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To think I live opposite some really daft people

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LaurieFairyCake Sun 06-Oct-13 15:29:42

Aerated woman's just come to the door

"I'm on the phone to the police yeah, there's smoke coming from your house, you're alright, yeah"

Me: "er yes, (pointing) that's a chimney. When you light the stove smoke comes out"

Her: "yeah, but it's fire innit and I've called the police now"

Me: "ok. Fire produces smoke yes, but it's a stove and it's meant to"

Woman wanders off shaking head and speaking into phone to police "it's a stove, not fire"


FruOla Tue 08-Oct-13 09:35:05

Laurie, you must light another fire in your stove before you move .... please grin

LilRedWG Mon 07-Oct-13 22:37:55

Any further neighbourly news?

BehindLockNumberNine Mon 07-Oct-13 12:50:43

Thank you for the clicky photo smile

That is just brilliant, I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall when daft neighbour was explaining to the firemen what the problem was. And I would love to have heard their reply to her!!

I hope you bump into daft neighbour once more before you move out!

WaitMonkey Mon 07-Oct-13 09:37:00

Is this actually true ? It's amazing. Best thread ever. This has to go in classics. Does your buyer look like she could be on here ? Please say yes. grin

fryingpantoface Mon 07-Oct-13 08:39:52

Did she come back?

marriedinwhiteisbackz Mon 07-Oct-13 08:34:18

Best thread for ages. You know that if you request an ambulance you can tell them it would be best to send a specialist MH/Psychiatric team don't you grin. She sounds more unwell than daft to me to be honest.

Euphemia Mon 07-Oct-13 08:24:32

Please say she came back!

FruOla Mon 07-Oct-13 07:50:43

grin grin

SockywockyWOOOOOdah Mon 07-Oct-13 06:05:57

Starfish, OP has some stuff to burn before moving house on Thursday.

Retroformica Mon 07-Oct-13 04:15:32

Daft but helpful

differentnameforthis Mon 07-Oct-13 03:51:55

Err yes, could you please make sure your buyers are on Mumsnet. In fact, this is imperative

Agreed. If they are not on MN, you must leave strict instructions that they inform us of any further madness created by this woman!

oldnewmummy Mon 07-Oct-13 01:36:18

You beat me to it - I was just about to say can you ask the buyers to update us smile

ScarerStratton Mon 07-Oct-13 00:38:40

Err yes, could you please make sure your buyers are on Mumsnet. In fact, this is imperative.

Lj8893 Sun 06-Oct-13 23:45:57

Hahaha this is brilliant!

Perhaps the police asked the fire brigade to go to hers to give her a lesson in fires?!

ClaraOswald Sun 06-Oct-13 22:10:16

A bit dim? That's being overly polite, isn't it?

Toadinthehole Sun 06-Oct-13 22:03:52

Please OP knock on her door and ask if she's OK.

LegoCaltrops Sun 06-Oct-13 21:54:03

Hilarious. Another vote for classics.

GemmaTeller Sun 06-Oct-13 21:47:48

wow grin

BatwingsAndButterflies Sun 06-Oct-13 21:47:43

This is amazing.

liquidstate Sun 06-Oct-13 21:47:36

Make sure you let the new people know what happened. And ask them to log on and keep us in the loop!

StarfishTrooper Sun 06-Oct-13 21:45:00

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

AnaisHendricks Sun 06-Oct-13 21:38:48

I am absolutely gutted that you are moving away from this priceless woman.

But good luck with it smile

Chippednailvarnish Sun 06-Oct-13 21:35:11

I have a vague recollection in the film "Gremlins 2" that there was a fire alarm with a verbal warning;
"Fire. Source of ancient heat and light, fire. This building is on fire".

Maybe you should send her a copy as an educational tool!

Glittertwins Sun 06-Oct-13 19:26:19

Maybe I'll walk up the road on my way home tomorrow and look for wood burning metal flues coming out the chimney and an odd woman calling the police grin

BillyBanter Sun 06-Oct-13 19:24:01

She's there til thursday. you can go spy on her. and call the police if you see smoke.

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