Most of my neighbors are really nice. But there's this one family across the street...ugh!
It's a woman and her two grown kids (probably early 20's) and one of them has a kid that's about 5 years old. They come and go at all hours, which would be fine, but the music in the cars that drop them off is blaring at 3 am or they will be banging on the door to get in (they have these security gates which is really unusual for this area). Once I was really startled in the middle of the night, they were banging so loudly, it sounded like it was my door. And don't get me started on that kid. He's always out running around even as late as 11 pm. He has shouted the b-word across the street, he has toy guns that he aims and shoots at me (which his mother thinks is hilarious by the way). The other day he was up in the bed of the truck just beating some stuffed animals to pulp-he kept throwing it out of the truck and climbing back up-so unsafe.
A few weeks ago my dog and I were sitting outside in our yard and a truck pulls up right in front of us. Now my dog is on always on a leash, she is usually really good, but when he got out of the car, he slid across the hood and she's never seen anyone do that before-- she started barking. He says "ma'am, do you have that dog?" and I said yes, that I had her. I told her to stop barking and she did. His friend in the truck says "want me to take care of that mutt for you" and had his finger pointed up like a gun.
Tonight I was walking her in my yard and the ATT guy walks up trying to sell me something. I'm telling him I'm not interested-she barks, which I'm sorry, is her job-there's a strange man coming toward us in her yard. They yell from across the street "control that dog!". As soon as I told her to sit, she did, she even laid down while the man was talking. I really wanted to yell back "I'll control my dog, when you start controlling your kid".
It's awful to be afraid to go out in your own front yard depending on who is home across the street.