What does your neighbor do that drives you crazy?

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Katmaster Jr., Apr 29, 2006.

  1. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    What Does Your Neighbor Do That Drives You Crazy?

    Do you have a Neighbor that does something that just irks you to no end either unintentionaly or just being a jerk? What did you do to fix the problem? We've got one whose Dog constantly used our yard as his own, leaving little presents for us to "find". And then when our dog would just walk threw their yard they would get all mad and call us complaining. They finnaly did end up stopping thier dog from coming over to our house anymore.

    Our neighbor's dog also used to eat a lot of our dogs food and sometimes it would result in a fight. These people really are jerks who think they're better then everyone else for some reason.

    Oh well, there will always be people like that in the world. Thank goodness for the good people.

    Zakk
     
  2. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    I live in a college area, and my neighbors play music entirely too loud all the time. They also play bags outside my window until about 2am. That is enough to get on my nerves.
     

  3. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    great post zakk,I have a neighbor(your age) that for a while was coming over everyday and asking to use my PC or my phone or just wanting to talk.It got so bad,that i acted like i wasn't home-numerous times.His mom has a habit of coming over at the wrong time-everytime!We had went to the store,carried several loads of groceries and we had no sooner gotten it inside and trying to put it away and here she came.Pretty much knocked and came right in,here we are trying to put away stuff and she's standing in the middle of the kitchen talking(about nothing) in our way and doesn't leave for an hour.Everytime we start to watch a movie one of them will come over and want something.I don't care to be neighborly and help out from time to time but good god,enough is enough!You have any advice without being rude to tell them to stay the h*ll away?This has been going on for abt a year!
    Thanks!
     
  4. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    That is almost a little bit creepy. Nothing drives me more crazy than when people that I'm not close to come in without knocking. That just is not a good idea.
     
  5. FS Driver

    FS Driver New Member

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    john maybe do the same to them
    go on in their house open the fridge get a coke and plop down on the sofa
    kick your shoes off and say what? does my feet stink?

    :big_smile:
     
  6. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    I totally agree with you.They know we have 2 dogs,1 is full-blooded rottweiler and he goes 180-190lbs-no kidding,and another half rott that goes probably 75lbs and they HATE people to come into their space.Lucky for the neighbors they were outside!Me being in the condition i'm in couldn't pull either one off of somebody.That gives me an idea,keep them inside,then nobody will come in!
     
  7. lawnman61

    lawnman61 New Member

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    It's not just 1 neighbor but several, Being as a lawn specialist my yard isn't the prettiest but I have a very nice yard and the neighbors around here have so many kids and they have no respect for others they leave their trash and toys in the yard and figure they can destroy all the other neighbors yards.
    I've had enough of this kind of disrespect that I will send a bill to their parents for clean up of their kids stuff and I may post NO TRESPASSING signs soon. Their parents don't care what their kids are doing around here, they don't even watch their kids, no wonder kids come up missing.
    I keep track of my kids like a hawk.
     
  8. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    If people kept coming into my yard, I will have to go spoon there yard, If you do not what spooning some ones yard is, its where you take a bunch of spoons and push them down in the grass just above the dirt. I am sure you knows whats next when they mow the lawn. I also got a good joke to play on people that like to play volleyball. Bury some eggs just below the surface of the sand.

    chris
     
  9. beeheck

    beeheck New Member

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    Some people have to be hit in the head with a 2X4 to have something sink in. There are several sites one the INTERNET that deal with how to handle dog problems and owners who don't care about neighbors and not all of them are cruel. I think common sense would dictate that it isn't the dogs fault, it's the people so don't take it out on the dog. Call animal control. I have a neighbor who had a dog that she kept in a 8'X10' kennel and never cleaned up the droppings. That poor dog had to lay in its own poop to sleep. Never watered it or feed it and when I started feeding it table scraps they kept telling me that the dog ate better than they did. I would fill the dogs water with my hose through the fence and try to squirt off a clean spot for the dog but she told me to quit. The smell was so bad we couldn't open our windows that summer and had the AC on all summer, every day. I finally called animal control and they came out and gave her a warning but it was too late, they had to put the dog down and they never did a thing to her. Matter of fact she has a new puppy in the same kennel and I noticed today the water bowl is up-side down. Poor dog, doesn't know what it's in for, starving, dehydration and filth. I'm not going to let it go that far this time, I'm reporting it as soon as I see a problem. You can't let what these types of people think of you be the reason you don't do some thing.
    For noise I call the police. They won't give out your name or address they just have a complaint and they do their job well. I have had neighbors in a rental house that as soon as the cops would leave they would start making noise again. I simply re-call the police and tell them that they are at it again and perhaps the officers could park at a distance and just observe for a little while. They have actually arrested people when they do that. You could also ask them to go elsewhere or quite down, some people really don't realize that they are making noise. People walk out in the morning and see a neighbor and yell "GOODMORNING" and everyone that was asleep is now awake. If I see a neighbor early in the morning I wave, that's it. Last resort, a bag of beans makes a good skeet target, throw open your window, yell "PULL" and blow it out of the air. Ok, I'm joking but it would be fun to do.lol Playing bag, needs light a cheap BB gun could be used to shoot out the light during the day so it just didn't work when they needed it.
     
