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Smelling hell with neighbour

marciadottin, [email protected]

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Dear Christine,I hope that you are fine and this letter leaves me well.I am very angry with my next-door neighbour. This woman keeps spraying Jeyes fluid, from as early as 5:30 a.m. and then at 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. She does not spray around her home; she sprays near the garden, so that it comes down at me. She “believes”. She says that she can cure AIDS.Her children do not accept that she does these things. I went to the health inspector and also the police. On days when you are eating you’re tasting Jeyes fluid. This is not right. I can’t take it anymore. I am planning to place two dead frogs in her yard and show her that I am boss. This woman is an obeah woman. If this (writing you) doesn’t help, I’m going to put her on Facebook because I have the pictures of her spraying the Jeyes fluid, so the whole world can see this wicked woman in action.– FRUSTRATED AND ANGRY Dear Frustrated and Angry,I must confess that I am not very familiar with the practice of obeah but what I can talk about is being a good neighbour. And, of course, the Bible speaks about loving thy neighbour.If we take that command at it simplest interpretation, many of the things we do we would not. We would always consider the impact our actions would have on others.For example any good neighbour knows that the strong odour from Jeyes fluid is overpowering and can have far-reaching health effects not only on the person using it but those directly in its path. Constant inhalation of this toxic substance cannot be a good thing.By using the Jeyes fluid so frequently, whether intentional or absent-mindedly, your neighbour is unwittingly also placing herself in danger. Despite her claims that she can cure AIDS, that is yet to be proven; therefore she really needs to be careful about the harm she is inflicting on herself in an effort to get at someone.
What goes around comes around.You did the proper thing by informing the police and the health inspector. It is their duty to investigate and ensure that this woman, apart from being a nuisance in the neighbourhood she isn’t actually putting others in danger through her action.I am not clear what effect placing two dead frogs on her property is going to have. When you show her who is boss, what is going to happen?This could lead to a never-ending feud between neighbours, and that is not serving any good purpose. The same obtains for posting the picture on Facebook. That may be a last resort, but be careful how you accuse someone of doing something without the proper proof.What you can do is appeal to your neighbour in a calm way.I hope this works.– CHRISTINE