How to Annoy Your Neighbours / Neighbors

The inspiration for this article came to me after a meal out with my Sister recently. She arrived quite stressed out, and when I asked her why, she proceeded to relay the problem she was having with her downstairs neighbour. To explain further, my Sister lives in a Victorian terraced house that has been converted into two flats, one upstairs and one downstairs. Both these flats share a lobby area inside the main front door, whilst each having their own internal front doors. Hayley (my Sister), has lived in the upstairs flat for about ten years now and seen various other owners of the downstairs flat come and go. Unfortunately the most recent neighbour to buy the lower flat has proven to be quite obnoxious, leaving prissy little notes about how he doesn't like the furniture and pictures Hayley has placed in the lobby, and how her stuff is "Tat" . Bear in mind my Sister is in her 40's, and this boy is in his 20's, yet sending her letters on teddy bear notepaper!!! Frequently his notes are sarcastic and patronising, one even stating that he 'didn't think the gas board would be too impressed by the carbon footprint she was leaving' , simply because she left the front door open for a few minutes while waiting for her cat to come back in.



My Sister has had health problems for some years now, and the stress of all these nasty notes has made her quite ill. Her ex-fiancé has intervened by trying to point out to this neighbour that calling Hayley's stuff "Tat" is very rude, and that if he has a problem with her stuff being in a shared lobby, he should put some of his own stuff in it too, after all, they might not like his stuff, but would simply have to accept the lobby is shared and it is his right to use it also. You would think that he would agree to this, but not so, instead he rants on that he 'shouldn't have to put up with this stuff if he doesn't like it', (would now be a good time to add the stuff he is referring to as "Tat", is actually rather nice furniture and pictures that are in keeping with the period of the property and the colour scheme in the lobby). He even had the cheek to expect my Sister to pay half for a very expensive painter to come in and paint the lobby because he 'didn't know how to do DIY'. Again, my Sister's ex-fiancé offered to do the painting with him and show him how to do DIY. Reluctantly the neighbour agreed, and then turned up wearing rubber gloves to paint in!!! (Hayley is getting more convinced by the second that he is a closet gay who really needs to 'come out' so it won't seem quite so weird when he sends letters on Teddy Bear notepaper and does DIY in rubber gloves!!). After the painting was finished he even complained he didn't like the standard of Ian (the ex-fiancés) painting!

Nosey Neighbours are very annoying
Nosey Neighbours are very annoying

The most recent note upset Hayley to the degree she sent him a note back telling him that his notes were making her ill and were offensive and patronising, so if he had anything to say would he please knock on the door and discuss it face to face. This resulted in a hand written double side of A4 paper full of his venom, and him completely ignoring the fact he had been told not to send further notes. Ultimately she left him a further note asking him to knock on her door after 7.15pm when Ian would speak to him on the subject of the so called "Tat" in the lobby. He turned up with his Father for moral support (who to his credit did look very embarrassed), and proceeded to state again what awful stuff Hayley was putting in the lobby and that he 'didn't want it there, didn't like it, it was tat' etc. All attempts by Ian to reason with him failed, and in the end Ian told him it was pointless trying to talk to him and shut the door in his face.

Well, as you probably realise by now this left both Hayley and Ian very frustrated and stressed out, and it is therefore not surprising this topic became a feature of our meal out together. Hayley joked that she would love to put some really awful stuff in the lobby just to teach him a lesson, and as our minds explored the idea further we ended up in fits of giggles over the kind of 'things' we could add. Hayley joked about putting a stags head complete with antlers up, which reminded me of a local hotel that used to have a realistic, but fake, full size stags head that broke into song when you walked past it, complete with moving its head in time to the music and its mouth opening and closing as it 'sang'. As these can be set to go off on a motion detector it would have been hysterical to set it up so every time he opened his front door it began singing to him. Naturally enough we ended up in stitches laughing at the image of his indignation and horror at this latest piece of "Tat " Hayley had added to the lobby. Sadly we don't have one of these singing stags, but we do have the next best thing, one of those 'Billy the Bass' singing fish, which does much the same thing on a smaller scale (no pun intended). At time of writing we have not yet put the fish up, but are contemplating it, (amongst other ideas).

Anyway, this hub is going to comprise of a list of suggestions for ways to get your own back on your annoying neighbours. Any good suggestions from readers are welcomed, and will be included as they come in, but meanwhile here are a few to get you started.

'Buck' The Singing Stag's Head

Billy the Bass Singing Fish

Interesting topiary revenge
Interesting topiary revenge
Lighting smokey bonfires will really annoy your neighbours
Lighting smokey bonfires will really annoy your neighbours
Leylandii trees can grow 6 ft per year
Leylandii trees can grow 6 ft per year
Blow your leaves on to your neighbours garden.
Blow your leaves on to your neighbours garden.
Sign them up for loads of junk mail
Sign them up for loads of junk mail
Hang up some irritating wind chimes
Hang up some irritating wind chimes
Advertise his 'escort services' in a pay phone or newspaper
Advertise his 'escort services' in a pay phone or newspaper
Send in an unwanted religious organisation to 'save him'
Send in an unwanted religious organisation to 'save him'
Frozen dog poo has a range of possibilities.
Frozen dog poo has a range of possibilities.
Build a snowman to block their driveway
Build a snowman to block their driveway

The 'How to Annoy' List

1) Try taking up topiary. This fun hobby involves clipping your hedges and bushes into interesting shapes, and with a little imagination you can clip the hedges into shapes that will antagonise and frustrate your annoying neighbour. See image on the right to give you an idea of the kind of shape you might want to try.

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2) Lighting smokey bonfires can potentially get you in trouble, but if you are willing to take that chance, you can use these to great effect when trying to annoy your 'pain in the backside' neighbour. Wait until they hang out their clean washing to dry and light a bonfire ensuring you include plenty of wet leaves for maximum smoke. This is even more effective if you check the wind direction first to make sure it is blowing towards their washing line. Another good time to light a smokey fire is when your annoying neighbour is having a barbecue or garden party, or even simply sunbathing in their garden. If they leave their windows open at night you could even light it in the early hours so the smoke drifts into their bedrooms, after all, you could always claim later that you were trying to be considerate by waiting until after dark!

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3) Plant some Leylandii trees. Thousands of neighbours have come to blows over this fast growing tree or hedge. The Leylandii has the potential to grow 6 feet per year, and can completely take away any light, and most certainly any views from neighbouring properties in next to no time. Eventually you may be forced to cut them down by legal intervention, but this can take years to get through courts, and in the meantime you can see the kind of results that can be achieved by the images on the right that show what happened when one aggrieved neighbour left his Leylandii trees for 6 years without clipping them. Why did he do this you might ask? Well, local authorities would not allow him to build a normal wall at the front of his garden for privacy, so he took this drastic step in protest, and succeeded in infuriating all of his neighbours in the process.

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4) Probably not as easy to achieve as the cartoon on the right shows, but all the same, if your neighbour only has a fence between your garden and theirs it would not be impossible to 'accidentally' use your leaf blower to aim your fallen leaves into their garden.

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5) Use his name and address to sign up for loads of junk mail. If you are really inventive you could get some quite 'questionable' catalogues sent to his address. If you persevere you can get to the stage he is literally receiving sackfuls of the stuff every day, and trust me, having to sift through all of them to find his genuine mail will drive him crazy.

