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Posted: 7/31/2013 2:53:24 PM
Several of our neighbors get the newspaper advertisements delivered on Wednesdays. They come in plastic bags and get tossed in the drive ways. One of the neighbors who lives right next door can't be bothered to pick up the paper. They walk past it several times and just leave it. They get wet. The bag falls apart and the paper blows around. Then we get to pick it up our of our yard. Why can't they just pick it up, or better yet, call the delivery company and tell them to stop delivering it.


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Posted: 7/31/2013 2:56:29 PM
My neighbor cooks food in their garage. It's some variety of Asian cuisine and is NOT my taste. My whole front yard stinks.

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Posted: 7/31/2013 2:58:16 PM
Mine are kind of junky. Thank goodness their house sits off the road a nice distance so we're not staring at it all the time. The xdh is a junker...and a project guy. He was always buying the supplies for some big project (or rescuing someone's junk for a big project), then never doing anything with it. Now that he's only around to transport the kids when needed, I can't believe the wife hasn't cleaned up the place. I'd be tossing his junk as soon as I learned he was tossing me for another woman. Grrr.


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Posted: 7/31/2013 2:59:33 PM
Until last week nothing my neighbors did bothered me. Now I have new neighbors with 4 of the biggest dogs I've ever seen and they drive my little dogs nuts. I can't let them out alone anymore if the other dogs are out or it will be one long bark fest and it's obvious that the new people don't care.


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Posted: 7/31/2013 2:59:33 PM
Loud music, inconsiderate to all their neighbors, bags of garbage in their yard when they don't bother to pay their garbage bill, they throw garbage on the sidewalk that blows down on to ours, and the guy stares at us when ever we come outside. They also like to take up two parking spots for one car.

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Posted: 7/31/2013 3:00:12 PM
Garbage and trash left in the yard. Nothing makes your house look more classy than to have a bag of trash ripped open by the local critters and strewn all over your yard. And mine, thanks to the wind.

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Posted: 7/31/2013 3:02:49 PM
Nothing. One of them helped save our house when we had a fire.

They probably hate us though since DH doesn't take care of the lawn like he should (and I'm not about to add it to my list since I do 95% of domestic chores anyway).

We also have toys out like bikes, scooters, etc. It's not Sanford and Son, but we definitely would get fined if we were an HOA. We specifically looked for a place that wasn't though so we could let our hair down a little.

We do have a couple 2 doors down that have lived there awhile and still have a dirt yard. They seem to work on it, but nothing happens. They work full-time and have a commute though, so it's no big deal really.

I just wish our neighbors were younger or had kids similar in age to mine. Guess that's minor in the complaint department with neighbors though.

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Posted: 7/31/2013 3:03:08 PM
Previously, it was their yapping dogs. They had 4, 3 of which were small and would get locked into a small kennel for hours at end. They barked non-stop while they were out there. They'd stop for a bit but I stepped out into my yard, they would start up again. It made it hard for DH and I to enjoy any meals outside. The nicer it was outside, the longer they were left out there. It was awful. To make things worse, the Dad of the house beat them if they escaped. Police didn't care. They said it was a she said, he said and unless I had video or someone to back me up, there's nothing they could do. So glad we moved!

My parents don't really have any neighbors. The only one that bugs me is the one that just walks into my parents' house whenever he feels like it. They're friends so they don't care but DH and I are like "dude, knock first!"


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Posted: 7/31/2013 3:04:21 PM
Their dog poops in my side yard. I can't complain because they are fabulous neighbors in every other way

I just shovel it back in their yard.


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Posted: 7/31/2013 3:06:13 PM
They don't pick up their dog's poop in their back yard until it gets to the point where you need a gas mask to go outside. Except when they're grilling and using half a container of lighter fluid. That kills the poop smell for a while. And their dog wants to kill us every time he sees us. Their son works at a fro-yo place and I took DS and my nephew there and he said "I'm sorry my dog wants to rip your face off everytime you go outside. He's really nice in the house but he goes crazy when he's outside." And he gave the kids free yogurt!


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Posted: 7/31/2013 3:07:14 PM
Only when they put their 6-8 month old lab puppy outside when they leave the house. She barks off and on the whole time them are gone Not too bad if dh didn't work nights and it wakes him up.

