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This is Creepy Cigar Smoker. He likes to hang out at the park across the street--directly across the street.

Every day for as long as I've lived here without fail at 3pm-ish he shows up, smokes his cigar and listens to the radio for at least an hour. You can imagine how freaked out my neighbor and I are by him.
But from what we've picked up he's not allowed to smoke in his house so comes to the park.

What I want to know is why can't he smoke on the other side of the park... away from my house and my children. My neighbor used to stand at her window and stare at him in the hopes that he'd move on... no luck.

Some friends of mine and I were playing a game recently where you had to answer the random questions on the cards (anonymously), one question was, "Who is someone you run into frequently but wish you didn't?"

My answer was Creepy Cigar Smoking Guy.

I want to put a sign up in my yard that says "Go smoke somewhere else!" But I won't, because I'm nice. I will, however, be keeping my children a little closer at hand whenever he's around. Poor guy, he doesn't even know the perception he's giving of himself.


Claire Wessel said…
I'm guessing the guy just lives very close to there and it's just the closest place with greenery to his house. Have you ever gotten a good look at his face? You could always browse the sex offender list just to make sure he is not as creepy as he appears. Personally, if I were going to relax with a stogey before heading to a house that I pay for that I'm not allowed to relax with a stogey in, I'd head for the park by the river. Much better scenery.

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