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6) Hang up some of those large annoying wooden wind chimes in your garden. These seem quaint at first, but quickly become as annoying as a constantly dripping tap.

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7) Place an advert in either your local newspaper, or in various payphones on cards, offering the services of a 'hunky male escort' and stating that he is 'open to males or females and anything goes', then add his phone number.

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8) Ring up the Jehovas Witnesses, Church of Scientology or any similar organisations you can think of and ask them to come and visit as you need to be "shown the way", then give them your neighbour's address. (I found this idea on the Internet and I loved it).

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9) Wait until the freezing weather, obtain one fresh dog poo, during the night sneak up to their doorstep, pour some cold water on to the step and deposit the dog poo on top of the puddle. Overnight this should freeze solid making it very hard to remove.

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10) Overnight build a large snowman in the middle of their driveway entrance so that they can't get their car out in the morning. It is essential you don't get caught doing this of course, so be very quiet and smother your giggles.

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11) Courtesy of Hubber 'Gus the Redneck'. "Cook something that really stinks. Do it in the wee hours of the day. Make sure that the flat door is open to allow the smell to make its way throughout the building. Candidates include stuff you like to eat. Maybe cabbage, sauerbraten, things with plenty of garlic, etc. Have fun and eat hearty."

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12) Courtesy of Hubber 'mega1'. "Plant a cottonwood (tree that also grows fairly fast and is so messy you would not believe!) right over his/her collection of hostas or other ritzy plants."

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13) Courtesy of Hubber 'Tammy L'. "Get one of those electronic barking dogs and set it's motion detector to "bark" whenever he enters or leaves his place. Be sure to hide it well so he won't cut the cord or even know that it's not a real dog."

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So next time your neighbours make you feel like this......

You know what to do.....

Meanwhile feel free to give me other suggestions that I can include in an ongoing list of ways to annoy your neighbours.

Disclaimer: This article in no way encourages any illegal forms of revenge on annoying neighbours and strongly advises you attempt negotiating with your neighbours or seeking legal advice prior to considering any of the above suggestions.

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Comments 143 comments

diogenes 5 years ago

What a little pissant. He sounds like he has a screw loose (maybe in the bum area). But apart from killing him which is unfortunately overkill, someone like that can be a bloody nuisance. Hopefully, he will ease off after a while. I would just tell him to "F---- off" Funny hub if it wasn't so close to home...Bob


ssaul 5 years ago

lol, really love this i can relate to this! there are some very annoying neighbors out there, lol


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mistyhorizon2003 5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Hi Bob, he is truly a nightmare, but killing him not a viable option sadly!! Anyway, I just want to wind him up more than ever, be it with 'Billy the Bass' or whatever :)


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mistyhorizon2003 5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Hi Ssaul, there truly are too many annoying neighbours out there! Glad you liked this :)


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mega1 5 years ago

Hi Misty, really enjoyed this one - you had me laughing. Of course, I myself prefer to start annoying the a**hole before I even move in by outbidding him/her on the lot next door and building a house situated in such a way as to block the light on his/her prize plants and also plant a cottonwood (tree that also grows fairly fast and is so messy you would not believe!) right over his/her collection of hostas or other ritzy plants. Gee, I can tell that you're really my kinda peeps! Thanks ever so for not giving up on this site, because lately there has just been so little to really laugh at.


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mistyhorizon2003 5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

LOL Mega, I am flattered I am able to keep you laughing and you 'get' where I am coming from! I love this site too, but if you really want good 'belly laughs' read Shadesbreath and Christoph Reilly, they will make you laugh far better than I ever could!


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Donna Janelle 5 years ago from Oklahoma

Wow this had me cracking up! Thankfully, I have never had bad neighbors, but I'll keep these in mind in case I ever do! :)


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GusTheRedneck 5 years ago from USA

Hi Misty - Do something that not only annoys the guy, but makes you happy at the same time. Cook something that really stinks. Do it in the wee hours of the day. Make sure that the flat door is open to allow the smell to make its way throughout the building. Candidates include stuff you like to eat. Maybe cabbage, sauerbraten, things with plenty of garlic, etc. Have fun and eat hearty.

Gus :-)))


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mistyhorizon2003 5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Thanks Donna, I am delighted this made you laugh :)

Hi Gus, good idea, I shall suggest it to my Sister asap :)


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VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

You have such a fun sense of humor, glad to read you got your sister laughing, good for stress relief! The young neighbor obviously has some issues.

When our new neighbors moved last year to the house next to ours, they trimmed our rosebush without our consent; they wanted it to be lower because it faces their lawn, and they also cut a part of our tree so that it wouldn't intefere with the antenna, so they said, all without checking with us first! They knocked on our door to explain, after the fact; we let it go .... but, we are not overly friendly, we say "hello", but that's it, and we have had no issues with them after this. Some neighbors unfortunately are best kept at a distance.


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Tammy L 5 years ago from Jacksonville, Texas

This one should really piss him off:

Get one of those electronic barking dogs and set it's motion detector to "bark" whenever he enters or leaves his place. Be sure to hide it well so he won't cut the cord or even know that it's not a real dog.


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mistyhorizon2003 5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Wow Violet, I am amazed you didn't have a go at them for simply taking it upon themselves to trim your rose and cutting your tree. I would have definitely had to point out that it would have been polite to ask first, rather than simply breaking it to me afterwards.


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mistyhorizon2003 5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Hi Tammy, good one, another added to the hub:) Thanks.


SirDent 5 years ago

LOL. This is a good read and I love the suggestions for annoying you rneighbors. Tell your sister to hold her head up.


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mistyhorizon2003 5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Thanks Sir Dent, I will most certainly tell her that. Cheers :)


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Christoph Reilly 5 years ago from St. Louis

Some of these ideas are serious business, but the little weenie deserves it.


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mistyhorizon2003 5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

He sure does Christoph, but I still love the singing stag idea the best, harmless but hilarious.


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VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Cindy, My mate did respond when they knocked on our door, said what he had to, but very calmly, and we let it go. We keep a distance from them, they know it, and we have peace. :)


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mistyhorizon2003 5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Hi Violet, well I am glad you have peace, although it does sound a bit 'strained' and not ideal.


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ocbill 5 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

I had a bad neighbor. The dude built a huge kid's playhouse structure in his backyard near our master bedroom. That was just 1 thing.


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mistyhorizon2003 5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

How selfish Ocbill, I just don't understand why people can be so inconsiderate, especially when they know they have to live next to you and the atmosphere will end up very bad.


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RunAbstract 5 years ago from USA

I just LOVE the topiary!! Now I want to do one just like it!

Having all that junk mail sent though is bad for the environment. The jerk would be hasselled only in tossing it, and there goes the paper into a landfill.

I really enjoyed this, and hope your sister gets a new neighbor soon!


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mistyhorizon2003 5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Hi RunAbstract, I like the topiary one too, although sadly it won't work for my sister as she doesn't have a garden. The junk mail is bad for landfill and the environment I agree, but a fun idea to a point, especially if you live in an area where you are charged for rubbish collection over and above a certain quantity and are therefore more or less obliged to recycle if you value your bank balance. He could spend days sorting through and then going to the locations for recycling..... and would still have to check out all the envelopes to make sure his real mail wasn't accidentally recycled or dumped too.


