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One of our neighbors is a lovely older fellow who spends seemingly endless hours cultivating his garden, which also serves as a half-way house for plants that need homes. This is actually quite admirable, but also strange... he keeps asking us if we want the oddest sorts of plants: mimosa trees are a good example -- we have two of these monsters already, and the way they propagate, you need to constantly pull up saplings or you'll be owner of a mimosa plantation, but he still offers us the babies he's pulled up from his own yard. The one that finally pushed me over the edge was him asking if we wanted a couple of small maple trees he'd uprooted. I had to point out to him the way to get a maple to grow where you want it is to not pull it up when one inevitably started growing there. He agreed, but I'm still not sure he gets the point... I keep expecting him to offer us some dandelions.

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14. Re: Neighbors... May 1, 2002, 15:58 anon@216.73
 
Yes, if he is like you unibomber you should do everything you can to irrate him, that I believe is the best idea.  
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