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Neighbors are the worst

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  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    edited June 2019
    It is almost fireworks season.

    Random explosions and black powder smells!

    Tallahasseeriel on
  • MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    I have not formally met our neighbors but they seem nice enough from passing by them occasionally

    My parents neighbors tho, well, one is a cop and has an american flag with the punisher logo on it

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    That flag is a red flag.

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
  • MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Yeah, apparently his wife was talking to my mom and saying that she doesn’t like to vote because everything’s so ‘liberal’ now

  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    I don't know my neighbours very well, but I'm pretty happy that none of them seem to be outright fascists.

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Moriveth wrote: »
    Yeah, apparently his wife was talking to my mom and saying that she doesn’t like to vote because everything’s so ‘liberal’ now

    Well.

    Silver lining.

    She doesn’t vote.

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
  • CelestialBadgerCelestialBadger Registered User regular
    Moriveth wrote: »
    Yeah, apparently his wife was talking to my mom and saying that she doesn’t like to vote because everything’s so ‘liberal’ now

    Well.

    Silver lining.

    She doesn’t vote.

    Non-silver lining: somehow Trump is too liberal for her.

  • Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    Uriel wrote: »
    It is almost fireworks season.

    Random explosions and black powder smells!

    Fireworks season in my current neighborhood runs from April to October.

  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    Goose! wrote: »
    Uriel wrote: »
    It is almost fireworks season.

    Random explosions and black powder smells!

    Fireworks season in my current neighborhood runs from April to October.

    With a brief resurgence every December/January to ring in the new year.
    At least, if it's anything like my neighborhood.

  • chromdomchromdom Who? Where?Registered User regular
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    My neighbors are a three-generation Mexican immigrant family that have the grandpa, dad and son run a contracting company and the grandma, mother and daughters run a taco truck and they sell me cheap empanadas at the end of the night when they don't sell out. And sometimes just some super delicious carne asada and homemade tortas.

    We have a winner!
    Shorty wrote: »
    there is an escape room operating out of the ground floor of my building

    today I walked by the mailroom, and saw this message tacked to the bulletin board:

    "Dear Neighbor who changed their wifi name to '[Escape Room Name] & Sex Dungeon':

    We understand your point, and please know that this only happened one time.

    We will send out an alert via the usual channels before it happens again.

    Best,

    Team [Escape Room]"

    I stand corrected.

  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    ChicoBlue wrote: »
    Get some goats for lawn maintenance.

    I used that as a threat because goats also eat weeds

  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited June 2019
    I live in Baltimore. Every day is a game of "fireworks or gunshots?"

    Garlic Bread on
  • RanlinRanlin Oh gosh Registered User regular
    If The Wire taught me anything, it's usually gunshots

  • JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    Ranlin wrote: »
    Grass lawns are boring and too much effort, rock and bark dust is ugly, I want to replace our lawns with clover.

    I'm sure it'll turn out to be awful in some other way I haven't heard about yet, but it's more interesting and seems easier to maintain.

    Clover spreads like a weed and is rapidly taking over our backyard. We're okay with that.

    Keeping the edges and not having it get into your fences and other planters and stuff is the main negative, and if you've got a lot, the little white flowers appear everywhere. But bees love 'em, so that's not all bad.

  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    RT800 wrote: »
    Also gunshots at random times.

    They do love their guns.

    I hear gunfire all the time

  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    Is that unusual where you live

    It's Abq the cops will shoot you for fun

  • KaplarKaplar On Google MapsRegistered User regular
    Probably not neighbor related, but my wife noticed a dead bird in the backyard as she was going to the grocery. She asked me to get it but I assured her that it would be gone in a day due to ants or other critters. When she got back 30 minutes later, it was gone. Something got it.

  • KaplarKaplar On Google MapsRegistered User regular
    Also, I live in the southern US. Never heard a trampoline referred to as a tramp here.

  • MadpoetMadpoet Registered User regular
    I live in an infill neighborhood which is basically a tiny dead end road - 10 houses I think. We moved here late last year and are slowly meeting the neighbors. The first we met is a newly empty nest couple who was good friends with the house's previous owners. He's been a great resource for knowing what needs done around my place since his house is the exact same floor plan as mine only flipped.

    The two houses across the street from us have kids - have only waved at the parents, but the kids are fun. They tried to ding-dong-dash us the first week, but we have a video doorbell and caught them. So the eldest took to ringing the doorbell, doing the floss, then running off. I now call him Fortnite. The first neighbor rolls his eyes talking about these two houses, as both repainted... one now has purple trim, and the other is solid blue.
    The solid blue house is my favorite on the street.