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RunAbstract 5 years ago from USA

LOL!


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Mandeeadair 5 years ago from California

Oh wow, I cannot imagine having these neighbors. Great hub.


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mistyhorizon2003 5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Hi Mandeeadair, so sorry that I deleted one comment of yours. It was a duplicate of this one so no offence. Neighbours like this are a nightmare, but it is possible to annoy them back :)


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H P Roychoudhury 5 years ago from Guwahati, India

I feel sorry for your sister as she has to leave with such a hostile neighbor. Every man is different but every nature is not different, having that man of same nature should live together to get peace and happiness.


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Right On Time 5 years ago from Australia

LMFAO


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mistyhorizon2003 5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Hi H P, I agree he would be better off with a neighbour of a similar disposition to himself. I just wish my Sister could afford to move to a new flat, but right now she can't.


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mistyhorizon2003 5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Hi Right On Time, glad you enjoyed this and thanks for commenting :)


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Lady Guinevere 5 years ago from West Virginia

He's still not too old to be taken over the knee and given a good spanking. LOL


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mistyhorizon2003 5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

LOL, that would be brilliant, but I reckon my Sister might struggle to lift him over her knee :)


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Lady Guinevere 5 years ago from West Virginia

Oh you gave me a good idea with that topiary with my neighbor who thinks I dress for him and he is GAY!!! LOL

Oh he is overweight then?

Maybe some pictures of great big, juicy cheeseburgers or ice cream or really fattening food in the shared space? LOL


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mistyhorizon2003 5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

No he isn't overweight as far as I know LG, just a bit heavy for a woman to lift up who has health problems already. Nice idea otherwise though.


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Gordon Hamilton 5 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

Hi, Misty. I am sorry to hear about your sister but love some of your annoying the neighbours suggestions.

Here is one I read in a book once...

A guy was being annoyed by his neighbour's two large dogs. They were shut in the garden all day while the neighbour was at work and barked constantly. One day, he laced some food with laxatives, just before the neighbour got home from work, and fed them it. Nature took its course and the beautifully kept house that night was decidedly less than beautiful...


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mistyhorizon2003 5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Oh Gordon, that is funny, but I can't help feeling sorry for the dogs and would prefer the owner to have had the laxative treatment.


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Gordon Hamilton 5 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

Good point - I never thought of that...


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mistyhorizon2003 5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

LOL, oh well, there's always next time ;)


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Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines

Hi Cindy, this reminds me of previous experiences with neighbors, when you are passive to their abuse you are kind to them, when you reacted you are the worst neighbor in the world. Many years ago we had this guava tree that bears sweet guava, my mother was forced to have it cut off our garden because neighbors never bothered to climb our roof and eat the fruit on top, hey I am not talking of kids here but adult... stupid adult...nice meeting you Cindy, see you soon in your other hubs


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mistyhorizon2003 5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Hi Maria, thanks for visiting and sharing your own experience with bad neighbours. Lovely to see you on one of my hubs :)


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Beege215e 5 years ago

remove all decorations from common areas, furniture pictures rugs, etc. leave empty for one week.Give him time to do his own decorating and then you complain. If he doesn't do his own,then redo area with tattered chairs, gaudy raunchy pictures and dead flowers for a few days. When he complains (which he is sure to do), put back original items and in all probability he will no longer complain. The man's problem isn't that he doesn't like what is there, he just wants to whine and complain. He has to be the "Dominant Male" here. Give in to his secret wishes and give him something real to complain about.

If the fool doesn't complain about tacky decorations, then he is obviously a fool and should be ignored in all further complaints.


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mistyhorizon2003 5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

I like the idea in principle, but apparently this guy has virtually nothing in the way of furnishings in his own flat, so he would no doubt leave the lobby completely bare, and therefore there would be nothing to complain about. If my Sister then put the tatty chairs etc in the lobby, he would no doubt bring his friends round and say "see, this is what I mean about the tat I have to put up with", making himself look like the victim. Grrrrrr, it is so frustrating. He says my Sister's stuff is tat because it is old fashioned. The house is Victorian for God's sake, what does he want, chrome mirrors and modern art!! Hayley has nice things like a bowl of water on a coffee table with floating candles in it, a picture that has similar colours to the lobby, etc, nothing 'tat' about that. Actually it feels quite restful.


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rockinjoe 5 years ago from Standing right behind you!

Now this is definitely my department. I loved this hub.

And to James De Garis SHAME ON YOU! (but you're now famous!)


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mistyhorizon2003 5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

LOl Joe, yes he sure is, but still no change in his prissy behaviour. Ahhh well, perhaps he hasn't seen this hub yet :)


Leo 5 years ago

My neighbors through the wall bang the hell out of their floor and doors shaking the whole building starting at 6am everyday. As a night shift worker you can understand this is affecting my work. I went and asked them nicely to stop and they said no. I tried late night loud music (Works the next morning only). Now I am also banging everything I can from when I get home from work starting from between 2 and 4:30am. And in the daytime too. Would love suggestions of things that would make loud noises that I can legally claim to be part of living in the building (For example if it was a stereo then the police would come and take it. Banging on the floor can't be helped.) I don't think my poor legs can take all this banging on the floors. Oh, and my suggestion for you guys is, you guessed it, banging on the floors and slamming doors. Its really nerve wrecking to listen to all day I tell ya!


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mistyhorizon2003 5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Have you got a washing machine you can set on timer to start washing overnight. The spin cycle can be really loud and very annoying, especially if it above their bedroom?


dragtat 5 years ago

we have new neighbours next door to us, the house has been bought and let out to a family 2 adults 3 children we had children screaming shouting banging about i went and complained to them politely about the noise and she shut the door in my face.

thats when it all began lol banging of doors (cuboard doors house doors kitchen draws, the back off the house used to shake when she shut the dack door, all this was going on when her hubby was no there, i went around to there house and had word again and they both denied everything.

That night she began hoovering after midnight banging the hoover against the dividing wall on the bedroom.

I was getting up at five in the morning so i went and knocked on the door at 5.30 rather loud, curtains were twitching in the street, i woke the whole family,told em if they want to keep me awake at night ill wake them up when im up, i got a visit of the cops a few days later, wtf lol,

i had made notes of the noise that they had been making and contacted their landlord everything went quiet for a while.

now its started again but all the noise happens when hubby is at work ive just had words with him tonight so see wot happens


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mistyhorizon2003 5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

What a horrible and frustrating situation to be in. I can't believe they had the gall to call the Police on to you!!! Have you considered recording the noise, along with a note of the times so you can actually play it back to either the Police, or at least her Husband??


dragtat 5 years ago

hi misty

all has been good after i had words with her hubby, i saw her in the garden the other day hanging out her laundry to dry, i said "good morning" she just smirked and tilted her head and never spoke, slammed her door as she went inside,

When the cops came around i had everything wrote down times etc told him i had reported them to there lanlord he was understanding as he had been having problems with his neighbours and said good luck with everything when he left

The couple next door are not local to the village where i live and she works with friends of mine that i have grown up with which she is unaware of,

And she is telling her colleges that she is leaving her hubby taking the kids and going to live with a fella shes met on the internet from florida, bearing in mind we are in the uk,

She has also told her colleges (my friends) that she has been making all the noise on purpose to "piss them of " meaning us, excuse the language.

