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To want to kill my neighbour this morning!!

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starrychime Sat 09-Jul-11 11:33:18

Stay in a high rise flat with DD - trying desparately to get out but haven't managed yet sad Anyway we have a balcony off the living room and so does next door. There is a wall between the 2 balconies so if you are out on it you can't see next door unless you go to the front of the balcony and look to the side IFSWIM. There is a little gate between the 2 - I think so that you can escape onto the next door balcony if there is a fire.
Anyway, this is where I go for a ciggie and have an ashtray out there. So next door neighbour is an arse, pot-smoking, non-specific shouting at all hours etc. Hardly ever see anyone up here as I'm out at work all day and noise doesn't really bother me so usually I'm like "Whatever..." This morning at 10am I see him coming through the gate onto my balcony shock (have thin curtains up at the livingroom glass door). This is when I turn into a mummy tiger instead of a wuss like I usually am - how dare he invade my space when I have a DD etc grin I storm out the door and say What are you doing, that's not on, that gate needs to be kept shut. He's all bleary eyed, mumbles "Just getting some of your cigarette ends, sorry" and he's been picking the ends out of the ashtray and off the balcony where they've blown out of the ashtray!! This is a balcony which is fairly well splattered with pigeon poo and he has been gathering these off the concrete and taking them in and presumably rolling them up. I could go to the council and complain but don't want to antagonise him as he's really a knob (quite young I think, just a wee drunken arse). He scuttled back over his side and shut the gate saying cool, cool etc when I said sternly "This gate needs to stay SHUT" etc. Do you think I should let it go this time?

NearlySpring Sat 09-Jul-11 11:37:21

Your neighbour sounds awful! He's probably been doing his lots and this is the first time you've caught him.

I would start bring the ashtray in each time so he has no reason to come onto your balcony.

Then do everything you can to move.

JambalayaCodfishPie Sat 09-Jul-11 11:37:23

Id let it go this time, give him chance to heed your warning. He's clearly an idiot, but that doesnt mean he wont respect your wishes.

JambalayaCodfishPie Sat 09-Jul-11 11:37:58

And def shift the ashtray! smile

purplepidjin Sat 09-Jul-11 11:38:09

Barricade the gate shut, and feel very very very sorry for him?

I hope you get out soon sad

pictish Sat 09-Jul-11 11:38:59

Yes I think you should let it go.

WibblyBibble Sat 09-Jul-11 11:42:18

TBH I'd buy a padlock for the gate- though you might get in trouble for that if it is for fire regs.

DragonAlley Sat 09-Jul-11 11:42:56

looking at it another way - he's clearing up your litter for you.

starrychime Sat 09-Jul-11 11:50:41

Feels better just getting it all out - I was shaking this morning with anger and, yes I admit it, fear blush though I'm sure if it came to it I could take him out with a swift right hook grin I guess I could empty the ashtray over to his side every night as a bedtime pressie grin Don't think I could barricade the gate - it's only waist height anyway so could be climbed over but a slight slip to the side and he would be off the side of the building and on his way to the ground a couple of hundred feet below (hmm, bad thing or not)

purplepidjin Sat 09-Jul-11 12:58:49

How about some nice plants to cheer up your balcony?

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BobbaFettBountyHunter Sat 09-Jul-11 13:09:09

That is pretty minging,I'm guessing he's just after the dog ends and probably wont stop. Knock on his door, using his balcony, explain you don't want him on your area, suggest tipping your dog ends in a bucket on his side for him to enjoy?

HeidiKat Sat 09-Jul-11 13:50:13

Get one of those ashtrays out of poundland thats designed with a little pot of water underneath so as to soak the butts when you put them out, surely he won't want soggy ones.

starrychime Sat 09-Jul-11 18:14:27

Just got back in aftrer been out all afternoon and the ashtray is still full - hooray! Don't know about him not wanting soggy ones Heidi, this morning his weasly little hands were full of ones from among the pigeon poo and the ashtray was pretty damp as we had rain yesterday! Maybe I could fill the ashtray with bleach - is that dangerous? If so, tough - I am really angry about this, you may have noticed! He has knocked on my door a couple of times about 10pm steaming drunk looking for cigarette papers - "Don't use them" say I, "Have you got any fag papers", says he, "Don't use them" I repeat, "Have you got any fag papers?" "Are you my neighbour?" confused "Gonna give us a couple of fag papers?" <sigh, shuts door>

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