How those around you perceive you.

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    Mar 01, 2011 10:18 AM GMT
    Not so much "gay news", but I have no idea where to file the topic, and it is late night, so I am hoping for a few responses assuring me that I am "normal."

    I usually shovel my walk and the front walk of the two neighbours. Tonight, at 3:00 AM, while it is -27 C plus wind chill I realized that I had not plugged in the truck. So I grabbed the shovel to kill two birds with one stone. I was dressed in my house coat, my steel toed winter boots, a toque and gloves and doing the walks. I looked up to notice the neighbours looking out the window at me as though I were a complete loon, though their faces (worryingly) lacked any traces of shock.

    Do your neighbours think you are a "normal, everyday" person, or do you display "quirks" like weeding your yard at midnight by hand holding a flashlight in your teeth? (Don't worry, I limit this activity to the back yard, out of sight of prying eyes...)

  • Bunjamon

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    Mar 01, 2011 10:31 AM GMT
    Growing up I lived so far away from my closest neighbor that you could easily weed in the buff and they wouldn't even notice.

    Where I live now it's very, very common to walk around in your pajamas. So I guess it's all a matter of perception.

    On another note, if half the guys in RJ can correctly picture what you were wearing without resorting to google to look up a few words I'll be *very* impressed.
  • Chackers

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    Mar 01, 2011 11:40 AM GMT
    I'm pretty sure my neighbours just call me "the fairy" so...no lol i dont think they think im an everyday person icon_razz.gif
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    Mar 01, 2011 11:43 AM GMT
    I live in a relatively small building where the is only one other person (the apartment above me)....

    I often LMFBAO when watching funny tv shows online, or reading hilarious troll threads... I wonder if he can hear me? Also, when i'm having the occasional sexy times....I think he must be able to hear sometimes, especially when he (slowly and deliberately?!) walks past in the corridoor next to my room to get to his own, on occassion....icon_eek.gif



    Ahhh well, i'm human, he's a suspect creeper icon_cool.gif


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    Mar 01, 2011 2:14 PM GMT
    Well I'm pretty sure for my next door neighboor i'm the outgoing kid who always say "hi" with a smile. For my downstair neighboors, i'm pretty much the guy with party friends who dont let them study (they're geeks).
    Now, parties in my apartment have ceased so i guess now i'm just the very friendly neighboor who always greet with a friendly hi.
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    Mar 01, 2011 2:27 PM GMT
    You sure your neighbors weren't PISSED at you and wanting to wring your neck for shoveling at 3AM!
  • shirty

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    Mar 01, 2011 3:08 PM GMT
    jakenoh saidYou sure your neighbors weren't PISSED at you and wanting to wring your neck for shoveling at 3AM!


    THIS lol
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    Mar 01, 2011 3:15 PM GMT
    I'm not sure if my neighbors can here the sound of whips and cries of pain-pleasure emanating from my guest room window, but if they can they probably think there's an illegal BDSM bordello in my house operated by a Marquis de Sade incarnate.
  • kew1

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    Mar 01, 2011 3:20 PM GMT
    Bunjamon saidOn another note, if half the guys in RJ can correctly picture what you were wearing without resorting to google to look up a few words I'll be *very* impressed.


    I'll admit to having to look up "toque", which of the pictures on this page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toque do you think he's wearing?
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    Mar 01, 2011 5:05 PM GMT
    Sounds reasonable to me.

    I'm still house-training young puppies, so when the bladder called, we rolled out of bed at 0300 this morning and all trooped out into the yard to pee in the bushes. Flip flops and nothing else in ankle-deep snow. (Also had to turn off some equipment in the lab and plug in the truck.)
  • disasterpiece

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    Mar 01, 2011 5:42 PM GMT
    Well, my neighbors think I'm a pretty normal... annoying drummer. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 01, 2011 5:56 PM GMT
    kew1 said
    Bunjamon saidOn another note, if half the guys in RJ can correctly picture what you were wearing without resorting to google to look up a few words I'll be *very* impressed.


    I'll admit to having to look up "toque", which of the pictures on this page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toque do you think he's wearing?


    lol, toque is just what Canadians call stocking hats.
  • kew1

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    Mar 01, 2011 6:04 PM GMT
    kardio, I know, just wanted to imagine him in the 1st haticon_smile.gif
  • disasterpiece

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    Mar 01, 2011 6:06 PM GMT
    KardioKing said
    kew1 said
    Bunjamon saidOn another note, if half the guys in RJ can correctly picture what you were wearing without resorting to google to look up a few words I'll be *very* impressed.


    I'll admit to having to look up "toque", which of the pictures on this page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toque do you think he's wearing?


    lol, toque is just what Canadians call stocking hats.


