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neighbours offended that I suggested hiring a skip

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marrqkashg Sat 04-Jul-15 08:33:34

My neighbours front garden is an eye saw, they habe a old kitchen unit next to the bin, an overgrown bush messy, grass that's barely cut twice a week. Some weeds poping up through the concrete.

I've joked many times about it but it really does bring the street down. Other day I suggested hiring a skip, since then they've ignored me. They are just being precious right?

Lagoonablue Sat 04-Jul-15 08:34:56

I wouldn't have joked about it I would have asked them to do it. Maybe they can't afford one though. You could suggest asking the council to come and remove the larger bits as there is sometimes only a small charge.

LaurieFairyCake Sat 04-Jul-15 08:34:59

No, you are

Leave it alone, it's not your business

PourquoiTuGachesTaVie Sat 04-Jul-15 08:35:37

Perhaps they can't afford to hire a skip. Why don't you help them out instead of joking about it?

Lagoonablue Sat 04-Jul-15 08:35:53

I think it is her business. Who wants to live next door to a rubbish tip? If it is a LA house they can be told to clear it anyway.

grapejuicerocks Sat 04-Jul-15 08:36:23

Ask them if they want you to hire it for them. I don't think I would want to be friendly with anyone with such low standards anyway.

Flisspaps Sat 04-Jul-15 08:36:50

I think you were being rude.

They have as much right to live happily in a shit-tip as you do to live somewhere neat.

If there isn't rubbish/food waste there to attract rats and pests then it's got sod all to do with you, even if it does 'bring the street down'

Georgethesecond Sat 04-Jul-15 08:37:41

An old kitchen unit isn't going to fill a skip.

No one cuts their grass twice a week.

This is a reverse isn't it?

Lagoonablue Sat 04-Jul-15 08:37:46

Only on MN would people think it's ok to pile rubbish up in your front garden and for it to be tolerated.

fairyfuckwings Sat 04-Jul-15 08:37:47

Is that a typo re the grass? My lawn is only cut once a week at the very most. And my patio has a few weeds poking through at the moment....

grapejuicerocks Sat 04-Jul-15 08:38:17

If they can't afford a skip then they could still make it tidy in a less conspicuous place rather than "strewn across the front garden"

Them not speaking to you is no loss.

Pipbin Sat 04-Jul-15 08:38:21

The grass is barely cut twice a week!
Good lord woman, it's a wonder how you can cope.

riksti Sat 04-Jul-15 08:38:34

Cut the grass only twice a week? How often are they supposed to cut it?

Teabagbeforemilk Sat 04-Jul-15 08:38:46

Yabu. Your 'many jokes' are unwelcome and you should stop going on about it. Since it's not your business.

They have probably just had enough of your attempts to make them do something you want them to do

LaurieFairyCake Sat 04-Jul-15 08:39:00

Oh come on it's clearly bollocks

The OP says the neighbours cut their grass twice a week

She's complaining about a few weeds through the paving cracks and ONE kitchen unit next to a bin

No one needs a skip for one kitchen unit

afreshstartplease Sat 04-Jul-15 08:39:03

Lots of weeds here

springsprang Sat 04-Jul-15 08:39:28

YABU. And silly.

Pagwatch Sat 04-Jul-15 08:40:07

I think that your 'jokes' haven't really helped although I understand that you probably saw them as kind/ non aggressive hints.
Now they have been wound up by what they probably saw as digs they will see your comment about a skip as the last straw.

What are they like? Could you talk to them and say that you didn't want to fight with them but the house looks messy and it must annoy them too - did they want to get it taken away, could you help?

DextersMistress Sat 04-Jul-15 08:40:39

Definitely a reverse. Grass cut twice a week, a few weeds and one kitchen unit next to the bins? If it's not a reverse I'd have told you to fuck off.

fairyfuckwings Sat 04-Jul-15 08:41:19

Shit I've just realised my bushes could do with pruning too. You're my neighbour aren't you? I don't have a kitchen unit next to the bins but I do have a shed. ..

marrqkashg Sat 04-Jul-15 08:41:19

Sorry twice a year not a week!blush

Finola1step Sat 04-Jul-15 08:41:24

Cut grass twice a week? I smell a wind up.

grapejuicerocks Sat 04-Jul-15 08:41:39

Oops I misread the op. One unit isn't so bad and nobody mows twice a week unless they are very anal.

EsmeeMerlin Sat 04-Jul-15 08:41:44

You sound rude, maybe there is a genuiene reason why they have not got a perfect garden.

Does it really affect your life.

Reginafalangie Sat 04-Jul-15 08:42:09

The kitchen unit needs to go I agree but a few weeds a bush and not cutting their grass twice a week YABU.

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