Almost everyone has met someone in their neighborhood that is mean, rude, and just downright awful. Share your stories with us down below! If you don't have anything to share then lucky you.

#1

When I was really young, and my family rather poor, we lived next to a family I can only describe as the stereotype of “trash”. Parents didn’t know it for some time because they presented themselves as polite and friendly to them. Worst part was, the mom of the family was our (my brother and I) babysitter.

1. While our parents were gone, the sitter and her adult son would lounge around our place all day, watching tv and eating all the food. Bro and I were given nothing but kool aid and soda all day. Didn’t get actual food until mom got home and made dinner. Both parents had to be to work incredibly early, so breakfast was frequently the sitter’s responsibility.

2. They sitter used to use our washer, dryer, and supplies to do their laundry. That ended the day the sitter a.) accidentally turned the dryer on with our cat in it (cat was fine), and b.) I decided to “help” and poured a big load of bleach in to the washer full of darks and jeans. The last was doubly bad as the sitter left a 3 year old alone long enough to drag a chair over, get into bleach, open the washer, pour said bleach in, close washer, and put bleach and chair back where they were.

3. Sitter’s power got turned off (even with 4 adults living there and supposedly making money), so they ran an extension cord to the back of our place (outside utility plug) to get electricity. Cord was hidden, so my parents didn’t discover it until the next power bill was way up. Dad found the and disconnected them. Kept an eye out so they didn’t do it again.

4. The worst of the lot. Mom came home from work early only to discover the sitter didn’t know where my bro (age 5) and I (age 3) were. We were discovered over 2 miles away playing with kids in another neighborhood. To make matters worse, we didn’t go there together. Bro wandered over that way on his bike early on in the day, I eventually found my way over there by myself a while later. I’d like to mention we lived along a busy road, where people drove by at 70mph.

I’m sure this will rile up some people about our parents. I’d like to note this was over 30 years ago. Our parentS were very young, and cared a great deal for us. My bro and I never complained about issues, being hungry, etc. - they honestly did not know the sitter was so inept. My bro and I thought it was perfectly normal to be able to do whatever we wanted. My mother was absolutely horrified by some of the stories I told her about those years. I will say those early experiences made the two of us very independent people. That being said, we NEVER allow any children we were responsible for to experience the same. It’s a wonder we didn’t get lost or kidnapped.

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Squirrelflightisawesome
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3 months ago

That sitter is terrible!!!

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3 months ago

Absolutely awful. Glad we moved away when I was 4.

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BusLady
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3 months ago

You lived next door to my ex-in laws? Seriously, they pulled stunts like this.

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3 months ago

Lol! Yeah, some people are just awesome. 🙄

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Sanchi Shiva
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3 months ago

Karens these days...

Mi Shield
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3 months ago

Wow! And I had a neighbor with a loud car....

Mary Rose Kent
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3 months ago

Perspective is an amazing thing, isn’t it?

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Flare
Community Member
3 months ago

I think if your parents have enough evidence, and the statue of limitations (if there even is one in this case) has not expired, they can sue or even charge the sitter with child neglect.

Community Member
3 months ago

It’s been a LOT of years since this happened. Honestly, I’d be surprised half of them were still alive - they weren’t the healthiest of people.

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Arctic Fox Lover
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3 months ago

If that was MY babysitter, I would have unplugged the T.V., tortured the woman's adult son so he wouldn't come over to watch T.V., FORCE the lady to make me meals and then make her my servant for the rest of the time. I'd have my mom's knives on my side.

hallowed demon
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1 day ago

Lol i had a sitter like this, but i had a wooden yoyo that i was very good at using(Still have it to)

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Sathe Wesker
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3 months ago

My mother would have destroyed her when she found out.

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#2

There are so many! Where do I start! I've lived in many shared wall (or ceiling/floor) situations and I'm always below or next to the noisy people. I lived under the perpetual creaky bed (they had a lot of fun), or the playing music so loud I can hear the words people. I currently live next to this type again.

It started before I had even moved in. I was there trying to paint a few walls before I had my furniture delivered. It was a Friday and they played their music from 9 am until 6 pm. I realized being the new neighbor after the place sat empty for a while that maybe they just didn't realize anyone was there. So I asked politely for them to turn it down.

The guy kept coming over barging into my home saying, "It's not too loud. It's Ok." And then going back to his house and turning it back up louder. I went through like 6 months of this behavior. He would also trying to tell me everything that was wrong with my house as an excuse for his loud music. I even offered to buy him some wireless earbuds. But he didn't like that suggestion cause I wasn't talking nice to him. I was exasperated!

It got to the point that I finally went ballistic. One night I'd had enough and started pounding on his door. I told him I wouldn't stop pounding on the door until he turned the music down. This went on for about an hour and half. He came out threatening to call the police or whatever a couple times. He even told me he was dying in six months (this was in January and he's not dead or looking sick so...).

