Unless you live on Mars, you have them. They come in all shapes and sizes in your apartment building or college dorm– the good, the bad, and the ugly. And then, there are the plain weirdos.
Are you tired of dealing with obnoxious next door neighbors that live next door? Can’t seem to get away from them or out of their way? It’s not just you, after all. Every one of us has an unpleasant next door neighbor who makes our lives a living hell.
8 Weird Types of Neighbors
Here is a list of the different next door neighbors that might cross your path at some point in your life. Stay prepared and stay happy!!
1. The Over Enthusiastic 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 in other people’s living rooms (or, if it’s the more adventurous kind, their bedrooms)!
2. The Never Changing 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.
Sometimes it is really better to avoid any eye contact with these next door freaks.
3. The Most Annoying Garbage Dumpers
No kind of next door neighbor is more repulsive than those who compulsively insist on dumping all their garbage at your front door.
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 With Their Never Ending Complains
And then there are those next door 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 Real Life 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 Overly Eager Neighbors
There are nice next door 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 real life 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 (More Like The Quiet Kid In Class)
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 early morning – somebody must be paying for those, right? They can also prove to be the best neighbor if you love some peace for yourself.
But for all intents and purposes, they might as well have been ghosts. You do not see them enter or leave the apartment building, 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 in real life. 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.
8. Lady Cat Lady (The Dream Life Of Many Ladies)
The cat woman really exists. She may be a complete cliche, but she does exist, we swear. She is normally elderly and lives alone with all of her pets.
She occasionally has a really strong green thumb and is the only person in the apartment complex who can find out how to cultivate plants that last more than a week.
These cats are sometimes permitted to wander freely outside of her home, in which case they may stop by your home to hang out with you whether you want it or not. When they are not permitted to leave her
1. How Does It Feel to Have Truly Awful Neighbors?
It’s frustrating, gloomy, and anxiety-inducing. You feel uneasy in real life because you’re walking on eggshells, not wanting to piss them off, and you have to document your entry and exit in case they file a bogus vexatious complaint.
It’s gloomy because it causes your house to no longer seem like a home; it’s stressful and you want to move but even then you question why you should.
You have anxiety because you are always aware that you are being observed.
2. Is It Preferable Not to Have Neighbors or Have Neighbors?
Isn’t that a difficult one? If you have neighbors you don’t get along with or care about, it’s best not to have them, yet neighbors may also greatly improve our lives.
If you have nice, supportive neighbors who watch out for you and your children, it is a great plus and a very important asset. It may be a lovely experience if you are fortunate enough to have neighbors with whom you become good friends.
3. What Is the Ideal Distance Between You and Your Neighbors?
I hate to say “it depends,” but I must in this situation. I can see why some individuals desire to get to know their neighbors. Who will contact 911 for you in an emergency? Even if you do not follow the policy of love thy neighbor it may sometimes be beneficial for you.
Who knows your child is autistic and therefore can help them, or who will allow them to remain with you if they lose their key? I don’t have any autistic or young children in my family. I’m only using a comparison to make a point.
However, how close you want to be to your neighbors is entirely dependent on your community. I’ve lived in many neighborhoods that were affluent, poor, middle, low class, high class, diverse nationalities, upmarket, and so on.
I can tell you that low-income folks are overly loud, needy, and gossipy. That is not what you desire. Bad individuals may be found wherever, especially if “new” money is involved. So, before you can trust, you must learn to recognize personalities.
-Edited By Steffy Michael|18/6/22