If things do start again i may be having a word with her about her little secret.

Wot a nice girl ??


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mistyhorizon2003 5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Oh that is fabulous news dragtat, wow, isn't it great to have a secret weapon over her, and she doesn't even know about it. You could use it to threaten her, or you could just go straight to the Husband as he might chuck her out and this would get rid of her even faster LOL.

You have great friends because they have been clever enough not to tell her they know you. Perhaps you get them to use a dictaphone to secretly record her saying she is planning to leave him so that she can't simply deny it is true if you tell him, or if she removes any evidence before he finds it once she realises you know!!

Good luck, hope you update me again when anything happens :)


Leo 5 years ago

mistyhorizon2003, sadly they are next to me not below or above me. Fantastic idea though. Maybe a super loud coffee machine too. I never thought of appliances. Thanks!


Leo 5 years ago

Oh, I forgot to add, I went to a coloured gang area a few blocks away and wrote on the wall of the public toilet 'skinheads live at number --- ------ street' I hope they enjoy their tagged fence etc!


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mistyhorizon2003 5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Hope to find an appliance 'to suit' Leo;) Love the 'skinheads live at number....' idea though. Very good :)


dragtat 5 years ago

hi misty

well ive heard that the neighbours are moving it seems that a bit of there own medicine has worked.

ive had my teen age son playing his music upstairs and when he plays blackops on the ps3 he plays the sound back through a 5:1 surround system sounds like a war zone.

We also have a similair system down stairs which we have started to watch the tv through films like the new transformers or blackhawk down these have constant thudding and droning noises in them which travel through the floor

i know its making me just as bad as them but im not putting up with it anymore, its got them on the run so to speak lol.

As for telling the husband about her "little secret" i may just tell him when there moving.

hows things at your end


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mistyhorizon2003 5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Hi dragtat, I just so love hearing your updates. They make me giggle out loud, and I have to say I would probably do exactly what you are doing, whether it made me as bad as them or not. It would be funny to land her in it with her Husband, but might be wise not to let her realise you did it in case she comes back to get revenge some other way. Perhaps leaving a note on his car one night might be the answer, as anyone could have done that, and right now she doesn't know that YOU know, so won't think it came from you.

No news from our end, I haven't seen my Sister to ask if her prissy little twat of a neighbour has caused any further problems. Hopefully his Dad will have told him he was being unreasonable too, and he might have gone quiet as a result!

Keep me up to speed on any further developments from your end :)

Good Luck


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Jeannieinabottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

Great suggestions! Thanks for sharing.


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mistyhorizon2003 5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

You are very welcome Jeannieinabottle, thanks for commenting :)


AngryJay 4 years ago

This is an older post, but I love it. I'm on a rampage and can update more as I conceive ideas, but here's one I invented... I'm in a rental, the undesirable person lives next door. one of my windows is REAL close to his bedroom. So, I found a nice, loud, alarm clock and set it for various times throughout the night. I'm a heavy sleeper so it doesn't bother me much, lol


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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

LOL AngryJay, nice idea if you live that close to a neighbour. Keep the ideas coming :)


happy chappy 4 years ago

i have such an annoying neighbour, she has 7 dogs, leaves them out in the garden from 7am till nearlly midnit, my dad is disabled and cant walk far she parks her car directly outside of our house on purpose!! im learning to drive and she purposly tries tog grab my attention so i slip up, with the street being busy its very easly to crash! any ideas on what to do but not get caught. would really lie some good ones :)


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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Hi Happy Chappy. You might get some good ideas from another article of mine on how to get revenge. The link to it is: http://hubpages.com/relationships/Top-Tips-to-Get-...

Hope you find the ideas on there helpful :)


gemmily 4 years ago

I thought I was on my own glad to find out I'm not, loving the cum back. My neighbours r a nightmare every day they argue badly then play sum tunes then silence, they leave their dog out all day and night it cums and craps in my garden when my dogs jump on him the neighbour gobs of a load of crap that my dogs r in the wrong lol my dogs do as their told never go in next doors garden but my neighbours dog won't give up I've filled in hole after hole after hole in my fence but they won't do bog all its driving me crazzzzzzzzzy


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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Sorry to hear about your problems gemmily, they sound like total nightmares to live next door to. You want to threaten them with legal action or something, even point out to them that it is THEIR dog in YOUR garden, not the other way round, so the responsibility to keep him out of your garden lies with them. Have you tried reporting them to the local Animal Rescue Society, as they may get involved because the owners are failing to keep their dog properly contained (depending on the laws in your area)?


Dedmoroz 4 years ago

Misty, I couldn't stop laughing.

Absolutely hillarious. Where on earth did you get some of these ideas.

Love the photos!

"Annoying Neighbours, Just run them over" - LMAO


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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Thanks Dedmoroz,pleased you got some laughs out of this. Many of the ideas are from my own imagination (warped I know), others are from the Internet, comments made here, friends suggestions etc.


stan 4 years ago

My partner and myself had a laugh..you see your number 2 suggestion to annoy a neighbour is to light a fire and let it smoke.Well,we lit a fire and he called the fire brigade...our fire stood eighten inches or less high...anyway the smoke obviously crept through his house.Unfortunately no one talks to him and he is a lonely and angry man...his lawn is always covered with empty beer bottles dropped off by all the cranky neighbours.


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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

LOL, I bet the Fire Brigade were not impressed with him at all. What a time waster! You will have to use one of the other suggestions to get your own back on him ;)


MizzKitty 4 years ago

This is the funniest thing I have seen on the net in years! Take a bow! ... preferably like to the creative "hedge"

LOLOLOLOLOL


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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

That is a wonderful compliment MizzKitty, thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed this :)


bob 4 years ago

my neigbor always blows his leaves into our yard 3-4 times a day and doesn't have a job is always home and his kids drag race go karts and 4 wheelers on our street and thru our alley. he always spews threats at my dogs playing in the back yard. Oh and he has like 12 cars and he vaccums and washes and works on all of them every day. everybody in the neigborhood hates him but we cant do anything about it.


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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

This sounds dreadful Bob, all you could do is to share the responsibility between the neighbourhood for making his life so uncomfortable that him and his family move away voluntarily, ideally without knowing for sure who is behind their 'problems'. My hub on 'How to Get Revenge' might be useful to you on this, and you can also get more ideas from the comments that have been made on that article.

http://hubpages.com/relationships/Top-Tips-to-Get-...


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Shinkicker 4 years ago from Scotland

Unfortunately I don't have any problems with neighbours so I can't have any fun. Maybe I should move :-)

Great Hub


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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

LOL, cheers Shinkicker, glad you liked this :)


Shortshorts 4 years ago

I was googling how to annoy your neighbor and this blog came up. My neighbor complained about my dog barking (we live in a new estate and they built there house 18 months after us so the dog is like Hey your in my space) So trying to be a good neighbour I did some extra training with him and he is slot calmer. Then today he barked at the fence and the guy yells Raaaraaaraa like a dog and my dog hits the roof luck I was here to calm him down. I can't have a bonfire because we live in Australia and it's a total fire ban but I'm thinking mulberry tree grow up against the fence will ruin his expensive limestone paving!


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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

That sounds like a great idea Shortsshorts, and this is just one of many plans you could try, e.g. the Leylandii work well as you can see from this hub :)


Jo UK 4 years ago

Hi

Came across this blog whist looking for quick growing trees!

