Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Sam writes:

My neighbor's daughter and son-in-law lost their home to the bank so he took them in recently. The son-in-law has taken the house over. He apparently isn't paying his bills so he has been buying cars and boats and dragging them over to the neighbors house. Well in the process of backing all this shit into their driveway he drives through our yard and over our flower bed. I put out reflectors but he ran over those as well.

A few weeks ago I put a post in the yard to help defend the flower bed and the side of the house. He comes over to my house banging on the door telling me it wasn't right that I put a post IN MY YARD because he might scratch his truck. I have since had my property surveyed and I am having a metal chainlink fence put around our yard. These people suck and it is hard to have a logical conversation with redneck morons.

I wish I could fuck up and lose everything so I could move back in with my parents and buy a Jaguar and a Harley. What the hell is wrong with people? I wonder how someone goes about letting his creditors know where he lives now?

Ca1v1n replies:

You want the #1 solution for someone driving over your flower bed... CALTROPS. Realistically that is probably not a good idea. You will be out watering your plants one day and forget the area is a minefield. Next thing you know you need a tetanus shot.

Chain link fences are ugly and if you are only needing to protect one specific corner of your lot I would recommend a 'decorative boulder'. I once knew a guy who had a drunk driver crash into is front living room. He put a couple huge boulders in the center of his front yard so that could never happen again. The odds are it wouldn't have ever happened again anyway but it made him feel more at ease while watching TV.

I'm also willing to bet you could find the creditors easy enough. You could start with the vehicles. Most car dealerships have those stupid logos they put on cars or on the license plate frame. Get the name of the dealership and then give them a call. You could also just Google 'Collection Agency' and find somebody local.

Friday, June 08, 2007

KJF writes:

I recently moved to Las Vegas from NY. Boy what a change! This town is crawling with LOSERS. I first made the ENORMOUS mistake of trying to live in an apartment until the housing market collapses and prices come down. I only survived 1 year there because the cigarette smoke and noise from countless IDIOT neighbors was killing me.

I thought a house would be much better, and they are in that no one shares a wall with you, or god forbid a ceiling, BUT the house dwellers are mostly morons also, largely because most of the houses are RENTED out by idiots who live 3000 miles away and let some disability collecting winos trash their place.

I have 2 immediate neighbors -on one side is a house full of at least 6 single loser guys. Since there are at least 6 of them, each pays about $200 a month in rent. They leave their smelly trash all over the yard, and every Saturday night they sit out in their backyard till at least 2 in the morning getting drunk and "singing" at the top of their lungs. One of them used to sit at home ALL DAY playing music loud enough for me to feel and hear the bass next door until I finally called the cops to shut him up.

On my other side I have this family with 3 sons (also non-owner TENANTS). The father is essentially Homer Simpson. He INTENTIALLY modified his truck sothat it runs loud enough to be mistaken for a jet aircraft. My entire house vibrates if he just idles in his driveway, which he does often, as late as midnight and as early as 5am.


Then we have the imbecile sons. The oldest appears totally braindead and on something, the middle one rides a dirtbike around at all hours, sometimes for 8 hours or more at a time. He just rides around the block, he doesn't even go anywhere. The darn dirtbike is even LOUDER than his idiot father's truck. The gas from this dirtbike smells to high heaven, so the entire neighborhood usually stinks like an INDY 500 pit stop.

The youngest son isn't old enough yet to be irritating, but he will get there. Four times since I first moved in next door these idiots flooded my yard because their sprinkler broke and they didn't want to spent $200 to fix it. I had to call the water dept to finally get it resolved.

They have a HIDEOUS flat trailer they use to haul around their dirtbikes EVERY weekend and it stays parked in front of their house, in the street all the time. They have no room to park anything in their garage, because they keep a BOAT in the garage, EVEN THOUGH WE LIVE INTHE MIDDLE OF A FRIGGIN DESERT.

His wife is a very nice lady, honestly I have no idea how women put up with such LOSERS and MORONS. My experience has always been that it is the MALE neighbors who cause all the problems. Women do not usually make noise or mess, or infringe on others rights.

