Let's have a "crazy" neighbor contest!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Rhett&SarahsMom, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Songster

    May 8, 2008
    Not crazy dangerous. Or crazy should be in an mental ward. Just plain ole crazy.

    For example.
    I live in a "city" neighborhood. My living room windows over look my neighbors driveway, which is not even 3 feet from my house.
    Between my house and her driveway is a 2 foot wide strip of grass. Lawn if you will. And a cement retaining wall that is approx 6 inches wide and is painted to match their house.
    I mowed the lawn today. Back yard, side yard, front yard and this strip of grass. While mowing I try. And I really do TRY to not get any grass clipping on their drive way. But sometimes it is unavoidable. BTW. When they had the driveway retarred and sealed two summers ago. I didnt mow that side strip of lawn for a week. They never asked. But i know how appearaces are to her. Her husband could really care less. I dont think he even knows her anymore. But that is neither here nor there.
    Back to the current story. I mowed. I got some grass clippings on her black drive way. She is now,,, as I type. VACUUMING UP THE GRASS CLIPPINGS. Yes.. the ones on her drive way. Oh and since she can see me. Let's give a wave![​IMG] She keeps glaring at me through the window.

    This is also the neighbor that has her daughter, who lives RIGHT BEHIND HER snow blow the driveway and doesnt shift the chute, so the snow them slams against our windows. Destroyed THREE screens before I began putting the screens up late fall. But no apology has ever been given. And if I dont mow it in a timely manner, myself. The daughter mows it and burns it. [​IMG]

    And that is just one of the crazy neighbors. There are two more a few houses down. More on them later. I have to cook dinner
  2. chickfillhay

    chickfillhay Songster

    Dec 31, 2007
    Berlin Nh
    I don't know if this qualifies for "crazy" but......
    We live very rurally. There are 20 acres between me and my closest neighbors. Suffice it to say we don't see eachother very often..except for church. Apparently the ones I am referring to go to the same church as we do.
    Anyway, My Hubby is out front about 300' to the end of the driveway. He is waiting for my son to arrive on the schoolbus. My neighbor pulls up to our driveway seeing the bus approaching. He starts by introducing himself. But not the normal way. Instead he says and I quote, "I HATE to tell you this, but I'm your neighbor" Doesn't that just send RED FLAGS SIGNALS to your mind? And then he asks my hubby why is a school bus stopping at our house? Weird huh? Well later that week I get to meet him too. But in church. Then he introduced himself to me. But only because I walked up front to announce my intentions for baptism. I'm gonna keep my eye out on this one! [​IMG]
  3. chcknrs

    chcknrs Songster

    Mar 7, 2008
    Kelso, WA
    When I lived in the city we had a neighbor who used to stand by her second story bedroom window when we were out in the backyard and listen to us. We could see her peering through the blinds. She found a dead bird in her pool and called the cops on us, saying our boys killed it with a BB gun. She had two rottweilers that she never cleaned up after in a 20' x 4' run and she accused our boys of peeing on the fence cuz it smelled so strongly of urine back there. When we were moving we had an offer on the house but the buyer wanted some hedge removed that was close to the property line. The neighbors threatened us physically when we tried to remove it and then called the cops on us. Turns out it WAS on our property! I called the PD and talked with them and they ended up threatening her with public nuisance because she called the cops ALL the time with mostly BS complaints. She also stuck up for the neighbors, who were drug dealers. She thought they were nice. After we moved they were finally busted and all went to jail. Glad I live in the country now!

    I have another but that's enough for now.
  4. ailsaek

    ailsaek In the Brooder

    Jun 26, 2008
    Sharon, MA
    My neighbors aren't crazy. That's why I hate them. They're typical upper-middle-class suburbanites, with mow & blow guys who come once a week, a huge whole-house AC system running full-tilt all summer, a minivan, an Lexus, a nanny, and an attitude. Last year when I wanted to get chickens, ducks, and a couple of miniature goats on our property for milk, eggs, and brush clearing, they organized a neighborhood drive against it. This year when I dropped everything but the chickens, they showed up at the hearing again to fight against it and were utterly horrified that we want to use the chicken litter as mulch in our garden. They did their best to get the board of health to forbid us to do it, but the BoH just said that there's no rule against having a compost pile, anyone can do it.

    The amusing thing is, every time we do something new, they wait a month or so and get the fancy version of the same thing. We got an old metal swingset on craigslist, they get one of the big fancy wooden ones professionally installed with bark mulch underneath. We get a rescue mutt, they go out & get a pedigreed King Charles Spaniel. Here's their chance to get some professionals in to make them an exquisite coop, filled with only the most select chickens from a private breeder. But then, it would be difficult to find someone to pay to take care of the chickens for them like they pay someone to take care of everything else they own. [​IMG]
  5. Well, now mine are crazy dangerous!!
    I have lived here for 6 years. My DH 10 years. We have to share a driveway with a few other families. They are down right mental!!! They have a speed bump in the driveway. They say it is to deflect the water. The husband has shot at my DH's old room mate, swung a shovel at me when I was pregnant, thrown softball sized rocks at my jeep, threatened to kill me and my family, has tried to hit my DH and the wife is ever worse!!!!!! Hard to imagine. I wish we could get a different right of way to our house but we can't there property borders ours and we have to drive through a strip that is seriously like 500ft that belongs to them the other 120 acres are my in-laws. But they have this jealously thing about our farm. They let their 6 yo flip us off, scream at us and they have a 10yo who is worse. I caught him shooting a gun up our drive way 2 months ago!!! She (the wife) had a daughter before she married this man. And the daughter is very polite. Her mom kicked her out in Feb because she turned 18. The daughter did finish high school (thank goodness)! And now the woman is pregnant again!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] People like that have no business reproducing let alone 3 times!!!! Be thankful for the funny crazies you have!! I would gladly trade you!! [​IMG]
  6. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Songster

    Jan 26, 2008
    New Hampshire
    I'm the crazy one in our neighborhood.

