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To not give her £400?

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lollipopz Thu 09-Jul-09 12:33:30

That is how much my neighbour is demanding for new glasses as she is claiming that the tree in our front garden 'attacked' her and knocked them off! Now the tree does hang over the pavement a bit but it is high up! I have sat watching people of all heights walk by without incident including dh who is over 6ft, a lot taller than her! I want to shove her glasses where the sun doesn't shine!

Rubyrubyrubyislosing7lbs Thu 09-Jul-09 12:35:17

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Fimbo Thu 09-Jul-09 12:35:45

Is this a wind-up?

gigglinggoblin Thu 09-Jul-09 12:36:34

lol yanbu

lollipopz Thu 09-Jul-09 12:37:22

Should have said this is not the first run in us and the other neighbours have had with her

BitOfFun Thu 09-Jul-09 12:37:34

That is what her insurance is for. If she couldn't see the branch perhaps she needed a new pair anyway?

lollipopz Thu 09-Jul-09 12:40:45

I wish it was a wind up! She has been a pita since we moved in last year my kids are scared of her she is always outside shouting at someone

maltesers Thu 09-Jul-09 12:41:49

Cheeky woman...How dare she ask you for the money...
If you had hit them off her face with your hand then yes, maybe, but not cos your tree hit them off her face. As she has such a gaul...she had it coming i reckon. !! There is no way she can squeeze 400 smackaroonies out of you. If worried a lot go to the C.A.B. or a solicitor..

booyhoo Thu 09-Jul-09 12:41:49

if the tree started it i would say yes but if she did then no, i guess its trees word against hers! grin

maltesers Thu 09-Jul-09 12:43:55

The only thing you might do is cut the tree down a bit...but leave it a there a bit longer if she goes on, and gives you a hard time bout it.

melmog Thu 09-Jul-09 12:44:54

It's not the whomping willow is it? You've got to watch them.

lollipopz Thu 09-Jul-09 12:47:08

Not worried, more annoyed she will be arsey everytime I see her!

lollipopz Thu 09-Jul-09 12:52:09

It is getting pruned on Saturday. Some of you are making me lol, wish she could see this and realise how stupid she sounds!

BitOfFun Thu 09-Jul-09 12:59:07

Well, make sure you take photos of it, with your dh under it etc, so you can show it wasn't so low that you should reasonably have pruned it earlier, just in case she goes legal.

jumpingbeans Thu 09-Jul-09 13:02:03

Tell her, she needed new ones anyway cos ifshe could'nt see the branch then the ones she's got are no good.

GetOrfMoiLand Thu 09-Jul-09 13:04:49

Lol. BitofFun has the right idea - however your DH will have to be prepared to look like one of those numptie Take a Break photos though grin

lollipopz Thu 09-Jul-09 13:13:18

LOL told dh BOF's idea and he said he will then post one through her door! Won't let him though!

Nancy66 Thu 09-Jul-09 13:16:38

I think some people just go through life trying it on. She wasn't watching where she was going - nowt to do with you.

Some old bat on our street put a note through everybody's door last year suggesting that we might all like to pay for her trees to be pruned as 'this will clearly benefit you all'....she lives four doors down from us.

gorionine Thu 09-Jul-09 13:19:59

Yanbu, the glasses where not that good anyway if she could not see the big tree comming towards her!

MiniMarmite Thu 09-Jul-09 13:21:56

Sorry but ROFL grin

YANBU, she sounds like one of my neighbours - thinks everything is someone else's fault and responsibulity. BoF has the right idea!

nametaken Thu 09-Jul-09 13:32:39

YANBU - tell her to sue you if she thinks she's got a case.

Should prune your tree back though grin - I need to do mine actually, how much is it these days?

DesperateHousewifeToo Thu 09-Jul-09 13:37:06

Dd has some pink tat glasses that came stuck to the front of her Angelina comic. You could give her thosegrin

Habbibu Thu 09-Jul-09 13:38:09

Have just nearly spat my toast out at gorionine! That's surely the perfect response.

lollipopz Thu 09-Jul-09 15:48:53

It was 115 to get a tree removed, don't know about pruning my dad is doing ours. She just walked past me getting out my car and she had a big bit of tape on her glasses and was muttering I just ignored

MaryBS Thu 09-Jul-09 15:56:17

Countersue her for damaging your tree!

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