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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Fun With Freecycle: Neighbor Revenge Machine

I’m giving away a push toy perfect for small children.  They can ride on it.  They can push their friends in it.  It’s a lot of fun. 



However, there is one thing this toy does better than anything else: get revenge on loud neighbors.  When we first got this toy many years ago, my son used to push it across the condo complex for a morning playdate.  The walkways were made of brick, so they had lots of grooves between them.  When you pushed the toy along, it sounded like: 

BANG!  BANG!  BANG!  BANG! 

After a few visits, the guy living next door to my son’s friend stepped out of his condo, bleary-eyed and in his pyjamas.  He explained we kept waking him up in the morning.  When I mentioned it to the mother of my son’s friend, she said he was the loudest neighbor she had, and he tended to do his (loud) housework after midnight. 

In deference to his request, we decided to roll the toy someplace else to play. 

BANG!  BANG!  BANG!  BANG! 

Then we decided the new place wasn’t fun for our kids, so we rolled back. 

BANG!  BANG!  BANG!  BANG! 

Then, we decided to go somewhere new. 

BANG!  BANG!  BANG!  BANG!

I think he got the point after a few hours.  Every morning.  For a year.
 
Watch your neighbors run in fear when they see it coming.
 

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