50 Jerk Neighbors Who Deserve The “Worst Neighbor Of The Year” Award
We’re constantly reminded how we’re supposed to love our neighbors and treat others the same way that we’d like to be treated. While that works in theory, the sad fact is that politeness, basic respect, and even common sense are in extremely short supply these days. Unfortunately, some people have run out of all three and substituted them with spite, jealousy, and messiness.
We firmly believe that having good, cheerful, helpful neighbors is a gift from heaven. However, they’re pretty rare in this day and age. To help you value the people you live next to right now more, Bored Panda has collected posts about the very worst things that neighbors have ever done. Nobody should have to live next to these individuals. And we wouldn’t wish them even on our worst enemies.
Scroll down to see just how bad neighborly life can get, and upvote the posts that really got your hearts racing with disappointment and despair, Pandas. If you’d like to vent your anger about the people in your neighborhood, block, or building, feel free to do so in the comment section. There’s nothing like letting off a bit of steam to help you move forward.
Our Homophobic Neighbor Complained To The City That Our Trash Bins Are On The Side Of Our House. The City Said We Could Put Up A Lattice In Front Of The Bins
Hope she loves our new lattice!
Neighbors Moved Out, Took Their Cat’s Collar, But Not The Cat
Bored Panda spoke about neighborly life, and why we no longer seem to know who our neighbors are with Suzanne Degges-White, Ph.D. She is a Licensed Counselor, Professor, and the Chair at the Department of Counseling and Higher Education at Northern Illinois University. She explained to us what has happened over the past half a century in the United States.
“A lot of things have changed over the last 50-60 years that have created obstacles to getting to know our neighbors,” she told us.
My Friend Found This Puppy. We Took It To The Neighbor Previously Seen With Puppies, And He Said He Had “Set The Puppy Free” Because He’d Already Gotten Rid Of The Rest
Police said this isn’t the first time he’s done this.
Told My Neighbors' Kids To Knock It Off When I Caught Them Throwing Rocks Against My Fence And Siding. Found This In My Backyard 30 Mins Later. I Have A Dog
“We're more independent and less inter-dependent than we used to be. We're also more peripatetic—the number of people who grow up and stay in their hometowns or family neighborhoods has diminished so we don't have the connections with neighbors or others in the community that people used to cultivate over the years and even over generations,” the professor explained to Bored Panda.
Our Duplex Neighbor Of 3 Years Mysteriously Moved In The Middle Of The Night. We Had Never Seen The Inside Of His House The Whole Time. Now We Know Why
“We are often ‘strangers in a strange land’ when we move into new cities for our jobs,” Professor Degges-White said. Technological developments have also pushed us away from interacting with our neighbors.
“Something that we often don't think about if we're living in a modern home is that up until around 50 years ago, here in the US, air conditioning wasn't common, so people would sit outside on their front porches to stay cool. This ‘front porch sitting’ also led to conversations with neighbors who were strolling by.”
My Neighbors' Son Was Hiding From Them So He Could Sneak A Smoke, He Put His Bud Out On A Paper Bark Tree And Set The Tree And My Back Yard On Fire
First photo is how close the fire was to my gas bottles.
This Is Why I Can't Wait To Move! The Guy Across The Street Is A Pervert Scumbag Who Blocks Our Entire Street With RVs That He Repairs As A Side Business From His Home
They'll stay parked in front of his place for months. Guess what? There is NOTHING we can do about it! We live in a private community and the cops said they can't stop him we can only complain to the HOA but the guy is renting from friends of ours so we complain and our friends get in trouble not him. 3 more weeks.
My Neighbor “Allegedly” Refused To Pay The Guy Who Cleared His Backyard. He’ll Be Coming Home To This Gift Left In His Driveway
According to the professor, there was a focus on engagement, and folks wanted to “get to know their neighbors.”
“Kids also had a lot of free time that would be spent outside because there was more freedom to run, to be loud, and to engage with other kids in the neighborhood.”
