The kids were very disappointed and mad at getting called out. They bitterly called their dog and told him to get out of the pool, to which the dog immediately obeyed. The kids walked out of Greg’s house with sad and angry looks on their faces, as if they had been wronged somehow. Greg was incredibly upset; he wasn’t happy with the way things had turned out.
And now, as he walked closer toward the pool, he could see that the dog had, in fact, ripped the pool lining. Not only had he been disrespected, but he now had to pay a large amount of money to hire someone to repair the lining. He made a vow to himself that nobody other than his family would ever be allowed in that pool.
Jeanne and Greg peeked out the window and saw that one of the neighbor’s kids had brought a huge German Shepherd into their pool. Somehow, they had managed to sneak in their dog without them noticing, and now they could clearly see the dog jumping in and out of the pool and damaging the frail liner.
Greg was furious – he had asked for one simple thing and had been a nice enough neighbor to allow everybody in his brand-new pool. They had disrespected him, and he couldn’t understand why; he’d been nothing but nice to these people. Something had to be done.
A Big Problem
Frustrated and angry, Greg rushed out of his house and walked straight to the pool – he sternly asked the kids who the dog belonged to. Finally, one of the kids shyly said it was his family dog and he was well-behaved.
Greg’s blood was boiling, and he angrily told them that they had broken his one golden rule and he was extremely disappointed in them. He would not tolerate this complete disregard and told them to immediately get out of the pool and take their dog with them. He made it clear that none of them could ever return to his pool again.
It Wasn’t Over
That night, as Greg was getting ready to go to bed, he couldn’t stop thinking about what had happened – he went over every single detail of his confrontation with the kids to assess if he had been too harsh. He hadn’t; these kids were told to respect one single thing and they couldn’t even do that.
Instead of being grateful and respectful to their neighbor, they just did what they wanted without caring about the repercussions. But something else was on Greg’s mind – he couldn’t shake the feeling that this wouldn’t be the end of it, that something was going on.
Two weeks went by and Greg had to get out of town for a few days, and he left without thinking twice about it. After all, there had been no further issues between him and his neighbors once he confronted them and their dog. Greg had no idea what was actually going on.
His neighbors, who had always seemed to be kind, decent, and innocent people, turned out to be anything but. There was no way that Greg could have imagined what was actually happening behind his back. Apparently, his seemingly nice neighbors had been taking advantage of him in the worst possible way for weeks.