Mothering Forum banner

1 - 20 of 27 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,952 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Three reasons my neighbors annoy me:<br><br>
the guy next door has a car alarm that goes off at random. It blares the car horn repeatedly and loudly. Somehow this always happens when my baby is trying to nap. My neighbor must be some kind of moron. He never greets me so I don't know.<br><br>
Our baby monitor picks up the neighbors' phone conversations. Some of these are pretentious, flirtatious conversations in German. (I actually understand a little German, but it's mostly the tone.) Other conversations are even more annoying discussions of where family members are. These happen while I'm trying to listen to my baby sleeping on the bed in the next room.<br><br>
Our beloved landlords, who are great friends, and whose children I love dearly, have noisy hobbies. One of the boys in the family has taken up martial arts and tries to use a kick boxing punching bag. He does this at night, on the floor above our family bedroom. You know, the room where the baby is sleeping. It sounds like the end of the world. We sometimes ask him to stop...<br><br>
and you?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
15,225 Posts
<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">:<br><br>
Well...one of our neighbors mows his lawn every other day. And weedwacks, edges, blows crap all over.<br><br>
Another has two of the meanest, mangiest mutts you can imagine. They come running down the driveway when anyone walks near the place. And they bark their st*pid heads off when any other dog goes by.<br><br>
I used to have a neighbor who watched our house with binoculars <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bigeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bigeyes"><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao">
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,420 Posts
I've watched two of my neighbor's dogs bite people <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!">. The one across the street barks at everyone who walks by, and the one next door sometimes barks all night.<br><br>
The neighbor with the nasty dog next door has at least 5 cars, but only parks one in their own driveway, and parks the rest in front of other people's houses--this bugs dh to no end! When we first moved in, somebody stole the mercedes trunk ornament off their brand new car and their van, and I swear they thought we did it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">:--the husband still won't acknowledge us at all...<br>
And someone in their house throws their cigarette butts into our side yard <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"> (must be at 4 am, cause I never see them do it)--dh asked them to stop that a month ago and it's gotten better, thank goodness!<br><br>
The lady at the end of our dead-end street goes about 50 mph down the block...I heard she's pregnant now, so maybe she'll wise up about how dangerous her speed is when she has a child to protect..<br><br>
My other immediate next door neighbors are so nice, friendly, quiet and wonderful, and have a wonderful dog, too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
264 Posts
Our new neighbors chopped down every single solitary tree in their front and back yard as soon as they moved in. That is approximately 30 mature trees of about 30-50 ft height. So now not only is their lawn completely bare and hideous, there is no buffer between us and them or us and the people behind them.<br><br>
When dh asked the guy why he took them all down, he replied "I like grass." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> Umm okay buddy!<br><br>
I just find this really really strange but then again, I like grass AND trees.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,845 Posts
My (across the street) neighbor often has conversations with me that includes the words "I'm only telling you for your own good..." Need I say more? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,401 Posts
2 of my neighbors own Rottys that they used to allow to run. They pinned me to a tree for 5 minutes, once. The old neighbor kept EIGHT rottys, and bred them. He went away for a 2 week vacation once, and his 'pet sitter' came by, and let two of the dogs out loose. They terrorized us for the entire time.<br><br>
The new guy? He' a fire nut. He's set fire to his yard on numerous occassions, sometimes he just goes out with a blow torch and starts 'burning leaves'. We live in the woods, there are lots of leaves. Even the side of the road has caught fire.<br><br>
Last week he had a Bobcat (piece of machinery) up there. We figured he was going to clean up some of the piles of burnt wood, limbs etc. (when he takes down a tree, he just tries to burn it where it lies. ) But no, he was just pushing things around. He doesn't have any plan I can see, just piles of stuff.<br><br>
