The rebel geese have apparently discovered our neighbor's beautiful swimming pool. This we found out, to our utter embarrassment, when our neighbor called us yesterday.
We pride ourselves on being good, unobtrusive neighbors (no incessantly barking dogs, no late-night loud parties, kids aren't too obnoxious, etc.), so we are, of course, very annoyed at the geese. They are now under fence arrest whenever we're not outside. They'll be treated like the chickens, which we let out only when we're outside keeping an eye on them. The lesson, naturally, is lost on them, but it will keep our neighbors from being bothered at least.
"To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge." ~ Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)