You may not be familiar with the phrase, "Mean people suck." It was highly popular in my middle school and high school years, and I find it useful now, as well. On Friday night, at around 10:30 PM, my fiancé and I heard a racket just outside our apartment door. Alarmed and curious, he peered through the peephole just in time to see our neighbor (lives in the apartment next to us) wielding a snow broom and knocking the hell out of the light outside our door. The light that, up until Friday night, contained a Barn Swallow nest. (See previous post—Tuesday, May 29—for more information and photos)
I'm not sure why anyone would be so cruel, or heartless, but apparently our neighbor had taken it upon herself to evict the Barn Swallows. This in and of itself is incomprehensibly evil to me, but, it also caused quite a bit of damage to the light outside our door. We have written a letter of complaint to the management team at our apartment complex informing them of the perpetrator and of the damage she caused to their property. Hopefully it isn't a fire hazard. The swallows, thankfully, seem fine, and we don't know if they had eggs laid yet. They have apparently, however, taken it in their cute little heads to build a new nest somewhere else. Although I'll miss watching them, hopefully their new nest will be in a safer location.