    If you meet someone with an unbalanced look who says things like "The Kaiser has stolen my string", it's probably me.
  7. FlockEweFarm

    FlockEweFarm Songster

    Jun 11, 2008
    Ok, I could write a NOVEL about my neighbors, but the one that takes the cake is the one that I loathe the most, and I dont say this lightly, but its really hard to like a guy that not only abuses his little yap dogs by keeping them locked in a 3x9 kennel all day long except for a couple of hours in the evening when he can supervise their play, he is also a bully to all the neighborhood children, and he is a wife abuser. Before I found out just how big of a jerk he was, I tried to get along with them even though other neighbors and the ex had warned me that he was not a very nice fella. We shared a common fenceline and long before this guy moved in, the family dog and the previous peoples dogs would run up and down with each other and bark, or just run. The previous people moved and this guy bought the property and brought in a bull dozer and started,"improving things", and one of his first improvements was to readjust the property line to where he thought it should be, and he began dumping bunches of rocks under the trees down in the corner of our land, which belonged to my ex's father back then. The old man went down and told him that he needed to stop doing that, and of course surveys ensued and the new neighbor was very unhappy to find that not only did he not own the trees, he also did not own an additional 2 feet that he supposedly,"thought" was his property, and its been downhill ever since. When the ex and myself took over, the grudge passed on to us and it seemed that he decided that he would try and bully us, not knowing that he was dealing with a former deputy/Texan/Southerner, who was a strong believer in reeducating the ignorant.
    He yelled to me one day that I needed to make my dogs ,"Shut up and stay the hell away from the fence!" and I of course told him that I had to do no such thing, that my dogs were in their yard, they werent doing anything wrong, but he called the deputies out and they came over and told me,(laughing the whole time) that he had called complaining that my"Dogs were barking at his dogs barking at my dogs" and he wanted it to stop right then. The deputies had told him to play on the other side of his yard if he didnt like it, but he wanted me to not allow my dogs on that side of the yard at all! the deputies had come over to tell me this so that I would know just what I had living next door to me. This guy is the reason I am heavily invested in Flybags, and recycling and why I can quote county building code like a preacher can quote bible verse. He has called to verify that yes, I can own horses on my own property, yes, I can own poultry on my own property, no, I dont have to mow my land down to dirt every year like he does, and yes, the code enforcement guy really doesnt like him because he has called on every neighbor in this rural neighborhood over the years and he has complained about everyone on the street, in fact, I am now on a first name basis with the inspector and I can call and just say,"I had a run in with Dan again" and the groans echo through the building. But there is hope on the horizon! It looks like he may be having to relocate and we are all planning a,"Dont let the door hit ya where the good Lord Split ya, party", as soon as the truck is pulling out of the street. [​IMG]
  8. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    I think mine qualifies as crazy dangerous. 2 years ago I had picked up a pregnant stray...was giving the puppies away and had 2 left. Anyway, we had a big storm that knocked down two huge trees in my yard. One hit the power line connected to his house. He brought me a bill for damage and when I had the insurance adjuster out...who assured him I was not responsible for his repairs, he got furious. Would not speak to me or even look my direction. Fast forward to Thanksgiving day.....I was at the ER (I got strep) and gone for several hours. Got home and when I drove by his house he was out front and waved at me. I went to the deck to check the puppies as usual. It was enclosed where they could not get off on their own. They were lying dead in pools of blood. Later that day he came up and started chatting like everything was all happy and we were best buddies. He said "oh, did you give the last puppies away, I didn't hear them".....
    I never could prove he did it, never even tried (I KNOW my family would have been in danger then) but we slept with the lights on for weeks. I still feel afraid sometimes. [​IMG]
  9. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    I'm like Oblio. I am the crazy neighbor.

    When people ask me what I did in the Army I tell them if I told them I would have to kill them.

    I guy that lives a couple of miles from me shot a deer that ran onto my property. He wouldn't retrieve it and I found it. I was stupid enough to report to fish and game finding a deer on my property. I had to use my tag on it. The guy didn't want to come on my property because of a confrontation we had a few years before that, a misunderstanding that I though had been cleared up.

    I'm really not bad.
  10. amystours

    amystours Songster

    Feb 23, 2008
    Alexandria, Louisiana
    Saw this topic, had to post...

    I don't have any "neighbors", per se, but saw this in the paper the other day: www.rottenneighbor.com

    It's so you can vent about your neighbor. Mainly, it's for therapy, so to speak!!! Might check it out... [​IMG]

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