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What Type Of Arguments Do You Have With Neighbours

Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:25 pm

It appears (...) that the road where my parents live had a road meet. However, an Italian who lives on the road has perpetually had garden-parties going through the night, but worse parking an old piece of trash on the commonly owned road.

This van has gotten to everyone's nerves over the past 2 years, that finally one neighbour told him to trash it or at least park it in his own yard (he has quite a big one). That created a large argument (Italian guy was convinced the other one had twisted his winshield washers). After that, the Italian guy wanted to park infront of daddy and mommy's rhaats house (which was not welcomed at all and he quickly gave up his foolish scheme). I think a Zidanish to Materrazzi head butt nearly occurred.

All this comes to the fact that yesterday, despite being invited he did not come to the party as he was afraid to get hit by other neighbours with baseball bats.

I myself in the UK only had problems once with neighbours slamming doors, even asking didn't make a difference. Thankfully I moved out quickly. At other places where we live we don't have any major problems.

How do you get along with your neighbours? Do you generally come to nearly having fist fights or do you get along fine?
 
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RE: What Type Of Arguments Do You Have With Neighbours

Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:29 pm

I get along very well with my neighboiur.
I dont talk to him very often. But when I do, I dont understand a word that he's saying because he's always drunk when I meet him Big grin
 
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Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:31 pm

We get along well with ours - the ones across the road used to be really petty about parking their car (only THEY could park in front of their house), but recently have amtured a little about it - I now park there every night as there is no space in our drive!
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Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:39 pm

None really. There are 47 other condominiums in my building. I'm a Member of the Association Board there. Generally speaking, everyone gets along quite well. The age bracket in the building is generally from 30-80. There are a few younger couples there who rent two of the units the Association owns, both are military couples.

Everyone gets along . . . it's a pleasant, peaceful place to live . . .
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RE: What Type Of Arguments Do You Have With Neighbours

Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:41 pm

About 5 years ago we had new neighbours move in next door (semi detached houses) with teenage kids. It soon became apparent that the parents travel a lot and leave the kids to their own devices, which is fair enough because they are old enough.

Except the kids had all sorts of parties, with screaming and shouting going on, banging, throwing of things etc. Not once. Not twice. Constantly.

So we naturally complained when we next saw the parents, who denied it all. 'Oh no, our kids would never do such a thing, you are lying' etc etc.

This went on for two years, with relations between us going very icy.

And then they got new neighbours on the other side. Who were 100 times worse than their kids, and constantly so. So they complained, and what response did they get? 'Oh no, our kids would never do such a thing....'

What goes around, comes around. After this they started taking complaints seriously and their kids quietened down, we got lots of apologies.
 
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Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:54 pm

The neighbours behind us refuse to speak to us...... They had wonderful views out across the fields and over to the Lake District, then we built a house there and blocked off their views.

What a shame  Silly

We have lived there for about 4 years now, and they still close their blinds as soon as they see us at the kitchen window, and ignore us if we are in the garden. Some people can be so petty  Silly
 
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Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:23 pm

What neighbours ? The fool in the room adjacent to mine never goes out and the other rooms in the hotel are far away Big grin

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Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:45 pm

I'm lucky...not only are our closest neighbors at the new homesite over a quarter-mile away, but our current only out-of-the ordinary deal is stopping for the occassional horse or cow in the middle of the road (theirs) and deer or snakes or wild turkeys or rabbits (everybody's).

About six weeks ago some newcomers moved in up the end of the private road (actually it's not a proper road but mostly a gravelled dry creekbed) and two of the younger boys seemed a little put out waiting for me to pick up some trash (I was blocking the road with my pickemup truck). I walked back to their car with a sack full of bottles, cans, wrappers, etc and asked the driver rather curtly "do you know who is dumping this shit on OUR road!?"

There hasn't been so much as a discarded cigarette butt since, so I guess we're not going to have trouble with our new neighbors. Regards...jack
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Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:04 pm

My neighbour on one side always cuts my grass and is a very helpful old lady.

The other side are new and have had a continuous programme of building/landscaping since moving in. Nice enough couple though, friendly.

Over the road keep themselves to themselves. Nice, quiet neighbourhood. Big grin

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RE: What Type Of Arguments Do You Have With Neighbours

Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:05 pm

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 8):
Nice, quiet neighbourhood.

Retirement villages tend to be like that!  Silly  duck 
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Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:24 pm

Hmmm... scratchchin ...ah, yes.

It was Christmas Eve, 2000. I had my first apartment. There had been a contest sponsored by the management to see who could decorate the exterior of their apartment in the most popular way, then the community members would vote. The prize was free rent for a month, so, of course, my roommate and I went into overdrive.

On the 24th, I was at home alone, getting ready for bed. I had turned of all the lights, except the exterior christmas lights, and was heading to bed. I heard a noise outside, and realized that our plastic snowman had fallen over, so, I got dressed, and was heading towards the front door.

At that point I heard a scraping sound on the front door. We had a Santa Claus door covering, and I figured it had come loose and was blowing around in the wind.

When I opened the door, my neighbor stabbed me in the lower right abdomen with a lock-blade knife. Not to be outdone, I grabbed one of the three foot long plastic candy canes lining our sidewalk, and beat the shit out of him, until I could no longer wield my candy cane.

He was the boyfriend of my girlfriend's ex-roommate, and they had had a falling out. He came over to tear up my decorations, not expecting to be confronted by anyone. When I opened the door, he reacted on instinct, and stabbed me. I deflected his thrust away from my sternum, but he still managed to get me in the side. I had no internal damage. He wasn't so lucky.

