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Topic: Psycho Neighbor Stories
Posted By: DARK FATHER
Subject: Psycho Neighbor Stories
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2011 at 4:13am
We all have them,
We all hate them,
Now time to share them.
 
My neighbors recently all turned on me.  I have no real idea why, but at exactly the same time several months ago they all started ignoring me when I am in their sight.  If I am standing in a certain spot they do not look in that spot, but will look everywhere else.  If I move to another spot where they are occasionally looking, they will no longer look in that spot, but will now occasionally look where I was previously standing that they last ignored.  It is interesting to note that they are not really ignoring me because in order to do what they are doing they must be fully aware of my EVERY move, so this is not really an "ignore" in the sense of the word.  Still, they could not have made it any more obvious.  Then one of my neighbors came over (when I was not home) and yelled at DARK MOTHER that if she ever saw our cats in her yard again she would shoot them and dump the bodies into our yard.  She also called us "stupid irresponsible people". Odd because this used to be a friend of ours.  Ah, life in the big city!



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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2011 at 5:03am
Confused...wow, sure sounds like 'small-town life' there, DF; you know - where everyone knows everyone's business and passes it all around, when in all actuallity, nobody really knows a damned thing. The good news is that everything in life is cyclic; it will all turn around over time (but if the average education level of your neighbors is around the 3rd grade, it will only be for a given spell, or until you refuse to support them again).
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We have some real 'basket cases', on Wolf Island, but none too close to 'The Den' (nobody is THAT close). 
Off the trail and down the road, we have the couple who must have either won the Mega, or just inherited a ton of money. They have a nice place, nice materialistic everything. And a LOT of parties, usually starting about noon. They are also the type to run around in the snow wearing t-shirts, shorts, and duckboots (none of them LOOK like Charlie Sheen).
They have not been allowed (or, possibly figured out how) to reproduce.
They also have been getting very acquainted with a lot of the local constables, as of late - the past few weeks, there have been about 6 incidents with at least 2, but not more than 5 cars all lit up and around their place - but they are always around the next day...makes me wonder if '5-O' has been arriving because of their neighbors complaining, or if they were invited for 'dinner, drinks, and drugs'.
Maybe they play loud music - I don't know.
To the best of my knowledge, they have nothing more dangerous the cap pistols (I just have to believe they cannot get permits) and rubber pirate swords, so we've not heard any news about bloodshed, black eyes, or bruises on their shins...
I've actually been thinking these folks *could* be calling the cops on themselves, or are naturalized NorthWood Canadians..."all those stinkin' numbers on that there phone thing! Whaz the neighbor's number, Dear? Whuz it '911'? That's the only one I remember dialing, recently..."
     


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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2011 at 5:52am
Originally posted by DARK FATHER DARK FATHER wrote:

We all have them,
We all hate them,
Now time to share them.
 
My neighbors recently all turned on me.  I have no real idea why, but at exactly the same time several months ago they all started ignoring me when I am in their sight.  If I am standing in a certain spot they do not look in that spot, but will look everywhere else.  If I move to another spot where they are occasionally looking, they will no longer look in that spot, but will now occasionally look where I was previously standing that they last ignored.  It is interesting to note that they are not really ignoring me because in order to do what they are doing they must be fully aware of my EVERY move, so this is not really an "ignore" in the sense of the word.  Still, they could not have made it any more obvious.  Then one of my neighbors came over (when I was not home) and yelled at DARK MOTHER that if she ever saw our cats in her yard again she would shoot them and dump the bodies into our yard.  She also called us "stupid irresponsible people". Odd because this used to be a friend of ours.  Ah, life in the big city!
 
I hope you're keeping your cats inside.
 
You might want to let the police know she threatened to kill them.
 
Then let her know you told the cops, & install a video security camera pointed at her yard.
 
 
 


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Posted By: DARK FATHER
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2011 at 6:53am
Jim, I did consider the police, but I strongly suspect that this neighbor might be mentally ill and not fully in control of her actions.  If I really felt like she would kill then I would definitely alert them.  And we are keeping the cats inside now that we know that it is ruffling their feathers.  This is strange because these people are fellow cat lovers and have always welcomed them into their yard.  Perhaps she is off her meds...?  Who can say?  I eagerly await the next Psycho neighbor Story from the next victim!


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2011 at 2:12pm
I have a neighbor who murdered her ex-husband.  He was trying to strangle their baby and she got his gun and blew him away.  That's her story, anyway.  I think she spent 1/2 year in jail for this.  This all happened 22 or so years ago.
 
She's fairly nice, though a bit daft.  She might also be hooked on pain meds.  Her husband of the past 20 years is this really normal guy.  No one understands him and her together.  Her son (the one who the ex wanted to kill) is about 23 now.  Not a nice kid.  He's been surly and anti-social since I've known him (9 years).
 
 


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2011 at 2:25pm
My whole 'hood seems really depressing these days.  Marital problems, health problems, money problems, drug problems.  My one neighbor's 39 y/o wife died recently.  My other neighbor's 70 y/o brother died yesterday.
 
A good buddy of mine who used to live two doors down, but still keeps abreast of the neighborhood gossip, blames this one family.  He thinks they're just bad people, especially the father.  But they're moving.  My buddy says that maybe when they move "the sun will shine and the lilies will bloom again" in the 'hood.
 
 


Posted By: msmadz
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2011 at 4:41pm
I don't have any neighbors!

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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2011 at 5:21pm
I barely know or speak to any of my neighbors.
 
Across the street & a couple of houses down, a guy I used to know thru work about 20 years ago is now living. I don't know if he knows I live here (or would even recognize me if he saw me) but I knew it was him a few weeks ago the first time I heard him out in the front yard talking to somebody, because even after 20 years, I immediately recognized the voice.
 
Like me, he's 20 years older, with thinner hair & a bit heavier, but I can tell it's him. He used to do free-lance commercial artwork for the company I worked for as a draftsman. He lives there with some gal who isn't his girlfriend & he drives a really loud chopper motorcycle.
 
The good thing is that you can tell he tries to keep the noise down by driving it real slow thru the neighborhood. He "putts" his way to & from the main road, but still, it's very loud "putting" nonetheless.
 
I recall him as being a nice enough guy, if not a little screwy & not always as believable as one ought to be.
 
The young people next door to me are pretty cool. They're big Florida Gator fans & everytime U of F has a football game or a big March Madness basketball game on TV, they have a big party at their place. Cars up & down both sides of the street & everyone carrying 12 packs of beer inside. I can tell how the game is going by the sound of roars that go up whenever something good or bad happens.
 


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Posted By: DARK FATHER
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2011 at 6:25pm
My neighbors have stayed into my business ever since I moved here about 7 years ago.  The ONLY ones that we considered friends were the ones that recently threatened our cats, and we were at least on speaking terms with several of the others right near us.  But that is no more.  SOMETHING has really set them off and they will NOT talk to us about it, which I consider a very cowardly and underhanded manner of dealing with problems.  If it was ONLY the cats they should have told us, and this problem would have been solved long ago.  The Home Owners Association once sent me a nasty anonymous letter complaining about me having too much stuff in my front yard and it literally ordered me to clear up the front yard or move.  The HOA here does not have a charter and cannot enforce covenants since they failed to pay their dues, but they still try to bully people to get them to do what they want.  What INFURIATED me was the sheer COCKYNESS of the tone of that letter that was ANONYMOUS.  They were too chicken and obtuse to face up to me with a signed letter or a visit.  I was breaking NO law either.  And they put the letter UNSTAMPED directly into my mailbox which is a federal postal violation.  The way I found out who sent the letter was easy.  The dumb jackass who sent it cut off the letterhead of the letter with a pair of scissors but left enough of them so I was able to use a magnifying glass to figure out what the letters said.  It was the name of the HOA.  I went to the home of the HOA President and informed them that their contact was unwanted by me (not a member) and if they EVER contacted me in ANY form again I would sign a harassment/stalking warrant against them and SUE their butts off.  I also told them that I would alert the federal postmaster about the postal violation.  Since that time they have stopped with the letters.  My neighborhood is so full of busybodies.


