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11 general / Re: Neighbours not understanding
« Last post by Cuddlepie on Today at 01:01:11 AM »
The driveway comes from the street to the garages.  When the neighbours' friends park on the driveway it stops Edgy from leaving or being able to access her garage.  They don't always move and keep saying "Sorry, no English".  Their friends could either park on the street or in front of their garage, not Edgy's one, as they did once.

The children do not live there, they were only visiting but maybe do attend the local school which leads back to Edgy feeling that the kids did understand what she was saying.
All In A Day's Work / Re: Ex-employee lied about having cancer
« Last post by Cuddlepie on Today at 12:50:50 AM »
I would say she wasn't exactly totally truthful with you and your colleagues and now understandably you all feel betrayed and taken advantage of.  Thus your emotions come into play in this situation.  The rest of us are emotionally detached therefore not feeling such a strong reaction.

She has probably burnt more than one bridge so she will be 'found out' sooner or later. 

And relax ... not your problem.
13 general / Re: Neighbours not understanding
« Last post by kherbert05 on Today at 12:40:14 AM »
Why are the neighbors not supposed to park on the communal driveway? If it is to be used by both households, they should be able to use it as well as edgy.

As far as the damage. If they are renters, I would contact the landlord and let them know their renters are damaging Edgy's property.

The local school might know a way to contact a translator that can help out, I know mine have always kept a list of services provided for families in the community so we could intervene in minor problems before they became CPS has to be called problems. We wouldn't get involved in neighbor disputes, unless family fights spilled onto campus. But if a neighbor came in calm manner and said they needed to communicate with their neighbor did we know of a group that could translate - often we could direct them to the apporpriate agency or a charity that could help.

14 general / Re: Drive through question
« Last post by lakey on Today at 12:22:07 AM »
There is a McD's near me that is set up like this. There is nothing wrong with what you are doing. Everyone has a choice to take line A or line B. It isn't your fault that they pick A. Sometimes we make the wrong choice of grocery store lines, bank drive thrus, or McDonald's lines. No one's fault.
Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: wedding, cancelled, not cancelled?
« Last post by jedikaiti on Today at 12:21:42 AM »
I have a feeling that in a few weeks or months there will be an announcement that another big surprise is on the way...

I think that is a bit presumptious.

I would guess that they decided to go ahead with the wedding, and why not use the planned outfits, since they had them? Probably they didn't have time to re-invite everyone, and maybe just had their very very nearest & dearest (family, and maybe some very very close friends) in attendance.
16 general / Re: Neighbours not understanding
« Last post by Cuddlepie on Today at 12:18:16 AM »
Edgy purchased the unit 9 weeks ago.  She doesn't know a thing about the circumstances of her neighbours.

But that's something to be looked into.  If they rent then issues can be passed along to the Real Estate Agent.
17 general / Re: Neighbours not understanding
« Last post by PastryGoddess on Today at 12:08:53 AM »
is she a renter or an owner.  Are they renters or owners?
18 general / Re: Drive through question
« Last post by figee on Yesterday at 11:47:44 PM »
Excellent.  I feel better now.  And will continue to buy coffee for the person behind me on occasion just because its only a couple of $$ which seems to make people very very happy.
19 general / Neighbours not understanding
« Last post by Cuddlepie on Yesterday at 11:45:52 PM »
This is a question for my friend.  For the purpose of the forum we have decided on the name 'Edgy'.

Edgy needs help communicating with her neighbours who do not speak English and ignore my friend's requests to stop parking on their communal driveway.  We do not know what nationality the neighbours are.

Edgy's patience ran out last night when the neighbours guests children were playing soccer on the driveway and kicking the ball onto Edgy's property and damaging shrubs and flowers when retrieving it.  When she tried to tell the kids to stay off her garden they laughed and said "no English" in a way that made Edgy believe they were 'taking the mickey' out of her. 

Does she follow her gut instinct and try to talk to the neighbours through the kids when they visit next or does the collective wisdom of eHell have another way to tackle this problem?
20 general / Is this a signal of some sort?
« Last post by MommyPenguin on Yesterday at 11:42:35 PM »
I was driving the other day when the person in the vehicle in front of me did something odd, and I couldn't figure out if it was a deliberate hand signal.  Wondering if anybody here knows.  He had a sunroof, and he stuck his hand out of the sunroof, fingers curled down (like a loose fist, not clenched), then he opened his hand out with all fingers spread, closed it, opened it with fingers spread again, then took his hand down and closed the sunroof.

My first inclination was to think he was giving me that little wave you do to thank somebody for letting you in.  But there was no reason whatsoever that I can think for him to want to thank me or to signal me in any way.  We were both in the left lane and had been so for a few miles, so there was no letting anybody in or anything.  Furthermore, I was pretty far back from him, quite a distance between us, so it just seemed odd that he'd need to signal me about *anything*.

But at the same time, it looked like a pretty weird way to stretch.  He opened the sunroof to do it, stuck his hand out, opened and closed it, then brought it back in and closed the sunroof.  *Maybe* he just wanted to stretch his right arm?  I don't know.  Just seemed strangely deliberate to be just a stretch.

So, does anybody know, does this hand signal mean anything?  Or was he likely just stretching in an odd way?
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