I'm glad that I dont have any neighbors.
This is a discussion on Hilljack neighbors at it again within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I thought the cold weather would force them inside and out of eyesight and ear shot... Not so. We started the day off with the ...
I thought the cold weather would force them inside and out of eyesight and ear shot... Not so.
We started the day off with the little yappy dog yapping a 6am- at least they are getting out of bed to go to work.
Then, one of them decides its a good day to run a chain saw for about an hour in the side yard right outside my living room window for no apparent reason.
Tonight was one of the more comical nights though- A full scale family feud took place in the driveway, there was no shame in airing all the dirty laundry at full volume for the entire neighborhood to hear. If I knew ahead of time, I would have filled my yard with lawn chairs and sold tickets.
Then, one of the teenagers, who isn't a bad kid, but doesn't have much of a chance in life because of his parents, came over to borrow some ice. No big deal... right? He says their machine broke and asks for a big bag of ice. OK.. but there are 4 stores within easy walking distance where they can buy a huge bag of ice for a dollar. I tell him this, and ask him if he wants a dollar to go buy ice, or a ziplock back of ice... he chooses the ice. Critical thinking fail.
A few hours later, (just a few minutes ago) the adult son (who is dumber than a box of rocks... I tried to like the kid, he wanted to join the Army but failed the ASVAB ) was outside kicking the snot out of his car yelling at somebody on the phone. I watched his temper tantrum with some delight, until he got a little out of hand smashing the windows out of the car. I had to leave my warm office and go tell him to clean the glass up- He did and stormed off in his now windowless car. He had to of been cold, where ever he went. I'm sure he was cussing me too, as I made sure every last piece of glass was swept up.
I emailed the out of town owner of the house to see if they stopped paying rent yet. (he's a friend) He got a little pissy, I must of touched a nerve. I also offered to be the contractor that guts the house and restores it to habitable condition after the inevitable eviction.
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I'm glad that I dont have any neighbors.
There's usually one on every block. I've been really fortunate that our little block is an exception. All great neighbors.
I once had neighbors (renters of course) who were running an oil field service business out of their house in violation of all sorts of restrictions, code, you name it. We had these huge "mud" hauling oil field service trucks driving up and down the block. I think they were just trying to get paid but probably not having much luck 'cause they kept coming back.
Eventually I had to find the owner and demand that he get the renters out of there. I think they beat him to it though and skipped town about 6 months early on their lease.
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You ought to star in a TV series, "Neighbors." They already have "Cops."
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Can I bring some popcorn over? That sounds much more interesting than my evening.
How exactly does one fail the ASVAB?
Maybe they were actually taking care of their stuff, and running the chainsaw out of gas for the winter.
It is a tid bit nippy out tonight to be rolling around without windows.
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You have no general skills, no idea of how to get some,no aptitude at all, are dumber than a rock, display no common sense and are a graduate of Hillarys "no child left behind" educational program.How exactly does one fail the ASVAB
Well lets see my neighbor to the South of me had the audacity to bring me over thanksgiving dinner,and my neighbor acroos the street yelled at me while I was sorting brass in my driveway and said thanks for cutting my grass...dang neighbors
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duka, how do you live with such horrid people?
I have great neighbors, my neighbor next door is a 30 something woman who has two dogs, and a cat, is a humanitarian and does charity work. My neighbor across the street is a convicted felon who turned his life around. He's the one guy with a record that I trust in my home and around my family because I know him well. His mistakes were in the past, DUI's, luckily he didn't hurt anyone but he still got a felony rap. The business next door likes to block my parking spot, I have the curb painted and sign posted parking for 1433 only. They still park there. They block my driveway, stack the street 2 cars deep, don't speak english, and the tow truck driver knows em all by first name. I enjoy coming home in the morning and ordering a vehicle tow.
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I was sitting here over morning coffee, chuckling quietly to myself over your travails...when I suddenly realized that the beloved old man across the street is in a nursing home now, and his house is empty......I don't think his kids are planning on renting it out though, but in this economy one never knows...here's hoping that someone with some actual means (and a sense of responsibility) buys it!
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How much are the tickets for this show........ we dont have neighbors so we never get to see any action, we have to watch real tv .....
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