Friday, September 05, 2008

With neighbors like mine, who needs friends?

One of my neighbors fell and broke her kneecap and is supposed to stay off it for four to six weeks. A fellow neighbor decided it would be nice if we provided 3 meals a week for the next month and sent out a list of dates via email to around 20-25 families. We were asked to pick a date, write our name next to it and hit reply all.

My email box lit up all day long as families from the block signed up to help. Every date was spoken for by 5pm, disappointing a handful of people who will now no doubt find some other way to be of assistance.

My turn is in two weeks. What should I make?