Bitch on the Blog

November 10, 2016

Don’t fence me in

Once upon a time I was a homeowner with all the responsibility that entails. Not least, in Britain, to respect the boundaries your neighbours will impose. Though not British, when in Britain, I will do (within reason) as the British do – or, at least, try not to ridicule what’s bred in their bone. And as much as the Brits’ homes are their castles (complete with a mortgage that even a drawbridge groans under) as much they do like borders.

Yes, borders. As in walls, fences. One of my more far fetched theories that the reason the British prefer dogs to cats that cats do not respect fences. If they want to climb up and jump over one they jolly well will.

So back to Trump and neighbourly etiquette. If my neighbour wants to put a fence or a hedge or whatever else round his patch of immaculate lawn thus blocking his view that’s fine. What’s not fine, indeed unacceptable, is to ask me to pay for it. That’s Trump’s plan on Mexico. The guy has no manners.

Before I take this post into a direction even I find beyond satire I’ll leave you to do your own fencing.




  1. I hope that you will forgive me if I don’t offer my expert opinion.

    Comment by rummuser — November 10, 2016 @ 13:11 | Reply

  2. The case of “to fence or not” seems to be about keeping our identities to ourselves – I remember when if you had a high hedge here, it was something quite extraordinary, many places had a short picket type fence. Now it’s all go and apparently in my city if the fence is to be more than 2.5 metres you need a resource consent! My new place is relatively well fenced – plus the property on my ROW frontage has a load of trees towering well above the fence

    Comment by cedar51 — November 10, 2016 @ 18:52 | Reply

  3. Apart from anything else, the border with Mexico is pretty mountainous, so building a wall along it would be quite an undertaking. And yes, why on earth would Mexico pay for a wall they don’t want and never asked for? It’ll never happen, it’s one of those lunatic campaign pledges that he’ll now quietly forget about.

    Comment by nick — November 12, 2016 @ 07:42 | Reply

  4. No to worry. The Donald (as **gag** President Elect) is already backing away from the hyperbolic dumbassery of The Donald (as **ugh** Looney Candidate). He’s a celeb first and feeds on chants from crowds. If he starts hearing “No more walls!” he’ll sign an Executive order to destroy every wall in America. The man just wants (no, needs like vampires need to suck) people to think he’s the greatest, best, biggliest thing…ever. Like I always said, little hands, big problems…

    Comment by Lorna's Voice — November 16, 2016 @ 15:43 | Reply

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