So I love beef jerky. So much so that I bought a dehydrator and have been making jerky every couple of months on and off for a few years. My old neighbours loved it. I would give them a bag every time I made some; we had a good relationship.
Our new neighbours however we do not have a great relationship with. They moved in about 6 months ago and all was going well until the female neighbour knocked on our door and asked if we could stop making jerky outside because her and her husband are vegans, and the smell is making them sick (she wasn't nice about this, quite rude almost Karen like). I told them I'd rather not have to make it inside because the smell is quite strong (strong as in fills the house, not unpleasant) and that I'd prefer to continue to make it outside. I explained that it was only once every 2 or 3 months and maybe if I move it further away from their side it might make a difference. She wasn't too happy but left.
Last week I was making jerky again and sure enough she knocks on the door again, this time much more angry and demanded we stop because it was making her and her child sick. I told her that no, I wouldn't stop and perhaps they could close up their house or something.
Anyway, I kind of feel bad because I can understand where she is coming from. AITA for refusing to stop or make it inside?
Edit: clarified a few points.
Edit: Looks like I'm NTA, thanks guys for your comments. I will endeavour to have a good relationship with my vegan neighbours and give them fair warning in the future. Hopefully they'll be ok with that, otherwise there's not much else I'll be doing.
So I live on a country road, I only have 3 other houses around me, two across the road and one next door. My neighbours’ is a new build, a beautiful big detached 6 bed property, with immaculate lawns, etc. Mine is an older, smaller country cottage.
My neighbours are selling their house and apparently their estate agent told them that my house was lowering the value of the property (not implying they’re lying but idk if this is exactly true). They asked me if I would spend some time and money just making the front of my house look a little more attractive so they can sell. (Btw we don’t have a relationship, I’ve sent them a card and vouchers every Christmas and they’ve never so much as said hello.)
Tbh, my house isn’t exactly the neatest, my dad cuts the grass for me about once a fortnight, but when it’s due it can get v long (I personally don’t mind this, in fact it’s attracts bees and butterflies, and I like it). The paved areas are always weedy, and I live right beside the roadside that’s busy with lorries and tractors, so everything’s covered in dust and dirt. Again, personally, I’ve never cared as I only see the front of the house for a fleeting second when I’m driving past.
After they spoke to me I was embarrassed so I went out and bought hanging baskets and some window boxes. I filled them with cheap flowers but altogether I think it came to about £80 for pots, baskets, plants, compost, weed killer, etc. I pressure washed the windows and front wall, and it was all looking lovely for about 2 weeks. And then it got dirty and dusty again, the plants all look great but it’s impossible for me to maintain the lawn and weeds, and keep it looking like that every week.
I’m a single mum, I have 4 kids and I get v little help or support. My parents do what they can, but I’m already exhausted and overwhelmed with housework and everything I have to do to keep our lives ticking over. I’m also a full time student and try to spend my spare time working on my projects because I’m getting firsts in my modules and want to maintain that. These things are eating up all my time yet I feel like I have to spend every free minute keeping the front of my house immaculate for my neighbours sake. It’s making me anxious, exhausted and I feel like I’m being looked down on by my neighbours and their potential buyers.
WIBTA if I just stopped and let the house look however it looks?
Title says it all really, this afternoon my wife made our son some tomato pasta for dinner. The short story is he didn't take to it and his response to the huge inconvenience of being cooked tomato pasta for his dinner was to have a little tantrum... I'm sure any parents reading will understand.
He's been ill recently and is going through a fussy phase so we'll cut him some slack, normally he's a quite stable nice little chap. He's only 17 months and mostly non-verbal so essentially he just cried while we tried to console him, which is not something that is particularly easy. Emotions are hard when you've only just learnt how to feel them.
The whole incident probably didn't go on for any longer than 20 minutes total and he wouldn't have been crying for all that time. As I've said normally he's quite stable, besides that he's out of the house for five hours a day in the week at nursery so it's not like he's here crying all the time even if he wasn't.
Obviously our neighbours, who have their own child who has regular tantrums (multiple times daily), even though they are about 4 years older than our child, thought the most appropriate thing to do in this situation was to; call. the. police.
