Friday, February 27, 2009

"Serene small town living"


Jess found this listing. Ah, so wholesome: just two people out in the gazebo. Two people enjoying a summer day... two people armed with guns, aiming out at the neighbors (or neighbours, since they're Canadian).

Really. That's what I see. Am I wrong? And if I'm right, is that Hurley? If I'm wrong, then what are they doing -- shooting lost explorers with blow darts?

19 comments:

Justine said...

This is just a reassurance that once you move in, you can shoot rats if your property should become infested. It's a sign of community commitment to sanitation.

Lulu LaBonne said...

The Canadian border guard enjoy comfortable staff facilities including swimming pools and gazebos.
Trouble is ... United States citizens have heard about the great lifestyle in Canada and have to be shot as they try and cross the border - I guess it's a bit like the US and Mexicans.

Hannah said...

Wow! Sounds like a great place to live! The people are SO friendly! LOL

Mid-C Frank said...

I learned something new: Our Canadian neighbours spell ranch: "bungalow" !

But glad to see their small towns are peace-loving, and armed, like ours.

Melissa ~ Wife to 1, Mom to 5 said...

Boy do they have extreme weather there - snow in the front yard, blue sky and fresh pool in the backyard!

patri said...

Obviously, they are trying to shoot an unruly pool net. DUH.

Charlene said...

Mid-C Frank: a "ranch" in Canada is a very, very large one-story house - 3,000 square feet and up. (And yes, 3,000 square feet is a very large house in Canada. You try heating one of those behemoth McMansions you see in the States when it's thirty below - and try paying the gas bill too.)

A "bungalow" is a one-story house smaller than a ranch. The crazy American idea that a bungalow can have two stories has never infected us.

Marytoo said...

Well, the thing is, you're gonna be safe in this neighborhood. And since these are the guys moving out, you will be safe from them as well.

Juliana said...

Doot, doot, doot, hunting out mah back door!!!

(sung to the tune of CCR's Looking OUt My Backdoor)

StevieB said...

They’re simply concerned with the possibility that they’ll be hit with the old
“Keep neighborhood children from jumping the fence to use the pool” clause delaying closing. No neighbor kids in that pool, no way. Well, alive one anyway.

KMilt said...

Handguns are illegal here in Canada, but registered hunting rifles are allowed. Maybe he is hunting the neighbours?

Firefly said...

I think they are shooting squirrels...and maybe gophers too. After all with this bad economy, a little backyard hunting can really help with the grocery budget.

Brandy said...

Sing it with me!

"Skeet surfing..."

LOL!

Alison said...

Major props for the Lost reference. Everyone knows not to move into The Others' Hood. Buwahahaha!

Jewels said...

Either a squirrel has gotten into that man's birdfeeder, or the neighbors dog has, yet again, defecated on his lawn and he's getting his revenge.... what can I say... we don't have much for entertainment here in Canada.

leftyfro said...

I say if they're plucking off the goose population before the land in the pool, more power to them.

Anonymous said...

I had to look it up to make sure it was not my neighbour. Thank goodness he is hours from me.

Donna

Vikki said...

they back onto farmland, they're obviously hunting moose. the moose are everywhere here. you can chug your beer next to the poor and pick off dinner at the same time

Dane said...

The Irony of course is that Guns are much harder to get a hold of for us Canadians. As well it is illegal to a) fire a gun in a city and b) fire a gun within 30 meters (98 feet) of a building. That or I'm confused and it's 30 feet but either way they are clearly breaking laws.

Also we Canadians get the luxury of spelling words like neighbor however we like :D I can add random letters :P