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2011 at 7:17pm
Originally posted by Madawee Madawee wrote:

I don't have any neighbors!
 
On the one hand, the solace would be nice.  On the other hand, it might drive me batty.  I spent many years living amidst the noise and hubbub of the Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco.
 
 


Posted By: Hootman
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2011 at 7:47pm
I've lived in the same house for 31 years.  The neighbors to our right moved in two months before we did.  The neighbors to our left moved in about 21 years ago.

We have stayed in this house partially due to them, it's been a great neighborly relationship.  However, they both now own dogs that bark, heard by everyone but them.

I am ready for a condo.



Posted By: MrCleveland
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2011 at 8:09pm
I live in an apartment now so I don't encounter with my apartment neighbors. I keep to myself as my neighbors do.
 
But when I was living at home, there was this hillbilly family who had 5 bastard children (literally...they were bastards...I think) The oldest one was deaf and this was the only thing she said....
 
 
The 2nd oldest seemed to be the Cinderella in her family since it seems that she had to do everything, the Middle-child is a boy who is probably going to be on "America's Most Wanted", the 2nd youngest I dunno much about, and the youngest seems to be a nudist since she runs around in what God gave her.Confused
 
But the worst one was their mother! She did what she wanted, she has her mom walk down the street every day and takes advantege of her, she lets her kids run wild, then their kids would let one of their dogs run wild and that dog nipped me on the leg once when I was walking home and the boy said "He doesn't bite"...I would say to him now "Bullsh*t"! Then when the cops would question her or social services, she makes a sob story about everything.
 
If the word "c**t" was in the dictionary...her ass would be shown! I get denied SSI/SSDI and it takes me forever to get it, but she gets it...because she has a Drug Problem...and her husband is in jail now and he reminds me of "Happy-Time Harry" from that Aqua Teen episode....
 


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Posted By: Tiz
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2011 at 11:11pm
I live "down in the hole", with only neighbors to my right. Neighbors next door come and go. Had one couple that I talked with now & then. He had lost his job and bugged me to death when I got home.
His wife worked. He was a 'peeping tom'.
I get home one evening and there were a few cop cars quite a few places up. Here comes "neighbor", wanting to talk while I just wanted to go inside. Then the cops all start looking my way(wtf! What did I do?) and start walking down.
They get down, ask neighbor "Is your name ___?"  Yes. Puts cuffs on and off they go. Ends up, he's an repeat offender that slipped through the cracks.
He was peeping through the back window at another person and got caught.  Said he was around back to use the bathroom. But he'd left his jacket there which he couldn't explain, nor why he just didn't walk the 100yds. back to his own place to use his own place.Shocked   


Posted By: MrTim
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2011 at 11:27pm
Originally posted by DARK FATHER DARK FATHER wrote:

we were at least on speaking terms with several of the others right near us.  But that is no more.  SOMETHING has really set them off and they will NOT talk to us about it, .
 
More likely one of your neighbors has told nasty lies about you to the others.  If there is a house for sale on your street, have another of your friends (that they don't know) show up and ask about the neighborhood, is it a nice place to live? etc.  Somebody will spill the beans....


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Posted By: DARK FATHER
Date Posted: 06 Apr 2011 at 2:04am
In fact there is such a house Mr Tim.  I might just do that!  I DO know from a secret source of mine that my neighbors are VERY afraid of me, (which is why they will not confront me directly) but I do not consider myself an intimidating person.


Posted By: msmadz
Date Posted: 06 Apr 2011 at 8:39pm
Originally posted by DARK FATHER DARK FATHER wrote:

In fact there is such a house Mr Tim.  I might just do that!  I DO know from a secret source of mine that my neighbors are VERY afraid of me, (which is why they will not confront me directly) but I do not consider myself an intimidating person.
 
Damn, Dark Father, you have to stop dressing like your avatar, stalking around the neighborhood at night! LOLLOLLOL jumping out behind bushes yelling "BOOGIE BOOGIE BOOGIE"


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Posted By: DARK FATHER
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2011 at 12:04am
For your information Mad, I yell, "WOOGIE! WOOGIE! WOOGIE!  Totally different, thank you very much!  Wink


Posted By: DARK FATHER
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2011 at 5:06am
I used to room with 2 other men and a college girl.  We shared one house and we each had our own room, but shared the living room/dining room, 1 1/2 bathrooms, and the kitchen.  But we had problems with our landlord/next-door neighbor who obviously had OCD.  He would show up at the house unannounced (24 hours written notice required) when we were not there and "inspect" the house to look for ANYTHING that was not to his liking.  What a control freak this guy was!  He once called me on the phone and annnounced that he had counted my drinking cups and declared with the authority of a bishop that I owned too many cups and needed to get rid of some of them.  Each boarder had his/her own cabinet to keep each other's food from getting mixed up, and he did not like this even though it was not any concern of his.  He another time told me that I owned too many bicycles and needed to get rid of some of them (it was 3 or 4).  He would also not allow me to park my motorcycle in front of the house saying that it "made the house look as if Hell's Angels lived there".  He even moved the motorcycle without my permission to the back yard when I was at work once.  But I will never forget the day that I found a wireless microphone taped under the chair in our common living room!  Yes, he BUGGED our house!  I deactivated the bug and took it to Radio Shack to see if it was operational, and found that it was, and with a fresh battery.  I still have this microphone somewhere to remind myself that this was not a dream.  A person likely has a better chance of getting struck by lightning or winning the lottery than being the victim of a BUG, but it happened to me!  Was I ever glad to move away from this pathetic wretch!


Posted By: Revolennon
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2011 at 10:28am
I'm very sorry for your troubles, but omg you have no idea how hard that made me laugh!! LOL


Posted By: Tiz
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2011 at 10:17pm
^^^ "Too many cups..."LOL     Wonder just what else that guy was inspecting while no one was home.
Anyone start missing underwear? Man, I would've had a field day with that "hidden" microphone.


Posted By: DARK FATHER
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2011 at 12:31am
Well Tiz, when the college girl moved out another woman took her place, and I know he had the hots for her.  But no one ever reported underwear missing. 


Posted By: DARK FATHER
Date Posted: 30 Apr 2011 at 4:21am
Before the wife and I married we occupied a downstairs apartment together in our old home city.  We lived under an apartment full of stripper girls that were up and awake 24/7.  They would CONSTANTLY dance across the floor with maybe an hour break once or twice a day.  They also liked to play loud music.  I would go upstairs to complain and when they opened the door there would often be an orgy going on in the apartment with men and women shamlessly copulating all over the living room.  The music would also stop when I knocked on the door and they would lie and say that there was no music.  I could sometimes also tell by their hugely dilated eyes that they were likely coked up.  They must have worked seperate shifts because there was never a single day that there was not some noisy pest up there.  I assume that the others were at the strip club doing their pole dancing since someone had to be working.  I was so glad when they were finally evicted.  Then DARK MOTHER and I married we moved to another city.  Our first apartment had loud partying teenage pests next door and I tired of their noise.  The second apartment we had was a downstairs one and there was something wrong with our neighbors upstairs.  These were similar to the strippers with their noise. There was one particular man that would stomp around loudly like he seldom, if ever, sat down.  And every 15 minutes he would leave the apartment, stomp loudly down the stairs, and get into his SUV and drive away.  Almost exactly 15 minutes later he would return in the SUV, stomp loudly up the stairs, and resume his loud stomping upstairs.  And then after another 15 minutes (you could set your watch by it) he would repeat the same annoying OCD ritual with the same return in 15 more minutes.  We NEVER did figure out just what the HELL this fool was doing but I have no idea how he stayed moving so constantly.  I suspected that he might have been moving drugs with all that traveling.  I also wonder why he did not tear up the starter in that SUV with all that constant firing it up.  Interestingly not long after we left that apartment he had someone shoot his SUV with an assault rifle while he was downtown.  He gave a very unbelievable story in his police report about the incident and it happened in a drug-infested area  (which fed my suspicions that he might be a drug courier).


Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 30 Apr 2011 at 4:58am
We just had some NEW neighbors that spooked us.
They bought nice place at the end of the WolfyWoods, about a mile down, about four months ago...they came from Ohio, so I believe.
They weren't the 'chatty' types.
They were VERY RARELY at home - reminded me of our younger days - but they had no kids - and they got a BIG place; they had BIG cars, when we saw them. In other words, they certainly had greenbacks.
Today, in the middle of the day, there was a moving truck at their place - everything being hauled out in possibly the fastest hurry I've ever seen - and neither of them were there. The truck was NICE, but non-descript - NO ads, NO info on it. I DID go check it out as it was leaving, but no information..."Mr. NoseyWolf" only saw numbers on the truck and Iowa license plates. WEIRD.
They are now gone.
We never knew their names; never heard their voices.
I'd wonder if they were in 'Witless Protection', but that wouldn't make sense since Wolfy Island is run by a bunch of old Mafioso, who reside at the other end of the Island (we have NO discomfort and they don't care about MissyDWolf, since she is 'retired'). 
 
 
 


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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 30 Apr 2011 at 5:36am
Maybe they were being robbed, Pa.
 
 


Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 30 Apr 2011 at 5:46am
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Maybe they were being robbed, Pa.
 
 
Big smileI've actually seen exactly that in Florida, before, many years back - thanks for the reminder! Happened to our neighbors at the end of the block we lived on, in Tampa.
You MIGHT have a point.
Well, if I *ever* see these peeps again, I'll ask 'em - but these folks were almost TOO 'private'.
Got the Iowa plates...but they could have come from any 'commercial' truck...


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Posted By: Ad Endless Nauseum
Date Posted: 30 Apr 2011 at 10:15am
Hey, Dark Father, the behavior of your neighbors, described in the initial posting, is called "shunning". It was big with the Pilgrims back in the 1600s as a punishment for anyone that threatened the security of the community in some fashion, and they figured that time in the stocks (in pillory) would not be enough, but hanging was too much. No one in the community was allowed to have any dealings at all with the shunned person. He/She in essence became an un-person.

Sounds to me that you've just got crazy neighbors. Wacko

Do you have an NRA sticker on your car? Simply being a member classifies you as a "gun nut" in the minds of the easily frightened or paranoid. Even if you own no firearms! I ran into that attitude a few years ago.

After hearing and reading so many stories of stupid HOA episodes, I promised myself, long ago, that I would never get into a situation that required me to get involved with one, and risk running afoul of a phone book sized list of semi-arbitrary rules. It is quite bad enough having to put up with illogical city and county zoning ordinances!


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Posted By: DARK FATHER
Date Posted: 30 Apr 2011 at 5:45pm
Yes Ad, I am quite familiar with SHUNNING!  The Amish still do it, but what infuriates me is that the neighbors will verbally attack my wife in my absence, but when I am around they do not dare look at me (literally).  Odd that you mentioned guns though.  Someone started a rumor that I was brandishing a gun in the neighborhood several years ago.  I do NOT have an NRA sticker.  And you are quite right that my neighbors are crazy.  I feel like I live in the Desperate Housewives show or that movie The 'Burbs.


Posted By: MrTim
Date Posted: 30 Apr 2011 at 11:23pm
Have you sent your "mole" around yet?  Maybe one of your neighbors is trying to get you out so he can get your house (hey, a Desperate Housewives plot...! LOL)

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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 01 May 2011 at 3:07am
Originally posted by DARK FATHER DARK FATHER wrote:

The Home Owners Association once sent me a nasty anonymous letter complaining about me having too much stuff in my front yard and it literally ordered me to clear up the front yard or move.  The HOA here does not have a charter and cannot enforce covenants since they failed to pay their dues, but they still try to bully people to get them to do what they want.  
 
So, uhhh...did you clean up your front yard?
 
 
 
 


Posted By: DARK FATHER
Date Posted: 01 May 2011 at 3:17am
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Originally posted by DARK FATHER DARK FATHER wrote:

The Home Owners Association once sent me a nasty anonymous letter complaining about me having too much stuff in my front yard and it literally ordered me to clear up the front yard or move.  The HOA here does not have a charter and cannot enforce covenants since they failed to pay their dues, but they still try to bully people to get them to do what they want.  
 
So, uhhh...did you clean up your front yard?
 
 
 
 
Yes I did but it was only a little construction clutter, and clutter by itself is not illegal here.  However they tried to find other things to screw with me with such as burning trash in my yard at midnight.  One neighbor chose to come outside one night when I was burning off brush and trash in my front yard and came over yelling about it (this is the ONLY one to ever directly confront me and only because she was drunk).  She called the sheriff's department too, but they almost arrested HER because she was drunk and loud and I had not broken any law.  She recently had her kids taken from her due to her psychotic drug and alcoholic ways and has since moved away.


Posted By: ThreadKiller
Date Posted: 01 May 2011 at 3:52am

Wow. I complain about my neighbors spmetimes, but after reading some of you guys' posts, I'm pretty red-faced.

My biggest problems with neighbor 1 are they let their large dogs run through everyone's yards, gardens, etc., and the guy cuts his lawn to the length of a putting green. This in itself is his business, except that he also has no idea, after living here 30+ years, where his yard ends and mine starts. So, my yard frequently looks like it has crop circles in it, where Mr. Putting Green swings his mower into my yard while cutting. We're talking about 15-20 feet here.
 
Neighbor 2, on the other side, is into landscaping and, when we occasionally chat while working outside, he frequently gives me advice about my yard, shrubbery, and house. All this is in a tone that suggests it bothers him that my yard and landscaping aren't as spiffy as his--like I'm dragging down his property value.
 
It bothers me that he's not nearly as good-looking as I am, but I have the good grace not to mention it to him. LOL

Anyway, obviously things could be worse on ThreadKiller's street, so I am counting my blessings. 
 


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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 01 May 2011 at 4:15am
Originally posted by DARK FATHER DARK FATHER wrote:

Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Originally posted by DARK FATHER DARK FATHER wrote:

The Home Owners Association once sent me a nasty anonymous letter complaining about me having too much stuff in my front yard and it literally ordered me to clear up the front yard or move.  The HOA here does not have a charter and cannot enforce covenants since they failed to pay their dues, but they still try to bully people to get them to do what they want.  
 
So, uhhh...did you clean up your front yard?
 
 
 
 
Yes I did but it was only a little construction clutter, and clutter by itself is not illegal here.  However they tried to find other things to screw with me with such as burning trash in my yard at midnight.  One neighbor chose to come outside one night when I was burning off brush and trash in my front yard and came over yelling about it (this is the ONLY one to ever directly confront me and only because she was drunk).  She called the sheriff's department too, but they almost arrested HER because she was drunk and loud and I had not broken any law.  She recently had her kids taken from her due to her psychotic drug and alcoholic ways and has since moved away.
 
 
Okay.  I've had construction material in front of my house, too. 
 
I was picturing something like the house down the street from me.  All sorts of crap and kids toys strewn all about their weed-filled front yard, cars with cobwebs around the wheels, a broken garage door that hasn't worked in at least nine years so it reveals their hoarder-style garage, etc.  Supposedly, their backyard is even worse, creating a rat problem for the houses around them.
 
Dad's on Megan's List for forcible and drugged rape.  And the 26-ish daughter spent her teen years as a prostitute.
 