    Actually, it's "tuque". icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 01, 2011 6:11 PM GMT
    Disasterpiece said
    KardioKing said
    kew1 said
    Bunjamon saidOn another note, if half the guys in RJ can correctly picture what you were wearing without resorting to google to look up a few words I'll be *very* impressed.


    I'll admit to having to look up "toque", which of the pictures on this page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toque do you think he's wearing?


    lol, toque is just what Canadians call stocking hats.


    Actually, it's "tuque". icon_smile.gif


    icon_exclaim.gif I'd edit it, but you quoted the error. It's set in stone. icon_cool.gif
  • Webster666

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    Mar 01, 2011 6:28 PM GMT
    I'm pretty sure that most of my neighbors think that I'm a "Cranky Old Lady."
    And, they'd be correct, since I hate noisy, inconsiderate neighbors.

    I really, really, really need to sell my condo and buy a house in the woods, somewhere.
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    Mar 01, 2011 7:02 PM GMT
    jakenoh saidYou sure your neighbors weren't PISSED at you and wanting to wring your neck for shoveling at 3AM!


    Never much thought of it... I usually give the walks a quick blast between midnight and 4. Usually I don't arrive home until late, so that is when the walks get hit. I drive a diesel one ton and feel bad about the noise it makes when I either need to let it warm up or when I come and go... never thought much about the shoveling. You could be right- I might just be "that neighbour" who is hated despite the fact that I hold no parties, am quiet and keep to myself. Perhaps they think I am a drug dealer with the hours I keep?

    Having said that, when I used to work nights and arrived home at 8:00 and try to sleep just to have people firing up their mowers and show throwers or hearing their kids running up and down the alley, the garbage trucks, the radios blasting while they wash their cars. All of that makes me a little less sympathetic to their plight when I start my truck or shovel the snow... besides, I do their walks as well (and the one fellow is around 80.)

    KardioKing said
    Actually, it's "tuque". icon_smile.gif


    icon_exclaim.gif I'd edit it, but you quoted the error. It's set in stone. icon_cool.gif
    icon_lol.gif Spell check liked toque over tuque and I figured that I must be wrong. Though it could just be that I was wearing a toque like the one first pictured at 3 in the morning with a house coat... that would at least explain my neigbours looking out their window...
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    Mar 01, 2011 7:12 PM GMT
    I think my neighbors hate me and are kinda scared of me... Also, they might think im a pot head since they caught me in my backyard smoking a joint with a friend trying to get my dog high. Well thats the Indian neighbors to my right, my neighbor on my left loves me and gives me beer! They invite my family to their family parties as well!
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    Mar 01, 2011 7:38 PM GMT
    I live at the end of a cul de sac... and only have three neighbors.
    The closest ones are very strange.... big time "hippie" hangovers. They have an American Flag and a POW flag flying at their front gate. The guy, who is about 60, has a LONG gray pony tail..and his wife has long straight hair, parted down the middle. They have two grown kids living with them....they are "Goths". They also have five big dogs that raise hell when anyone approaches.
    My next door neighbors are gay, live in Los Angeles and only spend a weekend or two a month here.
    So, it kinda looks like "Pleasantville" around here.
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    Mar 01, 2011 7:44 PM GMT
    I sing loudly to myself sometimes, I'm sure many neighbours have noticed, so if I get weird looks I just assume they heard me singing at some pointicon_lol.gif
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    Mar 01, 2011 8:27 PM GMT
    When I lived in Soviet Monica for the last 15 years I'm sure, in fact I know they all thought I was some neo-con, right wing, red neck. They weren't far off.
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    Mar 01, 2011 8:29 PM GMT
    A_1991 said they caught me in my backyard smoking a joint with a friend trying to get my dog high.


    Man, some things never change!
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    Mar 01, 2011 10:13 PM GMT
    The quiet one who never makes eye contact
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    Mar 01, 2011 10:26 PM GMT
    They look upon me as a god. I try not to let it affect the way I interact with them tho. EXCEPT for the burnt offering on the front lawns. I have had to absolutely forbid anymore of those. I HATE the smell of burnt meat.
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    Mar 01, 2011 10:35 PM GMT
    I'm pretty sure my neighbor does not like me but that's because he must know by now that I don't care for him. Every since he stole the cereal samples out of my morning paper (pretty obvious, only two of us on the floor, his paper was gone and the bag around mine was ripped open with the cereal gone but literature remaining. His wife returned them when I confronted them.) Since then he does stupid things that are just annoying as hell and if he sees me coming, he'll turn the other way...I love it! I've always been such a whimp and now someone is scared of me....he he he.