Your neighbors?

Know them, keep in touch   3 votes - 50 %
Don't know them, don't want to   3 votes - 50 %
I don't have neighbors   0 votes - 0 %
 
6 Total Votes
Neighbors by ayrlander (4.00 / 1) #1 Tue Mar 27, 2007 at 06:20:56 AM EST

We have a few neighbors near us.  One is a single guy who we'll say hi to, but who keeps very much to himself inside the house, so we only see him when he's doing yardwork.  Another is an older lady who we're very good friends with.  Anytime we see her we chat for 15-20 minutes, we have each other over for meals, etc.

The third set?  They moved out just after Thanksgiving and we didn't find out until about 2 weeks ago.  :-\  All we knew was their cars weren't there anymore, so we thought someone was sick and they had to go far away for treatment or something.  No sign up (they haven't sold this one yet), nothing, just bought another house and moved out one day.  Obviously, we weren't exactly close with them....



Heh by Gedvondur (4.00 / 1) #2 Tue Mar 27, 2007 at 09:00:46 AM EST
We are not so close as to be having meals with the neighbors, but we do watch out for each other most of the time. 

The community is mostly older folks, either disabled or retired, or DINKs like my wife and I.  (Double Income No Kids)

It's been a nice area, I just wished I liked the house better.

Gedvondur
"If that's not irony, I'll drink a kitten." --Fleece

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VSTFP by ammoniacal (4.00 / 2) #3 Tue Mar 27, 2007 at 10:12:37 AM EST
Very pensive, thanks.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

Your welcome by Gedvondur (4.00 / 1) #4 Tue Mar 27, 2007 at 10:32:32 AM EST
Thanks much!
"If that's not irony, I'll drink a kitten." --Fleece
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My Neighbours by CheeseburgerBrown (4.00 / 2) #5 Tue Mar 27, 2007 at 11:13:14 AM EST
We have a neighbour across the street. She moved in, borrowed a space heater, and then moved to her boyfriend's house to give him blowjobs so he could quit smoking (if he feels a craving, she kneels, apparently).

She never gave us our heater back. Also, I've already quit smoking so there was no mojo for me on that front, either.

The neighbours to the side of us are paranoid Dutch people who, because we had a dispute about water run-off last year, are convinced that anything unfortunate that happens to their property is a result of sabotage.

For instance, when their Mickey Mouse drainage system got stopped up with gravel they called the police and told me we'd put cement in the works.

They videotape us when we get too close to the property line.

On the other side of a convenience store where a Korean man chain-smokes in the parking lot while practicing his golf swing. Despite living in Canada for longer than I've been alive he speaks worse English than my four-year-old. He's friendly, though -- he once discounted me four cents when I didn't have the correct change.

Good times.

The neighbours behind us are coyotes. They don't trouble us much aside from kidnapping and eating the occasional pet.


I am from a small, unknown country in the north called Ca-na-da.
space heater. by aphrael (2.00 / 0) #7 Tue Mar 27, 2007 at 11:43:02 AM EST
i'm trying to find a way to work the space heater into the blowjobs; perhaps she uses it to heat him up before hand?
If television is a babysitter, the internet is a drunk librarian who won't shut up.
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It's canada by debacle (2.00 / 0) #8 Tue Mar 27, 2007 at 01:04:25 PM EST
She has to thaw out her lips.

IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

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When I think about your Dutch neighbours by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #9 Tue Mar 27, 2007 at 01:19:48 PM EST
I get the urge to clean my guns.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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If I were the dutch neighbors by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #10 Wed Mar 28, 2007 at 09:21:19 AM EST
I'd be paranoid too. IIRC, they're one of the targets for Old Oaks psychoses.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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Dutch neigbors by Orion Blastar (2.00 / 0) #17 Thu Apr 05, 2007 at 06:12:18 PM EST
are also genetically vulnerable to schizotypical personality disorder.

"I drank what?" - Socrates after drinking the Conium
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I need a girlfriend like that. by wiredog (4.00 / 2) #11 Wed Mar 28, 2007 at 09:22:43 AM EST
Except that I've quit smoking.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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Kinda by ucblockhead (4.00 / 1) #6 Tue Mar 27, 2007 at 11:36:06 AM EST
One neighbor we know pretty well as he was the general contractor on our addition. We chat fairly often, but they are not at the level of friendship where you do more than chat.

Most of the other people on our street are nodding acquaintances. We know their names, but haven't done anything with them socially really. All except for the Ukrainians who run the daycare on the corner. They're a bit standoffish. I haven't really spoken to either of them in the eleven years we've lived there.

When we moved in, the people across the way were an older couple. Their youngest daughter (of some ungodly number of children...they're catholic) was just going off to college. In the years since, they aged, the wife got Alzheimer's and then died. It was very sad. The man still lives there, seems healthy and fit. He took up bicycling after his wife died. He seems happy (always has family about) but I often wonder how long he'll be in a house that size.

We live in a very non-transient neighborhood. On our cul-de-sac of eight, only one house has changed hands since we moved in. At least three people on the street bought their houses new, when they were built in the sixties.
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[ucblockhead is] useless and subhuman

It may not be her standards by kwsNI (4.00 / 1) #12 Thu Mar 29, 2007 at 04:17:30 AM EST
It's very likely that it's not that her standards are higher in her refusing her help, it's that she wants to do the work.  I'd say she probably both needs the excuse to get out of the house and needs the feeling of accomplishment.  My grandfather's in his 80s and still gardens religiously every year.  10lb tomatos, cucumber, watermelon, cantelop, a dozen varieties of lettuce, 100lb cabbages, he feeds all the family and half his neighborhood - claiming every year that it'll be his last year, it's just too much work, but every spring rolls around and he's got new seedlings started. 

Here's hoping for your neighbor's safe, healthy and expedient return. 

Very nice! by nekrosys (4.00 / 1) #13 Fri Mar 30, 2007 at 08:10:07 AM EST
Great reflection!  You should submit it to a magazine or something.

Jenn, lm's wife.
Thanks much by Gedvondur (2.00 / 0) #14 Fri Mar 30, 2007 at 09:01:27 AM EST
If I could I would, but I already work for a magazine, and although the mag I work for doesn't handle this sort of content (it's a tech mag) I can't actually submit to other publishers.  It's against my agreement with them.

Gedvondur
"If that's not irony, I'll drink a kitten." --Fleece

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Yuck by nekrosys (2.00 / 0) #15 Fri Mar 30, 2007 at 11:06:45 AM EST
That kind of sucks.  Maybe you could save up a bunch of similar writings and try to get a book published.

Jenn, lm's wife.
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Heh by Gedvondur (2.00 / 0) #16 Fri Mar 30, 2007 at 11:20:25 AM EST
It might take a while.  I don't often write diaries, because writing all day takes it out of me.  I have  a hard time doing it after all of that.

But I appreciate the sentiment and the support.

Gedvondur
"If that's not irony, I'll drink a kitten." --Fleece

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