Weeded out

Yesterday, the town's Deputy Weeds Inspector left this note on our front door:  "Please remove thistle weed from outside of backyard fence."  Seriously?  Seriously?  Deputy Weed Inspector?  REALLY?  The lawn police?  

I wish I'd been here when he came calling.  Although I don't know if I could have held back a laugh.

The crap thing is, that thistle weed is the size of me.  Dude, you wanna try to take that sucker down?  Be my guest.  

Hubs, ever supportive, told me to make sure I wear gloves :)



Anonymous said...

My stepdad found Canadian Thistle in our backyard last year and freaked out. He's like WE NEED TO GET RID OF THIS NOW, IT WILL SPREAD. Thankfully it was pretty little. But it made me laugh...

2:45 PM
Crys :D said...

my girlfriend found one random corn stalk in her front yard. it was this summer. it was weird.

3:28 PM
HeatherPride said...

Ok, I'm cracking up at the above comment about the random corn stalk!

Are you sure that note isn't from a passive-aggressive neighbor who just wishes they were the lawn police??

I'm glad you stopped by the Short Bus earlier! Nice to meet you! And O'Fallon is right outside of St. Louis. The 'burbs, if you will. I used to go to Les Bourgeois all the time, too - went to Mizzou, after all!

4:13 PM
Kelli said...

Weed Police? Oh boy. It sounds like a very specific group under the HOA umbrella. What a job to walk around the neighborhood looking for weeds. I wonder if he/she has a badge/ uniform for the job...hmmm

No bugs have been spotted in my house. I think it was a case of a few interlopers versus an actual bug problem. I'm still getting sprayed every month--better to err on the side of caution, no?

Oh, and nose dabbing in the woods is much more acceptable than nose blowing in the gym. ;)

4:54 PM
The Nates said...

thanks for the comment on our blog!

6:29 PM
Swishy said...

NO WAY! ha ha ha ha ha.

12:30 AM
Anonymous said...

Gah! Blow-torch maybe?

My yard would never pass inspection.

12:17 PM
DeeMarie said...

Don't you love how people have that kind of time on their hands? My friends had been out of town at a family funeral and when they came back there was a note on their door stating that their grass was 1/2 inch higher than allowed. Seriously? Crazy.
Thanks for stopping by my blog too!!

1:03 PM
Streakin Iron said...

HOAs are not much better than Nazi Germany, IMHO.

I'm glad that there is no HOA here on the ranch.

Thanks for commenting on the blog- and so you know, horses LOVE to eat thistle!

7:32 PM