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to have bellowed out the window like a fishwife

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Gerroffmylaaand Sun 22-May-16 18:50:17

I have a small small holding- a tiny-holding, with some fairly make-shift fencing within my plot.(Not the main perimeter fence, this is tall and sturdy)

The lad next door often kicks his football over, and I know he fetches them when he thinks I'm not looking.

By doing this, often he disturbs the animals, and/or the fencing. Often I get home, and some of the animals are in the wrong bit, possibly because they're crafty buggers, but also more likely if the fencing has been flattened in one bit by a pre-teenage boy trying to fetch his balls.

Tonight, two pre-teen girls were swinging on the main fence watching the animals. I felt a bit cross at this, as they could easily damage it- it's a fence, it's not for sitting on. (Not in AIBU, anyway).

Lad kicked his ball over. They shouted to him "Quick, Bob, get it!" Bob then climbs the main fence, and fetches his ball.

I holler out my window "Bob! Please stay out my garden, I'll always chuck the balls back when I can!" Then added, when the girls looked at me "plus you two, too!"

Now, I am regretting my fishwife outburst.

I know the animals escape sometimes, and people are tolerant, and send them back, just like balls. However, if lads collecting balls didn't mess with the chicken wire, perhaps they wouldn't escape as much?


FutureGadgetsLab Sun 22-May-16 18:51:53

Of course you weren't.

Littleorangecat Sun 22-May-16 20:21:32

No, that's fine. I've shouted for much less to kids in my front garden out of my window.

MadamDeathstare Sun 22-May-16 20:24:22

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

M00nUnit Sun 22-May-16 20:27:09

Sounds like you were perfectly polite and reasonable to me. You even said please!

TheWitTank Sun 22-May-16 20:31:10

Sounds polite to me!

StarkyTheDirewolf Sun 22-May-16 20:40:56

That wasn't fishwifery, that was very polite. If you'd have said "Get of my land, you little shit!" That would have been fishwifey.

DuckAndPancakes Sun 22-May-16 20:49:57

I wished you'd shouted "get orf moi laaaaand"

But no, YWNBU. I live somewhere with a communal garden, one of the neighbours sons was having a party out there with his teenage friends one night. All fine, loud music but we'd been warned and we all tend to be understanding of each other's parties. Annnyyyywayyy. DD has a swing and trampoline out there and a few of them went to climb on trampoline (designed for smaller kids - only up to 60kg weight) and I shouted out the window "off the bloody trampoline and stay off!"
(I then also text his mum to ask her to casually text him and tell him to keep them off else I'd come down and embarrass them all!) I think kids don't necessarily think of these things as bad unless they're pulled up on it.

If they do it again, more fishwifery shouting. Do swears.

Pipbin Sun 22-May-16 20:50:00

Did you have a shot gun? That would have been unreasonable.

gerroffmylaaaand Sun 22-May-16 22:21:28

No, no shotgun. An air gun could be arranged!

Thanks. So, next time it's "FUCKING GERROFF MOI LAAAAND YAH CAAAAAAH!" Sorted.

I was just feeling guilty re neighbourly relations. That, and that shouting out the window feels a bit, well, Hull for my liking. wink

Queenbean Sun 22-May-16 22:22:38


well no you're not, but you already know that. <dislikes unanimous AIBU threads >

HandsomeGroomGiveHerRoom Sun 22-May-16 23:58:14

Oh, oh, oh I can break the unanimity!

You need to sort your fencing out. As such, YABU wink

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