Post # 1
My next door neighbor has tin foil covering all of his windows on the inside. I joke with Fi about how he probably has a meth lab in the basement, but now I feel bad because he’s a really nice guy (finally met him a few months ago).
Anyone else have any weird neighbor stories?
Post # 3
My parents neighbor has literally around three or four different kinds of fences in her yard. The house originally came with a metal fence. Then she got an above-ground pool and the city required her to have a privacy fence so she put a wooden one in front of the metal one. So you can see both! And there is also another one up front because something broke. It’s really tacky.
She also has two dogs and three kids and the dogs ALWAYS get into my parents yard and my mom spends so much time bringing them back because she can’t watch them. Same with her kids.
Post # 4
I once had a neighbor drunkingly drive into our house with his car. Luckily he was driving reallllly slow and didn’t do any damage. Though he had a hell of a time trying to explain it to the cops. Idiot.
I also had an elderly gentlemen as a neighbor who said that he owned Walmart and would buy my soul. Needless to say he didn’t own Walmart and he did not own my soul.
The cake taker is a neighbor who once asked me to poke his huge belly (which he claims was that big because of malnourishment as a child and had nothing to do with his love of Burger King), and also knocked on my door with a dead bat (animal) in one hand and a tennis racket in the other and proudly exclaimed that he had played “Bat-mitton” and won. Yeah, I kept the door locked when FI was not home.
Post # 5
My nieghbor story is sad…
About a year ago a couple in their early 40’s moved in next door. At night I would hear them fight (DH works 2nd shift). A couple of times I heard her begging him not to hit her. One night I finally called the police. They took the Dad. Then on Father’s day he came back and slapped his wife in the face in front of me and my bonus son. DH almost killed him. It was pretty ugly. Then she decided to kick him out. I had to write a statement so that she could get a restraining order and everything. Well last week he’s back!!! She tells us they are moving to Detroit and that everything is all fixed with them now. A couple days ago I pull into our driveway to watch him dragging her across theirs by her ponytail while she’s laying on the ground. The whole time their 3 year old son is sitting on the steps blowing bubbles like nothing is happening. It’s awful.
Sorry for my debbie downer moment
Post # 6
@mwitter80: That’s terrible! That poor woman!
@SoonToBeeMrsD: “cake taker”… I like that! Dead bat guy seems pretty creepy.
@SweetRose2011: 3 kinds of fence… yikes!
Post # 7
@mwitter80:oh my gosh!!! did u call the cops again!? id be blowing up their phone!!!
…. my next door neighbors are actually pretty awesome! but there is this guy down the road who rolls grocery saks (the plastic kind) up in his car windows… and they blow in the wind…. i have no clue what thats all about but dh and i, and our nice neighbors all laugh about it!!! OH and across the street theres this guy who works out at the gym with our nextdoor nice neighbor… and he was gonna pay nice neighbor to do some yard work for him…. so nice neighbor goes acorss the street n weird guys wife answers door… barely speaks a lick of english… so he says hell come back later when weird is home… well he sees weird at the gym the next day n tells him he dropped by n talked to his wife….. weird freaks out!!! and tells nice “you dont talk to my wife… you talk to me”…. hrmmm…. i think shes a mailorder bride.
Post # 8
@mwitter80: that’s awful. Domestic abuse is just horrible. Poor woman (and kid).
Mine is also not so funny & a bit sad.
My parents’ neighbour is an older woman who lives with her sister. I think she has dementia or Alzheimer’s. I feel awful because I know I shouldn’t laugh but when someone is trying to tell you that their wallet is a computer it’s totally funny. Anyway, she usually asks me if I’m the babysitter when I go to visit. Or she asks for milk. Or she just walks right into their house and says she doesn’t know how to turn the stove off.
It’s really sad 🙁 My parents and the other neighbours look out for her when her sister isn’t around just so she doesn’t wander off.
Post # 9
Ya I’ve called a bunch of times. She always tells them nothing is going on. The neighbor on the otherside called too. The police told us that they can’t do anything if she doesn’t want to press charges. I called the Dept of Child Services too, however, I don’t know where they stand with that.
Post # 10
When I was 19 I lived next door to a house full of ugly Wiccans in their late twenties and they had orgies all the time. The houses were really close together and if you were walking up the stairs and happened to look out the window that faced their house and they’d forgotten to close the blinds during one of their parties…well, you’d get quite an eyeful.
Post # 11
@mwitter80: God, stories like this just kill me. I can’t even imagine what kind of hell her life must be like.
I’ve lived in two buildings where the one of the downstairs neighbors was abusive to their partner. I called the police the first time it happened, and they said somebody had already phoned in about it and the cops were on their way. Flash forward fifteen minutes: a police cruiser comes along our street with their lights flashing, pauses outside the building…and just keeps driving. Meanwhile the a-hole beating his girlfriend broke one of the lobby mirrors and tossed her out on the street with nothing but a backpack at 2am.
When it happened with the neighbors in our current building, the girl had the sense to throw the guy out on his ass with all his stuff, and in retaliation he broke the glass in the building’s front door before he called himself a cab and left.
On a lighter note, my neighbor two doors down is a total hippy, and has dreamcatchers and cat cartoons all over his door, plastic flamingos and persian rugs on his balcony, and enters and exits his apartment as though spies are trying to infiltrate it. He might give Ozzy a run for his money in the drug-fried brain department.
Post # 12
@mwitter80 that is just devestating. My mom grew up in a home like that where her mom was abused like that… I was in an abusive relationship & marriage.. it’s just such a hard place, for everyone! =(
Post # 12
@mwitter80: That’s horrible. She’s gonna be screwed in Detroit, those cops can’t make it out for homicides, they sure as hell won’t be able to save her ass from that abusive husband of hers. I feel so bad for her child 🙁
Post # 13
We just moved into our place now in November so we don’t know too many people on our block yet..but our landlady just told me a story about why she stopped talking to the next door neighbor. Apparently the neighbor asked her if she could use her hot tub for her water birth… Thats right.. She said “Can I have my baby in your hot tub?”.. who the hell asks that!?!?
In our old place at first we thought the next door neighbors were so nice! FI offered to help them out by doing some handy work around their house…one night I went out dinner with friends, and about a half hour after I left the wife came over to pay FI for the work. She was dressed all slutty, asked when I was coming home and told him she gave the best massages o_o he said no thanks and no need to pay him for the work. Needless to say he didn’t do anymore odd jobs for the neighbors!