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Neighbour(s)

Postby ademort » Fri Apr 26, 2013 19:38 pm

Am i being unreasonable.One of my neighbours who has lived for 15 years next door to me is just a pain in the ar@e. In all that time he hardly ever speaks or even acknowledges you on the streets or in the supermarket. Yet when he does speak it,s because he wants something. Today was no exeption.
On arriving home from work i wheeled the bike into the garden as usual. I was soaking wet through and looking forward to a shower. The neighbour follows me into my garden and asks if i have a ladder. I said yes i do and asked why . The neighbour pointed out a birds nest which is on his roof, not mine and asks if i would remove it as he has a fear of heights.I told him i had no time at the moment and not at the weekend either, maybe i can take it down sometime next week. He said thats no good to me , he is selling his house and perspective buyers are coming in the morning it MUST be taken down tonight.He further went on to say that we can do it now and he will hold the ladder for me.
At this point i Fu@in well errupted and told him just what i think of him, i think he was a bit shocked. Anytime this guy wants anything doing it must be done NOW . Anyway i think he,s got the message. Am i being unreasonable?
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Postby ddraver » Fri Apr 26, 2013 19:50 pm

Have you met Dutch people before Ad? Sounds pretty standard to me...
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Postby ademort » Fri Apr 26, 2013 19:55 pm

ddraver wrote:Have you met Dutch people before Ad? Sounds pretty standard to me...


I guess it,s the same where you are is it.
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Postby ddraver » Fri Apr 26, 2013 19:59 pm

I ve never been asked to go up a ladder, but otherwise pretty much yes. They re not a nation famed for their friendliness, politeness and tact are they? ;)
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Postby Mikey23 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 20:06 pm

Serve him right if prospective buyers were ornithologists ...

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Postby Ballysmate » Fri Apr 26, 2013 20:09 pm

ademort wrote:Am i being unreasonable.One of my neighbours who has lived for 15 years next door to me is just a pain in the ar@e. In all that time he hardly ever speaks or even acknowledges you on the streets or in the supermarket. Yet when he does speak it,s because he wants something. Today was no exeption.
On arriving home from work i wheeled the bike into the garden as usual. I was soaking wet through and looking forward to a shower. The neighbour follows me into my garden and asks if i have a ladder. I said yes i do and asked why . The neighbour pointed out a birds nest which is on his roof, not mine and asks if i would remove it as he has a fear of heights.I told him i had no time at the moment and not at the weekend either, maybe i can take it down sometime next week. He said thats no good to me , he is selling his house and perspective buyers are coming in the morning it MUST be taken down tonight.He further went on to say that we can do it now and he will hold the ladder for me.
At this point i Fu@in well errupted and told him just what i think of him, i think he was a bit shocked. Anytime this guy wants anything doing it must be done NOW . Anyway i think he,s got the message. Am i being unreasonable?
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Serve him right that he can't sell his house because his neighbour is an unhelpful, miserable tw@t. :lol:

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Postby pinkteapot » Sat Apr 27, 2013 06:42 am

I love any post that starts "am I being unreasonable?" There's a whole board for that on netmums, known over there as AIBU. Makes for some comedy reading.

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Postby Wirral_Paul » Sat Apr 27, 2013 08:05 am

Maybe he wanted to watch (perv at) you going up the ladder in your lycra cycling shorts!! ;) :D

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Postby team47b » Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:13 am

I think it's partly a cultural thing. My neighbour wants things done and demands that they are done NOW!

I was under a car removing the engine and my neighbour wants his finger nails cut and is standing there with his tesouras in hand insisting I come out from under the car and cut them, I showed him my oily hands and told him to ask Mrs T.

He insists we weed his garden as he has no sons, he is related to half the village but doesn't ask them.

I think we, like you ademort, made the rod for our own back by being nice and neighbourly :D
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Postby ademort » Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:26 am

team47b wrote:I think it's partly a cultural thing. My neighbour wants things done and demands that they are done NOW!

I was under a car removing the engine and my neighbour wants his finger nails cut and is standing there with his tesouras in hand insisting I come out from under the car and cut them, I showed him my oily hands and told him to ask Mrs T.

He insists we weed his garden as he has no sons, he is related to half the village but doesn't ask them.

I think we, like you ademort, made the rod for our own back by being nice and neighbourly :D


Iv,e got my own back this morning. The perspective buyers have just been and of course i had the music on full blast to put them off. I also went to the animal shop this morning to purchase some bird seed. I,m informed by the pet shop owner that this bird seed will make the birds sing like Rhianna and Justin Bieber in Fu'@in concert. Will be going up the ladder but not for the reasons that my neighbour thinks.My neighbour must relocate due to work and the house must be sold by the end of June as he starts his job then and a commute is out of the question. You know the more i think of these people the more i,m disliking them. It wouldn,t surprise me if they didn,t ask for a hand when they do move house.
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Postby Pinno » Sat Apr 27, 2013 13:28 pm

team47b wrote:
I was under a car removing the engine...


I smell a porkie here. Unless you are extraordinarily diminutive, how do you fit underneath a bubble car with 8" of clearance?

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Postby ben@31 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 15:51 pm

Could be worse. Our walls are literally paper thin and it's driving me mad. My neighbour can not live without turning his tv on and having the volume at 120dB,when he's home he literally has his tv on 24-7. Even at 03:00am.

The neighbour has zero consideration for everyone else, the guy who lives on the other side and myself.

