Routine Dressings Change And Annoying Neighbour

Preston, England
February 18, 2021 1:57pm CST
Went to the local clinic for my dressings change today, which went fine. Later at home, a neighbour from downstairs fetched a letter up to me that had arrived in my downstairs mail box (I live on the first floor of a six flat building. My neighbour found it amusing to pull the letter away as my fingers got near it until my angry reaction at his six year old child behaviour (he's about 68) was not amusing me. This neighbour can be helpful, giving me lifts and getting some shopping done for me (I shouldn't go out much in my health condition. However he can also be extremely nosey, and intrusive. He often tells me who my letters are from, having read the envelopes for clues. When I was dropped off in a taxi recently, a service provided free by the clinics, the driver thought I was paying the fair and I had to wait a few minutes until he got a confirmation code on it from the clinic, a mere formality. My neighbour came out of his flat pretending to be examining his hanging flower baskets but looking round to gawp at me and the taxi driver who was quick to notice what a nosey parker he was being too. Once out of the taxi I was virtually interrogated by the neighbour on why I'd stayed in it so long - when I pointed out that there was confusion over the payment arrangement, my neighbour immediately decided the driver must have thought I was lying if he had to check up on me and refused to listen as I said that wasn't the case. If I return from shops he often wants to know which shops and what I bought. I'm very close to really getting angry with his voyeuristic all pervading attitude. He was helpful but now he has crossed a line. Arthur Chappell
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@snowy22315 (108298)
• United States
18 Feb
Your neighbor sounds like a pain in the butt. I guess you have to decide whether his help is worth putting up with his annoying behavior.
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• Preston, England
18 Feb
@snowy22315 beginning to conclude not
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@paigea (33289)
• Canada
18 Feb
He sounds pretty annoying
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@JimBo452020 (41728)
• Montrose, Scotland
18 Feb
Then it's simple Arthur Forget the lifts etc And tell him.to bugger off.
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@Fleura (14033)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb
That really would drive me mad. Obviously his own life does not have enough interest in it. The only consolation is that if something happened - for example you fell and knocked yourself unconscious at home - you wouldn't be left lying there for long because he'd probably realise and hopefully, get help!
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• Preston, England
19 Feb
@Fleura Hopefully he would notice something like that
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@Fleura (14033)
• United Kingdom
19 Feb
@arthurchappell I certainly hope so, he's no use otherwise!
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@xander6464 (18753)
• Wapello, Iowa
18 Feb
Annoying people shouldn't be allowed to have redeeming qualities. They make life too difficult and confusing.
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@moonandstars (46779)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
19 Feb
it seems by helping you, he thought he had some privileges but, no, big no for him
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• Preston, England
19 Feb
@moonandstars he seems to think he governs everyone's lives but he often just gets in the way
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
21 Feb
@arthurchappell i don't like that kind of people, when they get old and feed on other people, in a way.
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• Preston, England
21 Feb
@moonandstars yes, it is a control trip
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@LadyDuck (326668)
• Switzerland
19 Feb
Oh Lord Arthur, I think I would have already got angry with this neighbor. I cannot stand nosy people, this one sounds worse than Miss Marple.
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• Preston, England
19 Feb
@LadyDuck at least her interfering would solve a crime
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@LadyDuck (326668)
• Switzerland
20 Feb
@arthurchappell This is true, while your neighbor is only nosy.
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@LindaOHio (58506)
• United States
19 Feb
Your neighbor is definitely too nosy for his own good.
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• Preston, England
19 Feb
yes he can be a real nuisance
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@RebeccasFarm (22448)
• Denver, Colorado
26 Feb
I wish I were there Id soon sort out that lot of no good nonces Arthur so sorry
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• Pamplona, Spain
19 Feb
That does sound a very nosey person indeed. I would feel like sayin somethin to him but then that would be me.
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@DocAndersen (34887)
• United States
19 Feb
that kind of stuff is very frustrating. glad to hear the dressings changed easily!
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@prinzcy (18500)
• Malaysia
19 Feb
That's one nosy neighbour you got. Totally cross the line there. The rest of his behaviour overshadowed his helpfulness.
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