Finally, I called the police. I explained to them that I was sorry about my behavior and I know that wasn't the way to resolve things. But I didn't know what to do, and I was sorry for wasting their time. Since basically the police really can't do anything. I was practically crying when I called. So they were very nice to me and one of them said he could definitely hear the music from the street. (They had pulled up dark and silent so they could hear it) They went over and talked to my neighbors. And talked to me again before they left. They told me that the neighbor told them they were moving in a month. I said "yeah right, he told me he's dying" We laughed. Then I could hear one of the police yelling at my neighbor to "keep clear of the vehicle".

This guy is such a piece of work. He's an obvious drug addict, doesn't work, the woman who lives there also doesn't appear to work at least she never leaves the house and is meaner than him. Their house is a wreck no gutters on one side and trees growing in the gutters on the other side. They would routinely have an ambulance coming to their house and either leaving without either of them or he would be carted off but back the next day. I even heard her yelling at him one night that he was gonna be dead by morning from an overdose.

Funny thing is, since I called the cops on them, I've not heard their music anymore and they haven't had an ambulance visit. I found out they were going to move because they had been delinquent on the rent or mortgage and were being forced out. But, thanks to corona they're still there indefinitely... *sigh* I need to win the lottery so I can live out in the middle of nowhere with no neighbors for miles.

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BusLady
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3 months ago

This is the point where people go nuts and buy a gun. Seriously, kids. Don't do drugs.

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#3

Not as bad as some of you, but we live way out in the country. City guy buys 10 acres next door, builds his house as close as legally possible to ours (50 feet away), then spends the next 10 years complaining about the noise of our kids, dogs, and chickens. Drives up and down the road honking his car horn at 5 a.m. when roosters crow. I mean, we were here a long time before him, wish he would move back to town.

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Grace Smith
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3 months ago

Jesus Christ

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#4

Guy next door playing the drums awakened us at 5am on a Sunday...Called police who told him to stop. We heard "but its Sunday" and the police saying "and your neighbors want to sleep".

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Squirrelflightisawesome
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3 months ago

Haha I'm sorry but the police's response.

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#5

I live in a huge townhouse community managed by an HOA. Years before I moved here, they had hired a Hispanic lawn service to take care of the lawns, shrubs and trees. I'm talking blocks and blocks of maintenance. They always did a great job. So I had this next door neighbor who was an old "Karen-type," always complaining to the HOA and gossiping about this or that person. One time, she called the police on a neighbor, because she falsely assumed the mother had left her two young sons alone. Of course, when the police arrived, they were greeted by the grandmother, so that was the end of that. I guess she didn't spy hard enough to know about the grandmother. She seldom ever complained directly to her victim.

Then on another day , after the 2016 election, one of the guys approached me and asked why old Karen said the following to them. Apparently, she, being a supporter of trump, took it upon herself to tell the crew, "well, I guess you'll all be sent back to Mexico now, heh, heh, heh." I told him she said it because she was a racist. I learned early to keep my interactions with her at a minimum. After that remark, I never spoke to her again.

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BusLady
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3 months ago

I think you used the word victim well. I'm sure she had no clue that she was victimizing people. These people want to control everyone's lives, but end up just making everyone hate them.

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#6

Moved into a rental and was visited on day 1 by a neighbour and 10 male relatives armed with picks and shovels demanding the money the landlord owed for his half of the dividing fence. They didn't take it well when I called the police.

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BusLady
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3 months ago

Don't you just love redneck neighbors?

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#7

My neighbor wanted to park his 10 cars on a hard surface instead of his lawn but didn't want to pay for concrete. Instead, he bought a dumptruck full of gravel and had them pour it all over his lawn to a depth of a foot and more. It didn't bother him that the gravel ended up on my lawn, too, since he never cared much for respecting or even checking property lines. When I did, I found out the gravel on my side covered an area about ten feet wide, thirty feet long, and 1 - 1.5 feet deep.

It was in the summer, 90+ degrees F, and my dad and I had to move it all with shovels.

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pei meow
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3 months ago

10 cars?!!

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#8

After several really awful life experiences endured over long periods of time, and then several more in a short space, I had a breakdown. I was quite ill for a while and in danger of losing my home (after a successful 25 year career). I decided to sell up quick, use the limited equity to buy a flat with no mortgage, give myself space to heal and then try to pull my life together again. I moved from England to just outside Glasgow (property for price, and being near to a cosmopolitan(!) centre for when I started to try and get my life and career back on track.

I had around three months of ‘breathing space’ before I discovered that my direct neighbour in my block is a vehemently racist, anti English, abusive old lady. She considers the block ‘hers’ (think Bea Smith) and has several ‘lackies’ in the building.

