Nov 3, 2008

Sometimes when you run into a lunatic, the wisest course is to get out of the way. This is the latest letter from the person who claims that her peace is being disrupted by our dog. Bear in mind that she lives almost five blocks from here and that there are a couple dozen barking dogs between our house and hers. She is clearly irrational, since my dog barking at her as she passes by cannot in anyway disrupt the peaceful enjoyment of her property. In my response to her certified letter last week I told her that she was a coward for making anonymous threats and for not being clear about how the dog was actually bothering her. I invited her to contact me and discuss it. Apparently, she cannot grasp the idea that making an anonymous complaint is not going to bolster her case, but will make her look like a fool. So on the advice of Mrs. Sneed, we shall be ignoring this mental case until she takes further action. Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky

14 comments:

Annie Ha said...

oh my goodness some people.

Megan said...

I had one of those next door to me once. There is no defense. There is no offense. There is nothing you can do, as you have already realized.

I feel for you, brother.

Coffee Messiah said...

Hey Merle, I can hear your dog from here.

If you get a letter from indy-anna, you'll know who it's from ; (

Yikes.....what can U say? Reacting to such idiocy is certainly the best policy.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

dear resident of p.o. box 12284:

your breathing is too loud. it is disturbing our peace and well being.

be advised next time I will address this matter through our court system.

crikey!!!

Kurt said...

I sort of doubt that she will be taking this to court, since she doesn't even put her name on her threatening letters.

Karen said...

What a freakin' nut job....

Daughter Sneed said...

How are you supposed to "correct it," when you don't even know, exactly, what "it" is?

As an armchair attorney and veteran watcher of Judge Judy and The Peoples Court, I say she ain't got a leg to stand on.

Steve said...

Kurt said exactly what I was going to say. There's no way this woman is going to sue. And if she does, she'll get laughed out of court.

bella rum said...

Mrs. Sneed is right. I agree with Kurt too; she won't sue. She's having too much fun writing creepy letters.

Does she look like this?
http://merlesneed.blogspot.com/2008/05/theyre-coming.html

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Oh boy...
what a goof ball...

Nan Patience said...

Merle, this sounds like a job for a person named Wayne.

alphabet soup said...

This woman is obsessed. She's probably sent letters to the owner of every barking dog within a five block sweep of her residence.
Ms Soup

bitchlet said...

Yes, he can!!

He won!!

Reya Mellicker said...

She's a nutcase. file the letter and think about something more pleasant.

Oh ... and put some mirrors on your fence, facing in her direction. Feng shui really works.

Note to self: Always pay attention to the wisdom of Merle Sneed. He called the election, I doubted it, but he was right.