(Closed) Help us save our apartment from my family!

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
4693 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Omg! That sounds like the worst wedding tradition ever! :-O

Post # 4
500 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

that’s crazy! good call on the deputy. i’d also give your neighbors a head-up so they can report anything suspicious

Post # 5
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Well if you’re calling in the deputy and he has his eye on things sounds like a good thwarting.

Post # 6
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

What a whacked-out “tradition”!

I use these alarmed door stoppers on my doors at home for extra security – they are LOUD and work really well: http://www.amazon.com/50246-Smart-Home-Door-Alarm/dp/B0000YNR4M

Obviously you couldn’t put them on every door, but on all except one.

How have they broken into other homes? Jimmying locks? Breaking windows? I can’t even imagine. I guess you have to think about their tactics to think of ways to combat them.

Post # 7
5778 posts
Bee Keeper

I think that’s a hilarious tradition! No real damage is done, so why not let them have their fun. They sound pretty creative. lol

Post # 8
4431 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@louanneandmike:  Wow…door off the hinges…that is dangerous!  Atleast you kinda know what you’re in for if that were to happen…

I say get a sheriff! 

Post # 9
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@ItWasntMe:  The last thing I’d want to come home to after a wedding/honeymoon is a big mess in my house. The canned goods having their labels removed causes long-term frustration when you’re trying to cook.

No way would I be okay with my family doing this. I don’t think it’s funny – I think it’s rude.

Post # 11
2247 posts
Buzzing bee

I would definitely recommend getting the cop to stay there.  There is no way I would allow this to happen, I probably wouldn’t talk to anyone for a while after if they did this to me.  Who does stuff like this?  As if you need to have to come home from your honeymoon to a bunch of unnecessary cleaning.

Post # 12
673 posts
Busy bee

Once you get closer to your event, start a rumor in your family that it is best if the tradition ends with your wedding because you have a neighbor who calls the police on every odd noise, and they will arrest someone who doesn’t live on the property – family or not. Basically, have them worried about it before they even start thinking about it. Between that, having a deputy on site, alerting your neighbors, and your lack of participation in previous attacks, perhaps they will grow up a little.

I’ve never heard of anything so awful for newlyweds. I’ve been on my share of toilet paper excursions, but wasn’t that something people were supposed to grow out of in high school?

Post # 13
3451 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Oh hell no.  I would tell them flat out they better not do it or you will file a police report and give them names/addresses of the parties involved.  That may sound harsh, but if anyone else broke into your home you’d call the cops.  Seriously.  That is high school crap.

Post # 14
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

My Mom told me that they did this back in her day (so like 25 years ago), and we’re up in Canada!  So I don’t think its only in your state :P. 

I would recommend either getting home security like ADT, so if they break in, the alarms go, and cops come…. or getting the cop outside like you said. 

Post # 15
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Not sure if this applies beccause this just might be the way apartments are designed in my area, but how do they get into the apartment building. I know to get into our apartment building you have to walk through a lobby that has a desk attendant. 

If that is how your apartment is set up, cann’t you just have the desk attendant keep an eye out for them, or only allow guest up when you are home?

Post # 16
3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

That’s so horrible it’s *almost* funny. What if you just talked to them about it and told them how much you really didn’t want it to happen to you? I’m guessing you have already thought of that but see it hasn’t been mentioned here yet…

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