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upset mom

Johnson City, TN

#101 Aug 31, 2012
What is so upsetting to me, is not your silly fence. It is the fact that you got on a public forum, stated the name of our neighborhood and insulted my parents. Every morning I walk my children to the bus stop, and every morning I walk back to my house smiling, thankful for the sweet neighborhood that we live in. Every single child that gets on that bus is smart, funny, and amazing. They are children. Children SHOULD be playing outside, enjoying nature and life. The fact that our children are outside and not sitting n the house watching televsion or playing electronics is a testimony that we understand the development of children. My children never go on your property because they are scared of you. There is no explaining to them why you put up that horrible fence. We simply laugh it off and ignore it. I sincerely hope that you get the mental support that you clearly need. I am very worried that you are completely obsessed with your empty lot.
There has been mention of bringing you to court, because you are in clear violation of our neighborhood's by-laws. The money in our bank account goes to our children's future and our family, not the foolishness of your fence. That is not worth it.
I have always waved and smiled at you, thinking that I should never judge a person or make assumptions about them. However, I am extremely upset about the comments you made about my children. Who do play around the circle, who are always supervised, and who are extremely loved.
Shame on you. Please consider leaving this neighborhood and finding some happieness for yourself.....leave the residents of this friendly community alone.
upset mom

Johnson City, TN

#102 Aug 31, 2012
I am sorry, that is supposed to say "insulted my parenting abilities"

Since: Aug 12

Kingsport, TN

#103 Aug 31, 2012
I have a little boy, he is seven. He is curious and will talk your leg off. He's kind hearted and smart. He would roam all over creation if I, the parent let him. I don't let him go in other people's yards because its not our yard, because he could get hurt, because I am scared to let him out of my sight, and because unless someone invites you or you ask for permission to cut through their property its rude. What happened to people being respectful of each other? Now if my child wandered into someone's yard and the owner yelled at them, I would take issue with that; however, if they asked me to keep my child off of their property (no reason is needed as it is their property) I would gladly respect that. What happened to being adults and teaching our children respect and manners?
friendly neighbor

Johnson City, TN

#104 Sep 2, 2012
twinkle282 wrote:
I have a little boy, he is seven. He is curious and will talk your leg off. He's kind hearted and smart. He would roam all over creation if I, the parent let him. I don't let him go in other people's yards because its not our yard, because he could get hurt, because I am scared to let him out of my sight, and because unless someone invites you or you ask for permission to cut through their property its rude. What happened to people being respectful of each other? Now if my child wandered into someone's yard and the owner yelled at them, I would take issue with that; however, if they asked me to keep my child off of their property (no reason is needed as it is their property) I would gladly respect that. What happened to being adults and teaching our children respect and manners?
As a resident of Kennesaw Ridge, I must say that our children are very kind and respectful. This woman hates all children. A new family moved in next door to her just a few months ago and the first thing she wanted to know was if they had any kids. When she found out that they had three, that was enough information for her to decide that she didn't like them. I must say, they're great people, and we're happy to have them as part of our community. All the parents of this neighborhood know to not allow their children on her property, and I can say that I've never noticed a child anywhere near it. My point is, that if you moved here with your respectful seven year old, she would hate you too. The other neighbors, however, would welcome you and your son.

Since: Aug 12

Kingsport, TN

#105 Sep 3, 2012
friendly neighbor wrote:
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As a resident of Kennesaw Ridge, I must say that our children are very kind and respectful. This woman hates all children. A new family moved in next door to her just a few months ago and the first thing she wanted to know was if they had any kids. When she found out that they had three, that was enough information for her to decide that she didn't like them. I must say, they're great people, and we're happy to have them as part of our community. All the parents of this neighborhood know to not allow their children on her property, and I can say that I've never noticed a child anywhere near it. My point is, that if you moved here with your respectful seven year old, she would hate you too. The other neighbors, however, would welcome you and your son.
I guess some people you just can't please. I just saw so many people talking about children like they were monsters before getting to know them. Just like anything else, there are good parents and some of the most ignorant ones I have ever met. I imagine there are some wonderful people and children in your neighborhood and people that refuse to explore them, well it makes me sad for them. The differences we all possess makes life interesting.
upset mom

Loudon, TN

#106 Sep 3, 2012
I am curious to why people are commenting on here that do not know anyone in this neighborhood? If you wish to comment on someone else's business, why don't you read through the 105 posts? There is not one single person that LIVES in this neighborhood that has agreed with the original poster. She sadly has some issues and is a very unhappy person. No, there are not just "SOME wonderful people and children in this neighborhood", they are ALL wonderful people and children. Where did you get the assumption that the parents are not exploring and playing with their children? They do. Children also need time to play with other children, without the parents standing right next to them. It is called frienships and socialization. We are normal families, living in a normal subdivision, who just have to happen an unpleasant neighbor who feels the need to post her problems on a public forum. The end.
Upset mom

