ONFRENDLECHDANGE — A neighbor who for 10 years has resisted all attempts to get pulled into a friendly exchange has finally given in, say sources.
On Tuesday, a man who lives across the street from the ill-natured woman, believed to be in her 60s, confirmed that he was the recipient of an enthusiastic greeting.
“There I was, walking down our narrow street when a car approached,” he said. “When I saw it was the grumpy woman, I froze, uncertain if I should smile at her for the 10,000th time knowing she’d only shoot icy spikes at me, or if I should run away.”
The 40-year-old man says the neighbor then did something so surprising that he nearly dropped his bag of food from the overpriced organic shop. The neighbor waved at him, not once but again and again.
“It felt like a ton of bricks had been lifted from my shoulders, shoulders that had become numb from shrugging in disbelief at her rudeness so many times,” he said. “The clouds parted, the sun shone, and those pigeons that hang out on my terrace stopped pooping and began to sing. I’m not a religious man, but I’m going to forever go around shouting hallelujah.”
When asked about the wave, the neighbor hissed and vehemently denied that any sort of affable gesture had been made.
“I was not waving at that smiling fool who demands my attention every time I’m unfortunate enough to cross his path,” she said. “I was waving my arm to tell him to get the hell out of the road before I ran him over.”