The only other problem I've had was recently with a guy beating his dog, and we got into a little tussle.

Other than that, I tell my neighbors right away when I take issue with their behavior, and they are quite understanding.

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RE: What Type Of Arguments Do You Have With Neighbours

Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:27 pm

Fortunatley none...

My neighbors are pretty cool.

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RE: What Type Of Arguments Do You Have With Neighbours

Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:33 pm

We live in a condo and the car limit is two, we have four and park the other two in guest parking which is never used. So once in a while people complain. We don't really care though.
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RE: What Type Of Arguments Do You Have With Neighbours

Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:49 pm

Great Neighbours.
Good Fun.
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RE: What Type Of Arguments Do You Have With Neighbours

Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:16 pm

Quoting Gordonsmall (Reply 9):
Retirement villages tend to be like that!

I'd know nothing about that. You, on the other hand, probably have intimate knowledge of such places as a supplementary source of income! Big grin Big grin

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RE: What Type Of Arguments Do You Have With Neighbours

Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:22 pm

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 8):
My neighbour on one side always cuts my grass and is a very helpful old lady.

you force some poor little old lady to cut your grass ?? shame on you Andy Big grin

BTW - when you say old, do you mean even older than you ??  Wow!
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RE: What Type Of Arguments Do You Have With Neighbours

Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:25 pm

My Neighbour happens to be the landlord for the other 6 houses on the row, except my house.

There ain't much trouble from the neighbours, especially when he's around.

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Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:36 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 15):
you force some poor little old lady to cut your grass ?? shame on you Andy

BTW - when you say old, do you mean even older than you ??

No I dont! She does it cos, unlike the rabble in here, she's nice and helpful!  tongue 

And she is older than me, age being something certain people in here won't achieve if they keep antagonaising me. The Manx Mafia has long arms!!  devil 

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RE: What Type Of Arguments Do You Have With Neighbours

Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:40 pm

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 8):
cuts my grass

..careful Andy, you'll have Sabena332 around in no time...

We're the last house on the side of a steep hill, so we have no neighbours on one side. The others were fine until they decided to rent a room out to a couple who enjoy starting the day by screaming at each other. This is on average 4 days a week, and starts at around 7 a.m.
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Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:41 pm

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 17):
And she is older than me,

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Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:25 pm

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 17):
And she is older than me

is this her:


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Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:31 pm

All my neighbors get along well with each other  silly 

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RE: What Type Of Arguments Do You Have With Neighbours

Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:46 pm

I get along with my neighbors, but I've got a great story about our neighborhood.

This happened while we were on vacation.

The neighbors to the right of us do not like the neighbors to the left of us mainly because the neighbors on the left throw big football parties on Sundays and their friends park all over the street and sometimes on the sidewalk - and even on people's yards.

One Sunday, the neighbor on the right arrived home to find a car sitting askew on our (we're the middle neighbors, remember?) front lawn. She was outraged, but when she got out of her car she heard the motor still running and thought, "Serves them right - they're sure to run out of gas." Anyway, she decided to do nothing about it.

A little time passes and she begins to worry; maybe this is a getaway car while someone is robbing the middles neighbor's (us) house while away on vacation. She then becomes frightenend. When her husband arrives home, she tells him the story. They both venture into our front lawn to discover a dead man in the running vehicle.

Turns out he had a massive heart attack while driving down our street and his car ended up on our front lawn!
 
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Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:57 pm

All my current neighbors are great. I even have somebody who uses a snow blower to clear my driveway. I have no idea who keeps doing it since I'm usually out when they do it.
My old place was on a busy street. We had one guy who insisted on parking his car up on the sidewalk forcing people to walk into a busy street to get around it. My mother has MS and visits often, it was impossible for her to get by the car in her wheelchair let alone all the mothers pushing strollers down the street (I lived across the street from the Arnold Arboretum)
I politely asked him to not block the sidewalk since he had a driveway as well as a big garage, his response was to shrug his shoulders and say " I don't give a fuck" so of course I called the police. Finally one day the police show up and ticket his car. The next time he saw me he starts yelling and screaming at me for getting him a ticket, my response was to shrug my shoulders and say "I don't give a fuck" the look on his face was priceless!
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RE: What Type Of Arguments Do You Have With Neighbours

Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:30 pm

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 17):
The Manx Mafia has long arms!!

And three legs
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RE: What Type Of Arguments Do You Have With Neighbours

Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:34 pm

Quoting Runway23 (Thread starter):
What Type Of Arguments Do You Have With Neighbours

For him to cut his damn grass more than once a month! Quit having ChemLawn fertilize it if you aren't going to cut it. He lets it grow a foot high and then complains that it is brown and dead when he cuts it. What an idiot!
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RE: What Type Of Arguments Do You Have With Neighbours

Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:51 pm

We recently moved and now have great ones, prior to this we were sandwiched between white trash.
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RE: What Type Of Arguments Do You Have With Neighbours

Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:51 pm

We've got a problem neighbor on one side of the house. He brings his 18-wheeler in the neighborhood, as well as parks the cab in the driveway. He threatened two of the neighbors (one beside, one across the road - death threat kind of threats). He has run a chainsaw at 9:30 at night to trim the hedges (when I say trim, I mean he cut his half of the bush right down so the hedge is completely barren on his side).

He's generally just a boor & a really poor neighbor. Too bad we can't do anything about him - I'd love to buy his house out from under him and evict his sorry ass.
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RE: What Type Of Arguments Do You Have With Neighbours

Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:15 am

Generally the arguments have been about one thing: Cars. Where they are parked, etc.

Oh, and the eco-maniacal twit across the street blasting the guy next to him for buying an SUV instead of a hybrid.

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