Annoying things people/your neighbors do

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  1. futuremathsprof

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    What does it mean to “scandal at night”?
     
  2. TeacherNY

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    One thing my husband says that my neighbor does is bringing out her garbage with too little clothes on (even in winter). She doesn't leave much to the imagination (and not in a good way).
     
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    I bet your hubby is glad that he has a good head on a functional neck that allows for an expedient head swivel!
     
  4. kellzy

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    Things I hate:
    1. My downstairs neighbor smokes like a chimney. In the apartment. I haven't reported them yet because they think walking to the bathroom at night is too noisy and starting pounding on the ceiling. I'm biding my time until they lodge a complaint about noise to pull out my spreadsheet of over 500 incidences in the past six months were the smell of smoke was wafting into my apartment.
    1a. People sometimes have arguments in the parking lot. Last night at 3 a.m. for example. People were shouting the 'f' bomb so many times and so loudly and speaking in such angry voices I thought I was going to hear a gun go off. That happens from time to time.
    1b. Probably my biggest annoyance: NEIGHBORS WHO STILL HAVE THEIR CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS UP. IT'S BEEN A MONTH! TAKE THAT DOWN!

    Things I love:
    2. My complex has a quasi-neighborhood watch. Mostly looking for porch pirates. They've gotten a few arrested by taking pictures and writing down license plates.
    2a. It's a safe enough complex during the day that free-range kids roam the complex, the playground, and a private park shared by about four complexes in the area. I think that's good for kids.
    2b. I have a few neighbors who know I'm a female living alone and they really keep an eye out on me. They'll text me at night to make sure I'm okay and let me know they're keeping an eye on my apartment door, just to have an extra layer of safety.
     
  5. TeacherNY

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    LOL Yup!
     
  6. Ms. I

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    Since it's just about neighbors we're talking about here, I honestly have ZERO complaints here at the apt complex where I've lived for 6.5 yrs. Actually, I've had no issues w/ any neighbors the entire time I've been living here & I thank God for that! :D

    We all keep to ourselves other than the occasional saying HI if we pass each other. No one loiters around outside for nothing. If anyone's outside, it's for a purpose. It's because we're walking to & from our cars, moving, & that kind of thing.

    I assume this is rare because I'm sure there are horror stories out there. This is the 1st apt I've ever lived in & other than the high rent that happens every single year despite negotiating, I quite love it here.
     
  7. Unetheladyteacher

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    Speaking of neighbors, my neighbor who smokes is also really hilarious. He has the worst singing voice, but he puts on the best music and just belts it at the top of his lungs (usually all day, if he is home). The music is really good, too, so it brings a smile to my face. I love it when someone has confidence in themselves like that.
     
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    We had another house fire on my road. That is nine since I moved here. Three of them are right in a row.

    They really need to figure out who is starting them. It makes me nervous. One of the neighbors is an arsonist.
     
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    That’s horrible! Do you have a security system? If not, it’s time for one.

    I hope the person is caught.
     
  10. TeacherNY

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    My neighbor has been doing something really annoying! She's ordering Domino's pizza to be delivered and every time I see the darn pizza car in her driveway I want pizza!!! They also get other deliveries from restaurants ALL THE TIME. Drives me nuts since usually I'm watching from my kitchen window while cooking something healthy and not as yummy as her take out. LOL Maybe if I go over there to borrow something she'll offer me a slice?? :rofl:
     
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    The druggie in the alley house behind us roam the streets at 2am.

    I think they just got evicted. Goofy deputy left it on our house. LOL We aren't them. We own.
     
  12. Ima Teacher

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    No. We don’t. We thought about it, but never have. I’ve been here almost 20 years.

    Some of the houses were vacant. Others weren’t, but the owners weren’t home.
     
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    We have cameras that send notices of video clips to our phones, so we can monitor our house when we’re away. We didn’t want a monthly fee so we got a user monitored system. I’ve used the live view when I’m home alone or when we are at our other house.

    We live in a (so far) very safe area, but the cameras do give me some piece of mind.
     
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    We want to get some cameras. DH had a system with a monthly fee at his old house, and he seemed to like it. I’ve never had one here, and when he moved in we did a lot of remodeling and didn’t think to install a system. One of our garages is detached and there is a storage building on the back of our property. It is hard to see them from the house, so cameras would be nice.
     
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    If you can believe the ads, there are several systems on the market that are supposed to be very simple and economical to install. If Geico hadn't claimed "So simple a cave man can do it", the current systems that are being advertised would have loved to steal that ad line. I think Simplify is one of them.
     
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