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Posted: 7/31/2013 3:09:27 PM
Our neighbors keep their lawn perfect-- like Better Homes & Gardens perfect. Year round. they are retired, so every day in the summer they spend HOURS in their yard. We both work full time, and DH is in school full time, so we dont keep our yard as perfect. Our neighbors vaccum up all the leaves in their yard, and dump them all in the middle of our yard. Every spring. So, thats a little annoying, but they're in their mid eighties, so we just chalk it up to them being crotchety. LOL


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Posted: 7/31/2013 3:11:28 PM
Yikes. This week I feel like I *am* this neighbor and I hate it. We are having our hardwoods refinished and it's the complete downstairs so we had a lot to move. Some is in the garage but some had to go out on our front porch including our fridge. Our toilet from the powder room is on our back porch because it was too heavy to move further. It's embarrassing! I can't wait to get back to normal. I think we are usually pretty good neighbors!

As for what my neighbor do, I have pretty good neighbors right now. One has a couple smalls kids that are always playing in the cul de sac which is fine but they have those motorized cars and they are so loud!! I could do without that noise for hours a day....

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Posted: 7/31/2013 3:13:30 PM
My across-the-street neighbors are VERY irritating with their lovely yard. Not a weed in sight, carefully arranged flower beds, bushes trimmed... very annoying.

Our grass is mowed and the walkway trimmed but the weeds do get ahead of us. And the vine thing with thorns that grows up in the bushes. We can't get that out without gloves so it tends to grow for awhile before we take it out.

On the other hand our baby crepe myrtle looks lovely with its red blossoms.


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Posted: 7/31/2013 3:13:57 PM
The house next door was empty for a while, but someone bought it earlier in the spring. They aren't living there, they are flipping it. Everyday starting at 7 am on the dot they are cutting tiles, jack hammering and dropping tools on concrete. It is maddening and hasn't stopped all summer.

The old man that lives across the street painted his own cub red so people can't park in front of his house. *We* have the fire hydrant in front of our house and the curb isn't even red.

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Posted: 7/31/2013 3:15:56 PM
It would drive my husband batty, but they like to borrow tools. It didn't bother me but I guess they are not really 'my' tools. But dh has a thing about his tools.. so whatever. They always returned them and it wasn't the wear and tear kind of thing, but he didn't like it. The wife and I would borrow all the time so it wasn't a big deal.. cup of sugar for a roll of TP kind of thing. But they divorced and moved.

We are getting ready for new neighbors in a couple of weeks and kinda scared of who we are getting. The house is now a rental so I am a little nervous.

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Posted: 7/31/2013 3:16:13 PM
My neighbors have trained their dog not to leave their own yard when they let him out. They do NOT have an electric fence or anything, the just somehow trained the dog what the boundaries are. And usually, the dog does pretty well. Except for when MY dog is out in MY yard, their dog comes charging over barking at mine in MY yard, which causes mine to pull on the leash (pulling me off the deck because she's strong). The dogs are both black labs and both very strong. They've never hurt each other but they do physically need to be pulled away from each other. PITA when we're doing the right thing and keeping ours on a leash and theirs comes charging over. It doesn't happen often because of different schedules, but it annoys the heck out of me!


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Posted: 7/31/2013 3:19:56 PM
One of mine bellows at his mid teen son who acts younger than his actual age. I really feel for the boy. The other one breeds ferel cats.


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Posted: 7/31/2013 3:20:08 PM
I'll admit it -- I'm a whole lot OCD about our yard. It's mowed, kept as weed free as possible, dog poo patroled daily by the teen, etc. I like it that way for appearance and also the kids can run around barefoot and play in the grass.

My neighbors don't give a flying fig about their yard/landscaping. The property line is distinct, not only because we mow much more often, fertilize and pull weeds, but also because their front yard has a metric butt ton of thistles sticking up everywhere. Their back yard, is at least twice the length of the front and definitely over the village's 8" regulation. At least it's fenced in and can't be seen from the street, but the kids can't get to their swing set or other play space because the grass is so long.

