Meet my neighbor from hell

Malaysia
February 1, 2009 11:31am CST
I went back to my hometown the other day and found this new family who has recently moved into the neighborhood. This family is actually my new neighbor. But my first experience with them was a pretty bad one. They parked their car, not in front of their home, but in front of my home and was blocking my way. When I politely asked them to move their car away, they put on a long face and did not even apologize. Few weeks later, as I was moving my stuff out (I was shifting to another home), I invited some of my friends to come to my house and see if there is any furniture or stuff they want. They can either buy from me or I'll give to them free-of-charge if the stuff is not very expensive. This neighbor of mine, came in, uninvited. Went to the study area and said she wanted a cupboard and the items in it. I said, $300 and you can take it. She said yes and she moved everything, including the decoration items to her house. When I went to collect the $300 from her, she refused to pay me because she said the $300 includes the brand new TV, the fridge, the decoration items on the wall and the cupboard. I said no way, and she then said she'll ignore the TV but only can pay $150. I was so furious. My whole family was furious but my dad said to let it go. He wasn't happy but there's nothing much we could do since the cupboard is already in their house. Gosh, this is the first time I've ever met such a neighbor. Fortunately, I'm moving out next month. Have you ever met someone like this?
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@barehugs (8992)
• Canada
1 Feb 09
I must say that your handle (daydreamer) fits you to a T. First off, never let anything leave your property until you have been paid for it. Get the money first, its as simple as that. Money talks and without it there is No deal. You would not have had to go anywhere to collect the money if she had paid before she removed your property.
• United States
1 Feb 09
i agree to the pay before you get the items idea. this is a country filled with jerks and sometimes you get the short end of the stick. it just deals with luck sometimes. but i hope you have good luck when it comes to the new home you move into so you dont have to deal with any other...people like that
• Malaysia
2 Feb 09
A T? What's a T? Guess I should've been meaner even though she's my neighbor.
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@barehugs (8992)
• Canada
2 Feb 09
Meaner wouldn't have got you anywhere! Smarter would have either gotten you the money or you would still have your property in your own house.
• United States
1 Feb 09
When someone comes uninvited into your home and takes things thats burglary, tresspassing and a slew of other things as well. It dont matter that she offered you money for it. Its the fact that it was taken really with out your permission. Not to mention that when you say your gonna pay you pay the price you said you would I say reposses your stuff and tell them they need to come up with the other 150 dollars to get it back.
• Malaysia
2 Feb 09
The item is already in their house. Furthermore, I was trying not to make things worse since they are, after all, my neighbor. Anyway, the police in my country isn't that efficient. :D They will not do anything since the item is in their house and I have no proof that it's mine.