This is a scary Halloween story from long ago involving a bunch of kids known as....the Little Neckers.
Sometimes, it takes a village to rescue a tortoise. I was driving down my alley when I spied an animal ambling along the entrance to my garage. Was it a possum out during the day? A wounded cat? I got out of my car to avoid hitting it and ... it was a huge tortoise.
It could be a scene right out of The Big Bang Theory, Friends, or, really, any sitcom where a lot of the takes occur in an apartment complex or housing community: neighbor conflict. Even the likable Dunphys in Modern Family struggle with how to tell their new Los Angeles, CA -- area neighbors that they're loud -- and that the huge boat in their driveway is a total eyesore.
I can't speak for all neighborhoods, and I might be wrong, but it sometimes seems like we're losing our sense of community. I mean, when was the last time you went to bring cookies and introduce yourself to the new neighbor who just moved in?