    We are AT WAR with the other next-door neighbors. They are an Iraqi family that is in and out at all hours driving for Uber. The war started a few months ago when my wife and I were weeding out two years of neglect from our raised bed garden. The neighbor's daughter came to our fence and asked if we liked hummus, to which we cautiously replied affirmatively. She came back with a plate of hummus, olives, and some cookies that were made with a type of dough that I hadn't tasted since my grandmother passed. My wife is Italian and one of her many rules is "Never Return an Empty Plate". So she spent the next day baking two pies and took them over on the dish. This should have been the end of it. But they are horrible, horrible people, and my next project in the yard involved hauling dirt to the side of the house that faces them. As I hauled wheelbarrows full of dirt past them, they fired up the barbecue and started grilling kebabs. I moved two cubic yards of dirt to the side of the house as the smell of lamb wafted around, and it was TORTURE. Then they had the gall to come over and bring me a plate with two kebabs and a bowl of soup! Oh, sure, I smiled and took them graciously, but the whole time we ate them my wife and I were plotting our revenge, which was best served as a mushroom risotto.
    The front has been cool since then, but cookout season is starting and I sense tensions rising - we may have to preemptive strike with some cookies.

  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    Moriveth wrote: »
    I have not formally met our neighbors but they seem nice enough from passing by them occasionally

    My parents neighbors tho, well, one is a cop and has an american flag with the punisher logo on it

    What a coincidence my inlaws live next to a cop who has a flag with the punisher logo on-wait a second, change back your avatar

    I spoke briefly to our neighbors, they definitely seem nice, no problems there!

  • Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    edited June 2019
    I live on the 4th floor of a 12-floor condo - it's split down the middle by the fire stairs and the elevators so there are four flats to a story and two units on each side of each floor. In the PAST the wall-sharing neighbors were some scream-fighting weirdos who sucked a lot but now it's a really friendly Indian lady about my age who lives alone and doesn't seem to notice when/if my idiot dog barks at the doorbell, so that's awesome. I do sometimes wonder if she can hear my music or the TV, but only because I listen to/watch super weird stuff.

    The other side is a sort-of-odd but harmless German divorcé with a daughter who sometimes visits, and as of last week a South African dude who within 25 minutes of conversation told me he didn't want to see black people naked, so, okay, yet another moment of realisation that people are just really casual about admitting to being racist? these days? so fuck that guy?

    But I barely see any of them at all and everyone else in my building whom I recognize on-sight is at least nodding-friendly, so I'll take it

    Lost Salient on
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  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    Met our new neighbours on our floor yesterday when they brought over a package that got left with them. Their cute cat also decided to take a look into our apartment.
    New house kitty!

  • SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I'm starting to think that we are the problem neighbours. Or I am, anyway

    I knocked the front wall down and moved the gatepost in preparation for having a driveway on the front, but the council refused us because in the time it took them to process our application for a dropped kerb they changed the rules and now our front yard doesn't qualify. So what was supposed to be "it doesn't matter what happens in the front because at some point we'll pave it over or stick some gravel onto it" has turned into a wasteland of crap because we're still saving up to get a brickie out to rebuild the wall and move the gatepost back. I've done that once and there's no way my back can take that again

    The back garden currently has 2 foot high grass because there hasn't been a weekend where we haven't been busy whilst it's also not rained, so I haven't been able to mow. And there's no way I'm mowing in the evening because last time I did that I got bitten to hell by midges and everything else that was sleeping in the grass

    Our idiot dog regularly goes out to bark at the world during his bedtime ablutions. There's a cat that likes to sit on the wall and stare at him that he absolutely hates and he'll go around barking looking for it

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    The biggest problem is that I just hate the fact that the previous owner just left so much crap around the place that I can't even begin to think about tidying it all up. It just stresses me out so much

    That picture is down one side of the house which is filled to the brim with plastic bags full of soil. The previous owner just dumped them there and now the plastic has degraded to the point where you can't pick them up without them splitting open. So to get to that side gate you have to climb up about two feet. There's a stack of bricks, an old door and a 4 foot stack of plant-pots by the back gate. The garden has random rockery piles which are just piles of paving slabs or more bricks. I hate it

    One of these days I'll rent a skip and start going back and forth with a wheelbarrow to fill it, but I just can't face it at the moment

    Meanwhile one set of neighbours are a very quiet Russian family of textile designers who have an impeccable back garden with a retired schoolteacher on the other side who spends hours tending her beautiful back sanctuary

    The one about the fucking space hairdresser and the cowboy. He's got a tinfoil pal and a pedal bin
  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    edited June 2019
    Madpoet wrote: »
    I live in an infill neighborhood which is basically a tiny dead end road - 10 houses I think. We moved here late last year and are slowly meeting the neighbors. The first we met is a newly empty nest couple who was good friends with the house's previous owners. He's been a great resource for knowing what needs done around my place since his house is the exact same floor plan as mine only flipped.