Everyone refers to it as "that house".
 
 
 


Posted By: DARK FATHER
Date Posted: 01 May 2011 at 4:46am
No Thor, my yard was NOTHING like "that house" in your neighborhood.  I just seem to be a magnet for weirdness.  I may even start a thread on that topic!


Posted By: Tiz
Date Posted: 01 May 2011 at 10:55pm
My guess is that you're "new". All the cackling hens in the hood need new blood to cackle about.
"OMG! Louis, did you see that new guy burning last night? The people that lived there before never did that!"
"No I didn't" exclaimed Myrtle "But I did see him brandish a firearm last week!"Ermm 


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2013 at 3:05pm
 
My new neighbor (roommates with the guy across the street) kinda gives me the creeps.  He's in his 50s.  I've only spoken at any length with him a few times, but each time, all he talks about is the damage he's done to other people's faces and limbs.  Within minutes of the first time I talked with him, he told me how he once shot and killed a guy in self-defense as he (the new neighbor)was carrying $350,000 in cash in some sorta corporate takeover.  The guy shot him first as he tried to rob him of the money, so it was self-defense.  He showed me his bullet wound/scar below his right shoulder.
 
Last night, he told me about how some teenager broke the mirror off his car.  He dragged the kid to the kid's house, and demanded that the father immediately beat up the son, or else he was going to beat up the father and then beat up the kid.  He also demanded $358 cash (he works on cars and knows prices, apparently) right there.  I dunno if he ended up beating anyone up in that incident.
 
Then, he once had two guys try to beat him with baseball bats.  He beat both of them up.  Then, when he saw one of them atop a ladder painting a house, he shot him in the hand with a BB gun, causing him to fall 27 feet and break an arm and a leg.
 
He wants to beat up a cop.
 
He used to duct-tape weights around his hand and punch cement walls to toughen up his wrists and fists.
 
Lotta stories like this.  He says that he just generally enjoys being mean and hurting people (he literally said this).  He says he likes the adrenaline.
 
Another rather odd thing---he hates music.  All music.  Music in general.  Doesn't understand why people listen to it.  Has no interest in current events, either.
 
Last night, after 15 minutes of this and me being unable to change the subject, I just said "Okay, see ya later"---as much out of boredom as anything else.  Very strange guy.  I'm not sure how much of his crap I should even believe, but anyone who talks like this is probably a bit deranged.  I'll say hello to him, I guess, but that's about it.
 
 


Posted By: insanity213
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2013 at 3:29pm
^^ He sounds like the antagonist from the movie Disturbia.  


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2013 at 3:55pm
 
Thanks for that!  LOL
 
 


Posted By: insanity213
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2013 at 4:12pm
LOL Or even worse, the creepy "Bundler" neighbors from the Vonage commercial. If he ever asks if you have Vonage, make sure to tell him no.


Posted By: Hootman
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2013 at 4:15pm
You are THOR!!!! 

You can take him!


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2013 at 4:31pm
Originally posted by Hootman Hootman wrote:

You are THOR!!!! 

You can take him!
 
As John Kerry might say---"Would that it were, Hootman.  Would that it were."
 
Compared to this guy, I'm Justin Bieber.
 
 


Posted By: LittleO
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2013 at 5:50pm
The house to one side of us is very small, probably a one-bedroom, but meticulously maintained. It has a nice, bright coat of paint, pretty flowers, and a vegetable garden. There is no garage, and I never see one car parked there consistently. I have never seen the person who lives there.

However, every day, roughly 1-8 people or groups visit this house. It begins about 7:45am, even on Sundays. (I know because their loud radios wake me up.) Someone pulls up, waits in their car until the exact hour (8am on the dot or whatever), then walks up the steps. Some knock, some walk directly in the front door. They all emerge 15 minutes to an hour later, empty-handed as when they went in. (Women sometimes carry purses, but other than that, no consistent objects.)

The people who come to this house all look reasonably middle-class and respectable, and most appear to be in their 30s or 40s. Occasionally a woman will bring 2-3 teenage girls. I can hear them talking but not enough to make out what they're saying, and I don't want to go full-on Gladys Kravitz. But I cannot for the life of me figure out what the hell they're doing there.

Drugs? Doubt it -- they all look normal and sober.
Piano lessons? I never hear anything from inside the house, and no one carries folders or sheet music.
Bible study? Maybe, but again, they're not carrying Bibles.
Massage therapy? Maybe? This is the best I can figure.

Any thoughts? I am totally not making this up.


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2013 at 6:39pm
 
^  Maybe they're Jehovah's Witnesses??  I have a house nearby owned by a 60-ish Hispanic woman and her two adult daughters.  They're nice, but don't really interact with anyone else on the block.  They often have parties (noiseless and music-free), all attended by maybe 15-20 very nicely-dressed people of all ages and ethnicities.  Mostly white, though.  They all seem to have late-model or really clean-looking older cars.  It's all kinda mysterious, but I'm pretty sure they're Jehovah's Witnesses.
 
 


Posted By: msmadz
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2013 at 6:47pm
^ drug mules? Dropping off/picking up?

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Posted By: regulus
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2013 at 7:32pm
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

 
^  Maybe they're Jehovah's Witnesses??  I have a house nearby owned by a 60-ish Hispanic woman and her two adult daughters.  They're nice, but don't really interact with anyone else on the block.  They often have parties (noiseless and music-free), all attended by maybe 15-20 very nicely-dressed people of all ages and ethnicities.  Mostly white, though.  They all seem to have late-model or really clean-looking older cars.  It's all kinda mysterious, but I'm pretty sure they're Jehovah's Witnesses.
 
 


I'm 99% certain it's something illicit. I doubt they belong to the "Jolly Whiskey Club". LOL

Speaking of illicit activities a Trailer Park located about two miles from my house had their semi-annual neighborhood wide yard sale a couple of weeks ago. One fellow sells nothing but bootleg DVDs and CDs. Ever since I ran across this sale this guy has been doing this, I keep wondering when the Feds will catch up and put the kibosh on his little operation! LOL


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Posted By: msmadz
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2013 at 7:54pm
I agree - that ain't no Jehovah Witness party going on. Chances are, it's a meth lab. Don't let the "well dressed, teenagers, etc" fool you. Something dirty is going down.
Middle class? Could be coke users. You'd be surprised how many "norma, sober, well dressed" middle calss people are on something.
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Posted By: Papa Lazarou
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2013 at 8:21pm
^Was going to say that.

Not everyone on something has enlarged earlobes, sloppy tattoos they got from someone in a garage, and hair with colours you probably wouldn't even find in nature.

I mean, most of them, sure, but not everyone.


Posted By: LittleO
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2013 at 8:55pm
JWs seems unlikely, since it's usually one person/car at a time.

Maybe it is, in fact, the most straight-laced, Wonderbread crew of druggies in all of America. They definitely have enough of a facade to throw off the casual observer, with the 7:45am Sunday appointments and the pretty garden. 

I know not all drug abusers look like TV crime show druggies, but this whole situation is just weird. I'm almost positive it's not a meth lab, simply from the logistics of the place. Their side door is less than 20 feet from my bedroom window, and I've never heard/seen/smelled anything suspicious in that regard. And I know, because I saw an episode of Breaking Bad once. Wink If it is drug-related, the Rx type seems more plausible.


Posted By: msmadz
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2013 at 9:43pm
Well now, it is tax time. Perhaps they are accountants? Doing online taxes?
 
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Posted By: LittleO
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2013 at 9:47pm
Originally posted by Madawee Madawee wrote:

Well now, it is tax time. Perhaps they are accountants? Doing online taxes?
 
WHy do I have a sudden urge to watch "Rear Window"  now?

Hope your leg isn't broken!

This has been going on steadily since we moved in last June, so I don't think it's anything seasonal.


