Fucking trampolines.

(99 Posts)
DisappointedOne Sat 04-Jul-15 13:10:50

That is all.

RachelRagged Sat 04-Jul-15 13:12:45

lollll

Yours or neighbours ? ?

BabyFeets Sat 04-Jul-15 13:13:01

Why?

Ledare Sat 04-Jul-15 13:14:43

I hear you.

I also hear the gobby ndn DC until after ten on school nights while trying to calm DS who is autistic and can't understand why younger children are up screaming on the fucking thing at that time.

I might start letting him be as loud as he wants in the early hours when the parents have to be up for work the next day hmm

Duckdeamon Sat 04-Jul-15 13:14:57

Dangerous. People we know have them with a broken zip, on concrete, let loads of DC on them at once, usually unsupervised. Makes me unhappy about my DC playing at some houses unsupervised, but to say anything means seeming over anxious.

DrankSangriaInThePark Sat 04-Jul-15 13:20:09

They are a good indicator of what kind of NDN is moving in though....wink

Dreadful things generally used by the kind if people who will also have loud brashy barbecues with full volume music the second the sun pops out.

Snob, moi? You bet.

DisappointedOne Sat 04-Jul-15 13:22:43

Neighbour, young bloke has not long had new partner and baby move in. He has a son from a previous relationship that stays every weekend. GF has been de-bachelorising the house and has had an area of decking put in the garden against our shared fence. It's about 2ft off the ground (4 steps up to it) which is a bit unnecessary but she's put pots and chairs on it for them to sit out there. Lovely. No problem. The houses are not in line so all houses have privacy etc.

He's bought the eldest a trampoline and sited it in the far corner of the decking. The bouncy bit is literally about a foot below the top of the fence. Kid now spends most of the weekend bouncing up and tormenting DD who now wants one too. Back of our house is mostly glass so now they can see into every room. Neighbour is now on the trampoline with the kid and I'm still in PJs feeling exposed. Fuckers.

ShakesBootyFlabWobbles Sat 04-Jul-15 13:29:21

Cat toilets. Yanbu

AnulTheMagnificent Sat 04-Jul-15 13:41:31

Start walking around naked, and wave at them when they look in, they might move it.

littleostrich Sat 04-Jul-15 13:47:51

YANBU. We have high fences but no privacy because next door's grandchildren (and seemingly all of their friends) are always on the trampoline. It's right against the fence and they don't even bounce half the time, they just lean over the fence to look into our garden and annoy talk to our dog.

DisappointedOne Sat 04-Jul-15 13:59:01

Got all the patio doors and windows open. Tempted to stick on some extremely offensive gangsta rap and turn the sound system up to 11. grin

WellErrr Sat 04-Jul-15 14:05:38

Oooh I've just bought one! It's amazing! grin

soapboxqueen Sat 04-Jul-15 14:11:27

We've just got one for ds and dd. They love it and are usually naked to boot. Good job we've got a lot of trees etc grin

OddBoots Sat 04-Jul-15 14:13:54

The sunken ones look more suitable for neighbourly relations and probably less dangerous. The normal ones are really antisocial and should come with a large tax that goes straight to the NHS.

FrChewieLouie Sat 04-Jul-15 14:15:44

Dd2's getting one for her birthday on Friday grin.

I don't think she'll be able to see into the neighbour's houses from it, though.

findingherfeet Sat 04-Jul-15 14:19:37

Oh dear had no idea they were so problematic...I still want one! (For the kids..)

Timetodrive Sat 04-Jul-15 14:22:58

We have a sunken one that is at the far end of the garden with no houses on the back but we have one neighbour with a jumping teenager that jumps for hours and the other neighbour has put theirs right outside the back door and right upto fence the kids are toddlers though so although they can see right into house they are too cute to get angry about.

IUseAnyName Sat 04-Jul-15 14:31:43

I agree with pp disappointedone.... Stand in the window starkers

canyou Sat 04-Jul-15 14:33:54

My cousin bought an all singing and dancing enormous one 4 years ago, they asked my DDad to put it up as he was the only one they trusted to do it right, he refused as it was antisocial and as a paramedic hek saw the bad side of them, last week they asked DP to put it up he is also a paramedic and refused. Same reasons as DDad. It turns out the DC could not careless about the trampoline it was the adults who wanted it for drunken bbq's

SideOrderofChips Sat 04-Jul-15 14:47:28

I hate them. With a passion.

They are banned from my house.

Kaekae Sat 04-Jul-15 14:48:21

Hate them. I hate the way they invade other people's privacy. They should be banned! grin

teatrailer Sat 04-Jul-15 14:48:33

Large party being set up next door, so all my windows and doors will be shut this evening as their trampoline is two feet away from my French windows, and all the adults will be on it and shouting. No dinner in the garden for us tonight.

Roll on winter.

pointythings Sat 04-Jul-15 14:49:56

We've got one - safety net, strict rules about who gets to go on it. Our DDs definitely do not go on it and screech until all hours of the night, nor do we ever play loud music outdoors (though we do have non-trampolined neighbours who do...). hmm

butterfly133 Sat 04-Jul-15 14:54:56

YANBU
I'd ban them from domestic gardens myself. Seem to cause a lot of accidents as well. I mean for the kids, not adults accidentally bashing their heads against the walls or anything.

Timetodrive Sat 04-Jul-15 15:18:53

The biggest problem with trampolines is the parents do not have the intrusion and if the neighbours are polite they have no idea just how their children impact garden life. Some people like 2ft high fences and use the garden to chat with neighbours whereas some people like 5ft plus fence and value privacy.

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