Fucking barbecues

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Polodriversclub Sun 13-Jun-21 18:54:32

I live in a quiet part of a street, and we're mid terrace. Every neighbour has decided to have a fucking barbecue, every day. Don't get me wrong, it's up too them in their own gardens but does no one have any common courtesy anymore to knock or shout over the fence as say 'oh we're having a barbecue, you might want to take your washing in!' I'm getting so sick of it. We can't have a out back doors open because the smell is so strong and the smoke so intense it just smothers everything. I used to really love summer and now thanks to people who really don't give a shit, it gets ruined. Can't sit in the garden as you other get smoked out of some twat kicks a fucking ball over the fence, or even worse at your fence. Roll on a lottery win so I can move to a house in a big field!

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SquirtleSquad Sun 13-Jun-21 18:56:02

Smothering everything? A bbq or a bonfire?

Alongwayfromeverything Sun 13-Jun-21 18:57:46

You’re being a killjoy. Have your own BBQ, the weather is amazing. Invite your neighbours over, you might even like them.

ChocOrange1 Sun 13-Jun-21 18:58:50

A BBQ doesn't usually chuck out much smoke, or smell. Especially gas barbecues which most people use these days. Or do you mean a bonfire? If its bonfires every day, YANBU. But BBQs aren't that antisocial

Macncheeseballs Sun 13-Jun-21 18:59:11

Anything that directly affects others should be thought about, be it bbqs, loud music, noise of any other kind, littering, dog shit etc, unless you live somewhere isolated

3scape Sun 13-Jun-21 18:59:15

Is the heat getting to you?

I8toys Sun 13-Jun-21 19:01:30

Barbecues are so 1990 - raclette is the way forward.

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LagunaBubbles Sun 13-Jun-21 19:02:11

Seriously so many miserable people around....

DareIask Sun 13-Jun-21 19:02:30

I completely agree with you OP. Hate them.

Topseyt Sun 13-Jun-21 19:02:47

Don't be silly. What a non-issue. I love the summer for that sort of smell and only have a problem with loud music.

NavigatingAdolescence Sun 13-Jun-21 19:02:50

I’m with you OP. I’m veggie and don’t really want all my lovely clean clothes smelling of roasted carcass. 😩

The smell can be very strong and does carry.

Snally82 Sun 13-Jun-21 19:04:39

I mean it happens every sunny weekend day so it’s not like it’s unexpected… and I’ve never had a bbq affect my washing

PinkiOcelot Sun 13-Jun-21 19:04:41

I think you need to do your neighbours a favour and move to the middle of nowhere!!

You’re also exaggerating somewhat about the smoke and the smell. I’ve just had a bbq with an airer full of towels out at the same time. Just brought them in and they don’t smell. At all. Think you need to get a grip. Big style.

AssumptaFitzgerald1884 Sun 13-Jun-21 19:05:58

God so many of these threads today. Utterly joyless.

NavigatingAdolescence Sun 13-Jun-21 19:06:01

PinkiOcelot

I think you need to do your neighbours a favour and move to the middle of nowhere!!

You’re also exaggerating somewhat about the smoke and the smell. I’ve just had a bbq with an airer full of towels out at the same time. Just brought them in and they don’t smell. At all. Think you need to get a grip. Big style.

Of course having been immersed in the smell for a couple of hours you couldn’t possibly have gotten used to it.

SauvignonBlanche Sun 13-Jun-21 19:06:25

YANBU - we acquired a new neighbour last summer who’s a BBQ freak but every single time he knocks on my door beforehand to give me the heads up so I can get my washing in and close the patio doors.
I really appreciate it. smile

NavigatingAdolescence Sun 13-Jun-21 19:07:06

Snally82

I mean it happens every sunny weekend day so it’s not like it’s unexpected… and I’ve never had a bbq affect my washing

Congratulations. I only get one day a week to do the washing so often have 2-3 loads out.

NavigatingAdolescence Sun 13-Jun-21 19:08:53

Guy 3 doors down is a butcher. Seems to have introduced smokers and wood chips and all sorts to various neighbours.

Mudddypaws Sun 13-Jun-21 19:11:24

I normally don't mind it but angry tonight with neighbours. Desperately trying to get some washing dry for the morning so a few bits left on the line. They have lit a smoker on their BBQ, so much smoke and washing needed for first thing tomorrow stinks. I'm mad!

LadyLindaT Sun 13-Jun-21 19:14:36

A barbeque really shouldn't smell bad. So many smell of smoke, petrol and burning fat.

Polodriversclub Sun 13-Jun-21 19:14:50

I did say its up to them, so please don't call me a killjoy when all I ask is common courtesy to fetch my washing in. And yes, Bbq's not bonfires although from the amount of fatty smoke they generate they might as well be bonfires!

I've been to plenty of Barbecues where they are done properly and don't generate any smell but chucking fat straight on to burning coal stinks!

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Polodriversclub Sun 13-Jun-21 19:15:24

exactly. I've no idea what they are using but its soo bad!

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PinkiOcelot Sun 13-Jun-21 19:16:42

@NavigatingAdolescence actually no. I sniffed it as I was taking it off the line. Fresh as actually!!

Polodriversclub Sun 13-Jun-21 19:17:34

@PinkiOcelot wow, you're rude. Well done on doing some washing though!

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Polodriversclub Sun 13-Jun-21 19:19:32

Macncheeseballs

Anything that directly affects others should be thought about, be it bbqs, loud music, noise of any other kind, littering, dog shit etc, unless you live somewhere isolated

No one cares about anyone else it seems. It's all about me me me. I was brought up differently to have a bit of thought and care for others.

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