lock your doors, draw the blinds and close the drapes! Do NOT make eye contact with neighbors who are carrying grocery bags. If a neighbor comes toward your front door carrying a bag and has a determined, almost desperate look on his face, hide and do not answer the bell! Yes, it is . . . .
because we should not have to come up with things like this:
Because all too often well-meaning and generous neighbors leave “gifts” on my doorstep, in the mailbox, in the bed of my pick-up . . . And sacks of squash appear in the teachers’ workroom bearing tags like “looking for a good home,” “Eat me,” or “Free.”
Next year, Oh Beloved Neighbor, please don’t plant so many squash vines. Instead, give peas a chance.