98.3 TRY Social Dilemma – My neighbor’s lawn is out of control. Can I just go mow it?

ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Today’s TRY 98.3 social dilemma is about neighbors and long grass. Here is the email I received.

Hi Jaime. I know how much you love mowing your lawn, so I have a dilemma that you will surely understand. I have a neighbor around the block who apparently refuses to mow his lawn. It’s now about a foot tall and a real pain in the eyes, so I just thought I’d go mow the lawn for them. I would be happy to do so. I don’t want anything back. I would even be happy to do it regularly. Do you think I should just go in there and mow, or do you think I should ask them first? My wife says I should ask, but I’m afraid if I do they’ll say no or take it the wrong way. I don’t judge, I just help. Is it rude of me to just mow it down, or even more rude to ask them about it? What would you do in this situation? From one fun lawn mower to another

~ Rob

I think Rob’s wife is right. I think Rob should ask first. I understand just wanting to go mow it because I probably would spontaneously, but that would be wrong. I say ask first.

What do you think? Is it okay for Rob to go mow, should he ask, or should he just leave it alone, since it’s not his lawn? Let me know on TRY’s Facebook page.