Cut to two police officers standing on our doorstep, while by this point our son is sound asleep upstairs. They kind of sheepishly explain why they are there; call about a crying baby, and ask if we have a baby. I say yes we have a toddler, but he's asleep, and I then show them the video feed from his baby monitor on my phone. They then explain the situation and ask me if we've ever had a problem with our neighbours, short story is yes we have. I found it a bit odd that they prompted this, but I figure they have probably seen enough to get a sense for these things.
At this point the officers tell me that they're completely assured nothing untoward is happening and our son is perfectly safe. One of them tells me he has four children at home and so is well aware of how temperamental toddlers are. They wish us a good evening, thank us for our understanding and make to head off. I thank them for doing their job, protecting children is a serious issue, and wish them a quiet night.
Needless to say not a great start to our Saturday evening and exactly what we needed after the stress of having to console our son and get him off to sleep!
Anyway thanks for reading, I hope this post doesn't fall foul of the rules on low effort moaning and I'd love to hear anyone else's nig... keep reading on reddit ➡
A few weeks ago I had to call the RCMP on the tenants who live in the unit below me at close to 3:00 in the morning, as they were throwing things, screaming, yelling, and very obviously fighting. They fight often, although nothing this bad. This particular time, however, a call to the RCMP was definitely warranted as I was gravely concerned for their safety (and length of time the arguing was going on for), as was my family member who was present at the time this was happening.
Today, I get a letter from my building management, saying, "calling the police on tenants without good reason constitutes as harassment," and they also stated that I "did not provide a copy of the police report" to them to substantiate my claim. Last I checked, RCMP officers don't just hand out copies of police reports. It has to go through ATIP (which I requested immediately the day after, but got an auto-response stating there were processing delays due to COVID.) I also did provide building management, via e-mail, a copy of the RCMP file #. Therefore, if my building management wanted a copy of the police report that badly, can't they request it themselves?
They also said in their letter that by calling the police my informing management of the noise issues for "unsubstantiated" and "non-existent" issues, I am "Unreasonably disturbing the landlord" and am in breach of Section 47 (1)(d)(i). They also added that if any further issues are brought up, they will have "no choice" but to terminate my tenancy.
What if something serious, like a murder, was being committed downstairs? Would they still prefer police not be called? The building manager had even previously TOLD me to call police if there were any concerns with these specific tenants.
So yesterday evening my neighbours had a birthday party because my country's COVID stats have gotten much better in these past few weeks. We live on a countryside, lots of us have smaller farms, which is why we aren't really living close together.
Now as I said, my neighbours had a birthday party, and played loud music which honestly was nice to listen to, but once the clock was past midnight, the music became louder and I couldn't even fall asleep. EDIT: My country has a law that no disturbance of night peace is allowed between 10 p.m and 6 a.m. I had to get up before 5 today because I had some at-home visits on my schedule (I'm a veterinarian apprentice, sorry for my english) and when it was almost 2 a.m, I called and texted my neighbour if there is a chance they could turn it down a bit. They answered that I live far enough that I shouldn't hear much, so I sent them a video where you can hear how loud their music is and I was basically called a prude, old-fashioned bitter b**ch, grandma (I'm 29F), so I decided to call the cops. I was told I wasn't the only one who called and that they are already on their way, and today when I talked to my dad, he also called me bitter and no wonder I have no friends, which really hurt as I have a very busy life and so do my friends. So AITA for calling the cops because I wanted to sleep?
INFO because I see some people talking about it:
Hope this clears out some things :)
I (M35) decided to take my daughter (2.5) out for a walk round the block with her new scooter this evening. She's still learning to go on it, but when she gets a solid run at it she's really good!
As we were making our way around, I had noticed a couple of boys on bikes (I'd say they were between 10-12) passing us. They were doing fast laps on the road, while we were sticking to the pavement. Suddenly on one lap, one of the boys literally cut onto the pavement in front of us, blocking our path. He looked at my daughter and said "get off this street, and don't come out until I tell you." His tone was definitely not light-hearted or funny.
Now, my daughter is 2, and doesn't have a clue what's actually happened here, so she's smiling and waving - I however, am unimpressed. I step between them, and tell the boy "if you threaten my daughter again, I'll take your bike, and when your parents come to get it I'll tell them how nasty their son is." He did back off, and we went on our way.
