You don’t need to be best friends with your neighbor. In fact, you don’t need to be friends at all. But nevertheless, while living in a community with others, we still have to get along on preferably as good terms as possible, because it’s easier and makes us all many times happier.

The truth is, this is not exactly what happens all the time. We often hear stories about neighbors that range from slightly weird, fun, quirky to notoriously difficult.

This parody Twitter account “Messed Up Nextdoor” is dedicated to sharing precisely such cases, when people who live right next to us never cease to surprise us.

#1

Flattered

Flattered

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Lauren S
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In the Karen’s defense, who’s first thought would be, ‘Well look at that! A chicken must be on the loose and that person must be luring them with Kale!’ No, I’d be like who is on my property? Although I am glad to hear Zelda is safe.

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#2

Expert

Expert

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Argle Bargle
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I want this person to break any upcoming bad news to me.

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#3

Why Do Cats Hate Me?

Why Do Cats Hate Me?

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Minath
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You have to completely ignore them and possibly even swear at them.

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While you don’t need to be BFFs with your neighbor, it doesn’t mean you should be enemies. Quite on the contrary, being on good and friendly terms with the people next door is something we should all take care of, no matter how sometimes challenging it may be.

At the same time, it often happens that we live right next to someone we’d much rather not. And if you have ever been in that situation, you know how nerve-wracking it can be. Whether it’s the loud neighbor with screaming moms, fighting spouses, horn honkers and tire-squealing drivers, loud music fanatics and late-night partiers, or property fanatics with neighbors trimming boundary trees and sending you the bill, the challenge is the same. How do you handle those lunatics?

#4

Oceans 1

Oceans 1

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Dani Pret
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I understand this annoyance. People steal and then sell

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#5

Farting In My Mailbox

Farting In My Mailbox

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Bonesko
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The brown eye sees all! None shall escape the wrath of the Flatulent Phantom!

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#6

1000% Written By A Coyote

1000% Written By A Coyote

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Miocha
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

At this point I feel some empathy toward coyotes

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If you’re already in a situation where avoiding living next to a nasty neighbor is too late, there are a few strategies to think of. First, you may want to call ahead and pick a time to talk with them. Meeting on the sidewalk or on the property line is the safest place. Second, try not be too accusing, instead let them know how much the problem bothers you and try to find a solution that would work for both of you.

#7

Ya Hate To See It

Ya Hate To See It

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Bonesko
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Look how close those peacocks are to each other! And they're not even wearing a mask.

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#8

Squirrels Begging For Money

Squirrels Begging For Money

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Argle Bargle
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How do you know it specifically wants $5? Surely a burrito would settle the matter

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#9

Taken 4

Taken 4

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Sharkbait1313
Community Member
2 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If you are looking for ransom I can tell you I don't have money, but what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you....

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Also, make sure to do your homework and gather all information about local noise and disturbance ordinances. If you cannot meet the neighbor face to face, another option is writing a personal letter. It’s also smart to talk with other neighbors to see if they have experienced the same nuisance caused by the bad neighbor. If they are unhappy with the situation too, they may be happy to help you in finding a solution.

#10

Is It A Lawn Chair?

Is It A Lawn Chair?

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Bernd Herbert
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

valid question. I'm typing this message on my lawn chair right now

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#12

All Cops Are Buttholes

All Cops Are Buttholes

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Mayra
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They should just change the ‘Are’ to ‘Have’ and it’ll be a learning opportunity

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However, if you are on good terms with your neighbor, there's always a practical element that’s beneficial for both of you. When you’re away on vacation and something happens inside your home, you want your neighbor to be the one person to help out and tell you everything including taking care of the house. If you have pets that are especially important.

Sometimes it’s all about being kind for the sake of being kind, but other times we may genuinely develop a friendship with a person next door. If that happens, life just brought a friend living right next to you. And could you ask for more?

#13

Arrest This Person

Arrest This Person

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But Nobody Came.
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

to be honest, it's kinda justified if the dog was barking nonstop at three a.m., otherwise yes nobody curses at the dogs

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#14

Free Gas?

Free Gas?

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$cagsy
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good job they blanked out those usernames, otherwise Besty Bryans and Kellon Crawford might have had their anonymity compromised. They sure dodged a bullet there.

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#15

Nextdoor Right Back To Nextdooring

Nextdoor Right Back To Nextdooring

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#16

We Will Not Sleep Until She’s Home Safe

We Will Not Sleep Until She’s Home Safe

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#17

Girl, Why Are You Apologizing For A Frog. Let’s Stop Apologizing For Things!

Girl, Why Are You Apologizing For A Frog. Let’s Stop Apologizing For Things!

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Bonesko
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This person is apologizing to their neighbor about frogs in the world, meanwhile mine is blasting techno at 1 am.

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#22

Nature vs. Nurture

Nature vs. Nurture

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#23

Space Laser Parts

Space Laser Parts

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Bonesko
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes! I want a space laser. Soon the world will be mine to control! 😈

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#24

Weird Squirrel Activity!

Weird Squirrel Activity!

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Buren
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is it because the squirrel wants five dollar?

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#25

Chicken Bears?!

Chicken Bears?!

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Lauren S
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What did I just read? Let’s get the fam together to dress up a dead bird carcasses…

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#27

Oh It’s Just My Son Who Doesn’t Speak To Me Anymore

Oh It’s Just My Son Who Doesn’t Speak To Me Anymore

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#28

Bat Lips

Bat Lips

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MacFrog
Community Member
2 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Larks' tongues! Wrens' livers! Chaffinch brains! Jaguars' earlobes! Wolf nipple chips!

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#29

Someone Is Pissed At Their Neighbor

Someone Is Pissed At Their Neighbor

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#30

What A Mystery

What A Mystery

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Pieter LeGrande
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ravens and crows can sound like folks "doing stuff" so yell "shut the f**K up and close yer winder".

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