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.

#1

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

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!

Magical_Narwhal_1213 Report

#2

Neighbor From Hell

Neighbor From Hell

zapbob Report

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

Call emergency number. That's a public health issue.

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#3

Neighbors Moved Out, Took Their Cat’s Collar, But Not The Cat

Neighbors Moved Out, Took Their Cat’s Collar, But Not The Cat

Lou-Lou-67 Report

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.

#4

Neighbor Taped This To My Door

Neighbor Taped This To My Door

RamenRat Report

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

Mh... yeah no, there is nothing nice in this note. It's racist and incredibly nosy.

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#5

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

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.

MzMegs Report

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

Anyone that can haarm a defenseless puppy is the lowest kind of human.

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#6

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

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

seebz69 Report

“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.

#7

Stealing From A Self-Isolating, Vulnerable Neighbor

Stealing From A Self-Isolating, Vulnerable Neighbor

maylesa Report

#8

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

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

mama_ji Report

#9

So A Mexican Can't Be A US Citizen? True Trashy Neighbor

So A Mexican Can't Be A US Citizen? True Trashy Neighbor

Rex39914 Report

“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.”

#10

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

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.

AtlasGamingAU Report

#11

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

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.

mela_beautrix Report

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

Your friends doing nothing is part of the problem. Just complain and let them handle the heat. This is one of the very few and rare instances where a HOA is actually beneficial.

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#12

My Neighbor “Allegedly” Refused To Pay The Guy Who Cleared His Backyard. He’ll Be Coming Home To This Gift Left In His Driveway

My Neighbor “Allegedly” Refused To Pay The Guy Who Cleared His Backyard. He’ll Be Coming Home To This Gift Left In His Driveway

CalbertCorpse Report

ll think of a username soon
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Serves that twat right. Honestly, does he really think that people have jobs for the fun of it?

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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.”

#13

The Neighbor Had A Dispute This Morning. Resulted In A Gunshot Through Our Bathroom Mirror

The Neighbor Had A Dispute This Morning. Resulted In A Gunshot Through Our Bathroom Mirror

JesusUnoWTF Report

SheamusFanFrom1987
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Better start calling the cops immediately. Better yet, have them either confiscate the gun or just plain incarcerate that neighbor.

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#14

Ordered A Bassinet For My Newborn Baby And My Neighbor Decided To Steal It

Ordered A Bassinet For My Newborn Baby And My Neighbor Decided To Steal It

toffeechip777 Report

#15

I Pay $125 A Month To Park In My Parking Spot. I’m 111B. This Jerk Is My Neighbor

I Pay $125 A Month To Park In My Parking Spot. I’m 111B. This Jerk Is My Neighbor

badbicth06 Report

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.

#16

Another Arrow To The House From A Neighbor

Another Arrow To The House From A Neighbor

SolarMatter Report

#17

A Neighbor's "Security" Light That They Keep On 24/7

A Neighbor's "Security" Light That They Keep On 24/7

TaudeTheThird Report

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

Get a mirror and reflect that light back onto their window

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#18

Crazy Neighbor Has A List Of People Who Are Not Welcome On His Front Door

Crazy Neighbor Has A List Of People Who Are Not Welcome On His Front Door

Illustrious_Welder94 Report

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

He starts with Penn &Teller and it goes downhill from there.

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“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.

#19

Moved To A New Office, I'm Amazed Of How Disgusting My Neighbors Are

Moved To A New Office, I'm Amazed Of How Disgusting My Neighbors Are

giokinkla Report

#20

My Neighbors Had A Party Last Night. That’s My Trampoline

My Neighbors Had A Party Last Night. That’s My Trampoline

HalfWaySlick Report

#21

While Moving The First Load Of My Thing Into My New House, Neighbors Greet Me By Burning Trash And Setting Their Truck On Fire

While Moving The First Load Of My Thing Into My New House, Neighbors Greet Me By Burning Trash And Setting Their Truck On Fire

ibuildonions Report

“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.