Later we went to the park just opposite our house. We were at the swings, and another girl came into the park, going on a swing near us. Then the same two boys rounded the corner, coming into the park, and making their way over to the girl. She quickly said "stay away from me, I've asked you before!" The boys laughed and ignored. I again, intervened, and this time said "she's told you no, I suggest you get on your way before you get into more trouble." The girl then thanked me and left, and then we did too.
The boys obviously noted what house I went into, because not long after i got paid a house call by the mother, screaming at me for "scaring her kids". I told her that her son was a complete piece of shit, trying to intimidate toddlers and girls. She said that this wasn't over, and stormed off.
Nothing has since happened, but my wife is saying that I took things too far. I don't agree, given that this brat is a complete bully based on the clear cut examples I've seen today. However, I'm open to criticism.
I think I might be the AH because it possibly isn't my place to scold children who I don't really know.
In a year or two I may start thinking about a house. Working in London and looking at the house prices it's clear that terraced is what I'm likely to afford unless I have a filthy rich relative who is about to die (not the case as far as I'm aware).
Maybe I misunderstand, but isn't it a complete lottery in terms of who your neighbours are? How can you make such a big financial decision when the place might end up being very uncomfortable to live in? Even if the neighoburs are good, they might move and rent out the house to someone else who is unbearable (students come to mind, having been a student myself not that long ago).
Do most people just bank on the fact that the majority of other people are nice, understanding and reasonable and check how good the noise insulation is?
Not me but my parents. They love camping for long trips because it's cheap and easy. They were travelling in eastern Canada and were to depart early in the morning so they got to sleep early. At around 10PM, two cars arrived to camp in the site next to them. Headlights directly on my parents tent. Open the door. Close the door. Bang. Open the door. Close the door. Bang. I don't know if you camp a lot but a car door closing next to a tent is pretty loud when you try to sleep. They were also talking loudly and not caring at all about people sleeping around.
So the next morning comes, my parents get up silently, closing the car door only once they are ready, being very considerate to other people.
And at the very last, my mom writes on a big sticker (like 3inx3in) "we left silently, dumbass" and stuck it in the center of their windshield.
And they drove away.
I don't know the exact circumstances but I understand things are really tough for alot of people at the moment. If anyone wants to talk please reach out and say hi. We can even do a Zoom call or a beer at the pub when things open up again.
Hey, this is my first post and I'm on mobile so I hope I'm doing this right.
I (56M) have a son (17M) who can get a little obsessive over things. At a young age it used to be stuff like planes, trains, and LEGO sets, but now it's about scientific literacy and "debunking pseudoscience". He has been diagnosed with a mild form of autism spectrum disorder that came with OCD so I can't blame him. But it often gets to the point where he'll bring it up at random, sometimes when family members are over, and we have to tell him to knock it off. His sense of boundaries isn't very developed and he is looking into therapy.
I have a few family members and friends who participate in multilevel marketing companies and I occasionally buy from them to support their side hustle. But my son likes to say how I'm "feeding a pyramid scheme" and "they're losing money". He's entitled to his own opinions, but the stuff I get has been very beneficial to me; the skincare and vitamins I get are like no other and I've gotten my son to use them to help treat his issues but he's refused as of recent saying it's "poison". Well I've been fine after using the stuff for a couple years strong.
Yesterday my son found my neighbour's email and had sent a message to them warning about what they're participating in. I then got a call from said neighbour saying they'd like to educate my son on the company and how they've made enough of a living to where they can quit their job. I played it cool but was upset that my son had violated boundaries and gone behind my back, and I began to lecture him about it.
But he didn't want to listen, saying that I'm being scammed and he's damn near an adult and can do what he wants, that I don't need to be counselling him on every little thing he does, and that he resents me having spent a lot of money on supplements that haven't worked and the money could have gone to his college education. I tried to tell him that he's going by hearsay instead of what they actually are but he didn't want to listen and told me that he would distance himself from me if I continued to give him lip about it.
I really don't know, I just want my son to be the best person he can be and know what's good for him and what can get him in trouble.
I live in an apartment building where everybody gets one assigned parking space per apartment as standard (you can pay for an extra one but we don't need that). Due to a history of bad parking in the car park they introduced a rule whereby you could be fined if you do not park in your alloted parking spot.
