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Old 09-26-12, 07:27 AM   #1
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Neighbors

Soooooooooooooooooo.......

We got new neighbors a few months back, younger couple w/ a little baby. We live in a duplex and we on the end unit side. Here's my gripes:

1. They are extremely loud going up/down the stairs. Like king kong chasing after a banana loud.

2. They slam the front door constantly.

3. They smoke on the front/back porches and when we want to enjoy the air w/ the windows open, we get blasted with stanky cig smell. (We don't smoke and my SO has asthma)

4. We have assigned parking and free spots for guests. When they have company their guests park in our spots or in a spot that isn't allowed. Last weekened my SO went mt biking and I went to the grocery store so both our cars were gone. When I came back, there was a car parked in my spot, so I parked in his. Then when I looked outside 15 minutes later there was a car parked in front of my car (blocking me in) beside the car parked in his spot. So my SO had to park at the end of lot.

At first we gave them the benefit of the doubt because they were new, but now it's getting to be a nuisance. Am I just being a meanie or would this bother you as well? What do we do about it? We've asked them to move their cars and they say oh sorry but do it again.

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Start with this (sorry, you knew it was coming). I don't believe there is such a thing as mean Amish.
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Call the landlord and let them know they are parking in your spot. You probably can't do anything else about the other issues.

I suggest you murder them, burn the bodies and spread the ashes in a location that is at least 500 miles away. Seriously. It's the only way they are going to learn.

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Call the landlord and let them know they are parking in your spot. You probably can't do anything else about the other issues.

I suggest you murder them, burn the bodies and spread the ashes in a location that is at least 500 miles away. Seriously. It's the only way they are going to learn.

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Old 09-26-12, 07:53 AM   #7
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dig some punji pits in front of the stairs they have to go up.
Keep a pile of dirt to cover up the pit.
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Have Couch move in with you, that should be a deterrent enough for them to stop.
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Call the landlord and get a copy of the rules. Copy it and post it on their vehicles and any others parked in the wrong spot. Or just have them towed.
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Have Couch move in with you, that should be a deterrent enough for them to stop.
I would have to set her SO on fire. It's just how I roll.

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Soooooooooooooooooo.......

We got new neighbors a few months back, younger couple w/ a little baby. We live in a duplex and we on the end unit side. Here's my gripes:

1. They are extremely loud going up/down the stairs. Like king kong chasing after a banana loud.

2. They slam the front door constantly.

3. They smoke on the front/back porches and when we want to enjoy the air w/ the windows open, we get blasted with stanky cig smell. (We don't smoke and my SO has asthma)

4. We have assigned parking and free spots for guests. When they have company their guests park in our spots or in a spot that isn't allowed. Last weekened my SO went mt biking and I went to the grocery store so both our cars were gone. When I came back, there was a car parked in my spot, so I parked in his. Then when I looked outside 15 minutes later there was a car parked in front of my car (blocking me in) beside the car parked in his spot. So my SO had to park at the end of lot.

At first we gave them the benefit of the doubt because they were new, but now it's getting to be a nuisance. Am I just being a meanie or would this bother you as well? What do we do about it? We've asked them to move their cars and they say oh sorry but do it again.

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1. That's part of living in an apartment/duplex. Only way to avoid it is to move to your own house.
2. See #1
3. Check the local ordinances about smoking in public. They may be required to be a certain distance from your door/windows. If not, you'll just have to get used to keeping the windows closed. I'm lucky that my duplex neighbor only smokes outside her front door, on the other side of the building from us. She knows that if she smokes on her back porch the smoke will get sucked into our A/C unit.
4. If they're parked in your spot, park directly behind them, blocking them in. That's what I did when I had assigned parking and someone was in my spot. Works like a charm.
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Place one of these on your back porch pointing back towards them. For bonus points, buy some skunk sent and blow that towards them.

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Neighbors are great. Mine have called the cops on me a few times. Dog barking at 8pm. Weenie roast in a fire pit (fire dept). Birthday party when the kids were little (kids were too loud).
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When they are new, you should give them benefit of the doubt, but they are not new already. So... go talk to them.

At this point you don't even have to be too much of a nice person. Just be polite and tell them to ask their guests not to park in designated parking spots.

And that is probably the only thing you can do something about.

Sorry for the crappy neighbors you got there.

P.S.: Most of my neighbors are awesome!
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I kind of like the Where Would Jesus Park note.
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Am I just being a meanie or would this bother you as well? What do we do about it? We've asked them to move their cars and they say oh sorry but do it again.

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You are not a meanie. They are being utterly disrespectful and selfish. My wife and I once lived in a townhouse area with a neighbor exactly like this. I just knocked on their door regarding something every single day. It did no good. But we were there for only a few months; not permanently. If we were in that situation again and for longer-term, my wife would be in the news for murdering our neighbors. So, good for you for not killing them yet.

I am sorry and feel badly for you. We are going through #3 and #4 right now with our own neighbors, but we live in an uppity neighborhood with detached houses (our house was a desperate sale and we were the first to look at it, which is how we got into the 'hood in the first place). But we haven't been able to open our windows in three years because of their smoking, and our other neighbor calls the cops because she doesn't like where we park (which is in the street, in front of our own house, by the way, although it doesn't matter because it's a public road, and our other neighbor parks halfway up the curb on our lawn because she can't park a car whatsoever, but it's the blvd so still public).

Sorry I don't have solutions for you.
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I kind of like the Where Would Jesus Park note.
The Helen Keller picture made me spit tea on my computer monitor. Then I had to start a fake coughing fit so the guy in the cube across from me wouldn't get suspicious.
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Like others have said contact the LL or HO association, they will send a letter. Also try to make nice, so if you do ask them to move their cars or whatever it is easier. Chances are you can't do anything about the smoking. Just don't be passive aggressive like my idiot neighbors. I used to smoke on my back porch, where the majority of peoples' windows are, and they would literally open and slam their windows while fake coughing. I had my fun for a few more days then moved to the front. If they just would have asked I would have been apologetic.
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