I’ve been accosted in the communal hall, had profanities and conspiracy theories screamed at me. Ranging from English c**t and f**k off back to England to pounding on my front door screaming that I’m a nark on witness protection (?), worthless, a witch (?) a bitch and so forth. Unfortunately my rear windows back onto the communal outdoor space. If she sees me in my own home she shouts abuse through the windows, or just stare into my home. When she’s drunk, she’ll stand outside my front door screaming that I’m a freak. I’ve been accosted in the street with shouts and jeers. My bins are consistently filled by her and her mates, my front door is constantly barged by them when passing.

I had another breakdown and now tiptoe and hide around my own home. I have severe panic and anxiety attacks andI never go out. The police have been involved but on a ‘she said’ / ‘no she didnt’ basis there is little they can do. For perspective, I’m naturally very quiet, considerate and polite, and had no dealings with them other than to engage in a friendly hello when I came across neighbours in the building.

It’s hell. It’s been 18 months. I’m currently trying to save from my disability benefit for the costs to sell up and move in hopefully a year or so.

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3 months ago

Thanks for kind comments and suggestions. Yes, I would love to get evidence. Unfortunately, finances are too tight for cameras, and Sod’s law whenever I do have my phone with me nothing happens (I go out so rarely now). Equally it leaves me quite shaken and paralysed when it happens unexpectedly outside my door, and by the time I’ve thought to get my phone to record, the outburst has ended. I’m just hunkering down quietly and saving saving saving. Your kind comments are appreciated.

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#9

Not mine but my parent's neighbor. She keeps a broom in her hand all the times. If anyone walks through the common lobby, she abuses badly and then gets to sweeping and mopping and asks the visitors to sweep and mop as well. More than rude, I guess she is crazy. I have had the pleasure of meeting her in this lock-down and when she started after I went through, I don't know why but I started laughing at her face.

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BusLady
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3 months ago

Sounds like the lady does have some form of mental illness, but she sounds harmless. Maybe she is just OCD.

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#10

Didn't have rude ones but totally insane. We moved a lot and managed to end up next to a few of them. The worst was an older guy who had lots of physical issues/deformities that he didn't handle well, hated himself and because of that the entire world. From the moment we moved in (apartment building of 6 flats) he took our existence as a personal offense. He lived to make everyone else miserable, from smaller stuff like leaving his radio on with the volume up to the max when he left his flat to absolutely crazy s*** like being up all night so he can sneak into our side of the garden to break freshly planted little trees in half, scratch our cars' paintjobs, chase our cats and the like. He even destroyed his OWN rosebushes when they dared to bloom and be pretty. Later he told my father he'll kill us kids if he has the chance, that didn't go down with him (dad) very well... The guy had other "interesting" habits as well like not using heating but instead pushing his furniture around all night to keep warm because it made him happy to think he "cheated" the system by not having to pay for heating. Not eating properly but rather leaving a small, open can of liver pate on his porch until it was full of ants and bugs and then eating that for "more sustinance"...
One day he thought we weren't home and stood next to a small sapling of a tree in front of our flat for a long time, visibly shaking and not being able to control himself. In the end he started hitting it with a rake to destroy it. We phoned our dad who never got home as fast as that day, foaming at the mouth with rage. (He's an otherwise incredibly patient man...) He got out of the car, grabbed this a**hole by his collar and just lifted him off the ground. Unfortunately at that point he realised that the guy is lighter than a 6 year old, if he does anything to him he'll be killed and "he would get as much prison time for it as if he killed an actual human being" so as much as it took all his might he put him down and walked away. But I guess the look in his eyes was enough, after that the crazy f*** toned down his actions.
I was not unhappy when we eventually moved.

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BusLady
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3 months ago

Someone like that really needs to be institutionalized. He's dangerous.

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#11

My current next-door neighbors are the rudest ones you can ask for. Each day at about 1:30 in the morning the 2 year old (let's call her Joetta) runs outta the house screaming for no reason at all. Then, after about 5 minutes, comes running back shouting "Daddy, daddy!!". Then, a little later, the 8-9 year old (let's call him Joe) walks out, for some reason being a captain obvious about random little things. He isn't quiet about it, either. He likes to tell the whole world that the red car sitting in the driveway is red, or that a Toyota just passed by. On top of that, the duo's mother isn't exactly great at her job, so she runs to the door after Joetta, shouting at her to come back, but as soon as the child runs out of the house, the mom sighs and walks away until Joetta comes back. Joe is a little goody-two-shoes in front of his mother, but later when he's out and about with his friends, he likes to cuss and torment Joetta. And this all happens right outside my window. None of them have disabilities or mental health issues, so they do this out of choice. Thank you, Joe and Joetta, for deciding to move right next to me.

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Dilly Millandry
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3 months ago

We have a few problems with our neighbours children but cycling all over our driveway is the thing that frustrates me the most as one of them isn't very good at it and keeps falling into our car. They are both nice little boys though very, very loud and the screaming can go on for large blocks of time. Do parents not hear it? I got told off for screaming the one time I did it. Which was because my sister slammed a door behind me, trapped my hand and badly injured my finger. My mother's reaction? Don't scream like that or we'll think you're hurt'. Um...