Lancaster, SC

#107 Sep 3, 2012
upset mom wrote:
I am curious to why people are commenting on here that do not know anyone in this neighborhood? If you wish to comment on someone else's business, why don't you read through the 105 posts? There is not one single person that LIVES in this neighborhood that has agreed with the original poster. She sadly has some issues and is a very unhappy person. No, there are not just "SOME wonderful people and children in this neighborhood", they are ALL wonderful people and children. Where did you get the assumption that the parents are not exploring and playing with their children? They do. Children also need time to play with other children, without the parents standing right next to them. It is called frienships and socialization. We are normal families, living in a normal subdivision, who just have to happen an unpleasant neighbor who feels the need to post her problems on a public forum. The end.
I am so sorry, I completely read that last post wrong. My apologies to Twinkle. I am going to let this go and move on:)!
friendly neighbor

Johnson City, TN

#109 Sep 3, 2012
moonshinegrrl420 wrote:
Yeah not one single person from the neighborhood agrees with the original post that's because you people think your brats shit don't stink and they should be able to do whatever they want. Instead of teaching your children respect you tell the lady she should move. That shows what kind of people you are. Grow up you are not the greatest thing on earth and your children need to learn respect. THE END
Hi, Teresa Saylor. There you are.
friendly neighbor

Johnson City, TN

#111 Sep 3, 2012
moonshinegrrl420 wrote:
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Nope wrong again. Teach your children to respect others and their property before they end up in prison
Yeah, sure. Here are the options...
1. You're Teresa (the OP), which is very possible.
2. You're one of her friends, which is unlikely.
3. You enjoy commenting about people and places that you know nothing about.

Thanks for the laugh.

Since: Aug 08

Kingsport, TN

#112 Sep 3, 2012
You know who I might be a parole officer that sees the adult version of these kids everyday. I can tell that these kids aren't being taught to respect others or others property because of the way the parents have responded, with its just an empty lot, there is just scrub on it, she should move, its the people from the place behind it etc all excuses to keep from doing what is right and saying I will speak to my children tell them to stay off your property. You think the fence looks bad wait till you see Brushy Mountain. You think what this lady says is bad wait till you hear Bubba
friendly neighbor

Johnson City, TN

#113 Sep 3, 2012
moonshinegrrl420 wrote:
You know who I might be a parole officer that sees the adult version of these kids everyday. I can tell that these kids aren't being taught to respect others or others property because of the way the parents have responded, with its just an empty lot, there is just scrub on it, she should move, its the people from the place behind it etc all excuses to keep from doing what is right and saying I will speak to my children tell them to stay off your property. You think the fence looks bad wait till you see Brushy Mountain. You think what this lady says is bad wait till you hear Bubba
I find it pretty amazing that you think you have it all figured out based on reading a few comments. People on this forum are calling our children brats, criminals, etc. Parents are going to react to that and possibly say things that they don't mean. Most of the children in the neighborhood are ages 2-7. The OP makes them out to be teenage punks that are pulling up trees and damaging her home. All of our children know not to go anywhere near this woman's yard. We've talked about it! Not too long ago, one of the children kicked a soccer ball too far and it went into her yard. Rather than going into the yard, she ran to her mom to ask what to do about it. Also, the OP mentioned that the kids just run all over the place. Well, they're all friends with each other and are invited to play in the yards that they're in. Also, I feel that some of the "excuses" are not excuses at all. I agree that just because it's an empty lot with a couple of trees on it, the children are in no way entitled to play there. I do, however, feel that considering she also built a huge fence blocking the business that sits directly behind her home, she is not sure if the damage is coming from children or the business. It's easier just to blame the kids. I also feel that if she hates this community as much as it seems, she should consider moving. If I were that unhappy, I would leave and attempt to find a subdivision where all the adults keep their children chained up in the basement.
upset mom

Johnson City, TN

#114 Sep 4, 2012
swingers wrote:
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wow you really exaggerate it dont you? You never said anything to us. Its a neighborhood!! Kids are gonna ride their bikes and play ball, but they do it in the road. Not your vacant lot. So you install a fence and complain you cant afford it? Stop your whining. Dont install a fence; grow a pair, get your butt up off the sofa, and come talk to us if you have a problem w our children. Dont come in topix and just type behind you computer.
I am appealing to your humanity. I am trying to get this whole thing removed off of this forum. They removed two comments, but that is enough. You are publically named our neighborhood and stated the number of children that live in it. That is a safety violation, if you ask me. I want this off of here and I want it off quickly. Do you not see the type of people who are commenting on here about small children without knowing the whole situation? This needs to be removed. You put up your illegal fence, this is for the safety of our children. My children have NEVER been in your yard. As a matter of fact, the only children who have been in your yard do NOT live here anymore. Enough is enough. You started this, you can fix it.
upset mom

Johnson City, TN

#115 Sep 4, 2012
To the ORIGINAL POSTER!!!!
THIS WHOLE THING NEEDS TO BE REMOVED!
I am appealing to your humanity. I am trying to get this whole thing removed off of this forum. They removed two comments, but that is enough. You are publically named our neighborhood and stated the number of children that live in it. That is a safety violation, if you ask me. I want this off of here and I want it off quickly. Do you not see the type of people who are commenting on here about small children without knowing the whole situation? This needs to be removed. You put up your illegal fence, this is for the safety of our children. My children have NEVER been in your yard. As a matter of fact, the only children who have been in your yard do NOT live here anymore. Enough is enough. You started this, you can fix it.
local JC cop

