Nosey Neighbors

@dfollin (12716)
United States
January 9, 2008 5:23pm CST
I think every where I have lived I have had a nosey neighbor,drives me crazy!In this one neighborhood I lived at a woman called the police about everything.One evening my 10 year old boy was spending the night with his friend in the next building,on the court,not on the street.He had his sleeping bag,pillow,a few toys,a small bag of tolietries and pjs and a change of clothes.She called the police and told them that I had kicked my son out and he was walking up the street with everything he owned.Gee,I know Iam poor,but my son owned more then that.The police knew she was wrong,but because she called them,they had to call CPSA.They knew she was wrong too.But because she called my name went on record as a Suspected Mental Child Abuser and I had to quit my day care job,could not do volunteer work for my boys schools and activities for 1 year.I got an email from a parental rights organization and they told about a boy in Colorado that had slipped when he did not let go of the car door handle when his older sister was pulling away.He bumped his head.His father was a former paramedic and he examined him and took him inside to keep an eye on him.Again a nosey neighbor can't their own business and called for an ambulance.Those paramedics examined him too and found nothing wrong,but wanted to take him to the hospital(around here,that's $200) just to triple check him.The parents said no.The paramedics left and were mad and called the police and the police said,that if they don't want him to go to the hospital we can't make them send him.The next day the paramedics called the deparment of socail services and they made them get the boy out of a bath,get dressed and come outside to prove to them that he was alive.They left.Next thing you know the house is surrounded by a swat team,busted the door down and pointed a gun in the 20 year old daughter's face and by gun point brought a doctor in to examin the boy to find there was nothing wrong.See what trouble nosey neighbors make about little things.They don't call about real things.Like today 4 children were found dead in a house when they were being served an eviction notice.The children had been dead for about 2 weeks.No one had seen the kids,they had not gone to school.Also the mother had taken her kids toys out a few months ago and layed them on the sidewalk.What toys that were not taken by the neighborhood kids she later poored bleach on them and smashed them with a hammer.So,why didn't a nosey neighbor call then before those poor children were killed,call for something real.Do you have nosey neighbors tat drive you crazy?
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
10 Jan 08
where are all the nosy neighbors when they are really needed...I hear so much about child abuse and you would think someone would notice,especially a nosy neighbor..Lol....I know that when we first bought a house our children were small,and my youngest son Jason pitched a fit when i just went out of the house,he was spoiled..If i went to the store for just a loaf of bread i would tell my husband to watch him,and i would be right back..Well Jason would run out of the house and fall on the ground, kicking his feet and hollering...When i finally met my next door neighbor she told me after i had known her for a long time that when we first moved there she thought we were beating him..Lol..I am so glad she did not jump to conclusions....I am not real fond of living right next to anyone..I was blessed to find 2 acres in a rural area and no one bothers us,our neighbors are very nice....This nosy neighbor just about ruined your life,and she did you a lot of damage...
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@dfollin (12716)
• United States
10 Jan 08
Exactly,where are they when you need them.When it is a simple thing,they call the police,but in 1985 someone broke into my apartment and attacked me and almost killed me.When the police questioned the neighbors they said they heard noise and that we were usually quiet people other then usually kid noise coming from my apartment.This noise was different,but they didn't want to get involved.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
10 Jan 08
You've had one extreme or the other for neighbors. I'm sorry that you've suffered so. To make you loose your job and to be put on a list. Then when you need neighbors, they do nothing for you. Other than gossips, we've been spared, I guess we're lucky.
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@dfollin (12716)
• United States
10 Jan 08
writersedge,seems you have been lucky.Yep,I have had neighbors from extreme to the other.Now the neighbors we have here are very strange.We want to move.
@dfinster (3535)
• United States
10 Jan 08
When I lived in Madison after I got out of the Army we had really nosey neighbors. One time we actually found them going through our trash bags. We never found out why they did that. The mom would start telling me about everybody's personal business in the laundry room whenever I went to do wash. It drove me crazy. I'm glad we live in the country now. The neighbors we do have down the road are super.
