I just don't get people sometimes
The other day I had the pool out for the kids. It's a small inflatable pool that looks like a pirate ship. I've had to put it in the driveway because our backyard is pretty much all dirt right now and putting the pool in back would only create HUGE mud puddles and the pool water would be disgusting...ANYWAY, so I'm out in the pool with the kids and a guy who lives 3 houses up was taking his daughter for a walk. Now, though I've been in this neighborhood for 4 years, I've never actually talked to the guy, just a wave or a hi in passing. So, he's taking his daughter for a walk and passes my house and I do the usual wave and say hi. He says hi back and keeps on walking.
About an hour passes, and I notice him taking his daughter for a walk again. He was on the side of the street opposite our house. I notice him just standing there and overhear him telling his daughter to look at the pool, pointing to the pool, etc. So, I look up and say hi to him again then went back to playing with my son. He's still standing there...and I notice he's got a beach towel with him and his daughter (roughly 2) is wearing a swimming suit...I'm thinking no way, he's not going to do what I think he's going to do....And he does.
He walks right over, uninvited and tells his daughter to look at the pool, blah, blah, blah...Then, his daughter gets in the pool...and the guy NEVER asked! I'm thinking omg, no way, I can't believe he has the audacity to just walk right over, obviously with the intention of letting his daughter swim (seeing as he had a towel for her and she had a swimsuit on) without even asking! Then, to top it off, HE GETS IN THE POOL!!!
Granted he just stood there, but still! I was so taken off guard I didn't even know what to say! I mean the guy is nice and all, but man, have some manners! How incredibly rude!
If he would have ASKED me if it was ok to let his daughter swim, that would have been fine but to just waltz right over without even asking and with the obvious intention of taking her swimming at my house is just nerve! Then, he actually says to me he was taking his daughter up to the school to play on the playground...Uh huh, with her in a swimming suit and him carrying a towel!
That's it, I'm getting a tarp to put in the backyard so the kids can walk on that and not get muddy...I can only imagine how many times he'll come back, uninvited, if I keep it in the driveway