I got up and walked into my daughter's room to look out and make sure nothing was going on over there, even though I knew nothing was. I saw one cop car pull all the way to the back of the drive, while on his radio, look around and start to pull back out, rolling his window down to speak to the workers. Then he drove back to the end of the drive, waved off the other cruiser and they both left.
Here's why this is offensive, some jackass called the police because there are black people in my yard? What kind of phone call was that from one of my racist ass neighbors? "I SEE BLACK PEOPLE!" WTF?
I don't blame the police for coming because I'm sure they were responding to a call, which they should do but don't then make up something like, 'Hey, what's this car doing parked on this private drive, in the yard of this private residence?' Why do they even care? My guess is that they don't. If I want a car parked in the center of my lawn, I CAN DO THAT! MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS AND FIND SOMETHING WORTH DOING!
What would make someone see a flatbed truck pull up and think "Someone's gettin' robbed!" I get that one of the workers has his own car, which is super nice but still, what about that says a crime is 'bout to be commited besides the fact that they're black? That's hella offensive!
This is the car, which is now parked in my driveway because they got another shipment of fencing and needed to move it. No worries, the driver of that truck was white so no one called the police. All whiteys are safe in Anne Arundle County today!
Please, I beg, don't as my neighbor, no matter who you are, EVER tell me that you did that because I'm gonna call you out on your fear of all things black.
All this early morning activity almost made me forget how sad I was that my rustic old fence was going the way of the county dump. So, racism aside, I'm going to miss my rustic, old, worn, broken fence. I've taken so many photos that I love of my children in front of it and I'm sad that the new fence, no matter how awesome, just won't look the same in photos. It took everything I had not to ask them to leave a section behind but my husband would have laughed me out of the house.
Even one of my favorite self portraits wouldn't be the same without my fence in the background.