#22

My Mom Made Me Throw Away This Good-Looking Cake Because It Was Given To Us By A Muslim Neighbor For Eid

My Mom Made Me Throw Away This Good-Looking Cake Because It Was Given To Us By A Muslim Neighbor For Eid

SciencesnObjects40 Report

#23

Woke Up To Noises Coming From My Bathroom Turns Out My Neighbor Tried Getting Into My Apartment Through My Medicine Cabinet

Woke Up To Noises Coming From My Bathroom Turns Out My Neighbor Tried Getting Into My Apartment Through My Medicine Cabinet

jchancho Report

#24

My Neighbors Who Took A Delivery That Didn’t Belong To Them

My Neighbors Who Took A Delivery That Didn’t Belong To Them

BasicBaby Report

“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.

#25

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

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

harbinger_CHI Report

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

I think this would be one time I'd be happily planting leylandii - that extremely fast-growing conifer. Not a fan normally (have had nightmares with them planted in homes I've purchased in the past) but here they'd really come into their own!! 🌲🌲🌲 In the meantime, get lessons in archery from the neighbour's elsewhere on this thread!!

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#26

Our Neighbor Shot A Hole In Our Bedroom Wall Last Night

Our Neighbor Shot A Hole In Our Bedroom Wall Last Night

ryannefromTX Report

-Twin2-
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Another gun. Boy am I glad I don’t live in America

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#27

Neighbor's Kid Decided To Decorate My Car With A Rock To Make It Look "Cute"

Neighbor's Kid Decided To Decorate My Car With A Rock To Make It Look "Cute"

burd-the-wurd Report

“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.”

#28

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"

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"

_The_Space_Monkey_ Report

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

They might have stolen your package, they might not, but you can simply report this to Amazon stating that this is not your property and that you have not received your package and they should replace/refund it.

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#29

What're The Chances My Neighbors' House Has A Corpse?

What're The Chances My Neighbors' House Has A Corpse?

Feefee986 Report

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

Already seen this one, it contained dead animals 😢

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#30

This Neighbor Likes To Snap Photos Through The Window Of The Home Next Door

This Neighbor Likes To Snap Photos Through The Window Of The Home Next Door

simonyates88 Report

#31

Someone Spilled The Soup In My Building's Stairwell, And Now Notes Are Accumulating

Someone Spilled The Soup In My Building's Stairwell, And Now Notes Are Accumulating

emilyzulllo Report

#32

The "Weird" Neighbors Moved Out

The "Weird" Neighbors Moved Out

cheezballs Report

#33

The Way My Neighbor Decided To Move For A Couple Of Hours

The Way My Neighbor Decided To Move For A Couple Of Hours

Lilstoner-420 Report

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

They could easily reverse closer so at least one lane would be free. Selfish idiots.

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#34

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

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

hellonene3 Report

#35

Note Left On Car Of Disabled Neighbor's Social Worker

Note Left On Car Of Disabled Neighbor's Social Worker

The_winner_man Report

#36

Neighbors Have Been Pouring Bleach, Dog Urine, And Dirty Mop Water On My Balcony. Today’s Treat Was Dog's Puke

Neighbors Have Been Pouring Bleach, Dog Urine, And Dirty Mop Water On My Balcony. Today’s Treat Was Dog's Puke

Suspicious_Station83 Report

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

I suspect that they are throwing things from their own balcony and it hits yours on the way down, rather than singling you out personally. Report them to the building management company as it very likely against the terms of the lease to throw things from the balcony.

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#37

Neighbor Tried To Scare Us Out Of Parking In Our Assigned Spot

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.

binxbox Report

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

Good. I managed a property where every unit had two assigned parking spaces, period. The newer buildings had room for assigned and guest spaces. But the oldest building had no room for guest parking, just enough for the tenants’ two assigned spaces. One unit there had a car for Mom, a truck for Dad, and then bought a car for their kid. Neighbors constantly complained about them taking spaces that weren’t theirs. I gave them countless verbal and written warnings, including letting them know they would be towed. They totally ignored me, so I finally made good on the warning and had one of their cars towed that was parked in someone else’s assigned space. They came into my office to complain, and I—-AGAIN—-read them the riot act about parking in other people’s spaces. At first, they ignored that too. Then I started having them towed Every Damn Time they were parking in someone else’s space. Getting your car out of the impound lot ain’t cheap, so their arrogance was starting to cost them a pretty penny. They finally gave up, and had the kid park on the street—-which was next to their building’s tiny parking lot anyway! Thankfully, they moved out when their lease ended, and peace once more reigned in that building. (BTW, I f*****g HATED working in property management. I do not have the nasty and callous personality it takes to work for most property management companies. I doubt even being destitute would drive me to accept a job in that field ever again.)

