Post # 1
I always hear stories about people hating their annoying neighbors.. but do any of you have neighbors that hate you, for whatever reason?
Well, most of our neighbors hate us! I’ve only lived in a few places in my life, and I’m used to getting along with my neighbors (for the most part), so this is a totally new experience for me. Our neighbors hate us for a very odd reason.. we wouldn’t sell our house/land to any of them after a family member passed them on to us. My family has known these families since my mom was a baby, and previously the used to be very friendly to us. But as soon as my great uncle moved out (into assisted living) we started getting offers from them on the house! We promised my uncle we’d never, ever sell it, and don’t want to. The house & land is wonderful. They just scowl at us whenever we see them! But thankfully, we have enough land so we don’t even have to see our neighbors houses, so we only have to drive by them on the street or see them when we get the mail.
Anyone else have any stories of neighbors that hate them?
Post # 3
Oh, I’m sure we did at one point though they only hated us because we hated them and actually DID something about it. Most of our issues with this neighbor stemmed from their inability to properly parent their children. The first issue was when their baby would scream bloody murder for HOURS every night. After more than a week of it, I finally snapped and screamed through the way for them to shut the kid up. They complained to property management who called us and told us that the reason the kid was screaming was because he fell off of his parent’s bed and broke his arm. This baby couldn’t have been more than 8-9 months old. It’s unfortunate that his parents allowed that to happen and I’m sure the kid was in pain but there are only so many nights in a row that I could go without any sleep because our neighbor’s kid was keeping us up. We pay WAY too much in rent to have to deal with that.
The same family allowed their older child to torment our cat by throwing rocks at him through the window. When he got bored of that, he started throwing rocks at our front door. He couldn’t have been 3 or 4 and there was NO parent in sight. One day when he was mid-throw, I opened the door and yelled at him to stop. He ran away crying (lol). I don’t care how old you are, don’t fuck with me or my stuff. Yea… I don’t really like children, especially when they’re little shits and their parents let them run wild.
Thankfully these people moved out soon after the yelling incident. Now we have a quiet older couple who minds their own business.
Post # 4
Totally read this wrong… LOL thought it said ones you hate
Post # 5
When I was 22 I had my own little apartment and I’m sure my neighbors absolutely hated me once the weekend rolled around. My friends and I just drank to excess and behaved inappropriately, I feel ashamed any time I think about it now, lol. I’m sure my current downstairs neighbor hates me because I’ve been doing Insanity after work and jumping around a lot, he has taken to pounding on his wall whenever I’m doing something he doesn’t like. I don’t really care though because I always tried to be quiet and tiptoe around the apartment and when he moved in, he immediately started playing video games on full blast so I can hear everything upstairs. So screw him. There have been times that he woke me up in the middle of the night with his video games so I blare Ministry the next morning at 6AM to get back at him. Home ownership sounds like such a pain in the ass but I am looking forward to not having anyone live beneath or above me.
Post # 6
When we first moved in, one of our neighbors hated us. We are by far the youngest home owners in the neighborhood by a good 10 years (We’re 25 and 27). We live in a cul-de-sac with approximately 4 houses in the sac. One of the ladies who lives across the cul-de-sac is older, in her 70s. I think she saw us as little kids and thought we’d bring down the neighborhood. Our house was a foreclosure so there was extensive repairs inside and outside the landscaping was completely overgrown. The first few weeks we were there we did a complete overhaul, and during that time she came over to introduce herself and pretty much turned her nose up at us. We explained everything would have to be worse for a little while until it could get better while we had work going on and she made a snide comment that it certainly was worse. We worked on everything and got everything immaculate in just a few months and now we have one of the highest valued houses on the block. She now likes us and waves as we come in and out, but at first she was definitely watching our every move with a stink eye.
Post # 7
Our upstairs neighbor hates us. They are fairly young couple and one day they both got really drunk and got into a pretty crazy fight. The female came downstairs to our apartment crying to use our phone. She stayed with us until her mother came to pick her up. I guess she was pretty embarrased afterwards because after she moved back into the apartment, she refused to acknowledge me no matter how often I would smile at her or say hi. So I just let it go. But every little thing (we have small amount of parking spaces, etc) they will call our land lord to complain about us now. It’s really kind of weird.
Post # 8
I’m always afraid our neighbors will complain over our lawn – we have one of the largest on the block, but can’t get rid of the dandelions!
Post # 9
@UpstateCait: They sound like they were awful neighbors. Your poor cat 🙁 Glad they moved out!
Post # 10
We have a neighbor who hates me. She’s not a fan of SO for moving me in. 🙂
It’s completely irrational, but she’s made it quite clear since she won’t talk to me even when I’m standing right next to my guy.
I mentioned this on the other thread, but most of her problems stem from when one of our trees fell in a storm. It landed on their garage, but there was very little damage – none that actually had to be repaired for structural reasons. In fact, the only spot you can see on the garage roof from where it hit can only be seen if you’re looking down on the house from our second story!
Insurance said that because it was an act of God, we didn’t have to pay a dime. We could cut off the tree at the property line, leave them hanging, and they could file a claim with their own insurance. It’s what home owners’ insurance is for, afterall.
