Weird Things Your Neighbors Do

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    Feb 24, 2012 1:45 AM GMT
    I have a strange problem. My parking space is in front of someone else's home. They leave their blinds, curtains, or whatever open all the time. When I pull into my space, I have to avert my eyes so that I'm not looking directly into their place. It's extra creepy at night when their lights are on. It's like parking in front of an aquarium. I can never say anything because then I'll just be the creepy guy who sees into their home.

    Do your neighbors do anything weird or anything that makes you uncomfortable?
  • HollywoodHist...

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    Feb 24, 2012 1:54 AM GMT
    I don't think that's really weird, just sounds like they don't like to have their house closed up. Natural light during the day and the beauty of night in the evening. We keep most of our windows shades open - but then our first floor is a garage so... anyway.

    Our neighbors have a little kiddie pool in the backyard and they have a grandson that is always running around naked back there. There is nothing blocking the view of their backyard from our dining room on the third floor, or the neighbors on the other side with a similar house, or the neighbors behind us/them who are up on a hill a bit. I keep thinking, can you please cover that kid up??
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    Feb 24, 2012 2:19 AM GMT
    I live in an apartment next to a major international hotel chain. Saturday nights myself and all the neighbours are out on their balconys watching the shows put on by guests in their rooms. Lots of exhibitionists. Its hilarious we even rate each show and cheer.
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    Feb 24, 2012 2:52 AM GMT
    He randomly has been setting off fireworks here every 3 to 4 weeks. Have to say, New Year's in South Carolina was a quite an experience. Never heard so many fireworks going off all at once, and all around me! Almost though there was a war going on! Can't wait for next New Year's Eve. I'm going to be spending it on one of the islands or Chas downtown. Wherever the action is =)
    ...so yeah, neighbor is a bit over the top.
  • gcoastmark

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    Feb 24, 2012 4:18 AM GMT
    I live in a high rise...my neighbor will go into the hall to talk on her cordless house phone. She paces back and forth - the length of the hallway is like 75-100 feet - and as she starts to get close to being out of range runs back to her doorway before starting to pace again. Lots of crazy in the city...
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    Feb 24, 2012 4:20 AM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidI have a strange problem. My parking space is in front of someone else's home. They leave their blinds, curtains, or whatever open all the time. When I pull into my space, I have to avert my eyes so that I'm not looking directly into their place. It's extra creepy at night when their lights are on. It's like parking in front of an aquarium. I can never say anything because then I'll just be the creepy guy who sees into their home.

    Do your neighbors do anything weird or anything that makes you uncomfortable?

    HOLY SHIT - MINE DO THE SAME THING!!!!!!!!!!
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    Feb 24, 2012 4:25 AM GMT
    In almost all the apartment complexes I've lived in, there was always a chick that moans/screams during sex.

    And at my last place, my neighbor's friend got shot in front the apartment. Awwwkward.
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    Feb 24, 2012 4:26 AM GMT
    She vacuums her lawn
    and I live in Arizona, our front yard is rocks.
  • dcmacguy

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    Feb 24, 2012 4:34 AM GMT
    My apartment building is shaped like the letter "U" with a courtyard in the middle. One wall of my living room is floor to ceiling glass, and I have 14 foot ceilings. Needless to say, if you don't draw your shades you can put on a hell of a show with no place to hide. I usually keep mine open if I am not doing anything where I need real privacy.

    About 3 months ago, a middle age woman moved into the apartment directly across the courtyard from mine. It is the same layout but reversed. She never closes her shades it seems.

    About a week after she moved in, I was watching TV and puttering around on the computer and saw movement out of the corner of my eye. It was her, full on naked and strutting her stuff around the apartment (she's quite the chesty thing). I get a show about once a week any more - she's either oblivious or a complete exhibitionist.
  • HollywoodHist...

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    Feb 24, 2012 4:38 AM GMT
    Just rememebered what happened to a friend of mine. He lived in an apartment building in Hollywood and there was a nut job living below him that set off a small bomb in the bedroom - something to do with getting rid of demons. Tore out my friends bedroom floor, his bed fell down into the apartment below and his bedroom was completely ingulfed in flames and smoke. Everything was destroyed. Although they were home at the time, they were luckily in the front room and were safe. No one was hurt and the firemen got there fast and put out the fire. They were relocated while their apartment was reconstructed and insurance took care of their belongings.
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    Feb 24, 2012 4:54 AM GMT
    Yeah, all the men have sex with women.
  • tautomer

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    Feb 24, 2012 4:55 AM GMT
    My neighbors across the street get it on without closing the blinds. I wonder if they are doing that on purpose.
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    Feb 24, 2012 4:58 AM GMT
    My opinion is you shouldnt feel like a creep because its their fault the blinds are left open and the parking space is also left open so if they ever happen to mention something about it just tell em not your problem. icon_biggrin.gif But then again.....im the one doing all the talking so i dont know how it feels.
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    Feb 24, 2012 5:00 AM GMT
    My neighbour sings opera at 3 am icon_confused.gif
  • Webster666

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    Feb 24, 2012 5:00 AM GMT
    Your neighbors' house is their house, and it's their choice whether to leave the blinds open.

    I live in a building of 8 condos.
    Nobody seems to understand what is (and isn't) recyclable, and what's trash. One neighbor just leaves her recyclables/trash, in bags, on the garage floor.

