So apparently some of Zinger’s neighbors have been committing some serious etiquette violations..
from the Loudoun County Easterner -“On a less serious note, we’ve been asked to address the issue of respecting one anotherâ€™s space. This sounds silly but it really is a problem for some. It would be funny to tell some of the stories we’ve heard, however, we don’t want to put anyone in an uncomfortable situation. It is important to remember that even the friendliest, most social beings need privacy. We have fabricated some basic rules:
–If you can see your neighbors eating dinner through their kitchen window, act like you don’t. Please don’t wave or knock on the door during this time.
–If you see a playground and you’re unsure of whether or not itâ€™s a â€œtot lotâ€, look for a trash receptacle. Tot lots have them; most backyards do not.
–If the children of the house are not outside, itâ€™s not ok to use their toys, sporting equipment, or swing sets.
–Do not play in a neighborâ€™s yard uninvited.
–If you cannot sleep in the middle of the night, do not shoot hoops in your neighborâ€™s driveway.
–Do not remove lawn mowers, baby pools or other personally owned items from someoneâ€™s garage without their consent.
–If you are not supervising your child, you are not allowed to get defensive when a neighbor calls to report bad behavior (i.e. Child urinating on their tree).
–Adults should not socialize in someoneâ€™s driveway just because itâ€™s in a central location. Move your conversation to neutral territory.
–Try to keep your parties in your own yard.
We hope these rules are helpful in setting some guidelines. Now that weâ€™re done writing, we have to go get our kids out of the vacationing neighborâ€™s pool.”