Now my parking space is at the end of a row, on one side I have a wall about 1.5m away from the end of my parking space, on the other is the car belonging to the person who lives directly below me in the building. My 'under' neighbours are a family with three young children. Knowing how difficult it can be to get all of their kids into their car seats (I have two of my own) I have generally given them a bit of space and parked a little outside of the line on the opposite side, remember next to me on the opposite side of my parking space is a wall, there is no reason for anyone to walk next to my car at that point.
This is something I have been doing for months, I understand the need to enforce the rule where cars interfere with other parking spots or walkways but for me, parking a little outside the spot affected nobody other than my neighbour who was given more space to get their kids into the car.
I walked down to my car recently to see a note from the management office telling me I had been fined, I went to speak to them and sure enough it was for parking outside of the space. I tried to explain to them that it was to help my neighbour and that nobody could be inconvenienced but they told me rules were ruled and that there was nothing to do about it. I had a fine of S$60 and had 40 days to pay it.
Being quite riled up I went through the relevant contract and was dismayed to find that they were indeed correct, there was absolutely nothing I could do about it. I did however note that there was a statement in the contract stating that every single payment received by the management company had to receive a written receipt signed for by the management company within two working days, there was also no rules about me having to make payment of my fine in a single deposit.
So, this is where the malicious compliance comes in. By this point there was 37 days remaining to pay the fine, so I divided the $60 by 37 and set 37 recurring payments of $1.63 daily for the time remaining with my bank, which was very little effort. After a few days had passed I went to the management office asking for my receipts. They told me they would provide my receipt upon fu... keep reading on reddit ➡
A few months ago, my next-door neighbour asked if his son could stay with my boyfriend and I on a semi permeant basis while Covid restrictions are in place. I’m a bi guy in my 30s and my boyfriend is gay and in his early 20s. The kid in question Chaz is in his mid-teens and he’s been my sidekick/shadow since he moved in next door when he was 10. I get on well with his dad and I’ve looked after him for semi long spells before when his dad has travelled with work. His dad remarried two years ago and Chaz has not gotten on well with his new mother and stepsister. Being fair to the kid, his stepsister is fat, bratty and obnoxious and his stepmother can be a heinous bitch.
I asked my boyfriend about Chaz coming to live with us and he absolutely jumped at the chance (he sees Chaz as the little brother he always wanted) we redecorated a bedroom and all was well. His dad came over to hang out or stay for dinner 2 or 3 times a week and their relationship improved and become less combative. Despite the semi-feral nature of teenage boys, Chaz is an amazing house guest. He cleans up after himself, he’s respectful and genuinely a pleasure to live with.
With Covid restrictions lifted Chaz moved home on Friday afternoon. By Saturday evening he was back living with me and my partner again. The argument with his stepmother started because his stepsister threw a huge tantrum over the phone I bought him to replace his old phone which I destroyed (I didn’t actually buy it we just added him to our existing phone plan). His stepmother told him he’d have to give either the phone or the laptop my boyfriend gave him to his stepsister. They had a 3 way screaming match and he turned up at my door in tears.
His dad is happy for him to stay here for the foreseeable, but I got a very nasty text from his stepmother accusing me of some unpleasant things, demanding I send him home and, in her words “spoiling him so bad he’s become even more of a little brat”. Here’s where I might be the asshole twice. Firstly, since he’s been staying with us we have spoiled him a little, my bf gave him his old MacBook when he bought a new one. I bought him a PS5 and my boyfriend has taken him shopping a few times and bought him a lot of very expensive clothes. The thing is he’s not even slightly bratty or entitled, he’s grateful for everything we do for him and the main reason we always take him to nice restaurants and days out and stuff is because he’s great company and we feel like he’s family. The... keep reading on reddit ➡
This compliance is ongoing and will be for the foreseeable future.
So I pulled out my gas powered pressure washer this past weekend for the first time in 3 years figured it was well past time to do some property clean up.
Started at 11 am on Saturday morning as I didn’t want to start too early out of respect for my neighbours. Knocked off around 4 with a couple of breaks in between. Got the back and both sides of the house done. Lot of concrete patio.
