Have you ever had horrible neighbors?

Gabrielle - posted on 03/08/2012 ( 11 moms have responded )

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The ppl who used to live next to us were what most ppl would call trailer trash. (even tho they lived in a house) Their kids were always doing stuff to our dogs. Once I even saw the boy and his friend throw stuff at my dog while she was pregnant and she ended up hurting her leg because of it. The kids were always left alone and when the mom was there she would either be sleeping all day or inside watching tv while the kids were outside. The kids never listened when they were told stuff. The parents and their friends would always park their vehicles so they blocked our driveway. I ended up having to call the cops at least 6 times because of it. Their 12 year old daughter had to babysit to get money so she could buy her own clothes because her parents wouldn't buy the kids any clothes. Their dog was always let outside without being hooked on a chain so she would come into our yard and chase the mailman away. I called the cops about that multiple times too. One day in the winter I ended up running her over with the car because she ran out in front of my car and the road was icey so I couldn't slow down in time. You want to feel sorry for the children but it is hard when they act just like their parents.

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Hollyanne - posted on 03/14/2012

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I'm so sick of neighbors. I want to move somewhere deserted. haha. In our first apartment the people above us would stomp at all hours. Then in the second apartment we lived on the top floor thinking it would be better. It was until about 6 months when new people moved below us. They would blare their music all the time. It wasn't bad until I had my son. They had a daughter a couple months later. I feel so bad for that child. I was a stay at home mom and as soon as my husband would leave for work they would start blaring their music and they would shut it off before he came home. It was irritating. I was so glad to get away from them. We called the cops a few times and complained to the landloard. They landloard said they had to move out, but they were still there 7 months later when we moved. Now we live in a house and it is much better. However now the issue is kids. The kids next door are always outside yelling. Which would be a big deal except for the fact that it is right outside my 21 month old's bedroom. They seem to be right there when he naps. They were out at 8 am and I think that is just inconsiderate for other people. Oh well. I would rather have children playing, than loud people below us. I feel sorry for you, and hope it gets better for you and your family.

**Jackie** - posted on 03/14/2012

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OOOO Karen, my blood is just about boiling reading your story! I am one to stand up for people and I guarantee you I would have opened up a can of whoop ass on them! I'm glad they moved out but I just wish they never moved in!



When I was about 8 months pregnant these....people moved in two houses down from us. Their....children decided to run up to my back door and knock on it and then run away. I was put on bed rest at 8 months for high bp and told to rest but I had family members check up on me. So when I would hear a knock I had to strain to get up, waddle to the back door and when I saw no one I would almost be in tears. The third time it happened I saw the little brats running down the street. I walked over to the house and pounded on the door. The woman answered the door with an attitude! I nicely advised her on her parenting skills :) They are gone now

Karen - posted on 03/14/2012

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When I was pregnant and quite large, I lived in an apartment below some nice college kids. They moved out when I was about 7 months along, and in moved these 2 guys...



The first week the 2 guys were there, the yard all around our apartment building became littered with cig butts. LOTS of them. It looked like confetti. I thought that maybe if they saw me and my giant self outside picking them up, they might feel sorry for me and stop. They saw me. It didn't stop.

I am not one to call the cops. I let things boil until I explode instead. They had many parties with loud laughter, where I could hear people outside my window. It sounded as if they were standing right next to it. I even heard the words "That's what she said! hahahahahahaha" one morning at 3am. I was not amused. They ended up having a big party one night, where a friend of theirs got drunk and smashed their sliding glass door with a baseball bat. I heard it but didn't know what it was until I woke up the next morning and found glass bits had rained down onto my porch through the wood planks. I was livid! I would sweep it up but more glass would just rain down when the wind blew. I reported them to the front office for it, but they only got a warning. They replaced the glass door but did not clean up the glass, so I had bits falling down for weeks. My porch was not a safe place.

A few weeks later I got a phone call from the neighbor across the yard. She called to tell me that they broke a window. I went to look and saw that they had smashed their main living room window. As if if my porch wasn't dangerous enough, now there is glass around my porch in the grass.

I ended up having my baby while they still lived above us. They were outside with beer when I came home with my newborn. Things changed after they saw her though. While they did have fewer parties, I could still hear what sounded like them bowling down the hallway into the wee hours. They were no longer dealing with a pregnant b*tch. They were now dealing with something much much worse. A mother of a newborn. Before I could really let them have it, one of them stopped my husband in the parking lot to tell him they were moving out. HUZZAH!!

Sal - posted on 03/12/2012

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we had a neighbour who stole our water to grow hydro pot......and i got the bill...

Julie - posted on 03/12/2012

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Someone should've intervened in this matter a long time ago ... children should not be left alone.

Any State's welfare office will do a check to see that there is no neglect, including food -

When it comes to children ALWAYS be on their side! ♥ we may be their only hope for anormal life ...

