There's nothing worse than having to live next door to someone you can't stand. It disrupts your life every day, and makes your home feel unsafe and stressful. There are many reasons why someone may hate their neighbors. Here are a few examples, courtesy of Reddit.
u/johnnewburg asked: What do you hate about your neighbors?
That must be so loud.
My neighbors living room wall is also the wall to my bedroom. Their TV and speakers are against this wall.
They listen to a lot of Hinder, Buckcherry, 3 Doors Down, and country music. Their dog barks, constantly at any hallway noises. I work from 4pm-12am so I'm constantly being woken up by "Lips of an Angel" many hours before I'm ready.
My previous next door neighbor and her bf were constantly banging. Like constantly. The guy must have had the greatest stamina in existence and the girl was a screamer.
Should have started cheering them on and making moaning sounds. They would have either got embarrassed and stopped or invited you over, either way it's a win.
My neighbors have a dog (not the problem) and about once a month they chop up an entire sheep head and feed it to their pug. This takes about 6 hours and they constantly scream at each other.
About a day later we find pieces of a sheep skull in our back yard, which were carried there by birds.
Meditative rhythmic dancing...
My upstairs neighbours are perfectly awful upstairs neighbours. Though they're nice, they're (unintentionally) loud as hell and are really f*cking weird.
Most days, for literally 6 hours at a time, it sounds like they are stomping in circles. As a grad student who is at home a lot working, this drove me crazy because it shakes the walls and I couldn't fathom what the hell they were doing for that long. It made no sense until I recently Facebook creeped one of them and found out she did rhythmic meditative dancing??? Sweet.
The guy works at 5 am, and he stomps around up there from the hours of 3am - 5am.
1am - 3am is their designated sex time, and their bedroom is above mine.
They also have a dog that barks all day when they aren't home. I assume the one that does rhythmic dancing for a living is home a lot, so thankfully this doesn't happen that often. I kept track last weekend, that dog barked nonstop from 9am - 6pm when their friend came to feed it. After their friend left, it kept barking until 10pm.
I wish I was joking. I'd leave but the rent is so cheap.
That last sentence, though.Giphy
We live in a small neighborhood of only 10 houses. Everyone has 1-3 acres, so it's not like we're super-close. There's an elderly neighbor named Chuck who lives at the end of the street, in the cul-de-sac. He's the typical rich, retired a**hole who constantly calls the police. Our neighbors were having a graduation party for their son who was going to medical school. These neighbors are the kindest people you'd ever meet (they plow all our driveways when it snows).
Our neighbors invite everyone on the street to the graduation party. They inform all of us that some guests will have to park on the street but they will be respectful. They even invite Chuck.
Of course Chuck doesn't show up to the party, but he does call the police because there's cars parked legally on the street in front of his mansion.
He got in a fight with another neighbor because he said their tiny mailbox blocked the view of his 7,000 sf mansion. The way the street is laid out, that's the only place you can put the mailbox. And of course he called the police about this too.
He's been struck by lightening twice, I'm hoping the 3rd time will be more productive.
Not gonna happen.
They are from the city. They do not "get" the country.
They called in a "noise complaint" because my roosters were crowing at sunrise. What kind of a dandified f*ck calls in a noise complaint about roosters -- in the countryside???
It's like complaining to the mayor of NYC to stop the car noises.
One is a born again Christian, way too interested in what people are doing, and acts too forced-friendly. They all gossip. One goes through my trash.
Put cat or dog poop in your trash. No animals? Poop in your own trash.
They sound pretentious.Giphy
My neighbors are snobs. To the point it borders on comedy. They've hosted an MSNBC commentator a couple of times for dinner, and I've never heard the end of it. It's like living next to Hyacinth Bucket.
My neighbor directly across the street from me is a single woman who lives alone. She doesn't have blinds or curtains and at night she walks around her house fully naked. I know she knows everyone can see her.
Noise complaints get thrown around a lot these days.
Nothing really, my neighbors don't really talk to me and that's how I like it.
Though the first weekend I moved in and had my housewarming party they tried to call the cops on a noise complaint. The cops didn't give a sh*t because A) we weren't being loud and B) it was like 8pm, way before noise complaints can actually be processed or what have you. The cop just said he was checking to make sure everything was fine and he left after like five minutes and said once it's past midnight we should try to keep it down.
Our neighbors stared out us through the windows the hole night, when we were on our porch. Every time I looked over, I'd see the curtains quickly close.
Luckily it hasn't been an issue since.
Sounds like a them problem.Giphy
2 of my neighbours in 2015 started to assume each other were stealing each other's sh*t, so they both installed their own camera to face the storeroom that they share. It's still going on, I hate it. I would hear arguments here and there.
Weird flex, but ok.
Most are retired and have all the time in the world to make their lawns and sidewalks look great. I don't get far behind because of the peer pressure but I'm usually the last one to mow or shovel or whatever.
Their dog mauled and and injured our brand new puppy. They haven't even bothered to say sorry. Oh also their house is infested with rats that somehow got into our house and one crawled on me in my sleep.
List of some previous neighbors:
Neighbors would try to watch us when we'd workout in our backyard.
Neighbors were creeps and pretty sure some of them were f**king each other in orgies.
Neighbors were sketchy, would do sketchy things.
On the most beautiful and pleasant of evenings in the spring, summer and fall, they're always outside having a bonfire until midnight or later. Makes it utterly impossible to ever have the windows open to enjoy the evenings.
I love a good bonfire but not every. Single. Night.
P.S. I really do like our neighbors, it's just that I wish they'd cut back on the bonfires that fill my house with smoke if I have my windows open.