However, because dear old neighbor dad won't take care of their lawn, his darlings start playing in our front yard and would probably take over the back if they could figure out the gate latch. Drives our dog nuts and she's inside grumbling and barking about someone being on her property and unable to sniff them. A couple years ago, I came home to the wife holding a birthday party for one of the kids in my front yard because ours was freshly mowed and theirs wasn't. So, they plunked the kids down in our yard for games. WTF?! We spoke then. It's time for me to speak to them about it again. Their kids want to play and dad doesn't want to take time with the grass...that's cool. Go to the park.

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Posted: 7/31/2013 3:23:52 PM

The other one breeds ferel cats.

We moved away from that neighbor. We got 16 cats one year.



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Posted: 7/31/2013 3:24:21 PM
Oh my - my mullet wearing (no offense to anyone) out of work 24/7 beer toting beer gut shirtless neighbor whose out of work buddies come over every day after his wife leaves for work and join him with his beer drinking and stay just before its time for his wife to come home. He has some funny stuff growing in his greenhouse in the backyard (that was reported by another neighbor.

I feel sorry for his wife and kids - wonder what they will grow up doing as a result of watching dad all summer! Yep - he 'babysits' the kids all day too!

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Posted: 7/31/2013 3:28:35 PM
On this block - nothing. We have delightful neighbors.

But someone around here (or more than one person) is letting his/her dog poop in our yard and not cleaning it up. None of my immediate neighbors have dogs. I have 2 small kids and the neighbor kids over a lot. DD almost did a cartwheel into poop last month. I don't think I should have to patrol my yard for other people's dog poop, but apparently I do.

I hope we are not doing anything to annoy our neighbors!


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Posted: 7/31/2013 3:31:24 PM
ALOT, but there's not too much we can do about so we just grumble to ourselves (or each other)...

We try to keep our area nice and that's kinda the best you can do! Can't afford to live in a snotty gated community nor can we afford acreage, so we make our cozy HOA tract home as nice as we can!
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Posted: 7/31/2013 3:34:31 PM
LOL, Susan! If that's the worst thing your nextdoor neighbor does that irritates you? Consider yourself among the blessed.

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Posted: 7/31/2013 3:36:34 PM
She opens her garage and just let's her little dog run out. The dog always runs to our yard to use the bathroom and then he likes to hang out and sniff around. Since the neighbor doesn't have him on a leash and the dog is pretty much deaf, the neighbor has to come into our yard and scream the dog's name multiple times before he saunters her way.

It wouldn't be so bad if she didn't let him out incredibly early and incredibly late. She wakes up my son from naps constantly.

Waking up to, "BUGSY!! BUGSY!!! DO YOU WANT A SPANK????? DO YOU???GET OVER HERE!!!" for the past two years has me feeling really hopeful every time the dog is on our lawn and there's a hawk circling overhead. I love animals but I can't help it.


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Posted: 7/31/2013 3:36:57 PM
Where to start...

My neighbors thinks my property is community property.

They hang their rugs and laundry on my fence to dry (it is against city ordinance to do this so I have gotten warnings for it and is isn't mine)

They put a child's sliding board over the fence so their kids can climb up the slide on their side of the yard and slide into my side of the yard - then the children run through my backyard, leaving the gate wide up and repeat.

They neglect their dog - she seldom has food or water out. The dog figured out how to jump the fence, so she jumps it and comes into my yard - I felt pity for her and gave her some food/water - of course then she would rather be in my yard - she was in my yard more than the neighbors. I asked them many times to fix it so she couldn't jump and after about the 5th or 6th time they finally did. She now gets out on the other side of her yard and wanders the neighbor - I worry about the poor thing but they said they wish she'd get hit by a car

The wife does not speak English at all - her 8 year old interprets for her. She has twice asked me if I would give her $200 to pay some bills. I have told her no both times.

Their children leave toys and bikes scattered in my back yard (which is fenced in remember!) I take the toys and put them back in their yard (like I did with the slide) and tell the neighbors do not let the children in my back-yard without asking me first (I don't care if they accidentally throw a ball there and go get it but I don't want them playing in the back yard).