    The two houses across the street from us have kids - have only waved at the parents, but the kids are fun. They tried to ding-dong-dash us the first week, but we have a video doorbell and caught them. So the eldest took to ringing the doorbell, doing the floss, then running off. I now call him Fortnite. The first neighbor rolls his eyes talking about these two houses, as both repainted... one now has purple trim, and the other is solid blue.
    The solid blue house is my favorite on the street.

    We are AT WAR with the other next-door neighbors. They are an Iraqi family that is in and out at all hours driving for Uber. The war started a few months ago when my wife and I were weeding out two years of neglect from our raised bed garden. The neighbor's daughter came to our fence and asked if we liked hummus, to which we cautiously replied affirmatively. She came back with a plate of hummus, olives, and some cookies that were made with a type of dough that I hadn't tasted since my grandmother passed. My wife is Italian and one of her many rules is "Never Return an Empty Plate". So she spent the next day baking two pies and took them over on the dish. This should have been the end of it. But they are horrible, horrible people, and my next project in the yard involved hauling dirt to the side of the house that faces them. As I hauled wheelbarrows full of dirt past them, they fired up the barbecue and started grilling kebabs. I moved two cubic yards of dirt to the side of the house as the smell of lamb wafted around, and it was TORTURE. Then they had the gall to come over and bring me a plate with two kebabs and a bowl of soup! Oh, sure, I smiled and took them graciously, but the whole time we ate them my wife and I were plotting our revenge, which was best served as a mushroom risotto.
    The front has been cool since then, but cookout season is starting and I sense tensions rising - we may have to preemptive strike with some cookies.

    I will highly recommend a recipe I completely winged for father's day. The oatmeal hybrid pistachio craisin cookie.

    1 1/4 cup AP flour
    1 1/4 cup rolled oats
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp baking soda
    1 tsp baking powder
    3/4 cup butter
    1 cup brown sugar
    3/4 cup white sugar
    2 eggs
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    1/2 cup irregularly chopped pistachios
    1/2 cup craisins

    Optional: do 1/3 cup each of the pistachios and craisins and add in 1/3 cup of chocolate or dark chocolate chips. I only didn't do that because my dad doesn't like chocolate.

    Mix butter and sugar together, mix in the egg, then add in dry ingredients, making sure not to overmix. Preheat and bake at 350 for 25 minutes or so.

    Oh, dear, this is not the cooking or bad food thread. Oops.

    Pinfeldorf on
  • Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    I LOVE YOUR DOGGGGG @SporkAndrew

    Recipe for cookies sounds good too though

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  • Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Mr. G wrote: »
    on the other side is a man who at exactly 2:30 PM every weekday for several years went in his garage shirtless and blasted Insane in the Membrane

    So besides that, what is it like living next door to @Rorshach Kringle ?

  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I hear gunshots all of the time but this is small town Minnesota so it's kind of expected.

  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    Yeah but do you hear any of your neighbor's gunshots or just your own?

  • KakodaimonosKakodaimonos Code fondler Helping the 1% get richerRegistered User regular
    Between the neighbors getting to see me doing deadlifts in my underwear and then having a mud pit for our yard while we fought our general contractor's insurance I'm pretty sure we're the bad neighbors.

  • BillyIdleBillyIdle What does "katana" mean? It means "Japanese sword."Registered User regular
    The white supremacists that live next to me routinely:

    1. Stand outside and curse loudly while on the phone (or just hanging outside with friends or family, or whoever loves there), either spewing racist, homophobic or threatening stuff. If they really killed the amount of people that I've heard them threaten to kill, that's at least a dozen!
    2. OWN 4 TRUCKS AND MOTORCYCLES AND LOVE TO REV THEM LOUD AT ALL TIMES OF DAY AND SET OFF ALARMS.
    3. Curse loudly at their kids, who are like five years old.
    4. Leave tons of garbage on the other side of the street. At one point it looked like a cool man cave existed on the grass in front of the sidewalk.
    5. They also act incredibly sketch, and I'm not saying that lightly.
    6. Lastly, once a week I'll need to carefully pull into my driveway, if I'm even able to, because they sometime park one of their cars at an angle and block our driveway. Or just park in front of it!

    I'm just glad that they don't fuck with me or my roommate!