  10. QuincyFisher

    QuincyFisher New Member

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    My neighbors call the pound on our dog and steal her collars :(
     
  11. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    No a bad idea....People around hear will buy floodlights so they can keep their games going all through the night. I'm not sure how such a boring game can be played from 4pm to 2am non stop. In general people just don't respect their neighbors.
     
  12. doughboy

    doughboy New Member

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    my neighbor used to let my dog loose until I threatened to start shooting there cats when i seen them in my yard. The same guys has a big C.B that when he uses it I can hear his conversation through every speaker in my house and across my TV that is really starting to get to me been thinking of cutting his coaxle cable but dont want to stoop to that level so i had a talk with him and so far he dont get on it till late when and he thinks we are in bed.
     
  13. frosty_whiskers

    frosty_whiskers New Member

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    Sadly enough, I think that you're right about the respect thing. There are good folks out there though. If these neighbors are renters and temporary, then work through the rental agencies if speaking with them doesn't work. If these neighbors are home owners as well, you may have to resort to different measures to get them to change. There are no complicated choices to make, you just have to be prepared to stand behind those choices.
     
  14. derbycitycatman

    derbycitycatman Well-Known Member

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    I dont have any good stories about bad neighbors. I think they're a little afraid or something. Probably doesnt help Im constantly walking in and out of the house with guns. Never had a complaint about shooting my bow in the backyard either.
     
  15. FS Driver

    FS Driver New Member

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    our neighbors for the most part aint too bad.
    a child molestor cattycorner from us is in another can of corn
    but so far keeps to himself.
    one neighbor lives right next to me painted their carport babysh$t yellow
    what makes it so ugly is the fact that its regular plywood and it looks like a large freight container .and we are contemplateing planting mega tall ornamental grass to hind the eyesoar
    or ask her if we can side the dang thing
     
  16. T-Bone

    T-Bone New Member

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    Here's my bad neighbor story. I know y'all will think I'm BS'n ya but it's true. There is a house about 3 houses down and around the corner from us. It's a 3 bedroom house that used to belong to a good friend of the family. Anyway they sold it and left town and in moves 4 faimlies 16 folks total counting the kids. They built a two story storage building and a few of them live there. Every Saturday about 3pm until 11pm they are all outside and having a huge party with guest. Kids running wild and the music the freakin' music is driving me crazy. My mother lives on this street and I can't even park in front of her house because of all the trucks that are parked there for the party. Did I mention the music? I think y'all all know what kind of music is playin'..........
    I called the cops one time last year on them because of the noise. The dispatcher told me the officer could not communicate with the owner.
    Guess what will be happenin' over there this Monday?
    Might be a good day to call INS...........
     
  17. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    Dang, intresting replies. After reading a couple of them I started to feel a little bit better about my neighbor's....lol

    Zakk
     
  18. Sinker

    Sinker New Member

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    My neighbors work as dancers and wait tables at hooters. They come in at all hours of th nite. They ain't lived there very long and never have put up shades, blinds or curtains! They walk around in there with all th lights on in their birthda....well nevermind that. Wait a minute. Was this sposta be somethin that agravated me? Well just never mind then!
     
  19. JReed

    JReed New Member

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    I got some advice!! Tell them to "STAY THE H$&L AWAY" in a nice neighborly way. :big_smile: Of course that is what I would do, because I'm a nice guy. Now if you wanted to be rude about it, well, thats another story.:roll_eyes:
     
  20. RIP

    RIP New Member

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    Man I tell ya'll these neighbors of mine are driving me craz.......more crazy. There are about 75 of them, and all day long every day all I hear is this mooing sound. And you want to talk about ruining the yard, they have worn path's though my yard everywhere, and big ol piles of poop. I tried talking to them but they just don't seam to understand. LOL