Figured I can finish the front driveway and retaining wall next day. Fired it up on Sunday at 11 am and got to work for an hour so broke for lunch then back at it at 1. Maybe an hour or so later I’m interrupted by the city By Law enforcement officer who is responding to a noise complaint. Apparently there is a by law that prohibits power equipment on Sundays.
Hmmm, OK I had no idea. Just a warning no ticket, the guy was actually very nice. I’m a bit annoyed hat my neighbours called By Law on me without at least coming to talk to me first but OK. At this point there is a huge mess all over the end of my driveway, the side walk and the street so I ask the officer is it OK if I quickly take 5 minutes to clean the mess up and push it all together. He says , sure no problem and I quickly start cleaning up.
Cue not one but two of my old geezer neighbours to come running out of theirs houses to attack the poor By Law kid. A minute later he comes back and says, sorry you need to shut down now.
OK he is just doing his job but now I’m pissed. I’ve lived here for 8 years and none of these old assholes have ever even said hello to me or my family.
So I get the details of the exact by law.
Nothing on Sunday
Saturday 9 to 5 (should have started earlier)
Monday to Friday 7 to 7
As he is leaving I call out very loudly to him(not really to him)
“So just so I’m clear, 7am Monday morning is a-ok!”
Bright and early at the stroke of 7am Monday morning, I put and hour of pressure washing before work. Tuesday morning another bright and early start. Wednesday session was truly awesome. Who should stop by this morning while I was working on my retaining wall and side walk but my neighbour Baldy McBylaw Caller. I gave him a friendly wave and a neighborly good morning and continued with my work until I ran out of gas.
He hung around for a while glaring unhappily at me but must have realized that there was really nothing he could do about this situation he had caused. He slunk... keep reading on reddit ➡
I know the responses here will be mixed but I don't know what I should do. On the one hand I don't want to snitch - and on the other I'm quite annoyed that out of all things he broke lockdown law to get a DOG.
Do I report him? I want to, who do I even tell?
My husband and I (early 30s) moved into our suburban neighborhood about two years ago, and purchased the house from a lovely older couple who were the original owners of the home. It has great bones, but was pretty dated (think "wood paneling and an indoor hot tub" dated).
We quickly changed that up, and decided this year to undertake a pretty big renovation of our main floor as a next step. It has been about a four month process and is finally nearing completion.
Our neighbour, "Beth", is an older woman who was friends with the original owners of our home. She is friendly enough to us, but a tad nosy and involved. We are always friendly back, though try not to let the conversations go too long as they tend to get a bit more personal than just chit chat. It's overall pretty harmless but a bit of a small annoyance.
Having seen us renovate for months, Beth has now effectively invited herself over to view our renovation. Specifically, she told my husband she would be "using her little old lady card" to come see the refreshed digs. She said because she used to spend "so much time in the house" with the previous owners and knows it, she wants to see how we have changed it.
My husband played it off with "yeah ok cool, will let you know" (or something to that effect). But we aren't feeling totally comfortable with it. It feels a bit like we are being judged as the new people in the neighborhood. We also don't want to offend (second hand) the original owners who will probably hear all about how we have upheaved their house from Beth. On the other hand - should we really care? Is it mean to not indulge Beth's curiosity, as it's probably harmless?
EDIT: Thanks to everyone for your views and comments on this so far. Really good points raised both on the boundaries side, and the fact that we can probably just assume she's curious.
Two other pieces of context I should have included at the outset:
This is not an instance of us assuming chit chat is nosy. We've caught Beth getting pretty close to our front windows a few times, checking into our house from hers etc. So the feeling of prying also stems from that.
We are also a bit bashful about the scope (and ultimately the spend) on this renovation. We've been very fortunate to build a dream kitchen - but we aren't feeling too comfortable with half our street (likely) getting the details on the extent of the work. Maybe we should not care so much about that, but particularly given her reason for seeing
Was having a chat with my sisters in the garden over lunch. Normal volume, not talking about anything particularly salacious, when the neighbour called over the fence and said "Excuse me, can you stop talking? We're trying to have a nice family meal."
Me and sisters were shocked. Apologised as sort of a knee-jerk, but a few minutes later I went around into their gated community and politely told her how inappropriate her request was. We have as much right to enjoy time outside as she does.