    PSN: BillyIdle_
  • SatanIsMyMotorSatanIsMyMotor Fuck Warren Ellis Registered User regular
    We had some rather sketchy neighbours who's pitbulls kept routinely getting out of their house/yard that I've returned to them about 3-4 times.

    That is until last week when their house caught on fire. Apparently they had been cooking meth. Also, they found a 22 year old man duct-taped to a chair inside who had been set on fire. Both of the owners are now "on the lam".

    Thankfully, despite abandoning the house while it was on fire the dogs are both ok. One managed to get out on its own while the other was actually at the vet already as it had been hit by a car the week before.

  • ProlegomenaProlegomena Frictionless Spinning The VoidRegistered User regular
    I'm glad to hear the dogs survived but any word on the 22 year old man who was set on fire?

  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    edited June 2019
    I could go on about my neighbors when I lived in the co-op, but there is only so much space on the internet.

    Heroin, theft, elder abuse, and child abandonment sum up a decent amount of it though

    edit: and meth

    edit: also spoiler for absolutely the worst
    beastiality

    I had almost forgotten that one =/

    Xaquin on
  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    My father moved to Spain for his retirement. Lots of hunters in the area so last time we visited it was basically gunshots on all sides in the late evenings and every once in a while you could hear the shot scatter back down on the roof.

  • RT800RT800 Registered User regular
    edited June 2019
    Also litter around the neighborhood.

    I mean you fucking live here. Your trash can can't be far.

    Litter in general, really. I don't understand the mentality of just... dropping your trash where you stand.

    RT800 on
  • SatanIsMyMotorSatanIsMyMotor Fuck Warren Ellis Registered User regular
    I'm glad to hear the dogs survived but any word on the 22 year old man who was set on fire?

    He is super dead.

  • TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    Madpoet wrote: »
    I live in an infill neighborhood which is basically a tiny dead end road - 10 houses I think. We moved here late last year and are slowly meeting the neighbors. The first we met is a newly empty nest couple who was good friends with the house's previous owners. He's been a great resource for knowing what needs done around my place since his house is the exact same floor plan as mine only flipped.

    The two houses across the street from us have kids - have only waved at the parents, but the kids are fun. They tried to ding-dong-dash us the first week, but we have a video doorbell and caught them. So the eldest took to ringing the doorbell, doing the floss, then running off. I now call him Fortnite. The first neighbor rolls his eyes talking about these two houses, as both repainted... one now has purple trim, and the other is solid blue.
    The solid blue house is my favorite on the street.

    We are AT WAR with the other next-door neighbors. They are an Iraqi family that is in and out at all hours driving for Uber. The war started a few months ago when my wife and I were weeding out two years of neglect from our raised bed garden. The neighbor's daughter came to our fence and asked if we liked hummus, to which we cautiously replied affirmatively. She came back with a plate of hummus, olives, and some cookies that were made with a type of dough that I hadn't tasted since my grandmother passed. My wife is Italian and one of her many rules is "Never Return an Empty Plate". So she spent the next day baking two pies and took them over on the dish. This should have been the end of it. But they are horrible, horrible people, and my next project in the yard involved hauling dirt to the side of the house that faces them. As I hauled wheelbarrows full of dirt past them, they fired up the barbecue and started grilling kebabs. I moved two cubic yards of dirt to the side of the house as the smell of lamb wafted around, and it was TORTURE. Then they had the gall to come over and bring me a plate with two kebabs and a bowl of soup! Oh, sure, I smiled and took them graciously, but the whole time we ate them my wife and I were plotting our revenge, which was best served as a mushroom risotto.
    The front has been cool since then, but cookout season is starting and I sense tensions rising - we may have to preemptive strike with some cookies.

    War is heck.

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  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    RT800 wrote: »
    Also litter around the neighborhood.

    I mean you fucking live here. Your trash can can't be far.

    The nickname for toledo is the glass city, because it used to be lots of glass products were manufactured here.

    Now it's more about the beer bottles on the road.

  • CelestialBadgerCelestialBadger Registered User regular
    I'm glad to hear the dogs survived but any word on the 22 year old man who was set on fire?

    He is super dead.

    Well, that got dark fast.

    I don't think anyone else can possibly win the worst neighbor thread.

  • TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    Veldrin wrote: »
    My parents’ house used to back onto an area of bushland that was infested with speargrass, and there was a period of time where whenever we got back from extended family holidays, the entire back yard would be a dense forest of spines and needles.

    So of course the first thing us kids did was dive straight into it and pretend to be velociraptors in the long grass.

    I’m surprised we all still have functioning eyes tbh

    My elementary school had a bunch of speargrass. Just tons of kids throwing tiny spears at each other and having to detach them from socks and dig them out of hair.

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