If you shout a pleasant greeting to your neighbor too early in the morning, it will be counted a curse!
Today’s proverb comes fully loaded with an exclamation mark at the end!
And it should.
Have you ever had to deal with an annoying neighbor?
Picture it…Sicily 1954… (just kidding)
It’s early, still wearing your pj’s, you open the front door to retrieve the newspaper. Your neighbor spots the crack in your door and hollers jovially from across the street, “Good morning neighbor! How are you this fine day?”
Keep in mind, this is early…as in PRE-coffee early!
Whatta ya do?
Always the Southern Belle, even in your bunny slippers, you fake a smile, wave and mumble “Bless their heart,” while making a b-line for the coffee pot. OR if you’re from New England you give your best evil eye, flip them a good morning bird, and head towards the coffee pot, bunny ears flapping in the wind.
Hey Y’all, God knew what he was doing when he told Soloman to write this one down!
Don’t you just love the simplicity!
Since I’ve started this Proverb series I’m amazed at how simple they are. It’s like you want to bop yourself on the head and say, “Why didn’t I think of that!”
I said it before and I’ll say it again: Simple but profound.
Boundaries Matter! Don’t cross them!
I don’t give a “good dag-gone” how nice you try to be…Don’t!
Don’t be Preposterous…show some Respect!
A few boundaries that come to mind: (Feel free to add your own in the comments. This should be fun)
- Respect personal space. If you can see my nose hairs, you’re too close.
- Don’t drop by unannounced. I may open the door naked to teach you a lesson.
- Don’t let your pet poop in my yard, but if shit happens, clean it up.
- Don’t cram your religion down my throat. I have my own church for that.
- Respect your side of my fence. The other side is booby trapped.