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#12

The p.o.s. tried to break into my apartment while I was at work. Fortunately my other neighbors caught him and called the police.

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BusLady
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3 months ago

I had neighbor kids who kept coming into our house when we were away. How did I know? I had my typewriter on the table, and someone had typed over and over "Suzie loves Johnny." My name was not Suzie and I didn't love Johnny.

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#13

My parents have lived in the same house for over thirty years. The house to the right of them has been occupied by several generations of the same family. The matriarch of the family was a really nice lady, but her sons and grandchildren were complete idiots. One of her sons kept climbing over our fence to get into the backyard because we had a lot of old cans back there and he was stealing them. Now her other son lives in the house and he gets bothered by everything that my sister and I do while on our parents' property. He has told us to turn off our headlights because they were blinding. I am not talking about while he's in his house, but while he is sitting in the dark in his driveway. He had a surveyor come out because he thought this alley between the two properties belonged to him. The surveyor determined that it was public property and we could be there whenever we want. Today, they have a bunch of people parked down the street, including in front of my parents house.

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Arctic Fox Lover
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3 months ago

*Tsk tsk* It is RIGHTFULLY your parents's, which means you can tell em off! >:O

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#14

When I lived in California, I had these neighbors across the street who I'm pretty sure were drug dealers. They also had two children and one of them was friends with my brother until he did something bad and framed my brother for it. Also, their daughter broke her arm once, and their parents did nothing about it until someone threatened to call the police if they didn't take her to the hospital. They also had a feud with the neighbors that were a house away from them, who were also kinda crazy. They once let their youngest child wander into the middle of the street.

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Arctic Fox Lover
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3 months ago

That's not nearly as bad as what some of my neighbors let their kids do. They give them everything they want and more, and let em leave the house at 3:00 A.M. to ride around the street. One group of 6th or 7th graders were just riding their bikes in the middle of the street, shirtless (all males). So I yelled at them, "Put on a shirt, you morons!". Then one of them shouted back "I'd rather put on a condom!"... I wasn't happy.

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#15

omigod ok i have a good one. im currently neighbors with a girl who bullies me mercilessly at school. BUT were in quarantine, witch means i dont have to see her at school, but now i have to see her at home :*( SHE RUINS MY LIFE. She spreads rumor about me at school, causing EVERYONE (exept my bffs love u guys mwah) to hate me. and at home she loudly talks about me to her ENTIRE GODDAMN NEIGHBORHOOD. all in all, worst neighbor EVER.

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Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
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3 months ago

You should walk up to her and tell her to quit it via creative insults.

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#16

This one time some of our neighbors had some friends over. They told us that the football that we were playing with was theirs. Okay, so easy mistake. However, we (me and my siblings) knew that it was our ball. We asked them what their ball looked like and tried to settle the dispute respectfully. But they insisted that it was theirs and tried to get into our house to take the ball away from my brother. So we all went inside locked all the doors and windows and waited until our mom was home. They also called us some very rude and inappropriate names that should not be listed. When out mom came home and we told her about it, she walked up to them and promptly started telling and scolding them for doing that. And she recorded the entire conversation to play to the police. In the end, the people got off free without a warning.

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BusLady
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3 months ago

I got a toy clothesline from my grandmother when I was about 7. The little girl next door also had one. She and her sister came over there accusing us of taking theirs. I insisted it was mine. I told them to go look in their backyard where theirs was. The refused, instead running to get their mom, who also accused me of stealing. My mom came out and showed the neighbor that her girls had theirs in the back. Do you think any of them apologised to us? Great mom, teaching her children that lying and accusing people of being thieves is okay.

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#17

My grandparents moved next door to these awful 2 men. One day when they thought nobody was home, we caught them throwing dog feces all over their house. When I went outside and confronted them we fought, the police had to be called. I informed them that my grandparents meant everything to me & that when they passed away I would be inheriting the home and I guaranteed them that I would make their lives a living HELL for causing problems! Unfortunately, my grandparents passed about a month later. (she had a stroke March 10, he passed the next day, she passed March 15). As soon as the neighbors found out...They MOVED!

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Doggo Georgia
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3 months ago

Bwahahahaha!