Posted By: insanity213
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2013 at 9:49pm
They could run their (legitimate) business out of their home, and it's clientele who are coming by .. massage therapy would be a good possibility.  I was also thinking it's maybe a house on the market, but surely you would see For Sale signs in the front yard.




Posted By: LittleO
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2013 at 9:52pm
Originally posted by insanity213 insanity213 wrote:

They could run their (legitimate) business out of their home, and it's clientele who are coming by.  I was also thinking it's an open house, but surely you would see For Sale signs in the front yard.



Sure, I just can't imagine what the business is, since no one is ever holding anything when they leave! Either it's a service rather than a product, or it's a product they all hide in their pockets...

No For Sale signs, and it's been steady for nearly a year, so that seems unlikely.


Posted By: msmadz
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2013 at 9:56pm
LittleO, why not knock on the door and say "I'm here for my appointment!" and see what happens! LOL

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Posted By: insanity213
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2013 at 10:00pm
Originally posted by Madawee Madawee wrote:

LittleO, why not knock on the door and say "I'm here for my appointment!" and see what happens! LOL


She'll regret doing that if the house ends up being a front for S&M sessions LOL


Posted By: LittleO
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2013 at 10:49pm
Originally posted by insanity213 insanity213 wrote:

Originally posted by Madawee Madawee wrote:

LittleO, why not knock on the door and say "I'm here for my appointment!" and see what happens! LOL


She'll regret doing that if the house ends up being a front for S&M sessions LOL

Ha!! Not taking any chances! With my luck it would be the day of the sting operation!


Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2013 at 1:41am
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

 
My new neighbor (roommates with the guy across the street) kinda gives me the creeps.  He's in his 50s.  I've only spoken at any length with him a few times, but each time, all he talks about is the damage he's done to other people's faces and limbs.  Within minutes of the first time I talked with him, he told me how he once shot and killed a guy in self-defense as he (the new neighbor)was carrying $350,000 in cash in some sorta corporate takeover.  The guy shot him first as he tried to rob him of the money, so it was self-defense.  He showed me his bullet wound/scar below his right shoulder.
 
Last night, he told me about how some teenager broke the mirror off his car.  He dragged the kid to the kid's house, and demanded that the father immediately beat up the son, or else he was going to beat up the father and then beat up the kid.  He also demanded $358 cash (he works on cars and knows prices, apparently) right there.  I dunno if he ended up beating anyone up in that incident.
 
Then, he once had two guys try to beat him with baseball bats.  He beat both of them up.  Then, when he saw one of them atop a ladder painting a house, he shot him in the hand with a BB gun, causing him to fall 27 feet and break an arm and a leg.
 
He wants to beat up a cop.
 
He used to duct-tape weights around his hand and punch cement walls to toughen up his wrists and fists.
 
Lotta stories like this.  He says that he just generally enjoys being mean and hurting people (he literally said this).  He says he likes the adrenaline.
 
Another rather odd thing---he hates music.  All music.  Music in general.  Doesn't understand why people listen to it.  Has no interest in current events, either.
 
Last night, after 15 minutes of this and me being unable to change the subject, I just said "Okay, see ya later"---as much out of boredom as anything else.  Very strange guy.  I'm not sure how much of his crap I should even believe, but anyone who talks like this is probably a bit deranged.  I'll say hello to him, I guess, but that's about it.
 
Wondered yet how long it will be before the neighborhood cats start disappearing?
 


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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2013 at 2:31am
 
Yeah.  I wonder about that.  He doesn't seem to even notice animals.  Like he just doesn't even think about them (sorta like his attitude toward music).  But the homeowner where he lives, has 3.5 cats and a dog, but I don't know his attitudes towards them.  I'm gonna hafta ask my neighbor if the guy likes the animals there, or just coexists.
 
This guy seriously seems like a ticking time bomb.  But if he's not, he's certainly at least very very weird.  To be 50+ and still so raging, is just creepy.  On top of that, the fact that he so freely expresses his rage to me, who he doesn't even know, is odd.
 
 


Posted By: MrTim
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2013 at 4:48am
Throw a brick through his window one night.  Better to set him off now than to wait until he takes out the whole neighborhood after an ice cream truck drives by....  LOL
 
Quote The house to one side of us is very small, probably a one-bedroom, but meticulously maintained. It has a nice, bright coat of paint, pretty flowers, and a vegetable garden. There is no garage, and I never see one car parked there consistently. I have never seen the person who lives there.

However, every day, roughly 1-8 people or groups visit this house. It begins about 7:45am, even on Sundays. (I know because their loud radios wake me up.) Someone pulls up, waits in their car until the exact hour (8am on the dot or whatever), then walks up the steps. Some knock, some walk directly in the front door. They all emerge 15 minutes to an hour later, empty-handed as when they went in. (Women sometimes carry purses, but other than that, no consistent objects.)
 
Doesn't sound like a swingers club (too early in the morning & they don't stay long.)  Are the windows covered up?  If so, my guess is that it's a marijuana grow house (though a 1 bedroom house is kinda small for those.)   The other possibility is that it's a Santeria cult.  Better not go peeking in the windows if that's the case....  Wink


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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2013 at 2:13pm
Originally posted by MrTim MrTim wrote:

Throw a brick through his window one night.  Better to set him off now than to wait until he takes out the whole neighborhood after an ice cream truck drives by....  LOL
 
 
 
Our ice cream truck plays an endless loop of Turkey in the Straw as it drives around, and it sometimes makes me wanna take out the whole neighborhood...or at least file a whine with my congressman. 
 
Found out yesterday that, supposedly, this neighbor was some sorta hitman for the CIA in Central America in the 1980s.
 
 


Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2013 at 2:14pm

Your neighbor's roomie sounds pretty dangerous. Are the local authorities aware of this clown, or are they going to wait until he decides you forgot to say "Hi" to him and he kicks your butt?



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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2013 at 2:26pm
 
LittleO, could your neighbors be Mormons?  My Mormon neighbor has a coupla young Mormon girls visit him about once a week.  They're in California from New Zealand.  They live in a home that the Mormon Church maintains for the purpose of housing their young people on those "missions" they go on when they're 18.
 
 


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2013 at 2:36pm
Originally posted by PaWolf PaWolf wrote:

Your neighbor's roomie sounds pretty dangerous. Are the local authorities aware of this clown, or are they going to wait until he decides you forgot to say "Hi" to him and he kicks your butt?

 
I keep thinking something's gonna happen, though not involving me (I'm not worried about myself).  The guy told me that the cops in my town hate him, and he hates them.  It's not a good sign when cops know you and "hate" you.  Nor is it ever a good sign when you're the sort of person who hates cops.  Plus, he has some sorta marijuana-related website, and the homeowner sells pot.
 
I like the homeowner, though.  I'm not interested in bringing anything to the attention of the police.
 
Hopefully, this guy's more bark than bite, and nothing will happen.  He's been living here for about 4 months, and pretty much just stays to himself.  I just find it odd that someone would present himself to a stranger, as he did to me.
 
 


Posted By: Hezadancer
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2013 at 3:15pm
How could I have missed this thread for so long? I hate my neighbors, all of them!

I wish I could know exactly what my one of my neighbors is doing, but I haven't figured it out yet. There's like a multigenerational family living next door in a house they rent from what I believe is a family member consisting of an old man who seems incredibly senile, a woman, a man, (possibly married to her, possibly not, obviously the son of the old man) a younger man (their son?), occasionally a small girl, and a baby mama who never stays long. My neighborhood is fairly quiet, but whenever I hear sirens coming down the street, I KNOW where they're going, my neighbors. Cops are always out front talking to them, what appears to be a government worker parked in their driveway randomly, and recently not 1, not 2, but 3 fire trucks arrived at their house in the middle of the night and then left shortly after. Their house was clearly not on fire.

