Well, amazingly enough, this lady that came over with my tenant and his girlfriend last night? Used to go to a church called Gospel Echoes and knew about a church I used to go to. It was an interesting visit and if nothing else, everyone loved my slow-cooked pork ribs : )
However, during all of this last night, I had "opportunity" to see 350 man standing out in front of his house, gabbing with his lady neighbor on the west side of him. The man has "power of persuasion" and has people in this neighborhood fooled into thinking what wonderful person he is. I could really care less, to be honest, what other neighbors think of him or me, but I am not going to tolerate this guy just walking into my backyard for whatever reason.
So I went down there, stood on the sidewalk right in front of his house and let him know how I felt about him entering my property. He denied it, threatened to kick my @$$, and I invited him to do so. He was trying to lure me onto his property, which obviously I was not going to do. I simply stood there, informed him that I was not afraid of him and if he wanted to follow through on his threat, there I was.
Instead, he told his lady friend to call the police, which she did. No worries to me, I went home, got out the copy of the restraining order - expired but enough regardless - went back outside when I saw the police down there. They were not, as it turned out, even going to come talk to me. I don't know if that's because there are "notes" about this situation in their system or what, I didn't ask that question. The officer was disinterested - but told me I should probably get another one of those orders against this guy.
That didn't take long at all, amazingly enough. Whatever the case, came back inside, finished the dinner with everyone and that was that. They all left, George, the tenant, was going over to his girlfriend's house and the lady I was visiting with also lives there temporarily.
Friday. Yesterday was a rather long day at work, but only because things have slowed down considerably. It has been the same across the board for all of our region's branches - I can tell that looking by their sales numbers for the month, not to mention when I go downtown, at least one driver is there begging for something to do.
Which invokes the "time to leave for work" excuse. It is, literally, time to go to work!
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