Can I just rant about my crap neighbours for a minute?
SingingSilver · 08/06/2013 17:39
I can't stand my neighbours and stopped speaking to them years ago. Their dcs were - not even spoilt brats - the woman I exchanged with described one of them specifically as a little bitch. I was shocked at the time because the girl in question was at primary school, but in time I came to agree with her whole-heartedly. I won't give a list, but the worst things she did were throwing faeces covered toilet roll into my garden, and on another occasion a used tampon (she had thrown a clean one a week before and the dirty one followed after I'd complained...) I find her so revolting I can't even look at her.
The father was okay but he left and his wife replaced him with an unbearable man who considers himself a pillar of the community and untouchable because of the job he does. He was unpleasant when I first spoke to him (the girl had smashed an egg on my bin), and would do petty things like flicking his cigarette butts onto my path. I thought things had settled down, until Friday when he actually stole my brown wheelie bin! It sounds ridiculous and at times I'm more amused than annoyed, but he definitely knew it was mine and took it. I haven't even bothered mentioning it because I know I'll get a mouthful of abuse, I'm a single parent and they take advantage of the fact that I'm not going to get into a fight with a houseful of adults. I just reported it stolen and they're sending a new one out within two weeks. I just came back from the shops and he was sticking his door number on the bin and smirking.
There's nothing I want to discuss really. I just wanted to document their crapness somewhere on the web. Thank you
myroomisatip · 08/06/2013 18:08
I think around here the brown bins were given out on a first come/first served basis and after that people had to buy them. Therefore I would think that the local authority would have a list of addresses of people who legitimately own brown bins...... IYSWIM
So if he was the ring his local authority to have his bin emptied wouldnt they wonder where it had come from?
SingingSilver · 08/06/2013 18:25
He works in the emergency services, I think I can say that without being too specific. I've only ever had one proper conversation with him, where he told me to go to the council to complain but it was my word against his 'And you know I work in the .......... service' accompanied with raised eyebrows.
The brown bin is for grass and food. I had mine for about 6 or 7 years, and it absolutely reeked because I throw out cats biodegradable litter in it. I can actually smell that it's mine! We can order new ones free of charge when the old ones are knackered so I have no idea what was going on in his mind to just take mine. At least I'll get a nice new one - and yes I'll cover it with my house number - stickers and sharpie!
SingingSilver · 08/06/2013 18:46
Yes, he does work in that field. I think he works very reduced hours though, he seems to be home more than I am.
And the disturbed daughter is in her late teens now and currently trying to establish herself as a freelance beauty professional - so hopefully she's turned a corner. You wouldn't see Lisa Eldridge flinging her bodily waste products about!
LineRunner · 08/06/2013 18:53
When you get your new, free, shiny wheelie bin, could you dress it up like him?
Maybe some little epaulettes on the hinges, some big Dusty Bin eyes stuck on the front, a blue light fastened to the top? Point it towards him at all times. And put it on a chain.
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