Love Thy Neighbour – The Closure

When my neighbour’s father saw me just now, he apologised for his daughter’s outburst the other day. Although I had not expected nor desired an apology, it was a nice gesture. He went on to explain that she was in a foul mood the other day and that he also understood why I had asked them to change pots. He kept apologising but I told him it was not necessary and to let bygones be bygones. I am glad this matter has been put to rest. A long drawn-out hostility would have made it unpleasant for everyone. Resolving disagreements in a neighbourly spirit would be to our benefit. I intend to call this place home for a long time and this is the only way to create an atmosphere of harmony.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

8 thoughts on “Love Thy Neighbour – The Closure”

  1. Thats good news. But I can’t why the father has to apologise for the daughter. Why can’t see do it herself? Anyway, I guess to forgive is one of the greatest human virtue.

  2. I’m glad it’s resolved but that girl went way beyond rude to MEAN! It’s pathetic her Father had to do the aplolgising! It’s tough to hold one’s tongue when someone gets in ur face that way! They had no right to appropriate your pots in the first place either! Some people can be so….maddening! Lol! Luv Koda…I’m going to look at Wuan’s photos now…I tried a while back to post & let her know how beautiful her photos are but her site wasn’t quite yet operable.

  3. Marita,
    Ultimately, the person most embarassed by the outburst was she herself. I m sure she will be more careful when dealing with me the next time, if there is a next time, which is a good thing.

    I am not too concerned whether they apologise or not or who does it. As long as what they do do not infringe on my right as their neighbour, then I am willing to look the other way to their antics.

    There are all sorts of people in this world. I would rather spend my time doing something constructive than be concerned over such pettiness. Whatever it is, the family is trying to make peace and I accept that sincerity. As for Wuan’s photographs, I am sure she will be happy to know that you like her them. Thank you.

  4. well. 🙂 i’m glad it all went well. call them over la for yam cha and get-a-long sessions. heee! rapport building.

  5. wah, that girl neighbour of yours needs help. dunno why she has so much angst inside her. too bad you were a convenient punching bag. you betul-betul cool brother ler, respect, tabik hormat!

  6. dave,
    Yam cha with you no problem. Yam cha with the? Hahaha, you have such a sense of humour.

    Some people are simply like that. No excuses needed.

    To prolong it would have put us in an awkward position as we do cross paths often.

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