    My neighbor across the hall from me, uses the hallway as her drying rack, leaving car mats, mops, etc. out there, all the time. She also cuts her husband's hair, in the hallway.
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Feb 24, 2012 5:22 AM GMT
    mine goes on the balcony and plays TUBA as a part of his therapy


    every night sounds like the sleeping with the enemy soundtrack
    FML
  • LJay

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    Feb 24, 2012 5:24 AM GMT
    I frankly do not give a damn, but there was a case a year or so ago that makes me cautious. A fellow was in the habit of making his coffee without dressing for the occasion at the time the neighbor's kids were heading off to the school bus (or something like that) so the neighbor brought charges. The guy was convicted of indecent exposure.

    My neighbor wanders around his house nude all the time and even in the backyard sometimes. I could care less.
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    Feb 24, 2012 5:45 AM GMT
    He has a big red cock, always crowing at 1 - 2 in the morning!

    (yep i mean rooster, i think it's more fun to use 'cock' :"])
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    Feb 24, 2012 5:57 AM GMT
    A_X91 saidMy neighbour sings opera at 3 am icon_confused.gif


    Haha, that is totally me. But I'm a professional singer and I don't think they can hear me anyway - houses are very well insulated, there is a good distance between them and we all have double pain glass for the winter. But those very late hours can sometimes be a good time to sing or work on a character. Turn off all the lights and it helps get you into a certain frame of mind for creating something new. May sound odd but there is actually a reason, lol.
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    Feb 24, 2012 6:13 AM GMT
    i live on the second floor of a 3-story, U-shaped apartment complex on the inside of the U. The people on the third floor directly across from me used to watch me through my balcony door. My idiot roommate would never close the blinds when he came in from smoking and i'd come home and plop down at my computer (its in the living room) and then turn slow-like to look out the window and there they were, just...staring.

    My old apartment was on the first floor. The fucker above me had quite possibly THE SQUEAKIEST FUCKING BED EVER MADE. Then he went and put a treadmill in his extra bedroom, which happened to be directly above mine. He kept me up only a few nights before i complained.

    The old lady downstairs falls asleep with her television on but doesn't know about the "Sleep" mode (where it turns off automatically after a certain time).

    The crazy bitches downstairs at the end of the hall come home drunk out of their minds and puke in the breezeway and don't bother to clean it up. Last time, ten people knocked on my door and hugged me when they found out i'd gone out with a bucket of water and a jug of clorox and taken care of it since management wouldn't. She's also puked on her gaudy Welcome mat. The stain is still there.

    My old upstairs neighbor was manic and violent. Either that or he was in a heavy metal band. We had him evicted.

    The family that used to live next door had a bangin' sound system. Problem was they'd be watching an action movie at midnight with the Amp turned to Max. I shut their asses down, but didn't get them evicted.

    There's a Coast Guard station at the Lakefront about five blocks from here. I'm guessing one of the members used to live here because they'd have these huge shirtless barbeques. Nice to look at but unfortunately the guys were mostly assholes who ignored all of the poolside rules and basically took over the whole courtyard like a bunch of thugs.

    On a happier note, there used to be a nice, beefy European or gay guy who would sun himself out by the pool in just a pair of low-cut squarecut trunks. It was always nice to come home and get an eyefull of him while i was walking to my door.

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    Feb 24, 2012 6:23 AM GMT
    dtmyh saidI live in an apartment next to a major international hotel chain. Saturday nights myself and all the neighbours are out on their balconys watching the shows put on by guests in their rooms. Lots of exhibitionists. Its hilarious we even rate each show and cheer.

    Reminds me of a hookup last summer at his apartment (downtown hi-rise.)

    We were going at it, noticed a hetero couple sitting on their balcony. Then the wife pointed in our direction.

    uh oh.
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    Feb 24, 2012 6:29 AM GMT
    A_X91 saidMy neighbour sings opera at 3 am icon_confused.gif


    This happens to me also, the guy keeps singing and singing thinking he's doing good but nope, it sounds like cats howling in the middle of the night.
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    Feb 24, 2012 6:34 AM GMT
    dcmacguy saidMy apartment building is shaped like the letter "U" with a courtyard in the middle. One wall of my living room is floor to ceiling glass, and I have 14 foot ceilings. Needless to say, if you don't draw your shades you can put on a hell of a show with no place to hide. I usually keep mine open if I am not doing anything where I need real privacy.

    About 3 months ago, a middle age woman moved into the apartment directly across the courtyard from mine. It is the same layout but reversed. She never closes her shades it seems.

    About a week after she moved in, I was watching TV and puttering around on the computer and saw movement out of the corner of my eye. It was her, full on naked and strutting her stuff around the apartment (she's quite the chesty thing). I get a show about once a week any more - she's either oblivious or a complete exhibitionist.

    I survived the freshly-built tract home experience. Scraped together the $30K to close escrow on time. Quarter million dollar homes don't come with backyard landscaping, window coverings, or $200 worth of lightbulbs.

    Cheap bastards.

    But, it was fun sneaking around uncovered windows if I had to take a shower at night. Got used to the "exposure" real quick.
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    Feb 24, 2012 6:36 AM GMT
    If you have a noise problem, check your municipality website for a "noise ordinance".

    San Diego County had one that was pretty darn useful.

    Just call the police non-emergency line and report them. Cops come out. Cite them.
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    Feb 24, 2012 6:46 AM GMT
    RobertF64 saidIf you have a noise problem, check your municipality website for a "noise ordinance".

    San Diego County had one that was pretty darn useful.

    Just call the police non-emergency line and report them. Cops come out. Cite them.


    for those who may not know, at least in my city, you can simply call 911 and when the operator answers just say "Non-emergency" and she'll proceed in that way.