We have never spent so much time in our homes as we have since the start of the pandemic. And it’s likely not going anywhere. With more and more workplaces shifting to hybrid, or to entire work from home models, homes are likely to remain our safe office spaces that have obvious perks. In fact, this 2019 survey found that a hybrid working environment would make employees happier (83%), feel more trusted (82%), improve their work/life balance (81%), and make them more likely to recommend their company to a friend (81%). Are we then now living our best lives, well, at least in that sense?

Not so fast. Staying at home means that you not only gotta spend more time with your family members, whether you like it or not, but that you’re not alone doing so. Your neighbors are also here too. That means a lot of noise, from construction sounds to loud quarrels or dance music smashing through the speakers. But this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Some people are (un)lucky enough to have real weird neighbors to deal with. And when I say weird, I mean it. Thanks to a subreddit called “NextDoor,” we can now get a glimpse into what it's like to live next door to someone that makes you wonder 'what on earth is wrong with some people?'

#1

Someone Sure Is Cocky

Someone Sure Is Cocky

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Mihai Mara
Community Member
7 months ago

More chickens coming right up! :)))))

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#2

I Would've Paid Cash To Have Witnessed This

I Would've Paid Cash To Have Witnessed This

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Walking On Sunshine
Community Member
7 months ago

Patriots? Hahahahaha just like the ones on Insurrection day! They could all use a dictionary.

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#3

He's Just Trying To Feed His Family In These Tough Times

He's Just Trying To Feed His Family In These Tough Times

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william mcgloin
Community Member
7 months ago

He looks so proud.

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It’s no secret that helping to create a sense of well-being in your community is the key to a happy neighborhood. However, fewer Americans are taking time to engage with their neighbors. This recent survey from Zebra backs up the statement. It found that a majority of Americans aren’t friends with their neighbors in real life. In fact, only 33% of Americans consider their neighbors friends or close friends, whereas 66% consider their neighbors strangers or acquaintances. Americans in the Midwest region are most likely to be friends with their neighbors.

#4

Get Paid To Stop Baby Fever

Get Paid To Stop Baby Fever

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Brandy Grote
Community Member
7 months ago

Wow, inverse babysitting?

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#5

I Hope He Does It

I Hope He Does It

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DUN DUN (she/her)
Community Member
7 months ago

Why do hoomans have to be so problematic? Just...just live your own life dammit!

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#6

My Neighbors Are Loosing It...

My Neighbors Are Loosing It...

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Adam C
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

LMAO "Answers to Larry"

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Meanwhile, some experts argue that online neighborhood groups are replacing face-to-face communication. For example, Neighborhood-based site Nextdoor has 236,000 active neighborhoods throughout the world. It reaches 90% of U.S. neighborhoods, and is worth an estimated $2.1 billion. Zebra’s survey also showed that almost a third, 27% of Americans are in online neighborhood groups. Moreover, women are 10% more active in these online communities.

Another study was run by NextDoor in conjunction with Brigham Young University in the United States, University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, and Swinburne University of Technology In Australia, and conducted by a team of leading loneliness experts. They found that knowing as few as 6 neighbors reduces the likelihood of feeling lonely and is linked to lower depression, social anxiety, and financial concerns related to COVID-19.

#7

Ice Cream Truck Uproar

Ice Cream Truck Uproar

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Sue Bradley
Community Member
7 months ago

I feel your pain - however I want one!!!!

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#8

I Have So Many Questions

I Have So Many Questions

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heidi hunt
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

I'll bee damned

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#9

Not All Boomers Are Bad

Not All Boomers Are Bad

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william mcgloin
Community Member
7 months ago

It's a trap!

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#10

Because Nextdoor Isn't Always Racist Or Trashy, Here Is Something On The Lighter Side

Because Nextdoor Isn't Always Racist Or Trashy, Here Is Something On The Lighter Side

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Space whale
Community Member
7 months ago

Awww

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#11

All The Best Hoods Have Great Lawn Care

All The Best Hoods Have Great Lawn Care

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Monday
Community Member
7 months ago

In what world does the grass grow fast enough to justify mowing twice a week?

