Unfriendly Neighbor! Grrrrr......

United States
July 6, 2007 10:09am CST
There is an unfriendly neighbor who lives on the 3rd floor of our apartment building and he gives off a negative vibe. We come across him sometimes and he never says hi or thank you when we hold the doors open for him, he just gives you blank look on his face. Whenever we pass by him, he also bows his head down to avoid conversation. He is the only neighbor who has this problem, while the other neighbors are friendly and polite. Grrrr, sometimes me and my husband just want to snap at him one of these days because he has it coming. I wish he would just move out and be a hermit somewhere because he's not good with people anyway. Share your stories about negative and toxic people you encounter or know.
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@silkyt34 (324)
• United States
6 Jul 07
i have a neighbor like that he lives right next door to me and when we bought our house the former owner told us what a nice guy he was but the one on the other side was very standoffish.. well needless to say he hasnt spoken a word to us since we bought our house over a year ago but the " standoffish" neighbor and i talk every day.. it could be that he is just a very shy person or he may just be uncomfortable around other people .. the "nice" neighbor only seems comfortable talking to younger people like my daughters fiance who is 25 .. i personally just ignore him and dont try to make conversation with him anymore i tried when we first moved in but his attitude totally shut me down so i enjoy all the other neighbors and he is on his own and i dont loose any sleep over it..lol and the funny thing about him is he works for the post office delivering mail you would think he would talk to everyone.. i'm just happy he doesnt deliver my mail
• United States
6 Jul 07
I forgot to say that we lived with this unfriendly neighbor for almost 5 years and we have no idea what he does for a living.
@silkyt34 (324)
• United States
6 Jul 07
lol the only reason i know what he does is because he brings home his mail truck for lunch
• United States
6 Jul 07
lol
@mestr12 (227)
• Philippines
6 Jul 07
We have a very unfriendly neighbor living just in front of our house. He and his wife only talks to another neighbor living beside our house. When my husband and I recently moved to the neighborhood, the couple refuses to talk to us or even acknowledges our presence as if they haven't seen us. They would use their car horns in front of our house very late at night. We basically ignored them but there was an incident when my husband finally told the wife off. Someone parked their car in front of my sister's house and was practically blocking the road, when the couple arrived, they were using their car horn to its full capacity and woke my husband. So, when my hubby went out of the house to check it out, he was met by the woman who began to point her finger at my hubby and was accusing him of blocking the road. My husband told her to verify her facts first before accusing him of something he didn't do. The woman left in a hurry and found the erring car driver and blew her top. After the incident, our unfriendly neighbor was a bit considerate by not using their car horn in front of our house. They still would not look at us or smile at us. Anyway, we do not need people like them. We basically ignore them and move on with our lives.
• United States
6 Jul 07
We also have another neighbor who is obsessed with her parking space. Since we live in an apartment complex, everyone can park where there is a place. Sometimes people park at their usual spots. But I don't know any neighbor who has a cow about their parking spot, except this woman. Anyway, during winter time, we sometimes park on her spot because it's good for the sun and warms our car. You know what this woman does? She would park really close to our car, to where we can not open the passengers side and it risks our cars being scratched with hers. One time she even wrote a psycho note on our car saying that she did not shovel for us! That time there was snow and what difference does that make that she did not shovel for us just because we took her parking spot. It did not have her name engraved in her spot, so that spot is a free for all. She is also overweight and she can not even walk to the trash area and recycling area without taking her car! Psycho people!
@mestr12 (227)
• Philippines
7 Jul 07
Your neighbor is certainly the territorial kind and obsessed with the parking space. :)
@vampoet (825)
• Singapore
7 Jul 07
Maybe he is just conscious or whatever. Or perhaps it is in his culture or upbringing to to not interact with strangers? Where is he from? Or perhaps he had had a personal bad experience that makes him vary or paranoid about strangers. I thinmk you should just ignore him and not let him kill a few million brain cells thinking about him. haha.
@golfproo (1841)
• Canada
7 Jul 07
Hi, I guess we will encounter these type of people whereever we go in life. The trick is to not let it bother you. He may just be overly shy and insecure. It is difficult to really know what other's are thinking. I would just ignore him as that is probably what he wants. cheers,
@meljessxena (2317)
• Australia
7 Jul 07
yeah i had an old neighbour a few years back like that. but luckily just lived next door. it sort of scary when people are like that, maybe something bothers him or theres something wrong with him like mentally.
@MGjhaud (20685)
• Philippines
7 Jul 07
i also have that kind of person in my place. she both live on the same floor. whenever i arrive at the second floor where my room is located, i sometimes bump with her and she doesn't smile even if sometimes we wash dishes on the lavatory where we are just a bit distant from each other. im a friendly person but not to the extent that i would talk to a person first. somehow she annoys me. everyone on that floor are friends. we talk to each other. we even stop if we see each other on the hallway but she.. i dont know..