Grrrr! My neighbor,we call him Grizzly Adams because of how much he hunts and grills all year, has a meat smoker. A few years ago, I asked him to let me know when he was about to fire the damn thing up so I could have a chance to shut all my doors and windows. Just ring my doorbell and give me a heads-up, that's all I asked. The thing billows out clouds of awful-smelling smoke that fill the whole upstairs of my house in just a few seconds because of where my bedroom window is. The smoke is so strong that it burns the eyes and nose, and it almost always gives me nausea and then a migraine. The neighbor said I should just keep my windows closed all summer if I was that sensitive, and he never did let me know when he was going to use the smoker, so I finally complained to the homeowners' association about it. Relations have been tense between us ever since, but I couldn't be getting sick all the damn time. He got rid of the smoker, but this summer, it's back. This is the second time he's fired it up without telling me, and literally by the time I run upstairs to shut the windows and turn on the bathroomand laundry room fans, it's too late. My house is filled, my eyes are burning, and I'm queasy and hoping and praying I don't get a headache. My daughter and I are coughing; we both have asthma.
So am I asking too much of my inconsiderate jackass neighbor, just to tell me when he's going to singlehandedly pollute the air over this half of the condo complex? Why are people so thoughtless? If I knew some habit of mine was making a neighbor throw up, and sometimes even be in bed for a few days, I' quit doing it or give her a heads-up so she could take precautions.
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