Neighborhood pettiness

United States
June 3, 2007 9:25pm CST
I am staying out of it but I just had to vent! We live on a cul-de-sac with 10 houses. 2 neighbors at the end have started a childish feud between them, well at least I think it is childish. One of the neighbors (Debbie) has 2 dogs, these dogs love to bark at the stray cats and such that roam in the other neighbor's yard. She lets her dogs out very early in the morning to do their business, she delivers papers so she is gone from about 2am until about 6am. Well the dogs bark and bark and wake up the other neighbor. So the older neighbor (Janna) called the police about the barking dogs and signed a complaint against her. So Debbie called the police on her and made a complaint about the trucks being parked in the yard. Janna's hubby is a plumber with 3 or 4 work trucks. So the police had to come out again and write a report about the trucks and issue a warning about them being parked on the grass. So Janna calls me and asks if I had seen the police and told me the whole sorry story, she than threatened to make a DHS report against Debbie (her child is the one I have written about before). I am so tired of all the drama going on in my life that other people create! I swear I am just going to lock myself inside my house and never talk to anyone again. I know little over the top reaction but all this drama is killing me. I am always the peacemaker but I feel like I can't take it anymore. Do that make sense? I don't like being put in the middle and feeling like I have to choose between 2 friends. How would you handle this? By the way.. thanks for letting me vent!
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@KissThis (3004)
• United States
4 Jun 07
If it was my neighbors that were having this feud then I probably sit them both down together to have a discussion. I would tell them both how immature and juvenile that I thought they were acting. I would explain to Debbie that she needs to be more considerate to her neighbors. There is no reason to allow the dogs to remain out that long in the mornings when the other people in the neighborhood are trying to sleep. I would then tell Janna that instead of calling the police on her that she should have discuss this with Debbie. I would point out to them both that the police have more important matters to deal with.
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@maddog108 (3440)
• Australia
4 Jun 07
let them sort it out them selves if they want to fight and be stressed out its there problem.i know my neibours but i have know idea what they do im not interested .the way i see it thats what a fence is for if something happens on the other side of my fence its not my problem i hear about the crap sometimes and notice they try to get me on side but it dosnt work cause i just dont care about other peoples lives im more interested in my own and dont feel a need to get involved