Stupid Neighbor Tricks

  1. The "Warning do not..." thread got me to think that stupid neighbor tricks could make for entertaining reading. Here's a dessription of some of my neighbors' tricks-

    Please put all of your household garbage in a BAG, and actually put the garbage INSIDE of the dumpster. This is the 21st century. Garbage men will not get out of the truck and pick up the stuff you leave AROUND the dumpster. REMEMBER, put your stuff INSIDE of it. If you do not put your trash in a bag, it will, and does, fall all over the alley when the truck tips the dumpster.

    If you are an idiot and do all of these things anyway, do not worry- your neighbors will clean up the entire alley for you- over and over again.


    I actually got a Sharpie marker and wrote "Put trash in bag, put bag in dumpster" on the dumpster lid. It worked for a while, but the sun faded the writing, so my neighbor's are back to their old tricks.

    What tricks do your neighbor's do?
  2. 23 Comments

  3. by   dianah
    You mean you assumed they could read??????
  4. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Quote from dianah
    You mean you assumed they could read??????

    Well, they are both school teachers.....
  5. by   mercyteapot
    No annoying neighbors at the moment, however, our first home was a townhouse and at various points during the ten years we lived there we had some really doozies. The unit to one side of us was a rental, and for a while a brother and sister lived in there. They partied every weekend and blasted the music so loud that there was no point to knocking on the door or calling them to ask them to turn it down; they wouldn't hear you. They got evicted for not paying their rent, and the next couple in there included a guy who I swear beat his wife. We would hear these thuds sometimes and not know what they were. This guy also had a temper. He once let the air out of someone's tires when they parked illegally. Then there were the two women who moved in who just couldn't get the concept of common ground. They'd always be telling the kids to get off "their" grass. "Scusie, but the only grass anyone owned in that complex was in their back yard. Everything else was fair game. Then there were the druggies in the next building that necessitated frequent visits from the cops..... ironically, though, we were really happy in that neighborhood. For all the bad neighbors, there were some great ones. It was the type of neighborhood where you borrowed sugar and eggs if you needed them and watched each other's kids in a pinch. Not in this neighborhood... people are friendly enough if you run into them, but no one socializes.
  6. by   Gator,SN
    I have had the misfortune or living next to the neighbors from hell, not once, but twice and while I was venting to my friend Lisa one afternoon, she told me about something she did to her neighbors many years ago to get revenge. After many fights with them because their dog kept crapping in their yard and they refused to clean it up, or keep the pooch on a leash, she scooped up the poop one particularly hot afternoon and threw it over the fence at their house. Two days later she found out that the stinky mass had splattered all over the central air conditioning unit and apparently circulated the smell throughout the house for several days before they realized where it was coming from!!!!! :uhoh21: What a bonus!!!

    Now whenever my neighbors get on my nerves, my husband and I always say, "we could always pull a Lisa on them!" Then I feel better!
  7. by   fergus51
    I had the neighbours with THE WORST children on the face of the earth in one place. My advice: Kids are not supposed to yell 24hours a day seven days a week. If they are, something is wrong. It is not just kids being kids. And no, don't yell at me because my chihuahua barked one time or accuse me of not cleaning up her crap. The unclaimed crap in question probably weighed 1lb, and there is no way that came from my 4lb dog. And don't look at me stupidly when I ask if you could crap 30lbs worth of crap and say "well ants can lift eight times their own body weight, so I don't see why a dog can't poop one quarters worth" as though you're now an expert in animal poop.
  8. by   Havin' A Party!
    Helllllo -- May be time to begin to ponder moving out.

    Good luck!
  9. by   NursesRmofun
    Here is a good one! My neighbor has a business and wants us to use his business when the need comes around.....However, his wife thinks she is the Queen and does not even wave when we wave to her! He sticks her nose up! LOL! Well, guess what business we are NOT using when "the time comes"????
    And we are talking LOTS of $$$$$. hahaha.
  10. by   chaosRN
    My neighbor from you know where (very mean lady) yells at people for walking in front of her house on the sidewalk! Kids, adults, dogs, you name it, no one is supposed to walk on "her sidewalk". I'm suprised she hasn't lost her voice yet. If you park your car on the street in front of her house, she will call the cops. We (the neighborhood) are very friendly with the cops now, they pop in for a minute every time one of us has a family gathering. :angryfire She actually calls them all the time! They once told us they know she's crazy, but she will call (911, yes, 911) every 10-15 minutes until they get there! I could go on and on about her (lives byherself, maybe 60-70yo??). But the shocker......her daughter-in-law actually leaves the 3yr old with her!!!!!!!!! She acts better when she has the 3yo thank goodness.
  11. by   Rustyhammer
    It's been a long time since I've had a neighbor.
    I'll live through yours.
  12. by   kids
    Quote from Rustyhammer
    It's been a long time since I've had a neighbor.
    I'll live through yours.
    Just rubbing it in, right Rusty?

    The back of the neighbors property runs along my back yard. They have a welding & machine shop . Naturally they like to work at night. Because of the way the property is laid out the noise can't be heard from the street so the police can't do anything.

    Yes, these are the same people who dug out my septic drain field last year.
  13. by   Rapheal
    My brother brings his big friendly dog when he visits. The kids next door love the dog and play with it under their mother's watch. One day he was on the porch waiting for me and my dh to come home. The kids greeted the dog- the neighbor's wife and he exchanged pleasantries then she goes in the house with the kids.

    The husband comes out with a big shovel and threatens the dog because "he's scaring the kids." My brother told him to use the shovel to dig his own grave because if he hit the dog he was going to get beaten to death. My neighbor went in the house. Poor guy- his wife had set him up IMHO.
  14. by   nurseygrrl
    I'd like to teach my neighbors a new trick...It's called 'Shut the h*** up when you're in your backyard and I'm in mine so I can relax and enjoy my afternoon.'

    My neighbors are ALWAYS in their backyard in the summertime ALL DAY LONG and they're ALWAYS yelling at the kids, at each other, at the dog, at EVERYTHING! This is after I have told them to be quiet on numerous occasions. Oh well, one more year and I'll be moving. Hopefully I'll have better neighbor luck!