Our new neighbors who haven't even moved in yet but are gutting the house and in the process demolished our utility building/patio to build an extension (they have had to rebuild a new one etc all part of the party wall agreement) problem is the new building is not water tight as yet...no roof been like that for 2 months ! So I have been asking over and over again when its going to be completed as we don't want to keep wiping water from the washing machine before we use it and the plastic cover is not suffice (rain water )
This eve I get a call from the new owner telling me I'm petty I've been rude to his wife the builders and that Im ungrateful and that I should be contributing !
I kept my cool and thanked him for correcting me on my manners ! Children were present but I was dcking fuming
I have sent this email to them...what do you think ?
Firstly I would like to say I'm really hurt you think I have been rude to either one of you I'm not even sure how you think I have been.
I'm sorry you think I have been petty about the washing machine I said from the very start (over 2 months ago) that it needed to be water tight neither my wife nor myself should be having to wipe water off an electrical item before using it, it's unfortunate it's been a particularly wet summer.
If I had wanted to be petty I would have complained about all the nails that were left in my garden and on the grass, I have young children that like to play in the garden and the thought of them falling onto a nail in the grass or stepping on one is not something id like to ever imagine happening to them.
This maybe a minor part of the work you are undertaking which is perhaps why you think I have been petty but from my perspective it has also been stressful. I fully understand that any building work big or small causes stress in one way or another.
I have never been rude to the builders in any way, they have been polite and friendly at all times, we have given them them tea and ice creams!
In all honesty I wish you hadn't been put in the situation that you needed to rebuild our structure but this was out of my hands.
We are of course grateful you had to rebuild the structure, there unfortunately hasn't been any opportunity to actually say thank you in person as we have not seen either of you.
I hope when all the building work is complete we can move on from this.
This is sent without any malice what's so ever