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#18

Oh, I have a good one. Myself and my 2 sons were renting a house with an unfinished basement. We used it for storage. It had a gas furnace and 2 gas water heaters. So obviously not suitable for living space. My youngest son felt sorry for this homeless couple and brought them home, saying they could stay a few days. That turned into 10 months, as they took up residence in the basement and wouldn't leave. The landlord asked them nicely to leave. They were not on the lease, they were unwanted, didn't have permission to be there and they didn't pay rent. Ity turned into a months long court battle with my family getting evicted as well. They were using drugs, stealing from us and extremely hostile, even assaulting my youngest son several times. The police would do nothing. I was so stressed that I ended up extremely ill and in the hospital. The bottom line is that they stayed until the last moment, with the sheriff's department escorting them from the house. They walked off hand in hand, going down the street to stay with their next victim (I don't know what sob story they told that lady). My youngest son went to live with his dad. My other son and I ended up living in our car for 5 months. We were able to keep our dog, but we had to give up our cats. I was bitter for a long time, but now my life is in order, while these 2 losers are still living dysfunctional lives, in and out of jail.

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Grace Smith
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3 months ago

Holy shit that’s horrible. I hope they get some karma

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#19

On top of my neighbors being jerks, my ENTIRE neighborhood walks across my driveway and grass to cut across the neighborhood.They also let their dogs pee and Sh#% in our yard. THE. ENTIRE. NEIGHBORHOOD.

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BusLady
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3 months ago

Put up some of those electric fences.

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#20

This was was some time ago, short before the pandemic started. Been seeing a big carton box at my next (or next-next?) door neighbours, from a small piece of furniture, nothing much, weren't bothered, everyone's minding their own business, me including. Then, as I changed my phone number's name to mine (finally, after long year, it was on my husband's for technical reasons, then the times have changed and it's important now to have your number on your own name), I started using this delivery service app, for groceries and other stuff I was planning to buy. It's very fast, like, it comes the next day or even the same day, very convenient.

So, since both my husband and I use it, and around that time we had a lot of things to buy, there were a few mornings in a row that we had towers of packages ready at our door, waiting for us to wake up and bring them in.
One morning, I saw a very familiar empty box at our door, that didn't belong there. That made me angry, but I don't want to assume immediately the worst in people, so I thought, maybe it's there by mistake, or just temporarily, so I was expecting that box to be gone by evening, when I get back home from work. Or at least the next day, right?

The next morning, the box was still there. I was tempted to put it back at the door of my neighbours, but I couldn't remember whether it was next or next-next door, so, I stuck a message paper on that box and put it in the middle of my door and the next door neighbours' door.
The message said something along the lines of (roughly translated from Korean): "The owner of this box is kindly asked to take care of it themselves. We don't have the luxury to take care of other people's trash. Thank you."

The box stood there like this, with my message taped to it, untouched for a few days, until it was finally gone.
Nobody apologised to us for it, no signs of regret, or anything.... I think it was the guard of the apparent complex that took care of it in the end. Anyway, still angry when I think about it.
Plus, shortly after that incident, during the lockdown, two of the packages I ordered got stolen. It could be the same people. Hope they enjoyed my panty liners and frozen blueberries. Thankfully, the delivery service took full responsibility for it and sent it again to us with no extra charge, although we told them someone stole it and we just asked what to do. They were so kind.

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Doggo Georgia
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3 months ago

🙃👍

#21

Live in a predominately Hispanic area (I too am Hispanic) but there was an apartment building owned by a slumlord so it made the area look bad. The inhabits were not bad people but come Sunday, they would blare their music. I was fed up and stormed up to the one apartment where the music was coming from and a tall Hispanic man opened it wide with a fury. I looked him in the eye and told him if he didn't turn it down, I'd called the police. I told him to be respectful of their neighbors. He turned it off and never played it loud again. Listen to your music but I don't need nor want to listen to it on a SUNDAY.

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Arctic Fox Lover
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3 months ago

I guess people hate musical Sundays.

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#22

We have them right now... It's a married couple with 3 kids. Dad is working, she's staying at home to care for the kids, at which she's failing big time.
It was about 1am at some point when her toddler was screaming out of her lungs, so we went out and asked what was wrong. She outright told us to f*** off.

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BusLady
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3 months ago

I feel sorry for the mom. The kid could be autistic for instance. Mom may be trying to get the kid to quiet down, and she might be exhausted after taking care of 3 kids all day.

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#23

I currently live in a townhouse complex. One neighbor is a wannabe DJ who started playing his thumping base music in the middle of the night for hours. I complained to the complex’s management. After the 3rd time, he stopped but only to start playing during the day. Cops had to get involved but he finally stopped.

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Doggo Georgia
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3 months ago

Oy. That's not really great.

#24

My neighbors right now. Well just the dad (late 30's) and son (9yo). He is the kind of person who is friendly as long as you are not living better than him.

Where do I start? First off let me say, we always mind our business. We don't show off or brag about what we have. He comes over to see what we have. Then seems upset when we have new things or if we do what he does to us.

He was literally bothered that we bought new cars and makes comments about them when we wash them. Smh.

When we planted new flowers in front of the house, he commented, "what are you all doing? Why y'all got it looking so pretty over there? ". Then proceeds to step in our flower bed multiple times a week.

