To get pissed of with neighbours for shouting at ds playing footie in our street
ssd · 28/02/2007 17:23
when his ball never goes near their effin car and hasn't for the last 2 years he's been allowed out the front to play?
if there ever was damage of course we'd pay, but FFS dh is out their playing with him now and the balls nowhere near the bloody car in question.
Twiglett · 28/02/2007 17:29
kids playing football outside my house winds me up intensely
thump thump thump thump
and then they use our side wall as a goal THUMP THUMP THUMP
and then .. woops ball is in our garden again
"Please may we have our ball back?"
yes dear, after all I have nothing better to do than run around after you when you should be in the BLOODY PARK
we even have a 3 goes and you're out .. ie you can ask twice for your ball back but on the third occasion you have to come back next day
DrMarthaMcMoo · 28/02/2007 17:35
Confession: our neighbours came round today to tell us that for the last two weeks they have been woken at 6am by ds1 playing football - in our house. In the living room to be precise. He is in disgrace and had to go round, with flowers, to apologise.
I think our neighbours are reasonable - but yours sound OTT, ssd. Twig - that would drive me mad too (one advantage of living on a busy road - though it does mean your child feels obliged to play footie in the house ).
ledodgyDave · 28/02/2007 17:35
We used to have the same problem as we liove in an end terrace and they used to kick it against the wall they even broke our utility room window. Dp parks the car along the side of the house now so nobody does it and the original lads that were doing it have grown up a bit and progressed to hanging outside the off license.
ledodgyDave · 28/02/2007 17:37
Oh yes they were cheeky gits as well once we came back one Sunday and their wwas a football in the back garden. A few days later I saw the boy who usually kicked it against our wall with his dad and asked him if it was his ball he said yes and knocked for it (this lad was about 14). The following Sunday a cute little 7 year old knocked saying he'd kicked his ball into our yard the Sunday before when he was visiting his nan that lives round the corner! I felt terrible I'd given his ball away and bought him another one frpom JJB.
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brandy7 · 28/02/2007 17:41
Would bug me, thats why we have parks to play football in. in my mums road the kids were that bad,kicking a leather football about . all aged about 10/11 and it was snapping my poor mums roses off and bashing into cars. the community police warden got called out by numerous neighbours in the end
charlieq · 28/02/2007 17:43
Have to agree with Twiglett
kids on our road used to do it every day- thumping made me want to throw grenades at them- then one day they knocked my window box off the windowledge, squawked self-righteously at me when I went out to have a go at them about it, moved the game further down the road and broke a window. Duh!
I know kids should play outside more but suburban streets full of cars and windows just aren't designed for football.
zippitippitoes · 28/02/2007 17:43
my mum really got ground down by football outside her house..it was the chosen spot because the roiad widened out and it was at the end on a bend
so I sympathise with the neighboiurs it is one of those things which if you are aprticipating seems fine and if you are intimindated and depressed by it seems awful
BibiThree · 28/02/2007 17:46
Pet hate - not so much the playing the street, but the playing ball outside my house. We have a little porchway and that has been used as a goal before now. If the ball goes in our garden (which is often done as it runs down the side of the house) they get it back once and told if it goes down there again they get it back tomorrow. Cue angry fathers shouting the odds at us.
I'm not spending my time chasing their balls - if they go in anyone's gardens it should be their own.
shouldbedoingsomethingelse · 28/02/2007 18:04
my kids dont play out the front but plenty do and we have had visitors cars hit and once a friend knocked on the door, as I opened it she got smacked on the head with a football. The ball is constantly banging on our doors or windows. Even on our upstairs windows!!!
One lad is always knocking asking for his ball back as he kicks it over the top of our garage! I asked him why he doesnt play in his garden we have quite big gardens answer his mum wont let him incase he damages her plants.
opinionsrus · 28/02/2007 18:05
NO ITS NOT UNREASONABLE!!!!!!!!
The kids nextdoor play right outside - ok their own house - and kick ball against the wall and it echoes right around our house. It got to the point b4 xmas where I lost the plot with them (as generally we get on as neighbours which makes it even worse) and told them there was a park down the road and why weren't they in it. to top it all off its one of those BLOODY cloth/leather THUMPING balls aswell............FGS mine will NEVER be doing that. Just seems that the mother just cannot be bothered to take them anywhere which is just crap!
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