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AIBU rude neighbour?

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monkeymamma · 14/07/2017 14:46

There's a family that lives opposite us, I don't know them well but always stop to say hi to their kids etc. I thought they seemed nice so I left a present for them just at the end of their front path.

I've just seen the woman pick it up gingerly and then walk over the road to the edge of the field nearby and drop it into the long grass! WTF. I am open mouthed. What an ungrateful cow.

AIBU to bring them more presents? I am now wondering if the one I left wasn't enough, perhaps if I can get a few more for them, they'll be happier.

BTW I am a small ginger cat and this may be a reverse.

OP posts:

user1497435493 · 14/07/2017 14:48

WTF? Confused

How was this neighbour meant to know this 'present' was for her? Confused

And what was it?! Confused

Bizarre behaviour from you I have to say.



dementedpixie · 14/07/2017 14:49

She's being a cat!


IWantABlueBanana · 14/07/2017 14:49

Ungrateful fuckers! But you know youre meant to take presents home, and not talk to strangers!!


user1497435493 · 14/07/2017 14:49

I just read the last line. PMSL! Grin

walks off slowly feeling stupid!


YesItsMeIDontCare · 14/07/2017 14:50

Leave the next one on the doorstep. She may not have realised that it was for them.

I must say it's very kind of you though.


Whywonttheyletmeusemyusername · 14/07/2017 14:50

I gotcha OP !!! Made me laugh !!!


Justhadmyhaircut · 14/07/2017 14:53

Maybe a mouse or a bird next time??


JugglingMummyof2 · 14/07/2017 14:58

Try harder next time - something with the head already eaten so they know what they are supposed to do with it as humans are stupid and don't know without our help. I've tried to teach my owner for nearly a year now with no success.....

AIBU rude neighbour?

BattleaxeGalactica · 14/07/2017 15:07

YANBU but don't be surprised if you get a soaking next time you try to be so thoughtful Sad

For some unfathomable reason surprise gifts and treats along the line you're suggesting often play very badly with their recipients.


MissionItsPossible · 14/07/2017 15:27

Ungrateful little cow! Maybe something bigger next time? Something that will make her scream or accidentally step on?


mummyrabbitpeppapig · 14/07/2017 15:28

Ooh that's lovely of you. You ADNBU. They definitely are! Take your present to someone more deserving in future. My owner always praises me and gives me extra attention. ( She even giftwraps the present in a lovely bag then pops it into a large grey box with a lid - never see it again though........)


Hercules12 · 14/07/2017 15:36

You sound lovely, op. Yanbu. Your neighbour was very rude. I would keep leaving presents until your neighbour starts to value them.
Agree with pp - try something without a head.


GeillisTheWitch · 14/07/2017 15:41

You need better presentation. Try a bird next time and "artfully" spread the feathers over as large an area as you possibly can, they'll love that.


SabineUndine · 14/07/2017 15:52

Try for a squirrel. They can't ignore that.


KurriKurri · 14/07/2017 15:53

Your neighbour probably didn't realise the present was from you. Next time try to get it into her house, then she'll have to accept it. Even better if the gift has a bit of life left in it and you can release it in her hallway. If it is a bit on the dead side, stuff it into one of her shoes so she gets a nice surprise.


Noodoodle · 14/07/2017 15:58

Next time they open the door, run in and find the dinner table. Leave your present there. How else are they meant to know you're trying to feed them because they're shitty hunters?


Noodoodle · 14/07/2017 15:59

I would be cringing though OP, probably would've shoved it with a broom, how did you manage to pick it up?!


AnnetteCurtains · 14/07/2017 16:03

I think for it to be really special you should try and leave it in her bed
Can you imagine her utter delight as she crawls to bed , completely exhausted and ta ! da! there it it
The joy you would bring


Jaxhog · 14/07/2017 16:33

Leave a dead squirrel next time. Most people hate squirrels (fluffy tailed rats)


IWantABlueBanana · 14/07/2017 16:45

Actually, monkeycat if you REALLY like the kids and they have a trampoline, bluebananacat tells me that is his favourite present leaving place.

Or alternatively if they have one of those fancy greenhouses with roof windows, wait until a wee birdy flies in, then launch yourself in after it and have a wee game of catch.


MissionItsPossible · 14/07/2017 18:18

If she does it again you are perfectly within your rights to give her a good scratch. Not the kids though. They're still young enough to be taught proper manners. Divide and conquer. Be your sweet and charming self to the kids and I dunno, maybe take a piss on her flower bed or her shoes?


Lurkedforever1 · 14/07/2017 18:23

Yanbu, they are clearly very rubbish hunters. Next time take it inside and eat it to demonstrate. Or you could catch it very carefully so it isn't harmed at all and release it in their house. Chase it round a bit, just enough to give them the idea, and then they'll catch on and chase it themselves. Always works, except for some reason they seem to take it outside to eat, and never leave feathers or fur behind.

For a real statement though you need a dead rabbit, placed on the table. They'll love that one.


InThisTogether · 14/07/2017 19:15

I do the same only my family got a bit shrieky at me so now I take the present right into the house and let it run around their kitchen.
They like that more.


CremeFresh · 14/07/2017 19:21

I see where you went wrong , you have to dismember the present so that there are more bits for them to admire. I have it on good authority that they love the unexpected sight of entrails, it makes eating their dinner much more pleasurable.


CigarsofthePharoahs · 14/07/2017 19:47

I've given up with presents, my humans are a really ungrateful bunch.
I do enjoy winding them up by always crapping on the same spot in their lawn so the grass has died. I also like to leave random poo deposits in the house. Not often enough to worry them so I end up at the vet but I do love the reactions.
I miss my old neighbours across the road. I used to get ham off them.

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