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To think my neighbours are horrible and vindictive with their opinions

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jarbelle Fri 10-Jul-09 14:50:34

I know everyone on my street by name and have a lot of time for them except one couple. They are nosey and gossipy.

I have been told by them that one of my neighbours is falsely claiming disability (have no idea if this is true but I'm sure that's just their opinion)

They implied one of our neighbours is an alcoholic - she isn't but has senile dementia

Went "you see she's book smart but has no common sense" when one young girl failed her driving test 1st time, she passed the 2nd time round.

Added to that constant comments to myself about how awful and ill I look - I look like this normally and when I started working in a bar "oh, that'll suit you working with drink"

I could go on...

Am I being over-sensitive?

At first I believed they were a bit thoughtless but now I'm beginning to think they are malicious and I should just blank them from now on.

Greensleeves Fri 10-Jul-09 14:51:32

They sound like assholes

I would blank them

MamaLazarou Fri 10-Jul-09 14:53:44


They are nasty. Stay away from them as much as you can.

Nancy66 Fri 10-Jul-09 14:54:17

I rather like the sound of them...

booyhoo Fri 10-Jul-09 15:01:25

just ignore them. some people dnt know any other way than to criticise. my old neighbour was like this. i had to distance myself because i found it really depressing hearing nothing but negativity from her.

jarbelle Fri 10-Jul-09 15:06:08

You like the sound of them Nancy?? Strange.

Yes, I think they are two nasty pieces of work now especially after a comment 'he' made last night about one of the neighbours who tragically lost someone close to them a few days ago. I just thought 'have you no heart or are you so far up your own ass you don't care about anyone else?'

It's a shame cos their daughter is a lovely girl.

I think I'm just going to ignore them from now on although it will be difficult as 'she' pounces on you as soon as she sees you out the door and it's not in my nature to not be friendly to people.

randomtask Fri 10-Jul-09 15:08:29

If I was you, I'd just feel sorry for their daughter and keep your distance....

jumpingbeans Fri 10-Jul-09 15:11:25

me too nancy66, i would take great pleasure in winding them right up

Nancy66 Fri 10-Jul-09 15:16:48

they sound entertaining....I'd like to hear that my neighbours were all piss heads or swingers or benefits cheats.

Who cares if it isn't true? grin

MorningTownRide Fri 10-Jul-09 15:18:20

comments to me

jarbelle Fri 10-Jul-09 15:26:22

Sorry but I don't see it as entertaining Nancy but poisonous.

I really like my other neighbours. They are good people who would anything for you in a crisis and I like the sense of community in my street.

Like I said one of the couples lost somone who didn't live on the street and everyone dropped round cards, food parcels and went to the funeral (except them).

When my ds was born prem they all called round with pressies and cards before he got home, something which I see as important when you have a prem baby.

I actually find it a bit sad that you see it as entertainment.

Nancy66 Fri 10-Jul-09 15:33:43

Most of the comments you singled out in your first post are funny - especially the one about you working with alcohol.

jarbelle Fri 10-Jul-09 15:40:18

Oh yes, how I chuckled when she implied I'm an alcoholic hmm

I genuinely hope no-one ever moves into your street like that.

Thanks though because now I'm itching for an argument with them next time they start.

Nancy66 Fri 10-Jul-09 15:45:43

she sounds like Blanche from Coronation Street.

cornsilk Fri 10-Jul-09 15:48:24

Blimey - Nancy is only joking. They sound like awful gossipy neighbours. Tell them next time that you are offended by their comments.

FairLadyRantALot Fri 10-Jul-09 16:01:03

well...tbh, I would blank them, but wouldn't make an effort to speak to them neither....i.e. mkae my polite excuses if they start talking to me...
they sound liek people totally bored out of their minds with no life of their gotta feel sorry for sad people like that....

but, I think it could be funny to wind them upgrin...

jarbelle Fri 10-Jul-09 16:07:53

Don't worry I got that Nancy is only joking when she made the Blanche remark. That made me smile as she always gives me a laugh on Corrie.

Lostinparenthood Fri 10-Jul-09 16:41:04

Sounds very much like my parents neighbours. The wife sits in the kitchen window so she can watch what all the neighbours are doing. Even asked my brother once to move his van off my parents drive because it was blocking her view light hmm.

The wife is quite happy to gossip about the whole neighbourhood, I think it is all made up in this poor womens head, think she is very loney

screamingabdab Fri 10-Jul-09 17:42:55

I think they sound like they have live sheltered lives and are up their own arses/tactless.

I would not blank them, but I'd sort of smile vaguely and make my excuses next time they say anything. I'd say something, though, if they were racist etc

muuuum1983 Sat 11-Jul-09 23:16:59

OMG! I think you must have my next door neighbours clones living next to you! When I moved into the street they insisted on filling me in on everyone who lived in the street (only it was all the bad stuff that people would probably rather forget) They are soo nosey! The window cleaner was even telling me what stuff she'd been slagging me and my hub off about! Build a nice big fence and ignore them!
ps everyone else in the street will know what they like, they're just bored with nothing better to do. x

Yurtgirl Sat 11-Jul-09 23:28:07

Jarbelle - sympathies from me. I have a neighbour a bit like this, drives me crazy!

I dont see how any of your neighbours comments are funny in any way. They sound nasty and unpleasant - I would avoid as much as possible

katiestar Sat 11-Jul-09 23:44:35

YABU they are evil gossips.
I wish I lived next door to them though !

katiestar Sat 11-Jul-09 23:45:00

sorry that should've been

nappyaddict Sat 11-Jul-09 23:55:12

if they are like blanche on corrie then i'd love them as neighbours too. blanche always gives me a right giggle.

QuintessentialShadow Sun 12-Jul-09 00:03:05

Console yourself that they are not throwing dog poo on your house and your garden, nor rubbish.

Just keep aloof, and ignore them.

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