Do you have annoying neighbours?

Howells Howells
I just sit out to the terrace with my notebook to EF, then one of the neighbours has just came out to hammer some wood (??), the other has a guest who is revving his motorcycle instead of ringin the neighbour's doorbell, the other one is cutting the hedge. The other one has geothermical heating that goes even in the summer because then it acts as cooling. This machine hums non stop and can be heard at night. They also have little children and a baby who cries in their garden every now and then... Other neighbour is selling the place but has gardeners every now and then who like to cut the grass early in the morning when I sleep, and blowing the tree leaves with an awful loud machine. Oh and they all have dogs. I like big dogs with deep bark, but the little ones yowling at everything are very disturbing.

I just cranked up the volume on my notebook to the max it's quite loud and supresses their sounds a lil bit. Other times when I was laying my laminate floor and had to cut some of them in half I intentionally did it at night with the circular saw. Now that's annoying haha! It's like a war zone here!
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Yeah!
42
Sometimes.
48
No my neighbours are cool.
25
I don't have neighbours, lucky me!
4
Man you are too sensitive!
5
Total votes: 124 (116 voters)
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Teaser Teaser
Actually, just one of my neighbors is annoying, but he is annoying enough for several! He heats with wood (trash?) and it STINKS! He is west of me, so the prevailing winds blow the smoke at my house. He has a ranch, and I have a cape, so his chimney is at the height of my bedroom window. GREAT!
When nice weather finally does roll around, he mows, rolls, aerates, fertilizes, over-seeds, moves wood, I don't know what the #$%%#!@@ he is doing, but he does it 17 times a week! And he always seems to get one in at supper time, when I want to sit on my deck and listen to the birds and enjoy a meal. He is RETIRED! Can't he do that between 8 and 5?
He used to feed the deer (illegally), so he attracted lost of wildlife to his feed stations. That means that the deer would snack on the bushes around my house.
05/10/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
We had some problems with the people across the street having loud parties at all hours of the night. It was on weekends, but still, when you work weekends and need to be up early, it's nice to be able to sleep with the windows open in the middle of summer.

Sometimes I think we're the annoying neighbors. My brother and his friends would take the blame for most of that. For the short while he was moved out, things were fine. The neighbors had started talking to us again, and didn't seem to mind the fact that my husband does vehicle repairs in the driveway since he doesn't do anything that makes much noise at all hours of the night or early in the morning.
05/10/2011
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
I have neighbors who let their dogs stay outside barking all day. Their house is about 6 or 7 feet away from my apartment building, so it's pretty loud. I haven't actually been sleeping well lately because of them barking while I'm in bed.
05/10/2011
salaciousrex salaciousrex
I don't have too many neighbors, but one of them for the past week (happens to be the house that's closest to me) has had a tractor in their yard working constantly! It's so loud, but I try to ignore it. Besides that, it's usually pretty quiet where I live
05/10/2011
tickle me pink tickle me pink
At the apartment I'm living at now, all our neighbors are fine. The only problem is they all smoke and before our neighbors next to us moved out I could sometimes smell it through the walls in the bathroom! Everyone is very nice, though.

In our previous apartment the lady that lived below us was terrible! She tried to complain to the apartment managers every chance she got that we were being loud when we were being as quiet as possible. I had the cops show up at my door in the afternoon one day because of a noise complaint (obviously from her) and I had spent the day laying in bed reading a book! To make matters worse she had a dog that would bark at the tiniest sounds. I was sooo glad when we moved out of that place!
05/10/2011
Alyjazz Alyjazz
I wouldn't say our neighbors are cool, but we don't have any problems with them.

The last placed we lived our one neighbor was a dick. He called the city about EVERYTHING. If he thought our dog barked in the yard for too long (even if it was only 5 minutes) - he called the city.

We had a car in OUR driveway that didn't work anymore - he called the city (and we had to get rid of it. something about not being allowed to have an unmoving vehicle on your property. I guess people think it makes a neighborhood look trashy? I really don't know, but it wasn't rusted or anything it was a fairly new car it just needed a few engine repairs we couldn't afford at the time).

Our blue bins were by the side of the road an hour past the time your suppose to have them off the street (because I was at work and could not physically bring the stupid things in) - he called the city. Any bylaw he thought we were breaking no matter how small it was - he called.

To me, those are little things he shouldn't have been concerned with and calling bylaw was a dick thing to do. I understand the dog barking, because a dog barking non stop does get annoying, but that's what some dogs do. Ours barks at every squirrel and cat and other dog is sees. we can't stop letting it out or taking it for walks just because it barks.

