An angry man from Washington took the feud with his neighbor to a whole new level, when he chose an unusual way to insult him. After the neighbor built a garage colored in way too much purple, the man decided to take things to another step and mow the phrase “A-hole” into his lawn, together with an arrow pointing to the neighbor’s house.
This is a clever and sneaky way to express your disapproval of someone’s actions, as it is quite hard to see the words mowed in the lawn. In fact, the phrase is visible only from the sky, and was discovered on Google Earth. Then, it was published on Reddit in July 2016. There are also pictures of the lawn from 2013, when the man had only started mowing the pattern.
The reason behind the offensive message on the lawn
But why would someone take things so far and mow “A-hole” into his lawn? Everything started from a purple building in Sequim, Washington. This town might be called Lavender Capitol of North America, but not all residents seem to be happy with some people’s predilection for this color.
The garage in question has reportedly taken inspiration from the popular Painted Ladies in San Francisco, but neighbors think it’s too purple. Andi Taylor, the one living closest to the structure, declared his living room was filled with lavender-colored light every morning because of the building, and wasn’t happy about it.
All people in the area started calling the garage Barney, like the purple TV dinosaur. Also, they asked their taxes on property should be lowered. This happened since they thought this building had a negative influence their houses’ values.
The owners of the purple building were aware of the message mowed on the lawn, but decided not to get so angry about it. They were aware the image had already become viral, but thought they should let it die.
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