You can't sit under your apple tree unless you gimme dem apples!
October 6, 2012 9:36 AM Subscribe
How best to ask my neighbors if I can gather their apples?
posted by HopperFan to human relations (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I live next to a house that has a beautiful little apple tree in the backyard. From the couple of times I've seen the occupants of the house, I think at least a couple of early 20-something guys live there (this is a campus neighborhood).
I didn't ask about the initial haul of apples in September, because I thought - well, it's their tree, maybe they want them. Last week, someone came by to mow and clean up the yard, and the whole load of apples went straight into the dumpster out back. That was kind of sad.
There's still quite a few good apples left on the tree, and some on the ground, so I'd like to ask the neighbors if I can harvest them.
This is complicated by the fact that these guys don't ever seem to be home (I've gone over and knocked a couple of times) - so I'd like to leave a note.
So - what kind of note from a neighbor would make you more amenable to apple sharing?
Note : I can't just go over and get the apples, they'd have to let me in - their entire back yard is surrounded by a 7 foot high wooden fence.