He faced his basketball court towards us and it crashed into our house when it got windy. No biggie. But it almost fell on a pipe so we had to tell him. He puts it BACK into the same spot. Didn't even at least lay it down.

His son brought his best nerf guns outside to show off to my nephew. My nephew had some nerfs too but he brought out the little ones (because he's taught to be humble). His son always talks about how his things are better or how he got his things before us. Then the dad and his son started bragging about their nerf gun and how far their nerf darts went. My nephew went and got his big nerf gun and their faces were priceless. Mouths wide open. The dad grabbed the nerf gun out of my nephew's hand to see how far the darts went. When my nephew tried to get it back, he wouldn't give it back to him. He was trying to be sneaky and shoot my nephew's darts towards our house and new cars.

My nephew got a dirt bike before we moved into the neighborhood but didn't ride it for a couple of years. He recently brought it out again. My neighbor comes out of his house, steps into our grass and into our driveway to see what my nephew had. He pretended to talk to us while taking pictures of my nephew on the dirt bike. For God knows what??

I have so many stories. Like I said, we don't do things to show off. We never talk about what we have. He's just such a jealous jerk that we love to shut him up. Lol it's sad his son picked up his dad's behavior. His happy hellos have turned into "sup" with a head nod. What kid says "sup" to an adult??

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Arctic Fox Lover
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3 months ago

Did you get the nerf gun back? If you didn't, let me rip at the duo. I can turn into a devil in a minute.

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#25

They aren’t my neighbours but they live close to me. Every night at exactly 11:00pm they shout and sing and blast music. It isn’t so loud that we have to call the cops or confront them, but it is sure as hell annoying.

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BusLady
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3 months ago

So many people do this? Want loud music? Go to a bar.

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#26

When I was living in Germany, a guy on my floor was playing techno music really loud late at night with his windows open. He was by himself as I saw him leaning out the window and no sign of anyone else there. I reported him and he was promptly evicted! They don't mess about in Germany.

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😸Marik😺
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3 months ago

Wow - wonder how many complaints the guy got beforehand. Even in germany you won't get evicted after one complaint.

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#27

Our next door neighbors had a dog that they would let out first thing in the morning, 6 Or 7am, and not bring it back in for a couple of hours. The dog’s barking sounded like a dog crying in pain. Then, they would put the dog in the garage while they were at work. My father finally talked to them.
A neighbor down the street got a drum set and would practice for hours in the garage. Even with the door closed, we could still here the drums in our house. My dad called the cops, after trying to to talk to the neighbors, with a noise complaint. The cops will respond when they can to low priority calls. So they pounded on the neighbor’s door around midnight to talk to them about the noise complaint. We never heard the drums again.

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BusLady
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3 months ago

I hope they were fast asleep at the time.

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#28

I have these next door neighbors who have parties a lot. They blast music, shout sometimes, drink. Thankfully it's not so bad we have to take it to court, but nevertheless it's annoying.

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BusLady
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3 months ago

They were raised in a bar.

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#29

One of my neighbors would always talk to me about creepy things about my house. She said before I moved in someone’s great great grandmother was buried in the lawn. The grandmother was in solitary confinement. She also said a cat used to attack whoever walked up the driveway. She said the souls of the criminal grandmother were still in the house. Another time I saw a lot of broken metal scraps blow over her fence into my yard on a windy day. She also used power tools in the early mornings. Yup that’s my story.

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BusLady
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3 months ago

Did you call a priest for an exorcism? Not for you, but for the neighbor.

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#30

I live in a nice house, I like my garden but my neighbor which is a nosy old lady and every day I go out into the backyard and she's in the backyard she tells me my garden is ugly and that she could do a better job

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Tiny Dynamine
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3 months ago

Tell her she has to prove it as you don't believe her. ;)

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#31

Without going into detail we reported to the police and took one of our neighbors to court for inappropriate behavior. Another neighbor we had sent a passive-aggressive note in our letterbox threatening to report us to the council because of our dog. We were unaware that our dog was barking the whole time we were out. If the neighbor just spoke to us and made us aware we would have done something about it. Instead, we get a letter accusing us of not caring about the neighbors and being selfish, etc. I knew which neighbor it was but I still decided to write a letter to a few of my neighbors apologizing, that I wasn’t aware and that I will try my hardest to make everyone's lives more comfortable. I also stated that the gutless neighbor could have just come to us instead of writing a nasty letter. We did find ways to stop our dog barking (that we know of, no one else has complained). Thankfully we no longer live near them, especially the first one. I never want to see his face again.

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
3 months ago

It's never a good move to address one person by a general letter sent to several people. If you got something to say to someone, you tell it to them personally. And if you aren't sure if you are talking to the right person you just ask them in a polite way: "I got this letter about our barking dog. Did you write it? " You can tell by their reactions if they wrote it or not.