This one should get the 'Worst Neighbor Award". My PO'ed teeen daughter (the oldest, once made frineds with an adult neighbor. I tried to discourage it, but that made it worse. THey bacame 'best friends'. My dd threw a massive, teen angst fit one day, or really 3 days. She left the house, went to the neighbor and claimed child abuse. I would have understood if the neighbor called DSS. I would have understood if she'd called the cops.<br><br>
Instead she just interferred in our lives herself and played social worker. (she kept my daughter at her house, tried to keep me from taking her home, called her father who had no real relationship with her, and tried to get me to 'confide'(?) in her.) First thing the next morning , my boss arrived at work, and asked me to her office. small town. She'd had a full report, and wanted to know if we were ok. By that afternoon, I realized that she'd told everyone she'd come across. Other neighbors who believed her stopped talking to us. One guy did not speak to my dh at all for about 10 years, then suddenly said 'hi' one day?! Dh was so surprised he didn't know <i>what</i> to do! Only 900 people in town so everyone counts!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
15,225 Posts
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>thechrysalis</strong></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Our new neighbors chopped down every single solitary tree in their front and back yard as soon as they moved in. That is approximately 30 mature trees of about 30-50 ft height. So now not only is their lawn completely bare and hideous, there is no buffer between us and them or us and the people behind them.<br><br>
When dh asked the guy why he took them all down, he replied "I like grass." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> Umm okay buddy!<br><br>
I just find this really really strange but then again, I like grass AND trees.</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yikes">:<br><br><br>
Red...that story with the Rotties is <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/scared.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="scared"> too!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,548 Posts
My neighbors arrive at home at about 11 each night- they're either fighting, singing (!), talking very loudly, or simply stomping up the stairs. They then proceed to take their dog out to pee, talking loudly to it in disgusting baby talk, and then yell for it to come back in- from right outside our window!<br>
These same neighbors NEVER finish the laundry that they start, NEVER take care of their garbage, and are just plain irritating.<br>
Also, I was talking to my neighbor who lives in the apartment below them, and she says that they have disgustingly loud sex constantly, and argue loudly a lot. eww! eww! eww! At least I don't live underneath them!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,138 Posts
We are surrounded on three sides.<br><br>
One gets busted for drugs on a regular basis.<br><br>
One couple goes outside to smoke while their baby/toddler screams at the screen door trying to get to them.<br><br>
One couple is having issues that they like to air by screaming as loudly as they can at each other in their front yard, complete with throwing things, locking each other out, and cussing.<br><br>
Do I win? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
I swear it is not that bad of a neighborhood... We just picked the wrong block. Thank goodness we are renting.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,570 Posts
They yell. They yell at their kids, their dogs, and across the street at each other. I can't leave a window open without hearing it. I resort to earplugs in the middle of the afternoon sometimes.<br><br>
They let their kids come by my yard and do whatever they want. The kids throw rocks, break stuff, smear mud on my car, and threaten my chickens. I've called CPS about one of the kids; another neighbor called the police.<br><br>
They have stolen things out of my mailbox.<br><br>
They have loud parties on weeknights, and invite guests who have those godawful car stereos with the booming bass systems.<br><br>
Car alarms.<br><br>
They leave broken down cars parked on the street.<br><br>
They root through our dumpster.<br><br>
I know some of them are drug users.<br><br>
Some of them never shut off their porch lights, so I get these bright lights shining in my window at night.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,212 Posts
Ok, this isn't as big as some,b ut I'm still irked.......our next door neighbors have a black lab that is always roaming free. He's well behaved enough, except for the fact that he insisted on "marking" one of our rosebushes til it just plain died.<br><br>
Also, the little darling down the street that has a gas-powered scooter and rides it all day and all night. Not a scooter, like a mini-motorcycle, but one of those little foot powered scooters that were really popular a few years ago. I think he just attached a lawn mower motor to it.<br><br>
