(Closed) Do you have a crazy neighbor?

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I do! But he is a friendly crazy neighbor. We call him the zombie. He sits all trance-like in a folding chair in his driveway, with the radio on low and a beer in his hand for hours and hours every single day while his little chihuahua runs around him. Then when he is drunk enough he gets up (oh, and he never has a shirt or shoes on) and walks around the block for awhile (hence the name – he walks like a zombie when doing this), then goes inside. I’m mean and pretend to be talking on my phone when I’m going outside and he’s there, because he’s impossible to get away from once he starts talking, it never ends! He has friends over frequently, and then they both sit there, in silence, doing the zombie thing. Yep. Weird.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yep…totally, I have. And everytime I had this nut come knock on my darn door for stupid crap that I was not doing (one time I was IN the bed with the flu and he said I was stomping…um, no sir! you just woke me up! I’ve been in here dead for days!) I would call and make the apt aware of #1…him coming to my darn door, and #2 the situation #3 the fact I was not doing these things! Normally, if you go to them before he does, they will give you the benefit of the doubt…. also, he/she should not be coming to your door for anything, much less yelling at you. Our lease actually says if you have problems with a neighbor, you are not allowed to speak to them, you must report it to the office. So as of now, no matter what this person THINKS you did, they are more in the wrong, either way. I would call your office tomorrow. I’m assuming you are renting, of course….. and something tells me, condo board or not, this chick has been a habitual complainer in the past. I’m willing to bet the board is aware…good luck ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

I could write a short story on the shit my 2nd floor neighbour beneath me has tried to pull… but I’ll just give you the most recent incident.

I was replacing the floor in my unit last spring. With all the problems I’ve had in the past with her and “noise complaints”, I made the effort to mention to her that my floor was being replaced. “We’re ripping out the carpet soon and in 2 weeks the floor will be put in. So thats what all the commotion will be about.” “Ok, thanks for letting me know.” is pretty much all she says.

So, while the floor is being put in, said neighbour-lady decides to come up and investigate with the excuse that she “could smell something burning”. Uh, that would be the wood being cut. And I told you about this 2 weeks ago. Might I add, she looked disgusting, smelt bad with dirty, unkept hair and wearing a wrinkled, revealing tank… the braud’s in her 60’s. Needless to say, I stayed within the doorway, not letting her in (while she tried her hardest to strain her neck and see what was going on and get inside) and trying to say that I need to get ready for work.

Eventually, I convince her that I NEED to go. Well she leans in to hug me (BLEH!) and then whispers in my ear, “Oh, by the way, we can hear you having sex at night.” while she makes this face like she’s grossed out, but not entirely offended. I was stunned, shocked, whatever, and said “Oh, ok. Well bye!” and shut the door in her face. Fiance was at my place helping out and I immediately ran to him to tell him what happened. He laughed. Then made a comment that he should have answered the door and said “What! We’ve never had sex! Why that little…” I’ve made sure never to answer the door if she’s there again…

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You just got to roll with it. Chances are the condo board knows that your neighbor is crazy too, and they will just give her the stink eye if she complains.

I had a neighbor years ago, who kept getting arrested. Everytime he’d get arrested, he’d be at my door, with the cops behind him, holding his cat and he’d say “Hey, could you watch Mittens for a couple days?” I’d take his cat, the cops would then handcuff him, and he’d then be marched out to a police car. Usually 2 or 3 days later, he’d come back and get his cat. Once I had his cat for a whole week. To be honest, he wasn’t a bad neighbor. He fixed my sink once, when our slumlord landlord went AWOL, and he always held the building door open for me, and would offer to help carry stuff. I never asked him what he kept getting arrested for, and in return he was always courteous and quiet and helpful when the need arose. I guess it is all in how you look at it. I think most would consider him a bad neighbor, but I really didn’t have an issue with him.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

@soon2bhis:  Totally didn’t even answer your question! But I know how you feel, since I live in a condo I own as well. I got a warning once for a noise complaint (when I wasn’t even in the country! turned out to be my roommate at the time) and contacted the board. I can’t remember if I got it stricken from my record (I don’t think so, because I vaguely remember being severely pissed off) but I haven’t had any other complaints since.

If you can get backed-up by the your other neighbours within the complex, I might suggest going to the board first if you’re this worried. Put in a complaint against her for harrasing you and your roommate. Go to the board office with signed letters from other neighbours, maybe phone calls as well, stating that they’ve never had a compaint against you and your roommate and that this woman is clearly harrassing you and others. Hopefully her being on the board doesn’t put a damper on it, but its everyone’s word against hers…

Good luck!!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Oh my…owning, yeah, that is different. Goodness….. but on a good note, if the neighbors know she is a pain, then the rest of the board probably knows, too…..

