Watch your words because there may be backlash later.
Years ago my neighbors bought a basketball stand and net. We disliked it very much. Why, you ask? Because they parked it in the street in the gutter. Our streets are prone to flooding and add a basketball hoop to the mix and it is a disaster even in a sprinkle. The water could not drain down to the sewer. They were oblivious.
So for years we put up with teenagers in the street playing hoops. Not that bad, you say. Try teenagers in the street that refuse to move when you drive down the street. Add to this, teenagers when they do decide to move , decide to stand in front of your driveway while you are sitting there in your car with your signal on unable to park because they just cant comprehend that it is your driveway.
It was awesome as he grew older the basketball hoop was moved to the backyard, neglected. Well until Wednesday....... My nephew and his buddy were playing football in our front yard. I heard them talking to our neighbor. I then heard louder noise and went to the door to see that stupid basketball stand and hoop being moved to my driveway. I was stunned.
I went out to find out what happened and to somewhat be polite and fake excited. I thought maybe he let them borrow it, oh no I then found out that the conversation was the following:
Neighbor: "You guys like basketball."
Neighbor : "Do you want a basketball stand and hoop?"
Boys: " YEAH."
Neighbor: " Great, you can have ours."
So what went wrong in this scenario. Were we asked? No. Do we want it? NO. Nothing to do but be polite . So now we have an eyesore of a basketball stand right in our front yard. OH BOY!
You know the same one we disliked for so many years. Oh my, backlash.