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To refuse to accept a parcel for next door

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so man with HUGE box came to the door with a parcel for next door, was I unreasonable to say 'no I'd rather not, its very large and I actually don't get on with them' he huffed at me and stormed away shock and I felt bad for approx a minute. saw him leave without it so nicer neighbour on other side must have accepted it. I am horrible aren't I smile

PedantMarina Mon 19-Aug-13 15:41:01

I am insanely jealous at valiumred and anybody else who so comprehensively doesn't get how nasty neighbours can be.

JerseySpud Mon 19-Aug-13 16:05:16

Pouffe Poo

hardbeingme Mon 19-Aug-13 16:21:47

YANBU i take them in but usually end up feeling annoyed - one side is fine but the other side shes often at home but 'can't be bothered to open the door, besides i knew you'd be in' hmm

neighbour opposite has taken them for me but has lived here long enough to have fallen out with half the street so has strict rules over who's parcels she will or will not accept.

however was most annoyed taking one in for neighbours i don't know, big heavy box, here for days - i kept knocking incase they didn't receive a card and when i did finally catch them not even a thank you and they expected me to carry it over the road for them - nope! next time i will say no and feel guilty for the rest of the day

GhostsInSnow Mon 19-Aug-13 17:59:18

Oh God jersey that made me howl, thank you!

HorryIsUpduffed Mon 19-Aug-13 18:04:17

thanks jersey

silverten Mon 19-Aug-13 18:11:41

It's really very simple- if you are a twat you can't possibly expect your neighbours to do you any favours.

One set of my neighbours is lovely- no problems with taking in their parcels, lending them our drive, moving their bins, unblocking their drains (we have rods and are much younger than them) ...

The other set wouldn't piss on you if you were on fire. They get nothing from us.

What goes around comes around.

EhricLovesTeamQhuay Mon 19-Aug-13 18:14:09

I have refused to take in parcels for one set of neighbours twice on the grounds that they are fucking horrible people and we don't speak. I felt like a tit but no way am I having them come to my door, I fucking hate them.

coldwater1 Mon 19-Aug-13 18:16:07

I don't get on with my neighbour but still take their parcels in, they send their kids round to pick them up though. Lol

Spikeytree Mon 19-Aug-13 18:25:17

It pisses me off when you take a parcel in, try knocking repeatedly on their door and just get ignored. I can see them moving around, I can hear them, but no I'll just stand outside your house with a heavy parcel being ignored. After 5 days of this I left it on their doorstep. I don't take in for them anymore and I have the sticker on my letterbox saying return to delivery office.

Cheesyslice Mon 19-Aug-13 18:37:24

I used to quite happily take stuff in for our neighbours. Then they asked the delivery company that frequently dropped stuff off for them to NOT leave anything with us! We've only ever had very pleasant exchanges with them.

Cheeky fuckers. grin

MammaTJ Mon 19-Aug-13 18:44:49

I would take in for some neighbours, but not for others. I don't need the 'lady' who shouted 'Oi, fat cunt' to me to have a reason to knock on my door. I also don't need the people who were so called friends of mine but saying all sorts about me behind my back knocking on my door either.


JerseySpud Mon 19-Aug-13 18:48:15

takes a bow

I knew my memory for random threads that make me laugh would come in handy

Mouserama Tue 20-Aug-13 05:09:58

In the last week, I've accepted around 8 parcels for my NDN. I'm on Mat Leave, and NDN eorks so I'm not too bothered about taking in the parcels for him although am bloody curious to know what all of the parcels are - 8 in one week is a bit excessive! I just wish that the ting of the deliveries were better - I generally get the knock on the door as soon as I've just got my boob out to feed baby!

Mimishimi Tue 20-Aug-13 05:38:20

It's so weird. I just clicked on this thread to check responses when there was a knock at my neighbour's apartment door. "parcel delivery!" from the courier. Since they just moved in from downstairs (to a bigger apartment), they've had a lot of deliveries lately but neighbour said she wasn't expecting anything. Courier said the people upstairs nominated her and she sounded surprised but I think she took it. From the grunting and thump as it was placed down,I doubt it's books. She is a housewife. And here I was thinking it didn't happen here ! It's just so strange that it happened exactly at the moment I was also thinking about it. I would be quite cross if neighbours nominated me without asking first. Not likely to happen as I am not from the same cultural group as most of my neighbours but it's still going to be annoying if she starts getting treated as a collection depot ( this is the first time I've heard it though).

PrincessFlirtyPants Tue 20-Aug-13 07:22:29

YANBU, if you don't get along with them you don't have to do them any favours if you don't want to. If I didn't get on with my neighbour and I got a note saying that they had my parcel I wouldn't be looking forward to collecting it.

I do it for my neighbours but I don't like it. The other week I took in a parcel and we had it in our hallway for 3 weeks because our next door neighbours were hardly ever in. It was so irritating having it there taking up space! Would have moved it into a cupboard but I wouldn't have wanted to invite them in while I got the parcel from the cupboard.

50shadesofmeh Tue 20-Aug-13 07:31:49

I always take parcels for my neighbour but once it was a box the size of a coffin and I said no as I had no where to put it and it would cause an obstruction in my hallway . My 2 year old likes to open other people's parcels too lol.

50shades hope you read the linked poo pouffe thread grin

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