Routine Dressings Change And Annoying Neighbour
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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• United Kingdom
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!