I feel sorry for the guy who lives on the other side as he mjust have it louder, by sharing the wall where our neighbour has mounted his tv. Yes I can hear his tv from his far wall !

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Postby ademort » Sat Apr 27, 2013 16:11 pm

ben@31 wrote:Could be worse. Our walls are literally paper thin and it's driving me mad. My neighbour can not live without turning his tv on and having the volume at 120dB,when he's home he literally has his tv on 24-7. Even at 03:00am.

The neighbour has zero consideration for everyone else, the guy who lives on the other side and myself.

I feel sorry for the guy who lives on the other side as he mjust have it louder, by sharing the wall where our neighbour has mounted his tv. Yes I can hear his tv from his far wall !


Please believe me, i know it could be worse my neighbours invisible for 359 days of the year it,s the other 6 or so days when he comes to my home wanting help or to borrow something which really pisses me off. When i tell him i don,t have time or can,t help he becomes irritated and demanding,as if i,m obliged to help each time he comes to the door. Anyway after the mouthful i gave him last time i don,t think he will be back soon.Oh, i do feel sorry for you and your neighbour have you ever confronted him with the TV noise level. My former in-laws were both deaf and there TV was rediculously noisy.

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Postby team47b » Sat Apr 27, 2013 18:49 pm

pinarello001 wrote:
team47b wrote:
I was under a car removing the engine...


I smell a porkie here. Unless you are extraordinarily diminutive, how do you fit underneath a bubble car with 8" of clearance?

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Postby Lucan2 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 19:16 pm

If I hated my neighbour and he asked of 5 minutes of my time that might lead to him moving out I think I would be a feckwit not to help.

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Postby giant man » Sun Apr 28, 2013 08:33 am

ademort wrote:Am i being unreasonable.One of my neighbours who has lived for 15 years next door to me is just a pain in the ar@e. In all that time he hardly ever speaks or even acknowledges you on the streets or in the supermarket. Yet when he does speak it,s because he wants something. Today was no exeption.
On arriving home from work i wheeled the bike into the garden as usual. I was soaking wet through and looking forward to a shower. The neighbour follows me into my garden and asks if i have a ladder. I said yes i do and asked why . The neighbour pointed out a birds nest which is on his roof, not mine and asks if i would remove it as he has a fear of heights.I told him i had no time at the moment and not at the weekend either, maybe i can take it down sometime next week. He said thats no good to me , he is selling his house and perspective buyers are coming in the morning it MUST be taken down tonight.He further went on to say that we can do it now and he will hold the ladder for me.
At this point i Fu@in well errupted and told him just what i think of him, i think he was a bit shocked. Anytime this guy wants anything doing it must be done NOW . Anyway i think he,s got the message. Am i being unreasonable?
Ademort

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Postby giant man » Sun Apr 28, 2013 08:34 am

giant man wrote:
ademort wrote:Am i being unreasonable.One of my neighbours who has lived for 15 years next door to me is just a pain in the ar@e. In all that time he hardly ever speaks or even acknowledges you on the streets or in the supermarket. Yet when he does speak it,s because he wants something. Today was no exeption.
On arriving home from work i wheeled the bike into the garden as usual. I was soaking wet through and looking forward to a shower. The neighbour follows me into my garden and asks if i have a ladder. I said yes i do and asked why . The neighbour pointed out a birds nest which is on his roof, not mine and asks if i would remove it as he has a fear of heights.I told him i had no time at the moment and not at the weekend either, maybe i can take it down sometime next week. He said thats no good to me , he is selling his house and perspective buyers are coming in the morning it MUST be taken down tonight.He further went on to say that we can do it now and he will hold the ladder for me.
At this point i Fu@in well errupted and told him just what i think of him, i think he was a bit shocked. Anytime this guy wants anything doing it must be done NOW . Anyway i think he,s got the message. Am i being unreasonable?
Ademort

No you are not being unreasonable. Sounds like he loves to use people. You should just tell him to fu*k off, I would. Neighbours are a right pain in the ar*e.
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Postby Ballysmate » Sun Apr 28, 2013 09:02 am

giant man wrote:
giant man wrote:
No you are not being unreasonable. Sounds like he loves to use people. You should just tell him to fu*k off, I would. Neighbours are a right pain in the ar*e.


No chance of borrowing a cup of sugar is there? :roll:

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Postby Ballysmate » Sun Apr 28, 2013 09:11 am

Not wishing to come across too much 'Brian Inglis and All our Yesterdays', but 'borrowing' a cup of sugar or other commodity was a regular occurrence when I was kid. We had little, but next door but one seemed to have even less. It was not rare for their daughter to be sent round to ask 'to borrow' something.
I suppose it is difficult to send a 5 year old away with a flea in their ear, so my mother usually obliged.
Can't think that people are as neighbourly nowadays, although I expect someone will tell me I'm wrong.

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Postby ben@31 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:55 pm

Ballysmate wrote:Not wishing to come across too much 'Brian Inglis and All our Yesterdays', but 'borrowing' a cup of sugar or other commodity was a regular occurrence when I was kid. We had little, but next door but one seemed to have even less. It was not rare for their daughter to be sent round to ask 'to borrow' something.
I suppose it is difficult to send a 5 year old away with a flea in their ear, so my mother usually obliged.
Can't think that people are as neighbourly nowadays, although I expect someone will tell me I'm wrong.


Depends if they take the *iss. When you pay for everything and they are freeloading spongers who contribute very little.


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