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7 Weirdest Types of Neighbours



Unless you live on Mars, you have them. They come in all shapes and sizes – the good, the bad, and the ugly. And then, there are the plain weirdos. Here is a list of 7 Weirdest Types of Neighbors that might cross your path at some point in your life. Stay prepared and stay happy!!

1.The Spymasters

Oh, I’m sure you’ve all encountered one of these at some point or the other! Those neighborhood busybodies who can find nothing better to do with their time other than training their binoculars at other people’s living rooms (or, if it’s the more adventurous kind, their bedrooms)!

2.The Gossip Mongers

This is the type that barges into your home just when you were settling down for a nice little afternoon tea with your favorite book and then refuses to leave. They will insist on regaling you with the nitty-gritty details of the life of every person living within a 10-mile radius while simultaneously attempting to lure you into blurting out some of your own secrets, which they can then go and announce to the entire neighborhood.

3.The Garbage Dumpers

No kind of neighbor is more repulsive than those who compulsively insist on dumping all their garbage at your doorstep. Why they cannot carry their shit to the garbage van instead of making a present of it to unsuspecting residents, we couldn’t begin to fathom. However, this kind of neighbor needs to be put in their place ASAP. Next time they try to dump anything anywhere near your home, collect a plastic bag of rotten eggs and leave it by their bedroom window!

4.The Fighters

And then there are those neighbors – the ones who can never seem to stop screaming and shouting at each other at the very top of their lungs. Sometimes, if you’re lucky, you might even hear the sound of smashing furniture and shattering cutlery. Perhaps this is just their version of tough love, but you often wonder if the landowner rented the flat opposite yours to a family or a drug cartel.

5.The Grinch

And if you are particularly out of luck, you might end up with the local Grinch for a neighbor – that cranky old lady who tries to bite your head off every other day for playing rock music (in your own effing room) and disturbing the ‘peace’ of the neighborhood. You hadn’t realized you’d rented a flat at a Buddhist Monastery until now.

6.The Over Eager

There are nice neighbors. And then there are the SUPER nice neighbors! The neighbors that are SO NICE almost make you miss the good ol’ Grinch. They are ready to help you out at any given opportunity (and even when there really is no necessity). They visit you twice daily to say hi and refuse to leave once they have arrived, as they apparently enjoy your company a little too much. These are the neighbors who take the old biblical adage of ‘love thy neighbor’ a tad bit too seriously. Be careful; too much time in their company might end up giving you diabetes!

7.The Invisible

And then there are these – the invisible neighbor. The only reason you know that they exist is that you see a newspaper being thrown into their balcony every morning – somebody must be paying for those, right? But for all intents and purposes, they might as well have been a ghost. You do not see them enter or leave the apartment, nor do you ever hear a peep out of their living quarters. You have heard long-forgotten legends of the Great Recluse around the neighborhood but have never had the opportunity to see the great soul with your own two eyes. At this point, all we can do is hope and pray.

Neighbors make a great part of our life. No matter how annoying these neighbors get, they will always be a major part of our day-to-day lives.

About the author

An eccentric writer of quirky tales, who likes reading, writing, talking, shopping and singing tunelessly in the shower.



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