End rant.
05/10/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
We had a couple of really bad upstairs neighbors until this last guy.

The worst was the last one. They pumped mariachi music with the bass turned up really high with the sub-woofer on the floor, dumped beer on me once (I was on the patio and the were above me, and woke me up out of a dead sleep at 3 am fighting.

They moved out suddenly and I was SOOOO happy!
05/10/2011
toxie m toxie m
My neighborhood is pretty quiet, luckily. We had some sketch people living a few doors down for a while but they moved out last year and now all is well.
05/10/2011
Jobthingy Jobthingy
There is a husband down the hall that is constantly yelling at his wife and kids at the top of his lungs. i hear it all the time. Unfortunately they dont speak english so I have no clue if they are in any danger or if he is just yelling.

There is also the typical white trash that yell off the balcony to their kids, pissed off cause they cant smoke their joint in peace cause the kid wants something like love or attention.

ahh.. building living. :|
05/10/2011
liilii080 liilii080
We have a neighborhood busy body who inserts herself into everyone's business. I've started giving her the major cold shoulder because I don't need anyone trying to use me to gossip in the neighborhood. If she won't shut up, I tell her I am expecting a phone call and then walk inside.
05/10/2011
PiratePrincess PiratePrincess
We have neighbors who love to party. Really late a night they like to nock on our door drunk and invite us over even though we don't talk in the day time. They are always noisy.
05/10/2011
Anjulie Anjulie
my neighbors are good now. I used to have some horrible neighbors. They were always screaming at each other all day and night.
05/10/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
I'm lucky - living in the sticks on large property, I can't see or hear the neighbours!
05/10/2011
alliegator alliegator
Ha, we are the neighbors with the dogs. Our papillons are constant yappers. There are a bunch of dogs around us too, and all of them like to bark at each other.
05/10/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
My closest neighbor is about 500 yards away so we have little problems with them. We have more issues with wild life than people. Not that they are a big problem, just wish they would leave my chickens alone.
05/10/2011
Rachel Nunez Rachel Nunez
Not here.. I moved away from home. But over there.. I had some pretty annoying neighbors
05/10/2011
indiglo indiglo
I have some across the street that are loud. They park about a million vehicles all over the street (making it hard to get into and out of my driveway) and he is always revving his motorcycle super early and super late.
05/10/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Our neighbor on one side has her 35 year old son still living with her. He is often out of work, he sleeps all day, he has loud friends, (one dude laughs at everything he says. It is so annoying, as you can hear him in any room in our house. "Dude, no one else is laughing. It's creepy. SHUT UP!"] The only thing he does is sometimes mow the lawn. It seemed like he used to wait until my kids were napping to do it, or wait until we were eating dinner. And the leaf blower. He is legitimately insane, he threatened to "kill" My Man, and his buddy and his buddy's BABY because they asked him to ask his friend who was laughing late at night in the yard, right below our sick daughter's window, to please be quiet. Then he threatened My Man to "a fight." My Man is a grown man. He doesn't fist fight people anymore. He's just nuts. His mother has no control of him, she never did. We didn't see her for a few months and we thought he had killed her. Really.

We have a woman with Borderline Personality across the street. Those who have had to deal with this know why it's an issue. She calls the village on our trees, saying there are "many branches" that are going to fall on her house. They are no where near her house. This is the least of the crazy stuff she does. Borderline stuff. Just illogical, manipulative crap. One of my dogs did something naughty in the house last summer and she called DCFS, and the police came, reluctantly (who were rolling their eyes because she calls them at least once a week or more on neighbors, my guess is DCFS doesn't even take her calls anymore because she makes stuff up about everyone in the neighborhood) and told them I was "dragging a small child" by the hair through the yard. Anyone who can't tell the difference between pulling an 80 lb Malamute by the collar and "dragging a small child by the hair" needs to be institutionalized. Well, maybe not everyone, but she does.


The cop believed me. Large gray wolf like dogs don't really resemble children.

I was also told she supposedly called DCFS because I was "inappropriately breastfeeding a child who was too old for it." (My then 2 year old dd.) From what I was told, DCFS told her there isn't a time limit for breastfeeding and to mind her own business. I never heard from them (although I was a bit scared) so I'm assuming they are as tired of her as the rest of our neighborhood.
05/10/2011
Cream in the Cupcake Cream in the Cupcake
I used to at my apartment. She was a crackhead prostitute. She was pretty solitary but when shed get in fights with her boyfriend or pimp it would get crazy over there.
05/10/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
I don't have any annoying neighbors, but they do.