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@dfollin (12716)
• United States
10 Jan 08
Your lucky you don't live there no more.I went to Private Investagator School and one of our lessons was going thru people's trash.I got permission from a deceased friends mother that lived near the school,that I had not talked to in awhile to go thru her trash.I found out from an empty tissue box and a Nyquil box that she had a cold and from a TV guide open to Saturday that she was probably the sickest on Saturday and stayed home to watch TV and from her phone bill she had called her sister the month before. I called her and she confirmed all this.She laughed,because I figured all that out.lol
10 Jan 08
We had nosey neighbours when we lived with Joeys parents. They were always looking out their windows in the front of the house and in the back of the house. It was very annoying because who wants to be stared at in their own back garden and going in and out the house. They are also extremely noisy all day long and have been ever since they moved in at the end of 2005. The council doesn't do anything about the noise apart from tell them to fill in record sheets to record all the noise just because they say they can't speak english when we know they can because they have spoke it in front of us and they work. They also have called the police and must have got the house somehow, so i think its selective not speak english, lol. We have noisy neighbours where we live now and the woman is very arrogant and thinks she knows everything. She even thinks she can play extremely loud music for hours and hours which goes through our walls and we can hear it through the whole house. Sorry for rambling on abit too much. ~Joeys wife
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@dfollin (12716)
• United States
10 Jan 08
Hey don't worry about the rambling.If you have something to say then say it.That's what myLot is for to say what you need to. Yep,Iam very familiar with selective english.Around here it is ' no speak english',but if we mention money,then all of the sudden they speak english!
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
10 Jan 08
In our neighborhood, everyone is looking out the window, but at least they have the common sense to know when to butt in and when not to. It is usually best to knock on the door and find out what is wrong. However, people are supposed to report cases of suspected child abuse, and they do not want to be put in the position of those neighbors of that woman who had killed her children. So that neighbor never knew whether you had kicked out your son, he ran away, or was going to stay with a friend. I would have done things differently. I would have gone with him to the courtyard, or had his father gone with him, set up a tent and then said loudly that if there is anything wrong or it gets too cold, then come home, don't get into trouble, etc.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
10 Jan 08
My Father couldn't stand my Mother's brother. Very hyper man with way too much energy for my Dad. So my Dad was going to work out of town for a week and My Uncle was coming up. My Dad thought that was great. So My Dad left Monday morning and my Uncle showed up Monday night. By Tuesday, my Mother received a call from her best friend. Seems our neighbor had told everyone Dad left and Mom's lover had shown up. Wow was Mom ever angry. She called the neighbor up and chewed her over royally. On Friday, my Dad came home in the evening and my Uncle left the next morning. One evening of My Uncle and My Dad together in the same house was enough for anyone. My Uncle was going to leave soon after my Dad got home, but my Mom told him, "Don't you dare, the neighbor will tell everyone that my Husband threw you out because you are my lover." So my Uncle stayed one more night. I could tell you more stories, but you get the picture. She was on the phone about 10 hours a day, what she didn't know about her neighbors, she made up (and judging by our family, that was everything she said).
@dfollin (12716)
• United States
10 Jan 08
Oh my! Sounds like the neighborhood we live in now.We just moved here from the county over because we had to rush and move.And we want to move back.We do not have nosey neighbors here,just weird ones that makes it even worse sometimes.My landlady says she wants to move back into here.Well,she will fit in fine,she is weird too.lol
3 May 11
Since moving to England in particular (not from here), pretty much wherever I have lived apart from the first property I lived in, the neighbours have been absolutely vile. They particularly go after poor people or single mums with children, which is nothing short of vicious. Once, I got a letter from social services notifying me that someone (i know who) reported me as being neglectful and claimed my son was in 'ill fitting' trousers (he was wearing long shorts and she assumed they were too short trousers, the dumb cow) and that he was 'out all hours' in the evening unsupervised at the age of just five. The reality? I sat outside with him whilst this woman's own SON kept turning up asking to play with my son (her son was older). This was during summer holiday and yes I did allow my son to play 'late' but not 'all hours' and thankfully once this was explained to the social services (I was LIVID and let them know it) social services had the sense to back off. Then, in my current property, the next door neighbours, an odd older couple in their fifties who never go anywhere, are constantly, and i mean constantly, 'gardening' right in front of my front window. It drives me mad. I really believe they use this as an excuse to spy on us, and if they find 'fault' they are the type of people to report. People who make exaggerated or altogether false allegations against others ought to face jail time if they are shown after investigation to be lacking in fact because as the original poster said they got all kinds of hassle from one a**hole, and people like this need to know that if they pull this kind of s*it, they will face consequences because the current system does not punish false claims and it needs to change. TOO MANY allegations are made maliciously and without basis, so WHY agencies allow anonymous reports boggles the mind... To those who make false reports or exaggerated reports - why dont you try getting another hobby, you dysfunctional trolls. You lot don't really care about the children or the animals or whatever it is you report on, you just want to make someone suffer. It's a form of sociopathy and again, needs to be a criminal offence.
• United States
13 Jan 08
luckily i havent had that happen to me. my neighbors are just inconsiderate and let their dog bark at all hours of the night. I think that I would have lost my head if someone did to me, what that woman did to you---seeing what her nosey actions caused for you in the long run!!