Now, there are two things I find funny about this.
One: That we live in a place where perspective is so skewed that the height of tree limbs is a reportable offense. I mean, we live in a world where women have acid thrown in their faces for revenge and people get beheaded by terrorists. Where sexual violence in used not only as a weapon of war but also as a marriage proposal. Where children are forced to be soldiers. Just last night, our country bombed Syria.
And you don't even have to look that far, Primary Children's Hospital is filled with innocent children suffering through cancer.
Really, the thought that the branches of our tree could have been so offensive that we needed to be turned in, amazes me. Then again, maybe I'm guilty of committing a micro-aggression but I'm just too de-sensitized to be aware of it.
Second: That our "neighbor" could not find the
So anonymous neighbor, here's my advice and something I am going to try to implement in my own life as well.
First, when something irritates us let's all try to get a modicum of perspective before we take action. Let's ask ourselves, "On the grand scale of world problems, is this really that heinous?" The answer will most likely be no.
Second...actually, there is no second. I can't imagine a scenario in which I would complain to a neighbor about the condition of their home. I mean, I may not like it if they don't maintain their home up to my standards, but we do live in America. A person can maintain their home any way they wish. Unless of course you are part of a neo-nazi HOA, but that's a whole other topic.
Am I wrong to think this whole thing was pretty petty?
So, it's been an interesting week here in Smallville.