The Neighbor Had A Dispute This Morning. Resulted In A Gunshot Through Our Bathroom Mirror
Ordered A Bassinet For My Newborn Baby And My Neighbor Decided To Steal It
I Pay $125 A Month To Park In My Parking Spot. I’m 111B. This Jerk Is My Neighbor
Fast-forward to the present day, and things are very different. We may live more modern lives, but we’ve also become more isolated from the rest of the neighborhood. How we socialize and amuse ourselves has profoundly changed, as we increasingly rely on digital communication and entertainment.
Crazy Neighbor Has A List Of People Who Are Not Welcome On His Front Door
“Now, thinking about today, many of us have AC in our homes, front porches have shrunk in size as we have seen the ‘backyard paradise’ expand,” Professor Degges-White said.
“People focus on their patios or decks, creating an ‘oasis’ away from the ‘real world.’ In addition, kids are hooked up to electronics, and the majority of their connecting and socializing with other kids is through electronic means,” she noted.
Moved To A New Office, I'm Amazed Of How Disgusting My Neighbors Are
My Neighbors Had A Party Last Night. That’s My Trampoline
While Moving The First Load Of My Thing Into My New House, Neighbors Greet Me By Burning Trash And Setting Their Truck On Fire
“They play video games together, use social media to chat, and can have a huge network of acquaintances that they can Facetime and Snapchat without ever having to leave their rooms,” the professor pointed out that kids tend to spend much more time indoors these days, instead of outside.
My Mom Made Me Throw Away This Good-Looking Cake Because It Was Given To Us By A Muslim Neighbor For Eid
Woke Up To Noises Coming From My Bathroom Turns Out My Neighbor Tried Getting Into My Apartment Through My Medicine Cabinet
My Neighbors Who Took A Delivery That Didn’t Belong To Them
“Safety is another reason that folks are less likely to get to know their neighbors—kids don't have the free rein they once did to roam the block or run errands for their parents due to fears about abduction,” she said that there seems to be a general lack of trust in the people living around us.
I Put Up A Fence To Keep My Thieving And Incredibly Nosy Neighbor Out. He Then Puts Up A Camera So That He Can Look In
Neighbor's Kid Decided To Decorate My Car With A Rock To Make It Look "Cute"
“Mistrust of what others do and the sensational news stories about ‘the neighbor who didn't look like a violent criminal/kidnapper/rapist/murderer’ raise the fear level. We may not even be aware of how these stories affect us unless we pause to consider why we're hesitant to speak to a neighbor or wonder about why someone's shades are always drawn.”
Amazon Delivery Picture Of My Package On My Neighbors' Porch. Asked My Neighbor If They Happened To Accidentally Get My Package. "Nope Didn't See It"
This Neighbor Likes To Snap Photos Through The Window Of The Home Next Door
Someone Spilled The Soup In My Building's Stairwell, And Now Notes Are Accumulating
The "Weird" Neighbors Moved Out
The Way My Neighbor Decided To Move For A Couple Of Hours
Neighbor's 12-Year-Old Grandkid Decided To Sneak In The Car And Take A Joyride. Freaked Out, Hit The Gas, And Crossed Their Lawn And Mine To Hit The Front Of My House
Note Left On Car Of Disabled Neighbor's Social Worker
Neighbors Have Been Pouring Bleach, Dog Urine, And Dirty Mop Water On My Balcony. Today’s Treat Was Dog's Puke
Neighbor Tried To Scare Us Out Of Parking In Our Assigned Spot
We recently moved to a new apartment complex, and have out-of-state plates. Another person had been parking in the assigned covered spot we were given. We checked with the office and they said it was the spot for our apartment and the person had probably been parking there since it had been empty for a bit. They said we didn’t have to worry about being towed. I figured it was a person who was the second car in their apartment. My suspicion seems to be confirmed as three weeks later this person hasn’t parked in any other covered spot.