Friday, August 7, 2009

New neighbors

When Matt told me that our next door neighbor moved out while I was on vacation, I got excited.  Not that there was anything wrong with him - a nice, quiet, older man we affectionately nicknamed "Coach" due to his propensity for wearing warm-up suits - but I was envisioning our possible new neighbors in my mind.  You know, perhaps a fun, young married couple in their late 20s with a dog (you know, people just like us) whom we would instantly love and constantly run next door for happy hours and movie nights and dinner parties.  OR a fun young girl in her late twenties with a dog (you know, like me) whom I would instantly bond with and who would become my insta-BFF while Matt is away for a year.  

Imagine my excitement when the moving truck pulled up this morning!!!!  I peeked out the window, and...

There are two guys moving in, chain smoking, who look identical to the cavemen from the Geico commercials.

Fail.

AMENDMENT:
Oops.  I am so wrong it's funny.  Apparently the cavemen are MOVERS.  And they are moving some other people OUT, not new people IN.  Matt informed me of all of this with an eye roll when I expressed excitement that the cavemen are not, in fact, our neighbors.  Le sigh.

I am leaving this post up here, though, because it makes me laugh.  :)

12 comments:

Heather said...

Oh NO!! I hope they arent too much trouble. I also want young fun neighbors but I have older couples with older kids. Fail!

Ms. Attitude said...

Aww man! That kind of sucks! Maybe they will be nice people though.

brown eyed girl said...

Perhaps they moved there and can become comic relief for you two?

My parent's neighbor is a guy we have dubbed "Shaky". The day we moved in the house, May 29th, 1998, my sister and I sat on the front stoop waiting for the moving trucks to come, it was after school, about 3:30 and we see our neighbor walk out of his front door, go over to the side of his house, stoop over and mess around in the dirt, stand up, and cracked open a can of beer. He hides his beer on the side of the house and is often drunk. Hence, Shaky.

I didn't know other people had names for their neighbors as well! I hope my story made you smile a bit to counter the disappointment that is Cave Men.

Meagan said...

AHH....haha!! Sorry for laughing. That is terrible. Too bad you we don't live closer, I need a happy hour/dinner party friend too!!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Well I hope you get the people your envisioning!

Sunshinemeg said...

Good luck with the neighbors! Maybe you will get some good ones!

Lucky in Love said...

Ha...this makes me laugh too! I'm praying for great friends! Wouldn't that be great!?!

Lucy Marie said...

You make me laugh. I am so glad that the cavemen are not your neighbours. At least now since you thought they were, you might have lower standards and be pleased with whoever they bring in.

Mel said...

I just moved and I was hoping to have some new cool neighbors b/c I was definately over my old neighbors, but FAIL over here too.

I've seen both our neighbors and neither have bothered introducing themselves and they are old. Great.

Piper Jacquelyn said...

That is HILARIOUS, even if it ended up being the movers. Awesome.

Jenn said...

haha i love this :) we just had two guys move in next door and the married couple moved out. i remember a time when that would have been very exciting to me, but now i'm bummed. getting old/married sucks ;)

kilax said...

Ha ha! I probably would have jumped to the same conclusion! We are always on the watch out for new neighbors ;)