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Don’t Piss in my Backyard

I just caught a guy from NW Natural, the gas company in Portland, pissing in my closed-gate backyard. I saw a strange person walk the window so I thought I’d investigate. There is nothing back there but my car, it’s all fenced in. So I open the door and hear the back gate swing open. I bust back there here the guy is, dick in hand, pissing in my back yard.

Now it’s just a little piss right, we have a dog and it pisses back there all the time. No real harm done. But my back yard isn’t the world’s fucking public toilet, you know? And the gate was CLOSED. It also happens it was the SAME GUY who pounded on our door at 7am a few weeks ago. It was incredibly bizarre. He said he was from the gas company, and he was installing gas lines around here, but then didn’t have any particular questions for me and didn’t need to get into my house.

I’m gonna let it slide this time, gas man, but three strikes and you are out. I doubt your boss would like to hear about your trespassing and public urination.