Have to say I found it hilarious!

I have luckily just moved 5 months ago from my evil neighbour and lucky for me my new neighbours are lovely.

However the woman over the back does have a persistent yapping dog which barks "ALL" day and now it's nearly Summer with my windows open and relaxing in the garden, it's driving me up the wall.

I've been researching those devices that give out a high pitch noise (not detectable to humans) but read it has to be directed into the garden. Not sure this is possible with trees in the way. Would love some help with this?

So I'm guessing this blog is quite old now (it's now April 2012) have things settled?


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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Well with my Sister things have settled down a bit. I think they just studiously avoid each other lol.

The dog one for you is a problem I agree. Not sure those devices will actually work. Have you tried talking to her and suggesting she tries one of those citronella spray dog collars that spray a mist of citrus scented water up into the dogs face whenever they bark. They are not cruel, but the surprise of the spray and the smell stops the dogs barking. They usually learn fairly fast not to bark or growl. Most vets recommend them and you can often hire them from your vet instead of buying one.


toeknee 4 years ago

must say this is interesting as is how to get revenge and now have them in favourites for future references. The th thing is, our neighbours are all 20 something blokes who just dont get the message and wouldn't hava brain between them. All big and tough when they're all together but don't get so much as a glance when on their own! I'm getting the council onto their arses for the illegal scaffolding and the vermon state of the yard and the numerous "so called" pig dogs who get fed (by the look of them and by the way they knock over other peoples' wheelie bins on bin day)of whom are obviously able and allowed to escape the yard or, they have them tied up for days on end etc. Have had the RSPCA notified to n o avail. Guess they're busy with many other creatanous pet owners!? So have been plotting gradually. Short of setting fire bombs and going to gaol, I'm still looking for ideas which are useful to my situation without having to get really evil with them cause that is fast becoming an option! Can't get to their vehicles without being sprung or barked at. If i did the doggy laxettes trick I might kill the dogs who are in no fit state(maybe doing the dogs a favour).only know their first names but would like to know how to acquire there surnames! I think of something shortly and will relay it to this hubs.


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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

I look forward to your updates toeknee, sounds like you have good cause for wanting this resolved, and I do feel equally frustrated that the RSPCA have not been helpful either, poor dogs deserve better than owners like that.

Good Luck.


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

Misty, I had no idea that you had this hub. When I wrote my hub about a year ago I thought I had a unique idea...lol...but I see several people with the same unique annoy neighbour idea! This is really fun and the ideas are different from mine as well.


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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

We should team up Cardisa :)


Julie 4 years ago

Thanks for your ideas lol. I had nothing to do today I can feel a shopping spree coming on I'm off to get a collection of windchimes let's just hope the wind gets up. Another idea is to put a song on repeat when you are going out so you don't have to listen to it. It's an idea I have learnt from my neighbours. I will also go on some dodgy websites later and get them some junk mail. Thank you can't wait to get started


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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

LOL, good luck Julie and have fun with this :)


dollypegclothes 4 years ago

Love all the ideas for annoying horrible neighbours...really cheered me up. We have really nosey neighbours. every time we're gardening they come out and do exactly the same thing! My husband was reparing a fence last week with a drill and our neighbour came out with her drill and started doing the same. We were in the garden most of the afternoon, while she and her husband stood in their back bedroom window watching us for ages like a pair of zombies. Last year we were painting the back walls of our house. Next day she was out doing the same. We have been annonomously reported 5 times in the 4 years we have lived here...all unfounded .....so your ideas are great. We completely ignore our neighbours and although they are still very intrusive, ignore them is the best way to deal with the situation.


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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Yikes, they sound really quite creepy dollypegclothes. Definitely candidates for some of the ideas listed here, either that or seriously consider moving house lol.


dollypegclothes 4 years ago

our house is for sale....but even creepier : we found out they have put off local people buying our house by saying things are wrong with it ! Your sister should also keep all the letters from her neighbour as proof of harrassment.


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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Doubly creepy dollypegclothes. I would be very tempted to either confront them over this and demand an explanation, or to take legal action based on them effectively sabotaging your chances of selling your property without any foundation to the stuff they are saying.

My sister's neighbour seems to be leaving her alone right now, so there is an uneasy truce in place. Hopefully it will last, but in any case she is looking at going to Portugal for the Winter with her ex-fiance (as mates), so she won't have to deal with him again until the spring of 2013.


dollypegclothes 4 years ago

we did confront them, so they called the police and claimed we were harrassing them! they are also harrassing the neighbour who lives on the other side of them, and have created problems for the people who live to the left of us! . i guess they are isolating themselves and everyone in the street knows what they are like. they are in their mid 70s and , nobody visits them (family or friends), so if they ever need anyones help then no one around here is going to approach them.


dollypegclothes 4 years ago

we did confront them, so they called the police and claimed we were harrassing them! they are also harrassing the neighbour who lives on the other side of them, and have created problems for the people who live to the left of us! . i guess they are isolating themselves and everyone in the street knows what they are like. they are in their mid 70s and , nobody visits them (family or friends), so if they ever need anyones help then no one around here is going to approach them.


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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Well at least you have other neighbours who can back up the fact these elderly neighbours are the problem and not you. They sound like they might be 'losing their marbles' a little.

The only other thing you could try is to send them a lawyers letter which makes noises about possible legal action if they keep slandering you to potential buyers and sabotaging your chances of selling your property with false allegations. If this is going to be too costly you could probably speak to the Citizens Advice Bureau and they will draft out a letter for you to send them free of charge, (it is often lawyers who volunteer at the CAB). Honestly, if they don't like you so much you think they would want you to move away, which makes them even more crazy!


dollypegclothes 4 years ago

These 2 have never had any marbles. We can't deal with the headache of a lawyer or CAB. Lucky we have a barrister friend who says that proving a case like this is tricky and that even a winning case won't achieve much. He suggested we contact Longleat Safari Park and have a load of Lion dung delivered and spread it on our garden. Apparently it stinks like mad and will keep any animals away from your garden...this might be a good idea for neighbours with problem dogs....thanks for the advice anyway.


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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

I was hoping it wouldn't be necessary to actually go as far as court and proving the case. The idea was to make them believe you were willing to go that far, and for them to assume they could be in serious trouble, (a hassle they would probably prefer not to have if they are elderly). This would again 'hopefully' result in them reigning their necks in and behaving themselves.

The lion dung is a fun idea which does work, (you can actually buy pelleted lion dung in a product called 'The Silent Roar'. You scatter it on your garden to keep dogs, cats, rabbits etc away and it does work). I suspect you might get complaints from all of your neighbours if you use the fresh stuff though, as it really will stink. Of course you also run the risk of making your 'odd' neighbours look like they are the ones being reasonable and you are persecuting them. Tricky one.


Misty001 4 years ago

I can certainly emphasize with what your sister is going through. We also have a neighbor who is just down right evil and crazy. We live in an apt and get the brunt of it as we are her adjoining neighbor. She has a small dog that she uses as a tool to aggravate us and others but for two years she would let it out on the balcony early in the morn to bark and wake us. Then when my husband politely told her dog to shut up, she tried to get a restraining order on him. She also belongs to a cult and has one particular member who cones over and whenever she does the harrassment is even worse. We had an incident last week where they were both throwing insults at us, we responded and the next day the cops were knocking on our door. After we told him everything we pit up with he said he shouldn't even be here. She recently had several complaints made about her and her dog by other neighbors. She then wrote little appology


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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Sounds like a total pain in the backside Misty001. I can never understand why these people feel a need to be like this towards others, surely it makes their own lives uncomfortable too. It will be interesting to see if the apology you received changes her behaviour over time, or if it simply goes back to how it has been recently.