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#38

This Planter Was Almost 100 Years Old And My Grandmother's. Thank You, Next-Door-Neighbor's Demon Child, Aka Spawn Of Satan

This Planter Was Almost 100 Years Old And My Grandmother's. Thank You, Next-Door-Neighbor's Demon Child, Aka Spawn Of Satan

MissK413 Report

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

Demon child yes, but frankly, that looks exactly like planters currently available from most garden centres, so I have doubts about the "100 years old" part.

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#39

What Could Go Wrong If My Jerk Neighbor Put Hot Charcoal From His Grill Into A Trashcan

What Could Go Wrong If My Jerk Neighbor Put Hot Charcoal From His Grill Into A Trashcan

TheCubeZero Report

#40

How The Neighbor Left My Garage After Fixing His Truck

How The Neighbor Left My Garage After Fixing His Truck

NCC74656 Report

#41

My Neighbors Throwing A Party During Covid

My Neighbors Throwing A Party During Covid

Fizgriz Report

#42

Apartment Neighbor Blasting Music With Full Bass For Hours, Making Myself And My Pet Uncomfortable

Apartment Neighbor Blasting Music With Full Bass For Hours, Making Myself And My Pet Uncomfortable

extra_brisket Report

#43

My Neighbor Down The Street's Recycling Pile Must Be Over 100 Empty 1/2 Gallon Bottles Of Captain Morgans Rum. The Recycle Bin Was Full As Well. A Lot Of Captains In Him

My Neighbor Down The Street's Recycling Pile Must Be Over 100 Empty 1/2 Gallon Bottles Of Captain Morgans Rum. The Recycle Bin Was Full As Well. A Lot Of Captains In Him

Sekreid Report

#44

My Neighbors Keep Putting Their Bins In Front Of My Van On My Property

My Neighbors Keep Putting Their Bins In Front Of My Van On My Property

Spirited-Stick Report

#45

Just Had Part Of The Neighbor's Trampoline Fly Into My Niece's Bedroom

Just Had Part Of The Neighbor's Trampoline Fly Into My Niece's Bedroom

600-shot-of-autism Report

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

What are these houses made of? No tornado, hurricane or strong crazy humans (!?) could make an hollow steel bar go through an actual decent wall made of concrete, bricks or even wood… How could you build a house with paper thin walls?

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#46

My Landlord Texted Me This After He Kicked My Sweet Elderly Neighbor Out Of Our Duplex So He Could Move In

My Landlord Texted Me This After He Kicked My Sweet Elderly Neighbor Out Of Our Duplex So He Could Move In

MitziVinyl Report

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#47

My Nosy Neighbor Peeping In My Window When I Didn’t Answer The Door

My Nosy Neighbor Peeping In My Window When I Didn’t Answer The Door

rollincode3 Report

#48

This Is My Girlfriend's Neighbors' House, It's A Large Family Of Around Maybe 7-8 That I've Seen (They Just Got Evicted)

This Is My Girlfriend's Neighbors' House, It's A Large Family Of Around Maybe 7-8 That I've Seen (They Just Got Evicted)

reddit.com Report

-Twin2-
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How are there so many people that live like this

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#49

Came Home From Working All Night To Discover My (Townhouse) Neighbors Didn't Put Out Their Fireworks Completely Last Night

Came Home From Working All Night To Discover My (Townhouse) Neighbors Didn't Put Out Their Fireworks Completely Last Night

Fooberdoober97420 Report

#50

My Neighbors Put Spikes On Our Shared Fence To Stop Our Cats From Jumping Up

My Neighbors Put Spikes On Our Shared Fence To Stop Our Cats From Jumping Up

MalloryWillow Report

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

Unfortunately, cats do like to do their business in other people's gardens and people can get very sick of it, I suspect it's that and not just the cats jumping up (though people can be odd). I'd not put these spikes up in a million years (I like cats) but I have had to pick up more than my share of cat poo considering I don't have a cat right now. I do have two dogs and you'd think that would be off-putting but apparently not! Brave or daft, our neighbourhood moggies! Have had a fair number of killed birds as well that I've had to clear up - I'd rather deal with cat poo.

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