My immediate neighbors are our landlord on one side and a couple whom I will refer to as Mr and Mrs Kilode on the other side. From what I've observed in the past few months, Mr Kilode has moved out and only comes around once in a while. When he does, Mrs Kilode doesn't grant him audience. He can be outside in his car for hours honking for someone to open the gates for him but Mrs Kilode no send am at all.
Mrs Kilode has also refused to spend a single kobo on the maintenance of the house and its surroundings. Consequently, the flower beds outside that we share is very overgrown at their end and the bins are over filled and spilling out with rubbish accumulated over the months,which leads me to my problem.
Mr Kilode on one of his rare visits gave the contract of
The gardener, who by now has bonded with madam, took the relationship to the next level and decided to turn the flower beds to "Home away from home" i.e he sleeps in the flower beds morning,afternoon and night. He has even put up cardboard boxes and *in his mind* tastefully covered them with torn nylon for added comfort. It is an eyesore. I know the guy though we don't use his services. I advised him to leave a note and his number for Mr Kilode to give him a call OR come around during the day instead of creeping around the flower beds at night and scaring passersby. He thanked me for the suggestion and disappeared for 2 days or so.
My relief was short lived when he turned up again on the 3rd day. Mschewww!! I was tempted to report him to the Estate Security but the Aluu4 incident is still very fresh in my mind. I don't want to cause any unnecessary trouble for anyone. I decided to mind my business and face my lane.
Over time, the flower beds became littered with pure water nylons and other debris courtesy of the gardener. Yesterday, I saw a few clothes strategically spread on the flowers to dry and a bucket. Shuo!! It's like the guy is gradually moving stuff from his rented place to the flower beds.
Do I keep calm until....
1. I see kerosene stove and pots placed conspicuously in his new home
2. I see his bathing sponge,shimi, bozzers and towel spread on the flowers to dry
3. He knocks on my gate to fetch water to have his bath or use our Guest toilet
4. He knocks on my gate to borrow matches, palm oil or a cup of garri
5.He comes over to have a neighborly chitchat and a cuppa
6. He extends his residential quarters to our flower bed in the hope of carving out a sitting and dining area
before I start panicking and report him?
I know the guy is there because he wants to claim the wages he worked for and all but that is no justification for moving into the flower beds. What do I do? Report or Ignore?
Very worried blogger.