#32

An ex-neighbor of ours had this vicious dog that hated kids for reasons I can't remember. Anyway, I was riding my scooter in the col-da-sac he lived in. His dog barked and attempted to attack me. I screamed and being about 10 and dumber that I am now, attempted to escape via my scooter. Luckily the neighbor caught the dog, and my mom drove up, because she could hear me screaming from the front porch of our house. She screamed at the neighbor for not keeping his dog on a leash, and about a few years later, he was pressured by the board of the neighborhood because apparently I was not the only kid his dog attacked and he still would not put his dog on a leash. The new people who moved in were nicer, and they had two kids, and two dogs the were WAY nicer. Luckily, the dog did not injure me, and I still love dogs today.

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Squirrelflightisawesome
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3 months ago

It's great that you still love dogs. I know people that have got bitten by dogs and then onward, they were terrified of dogs.

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#33

In my old apartment, there was a fam who would go out in the middle of the night and blast music from their truck

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Arctic Fox Lover
Community Member
3 months ago

Time to get a hammer and a mallet and "fix" that truck for them.

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#34

I also have these new neighbors who are in their 30s and have a couple dogs. You'd think that would make them great people, but they don't notice you walking by, talking to them, etc. I don't know if they have a condition or something, but I don't think so because it happens with all, like, 5 of them.

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WilvanderHeijden
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3 months ago

As long as they are not terrorizing the neighborhood, you have got nothing to complain about. They are not rude, they just don't like to be engaged in small talk.

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#35

Our Karen neighbour called the cops on us because we had too many cats in her opinion. We had 5...

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BusLady
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3 months ago

Are your cats bothering her for some reason?

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#36

My ex neighbour had there car set on fire for being too "nosey" never found out the full story but it was really scary considering the car was very close to our front window

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Arctic Fox Lover
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2 months ago

Oh lordi

#37

I was living in a really rough part of Sheffield (Manor for those of you that know the city) and one day I was in my flat minding my own business when suddenly there's this hammering on my door. I admit I was pretty scared as I didn't know my neighbours at all so my only thought was that it was the police or some nutter. While I was considering my options there was more hammering - and I mean HAMMERING, like they were one step away from bashing the door in. Anyway, I plucked up my courage and opened the door and there's this big guy in a stained (blood?) wife-beater vest looking pretty vexed about something. So I'm like "Hi, can I help you mate?". He got right in my face and explained that he was my upstairs neighbour. Very aggressively. How he managed to convey that he was my neighbour in an aggressive way I can't recall, but he did manage it. Then, question; "Have you been shagging *random female name*? Because if you have..." He wouldn't accept that I didn't even know this person and there was a bit of a stand-off until he finally decided that I was telling the truth. I moved out that month. To an even rougher area (Pitsmoor) and didn't have any trouble at all, my neighbours were nice and the local pub was friendly and welcoming. Weird shit.

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Arctic Fox Lover
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2 months ago

Huh.

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#38

I don't think mine is as bad as everyone else's, but when I use to take piano lessons my teacher would come over to my house for a 45 minute lesson. He was a chill guy, really into jazz and improv music. One of the best teachers I had. He parked across the street from my house one day before walking to our house for the lesson that week. 45 minutes go by through practice and he gets up getting ready to leave. Small talk, would you like some water, we'll walk you to your car, etc. etc.... Lo and behold ladies and gentlemen, we walk out having our own pleasant conversation only to be met by my neighbor full throttling her car into his to push him out of the parking spot. Obviously my teacher is yelling at her to stop, but she calmly gets out... looks at him... and goes "This is my f*cking house and my f*cking spots," before turning to walk into her own house. Keep in mind, he was parked on the street, public property, not her parking spot, it's everyones. Had to call the cops, they came over, banged on her door after we explained what happened. She opened the door asking why they are knocking. Cop has the most defeated look on his face. He explains that he has to write her up and she starts arguing and he threatens saying something like "Arrest for talking back or something?" Honestly don't remember because I was fairly young. There were a lot of neighbor incidients, but boy does this one stick out to me.

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#39

I live in a townhouse complex in Johannesburg, South Africa (this is relevant because the cops out here are generally too busy for nuisance complaints). My neighbour, a young lady in her late 20s I guess, loves entertaining.
One night/day, she took a party out into the shared parking lot. After a few hours of that, they all went out and returned at about 2am, and carried on partying until about 7am on a Sunday. She was drunkenly shouting right outside my door, and then denied she was even there.
She thinks that parking bays belong to anyone who parks there, and has people visiting (during lockdown when this is illegal) who park wherever they wish, which means the rest of us who have parked nicely can't get out.
My car's passenger door (her bay is adjacent to mine) has several car door scratches, right down to the paintwork - pity I can't prove it's her.
Her response to my complaints was to go on the attack and claim my dog barked all night (odd, because maybe I sleep through that) and that my cat (who dislikes people) goes into her house.
I own here, she rents, so - hopefully - she'll move at some stage.