Misty001 4 years ago

Hi Mistyhorizon. I agree I don't understand it either and I feel we are being pushed to the point of retaliating. I even wrote her a nice note back saying that we are willing to put everything behind us as we need to co-exist. The next morning my husband was woken once again by the dog barking. It's obvious her little note as it was the last time was just a ploy to avoid eviction. I also think she is really mad that we didn't eat her little dog biscuits. We are so fed up with everything that we have most of our apt packed up and just haven't found somewhere else to move yet. All the neighbors that we associate with don't want us to move, they call us the quiet couple and think if we do that just makes it appear that she has won. We just don't know what else to do and obviously if we do start retaliating it most likely will just make things worse.


Misty001 4 years ago

Hi Mistyhorizon. My comment was unfinished and proceeded to say how her note came with homebaked cookies. No mistaking that they were made with dog biscuits. When we compared them to another neighbors it was undeniable. I did write a comment in response to yours but don't know where it went so forgive if this is a repeat? Nothing has changed, she is still waking my husband by allowing her dog to bark or excessive noise, whatever cones first. We are so fed up we have packed up most of our apt. just haven't found a place to move to yet. What has happened with your sister, is she still dealing with the Tat Twat?


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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Hi again Misty001, the reason your comment vanished is because this site allows you to write the comment, but it will vanish once you hit 'post comment' until I am next on the site and read it and approve it.

Personally in your position I would tell her the cookies were delicious, and then ask her to make some more. Send these along with your suspicions to the apartment managers and tell them what is going on in more detail. Other alternative is not so helpful long term, but fun all the same, and that involves returning the compliment by giving her a 'gift' back, e.g. a nice pie made with dog food or a cake made with a cream filling that includes something not very appetising like moisturiser. Just a couple of small ideas, but honestly I believe your best bet is to get this women thrown out, whatever it takes!

Sister still living there, and the neighbour seems to have quietened down thankfully. I think there is an uneasy truce in place at the moment.


Misty001 4 years ago

Hello, thanks for the tid-bits great wording;'Uneasy Truce', unfortunate circumstances and I know just how your sister is feeling, it would be nice to think that things have plateaued. We had that uneasy truce for a time also, although I think it was more like us just putting up with it and not saying anything and it was almost as stressful as what it has escalated to now. Silence isn't always golden, in the way of knowing what to expect next. I have to admit that we had a long term goal of moving from here at some point as we would like somewhere a little more private but it was something we didn't want to be pressured into doing when the timing is not right. So ultimately I think we will speed up the process and be the ones to get the heck out of here. I often have these thoughts run through my head as to why we were the ones to get stuck beside her. Are we being punished? Are we supposed to learn something revelational? From what I've learned and heard she has been bullying people/neighbors around for a long time so I even wonder as crazy as it sounds, are we here to put her in her place? Let's face it she has tried everything, from trying to have us kicked out to having my Husband charged with Harrassment and the latest; the dog biscuit incident. But so far all her attempts have failed, of course when you lie it usually comes back on you and she does more damage to herself than we could ever do retaliating and I think that's what she is use to. She's just not sure how to deal with us. Seems these kind of people tend to dig their own holes, which it would be great to watch them fall

into. I wish your Sis all the best!


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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Thanks Misty001 , I feel strongly this person deserves her 'karmic justice', and if it were me I would not want her to get away with this. Do what feels right for you, but I have to confess, if they aren't going to move or be evicted, then moving yourselves may be the only solution. Either way I wish you the best of luck :)


Misty001 4 years ago

Thank-You MistyHorizon! I am in the same mindset with wanting her to get a taste of her own. I go from thinking rationally about the situation and that doing so would just not be the right thing to do to wanting to know the top ten best ways to get her back. Last night was all quiet as it appeared she had called it an early night, then at around 2:00am I was abruptly awoken by chairs and what sounded like her table being dragged across the floor??? This was followed by cupboard doors in her kitchen being slammed shut and although it all only lasted for about 20 mins was enough to keep me from having a restful sleep. I'm one of those types who have a hard time falling back to sleep and it's even harder when your mind is racing with thoughts on how to get her back. So I've had a chance to read through your list again. Lots of great ideas! I seriously don't understand how the poor lady beneath her deals with it. I haven't formally met her yet as she moved in not long ago. Gee, I wonder why the gentleman that was living there

moved! And now I'm anticipating the onset of her daily routine. The dog barking has been less in the morns since the complaints and I guess since for fear that she might lose her dog, the last couple of morns it has been replaced with loud music. Yesterday it started at 7:30am, I recorded it from inside our apt. Not to say we don't hear the dog anymore, we hear it off and on for most of the evening and knowing that it's unreasonable for us to not expect to hear it bark at reasonable times of the day is her ticket to aggravate us with it. And we do expect to hear it sometimes, its the deliberate intent that irks us the most. Like last summer when she put her stereo speaker and dog out on the balcony at 10 at night, closed the door and cranked the music. She had half the neighborhood up in arms and finally at around 11:30pm the Police were called out. Even after the Police left she banged on the wall with a hammer until 3 in the morn, keeping us and her other adjoining neighbor awake. The next day 8 separate complaints were made to management which

resulted in an eviction notice.

She got out of that one by sending everyone apology notes

saying that it was fueled by

alcohol. She showed up at our door balling her eyes out and we fell for it, heck I even gave her a

hug! Duh!

Thanks for listening to all my

grumbling and sharing your

thoughts and ideas.


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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

I seriously think you need to go back to your landlords and simply say that you only withdrew your complaints because she showed up at your door crying her eyes out and you felt sorry for her, but that as things have returned to how they were before and that clearly this was just a tactic on her part, you want to reinstate your original complaint, and update it to include what is happening now. If you can get the other neighbours involved too so much the better. Good Luck :)


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

Our neighbors use to fight with each other. One neighbor put a compost pile beside the property line. Some more neighbors that fought with each other put a long string through the property line. It was weird the strangest little things would bother them about each other. One man whistled all the time and neighbor couldn’t stand it. We heard the whistling and never paid any attention to it. We would say to each other Pete and Rosie are up from down south we can hear Pete whistling.

We always try to get along with neighbors but sometimes it doesn’t work. One neighbor we had banged on my door one day and said our dog was causing her dog to run away because our dog was in heat. I said my dog has been fixed for years. She didn’t know what to say. We once had a neighbor that saw me bring home gallon of milk and my husband brought home a gallon of milk and she ask us what we were going to do with all the milk. She was always watching us from her window. We built a garage that covered up her window. You should have heard her complain, we were no longer her enjoyment.

After I had been out picking princess pine a neighbor came over and said it was ok for me to pick princess pine on his property. I told him I would walk out there and show him the property lines and the stakes. I was picking on our land not his.

Enjoyed this hub voted up.


