You should have been more empathetic. Maybe he wanted the grass to grow higher to hide the old broken appliances, leaky bass boats, and junk cars in his yard<quoted text>We moved here 8 years ago and no neighbor on either side of us spoke to us for about a year. One dickhead sp[oke to me on Mothers Day and asked that I not cut his lawn. When I reminded him that we share a border to the 'natural walkking path', neither one of us own the patch of grass. He told me he owned it. I ran inside and got the site map for our community since I was the first President of the HOA. I showed him that we only own 15 feet away from our homes and the stretch in the middle is reserved for people to walk by. It has been 8 years and he still has not said a word. The other loser did not speak for about 2 years until he started talking to a guest of mine. They hit it off over the fence so he was invited over to have a few beers. He later foreclosed so the home is now vacant.
I still believe that there are nice people in all walks of life, but I have not had the same experiences you have had. And, I am an outgoing personality. Maybe, I'm too much of a personality for the typical southerner, whatever that means.
I wonder if he lost his house because some Yankee moved down and took his job