I am going to be the mean and nasty neighbor
October 13, 2008 10:29am CST
I have figured out it doesn't pay to be nice and mind my own business. I don't bother anyone I keep to myself and still i am bothered by nasty neighbors complaining about everything. It started with the yard. Our front yard keeps dying and we replaced the sod 6 times and still it died. We have now made a flower bed there so no more dead grass. Now it is the outdoor cat that isn't even ours but they say it is ours cause we had it neutered. I am getting rid of both the outdoor cats(one is ours) and I am keeping to myself and not allowing anybody to pet my dog "that they just love" because next thing I know someone will complain about my indoor dogs. I hate living in a place with neighbors so friggin' close and under a HOA too. If I could I would move to the outskirts where I would be left alone. I hate neighbors. When our house was broken into and thousands of dollars worth of our pocessions were carted away where were they then? Not one single one heard anything or saw anything. But just let me sneeze the wrong way and they are all over me. GEEZ where do they get off?
14 Oct 08
What does HOA stand for? Yeah, I like to avoid neighbours whenever possible, especially the ones who compalin. Where I lived before moving in here, I had really good neighbours, but they were people whose kids I grew up with, so you know it was a different atmosphere. We all knew eachother like an extended family. That's very friggen rare. Good for you.
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15 Oct 08
I am so sorry to hear about your un-nice neighbors. We have have nice neighbors at least that is what I think I do not know them. We have new neighbors on one side and across the street. The one across the street has 5 kids and they are well behaved. The one next door is nice. The one on the other side I have known for about 22 years. We both worked at the same place together. We where in different departments but knew each other. We bought our house then after we moved here she bought hers. WE did not know who she was until one day I saw her out in the front yard. It was nice to see a friendly face.
15 Oct 08
Sometimes, you have to talk firmly with your neighbors. I have had reason to be stern with my own neighbors recently. They were trying to bully us. They still try, but the intensity has reduced. If you just cannot tolerate them, the best option for you is the move, but you never know what sort of neighbors you will get again. :) Cheers and happy mylotting
14 Oct 08
When our children were small we had a terrible neighbour who sent her husband around to complain everytime he came into work. Eventually I completely ignored her if I saw her. Then one night we got a knock on the door. It was her husband asking for help. Their daughter was having a fit, she had gone hysterical and her husbanddid not know what to do. I went round and sorted things out. I thought after that she might stop her nonsense. But it didnt so in the end we had to move. I heard later that she had been telling people that she wished we had not moved because a couple moved in with 7 children who were always fighting and arguing and the police were always calling round. I am afraid I thought "serves her right". Hope you get things sorted. Try to ignore them. I know that is hard to do.