I came home early from work (more than once) to find one of their cars parked in my driveway - when I asked why, the man said he was changing the oil in his other car and move that one there to get it out of the way (hello? There is an entire street in front of his house he can use - we live on a dead end and you can park on the street)

At least 3 times my other neighbors caught the bad neighbors driving - yes DRIVING through my yard when I wasn't home - he said that that car was in front of the other and he didn't want to move the one in back. I told him not to drive in my yard because it is killing the grass (you can see a path so I know he has done this multi times)

The thing is ... when you talk to them, they seem very nice. They are polite and keep their property up but they just seem to think they can use my property to their discretion.

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Posted: 7/31/2013 3:41:50 PM
I'm annoyed by my neighbor who allows his teenage daughters and their friends to blare rap music, swear like sailors, and dance like skanky strippers on their front porch at 11 PM every night while he is holed up inside with the windows shut and the air conditioner on so he doesn't have to hear/deal with it.

To make matters worse, their "milkshake" brings all the boys to the yard, so I have to deal with a teenage hormonal ghetto fabulous soft p*rn show outside every night while I sit on my front porch.

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Posted: 7/31/2013 3:43:32 PM
Our neighbor has two huskies. The neighbor on the other side of them has a problem with them pooping in his yard. So to remedy this they put both dogs on their second floor balcony when they are not home and those damn dogs bark the whole time they are gone.


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Posted: 7/31/2013 3:43:49 PM
Ours argue---a lot!!! But the guy doesn't get home until 11 or 12 at night so it always happens late. And we share a wall which makes it worse.
I work with the owner (they rent-we own) and tell him all about it the next day. I figure if I have to hear it--he should hear about it!!
And they have 2 big dogs that bark at everything that walks by the house!

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Posted: 7/31/2013 3:44:30 PM
I often feel like the old cranky one of the neighborhood. 3 of the 4 neighbors that our yard borders do things that annoy me.

Neighbor 1 - our driveways/garages are right next to each other. The kids play hockey and lacrosse. They have their nets that they shoot into toward our driveway. I didn't really care, but now we have 2 new cars and my DH's mustang parked in the driveway. Not sure why they can't put their nets on the other side. I don't say anything because I am the crabby neighbor and DH won't either. I know he's going to be mad if they hit/dent one of the cars.

Neighbor 2 - has a huge pool, takes up the whole back yard. They have pool parties all summer long that often go past 11 pm. They have 4 boys that would harass my 2 girls any time they were in the yard. As they got older, one of the boys became friends with my girls, but the other was still a jerk. Now they just got 2 small dogs. They leave their deck door open and the dogs run in and out all day. They bark at us non-stop anytime we are outside or let our dog out. So annoying.

Neighbor 3 - we share a pond. On our property we have a drainage easement that drains into the pond at the far end of his property. He and his next door neighbor dug out the middle with a bobcat to make the pond a skating rink in the winter. It has totally ruined the angle of the drainage and our yard doesn't drain right anymore. It used to take a day or two to drain - now it takes a week or two. Last year 1/3 of my yard was under water most of the spring and summer. To add insult to injury, he works on the rink, flooding and loudly scraping (my bedroom faces the pond) at 1 and 2 in the morning 6 of 7 nights of the week. To add further insult to injury, his kids sled into the fence. It has made big holes in the fence where our dog can escape out of.

Neighbor 4 - quiet single guy. His parents come over and do all his yard work. No complaints about him

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Posted: 7/31/2013 3:44:53 PM
Our annoying neighbors are moving. The most annoying thing that they did was have a fence installed for no apparent reason. They have two small dogs. We assumed they were having a fence put around the back of their house to keep their dogs in their yard. Obviously it was just for looks because they always let their dogs out the front door. They ended up doing their business everywhere, but in their yard. Those dogs were so annoying. Barking at all hours. We'll definitely miss the dogs less then our neighbors. Now we just have to make sure our new neighbors know that there is about 2 ft on the outside of their fence that they have to maintain. We will NOT be weeding around their fence.



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Posted: 7/31/2013 3:49:33 PM
Neighbor across the highway burns their trash when the wind carries it to our house, especially on nights when the air just hangs low!

