My neighbor Jack

I often take the time to visit my neighbor Jack. He is a typical New Englander (NE); stubborn, independent, penny pinching snow lover. If Jack could talk he would have that typical down home NE accent, doubtless saying "Yep" in a stoic minimalist kind of way.
When I stroll over to Jacks house and knock on his door he gets very excited. He often pee's on my shoes when he's very excited. It was a bit disconcerting the first time it happened. Not being a native New Englander I wasn't sure if it was some sort of quaint local custom that lads, when they greet, just sort of ...ummm pee on each other. That first time I did not return the ‘greeting’ but stayed with the tried and true, ‘hello’. In fact I have not tried Jack’s special greeting any other time with anyone, at least not yet. 
Jack’s unique hello is really not a big deal once you get used to it, especially in the winter when everyone around here tends to wear big heavy boots. In the summertime when I tend to wear open toed sandals it's a whole nother story, for a nother time.


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