THIS WEEK'S DEAR JOHN LETTER!
My neighbor is driving me crazy. We have a new guy who moved in a few months ago. We had not really met until a week ago. He came over to my house and scolded me for some of my things that blew into his yard. I was taken back by that, but I apologized that it happened and picked up the decorations that blew over there. Since then he has been picking up branches and little bits of trash that blew into his yard from anywhere, and he's dropping it in my driveway. I don't understand why he's doing this! I want to be a good neighbor, but this has to stop. I was going to go over to his house yesterday, but my wife stopped me. I'm not sure what his issue is with me, but I have him on my security camera dropping garbage in my driveway. I wanted to call the police, but again, my wife's level-headed thinking prevailed. She said that it would most likely ramp up the problem more that anything. Any advice on what I might be able to do to have a better relationship with this new neighbor? I'm thinking maybe we need a nice big fence!
Signed – fed up neighbor
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Keke Palmer will be in charge of the “Password” podium. The star of Jordan Peele’s upcoming movie “Nope” has signed on to host the reboot of the classic gameshow for NBC. Palmer, who also starred in series such as “Scream Queens” and “Berlin Station” as well as the movie “Hustlers”, will host the show, which comes from “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon. It comes nearly a year after the network greenlit the reboot of the 1960s game show, which Fallon has made a part of his late-night show.
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USELESS THINGS WE LEARNED AT SCHOOL:
(According to an “AskReddit” thread…)
✗ “History. It was just a collection of dates, names, and numbers. Memorize this stuff, we’ll have a test. The significance was never taught or discussed.” (Sounds like someone is “doomed to repeat it”!)
✗ “Double spacing after punctuation. I can’t unlearn the habit.”
✗ “How to dissect a pig or frog & all the body parts!”
✗ “That you shouldn’t defend yourself. I busted a kid’s lip for hitting and trying to choke me and got sent straight to the office.”
✗ “Memorizing the specific names for groups of animals (gander of geese, murder of crows, etc.).”
✗ “Phys ed. They never taught us how to train or improve our athletic abilities. It was just weeks of half heartedly playing basketball…then one day we had to run a mile and the coaches would humiliate anyone who couldn’t just get up and run a mile under 10 minutes with no training.
✗ “Women’s literature. I didn’t learn anything I didn’t already know. And it was taught by a man.”
✗ “D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) taught me about drugs I didn’t know existed.”
never understood it and have never used it!”
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