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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Thanks Moonlake, sounds like you to had some very odd neighbours, especially the 'dog on heat one'. I mean for goodness sake, even if your dog hadn't 'been fixed' it would be no reason for another dog to run away just because yours was in season, (especially if her dog was a male).

Out of interest, what did you do with all the milk lol ;)


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

I picked up milk not knowing my husband was picking up milk. It was gone in no time. We both love milk and so did our teenage son and his friends. So you know how fast it can disappear with teenagers.


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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

lol, I was just kidding when I asked, but actually I understand what you mean. Here in Guernsey we have some of the best milk in the world, so needless to say it is very easy just to down a whole ice cold glass of it. It is incredibly rich and creamy, and I am sure your family would adore it :)


KTP 3 years ago

Hi, I have been having problems with a neighbor of mine he is a bully,a real scumbag and his 2 kids are just as bad as he is. No one can talk with this guy he is a real jerk he is verbally abusive towards everyone even to all the neighborhood kids.I'm tired of garbage always getting thrown in my yard from the kids so I get them back without them knowing it is me.I threw some condoms filled with some kind liquid so it looks like it's filled and I tie the end and chuck several of them in different parts of his yard.It's good to try to aim for the trees so they can hang on a branch Haha! When the kids or him do anything or say anything mean then at night I take out my slingshot and I shoot all kids of different things in his yard rotten food,etc. He gets so mad because he doesn't know who is doing this and it pisses him off,all I can say is what goes around comes around Karma is a bitch HAHA!


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mistyhorizon2003 3 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

LOL, that is a great idea KTP apart from the cost of the condoms of course.


sm0vpo 3 years ago

OMG. Your neighbour sounds quite awful. But I suppose that when the good lord handed out personalities he didn't have the time to inspect them before installation.

We also have a neighbour who is mentally challenged. He is Pelle Friman, Albano 393, SE-195 93 Marsta, SWEDEN.

http://www.sm0vpo.com/_pelle/pelle.htm

This is my neighbour. He dug up and moved the land border marker so he could built a fence on our land. Both actions are against the law, punishable by up to two years imprisonment.

He also shovelled (with a tractor) 2-ton of snow on our land, blocking our garage entrance. Now his fence blocks the entrance. He tried to block in my (disabled) wife's vehicle but I was too fast for him. He did succeed in blocking in our trailer for 7 months.

It cost us US$13,000 for the land authority to replace the marker he moved. Without the "official" marker the police and council would do nothing. So we paid and they still have done nothing. In all we have paid US$25,000 in legal fees, which includes the fees the court ordered us to pay to our neighbour.

According to the court he is in the right. Even our solicitor does not understand how the court could come up with that decision. Perhaps it is because his wife works for the local council?

Harry - SM0VPO

(SM0VPO is an amateur radio callsign, but I have NOT )yet) jammed his TV and things :-)


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mistyhorizon2003 3 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

How incredibly unfair, honestly there are some very crazy people in this world, and some very corrupt courts and authorities. I really hope you get justice soon, and your money back. By the way, your link doesn't work so it may be the site has been closed down.

Good Luck


sm0vpo 3 years ago

- By the way, your link doesn't work ...

It does now. We have had a few serious attempts at hacking into Swedish servers so I have a watchdog timer that shuts down the computer. You can also access my laptop at port 800:

http://www.sm0vpo.com/_pelle/pelle.htm

http://www.sm0vpo.com:800/_pelle/pelle.htm

The laptop has a copy of the homepages for security and each have a different OS.

We hope to have justice soon as we are apealing to a higher court, but what about your problem? I see the original post was 2 years ago. Has your problem been resolved?

/Harry


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mistyhorizon2003 3 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Thanks Harry, that is great.

Re-the problem I described in my article, the problem was not my neighbour, but my sister's neighbour. In the last couple of years he seems to have quietened down and has stopped moaning (perhaps his Dad had a word with him after the 'tat' incident). I think my sister and him just avoid each other now. I must ask her next time I see her if he has caused her any problems at all since (perhaps he has grown up a bit now).


thomascelt 3 years ago

There are so many was to get even. I.m really good at it. One thing I had a neighbor who was always whinning about us, it was all about our son's not liking their girls and wouldn't even talk to them, So after the last time I turned the screws down tight, I went to a pay phone and placed an ad in the KC Star newspaper House for sale way under the value and open house from12-4 on Sunday, there were cars all day and night for days that showed up wanting their tour and refreshments. I billed it to our neighbors too, they moved a week or so later but not until the women tried to kill her husband. another good one is if you have a neighbor that has a dog that drives you crazy with barking and hours than get a dog whistle the kind you can't hear but the dog can and go outside at night at or about 12-6 am and blow it for an hour or so, you will have every dog for miles just screaming in pain. I did that one too.


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mistyhorizon2003 3 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

I like the first idea, but I don't like the idea of causing stress to the dogs in order to get revenge, that is just cruel. The first idea is clever and amusing though, I'd stick to that one.


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FullOfLoveSites 3 years ago from United States

Great and hilarious ideas!

We've known of a family whose neighbor was really really noisy. They live close to each other so that's why that family really heard everything their neighbor was saying because they really talked LOUD which was normal for them. So the family thought up of an idea of blocking the neighbor's little window with a cement. True story! Since then the family has been living in peace. LOL

Fortunately I haven't encountered an annoying neighbor but still I'll have this hub handy just in case. Voted up and funny. :)


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mistyhorizon2003 3 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Thanks FullOfLoveSites, great story and I am really pleased you enjoyed this hub ;)


sm0vpo 3 years ago

I really love this forum. There is but little activity, but the activity is real quality and really inspiring. My neighbour with the fence is climbing up the walls:

In our house gavel end is a ventilation panel that wa used by the previous owner to place an alarm siren. I took it away several years ago. A week ago I placed a small loudspeaker at the focus of a small parabolic reflector and aimed it at the neighbours property.

To the louspeaker I connected my laptop with media player on an endless loop playing a VERY weak "ching, ching, ching, ching ..." of slaybells. It is running 24/7 but it is so quite you can only hear it if you are listening for it, except on the neighbours property. It has only been a week now and he has started screaming almost daily.

The sounds accompany the 3000 Christmas lamps I usually put up on the trees around our garden, but I have been doibng this for a number of years now so that is well accepted.

One other small comment is that the neighbour has approached other neighbours for "donations" to repair his road. It is not built on a foundation and and there are vertical tears in the asphalt up to 8" high where the soil under is soaking up water. He needs about 10,000 dollars to re-build the road and everyone has said NO as long he has in place the fence blocking our house entrance.

In Swedish there is a lovely little term "skadeglädje" (damage happiness) which is used when someone who has been mean suffers something unpleasant. I like skadeglädje ;-)

Very best regards from Harry - SM0VPO

(FYI - SM0VPO is a Swedish hamradio callisgn)


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mistyhorizon2003 3 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

lol SMOVPO, keep up the good work ;)


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georgescifo 3 years ago from India

Interesting hub. I rarely try to have a bad dealings with any of my neighbors, as it tends to take of your peace of mind.


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mistyhorizon2003 3 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Thanks georgescifo, problem is that if your neighbour is the problem, you have no choice in whether or not you have bad dealings with them because they create the bad dealings (and feelings).


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jravity1 3 years ago from bellevue, MI

good, now I have a plan :) if I had annoying neighbors , which I now hope I get...kind of.


