Fighting With the Avoident Side

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.

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8 thoughts on “Fighting With the Avoident Side”

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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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