And then there are the kids who want to play in our yard, cuz we have the cool slides and stuff. They are older than my dd, and don't want to play with HER, just her toys. Then they want me to take the dog inside, because they don't like her. If they were our invited guests, I'd be considerate. But noone asked you to come here, you barged in, deal with the dog. (she's not at all mean or dangerous)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,527 Posts
I think I might be the bad neighbor. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Ds climbs in bed with me at night and his side of the bed is up against the wall that we share with the neighbors. I woke up very early this morning to ds kicking the wall over and over while he was sound asleep. I have been waiting all day for them to come home so I can apoligize but they got in really late.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
22,695 Posts
All these neighbors are HORRIBLE! Man, I didn't know there were that many bad neighbors in the world. Mine are pretty run of the mill, except I'm afraid I'm going to see one or two of them spattered on the road one day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Here's something that really bugged me though: My sister just got evicted. Well, kind of, they let her move to another apartment in the same complex even though they weren't supposed to as it is some sort of qualifying income housing. The neighbor down below kept calling the cops for noise. They came when one of my nieces was doing dishes, the other sorting socks and the other sleeping. The 15 year old answered the door at 11:30 pm and the cop just says, "Go to bed!" WTF? He filed the complaint of noise because, well, teenagers are awake at night. They must be making noise. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
My sister was home one night with her 9 year old son, basically doing nothing. The cops come again. More noise complaints, but nothing is going on. It doesn't matter because just the fact that this woman is making the complaints is enough to get my sister in trouble. Fortunately they don't evict her, they let her change apartments, but then she has to MOVE, which was a big PITA and an expense. My sister figured just the walking around at night was enough to trigger the woman. I thought she must be old, but no, she's in her 20s. I thought maybe she has an issue with my sister's children because they are black and the woman is white. But her boyfriend is black, so I doubt that is it. We finally chalked it up to someone feeling like she shouldn't be inconvenienced at all. They have no children, and she has had parties at night.<br><br>
So why is it that people with really bad neighbors who break the law seem to slide?<br><br>
Oh yeah, and a number of years ago, my sister lived in an apartment where this one woman harrassed her daughter who was only 8 years old. She yelled obscenities at her and threatened to kill her. The police came--oops, sorry, calling someone a f*&%ing bitch isn't against the law. What about the death threats against a child? Well, we only have your word on that, ma'am. Wouldn't you know, those people moved to a condo in my mom's complex. So, one day my sister comes to visit. I'm standing outside when I hear these people yelling obscenities out the window. They are yelling at my sister and her kids! It was freaky! We call the police--nothing they can do.<br><br>
So why can they come to my sister's house and lecture her children about being in bed?
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
22,695 Posts
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>myjulybabes</strong></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Also, the little darling down the street that has a gas-powered scooter and rides it all day and all night. Not a scooter, like a mini-motorcycle, but one of those little foot powered scooters that were really popular a few years ago. I think he just attached a lawn mower motor to it.</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
A number of the kids in my neighborhood have those! Aren't they annoying! And the kids never wear helmets! Sorry, I swear, I'm normally a nice person, but I must be PMSing big time so on with my rant. What is with those gas powered scooters??? Can't kids just play outside anymore, run around and such instead of VROOMING up the street? OK, nevermind, maybe they play sports in school or something.<br><br>
Dag, I sound like a curmudgeon yelling at those "young whippersnappers!" while shaking my fist harmlessly in the air.<br><br>
Ahhh, I feel better!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,952 Posts
Discussion Starter #15
Oh, I forgot about the gas-powered scooters. Man, those things sound like angry bumblebees. But they don't wake the baby. I don't like any of those kids who ride them but I do hope they don't fall off...<br><br>
I actually am not angry with any of my neighbors. Well, except maybe the guy with the car alarm. I'm just terribly annoyed about the baby's sleep being disturbed. They are all okay neighbors, in fact my landlords are exceptionally great neighbors and friends.<br><br>
I just want the baby to sleep. Is that so wrong?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,128 Posts
