Crazy Neighbors And Newlyweds
March 22, 2016 8:56am CST
The first place we rented as newlyweds was a furnished apartment. It was clean, cheap, beautiful and had two swimming pools. Students and staff from Kansas State University lived there, families from the army base at Fort Riley lived there too. Most were normal, friendly and good neighbors. The town was Manhattan, Kansas. We didn't particularity like living where we could hear our neighbors and smell our neighbors cooking. But most were friendly and quiet. Our neighbors included one beautiful young mother from Europe who was a masseuse. My husband was in love with another woman :) She gave free massages. Two newly weds, just like us, were on both sides of us for that first year. It was a miserable, loud, obnoxious new neighbor who moved in below us that made us think about moving. The final straw was when we asked them to be a bit more quiet the husband decided to torture us. His torture was yelling insults through the floor and banging the ceiling with anything he could reach, and playing his stereo as loud as he could. Then one night he was revving his motorcycle in the living room of their apartment. We phoned the supervisor of the complex and he was there in two minutes to witness this going on. The police were called and they were removed on the spot. They came back the next day to remove their stuff witnessed by the supervisor and gave us the finger at least 100 times. I hoped silently his hand hurt. Serendipity happened that week when we heard a prof at the University needed someone to live in his furnished house. We took it! The house was lovely and we never stayed in an apartment again. The photo above is a photo of the Professor's home, fully furnished that we lived in for a year.
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• Bern, Switzerland
22 Mar 16
There are neighbours who you can call evil and im sure your neighbour was one of them. im lucky we have strict laws for such things, if a neighbour did that he/she will be fined quite heavily upto CHF 1000 this helps keep people in line even difficult people. Hurt them in the wallet and they will not repeat, but people like your former neighbour keep terrorizing people whenever they go
@PainsOnSlate Welcome to my world. I have someone above me that makes noise on purpose and acts as though he does not so from now on when he asks I will not say anything. He knows what he does and I do too and then across from us they slam the door very loud even though they have child. They act like babies instead of grown up people.
23 Mar 16
Its amazing how different people can be when they are "home" but others can still hear, see or smell them. We have neighbours on both sides, the women, one on each side, like to holler. Even when they are outside talking on their telephone, you cannot escape the gossip and negativity of their conversations. It makes me thankful that I'm quiet and soft spoken.
23 Mar 16
It truly would drive me crazy to hear hollering from my neighbors. I love absolute quiet. I hear occasionally a big truck go by or someone saying hello with their horn, and occasionally one or both of our neighbors has a party but its very temporary and not obnoxious.My neighbor to the south was in school with my daughter. Her kids parties can be annoying but usually just when everyone is leaving and slamming the car doors...
23 Mar 16
@PainsOnSlate It doesn't do anything for my nerves or for my husband's, we both like to enjoy our back yard and relax in it, but the women that live on both sides are so abnoxiously loud, and they really have no regard for anyone else. Its not wonder that neither of them ever have any company over. Now thankfully the one neighbour has a seasonal lot with a camper on it and they are gone to that every weekend and for a few weeks of holidays during the warmer camping season.
• United States
22 Mar 16
It was good you got out and moved away. You never know when someone would take revenge. A very cute cottage!! We had apartments too for the first few years of our marriage and our first one was the worst. The couple fought all the time and he beat her up and threw her around against the walls, etc. They had a baby and she was so incompetent that she force fed him and the 8 month old baby was too heavy for her to lift. Back in the 60's and at 18 years of age I had no idea how to help her except try to be her friend and be there for her. I never forgot them. Her name was Victoria and the baby's name was Victor.
22 Mar 16
That is so sad, she had a baby so young and didn't know how to take care of him. You wonder where her mother was... That apartment was the only apartment we ever had, we got into renting houses, it took a few years to amass furniture but it was a fun period in our younger years.
26 Mar 16
I think the number is 27. We moved a lot because of my husbands job. Whenever he got the opportunity to get a better job and more money we moved. We decided even before we had children that his career/profession was important and we never looked back. When we moved to Canada we moved a few times getting our kids in the schools we thought would be best for them. But his job didn't move us once in Canada.