Post # 1
Hard drug users? There apartment always smells heavily of pot. Not just a little pot like they are toking up, but it’s enough to almost get a contact high out in the hallway. The one guy who comes around acts like a total tweaker, and has asked weird favors such as “Uh hey, could you uh heat up this cup of water for me?” Then the next day he made some very strange conversation with me and he is always very twitchy. I’ve never even seen the girl that lives there whose name is S.
Well last night there was some drama and some other girl and the tweaker guy were trying to get S to open the apartment door. They said they were going to call the cops as they walked off. The two were complaining about a jacket and a laptop that S had.
Well today the guy and the girl are outside S’s apartment again and pleading with her to open the door. My boyfriend and I walk by them to get to the elevator and the guy is like “Oh hey neighbors” and cracked some joke while giving us a weird grin.
I come back and the guy is on the phone with the police frantically saying that he’s worried S is going to take all the pills and commit suicide.
I ignore him and go to my apartment. Soon cops come knocking at my door looking for S because the damn guy gave them my apartment # instead of S’s! I tell them what I’ve seen and they leave me alone.
Hours later the girl is back without the guy arguing with S through the door about how she doesn’t like drama blah blah blah and how she’s trying SO hard to stay clean and the guy was shooting up in S’s apartment.
I feel terribly uncomfortable. The guy was already creepy to me. My boyfriend is friendly, but my gut (which is NEVER wrong about people) tells me “NO!” regarding the guy.
It’s not even that bad of a neighborhood. It’s right on a college campus and is generally pretty safe!
Post # 3
@Tunacupcakes: Unfortunately you’re probably going to get some variation of creepy neighbors anywhere you live. I also live near a college in an apartment complex, and I know for a fact my neighbors were not only arrested but kicked out for their weed and “hot boxing” their storage unit. The plus side to me is….they CAN get kicked out, whereas in a house, no one’s really going to “kick them out.” Lol.
Post # 4
Sucks, but it is hard to get away from stuff like that completely (if your renting)… pot really isn’t a “hard drug”. Good luck and I hope it doesn’t cause you problems.
Post # 5
Oh I don’t regard pot as a hard drug. Sorry that was a bit lengthy to read.
I’m actually totally cool with pot. If I smell it in the hallway I shake my head and smile.
The girl outside crying about how S was treating her like “shit” was talking about the guy shooting up in S’s apartment. The guy is just so creepy and there are police coming to bother me because of S supposed suicide attempt and .. the creepy guy shoots up in the apartment across and over from me. =/
Post # 6
If they’re doing something illegal, you could always call the cops to come check it out, especially if it starts to be dangerous (like if this guy was abusive to his gf or if you feel unsafe like he’s trying to inappropriately gain entry to your house, etc.)
Post # 7
@Tunacupcakes: ahhhh! yeah that is scary! Maybe if the complex is big you can switch units?? I am not sure how that works…. but maybe worth asking?
Post # 8
I would be personally creeped out enough to attempt to find a new place to live, or at least talk to management about it. I have no problem with recreational pot use as long as it doesn’t affect me, but it sounds like your neighbors situation is starting to affect your living siutation…and that isn’t cool.
Post # 9
Totally agree. Pot isn’t a big deal to me. We have a real problem with meth in our county 🙁
Post # 10
Plus, you never know if they don’t “pay” the people they get the drugs from…they could come to collect payment, and they might not be too friendly about it. That is always a concern too.
Post # 11
A bunch of potheads live above me. I’m in college, so it’s not that weird. I’m actually really good friends with them. 🙂
Post # 12
i’d be fine with pot, but harder drugs do creep me out. it does sound like it’s getting to be a bad situation…
Post # 13
I agree that there is a difference between Potheads and those that use other drugs.
Potheads, eh they usually keep to themselves and aren’t terribly harmful.
But ANYONE that does anything other than pot. Snorting pills, coke, ice, etc.
1. Hardcore drugs are more expensive, thus leading to more money being used up. Leading to stealing, selling sex, scary hardcore drug dealers, making meth in the apt, etc.
2. Fights between tenents because of drugs with the use of weapons increase exponentially.
3. Lack of care of the apartment and surroundings increases.
4. Probability of unsavory peoples at/around said apartment increases.
It’s just not good all around. I’d be concerned if you KNOW they are doing drugs other than pot.
(These statements are generalizations, but somewhat accurate.)
Post # 13
I’d be a hypocrit if I said I’d have an issue living next door to some pot smokers but it seems like your neighbors may be on some harder stuff. I personally wouldn’t want to be around that. Since you do live in an apartment complex, file a complaint with the landlord or property manager. As long as they’re not slum-lords, they won’t want that stuff being done in their apartment.
Post # 14
Yeah, perhaps I should talk to the office. Like I said, I really don’t care about pot. Honestly, every floor in this apartment reeks of pot some time or another. It’s just the knowledge that my instincts about this guy being on something a little more serious than just pot were completely correct makes me feel…well.. I guess unsafe.
I don’t want to deal with the cops banging on my door until I answer it or druggie girls outside crying and sobbing about lost friendships. Also, before they called the cops I SWEAR they were trying to pick the lock to S’s apartment.
The apartment complex is VERY inflexible though, so I don’t have high hopes. J (my guy) tried to renew his lease for 6 months… and the office told him they were fresh out of 6 month leases so he had to sign for another 7.
Post # 15
@Tunacupcakes: yeah.. the out of 6-month leases thing doesn’t make much sense… Maybe sublease?