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Neighbours’ leaving-the-house ritual
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warmeduppizza · 24/02/2022 17:46

Next door neighbours have got primary age kids. Every time any family member leaves the house for school, work, activities or whatnot, the remaining members of the household enthusiastically gather in the doorway and perform this lengthy and noisy ritual as if they’re never going to see each other again. They jump up and down and shout BYE!! at the top of their voice, alternating with the person who is leaving, at increasing pitch and volume, for the entire time it takes the person to walk down the street and round the corner (about 30 houses).
The first few times I found it quite endearing, but after two years of being subjected to this several times a day, it’s beginning to really grate. It’s loud, frequent and in your face (long narrow echoey street of tall town houses).
AIB a grumpy old fart or do they sound a bit unhinged?

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Amortentia · 27/02/2022 22:28

@Halfofyou

My next door neighbours teenage daughter used to slam the door and scream “fuck you!” repeatedly while she walked down the road to school each morning. Once she came charging back and screamed “Mummy, aren’t you going to fucking wave?!??”. Mummy dutifully did. She’s at university now and causing no end of anti-social behaviour on her many weekend visits back. So I think your neighbours sound endearing in comparison but I can also understand how it could drive you mad if you don’t have a neighbour like mine!

I think we share the same neighbours. Except the parents used to scream and slam the door at each other too. After nearly 20 years of this one has finally left. Now, the remaining adult sobs loudly and screams at anyone who visits or calls and the daughter has parties nearly every weekend. I’ll take a sickening, endearing family any day of the week over this. I’m counting the days until the divorce forces the sale of the house.
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Footle · 27/02/2022 22:29

@SnozPoz , the 'did you miss me' dude was quite sweet in retrospect, but I was relieved to see the back of him. Nigel C, I hope you found someone who really does welcome you home.

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Squirtledeez · 02/03/2022 13:26

You could be talking about me or a family like mine who has been to hell and back,
I understand it may be really annoying but please don't judge them, I do the same with my family because 4yrs ago as my kids left home to walk 1 block to catch the bus for school 2 of them were run down and killed by a drug affected driver, they were only 6 houses from home, So now when anyone I love leaves my home I alone or with my family go outside and do the long loud shouty goodbye from the front yard, I'm terrified of what may happen to them but I can't stop regular life so this is how I cope and just in case something does happen I want them to know they were loved,

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mamabear715 · 02/03/2022 13:42

Squirtledeez, I am SO sorry.
God Bless you.. xx

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Squirtledeez · 02/03/2022 13:59

Thank you mamabear715 xx Flowers

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warmeduppizza · 02/03/2022 14:18

Goodness @Squirtledeez, how terrible! Flowers

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2Gen · 02/03/2022 14:28

@Squirtledeez

You could be talking about me or a family like mine who has been to hell and back,
I understand it may be really annoying but please don't judge them, I do the same with my family because 4yrs ago as my kids left home to walk 1 block to catch the bus for school 2 of them were run down and killed by a drug affected driver, they were only 6 houses from home, So now when anyone I love leaves my home I alone or with my family go outside and do the long loud shouty goodbye from the front yard, I'm terrified of what may happen to them but I can't stop regular life so this is how I cope and just in case something does happen I want them to know they were loved,

Oh bless you, that's horrible @Squirtledeez, I'm so sorry and I don't blame you at all, it's very natural after a tragedy such as that. I'd do the very same myself.
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Furries · 03/03/2022 02:27

Shameless placemark as the site is constantly glitching!

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