Everyone needs good people living next-door. Unfortunately when fun-loving and considerate neighbors were being dolled out amongst the world population, someone was behaving a little miserly. We’ve found some of the most ridiculous neighbor stories that most homeowners will be able to relate to. Some of these stories are hilarious, and others are just straight up awkward! Let’s get into it!
Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone waiting for you to come home from work everyday? I mean, most of us have experienced a loving puppy jumping like a jackrabbit at the front door when we pull into the driveway. But we’ve got to draw the line somewhere… and this is that somewhere. A woman reported that her neighbor would sit on his porch next door and play “Every Breath You Take” by The Police when she came home from work. Creepy? Yes sir!
Growth is all about looking at your current situation and finding a way to make it better. When you see a leaky faucet, a cracking paint job, or a clogged drain, you need to reach for your toolkit and take care of business. A homeowner told of a neighbor who shared his desire to put a skylight in his apartment. Sounds like steps towards success, right? Well not really, especially since he lived in the apartment below hers.
It certainly pays to be on good terms with those living next door. When you go away on vacation, you can ask your neighbors to take care of some things for you. Take watering your plants for example, or picking up your mail so burglars think you’re still around. Good neighbors are a blessing! A woman recalled her neighbor calling the police claiming that she hadn’t seen her neighbor’s daughter outside for a couple of months. The neighbor was right… because her daughter had left to college two years earlier.
Did you know that good neighbors offer to help each-other? If you see the grass overgrown next door, sometimes it’s best to offer mowing it instead of reprimanding them for not cutting it. Who knows, the homeowners might be elderly. This guy wanted to do the right thing, so when he saw his neighbor spending week after week repairing his car in the driveway, he went up to him to offer some help. “Hey man, can I give you a hand?” he asked. The reply came, “Nah man, it’s not broken, I just hate my family.”
“Good fences make good neighbors” – truer words have never been spoken. When you’re at home, and you’re home alone, it’s nice to feel safe and well, like you’re the only person in your house. A lady was having herself a wonderful shower all alone at home, singing her favorite Cher song. It came as a shuddering surprise when her neighbor sang out the chorus in harmony with her!