**Jackie** - posted on 03/09/2012

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Oh I HAVE to tell you about Edy. She is our other neighbor, she's an older lady with NOTHING to do. She will let you know when anything happens.



My cousin got back from a tour in Iraq 2 years ago and he came by to surprise us. He never called, just showed up. When he got there and saw that we weren't there (we ran to the grocery store real quick), he sat on the porch and waited. Edy called the cops lol. Well we live in a really small town and when the officer showed up, he ended up talking to our cousin for a good hour AFTER we got home.

**Jackie** - posted on 03/09/2012

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The guy that owned the house next to ours always rented out to coast guard families. NO problems. Then, he decides to rent out to Section 8 family. They were disgusting. I called the cops on them 7 times in a year and a half. My husband went out there with a shotgun one night. I was pissed that he did that but he's got this redneck mentality and told me that no one was going to make his home or his neighborhood a shit hole.



Finally they got kicked out, the neighbors got to talking and we found out from the owner of the house that before the family left, they peed on all of the floors, ripped all of the cabinet doors off in the kitchen and left all of the water runny.



Classy.

Chrystal - posted on 03/08/2012

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We had a neighbor that seemed nice on move in and then a note went up on her crap sitting outside her apartment that said "it was her stuff and buy your own if you think you need it" (we moved the stuff over so we could get the couch up the stairs then put everything back in the same spot which is what I'm guessing prompted the note but it shouldn't have been sitting outside in the first place), a few weeks after that a package got lost in the mail and because we had moved in earlier that month we stole it, then we were stealing her mail, oh and then we spun our car tires and drove all over the grass she saw us do it (we were out of town for the weekend lol). In the same amount of time she called the cops or complained to the landlord 6 other times about other tenants. On top of all that she came in and out of her apartment at least 15 times a day slamming the door. She smoked in the hallway constantly. Plus left her kid (6 or 7 years old) alone all hours of the night. She was a total nut job made me hate living there even though I loved the apartment I was afraid to even play in the common yard with my son encase she'd freak out about something.

Annie - posted on 03/08/2012

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We have had a slew of horrible neighbor, until we bought our house two years ago. We lived next door to meth heads for a while. They would party until 4 am with the kids in the house. I don't know how many time I called the cops on them. Sad part is that the kids were never taken away. We also lived next door to a nosey hoarder. We would have to look out the window before we went anywhere to avoid hour long conversations about nothing. She took in her nephew, poor kid! He did all of the cleaning, cooking, I can't imagine what else! Then then our son was born, she told me that she could babysit if we wanted. I have never been so glad to move!

Now we live on a corner lot and have one neighbor on one side that we love! He is a great guy with awesome kids. I agree that the bad neighbors make you appreciate the good ones so much more! It seems that there is always a problem house.

Carol - posted on 03/08/2012

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I think it's required to always have one neighbor that gets under your skin so you can appreciate all the other neighbors. I had one nutty old lady that lived in the apartment above me and my dad. She insisted that we had a fax machine and thumped on our ceiling at all hours of the day or night. Fast forward a few years and I had a neighbor who redid his emmence roof and pitched his landscaping to drain directly into our yard - he even had drainage pipes sticking out of our adjoining fence. When we questioned it he told us "I'm from NY, I know how to take care of people who complain." New house, new neighbor - the only kid within blocks of my kids thinks it's okay to scream at you if you so much as look in her general direction (ie What are you looking at?) Cops were called on the parents numerous times because of all night parties. When they abadoned their house they left their puppy in the basement to starve to death. Thankfully a neighbor heard the poor thing and decided to break in to save him. When we moved from that house, they had moved back in to their house. The all grown up 12 year old was dating the newest addition to our once-nice neighborhood - the 20 something year old drug dealer. Like mother, like daughter. Now at our new house in a tightly packed neighborhood, we have a neighbor that loves to rev his cars at all hours or shoot off fireworks (did I mention that all the houses are close together). Their dog barks for hours at a time (I call the cops if its 4 or more hours of non-stop barking). Their lovely youngest threatened to kill my youngest and throw him in a ditch the first day they met. Their older kids and mommy threw a party before we moved in where a kid actually died from all the drugs.



The vast majority of neighbors are great though. I've had neighbors I could call if I forgot to turn off a hose or if I need a quick trip to the emergency room or vet for a kid or animal. An emergency weeklong trip brought a new neighbor to my house to take care of 5 animals! My house got hit by lightning last year and I had no less than 20 families (half I never met before) offer us a place to stay with our 4 cats and 1 dog. They came out to help us in the middle of a tornado warning. I could go on and on about all the great things my neighbors have done for me (and hopefully I've returned the favor) Thank God the jerks are the exceptions.

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