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mistyhorizon2003 3 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

lol jravity1, hopefully you won't ever get annoying neighbours, but have fun with these ideas if you do ;)


ihatemyneighbors 3 years ago

You know what works good.... when my neighbors sit on their deck at night I have a strobe light going that annoys them. It gives them a headache. They cant sit outside and there is nothing they can do. I also installed security cameras aimed at my property line near their deck. They hate that and the list goes on....


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mistyhorizon2003 3 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Thanks for adding your suggestions to this article 'ihatemyneighbors' :)


Mel A 3 years ago

Four words: Fish, Sock, Mail Slot. Works best right before they go away. Truth is, they'll never get the stench out of their place.


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mistyhorizon2003 3 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Nice one Mel A, and almost as good as those ideas such as putting a fish somewhere they will never think to look, like attached to the underside of their dining table, or sewing prawns into the hems of their curtains. They definitely won't get rid of the smell if they can't find the source of it (of course you need access to their property in order to take the plan this far, whereas with your idea you don't).


dollypegclothes 3 years ago

I commented on this post 7 months ago. thought we were doomed to stay in our lovely little house, but with bad neighbours. Not only have we sold, but also had a baby girl, now 5 months old. still packing the boxes. but hope to be away by the weekend. our amazing friend bought our house as a rental investment and we bought one of his properties. we are being very cautious at the next place.


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mistyhorizon2003 3 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Congratulations all round dollypegclothes, it just shows you never know what is just around the corner :)


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superfly47 3 years ago from Canada

The Leylandii tree is so ridiculously funny.


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mistyhorizon2003 3 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

lol, I totally agree superfly, and an excellent way to annoy neighbours.


crazyneighbour 3 years ago

I've got a dandy of a neighbour who is a narcissistic recluse living on a fraudulent disability income that has nothing better to do than annoy neighbours in order to start arguments as a source of human interaction. I kid you not. Read on and ask yourself, "who could possibly make this stuff up?".

The worst of it is, she has her husband convinced that she is some sweet innocent thing that is always being picked on. And yet he's been told and made aware by others that oddly, "She is the instigator and that this stuff only ever happens when you are never there to see her in action.".

We've had a broken drinking glass thrown into our yard, that she threw in a fit of rage and broke the night before in her own yard, collected the pieces following morning and tossed over the fence into our yard. And then blamed us for, prior to admitting to us that she'd done so. Could well have seriously injured ourselves, one of our dogs, or a child who may have come to visit, without giving it a second thought. Others have suffered the loss of slashed vehicle tires (tyres for the Brits), graffiti painted on vehicles and countless other unexplainable occurrences take place. She's gotten angry at a couple of the sweetest little girls from across the road for making the mistake of playing on her front lawn and responded by yelling to them "you little ni**ers, get your little black a$$es away from here". She's told my spouse that she wished they were dead, and the list just goes on, and on. All in the space of 2 years since we'd bought our home. And yet the local Police insist that they are powerless to intervene.

Now my greatest mission in life now is to drive this lunatic over the edge and right straight into an institution where we can be sure she can do no physical harm to others. The broken glass thing was my own personal undoing, and I still to this day long to settle the score on that one.

Misty, thank you so much for this page, it has been an inspiration. This page has been an absolute hoot to read and I will without a doubt be using ideas from a couple of posts.

Many times before I've considered placing "want ads" for a "how to commit fraud and live on the dole service" a "hot" escort, and various other devious tactics to help generate some human interaction for this "fine upstanding example of a waste of fresh air". And this page has given me just the right kick in the backside to get me going again in my hope to "entice" the neighbour to sell and move.

As a parting thought -

To jravity1 and any others who think the want a bad neighbour just for the sake of having some of this sort of fun, take my word for it, you don't. Be careful what you wish for. This kind of fun is a living hell, that I can assure you of. I've been pushed to the point that what I'd really like to do would land me in prison, and it's not a pleasant frame of mind to be in. Especially when it becomes a way of life.


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mistyhorizon2003 3 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Hi 'crazyneighbour', sounds like this woman really should be locked up. I am delighted you enjoyed this page so much, and hope you find something on it that will help you in your quest to get rid of her once and for all. Do let me know if you have any future updates :)


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Nicole S 3 years ago from Minnesota

Haha! I'm from Minnesota so I love that snowman one to block the driveway. Too bad it's spring now, I'll have to remember that one!


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mistyhorizon2003 3 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Hi Nicole, just keep it in mind next time your neighbours wind you up in the winter.


Michael 2 years ago

Horrible filipino neighbors next door.

They let their kids into the backyard and the kids scream like hell. Horrible screaming. Sometimes the parents scream too.


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mistyhorizon2003 2 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Nightmare Michael, I would have been given a smack on the legs at least if I had screamed like that, guess it is a culture difference.


sm0vpo 2 years ago

- snowman to block the driveway ...

What you do is use the snow to put a thin layer on a large rock. Hope the guy tries to kick it away, or better still, drive over it.

God!! Are we mean on this forum?

I have not heard from my own neighbour, he still has his road and his fence, but now we have a better road and his is still breaking apart.

FYI I saw his wife shaking her fist about a month ago and realised that my road has a curve in it. When drive up the drive and round the curve on these black nights my headlights shine directly into his front room. It was not done deliberately, but when you have such a relation with mean neighbours they can often get annoyed about all the innocent things you do (as well as the deliberate things). Silver linings ;-)

Perhaps mean people are just miserable all the time and do not need anyone to help make their lives more of a misery? But it is still fun to see a mean person annoyed and helpless.

Now for the fish and his letterbox ...

Have a nice day and please do keep the suggestions rolling in. I am working on a "biggie" but it mat be a bit premature to write about it ,-)

Best regards from Harry, Sweden.


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mistyhorizon2003 2 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Lol Harry,

Sounds like all is going very well where you are already. If I think of any more ideas (or anyone else does) I am sure they will soon be posted here for you to check out.

Good Luck

Regards

Cindy


dollypegclothes 2 years ago

Hey, here I am again...been in our new house for over 1 year and its fantastic. We have good neighbours now. don't see them much as they are far too busy working and enjoying their lives...no more worries with car parking (have our own driveway) the views of the valley stretch for 9km and the only noise is from the red kites flying around the fields. Even the refuse collectors wave at us...so don't bother getting even with your neighbours, just try your best to move...we are all healthy and happier and only occassionaly think of all the crap we used to put up with. no idea how we survived , but are a lot calmer and the baby is now a toddler!


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mistyhorizon2003 2 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

What lovely news to hear dollypegclothes, I am really glad you found such a lovely place to move to and managed to leave your nasty neighbours behind. Hope you now have happy and bright futures ahead of you :)


dollypegclothes 2 years ago

Thanks Misty, your discussion page was a great place to vent all my woes during the 'bad times'. I would urge anyone who is having serious problems to try their best to move house. we really didn't want to, but the change has made an incredible difference to our lives. I don't think people realise how trapped they can get in a situation...all the best Dolly


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mistyhorizon2003 2 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

So pleased to know in some small way I was helpful Dolly. Good luck for the future :)


david 2 years ago

Get some stink spray called ass-spray. Its on the internet and it will stink up their yard. Also have you bright lites facing their bedroom windows when they go to sleep.


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mistyhorizon2003 2 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Lol, good tips David, thanks.

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