Love thy Neighbor

Here’s a humorous story that came through my inbox. I usually have very low expectations for forwarded jokes and other crap people send me, but the punchline on this one had me roaring, and literally, laughing out loud.

A city councilman, Mark Easton, lives in a Utah neighborhood. He had a beautiful view of the east mountains, until a new neighbor purchased the lot below his house and built. Apparently, the new home was 18 inches higher than the ordinances would allow, so Mark Easton, mad about his lost view, went to the city to make sure they enforced the lower roof line ordinance. Mark and his new neighbor had some great arguments about this as you can imagine – not great feelings. The new neighbor had to drop the roof line – no doubt at great expense.Recently, Mark Easton called the city and informed them that his new neighbor had installed some vents on the side of his home. Mark didn’t like the look of these vents and asked the city to investigate. When they went to Mark’s home to see the vent view, this is what they found…

After reading this, I honestly thought this story apocryphal. I am always skeptical of these stories, and immediately researched the validity of this story. It’s true! Here are a few links to learn more about it. From Snopes, the Urban Legend Site and on a blog, a local news video of the controversy.

8 thoughts on “Love thy Neighbor

  1. That made me laugh out loud! I will have to send on the “joke” to someone who is always obsessing over the “sometime in the furture…it could happen…someone planting trees that could block his view” Of course he would have to buy a house with a view first!

    Thanks for the laugh!

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