My only hope is that since these neighbors are all tenants maybe the owners will sell out their houses from under them and the price will drop far enough so I can buy both properties and toss these losers out. Next time I'm buying 300 acres in the middle of Bumblefuck, Georgia so I have no humans within earshot.

PS: The only neighbor I ever really LIKED was way back in 1970 when I was 4 years old. We had a truly marvelous lady and her family living next door. Never any noise or trouble for many many years, and a truly wonderful person. She moved out around 1995, and it was all downhill after that. I don't think there are any good people left out there. They really need to do away with all these government handouts (welfare, section8, disability, foodstamps, etc.). It is disgusting how it breeds losers upon losers

Lynda writes:

We bought a home for our daughters to live in while they complete college. When our oldest daughter first moved in she had some parties where all the classic bad things happened, underage drinking, people showing up without invites, and parties that got out of hand. The house is in a nice neighborhood with mostly young families, but some older. Our home’s back patio is about 5 feet from the neighbors bedroom window. If anyone goes outside to make a cell phone call it disturbs them.

Over the years (3), they have complained and each time the kids in the house have tried harder to be better neighbors. Unfortunately, it is hard for college kids to be totally quiet all the time. Especially with a distance of 5 feet to the neighbors bedroom window. The neighbors have a newborn that goes to bed at 7PM. The neighbors started calling the police every time the kids in the house had friends over. Every time they would complain the kids would go over and talk with them, bake them cookies and try to work it out. The police have been called 5 times. They have gone to the University and put a note in my daughters file (the house is 2 miles from campus), they have talked with campus security and had the kids files flagged. My daughter is mortified. She feels like she is being harassed and she cannot do anything to stand up for herself, meanwhile the neighbors are documenting ever little thing.

After meeting with the neighbors last August they finally felt like they have come up with an agreement. One party per quarter and to give notice so the neighbors could be away when the party happened. Only one time did the police actually find anything. The roommate that moved out had a party while my daughter was on vacation. A young man was found passed out on the back porch. This particular roommate was the cause of many of the issues. She moved out in the fall and it is all new kids in the house. The problem is now the neighbors say all bets are off and call the police for every infraction. Because their roommate had this particular party, the neighbors did not respond when in Nov. the kids send a note saying in December they planned to have 12 friends over at the end of the term. When the neighbors did not respond, to what the kids had thought they had agreed to, (One party per quarter), I called them on the phone, it was 6:00 the night of the party. They said if it was noisy at all they would call the police, there was no olive branch, no way to work it out. The kids didn’t want to police to show so they told their friends not to come and cancelled the party. They felt harassed and like there was no way to work it out.

The real problem is the proximity of the houses and it is no one’s fault that it is impossible to be quiet enough to make these neighbors happy.

The extent to which they have visitors now is from 3 PM to about 7PM for BBQ’s. The neighbors still call the cops. Last time they called the police, the kids had a BBQ that ended at 8PM, the police showed up at 9PM and one of the roommates was home doing homework in her PJ’s. Later that night, when one of the roomies (who had had some beer at the concert) decided to wake them up by calling them on the phone through the night. They traced the number and 5 cop cars surrounded the house. The kids were so scared with the police pounding on the door that they all hid under their beds and waited 45 minutes for the police to leave.

What you have to understand is these are all honors students with higher than 3.75 GPA’s. They are not lazy losers. The house is clean, they grow vegetables and keep the lawn mowed, they bake their neighbors cookies and try to find a way to work it out. The kids are seniors and we plan to have a graduation party for them. We feel we own the house and should be able to have a celebration without any cops even if the neighbors can hear voices and music over the fence. No other neighbor has ever complained or had issue with the kids.

Is there anything we can do? We have decided to sell the house which should make the neighbors happy. They tell us any noise at any hour of the day that they can hear with their window open is a noise disturbance.

When grandpa answers the door at the party, maybe the police will realize the neighbor has gone a little overboard. There doesn’t seem to be anyway the kids can defend themselves which is the sad part. And they are really good kids