The lady next door to me doesn't know how to speak in a conversational tone. She yells everything. It drives me crazy!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: Yellin' at her kids, yellin' at the dog, yellin' at her husband. Other people exist, you idiot! Shut the f*** up already! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
477 Posts
Maybe my complaint is not that bad compared to some here. We moved into this neighborhood and have been here a year. The people for the most part area all friendly and it is nice. One of my neighbors right next door, however, got her 6 year old daughter 2 "yappers" for Christmas. Like I think they are part Yorkie and Cockapoo (sp ?) or something. Well, they don't like them in their house (they say they are untrainable as far as potty-training goes).<br>
The problem is; they are NEVER HOME. These dogs are well cared for, don't get me wrong, however, they are outside in the yard (next to mine) and can take cover in their screened porch when it rains (they leave the door open) but the BARK ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT. Well actually they put them in their laundry room at night, but we are up early, and go to bed early. I mean incessent barking at EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING ALL DAY.<br><br>
I have a huge dog that does not bark that much in a fricking week!!!!!!!!<br>
My neighbor on the other side calls her dog in if we have company or it is barking excessively, and I have always done the same thing. Everyone who has come over to play in the yard has asked how I can stand it, saying it would drive them nuts, and to be honest thank God the air conditioning is on this week, because I can't!!!!!!!!!!!!! I actually was out there the other day and yelled at them and told them to SHUT UP! I was talking to dogs. I have made the comment here and there to the neighbor that maybe we ought to call them YIP and YAP. Other than their cats that constantly pee on my bushes and lay on my new car, and drive my poor dog nuts they are really, really nice people. I guess I am just frustrated. Thank you for letting me vent and add my story.<br>
Oh and as an aside I did let her know that although she left food out for her 2 "outside cats" they were not getting any food, as 7 other cats were there constantly eating. She now feeds them inside, but walk up to my house and all you smell is cat piss and I don't even have one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,913 Posts
One of our neighbors has dogs that are known biters, and they are often roaming around the neighborhood. Very annoying since my dd is deathly afraid of dogs. Another of our neighbors threatened to call CPS on us becaue of my son's behavioral problems (he has developmental delyas), but the really annoying "neighbors" are the construction workers nextdoor. They have been building for months, and are still nowhere near finished. Apparantly one of the workers is "in love" with me (we heard them talking in spanish, I guess they asume we don't understand) 6 days a week, from 7 am to 5 pm, if I walk outside for any reason, I get whistles, leers, and jeers in spanish. now *that* is really annoying.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,420 Posts
We have a TON of the scooters and those awful mini motorcycles in our neighborhood. They actually spend hours riding around trying to make sure the police don't catch them. My husband yells at them (he's caught them in the street, and they're not street legal) to get on the sidewalk. That makes me nervous too, as these little monsters grow up and then who know what they might do to get back at you if they know where you live?<br><br>
The deli I went to the other day had the motorcycles for sale at $675--I had to basically trip over one to get in the door with dd (not going there again). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"> How about putting that money into your kids college fund, stupid? Instead of buying them an illegal toy that might get them killed or hurt for life?<br><br>
If you want to do motorsports, OK--take your child to a supervised go-kart place or motocross course where they're not interacting with cars and have to wear the helmets. It's still dangerous, but they're not on their own, at least.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,295 Posts
ohhh man!<br><br>
I used to live in an apartment, and the people in the one next door would never hear their alarm clock go off at 6 am! It would beep for a half an hour. They didn't even get up at 6 am, I would see them leave around 10 am, so why set your alarm clock, espessially if you can't hear it????<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/splat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="splat"><br><br>
I lived there over 2 years ago and I still get pissed off thinking about it. Every freakin morning I would have to beat on the wall until they turned the damn thing off. How could they not hear it 2 feet from their ears and i could hear it despite moving my bed to the opposite side of the room, having the AC on- doors and windows closed, and hanging a tapestry on the wall for extra buffer????
 
1 - 20 of 27 Posts
Top