So, I'm sort of new to JP...moved here in August from the south shore. and I come from a place where neighbors ACTUALLY look out for their neighbors. So the actions and attitudes of people these days is baffling to me. On NUMEROUS occasions of trying to shovel out my car on a one-way road in JP, drivers actually get frustrated that you can't move any further off the road.
Just today, while standing ankle-deep on my street trying to shovel the slush from around my car so I could get to work, people were driving SO fast down the street, thus splashing unmercilessly. One guy in a black SUV, after I urged him to slow down please, actually floored the gas, sped up and splashed me...no...SOAKED me from waist to toes...ruining my coat, my pants, my shoes...all intentionally. I just don't understand. How is THIS attitude looking out for your neighbors? What can we do?? I had to go back into my apartment and change, all the while sobbing, and was of course, then late to work because of this jerkface who has no compassion or human decency.
That sucks. Unfortunately there is a certain anonymity and protection people feel in their vehicles; therefore they do things they would never do 'in person'.This boorish behavior really irritates me too. On the bright side - that person has to spend the rest of their lives with themselves, luckily you only encountered them for a brief moment.
I've had some GREAT experiences too! My neighbor on one side of my house saw my friend fixing my bumper one night (I'd backed into a snowbank, naturally, and broke a piece off) and my neighbor saw us and brought out a flashlight for us, and introduced himself and invited us to a bbq when summer rolled around. How nice is that? But then there's the neighbors on the other side who would get mad about taking "their" spots after they shoveled them out even though it was past that 48 hour mark. So it's a tough call. Overall I think that the weather this winter just made people very cranky. I love JP!
I'm so sorry though that people leave garbage in your yard! that's so strange! why is it always your yard?? :)