The other day my neighbour whose property backs onto ours came into my driveway. I've not really talked to this woman much. In fact, we've only spoken 2 or 3 times in 6 years; mostly because we never see one another.
She said her husband didn't want her to ask, but she was going to anyhow.
There is a 30 foot evergreen in our backyard. She mentioned how much she loves the tree and wants to see it live. Then she said there's a maple trying to grow into it and eventually one of them would die; survival of the fittest.
From our perspective the evergreen looks stellar. We can't even see the maple behind it.
I told her to go ahead and cut the maple down if she so wished.
Its odd how perspectives can be totally different.
How odd city living can be.
It's a clear message really.
If you want to know something just ask!
Chances are the other person may not even know....or when the light bulb is shone onto the situation it can change everything.