They set old bread out on the tree lawn for the birds, which attracts hundreds of starlings that sh*t all over my cars, they leave their 2 large untrained dogs out all day every day so they bark at everything and go completely ape sh*t every time I take my dogs out,  they're constantly throwing out old TVs and furniture, I think I've counted 8 so far, the senile old man gets parked in a chair outside his front door for 8 hours a day, just yelling things at people in the neighborhood and eye raping me every time I come home, the family has fights outside so loud I can hear them inside, it's bad.

One day the woman, who is skinny but constantly looks pregnant because she has a distended fat belly like sort sort of Somali child catches me walking in my front door and decides to complain to me about the fact that one of my retaining walls (made of rail road ties) is leaving a pile of detritus next to her trash cans. She says "I'm tired of sweeping it and I can never get the kids to do it for me". I look down and have no idea what she's talking about because the problem could be fixed in any number of cheap ways, and it's the equivalent of your neighbor telling you you have to rake the leaves in their yard because they come from your tree. It's natural detritus next to an outside trash can. She demands it gets fixed because "I'm not cleaning it up another summer". Meanwhile she rents the house and the landlord cleans it for her. ALSO MEANWHILE, our other neighbor's retaining wall is completely collapsing into our driveway and we haven't bugged them to do anything about it....and she's complaining about dirt, no where near her home, that she doesn't own, next to a trash can. I haven't done anything about it and I don't intend to.

My back door is really a side door and faces directly into the old man's bedroom window. About 1 in 5 times I come outside with my dogs, I see the old man's ass. Just a full on ass. Because he never closes his curtains, and is apparently never dressed from the waist down. I figure if I have to suffer an old man ass and barking dogs all day, they can deal with a little pile of dirt and shut the f**k up.


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Posted By: bwestfall
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2013 at 7:17pm
Worst was when I was growing up.  We had an incestuous family living down the road (rural area).  Father and older sons kept getting the females pregnant.  By the time I left home, I'd bet that the Father had fathered a child with one of his granddaughters.  Everyone knew but it was just one of those things no one ever did anything about.  There were about 2 dozen people living in their big old farmhouse.
 
Currently, my traditional male neighbors across the road (rural community, some house close together) are on the old schedule of mowing their grass on a scedule whether it needs it or not, i.e., mowing it within an inch of its life.  My problem, they do it at 8am on Saturday morning.  One leaf blows everyday at 8am until every LAST LEAF has fallen; for hours on end.  Some days that whirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr is in my head for hours.  His mailbox is on my side of road and he is very picky about how I MOW around it.  The boxes are on a hill, he has 2 (mail & newspaper) with one on one side of my concrete steps and the other next to my mailbox on the other, I have 1 (mail), I have never damaged or hurt his boxes in any way and he has the nerve to make sh*tty comments about how I mow it!  I mow and weed eat around it and he PICKS at me!  Plus, my road is like the raceway so you darn near get hit every time you're out there.
 
The other guy, mr. gold neckchain, "clubs" his trees.  He spent years getting these 2 beautiful maples a decent size, though not nearly as big as they can get, and he leaves stumps.  Besides disease and weak limbs it look like crap and its outside my front window.  His front lawn is treated like a golf green and he pours fertilizers, weed killers like crazy and they run off in to several of our yards. He mows his "green" twice a week every week.  I've seen him mowing in downpours--guess this is just stupid.
 
One other neighbor is pretty nice most of time until I find out he HATES Obama.  I put an Obama sign in my yard and full expected to have my tires slit and house spray painted.  Before that, this guy has taken it upon himself to watch my house for me.  I do not own a gun, though my father had shotgun and rifle for hunting.  Many of my neighbors shoot off guns all around me, especially in nice weather when I am working outside and some are quite close.  They are not hunting so nothing can be done and I don't want to p*ss them off anyway.  However, a while back I find out this guy has on several occasions came on to my property with his gun when people have been at my house.  This is not good.  He has no right, and this could leave me wide-open to a lawsuit if something happened.  Two of the times I know for sure that these were workers I gave a key to because they were my longtime plumber and electrician.  Man o' man.  I know he thinks he is protecting me but he should wait until he's asked!
 
And it is hard, just in general, to live in a community where you are about the only liberal, and somewhat environmentally green person.
 


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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2013 at 8:31pm
Originally posted by bwestfall bwestfall wrote:

And it is hard, just in general, to live in a community where you are about the only liberal, and somewhat environmentally green person.
 
 
Try being a conservative in San Francisco.  LOL
 
 


Posted By: bwestfall
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2013 at 8:54pm
Well, this election, 2012, I didn't put my Obama sign out because I'm starting to get old ladyish about stuff and somewhat worried about property damage and such but that would come from our younger, bored types.  I also feel like they talk about me down at the Country Store and at the neighborhood meetings Ouch
 
BUT, most of my-coworkers are liberal so I get my political fix at work.
 
I would love to live in SanFran and not necessarily because of its politics, but I would imagine it can be dicey and not fun if you are conservative.  Elections must suck big time Thumbs Down


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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2013 at 9:05pm
We are lucky, alot of empty nesters back here. Highschool kids can be loud, Stereos, LOUD Exhaust. A new batch is coming in though and it does not look good. Mini mini bikes, Remote controlled GAS powered cars. I have seen this kid drive and I just hope he does not bring tragedy to his family or someone elses.


Posted By: bwestfall
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2013 at 9:14pm
I have that same stuff, too.  We have 4 wheelers who techanically don't get in the road but hang halfway  into the road which is probably even more dangerous.  They never wear helmets either. My "gun" neighbor has been riding up banks of yards with his girl in front of him since she was 2.  I feel for her.

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Posted By: Tiz
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2013 at 10:42pm
Currently, my traditional male neighbors across the road (rural community, some house close together) are on the old schedule of mowing their grass on a scedule whether it needs it or not, i.e., mowing it within an inch of its life.  My problem, they do it at 8am on Saturday morning.  One leaf blows everyday at 8am until every LAST LEAF has fallen; for hours on end.
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I had an elderly couple right next door exactly like that in a place I once had. Needed a place when I moved up here from Myrtle Beach and this place was cheap. The old bat used to always get on me about the walnuts dropping from the walnut trees that were the boundary line. The trees belonged to the lady I rented the house from and why this lady kept on me about it, was beyond me.
Her husband(who looked like he was knocking at heaven's door) had no problem, it was just her. They put their clothes line right underneath those trees instead of the other sunnier side of property.Confused 

Not the first tree was in their yard and they kept their lawn manicured like a golf course. Even if there was a drought, their son would come every Saturday morning and fire up their ratty old riding mower with no muffler and cut.
Like clockwork, every Saturday morning. I hated them and I hated looking at their old fogy bloomers hanging on the clothes line 3 feet from my drive. 

They lived over to the right - on that golf course lawn.


Posted By: Moochamoocha
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2013 at 11:41pm
I have been living in my current house for 13 1/2 years and I still have no idea who my neighbors are. But to them, we must be the crazy cat people because of all the times we've been out on the street calling for Jellybean to come inside. We also feed the stray cats on the block so there's usually about three cats sleeping/hanging out on our front stoop during the day. Last year, one of the cats had kittens and kept them on our porch. They were the cutest things! I had to constantly poke my head out the door to keep the neighborhood brats from taking them, thereby reiterating the "crazy cat people" status.

One day, I opened the front door and found a nearly full box of Fancy Feast cat food on the stairs. Someone had bought a box, took a few cans and gave the rest to us. And when one of the neighbor's cat died (not too long after Jellybean did) last year, she gave us the leftover food she had because she knew we would either give it to the strays or to our remaining cat, Blackberry.