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Posted: 7/31/2013 4:00:00 PM

LOL, Susan! If that's the worst thing your nextdoor neighbor does that irritates you? Consider yourself among the blessed.

LOL. We moved away from the really bad neighbor. This just bugs the crap out of me because it is such an easy thing to do. They just won't do it.



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Posted: 7/31/2013 4:12:20 PM
One neighbor feeds the wild skunks. 3 neighbors dogs have been skunked in the process.

Another neighbor family, the parents are lazy. Sit in their garage drinking and smoking all day and night. Unfortunately another neighbor family made friends with them. Now every Fri and Sat night, they are all in the garage hooting and hollering until 3am.

What's sad. The first family, the mom NEVER does anything with her kids. Didn't even go to her child's 6th grade end of year ceremony (not a graduation). The child asked me to go since the mom wasn't. The mom was in the garage drinking/smoking all that mrning.

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Posted: 7/31/2013 4:15:28 PM

He and his next door neighbor dug out the middle with a bobcat to make the pond a skating rink in the winter. It has totally ruined the angle of the drainage and our yard doesn't drain right anymore. It used to take a day or two to drain - now it takes a week or two. Last year 1/3 of my yard was under water most of the spring and summer.

You should check with your city on this. My parents neighbors dug a trench to drain their yard better and my parents ended up with all the water. They called the city. It is illegal to do this here. They were fined and required to fix it.

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Posted: 7/31/2013 4:29:56 PM
They shit in my yard.. literally, and sometimes even come up and shit on my back deck.

My neighbors are chickens.

Other than that, my neighbors are great!


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Posted: 7/31/2013 4:32:16 PM
My neighbors on one side are awesome. No complaints there.

On the other side, though, is another story. When we first moved in 4 years ago, we thought they were killing their kids on a daily basis from the noises that came out of their house. At the time, they had a baby, a 2 year old, and a 6 year old. The youngest two did nothing but scream. All. Day. Long. But not just screaming. It sounded like birds squawking. Drove me batty.

Now the kids are 4, 6, and 11. And I swear, they still scream at the tops of their lungs all the time. I don't get it. If I lived in that house with them, I'd have gone out of my mind years ago.

And I won't even go into the parties that they have that go on until 2am - out in the yard. Loud ones.

This isn't like when we lived in NJ on an acre. Our houses are on postage-stamp-sized lots. You can spit from one to the other. Oy. The noise...


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Posted: 7/31/2013 4:38:54 PM
I honestly can't think of anything. DH and I got soooo lucky when we bought this house because we have fantastic neighbors!

We are the ones in our cul-de-sac with the crappy yard. We are working on it, but it's a step-by-step process. Our neighbors all have really pretty yards.


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Posted: 7/31/2013 4:40:00 PM
When they have parties from 5 pm on Friday to about 8 pm on Sunday with short hours of silence in the early mornings (like it's only quiet from 3 am-10, and then they're at it again). These parties are complete with music so loud that I can hear every word of inside my living room. We're across the street neighbors.

The other annoying neighbor is my aunt and she and her son shoot bottle rockets off all year round and usually very late/early in the morning. She is a self-proclaimed insomniac and apparently thinks since she can't sleep none of us on this street should either.

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Posted: 7/31/2013 4:40:54 PM
My neighbor is my MIL. Need I say more?!?


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Posted: 7/31/2013 4:50:36 PM
The neighbor on one side mows into my yard 2 mower widths even after being asked very, very nicely not to and showing them the property line. Wouldn't be so bad, except they mow it very, very, very short and it looks like crap. And their yard look huge.

The thing that bugs me most is that their kids grab our smaller tree's trunks and swing around them bending the trees over. Grrrr. And they pick the leaves off the lower branches and the needles off the pine tree. Some lower branches are stripped. The kids have no understanding of physical boundaries or respect for other peoples properties.



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Posted: 7/31/2013 4:51:54 PM
The music! Oh the music! I noted the times on Christmas last year. They has the radio in their garage and started it at about 6pm on Christmas Eve and didn't turn it off until 11am on the 26th. My toddler kept waking up and I couldn't sleep at all. I don't know how they sleep through that because they weren't up the entire time.

