(Closed) Nosy neighbors, and we aren't even in our house yet!

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Creepy! I mean, I’m a total creep on my neighbors, but I don’t TELL THEM about it.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • 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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

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
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Blushing bee

@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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

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
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Bee Keeper

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@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
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Blushing bee

they are just making coversation. 

 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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 Undecided. Someone would probably think I’m some creeper!

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@just_another_dandelion:  I can’t help it that my neighbors are loud and annoying. They also leave a key under their mat.

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