She wailed that she could hear everything we were saying and knew all about us, and got cross when I politely pointed out that the same was true of her and her conversations. (We regularly hear her arguing with her husband and shouting at her grand-kids, as well as just her normal conversations out in the garden.)
I thought she needed to know that since we were not being excessively noisy, and since it was mid-afternoon and not 1am or anything, her complaint was not very appropriate, but sisters think I should have let it go.
I moved into my house about 2/3 years ago. I'm 30 (look 20) with a family. It's also a british town and my house is semi detached in a street of terraced houses.
I'm quite the introvert so apart from my direct neighbours I really made no attempt at getting to know the rest around my house. That being said, if someone speaks to me I will happily speak to them.
Cue to the incident, a OAP came up to me while I was taking stuff to my car and she started asking questions. The usual stuff you ask new neighbours but then she asked me when I planned on moving which I thought was quite unusual. I told her I had no plans to move yet and then she went on to talk about how young people have started moving into the street and it is much so noisy, especially those with families (She knew I have kids but they barely spend any time outside) and how she wished it went back to a street of old people.
For about 10 minutes there was nothing but low key insults about young people. I couldn't really excuse myself as I had stuff to do with my car that was time sensitive.
So in the end I just said
"You can't expect only old people to live in a street, eventually they grow old and die. Maybe wait a few years and we'll be old and you'll have your street back if you're still around."
She looked at me as if I just murdered her family and walked off. In the heat of the moment I felt justified but thinking back on it, I pretty much told her she will be dead soon which no one really likes hearing. She just wouldn't stop talking about the good old times.
I live in a new development area, and recently (a few years ago) had another neighbour build on the plot next to my house. My property is about 20 centimetres from the property boundary line, so when the neighbour was building their home we agreed that the fence line would be flush with my house (so there was no fence across my house, and the the fence line started at the the end of my garage), this benefitted me because I wouldn’t have weeds growing in the 20cm space between the house and fence (if we had a fence on the original boundary line), and the neighbours would have a little bit of extra space in their garden.
We have been neighbours for a couple of years and hadn’t had any issues with them until recently, when I was in my garage and I could hear drilling on my wall (the wall that is on the agreed boundary line), I went to have a look outside and they had painted the whole side of my house BRIGHT PINK, they’d also started drilling into my wall to add decorative panelling. I immediately asked them to stop until I could figure out what the best next steps are.
I wrote a letter to the neighbours advising I was disappointed with the fact they had painted and drilled into my wall without consulting me, and asked if they could get it removed to a satisfactory level. The neighbours responded to my letter saying “We acknowledge that in hindsight we should have discussed with you first, however in our defence we didn’t realise that beautifying our property would cause such anxiety”. Firstly, it wasn’t their property they were ‘beautifying’, it was mine. And secondly, I thought this was a backhanded apology, they didn’t seem sorry for what they did, just sorry that they didn’t consult with me.
The only solution they offered was just to paint over it, so I sought quotes for professional removal myself. I had to send a message to the neighbour to confirm what the colour paint was, how many coats, was there primer etc. And they responded back saying “2 coats, also no paint was applied to any decorative brickwork only the unfinished grey block work”.
That was the second time they had referred to the wall as ‘unfinished’ as if it made it okay to paint on it in the first place. This wall BTW was NOT unfinished, this wall was the exact same as the rest of my house, and I paid and extra $8,000 to have that specific finish. I advised them of this, to which they responded that I was wrong and it was unfinished. In my opinion it shouldn’t matter if the wall was... keep reading on reddit ➡
This story is a bit old so some of the details are not exact but the overall story is accurate.
I live in a very friendly community in Sydney, Australia. Almost everyone knows everyone else and gets along really well. We've been here for over 20 years now and I wouldn't live anywhere else.
Firstly, my wife is blind. She's a bit famous both for being a successful medical practitioner in the area and because she's done a lot of public speaking on blindness and has been featured in a few ads with her guide dog.
Around 10 years ago, a new family moves in about 10 houses down from us. It comprises: Entitled Neighbour (Mum) = EN, Entitled Kids 1-3 = EK1-3, Poor Dad = PD. They obviously own the new franchise of a fairly well-known Australian desert chain as they have the company van in their driveway whenever hard-working PD happens to be home (I'm guessing he worked 13-15 hour days, 6-7 days a week poor guy).