05/10/2011
married with children married with children
I have some trailer trash living next door. They do nothing around the house and make the neighborhood look dirty. They cant even finish a paint job on the outside of the house. You can see through the paint on the body of the house, and they trim is only painted as high as they can reach from the ground. Been like that for 4 years. And that is only one of many things they do to annoy me.
05/11/2011
sassyNsensual sassyNsensual
I just moved (out of a dorm)....my my neighbor was super sexy. the best part of my morning was seeing him strut in a towel down to his bathroom
05/11/2011
Howells Howells
It's great to read these stories and that I'm not alone with this Feel free to complain about them.
05/11/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
I don't have any annoying neighbors, but they do.

BWAHA!
05/11/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
IMNSHO, leaf blowers should be outlawed! Get a freaking rake! I hate these disturbers of the Peace. Is it really necessary to spend hours at a time blowing leaves all over the place with the decibel level of a jet taking off? A ridiculous invention. Some towns in our area have outlawed them.

We live in an unincorporated area, which because of the inconsistency of the size and value of the houses, tends to attract an amazing quality of trash, due to some of the houses (all being owned by one guy who doesn't even LIVE in our neighborhood renting these small houses by the month) so nothing is done by the township about things like this.

One of our neighbors is an.....exotic dancer. So, she's home during the day. Which would be fine, that doesn't bother me at all (I'm home during the day) But, she has an assortment of pets, from yappy little dogs, whom she lets out the front of the house (we have NO sidewalks, and no posted speed limit) and they run into the street and every day she stands on her front porch in her underwear and an open robe and SCREAMS "come back here you little bastards!" Lady, your dogs are trying to commit suicide just leave them alone! This happens at least 2 to 4 times a day. Then, she has a freaking PARROT! The first time I heard the thing, I though we had a pterodactyl in the neighborhood. She puts it outside "to get air" in the nice weather, and it SCREAMS (I think it is imitating her) and it also imitates the yappy dogs. She also has some cats, who likewise attempt suicide by running into the street on a daily basis. She has a backyard, but it hasn't been mowed in about 3 years, so her dogs would get lost in it. So, they get let out the front door, run off the porch and continue their suicide run, while she screams at them.

It was worse when she had a boy friend. She would get drunk (at like, 10:00 in the morning) and scream and yell at him and when he would leave, she would throw stuff at him. One of my daughters was driving down the street, just as this woman's boyfriend was trying to get away from her and this woman threw what seemed to be a huge crystal punch bowl at him, and it landed in the street, right in front of my dd's car! She also used to throw nearly full beer cans and bottles at him, while cussing him out. The boyfriend is gone. I can't guess why.
05/11/2011
padmeamidala padmeamidala
Quote:
Originally posted by Howells
I just sit out to the terrace with my notebook to EF, then one of the neighbours has just came out to hammer some wood (??), the other has a guest who is revving his motorcycle instead of ringin the neighbour's doorbell, the other one is cutting ... More
Our neighbors are both pretty annoying. We have neighbors who have no kids and like to party and will throw big house parties sometimes which go all night. Not cool! Especially when they have gotten so out of control that the cops get called.
05/11/2011
mandiegk mandiegk
The lovely old lady who used to live across the street from me died about a year ago so her son is renting out her house. Six months ago we woke up to the swat team busting down the door because they were selling heroin and cocaine out of the house. Now their cousins have moved in. They wouldn't be too horrible if they would watch their freaking kids - they think it is okay to just go in our yard whenever they feel like it and leave their toys and garbage in the middle of the street. Just yesterday I looked out my window and two of the boys were standing on top of the railing on their porch - I almost had a heart attack when the one fell.

The old lady who lives next door to us has an annoying daughter. She is a very classy prostitute with one leg. Her sister has told her she is not allowed in her mother's house so she will park outside and scream for her mother, she gets beer delivered to her car, and then she will fall asleep drunk in her car with the music blasting all night. Then, the next day she will spend hours trying to get the car to start.
05/11/2011
Teaser Teaser
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
I don't have any annoying neighbors, but they do.

ROTFLMAO
05/11/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by mandiegk
The lovely old lady who used to live across the street from me died about a year ago so her son is renting out her house. Six months ago we woke up to the swat team busting down the door because they were selling heroin and cocaine out of the house. ... More
It sounds like you live in my neighborhood.
05/11/2011
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