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Quandary follow-up

by Eric Nuzum May 24, 2011 at 8:49 am 20 Comments

Pâté en Croûte, special 2.0 District of Columbia heraldry edition.

Good morning Popville!

I’d like to welcome you to Day Two of the latest reign of me, the Lord of Petworth.

People had some absolutely amazing and witty comments to yesterday’s posts–thank you for weighing in and playing along.

And for those who followed my non-hypothetical hypothetical quandary yesterday, you’ll be happy–and amused–that I really stepped in it big time. Seems the neighbors I was concerned about–read this blog! Turns out they figured out who I was–and I figured out who they were–through the comments section of the post (and who says no one reads comments). As one PoPville commenter put it, “There is some good Internet playing out right here.”

I showed up with a six-pack of “liquid apology” and we all had a good laugh about it. I no longer felt like an ass. Then my dog piddled on their carpet. Then I felt like an ass again. They still had a great sense of humor about it all.

So, needless to say, I have awesome new neighbors.

Lesson learned–keep the hypothetical quandaries…hypothetical.

Now, let’s move on and see how I can embarrass myself today.

And again–tips, suggestions, complaints, and wisdom-seeking can be directed to eric (dot) nuzum (at) gmail (dot) com.

  • L’Etalon énormes

    Ha! I love this blog.

    • Another guy named Chris


  • TaylorStreetMan

    Well, at least you’ve met some nice neighbors. It’s too rare that neighbors reach out to each other these days.

    How do they feel about the history of their house/basement?

  • Sherlock Homes

    We are fine with it. The fact is they did do a great job taking all the stuff out and re-did the walls and floors.

    My initial concern was having mold in our new meth lab. Hey, times are tough!

    Thanks to everyone who commented and we do still accept cookies.

    And yes, I totally plan to pee on the Lord’s carpet at some point for revenge.

    • dreas

      Nah, I think you need to up the ante and go with the flaming bag of dog poop on his porch!

      • anoN

        Or hang out on his front yard all night long with your friends, drinking, smoking and selling dope, playing dice, etc. He won’t do anything because snitches get stitches!

        • L’Etalon énormes

          You’re on to a great idea for the next PoP happy hour! Except we’ll hang out drinking, smoking and selling dope, and playing dice on his stoop for more than an hour!

  • Anon

    Lord, I was ambivalent about you before, but man, you’ve really delivered with this. This blog needs a little more intentional and unintentional humor, and you’re bringing it.

    Will the next hypothetical question be “so lets say, you post on a widely read blog about the possibility that your new neighbors are living in a death trap, then those neighbors figure out who you are and who they are, you go over and apologize, and your dog pees on their rug? What do you do? Do you buy them a new rug? Buy a gallon of Nature’s Miracle? Do you ignore it and hope they dont know who did it??”

  • Anonymous

    Good job with the humble pie – that’s a rarity in this culture. Kudos to you, LoP!

  • Emmaleigh504

    Why in the hell did you take your dog over? I’m glad Sherlock Homes and family are cool with it, but I’d be so pissed.

    • PG

      No pun intended?

      • Emmaleigh504


    • Sherlock Homes

      My other half INSISTED he bring the dog because she thinks “She is just so stinking CUTE!”

      LoP brought over the beer, which did not stain anything. He is blameless.

    • No, it was the RUG that was pissed.

      Actually, my dog is the ambassador of cute in the neighborhood.

      When the young lady of the couple heard about this all and my pending apology visit–she insisted I bring the dog with me. If that’s what it took to make everything okay, the dog was coming!

  • Anonymous

    OH MY GOD, she is SO stinkin cute!! I wouldn’t care if she peed on my rug either as long as I got to cuddle with her a little bit :) That frenchie can obviously do no wrong.

  • May I recommend this as a gift on your next visit:


    It’s what they use at vet offices for stains and odors. As I’ve just become a 2 dog household in the last week, this stuff is a lifesaver.

  • Nice Marmot

    They pee’d on the Dude’s rug.


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