This evening we had some excitement around here. I had a friend over who had just dropped by for a few minutes, and we were chatting in the driveway. Andrew was in the back yard with the dogs who were, of course, going crazy because there was a stranger in the driveway. In trying to come through the gate (ignoring my telling him not to do so), Andrew accidentally let the dogs out. Keep in mind, these are five fairly big dogs, and not very well-mannered (our fault, I know). They take off like a shot, straight out in the street. I yell at them, they veer back into our yard and head off toward our neighbor's house. Gilbert comes outside to gather them back up, and sees two of the dogs in the back yard just past our closest neighbor's house. Does that make sense? Two yards away, basically. So he goes to get them, with Jacob close behind.
Now, the man who lives in this house is in his back yard. Gilbert goes to get the dogs - again, Jacob not 3 steps behind him - when this asshole pulls out a GUN and points it at our dogs, demanding, "Which one? Which one do you want, you choose!" Gilbert just ignored him, tried to get the dogs, who of course ran further away, then turned around and walked Jacob back home. Yes, this idiot pulled a gun with my child standing right there. Never mind how scared Jacob was, what if the gun had gone off? I know the dogs can be intimidating, but it isn't like they run wildly through the neighborhood all the time. Yes, they do get out occasionally, but they usually come right back within five or ten minutes. What kind of moron is so out-of-control that he cannot rein his anger in without resorting to pulling a gun and brandishing it near my son?? I am so angry and resentful toward him right now. I want to know if it makes him feel like a big man, knowing he now can tell all his friends how he scared a 7-year-old boy with his big handgun. And what a great story to tell his daughter when she gets older!!
Perhaps we should have called the police, but didn't. Kind of don't want to cause more trouble with a neighbor who cannot be trusted to keep his gun in his pants, so to speak. And frankly, he would probably twist the truth and claim he felt threatened. Oh, by the way, his wife came running out, screaming at him to stop. Hope she knows what an asshole she married. I want to go and tell her how sorry I am that she had such poor judgement.
So, for now, that is all. If he calls the police about the dogs getting out, then we will certainly file a complaint. Oh, and the boys have been admonished to get back in the house the instant they see him in his yard, at least for a few days. ASSHOLE!
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