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Posted By: MrTim
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2013 at 11:49pm
If you want to mess with those 'perfect' lawns, buy some bulk wild flower seeds, wait until the wind is right, and let them blow over.  I've also heard that you can't kill carrots with Roundup.  If that's true, might want to seed those around too....  Wink

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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 06 Apr 2013 at 2:15am
Rather than go back into the excrutiating details of my "nightmare neighbors" story, I'll just post a couple of links to the TWO THREADS I posted on them.
 
Pictures included!!!
 
http://forums.commercialsihate.com/trashy-jerk-neighbors-driving-across-my-yard_topic12395.html" rel="nofollow - http://forums.commercialsihate.com/trashy-jerk-neighbors-driving-across-my-yard_topic12395.html
 
http://forums.commercialsihate.com/trashy-neighbors-2-the-saga-continues_topic12405.html" rel="nofollow - http://forums.commercialsihate.com/trashy-neighbors-2-the-saga-continues_topic12405.html
 
And as bad as my neighbors were, I don't think they held a candle to some of the others posted about here.
 
Or this guy....
 
 
 


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Posted By: Hezadancer
Date Posted: 06 Apr 2013 at 4:12am
Originally posted by bwestfall bwestfall wrote:


 
Currently, my traditional male neighbors across the road (rural community, some house close together) are on the old schedule of mowing their grass on a scedule whether it needs it or not, i.e., mowing it within an inch of its life.  My problem, they do it at 8am on Saturday morning.
 


This was the biggest issue growing up at my parents house. The neighborhood was 75% elderly people who had nothing better to do then go outside and shakily push around their old lawn mowers every weekend morning. My dad was crazy lawn guy too but at least he waited until a reasonable hour to mow his grass to death. He was always outside just ITCHING to f**k with the lawn. Omg tiny patch of dying grass? Better dig it all up and put down some new sod. Better walk around with the fertilizer trough once a month, better sit and water it until it's completely saturated and drowning.

I simply don't get "lawn guys". Most of our lawn is patchy and gets dandelions in the summer. Couldn't give 2 sh*ts about it. I don't think anyone in this neighborhood is a "lawn guy", but I also live by people that still have Christmas wreaths up. Aint no body got time fo lawns apparently.


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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 06 Apr 2013 at 4:28am
Flowering weeds in your yard are desirable.
 
The bees & butterflies are disappearing because of all the construction destroying native plants & all these perfectly manicured yards.
 
I let the dandelions & other flowering weeds take over my entire back yard.
 
In my front yard I mow around them.
 
 
 
 
 


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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 06 Apr 2013 at 6:19pm
 
My neighbor (the homeowner) tells me that even though the guy's been living there for months, his dog still growls at the guy.
 
The dog's a pitbull, but she's the sweetest damned pooch; she thinks she's a lap dog.  She just loves everyone.  Not this guy, though.
 
 


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 06 Apr 2013 at 6:25pm
Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Flowering weeds in your yard are desirable.
 
The bees & butterflies are disappearing because of all the construction destroying native plants & all these perfectly manicured yards.
 
I let the dandelions & other flowering weeds take over my entire back yard.
 
In my front yard I mow around them.
 
 
 
I mow all that stuff down.  But I have so damned many other flowers and flowering plants that I'm not lacking for bees and butterflies...and, unfortunately, snails.
 
I'm especially crazy about the hummingbirds.  If it weren't for the cats, I'd have a hummingbird feeder.
 
 


Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 06 Apr 2013 at 7:24pm

When it comes to the 'neighborhood youth' - kids and young adults:

In some ways, we're lucky. No 4-wheelers around, thank goodness - just tons of snowmobiles and jetskis. There are long and amazingly remote snowmobile trails all around (none of which gets anywhere near us). As insane as they could be, snowmobilers tend to act responsibly. We rarely have any behavior-related incidents with them. Jetskis? Well, that is the summer hazard of choice for the young and the drunk, but no big deal - when things go wrong, the funeral home gets business (and things constantly go wrong even though the waters are very well policed). I think this is more directly tied to people who love the water and have more money than brains. Our waters are NOT slow and ALWAYS have incredibly strong undertows, yet people can't even take a hint when they see others playing 'chase the stick' with their pooches - a dog will jump into the river to get the stick, but ALWAYS have a fight getting back to shore. Beleive me - a kid who got his scouting lifeguard merit badge has less a chance making it back to shore than a dog does. 


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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2013 at 7:34pm
Gulp.  I might've been friends with the Zodiac Killer.
 
I was speaking earlier today with an old San Francisco friend/roommate from the early 80s---well, I'll make a long story short:
 
We were talking about a woman I lived with for 10 years (from 1992 to 2002).  I mentioned a friend of hers, who as a result, was also a friend of mine.  I didn't really know him that well, but I went with her to parties and dinners at his house.  He was a radical, a film distributor, an editor, a pretty nice guy---though with supposed sexually twisted proclivities I didn't really ever wanna delve into.  He died in 2004.
 
So, I decided to look him up.  The first result was in the Wikipedia entry for Zodiac Killer.  Some History Channel show did an investigation in 2009 and concluded that this guy might've been the infamous Zodiac Killer.
 
Here's the paragraph:
 
In 2009, an episode of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_%28U.S._TV_channel%29" rel="nofollow - History Channel television series http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MysteryQuest" rel="nofollow - MysteryQuest looked at newspaper editor R----- G-------- (1936–2004). During the time of the murders, G--------worked for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco_Express_Times" rel="nofollow - Good Times , a San Francisco counterculture newspaper. His appearance resembles the composite sketch and Nancy Slover, the Vallejo police dispatcher who was contacted by the Zodiac shortly after the Blue Rock Springs Attack, has identified a recording of G--------'s voice as being the same as the Zodiac's. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zodiac_Killer#cite_note-69" rel="nofollow - [69] Additional circumstantial evidence exists but cannot definitively connect G-------- to the murders.
 
This is kinda blowing me away right now.
 


Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2013 at 8:05pm

^I'm surprised you didn't get his signature.

"All the best to my ol' buddy Thor! Stay in touch, let's do lunch and more,
  How about a 'day at the lake'? Be sure and remember to bring some 'sun protection' - we'll stop and 'do some shots', too!
 Your Pal,
 Zodiac (you can call me 'ZK') "
 
 


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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2013 at 8:16pm
 
He may not even have been the Zodiac Killer.  But the idea that people think he was, is kinda freaking me out.  What other sick f*cks did I know in that town?  I know I'd used a toilet that Charles Manson once used (well, he lived there 11 years earlier, so I assume he crapped there, too), but that's about it. 
 
 
 
 


Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2013 at 9:55pm
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

...Here's the paragraph:
 
In 2009, an episode of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_%28U.S._TV_channel%29" rel="nofollow - History Channel television series http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MysteryQuest" rel="nofollow - MysteryQuest looked at newspaper editor R----- G-------- (1936–2004). During the time of the murders, G--------worked for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco_Express_Times" rel="nofollow - Good Times , a San Francisco counterculture newspaper. His appearance resembles the composite sketch and Nancy Slover, the Vallejo police dispatcher who was contacted by the Zodiac shortly after the Blue Rock Springs Attack, has identified a recording of G--------'s voice as being the same as the Zodiac's. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zodiac_Killer#cite_note-69" rel="nofollow - [69] Additional circumstantial evidence exists but cannot definitively connect G-------- to the murders.
 
This is kinda blowing me away right now.
 
ConfusedThat bugged me some, so I had to look it up a bit. I think the person you are referring to (R_G_) is the author of the book that the movie is based off of, never one of the actual suspects.

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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2013 at 10:19pm
 
I see where you got that.  You're thinking the "RG" I referred to is Robert Graysmith, an author mentioned in the Wiki article.  It is not.  There's another "RG" in the Wikipedia article---a "Richard".  If you Google that one, you'll see a lot of info pointing to him as the killer.
 