However, we volunteered to pay several thousand dollars to a tree removal company to bring in multiple cranes and workers to remove every last branch on their property. They still weren’t happy. She couldn’t threaten us with anything because it was an act of God, and we care for the trees by having them trimmed and removed as needed.
The kicker in all of this hate – my guy pulled all of the town documents when he bought the house because he thought it was odd how there were so many trees on the property so close to the house footprint. This neighbor was the one who demanded all trees not directly in the footprint remain on the property as a condition of the house being built. She even said if they had to cut the root systems in half, do it. Well, guess which tree with its root system chopped in half fell? Yup.
So, effectively, it’s her fault the tree was ever on the property. It would have been completely removed during building if not for her crazy demands to the township. The township should have told her to STFU, but they wanted the crazy old woman to go away and approved the problematic plan for building around the trees anyway. When it fell after a substantial storm, we paid for pretty much everything they would have been out, and I even made them homemade bread the next tday, she’s still a bitch to me about it. I think she believes I didn’t call the tree removal service fast enough since it fell about 30 minutes before they arrived. (We saw it swaying and called ASAP.) She saw it earlier because she wakes up at dawn. We wake up at more reasonable hours and didn’t see it until then. The tree guy rated us an emergency and was on site in less than an hour from the call. Still, I was apparently to blame.
Post # 11
Our neighbor behind us is batshit crazy and has accused Darling Husband of being a peeping tom. She’s actually come over, screaming and threatening him. It’s so absurd because we always keep our blinds shut and almost never even look out the back windows at all, much less at her house.
I’m pretty sure she hates us.
Post # 12
No, I don’t think my neighbors hate us. We are pretty respectful people. We don’t bug them or throw parties, or rip down the road late at night with our stereos cranked, lol. I also, don’t haveany neighbors that bother me,
Kids cry. I kind of feel bad for your neighbors. What did you want them to do, suffocate him, drug him, you can’t just tell a baby to stop crying.
Post # 13
i used to live in a nice neighbourhood where everyone was friends or at least friendly. my house was on the bend so i would introduce the one side of the street to the other. i would host most of the neighbourhood parties, bbq’s or just impromptu gatherings. i had the party house.
when i broke up with my then bf, he went around to every neighbour and told them that i just kicked him out of our house for no reason. he didn’t tell them that it was “my” house because he didn’t have any money for the deposit, that we had a cut and dry co-hab agreement that he had signed, that i had been warning him for years that he needed to change (ocd & verbally abusive) or i was going to leave him.
well, even my closest neighbours that i though were my friends wouldn’t talk to me after that. they wouldn’t look at me, not even a wave. a few of the distant neighbours were courteous but it was so unpleasant. i had no reason to be disliked. it drove me crazy. i sold my house 2 years later. and btw, the ex moved onto the street behind me so he could still be close to his friends.
Post # 14
@UpstateCait: ugh I totally get it! I used to love kids, but ever since I moved into my apartment next to an Indian family with 2 children I just think they are the devil now! lol. I get that kids make noise and will cry sometimes…but for hours on end? Not OK! If a kid was throwing rocks at my door I would have done the same thing hahaha.
Oh but back to the topic…I have no idea if my neighbors hate me. We do like to play video games and watch television frequently…but honestly I don’t care because I already hate all of my neighbors anyway! At least you can tell what noises we are making…the neighbor above us makes the craziest and weirdest noises that I can never identify, and I think that is the part that pisses me off the most! If I could just be like, “Oh, he’s obviously watching television” or “Oh, he must be working out,” then I would feel a lot better. At this point the only thing I can think of is he is a heavy lifting weight champion who is also a carpenter during the weekends…and possibly owns a miniature elephant.
Post # 15
@Cash000: I understand that kids cry but I also require sleep. After a week of HOURS of screaming during the night, I snapped. If I wanted to be kept up all night by a screaming baby, I’d have one of my own. Sorry, no sympathy from me, especially when the same people let their other kid vandalize my property. Their baby wouldn’t have been in pain if they were better parents and didn’t allow him to roll off their bed in the first place.
Post # 16
My sisters and I shared a house years ago, and to this day I still hate the neighbor next door. I moved out a couple of years ago but everytime I go visit them I still give the neighbors the death glare. First, they called HOA on us bc I parked my car in the street overnight rather than in the driveway bc it was pouring the night before, and I didn’t want to get soaking wet especially since I was going to work 6 hours later. Fine, I could ignore that and the incurred fine, as I understand I’m not supposed to park in the street. Then, came their young boys jumping my backyard fence to retrieve their footballs. It scared the crap out of me to see shadows of people when no one is supposed to be there, and I’m home alone. When I politely inform their parents that I rather they knock on my door for me to go get the toys, the parents rudely told me boys will be boys and that I shouldn’t be so uptight. The gloves came off, I told them next time I see their boys in my backyard, I’m calling the cops for trespassing. Then a week later, I come home to their hosting a bday party. Some of their guests were sitting in my empty driveway dumping cake everywhere while their kids were using it as a skateboard area. They had to move bc I was pulling in and they rudely told me I could have parked in the street bc their kids were playing there. WTH this is my private property! Play in your own driveway. I’m typically a nice person, but if people want to be rude, I can throw down with the best of them.