Charlotte, NC

#116 Sep 4, 2012
Now I know why I hate this subdv. nothing but snobs with nothing else to do but gripe -
also neighbor

Johnson City, TN

#117 Sep 7, 2012
Still thinking the "block party" a go. Got the place, got the drink! Couple of caseroles, some burgers... and we can feel like family. Sure, I don't like other peoples kids either...until I spend a bit (sometimes more) of time with them. Then, somehow, my motherly instinct overcomes me :-) We will be okay either way. Gotta accept our neighbors pov. Very few humans are truly "evil people".
Motherof3

Bothell, WA

#118 Oct 11, 2012
OldTimer wrote:
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People like you with your complete disrespect and disregard for others, with your I can do whatever I want attitude are exactly the type of a**holes that have turned this country into the garbage pile its become. It doesn't matter if sleigh riding kills grass or not, doesn't matter if the little shits are just playing in the grass or throwing rocks at windows, if the property owner tells you to keep out you stay the hell out. You and your brat's opinions, justifications, excuses, or wants don't matter one damn bit when it comes to my private property only mine does, that is unless you want to start paying my monthly bills and taxes, then you can have a say in things.
Maybe those of us who already did the child rearing bit and are done with it are sick and tired of young disrespectful people like you moving in and disrupting the community, maybe people like you should go move to Disneyland.
You think your hellspawn is a blessing and keeps you young? Good for you, just keep your fountain of youth off my private damn property. It's the respectful and legal thing to do so do it you idiot.
It's no wonder this area is full of disrespectful juvenile drug addicts, vandals, and thieves with morons like you raising children around here.
I like this. I have 3 young (4, 7, 11) children of my own. I have taught them to respect others and their property. If I find my kids in anyone else's yard, they are immediately told to get out.

There are several kids in my neighborhood that feel it necessary to ride their bikes through our front yard. It pisses me off to no end! We try really hard to keep our corner lot very nice. We spend a lot of time working on our yard. I would love to discuss this issue with the parents, but the main problem childs parents are known in our neighborhood to be not so friendly. I have discussed this with other parents in the neighborhood and they have approached these parents and they did nothing but make excuses for their child and yell at the other parents.

So...spike strips sound wonderful about now. Although I'm sure I would get sued. This is WA state after all...
guess what

Chatsworth, GA

#119 Oct 11, 2012
Motherof3 wrote:
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I like this. I have 3 young (4, 7, 11) children of my own. I have taught them to respect others and their property. If I find my kids in anyone else's yard, they are immediately told to get out.
There are several kids in my neighborhood that feel it necessary to ride their bikes through our front yard. It pisses me off to no end! We try really hard to keep our corner lot very nice. We spend a lot of time working on our yard. I would love to discuss this issue with the parents, but the main problem childs parents are known in our neighborhood to be not so friendly. I have discussed this with other parents in the neighborhood and they have approached these parents and they did nothing but make excuses for their child and yell at the other parents.
So...spike strips sound wonderful about now. Although I'm sure I would get sued. This is WA state after all...
hey genius,

you just admitted that your kids go in other people's yards. telling them to get out is not good enough for this she-man. according to poltergeist, no child should ever step foot onto another's property, even if it is a vacant lot. the fact that you tell them to get out after they've done it doesn't cut it. you're obviously a horrible parent if they ever do it in the first place...duh. you're a quick one siding with this bozo when you're the very example of who they hate!
wait for it

Erwin, TN

#120 Oct 13, 2012
Complicated wrote:
want to be left alone:
Try moving to Unicoi County. That's how every neighborhood is there. I lived out a one year lease in Unicoi County and couldn't wait to leave.
wow 1year lease .......sounds like you owned real property here..... the county was glad YOU moved...im sure of it..........lol funny!!! You dont have a clue about much in Erwin because you didnt own property to invest money and time in just to have it trashed....you just want to spout off at the mouth and talk bad of Unicoi County
wait for it

Erwin, TN

#121 Oct 13, 2012
kids..... are gods gift to the person thats mean and dont like kids ......you must be a very sad person that goes above and beyond to be mean and scare children.....who knows you may fall or be sick and those children could save your life one day...be kind to others....children of all ages are gods greatest gifts

Since: Jun 12

Limestone

#122 Oct 13, 2012
Hey, I have a solution! Send all the kids over to my house to play on my property & I will make them homemade brownies & ice cream cones!

All the kids in my neighborhood come over to play on my property but either them or their parents ask permission first.

During the winter my field will be filled with children and their parents sledding & to me it is the most beautiful sight I have ever seen! Its like a winter wonderland to hear everyone playing and laughing.

U know what else? One day I fell in my back yard & couldnt get up because my whole right side had went numb. Guess who it was that saw me and ran first to help me? THE KIDS!

Dont forget when u were kids. There isnt anything anymore precious than a little child.

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