Post # 1
This is more of a funny post then a serious one.
I live in a big apartment complex (6 buildings with 4 floors) that surround a huge parking lot + grassy space. There are these two women (not related) that I run into EVERY TIME I WALK THE DOG! And… to make it worse… they want to chat for 20-25 minutes every time!
LOL- sometimes I just want to walk the dog quickly and go back inside! I swear, they trap me every time. Tonight when I got home I literally walked the opposite way when I saw them!
Anyone else get stuck in situations like this? I think I’m too nice to tell them to shut up – but sometimes I want to!
Post # 3
Carry a doggy poo bag (Fill it with something other than poo if you want) and then be like, “Well I gotta get inside to throw this out.”
No one wants to talk to anyone holding a bag of dog shit.
Post # 4
@weatherbug: Haha, I definitely don’t have this problem! We live in a pretty seculded, wooded place. We do have one neighbor, but they are far enough away not to run into. We’ve actually never even said hello more than a wave. But, the neighbor house is a rental house, so there’s different people every 6 months to a year.
Post # 5
@Hyperventilate: THATS WHAT YOU THINK! I don’t bring my dog’s poo inside- I have to walk it across the complex to the dumpster. So if that’s the case, she’ll just say “Oh let me walk with you!” LOL. Trust me, I’ve tried!
Post # 6
@weatherbug: I have the same problem! My apartment complex is really large (I think there are about 2000 people that live here), but I always run into the same older woman walking her dog. She’s quite chatty, and her first language isn’t English, so she’s difficult to understand sometimes. I’ve started walking new routes and walking quicker in hopes to avoid her if I just want to walk in peace.
Post # 7
HAHA yes… our nieghbor is really really nice…but we always end up having to talk to him for like 20 mins…. hes about 55/60 crazy cat man….
Post # 8
@weatherbug: I live on a farm and we are pretty isolated. I have a nosy neighbour who sometimes stalks my property but we never seem to see him on walks. Often we use our property for training/walks and then let pup run and play fetch as a reward. Obviously we are not very social with strangers, lol.
Post # 9
@Hyperventilate: LOL No doubt!! hahahah
Our neighborhood is strangly anti social so typically, I don’t have this problem. HOWEVER the neighboring house was finally filled about 6 months ago after being listed as a FC for about a year and a half. We like the neighbors, and frequently yell or talk over the fence. But, I do sometimes get STUCK talking to him over the fence and wish he’d just shut up and go inside LOL
Post # 10
- Wedding: July 2013 - Rock Hill Country Club, Manorville NY
Omg!! This all sounds like TORTURE! When we were moving out of our apartment into our house we were planning on leaving on a Saturday. That Wednesday a REALLY strange couple from Queens moved in across the hall (ok we were living in a low rent building, in the middle of the Catskills, in the middle of nowhere, and these two show up in a brand new Lexus SUV renting the really crappy apt across the hall… suspicious?). Anyway, he was a really outspoken obnoxious guy with a very sweet (pretty sure she was mail order) wife HE NAMED Soda… The day they moved in he knocked on our door several times and came into our apartment just to talk… We moved that night, lol.
Now we love our neighbors. DH’s cousin lives across the street, friendly, but respects boundaries. Our nextdoor neighbor is a very elderly lady who we always say hi to, and help her with snow in the winter, but she doesn’t try to have lengthy conversations, and everybody else is friendly, but all we do is wave. I also love that everybody keeps up their property and looks out for each other. Ideal neighbors if you ask me, but I KNOW how much it can suck to have bad neighbors. Like it REALLY sucks.
Post # 11
@weatherbug: Luckily, the three neighbors I run into the most are 2 women who only speak Spanish and a stay-at-home-dad who always has his three adorable girls with him. The ladies have assumed I don’t speak Spanish (I do- but not super well) because I say “hi” instead of something in Spanish, I guess. The guy is always obviously super busy with his kids, so I’ll say hi to them and he’ll tell me what they’re running off to do (“They insisted these beads are seeds so we’re gonna plant them in front to see if they’ll grow. Hahaha.”) and that’s it! At our last complex I ran into two neighbors all the time and would end up getting roped into these ridiculously long conversations.
Post # 12
Oh my gosh do we ever get stuck! All of our neighbors are retired, no we don’t live in an old folks community neighborhood LOL, it just happened like that. They are all super close and all always standing outside and in their garages with their chairs lol, sometimes you can’t even walk to the mailbox or you will get stuck in an hour+ long conversation.
They’re super nice don’t get me wrong and they are wonderful neighbors but there have been times where my husband comes home from work and gets the mail or something and our neighbor “catches” him and literally 2 hours later he comes inside from talking lol.
But we do love them because they always know what’s going on in the ‘hood and who’s around and are immediatly on any situtation lol they’re so funny.
Post # 13
@Regan7312: We’re in the same boat! We’re the younger couple in the neighborhood and the older couples love to chat and ask us questions. They love that we love to garden and I feel obligated to give them produce because they give us produce and plants all of the time that we just come home to having on the porch. Good to have, but sometimes you just want to be a little isolated
Post # 14
@Regan7312: We have a lot of older people too. There’s one lady who drives a big ass mercedes that I swear is ALWAYS outside! Every time I come home she’s in her car or in front of the building.
We also had this older guy who helped us carry in this HUGE, HEAVY piece of furniture. We told him no but he kept insisiting. Then – we thanked him and as he was leaving (door was almost shut) he pushed it back open and asked what church we go to! FI and I don’t attend any church, so I awkwardly told him that, and he told us we should go to his church with him and his wife! Ummmm… talk about akward! LOL
Post # 15
YES – sometimes I wait until my neighbors go inside to take my dog out! When I get home from work at 7pm, the last thing I want to do it stand outstide and talk to my niehgbors!
Post # 16
@weatherbug: I live in the city, but in a residential-ish part- not downtown. There are TONS of people out all the time. My dog and I have lots of buddies we say hi to and keep moving. My block is awesome, tho, lots of young families. I am pregnant and my next door neighbor and the one across the street both have toddler boys. I hang out & chat with them or my 73 yr old neighbor or a few from down the block. There are little girls who love to give treats to my dog & I hang with them for a bit most days. For a formerly rough neighborhood it is super community oriented and friendly. I kind of dread ever leaving 🙁 My SO lives in a townhouse community and doesn’t know a single person in the development. I would hate that.
Long story short, I’m a freak who enjoys chatting with my neighbors!