Elijah KampsenSeptember 9, 2008 12:00 AM CDT
Now, before we get started, I just wanna let you know, every aspect of this story is true. Before we moved, we went through 3 neighbors across the street from us. The first ones were nice, but this story focuses on the second ones. Now, after the first ones moved, we were excited to meet our new neighbors. We actually never did really meet them, though our neighbors did. I don't remember what the guy's name actually was, but throughout the time he lived there, it became Ned. The first time I remember we had trouble was one warm summer afternoon. A few friends of mine were over and we were riding scooters. Ned's driveway was very sloped, and our previous neighbors had always let us ride our scooters up and down it. Ned had yard lights, but these weren't any normal yard lights, they were motion-sensitive. We rode our scooters up and down, in turn setting off the alarm in his house. He came to his front door, swung it opened and yelled at us. Most of the conversation was just him yelling, but there was one phrase that stuck with us. "I sleep days, and I work nights, and you should understand that!" I don't know what that meant. I should understand that? Then he slammed the door. Now, we were young, so as you can imagine, we were terrified. That phrase is now probably one of the most quoted lines in the history of my house.