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Ask Curbed SF: Cribbed Christmas Power Not Cool

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This reader is ready to blow— let's talk him down, team.

I am so angry as I sit here typing that my hands are beginning to shake. Help me Curbed SF, before I go postal! Get this: So my neighbor's house stands nearly directly against mine. There's a very narrow passage that runs between our homes, and the outdoor electrical outlets and spigots are hidden away there. Each and every holiday season, my wife and I grin and bear it as our neighbors plaster the living shit out of their house with Christmas lights. "Kitchy" doesn't begin to describe it. Fine though— to each his own, right? No, not right. Why? Because when I shimmied alongside the house to hook up a garden hose the other day, I found a whole mess of lights plugged into MY electrical sockets— not his own.. This means that I will be paying for at least part of his horrible taste. Can someone give me some advice here? I'm tempted to take the pruning shears and shut down the entire operation.