 
 
 
 
 


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2013 at 2:57pm
 
I've decided to go with the belief that Gaikowski is not the Zodiac Killer.  First of all, it'll probably never be proven.  Second of all, I just don't need to think I knew a serial killer.  Third, if he's not the killer, it's a horrible legacy to have, and a horrible idea to spread.
 
 
 
 


Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2013 at 4:18pm
^You probably know a serial killer, but just haven't discussed the topic with him. Ask your neighbor when nobody else is around...it is kind of a 'private matter', doncha know...

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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2013 at 4:28pm
 
Well, that guy told the homeowner that he was a hitman for the CIA in Central America in the 1980s, so if we were to believe him, he too was a serial killer.
 
Neither the homeowner nor I are ready to accept that claim as truth, however.  I tend to think the guy's just a bit nuts and not a particularly nice person.  Apparently, the dog does, too.  The other day, she left a few turds in front of his bedroom door, and the guy stepped in it.  LOL
 
 
 
 


Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2013 at 10:44pm
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

 
Well, that guy told the homeowner that he was a hitman for the CIA in Central America in the 1980s, so if we were to believe him, he too was a serial killer...  
 
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Posted By: LittleO
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2013 at 12:33am
Okay, I'm back from a busy weekend with a new development: there was a Ryder truck parked at the weird house for 2-3 days last week. It was in the driveway just a few feet from my office window, but I never quite figured out what was being loaded or unloaded, even though I did hear them working during daylight hours.

Now the truck is gone, and the parade of visitors is back on schedule. It doesn't appear that anyone actually moved in or out. What takes 2-3 days to (un)load that could fit in a 1940s 1-BR bungalow?!

Thor, they don't seem to follow the Mormon pattern -- it's more like individual appointments than group meetings. Or maybe they're freelance LDS?


Posted By: bwestfall
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2013 at 12:54am
I guess I should start a thread entitled, "Have you ever known a serial killer?" but I'll sneak this in here.  When I was a cocktail waitress and about 19yo, my bartender/friend (also female), had a conversation with a guy at our bar for about 2 hours.  I remember that I was talking about how hard it was to train my puppy to go pee outside.  This guy was so ordinary.  Well, he asked us when we got off work and  we didn't for several hours so he left.  The next day, a woman was found strangled with her pantyhose in a corn field just outside of town.  The guy left our workplace (Holiday Inn) and went to Ramada Inn and picked this woman up and she left with him.  Both Laurie and I had to go to police station for his description and complete statements.  They caught him and we were going to have to be witnesses until they found out he had killed at least 6 other women in various states.  They sent him back to Texas where he ended up on death row and we never had to testify. 
 
You know, I don't think about that much but Thor's story reminded me of it, and I always think what an ordinary, boring life I've had, until I think of all of the scary, odd, unusual, and interesting things that have happened to me.  Of course, everybody does. Wink 


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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2013 at 1:02am
 
^  Yikes.  Since I discovered what I did about Richard, and emailed a few friends about it, one of my friends who I used to work with in the 80s, told me that a temp he used to work with there, was arrested in 2006 for the rape and strangulation of a girl he met in the 1970s.  Somehow, they were able to connect him to the crime using DNA.  His name was John Puckett.
 
 


Posted By: MrTim
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2013 at 5:14am
Originally posted by LittleO LittleO wrote:

Okay, I'm back from a busy weekend with a new development: there was a Ryder truck parked at the weird house for 2-3 days last week. It was in the driveway just a few feet from my office window, but I never quite figured out what was being loaded or unloaded, even though I did hear them working during daylight hours.

Now the truck is gone, and the parade of visitors is back on schedule. It doesn't appear that anyone actually moved in or out. What takes 2-3 days to (un)load that could fit in a 1940s 1-BR bungalow?!

Thor, they don't seem to follow the Mormon pattern -- it's more like individual appointments than group meetings. Or maybe they're freelance LDS?
 
You should drop an anonymous tip to the cops about suspicious activity at the house.  If they don't already know about it, they'll have undercover look into it.  (Yeah, we know you don't want to cause any trouble, but go ahead.  We know you want to....  Big smile)


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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2013 at 5:27am
 
I think LittleO needs to do a little snooping.  At least peek in the windows.  And keep us posted.
 
 


Posted By: LittleO
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2013 at 5:38pm
Originally posted by MrTim MrTim wrote:

 
You should drop an anonymous tip to the cops about suspicious activity at the house.  If they don't already know about it, they'll have undercover look into it.  (Yeah, we know you don't want to cause any trouble, but go ahead.  We know you want to....  Big smile)

Do you think they really would? That would be exciting!

Thor, there is almost no way I could peek into the windows without someone noticing. Tiny yards, observant guy across the street, etc. But I guess I could try... We're moving soon anyway! 


Posted By: DARK FATHER
Date Posted: 23 Apr 2013 at 8:42pm
It could be a mobile meth lab in the Ryder truck.  Those are getting more common.


Posted By: LittleO
Date Posted: 23 Apr 2013 at 9:13pm
I didn't think of that! The truck hasn't been back since, but all the other weirdness has continued, so it's anyone's guess.


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 23 Apr 2013 at 10:22pm
Originally posted by LittleO LittleO wrote:

I didn't think of that! The truck hasn't been back since, but all the other weirdness has continued, so it's anyone's guess.
 
Yes, it's anyone's guess...but it's your job to solve the mystery.
 
Time to go "full-on Gladys Kravitz".
 
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Or maybe Jane Hathaway.
 
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Posted By: LittleO
Date Posted: 23 Apr 2013 at 11:38pm
^^^ Ha!!! If nothing else, at least I'll have better hair while being the neighborhood busybody...


Posted By: DARK FATHER
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2013 at 12:22am
Watch the movie The 'Burbs if you want to see what happens to nosy neighborhood busybodies!  My old neighbors that inspired this thread used to watch EVERYTHING I did while trying to appear as if they were NOT!!


Posted By: DARK FATHER
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2013 at 12:26am
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

 
I've decided to go with the belief that Gaikowski is not the Zodiac Killer.  First of all, it'll probably never be proven.  Second of all, I just don't need to think I knew a serial killer.  Third, if he's not the killer, it's a horrible legacy to have, and a horrible idea to spread.
 
 
 
 
 
Do not be so sure about it not being proven.  The police have a DNA profile from a letter Zodiac licked and sent them years ago.  Even Jack The Ripper did not leave this much evidence behind.  Zodiac was also seen by several witnesses who made the drawing of him. This case may yet be solved! 


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2013 at 3:29am
 
^  Yeah.  The History Channel documentary I watched on Youtube seems to show a DNA connection between Richard and the Zodiac Killer---via DNA found on those envelopes.
 
Oh, I dunno.  I'd just rather think it's not true, I guess.
 
 


Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2013 at 3:52am
I had an "across the hall" neighbor for one month in a little aprtment building I lived in back in the 80's.
 
I came home one afternoon & he had all his stuff packed into the back of his car & had been in the process of leaving when his car conked out. I happened to pull in & gave him a jump start. I asked him if he was leaving & said he was just going home for the Thanksgiving holiday that was approaching.
 
The guy was stocky with thick black hair & a thick black moustache which he had hurriedly (from the look of the job he did) shaved off.
 
So he left & I went inside. Later that day or maybe the next, I was watching the news & they reported that a local bank had been robbed by a guy who they described as stocky with thick black hair & a thick black moustache.
 
I know it was him. I shoulda called the cops & gave them the info. He stole a big hanging plant from me that I was gonna give to my mother.
 
Unfortunately, I didn't find out about it until much later.
 


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Posted By: MrTim
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2013 at 4:11am
Originally posted by DARK FATHER DARK FATHER wrote:

The police have a DNA profile from a letter Zodiac licked and sent them years ago.  Even Jack The Ripper did not leave this much evidence behind.   
 
Actually, they do have JTR's DNA.  They recovered it from the envelopes he licked....  Wink


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