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wtfdidijustwatch Mon 15-Aug-16 08:55:57

When people pull up outside your house early in the morning (to give a neighbour a lift) and they have the engine noisily 'idling' for 10 minutes or more instead of being considerate and turning the engine off while they wait.
Every sodding morning. Don't need to set an alarm.

It's not as if it's the middle of winter and the car needs warming up. It's not an old car either.

happystory Mon 15-Aug-16 08:58:27

And at the opposite end of the day why do they have to hoot the horn as they drive off AT BEDTIME!

ptumbi Mon 15-Aug-16 08:59:51

My neighbours are lovely, but she will take in any old animal that she could 'love'. They currently have chickens, ducks, (chuck and quack from very early on angry) guinea pigs, rabbits, 2 rescue dogs, 4 cats, children...
And i think she is looking after someone else's dog, as it is howling next door. Setting off the other 2.
sad angry

MaximumVolume Mon 15-Aug-16 09:00:36

Mine stand in their front garden next to their/our wall smoking & the smoke drifts in through our open windows. I realise they are perfectly within their rights, but it does annoy me to smell smoke in my own house.

Kajamite Mon 15-Aug-16 09:01:22

My upstairs neighbours throw bread out of their window for the birds. angry

Doesn't sound so bad but the crumbs land on our windowsill and we end up getting pigeons and seagulls congregating and making a racket right outside

MotherKat Mon 15-Aug-16 09:02:56

Parking across our driveway to valet their car because directly in front of their house is the bottom of a big hill, getting arsey about our friends parking in front of our house because they want to park there (we have a driveway and a garage, but it's still not their forgiven right to park in front of our house) smoking weed by their back step so we have to keep our kitchen window closed or the health visitor gets sniffy, letting their outdoor cats sit outside our window and wind up our (indoor because of a heart murmur) cat and then getting grumpy when I chase them off.
Such wonderfully minor annoyances, our next door neighbours are wonderful, previously our next door neighbours were yardies who were running a human trafficking ring so we're happy to deal with little things.

NoCapes Mon 15-Aug-16 09:05:00

The lovely old lady next door has carers come in twice a day since she had a heart attack
For some reason they think they need to shout at the top of their bleeding voices at her, they don't, she can hear perfectly well, we chat a couple of times a week and she can hear my normal voice without a problem, yet j can hear every single word the nurses say to her
So can my kids. At bedtime! Very annoying!

Another neighbour has an interesting habit that doesn't annoy me, but it's bizarre so always worth mentioning
On each day of the week she washes all of one type of garment and hangs it in the line
She doesn't seem to do dark or light washes, instead it's Monday's - tops, Tuesday's - skirts, Wednesday's - trousers etc etc
Sunday's is knicker day
Makes me laugh every single time

cheapandcheerful Mon 15-Aug-16 09:05:26

Feeding the foxes breakfast every day angry

mrsfuzzy Mon 15-Aug-16 09:05:34

i'm in the garden doing whatever it's all quiet and the neighbours,when they've been out, come home crash into the garden [think a loud fan fare of shrieking, laughing, dc then grizzling because dc has fallen over/ been told off] then all going back indoors and slamming the door shut loudly, all in the space of 5 minutes max. then won't hear another sound from them ,WHY ? confused they're generally quiet indoors and in the garden !

Cosmo111 Mon 15-Aug-16 09:05:34

Barking dog all day on occasion at night times , teenagers playing their music extremely loud to the point I can't even hear the tv and the walls are bouncing not to meantion stopping DC having a nap.

Mine puss pusses our cat into her garden then tries to set her dog on it

ftmsoon Mon 15-Aug-16 09:07:19

Another standing outside and smoking here. The smoke doesn't come anywhere near me, I can't smell it. It just winds me up that he stands on the pavement smoking every evening.

BasinHaircut Mon 15-Aug-16 09:07:41

On the right we have a guy that washes and polishes his car several times a week, stressed out if you so much as breathe in the direction of it. Yesterday we went out and washed our car for the first time ever in the 19 months we have lived here and he made a point of coming out with a cloth and buffing a bit of his car for 2 minutes so we didn't forget it was there and splash it.

On the other side they have a teen that comes home at around 9pm every night with his music absolutely blaring. He takes about 2 minutes to park and sort himself out to the point that he is ready to turn the engine off and during that time we can't hear the tv and she me times wakes DS.

mrsfuzzy Mon 15-Aug-16 09:08:48

sunday's knicker washing day grin

BasinHaircut Mon 15-Aug-16 09:09:10


GastonsPomPomWrath Mon 15-Aug-16 09:09:28

It's sounds like a really silly thing to get annoyed over but we never seem to be able to go into the garden without our neighbours having to come outside too.

One day, we waited all day to see if they went into their garden. They didn't. So we went out there with the kids. It felt like as soon as they heard us, they came out. Next thing, we've got one of their daughters peering through the holes in the fence! They go out of their way to attract our kids attention, then when ours call out to them they eventually get pissy and ask them to stop.

Also if the woman gives her kids sweets and lollies she'll call our kids and give them sweets and ice lollies too. We've got our own fecking sweets and ice lollies!

OK, breathe.

NeedACleverNN Mon 15-Aug-16 09:10:01

My neighbours are lovely. Don't really have any arguments with them and they are patient with us and our tantrumming one year old

Apart from the fact they have a habit of cooking the most pungent food possible and the smell just seeps through into ds's room who is right about their house. You can then smell it through the house too if I leave ds's door open. But if I don't open his door,'it knocks you out when you go in there so it's a lose lose situation. They seem to cook it at least once a week!! By the time the smell has dissipated and you get used to normality, they cook it again!

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Mon 15-Aug-16 09:11:17

Our neighbour's are great. No problems here.

I do want to know what they're doing though, next door seems to spend a lot of time running something across the wall!

Foslady Mon 15-Aug-16 09:13:44

Never ever opens her curtain and blinds and works shifts. Can't bring myself to vacuum until the afternoon I case she's been on a night shift (and in the job she does she needs her sleep)

SwearyGodmother Mon 15-Aug-16 09:14:02

Dealing drugs. And failing to ensure their customers know which number his flat is. At 3 in the fucking morning.

furryminkymoo Mon 15-Aug-16 09:21:32

Ours locks their dog outside at about 7am, it barks like crazy. They also smoke a lot right under our windows

bestofbothhovis Mon 15-Aug-16 09:23:35

Smoking weed right under our window (we are in a flat). Making the shared garden an absolute mess. Having tons of people come and go from there house. They all congregate outside their front door which is right under our living room and bedroom and they're noisy as anything

DrPixiePants Mon 15-Aug-16 09:24:38

Mine had a cockerel. Enough to said.

SlinkyVagabond Mon 15-Aug-16 09:25:59

In old house, three students lived in next door terrace. Fine and dandy. Then we could hear this weird repetitive noise every night after they'd been to pub. Thud, thud, thud, rattle. Drove me absolutely crazy, not really loud, just enough to keep me awake. Then I realised-dart board! Asked them to move it to an internal wall, no problems.

NedStarksHead Mon 15-Aug-16 09:25:59

Letting their kids scream and shout all day long.
At 8am, 11am, 1pm, 5pm & from about 6-9pm they just scream, and scream and scream and run up and down the stairs and we can hear every single fucking scream and every single time one of their brats kids loses their shit and has a meltdown which is about 10 times a day

All the while they stand outside smoking pot making my garden stink of it.

I used to be tolerant, but now I am not. They are raising beasts, not children.

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