This last time, I finally called the cops. They turned it down and back up again when the cop left. They have DJ's come out a few times a year and I try really hard to be a good neighbor but I've just had enough.


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Posted: 7/31/2013 4:56:29 PM
howjudi_of you...your post made me spit out my dill pickle sunflower seeds. Great play on words.

My neighbors are all pretty good...I do wonder sometimes why my one neighbor allows his grown butt (adult)daughter to get mad, slam the door and drop the F bomb at him and his wife, all while standing outside screaming at the top of her lungs. Her behind would not be living in my house....that said, that is their world and it doesn' affect me...just somnething I notice.

Oh I did think of someting...another neightbor has three baseball playing boys. They allow them to practice their pitching in the back yard with the dad. Not really a problem except most of the pitches are wild and dad doesn't catch em so they bang against the wood fence. I am sure the fence is being damaged. DH and I just roll our eyes...

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PeaNut 243,613
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Posted: 7/31/2013 5:00:12 PM
Their 3 boys! I seriously wish they had mute buttons. The entire family is loud, like the have normal conversations in a yelling tone. Anyway, back to the boys. They are so loud when they play outside. Screaming and yelling at each other. Not to mention the choice of words they use.

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PeaNut 101,035
August 2003
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Loc: Fort Worth,TX

Posted: 7/31/2013 5:01:33 PM
2 things:

1. they always park their car right in front of my yard while they're mowing theirs. Which normally coincides with when I am mowing mine, but I can't mow because their car is right there. And yes, they see me out there mowing, and usually I even go do my backyard first so they have time to finish their front.

2. Their garden is seriously overplanted and overgrown. And due to this we have crazy amounts of mosquitos (I've treated my yard repeatedly), my shared fence is rotting from all of the vines growing up and over it, and there are RATS that are using said vines to try to get in my house. I have sealed the house, but have bait boxes out and the other side of my house - no activity on the bait boxes. On their side of the house - it needs to be refilled every time.



PeaNut 172,235
October 2004
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Loc: England UK

Posted: 7/31/2013 5:01:55 PM
We have new neighbours and their dogs bark and wake me up every morning. Just because they want to be up and about *that* early doesn't mean everyone else does too! The people who lived there before, and my next door neighbours both have dogs and we rarely heard them so it can be done.

Today, I will be colouring outside the lines.

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PeaNut 78,429
March 2003
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Loc: Mountain High Pea

Posted: 7/31/2013 5:02:53 PM

My neighbor is my MIL. Need I say more?!?

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PeaNut 32,283
March 2002
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Loc: Alberta

Posted: 7/31/2013 5:07:50 PM
I can't stand one set of neighbours. She screams at the kids constantly, the kids scream at each others. Everything they say is at the top of their lungs.

They have friends over Saturday nights in the summer and ALL of them shout at each other rather than just talking. 2 years ago I hollered out the window at 2 a.m. to quiet down and they yelled back "F$& you, you f$&$;( bitch". So now I just call the cops.

She is pregnant but still smokes and drinks beer all day long.



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April 2004
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Posted: 7/31/2013 5:09:12 PM
Overall, I have great neighbors...but...

neighbor A, next door, has a giant old ugly RV parked on the side of their house & the only people that can see it is us. We have a great mountain view but it's hidden by their RV.

neighbor B, across the street, is ALWAYS in his front yard, pacing on his cell phone, sitting in a chair, etc. We can't open our front door without seeing him & he always comments..."looks like your planting flowers" "looks like it's time to get the mail." "looks like you're going to the gym." NO SHIT SHERLOCK, go inside & quit giving me the play by play of what I'm doing...I already know!!

I'm a scrooge-y neighbor, lol!

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July 2002
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Loc: The Left Coast

Posted: 7/31/2013 5:12:42 PM
In your neighbor's defense, Husker, my paper (that I don't get delivered) delivers their advertisements a couple of times a week - unasked for, and unappreciated. I HATE having to go pick it up, especially since I don't want it.

My irritating neighbor story is their relatively new dog who barks a lot. Especially when I have someone come to my door, or drive up to the house, or drive by, or walk out of my back door.

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