nosey old lady, thanks for that
June 4, 2017 4:08pm CST
I told @Nawsheen,that I would do this post after reading her post about people who are like security cameras. Yes, at times it is aggravating to have some nosy person watching you all the time but then I really have nothing to hide myself. Perhaps that person just has not much else to do and unless they are hackleing why worry. Way back in my early 20's I married my second husband. What a mess that was. He was an abuser of the worst kind and as you see we looked like a lovely couple. One day he was drunk and found fault in something I did and started hitting me. I tried fighting back which only made it worse. I tried running and got out the door once screaming and he dragged me back in, but I guess no neighbor wanted to interfere? Except that old lady upstairs that sat at her window that we made fun of watching everyone. She called the cops and they got there none to soon. I had locked myself in the bathroom and he had just broken the lock and got in. He had already torn most my clothes off. I had both black eyes and a broken nose, and bruises every where and if cops had not come he would have killed me. He ran. and I thank God for nosy old ladies or I wouldn't be here. So don't jump to conclusions unless you have something to hide. They might save your life some day. of course lets hope they are not like some who watch to see if you are gone either to break in or something. i realize there are both kinds. lol. cause a few years later, I saw my neighbors ex take a tv from her back door and told her who took it when she called the cops. cause it was hers. so, yes I was a nosy lady also.
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• Holiday, Florida
out for 32 yrs till i broke down and let him get back acquainted with his and my daughter. he was older , had changed , gotten a lot of therapy and i felt i should not keep them from knowing each other. even though i had nothing to do with him when he visited in spite of his apologies . found him for her through his social security number
• Boise, Idaho
Good for her! Glad that she did call. I have had to call a few times because of the crazy neighbors we have had in the past. Now we have good ones, thank goodness. I heard a man abusing his wife and called. They were next door visiting and I sure hope that housing didn't get nasty with the tenants over it.
• United States
Yes sometimes nosy people can save your life I agree Brandy. So sorry to know you suffered that too. I can only wish someone would have been calling for me plenty of times, but in the big city downtown, no one stuck their nose in. You did look happy in that photo..but I know it was not happy to say the least.
• United States
I just saw this on a sidebar of another post and I agree that nosy old ladies can definitely do a lot of good. I'm so glad you had one in your life at that time!! "Love" leads us to make some really stupid choices and I'm glad yours was not deadly. I truly belief that love is a form of insanity and the lucky ones find themselves with nice people that they enjoy after the chemistry and brain fog go away.
• Charlotte, North Carolina
So many do seem to just be annoying neighbors, but might come to the rescue like your neighbor did @bunnybon7 You have no doubt seen the joke of Facebook with older people sitting by their windows looking over the neighborhood with a tagline about the neighborhood watch.
• Holiday, Florida
no back then it was hard to prove things without going to court and getting witnesses. anyway, he got away and left town. this was early '70's and i took the kids and stayed at my aunts till i got another apartment in hopes he would not find us. long story about that.