30 Real-Life Neighbor Nightmares That Will Make You Cringe
So you think you have some crazy neighbors? We scoured reddit for these 30 real-life neighbor nightmares—some of which may make you rethink just what makes someone a crazy neighbor.
Not quite loud music, but one poster noted he had a neighbor who whistled really loudly while out for walks and doing yard work. And while the neighbor was a good whistler, another “cranky” neighbor had enough and called the cops on him. These are the 10 ordinances to know when you have a nuisance neighbor.
The late-night gardener
Who doesn’t garden in the middle of the night? “My neighbor would garden at 2 a.m., which would be OK if it weren’t for the fact she would spy on us when we came home late.” Try these tips for easier gardening any time of day.
The pet raccoon
One poster noted his neighbor had a pet raccoon that they kept in an apartment. “His raccoon is registered as his emotional support pet. His raccoon’s name is Mason Dixon. Mason Dixon has a sister named Moonshine that was stolen.” This is the best way to get rid of pesky raccoons.
The tuxedo wearer
Ever wonder what your rarely seen neighbors are up to in their spare time? “The only time I have seen one of my neighbors outside, he was wearing a tuxedo and carrying a box of ceramic model dragons to add to his open trunk, already full of ceramic model dragons.”
A scary wake-up
Here’s a reason to keep your doors locked. “The neighbor came home drunk, parked on our back lawn and fell asleep on our couch.” Here are 15 smart door locks to try.
The trash police
One poster said a neighbor would get upset if people didn’t pull their trash cans in immediately after the garbage truck came. Since many worked during the day, this upset her. One day, the poster came home to his trash can pushed over on the other side of the street. Find out the nice things people have done to help out their neighbors.
The tree washer
How often do you wash your trees? One neighbor recalled a woman across the street who would wash her trees with a mop. These are the 16 things you should not do when cutting down a tree.
The squirrel hunter
Depending on where you live, hunting squirrels may be common. But one poster noted, “I came home one day to find my neighbor in his underwear and boots with an AR-15 trying to shoot a squirrel on our roof.” Prevent squirrels from reaching your birdseed with these 10 tips.
The tree cutter
Sometimes you just need a better view. “My neighbor walked into my backyard and chopped off the top of one of my trees, apparently to get a better view of the valley I live in.” Cut a tree down safely with these tips.
The balcony hopper
“The first week I moved into my new place on the 21st floor, the neighbor came and asked me if it was OK for him to use my balcony as one of a few balcony hops he’d do to get over to his buddy’s place in the other tower without going all the way down and back up. I told him it was OK so long as my curtains were closed or I wasn’t home.”