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#12

A Neighborly Reminder

A Neighborly Reminder

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Brandy Grote
Community Member
7 months ago

Well June, you are seeing people who DO live around you, but had jobs during the day before. Now they have a moment to see the sun outside. You joy thief.

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#13

Meanwhile

Meanwhile

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
7 months ago

Neighbors falling into three categories: 1) Do your own darned yard, 2) That's trespassing, gonna sue, 3) Thought I'd help out - thanks.

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#14

Perfect Little Soup Boy

Perfect Little Soup Boy

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Space whale
Community Member
7 months ago

Maybe it's the wrong house and a little soup boy is waiting for the soup that never came.

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#15

Runaway Roomba

Runaway Roomba

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william mcgloin
Community Member
7 months ago

I really miss him. He answers to Suckeybot.

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#16

Need Immediate Help

Need Immediate Help

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CHRISTOPHER DENNIS
Community Member
7 months ago

PIVOT! PIVOT! PIVOT!

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#17

A Joke Or A Cry For Help?

A Joke Or A Cry For Help?

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DUN DUN (she/her)
Community Member
7 months ago

Agreed. It's an SOS message. Send in the troops.

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#18

Oh Teenagers....

Oh Teenagers....

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DUN DUN (she/her)
Community Member
7 months ago

Umm, about that notice-on-fence thing, I would love to try that. I'd write, "We're watching you. Every second of everyday. We're watching you."

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#19

These Are The Posts I Like To See

These Are The Posts I Like To See

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Brandy Grote
Community Member
7 months ago

Feel free, but I'm posting the Ring video for a laugh!

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#20

This Was Posted On My Local Nextdoor Today...

This Was Posted On My Local Nextdoor Today...

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Space whale
Community Member
7 months ago

Why would you do this. Like did you just wake up in the morning and think " I should go poop on people's yards". Like seriously.

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#21

Anybody Out There??

Anybody Out There??

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Rijkærd
Community Member
7 months ago

This is funny..

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#22

He's Eaten All Of My Cereal

He's Eaten All Of My Cereal

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william mcgloin
Community Member
7 months ago

Roast to an internal temperature of 165°F...

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#23

Illegal Activity Reported By Karen…

Illegal Activity Reported By Karen…

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Walking On Sunshine
Community Member
7 months ago

That's what's wrong with this country, people need to mind their own damn business.

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#24

Diarrhea

Diarrhea

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Space whale
Community Member
7 months ago

He couldn't finish his sentence, I wonder why......

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#25

Stop

Stop

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Space whale
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

Well they are allowed

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#26

Alert

Alert

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william mcgloin
Community Member
7 months ago

Maybe they were just really happy to see you...

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#27

Just Because It’s Upside-Down, Doesn’t Mean It Can Be Parked On The Lawn [denver]

Just Because It’s Upside-Down, Doesn’t Mean It Can Be Parked On The Lawn [denver]

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The Penguin Bandit
Community Member
7 months ago

Next week's announcement: please do not park tipped over cars in yards

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#28

Doesn’t Ring A Bell...

Doesn’t Ring A Bell...

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DUN DUN (she/her)
Community Member
7 months ago

What a Ding Dong!

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#29

Waffle Stomper

Waffle Stomper

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The Penguin Bandit
Community Member
7 months ago

What DOES that even mean?

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#30

A Warm Welcome

A Warm Welcome

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Mistralok
Community Member
7 months ago

Love the kitty pic.

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#31

You’re All Going To Hell Kids

You’re All Going To Hell Kids

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

So glad this is not really a thing in Australia.

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#32

Lol

Lol

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Lisa Shaw
Community Member
7 months ago

This happens at our pond fairly regularly, racoons come and steal them in the night for gourmet meals.

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#33

Literally The First Post I Saw When I Downloaded Nextdoor

Literally The First Post I Saw When I Downloaded Nextdoor

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Mihai Mara
Community Member
7 months ago

Goldilocks, what have you done??

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#34

Lost Bird

Lost Bird

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DUN DUN (she/her)
Community Member
7 months ago

He's just checking in on your car's extended warranty

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#35

Here Is A Great Idea For Increasing Property Values!

Here Is A Great Idea For Increasing Property Values!

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william mcgloin
Community Member
7 months ago

Naked Zoom neighborhood meeting it is!

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