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I have had many crazy neighbors but my newest one takes the cake! We just moved in this weekend and the person who owns the house (he’s probably in his 70s) lives next door but he gave it to his sons to rent out. We signed the lease and talked it all out with his oldest son and we were told everything would be fine for us to move in. While my husband and his friends were trying to bring the couch inside, he stood out back watching them and not saying anything until they started taking it apart to fit in the doorway. He then proceded to mention taking out the windows and putting it in that way. The next day I was lying down on the couch with my 14 month old son sleeping on me and he just walks into the house without knocking to talk to me saying that he was taking over everything from his sons so we would be dealing with him instead. My Darling Husband was NOT happy about that when I told him. Sunday was fine for me but apparently while my hubby was out in the garage the old man came over and stood there for about 5 minutes not saying anything. He just watched him work on the car and then left. CREEPY!!! Finally we talked to his sons about it yesterday and they said that if he came over again to call them and they would make him leave because we are renting the place so it was OUR property, not his and he shouldn’t be over here. If he hadn’t done anything about it I’m pretty sure we would be moving again very soon. 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

we had one.. we called him psycho bob… he was nuts.. we would paint our shed in the back.. he would climb the fence and tell us we are ruining the antique .. we constantly got yelled at by this guy (we owned our house never got near his house and he rented his)…this guys really scared me.. I always thought he was some kind of pedifile … so we didn’t go outside very often.. then one day we were heading out to a birthday party..and saw an ambulance/fire truck in front of his house.. apparently he had died of a heart attack while trying to squeeze between our fence and his to do something.. and from the “rot” of his body ..he had been there at least 3 days .. whats horrible.. I smelt a dead animal smell for a few days ..but just figured it was a rabbit or something… because we lived in the country…  sometimes it  still haunts me..ugh.. but it was nice to enjoy our backyard after that

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

In our first apt. together we had really great neighbors and then one went crazy. He was caught smoking in the hallway (not allowed) by the neighbors next to us (this was a 3 story, 6 apt. building so 2 apts per floor) who had twins under 1 at the time. They asked him to smoke outside and aparently this started a war. He singed their doorbell with his cigarrette and threw a baby stroller over the fence into the woods behind the building. Turns out it was the stroller of our downstairs neighbors who were now pissed at smoker neighbor. A bit of time passed and things escelated then smoking neighbor came to the door of our neighbors with a sword. Aparently he had a collection in the basement. The cops were called and we didn’t see him for about 2 weeks. When he returned he was being moved out by a social worker. Unfortunately, our nice neighbors were fed up and decided they would move before he was evicted. The two empty apartments were then rented by crazies who knew each other. One family of 2 children and 2 dogs, both paretns were unemployed and one family of 4 children ranging in age from 18 to under 1, dad was a truck driver and never home and mom was Stay-At-Home Mom. All children were not well behaved and allowed to roam the building. I worked from home and had these families next to and above me all day, it was a disaster. Never mind the fact that this was a building of standard 2 bed room apts. I have no idea how somone could fit 4 kids and a dog in such a place. We were so happy to move by that point.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

We did at our old house. We called her crazy lady. She would always let her dogs out without a leash and she would be inside her house, and they’d poo in everybody’s yards. Plus, we found one of them one day in the pooring rain b/c he ran away, and she had no idea b/c she didn’t watch them. She insisted that her dogs understood things she said and listened to her.

One day my husband was walking our dog and her dog came running up to attack him. Of course crazy lady was nowhere to be found, and my husband wanted to protect our dog, so he stuck his foot out and kicked him! He felt awful, of course he doesn’t want to hurt any dog, but our dog is our baby and he comes first! My husband screamed at her and called the police, it’s not legal to have a dog not on a leash. Of course by the time they came she wasn’t home, but luckily she was just a renter so she was out in a couple of months anyway.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

OMG Yes! There is this crazy old lady who will literally wander straight into our yard and look at stuff.  Set up the pool for the kidlet, crazy-old-lady is in the yard the next day checking out the pool. Plant new flowers in the garden or weed the bed? There she is again, standing in the garden. Buy a new vechile, limb up a tree, mow the lawn doesn’t matter WHAT it is she’s there. Other neighbours have said they’ve come home at night to find her peering in their windows. Creepy. The thing is she’s like 95, and no one wants to be that person that calls the cops on a g-ma. :/

There is also my super cray-cray miner neighbour who is eternally DRUNK or high. He’ll come over at 11pm and knock on the door to ask me or my husband if we want a beer (without fail) if the lights are on.

We’ve learned to draw the blinds, lock the door and pretend we’re not home. ๐Ÿ˜›

 

There are TONS of other disrespectful people, like the ones who let their dog bound into our yard while I am right there telling them to control their animal or I will… or the ones who pick flowers from the garden (again while myself or my husband are in plain view, politely telling them they are trespassing).

 

We’re building a fence next spring. For reals. Gotta keep the crazies out. ๐Ÿ˜›

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

dbl post. crazy wb ๐Ÿ˜›

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