Your dog barks every morning around 5am. Yes, Sundays too. This has woken us from a dead sleep for the last six months. Why do you put your dog out just before the garbage man arrives? When I tried talking to you about it, you went into a finger-pointing rage, screaming that I make you uncomfortable and that I’m verbally attacking you. That was kinda funny since I never talked to you before. But this morning really took the cake–your dog was barking like crazy around 4am at a guy walking to work. What’s up with that? The problem isn’t the dog–it’s you! In some cases ignorance is bliss but you’ve been disrespectful of your neighbors. If you’ve lived here all your life, that’s great, but where’s your Hawaiian respect or Aloha?
Illustration by Ron Pitts