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#40

they scream all day and they leave their dog's poop on the side of their house and on their porch sometimes

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#41

When I was younger, we had a really big garden, with lots of fruit trees, and the woman who lived next door was always very nice to us. While we were gone, my moms friend had noticed this woman sneaking into our garden and picking the fruit off our trees.

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Arctic Fox Lover
Community Member
2 months ago

Pull a banana out on her, and say "Freeze in the name of the law! I have a gun... sorta!"

#42

110 visits from the police because of our culture...

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ISpiltLipstickInYourValentinoBag
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3 months ago

I'm so sorry that happens to you! :(

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#43

my brother used to ride a little dirt bike around our neighborhood then one day he rides home being followed by a cop car. Some jerk called the cops on a 9-year-old!

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Harley Hans Hoglin
Community Member
3 months ago

Well if by dirt bike you mean an off road motorcycle, in large parts of the USA you can't drive unlicensed motor vehicles on the street. Several years ago here in Texas a lot of kids across the state got electric scooters for Xmas. They were showing pissed off parents on the news, latter because their kids were getting tickets for riding their electric scooters on the sidewalks, in those rare cities that have them, and in the street. Legally with out tags and insurance they could only ride them in their own yards.

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#44

Well the first ones:
While growing up I hated the neighbors on one side of the house. This family was very overweight and they never got along.
They would swear at each other at the tops of their lungs, this made it so my mum wouldn't let us outside as she didn't want to hear it while having the TV on loud as we could still hear it through the walls.
The oldest brother would have parties every weekend going up late into the night. He and his friends would also throw their cigarette butts into our garden. Was also told he also killed our rabbit and also threw a heavy brick at me hitting my shoulder (luckily no scarring).
The youngest sister was my age so I was forced to be friends with her. She broke my favourite slide and was usually seen bouncing on her high trampoline (which would almost touch the ground), during the summer she would do it in her bikini making me never want to open my curtains. Also when it was summer she would have her pool out and would jump into it making half of the water splash out over our fence flooding our garden. Sometimes she would invite me around and I hated staying long especially with how their house was, stuff all over the floor that you had to move so you can step through it.

Luckily they moved out eventually but then came the second lot of rude neighbors:
These are my current neighbors. Husband is a builder but seems to always have to work on his house, hammering and drilling for hours on end.
The youngest son will run around in the garden screaming his head off from early hours of the morning til his bedtime with only breaks to eat. When confronting the mother all we get is a sarcastic sorry which the son also has learnt making him very rude in the way he talks. He's even been rude to me over little things and would even try to join conversations that we have.
The dog barks at nothing and they refuse to shut him up so it upsets my dogs and gives us a headache.
The daughter is kind of nice but she'll peek over the fence at random times which will get her in trouble. She is almost always getting into trouble.
The mother is absolutely lazy when it comes to her son but absolutely strict with her daughter. She doesn't have a job so she lazes around all of the day.

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John Baker
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3 months ago

I take it Trampoline Girl was a smidge overweight...?

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#45

Didn't have rude ones but totally insane. We moved a lot and managed to end up next to a few of them. The worst was an older guy who had lots of physical issues/deformities that he didn't handle well, hated himself and because of that the entire world. From the moment we moved in (apartment building of 6 flats) he took our existence as a personal offense. He lived to make everyone else miserable, from smaller stuff like leaving his radio on with the volume up to the max when he left his flat to absolutely crazy s*** like being up all night so he can sneak into our side of the garden to break freshly planted little trees in half, scratch our cars' paintjobs, chase our cats and the like. He even destroyed his OWN rosebushes when they dared to bloom and be pretty. Later he told my father he'll kill us kids if he has the chance, that didn't go down with him (dad) very well... The guy had other "interesting" habits as well like not using heating but instead pushing his furniture around all night to keep warm because it made him happy to think he "cheated" the system by not having to pay for heating. Not eating properly but rather leaving a small, open can of liver pate on his porch until it was full of ants and bugs and then eating that for "more sustinance"...
One day he thought we weren't home and stood next to a small sapling of a tree in front of our flat for a long time, visibly shaking and not being able to control himself. In the end he started hitting it with a rake to destroy it. We phoned our dad who never got home as fast as that day, foaming at the mouth with rage. (He's an otherwise incredibly patient man...) He got out of the car, grabbed this a**hole by his collar and just lifted him off the ground. Unfortunately at that point he realised that the guy is lighter than a 6 year old, if he does anything to him he'll be killed and "he would get as much prison time for it as if he killed an actual human being" so as much as it took all his might he put him down and walked away. But I guess the look in his eyes was enough, after that the crazy f*** toned down his actions.
I was not unhappy when we eventually moved.

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Doggo Georgia
Community Member
2 months ago

You shouldn't have been unhappy. Who would want to live with him as a neighbor?