Neighbors And The Etiquette Of Mowing The LawnThe recent rain has caused my grass to grow a bit higher than normal so I spent part of my Sunday mowing my lawn. While I was mowing, I noticed that my neighbor, Nicholas, had recently mowed deep into my property line out of courtesy to me. You see, that is what men do to show respect for their neighbor. We don't stop cutting the lawn at the property line.. we go a little further into the property line of our neighbor so that he has less to cut when he gets around to it. It's a form of caveman type of communication between male neighbors.
This was all the more interesting to me today because Nicholas is a Russian immigrant and had been unfamiliar with this man/mowing/neighbor etiquette when he moved here. Most of this summer, I would mow part of his lawn on his half of the property line, but he would never reciprocate-- until today.
So, I am happy now. Both of my neighbors, Nicholas and Claude, now understand the etiquette of mowing the lawn. We can signal our appreciation of each other by lawn etiquette and occaional waves of the hand, and never be forced to actually talk about our feelings. (smile)