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Fighting With the Avoident Side

Posted by Sue on May 19, 2007 in Neighborly Love, Self-exploration |

So, Deb tells me I'm not anti-social, I'm avoidant. Nice to know. I'm trying to make up my mind what I want to do about something that came up this morning. On my way to work I see the neighbor is having a hosta sale. This is one of the neighbors that I have not met yet (i.e. not pissed off yet). I know from a friend who does know this woman that she has a beautiful greenhouse and is a collector of different varieties of hosta plants. I like hostas, and have several of my own. So, my dilemma is this: Do I go to the sale, introduce myself and potentially open myself up to new involvements or do I just avoid it and figure I've managed to go this long without meeting her what's another missed opportunity?

I'm open to suggestions, but you'll have to hurry. I get off work at noon.

8 Comments

  • em says:

    Mother. At least you already know you have something in common with this woman. Get off your butt and go say hello. Who knows, maybe they’ll be great allies against the asshats…

  • PlazaJen says:

    Do it! You might just end up with awesome hostas. Anything more & it’s a bonus.

  • Michael says:

    You should do it, if for no other reason than to see if she has two tomato plants, a green pepper plant and three flowering kale for sale…

  • k says:

    Oh yeah. I’m way late here but if it’s plants? You probly can guess which way I swing.

    Plus…You never know. This lady could be a genuinely decent person and a good neighbor to know.

    It can happen.

  • sizzle says:

    i hope you went.

  • Cindi says:

    Mmm, I am off to google “hostas” since I haven’t a clue what it is!

    I agree with the others…go for it!

  • Scooterdeb says:

    I know this is late, but if it were me, I’d show up and not actually “introduce” myself. It’s a sale. You have the right to be in her yard… let her make the first move. Even if she says, “Hey, I’ve seen you around”, you can always nod/agree, buy the plants and leave.

  • Sue says:

    Hi,
    I happened upon your blog and loved your 100 things! I laughed out loud!
    We have several things in common.

    I wish someone in my neighborhood would have a hosta sale- but it would have to be me because no one else get’s into landscaping around here but me!

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