I'd just like to preface this post by saying I'm not REALLY that person. The cranky old one that shakes my fist and tells those kids to get off my lawn. That would imply that I a) care about my lawn and b) have enough free time to shake my fist at anyone but the cat.
So, I realize that our home is at the end of the subdivision. I realize the sidewalk is on our side of the street. I realize that this is the logical place for children to await bus pickup.
That's all fine. But is it too much to ask...
...that those lovely children talk in a normal tone of voice, rather than screaming and hollering at high decibels before 7am?
...that parents don't glare at me when I look both ways and carefully pull out of my garage as if I'm driving far too fast and deliberately trying to mow down their little angels?
...that those same parents don't sit in their big stupid vehicles IN FRONT of my driveway either blocking me in, or out, and then act inconvenienced when they have to move to allow me access to my property?
...that since that they're out there anyways, maybe they could bring up my paper, mow my lawn, and weed the garden?
Maybe that last one is a bit much. But I don't think it's unreasonable to ask for the first three.
At least we got them to quit eating pears off our pear tree without asking first. By cutting it down. BWAHAHAHA.
P.S. That's not why we cut the pear tree down. And we didn't really mind. Except it would've been nice if they had asked.