My wife likes to go for walks around the area with her guide dog. It's her main form of exercise and a way for her to bump into and chat with the members of the community who know and like her. At the time our daughter was still a baby and in a pram so my wife towed the pram behind her when she walked (that was actually the subject of one of the ads she was in). As she walks past this house, their dog runs out and attacks her guide dog. She was on her own but fortunately another neighbour saw it and pulled the dog away while she went home. She tells me about it but we think "well, they're new here and maybe one of the kids let the dog out" (it's illegal to have a log off-leash anywhere in public in Sydney other than certain designated parks and beaches).
A couple of days later, the same thing happens again. This time the dog ran all the way to our house from theirs and attacked her dog. Fortunately I heard her scream, came out and dragged the dog off her. This time I went over to EN's house to complain about their dog.
Me - Hi there, I live up the road and your dog keeps attacking my wife's guide dog
EN - Why is this my problem?
Me - you realise that it's illegal for your dog to be outside your yard off lead don't you?
EN - My kids like playing out the front with the dog
Me - well can you please get a gate? Your dog shouldn't be running loose on the road
EN - Maybe your wife shouldn't be out loose on the road!!
At this point I realised this was a waste of time so I returned home and we called the police. Remember: wife bli... keep reading on reddit ➡
condition worsened and he died.
OP is the son and the father discovered the affair and that the children were not his and then his condition became worse and he died.
Please help me find the post.
He is a single guy in his late sixties who is the chief accountant for a large estate agency in my county. The property he has moved into is rented and managed by the estate agency. On our second meeting I asked him why he was renting. His reply was... "I've have just sold my own house at the top of this housing bubble as 'we' (the company) are expecting a substantial property and financial collapse within the coming months. I'll be able to buy a much nicer place to retire to within six to nine months!" Confirmation bias locked in and Norks Jacked!
My neighbour downstairs smokes a lot and it's causing me some distress. The smoke smell seems to come out from the boiler, which is somehow or other letting air from below seep into my room.
I want to do something about my the ventilation in my room, thinking of purchasing a fan to blow out the window. Seeking advice on how best to do this.
Edit - since many are recommending air purifiers, are there any brands in particular you'd recommend for a small room of about 20-25sqm?
It was 3 am in the morning and my entire family was asleep after a long ride back to our hometown. While having one of the most pleasant dreams that involved having expensive cakes and fine wine, it was rudely disrupted by the sound of our family's car alarm, and my father went out to check out what happened.
Apparently, our neighbour was drunk and had fallen somehow, he hit our car hard enough for the alarm to activate. The entire issue could have been solved with a simple apology and everyone could have gone back to their own lives, but if that happened, I wouldn't be telling this story.
Our neighbour was known to be a rather proud person and had loudly declared a few times that no one had ever won an argument against him in the past. So it was not surprising when he decided to push the blame onto my father when he realized everyone in my house was watching him.
My father tried to talk things out and ask if he needed help, but the possibility of a peaceful discussion was going down pretty quickly when we saw that our neighbour's face was about as agitated as a fish out of water. None of us knew what was going on because as far as we knew, our car was parked in front of our house and there was nothing wrong with that. It also didn't help that our neighbour looked like a centipede that lost 98 legs and could barely stand properly without trying to use our car as support. Their conversation went something like this.
Father: Are you okay? Do you need help?
Neighbour : *looks around,* YOUR CAR! I FELL BECAUSE OF YOUR CAR.
Father: Uh... I'm sorry that happened
Neighbour: MOVE YOUR CAR OR I'm CALLING THE POLICE
Father: Go ahead, my car's in the right place
While we were waiting for the police to arrive, his outbursts had woken up nearly everyone in the vicinity of our small neighbourhood, and our neighbour was loudly exclaiming how he was right and how my dad didn't know the rules here because he doesn't live here. My father kept his poker face up all the way till the police came.
My neighbour then granted himself a glamorous show of him being arrested in front of everyone with the charge of being a public nuisance, for causing damage to someone's property with mischief as well as drink-driving later on after the police found out there was no way he walked home from the bar 30 kilometres away.
Although his fall only caused a small dent on the car's boot with slight damage to the paint job which would have been easily fixed, my father got USD1000,... keep reading on reddit ➡