSRum (Guest) on December 11, 2008 at 07:53:16PM
but it's on fire! there could be a baby in it, do you really want to burn babies!!
- Posted by teddy (Guest) on December 11, 2008 at 09:24:40PM
C'mon now, you know Josh has no soul!
- Posted by tim (Guest) on December 11, 2008 at 11:06:18PM