Post # 1
As some of you home buying Bees may know, my Darling Husband and I close on our first home on Wednesday. Out city is small. Everyone knows everyone. With Darling Husband being a teacher and me being from the area (plus my dad is very well known) it is hard not be to known by everyone.
Nosey Neighbor #1: As soon as we bought the house, my mom went into the gas station, and she and the lady started talking about our new house, and she is like, “I live right behind there. Your daughter is going to have a lot of dog poop to clean up in the yard once the snow melts. Plus the people that lived there never mowed their lawn. The lawn will need a lot of work too, and they never planted flowers.”
Nosey Neighbor #2: Darling Husband went to school, and this lady approached him. She said, “I am going to be your new neighbor. I live a few houses down on the opposite side of the street. I saw the owners moving out on Friday of last week. They had all sorts of stuff they were moving [she proceeds to list off a bunch of items they moved out of the house].”
Nosey Neighbor #3: A different neighbor (don’t know where this one lives on that street) apparently watched us take a picture of the house the other day and go look at the backyard. She said she was surprised we hung around looking at the back yard as long as we did because there isn’t anything to see in the backyard.
Nosey Neighbor #4: There is a cat that seems to like to hang out on the porch the past two times we have walked by. I’m considering him a nosey neighbor because he seems to like to sit in front of the patio doors and look in. Damn nosey cat.
My neighbors are already driving me crazy, and I’m not even in the house yet. I am pretty outspoken and will only play nice for so long, especially if I constantly have neighbors approaching us with a recap of what we did at our own house.
Sorry, rant done!
Post # 3
Creepy! I mean, I’m a total creep on my neighbors, but I don’t TELL THEM about it.
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2017 - Bristol zoo
Maybe they were just (kind of strangely) trying to make conversation? They can’t really have very much in common with you aside from a postcode lol.
Post # 5
I do think they are just trying to make conversation, and in their own way, trying to be friendly. Once they realize that you arn’t really interested in talking to them, they will back off.
Post # 6
I think it sounds like they are just trying to be friendly and introduce themselves as a new neighbor. It’s hard to have much for them to talk about with you yet besides your house and lawn because they really don’t know you.
Post # 7
The best security against home break ins is a nosy neighbor. Besides, I’m the creepy neighbor who spies on everyone so I feel an affinity.
Post # 9
@megz06: I am pretty certain the people below me run a brothel. I take solace in the fact that it isn’t a meth lab.
neighbors. am i right?
Post # 10
We have “nosey” neighbors! They are mostly older retired couples who are home all day and have nothing to do but be nosey. If we have a workman at our house when we’re at work, they’ll come over and ask them what’s broken. If they see UPS leaving a package on our porch, they will grab it and bring it over when we get home. They are always giving us advice on fixing our yard or house. Anytime we’re outside, they will come over and talk to us. I think they’re bored and it makes them feel useful.
But I love it! I feel so safe and comfortable knowing that they are watching over our house and neighborhood. If they see anything out of the ordinary, they question it. If we’re out of town, I feel so much better knowing that they are keeping an eye out.
Sure, sometimes it can feel a bit invasive, but I would rather them be more viligent than let someone break into our house and not bat an eye.
I say embrace it!
Post # 11
I think nosey neighbors are a great thing to have , as you know they’re not only looking out for your property, but are also concerned about everything that goes on in their block. You sound like you already have a neighborhood watch team around you, and some day you may be very grateful for it.
You’ll probably even be greeted with some baked goods when you move in! My next door neighbor came to introduce himself with a bag of onions and some rotten strawberries. 😀 (he was a poor old man,tho)
Post # 12
@ExcitedScaredBee: Those are the kind of neighbors I’d like to have! Having eyes on your house is very important. They will be the first to notice if anything is wrong!
Post # 13
they are just making coversation.
Post # 14
At least you won’t have to worry about someone breaking in/scoping out your house when you aren’t home!
I see pros and cons to this… It is a little strange – especially the comment, “I was surprised you hung out in the backyard for so long” – were they just staring at you the entire time you were back there?! Kinda weird… Have you ever seen I Dream of Jeanie? This reminds me of the neighbor across the street who used to stare out the window with binoculars, haha.
But at least people will look out for you and make sure nothing odd is going on. Our neighbors aren’t like this to the extent that yours seem to be, but one day my Fiance did drive up in a different car and grabbed our mail (our mailbox is on the street). The neighbor didn’t recognize his car and started walking over to him to question why he was taking the mail – then she realized it was Fiance and apologized. I’m sort of like this too with our neighbors across the street that have 3 young (elementary age) kids. They get dropped off by the bus way down the street and if I happen to see them I always watch to make sure they get to their house okay . Someone would probably think I’m some creeper!
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@just_another_dandelion: I can’t help it that my neighbors are loud and annoying. They also leave a key under their mat.