Four Roommates Wrote A Letter Asking If They Could Walk Their Neighbor's Dog, And They Got A Heartwarming Letter From The Dog In Response
Four roommates from Bristol, England were somewhat heartbroken when they discovered their new landlord didn't allow pets.
All four had grown up with dogs and not being able to have one was just plain sad.
Not to worry, though... these blokes hatched a plan that went down adorably and is now making rounds on the internet thanks to peak level cuteness.
During the course of their move and their time living in their new place, they noticed a very special neighbor.
Namely, this sassy lass who is clearly cooler than all of us:
The gentlemen spotted her looking out the window of a neighbor's home.
Knowing they couldn't have a dog themselves, they decided to reach out to the dog's owner in a letter and offer their services should the owner ever need any dog help. It pretty clearly translated to "hey can we hang out with your dog?" though.
The letter read:
"We are four engineers that have recently moved into the area in the past 3-4 months. Our house is comprised of an Englishman, two Scotts, and a Welshman. Diversity."
"The other day, we noticed a four-legged friend looking at us out the window when we arrived home from work. He or she looked like the good-est boy/girl there is."
"If you ever need someone to walk him/her, we will gladly do so. If you ever get bored (we know you never will, but we can dream) we are more than happy to look after him/her."
"If you want to come over and bring him/her to brighten our day, you are more than welcome. If you want to walk past our balcony windows so we can see him/her, please do."
"We hope this doesn't come too strong, but our landlord won't allow pets and we've all grown up with animals. The adult life is a struggle without one."
We read it and needed to take a moment to process the cuteness.
All of us over here just sort of looked like:
The gentlemen sent the letter off to their neighbor kind of expecting to never hear back, but what happened next has all of the internet swooning.
Believe it or not, they got a response!
Not from the neighbor, though.
From the dog, Stevie Ticks!
Yes that's her name and yes, it's amazing.
Stevie's response arrived in an envelope with her paw print on the back. In it, Stevie outlined the kind of dog she is (part Lab, part German Shepherd) and acknowledged that yes, she IS the good-est and would be happy to be friends. The sky-high cost of her friendship is a few ball tosses and some belly scratches which, let's be honest, the boys would have given her anyway.
One of the guys shared the update on Twitter...
Been saying we’d love a dog about the house but our landlord doesn’t allow pets, so my housemate posted a letter to… https://t.co/0TgbCFGODE— Jack McCrossan (@Jack McCrossan)1576007354.0
Update: The boys from 23 just met Stevie, looks like the start of a beautiful friendship (Give Stevie a follow on I… https://t.co/Mv3JEszKhB— Jack McCrossan (@Jack McCrossan)1576421437.0
...and people are in love.
@Jack_McCrossan This is the greatest thing. Objectively.— Weltschmerz, The Musical (@Weltschmerz, The Musical)1576361685.0
@Jack_McCrossan @dog_rates You boys are making this Gma cry. What an innovative way to have canine companionship. T… https://t.co/Rzyx1adYOX— Kathleen Zurcher (@Kathleen Zurcher)1576342186.0
@marr_mite @Jack_McCrossan i felt this in my soul dude 😭😭😭😂😂😂— greta bee (◕,,,◕) 👽🍭🌸🦄🧁 (@greta bee (◕,,,◕) 👽🍭🌸🦄🧁)1576337624.0
@Jack_McCrossan @dog_rates This is adorable but I'm still crying over "Stevie Ticks" lmao— James (trying to stay on hiatus and failing) Stark (@James (trying to stay on hiatus and failing) Stark)1576341829.0
@BGibbles @Jack_McCrossan @gankstrr Twitter needs more of this!— Samantha🐾 (@Samantha🐾)1576385329.0
@Jack_McCrossan Is number 25 free? Maybe number 22? I need to move to this wholesome neighbourhood ASAP— LYD 🎠 (@LYD 🎠)1576339101.0
@imaginaryerika @Jack_McCrossan So damn cute right??— Bruce Willis Stan account (@Bruce Willis Stan account)1576362405.0
@Jack_McCrossan @FHoulahan This is the best real life stuff I want daily in my twitter feed ❤️— Kate Goodrich 💭🏇 (@Kate Goodrich 💭🏇)1576377362.0
@Jack_McCrossan @br_tal_ty Neighbour Dogs are the best breed ever. Not only do they do everything regular dogs do,… https://t.co/7GFcOk6ZEP— Matthew Cole 👨🏻💻 (@Matthew Cole 👨🏻💻)1576335186.0
If you're in the mood for pet pics, feel free to browse through the comments. It's a buffet of beautiful in there ... which we guess is one more thing we should be thanking Stevie and her new friends for.
Anyway, listen folks... follow your dreams. Shoot your shot. Try and befriend that adorable fur-baby you see every now and then. You never know how it might turn out.
It seems to have worked out well for Stevie Ticks and the lads.
Remember when a name was just a name? You could walk into a room with your head held high, a grand smile and say "Hi. I'm Karen or Chad (or a few other now infamous names)," and people wouldn't snicker or sneer. Now thanks to pop culture and the popularity of a few high profile tv shows and films, some names have taken on meanings to describe people in a "certain" unflattering light. It has to be wearing on the nerves for Karens and Chads and their peeps. But also, there is some truth when it comes to a few of these people.
Redditor u/BringBackWaffleTaco wanted to hear from all the people out there who know some Chads and Karens and what the life effect is by asking.... To all of those actually named Chad, Stacy, or Karen, how does it make you feel knowing that your names are used as insults?
My mom's name is Karen and a stereotype has never fit a person more. MeggieAC
My mom is Susan, and I too feel personally vindicated by the memes. jvanderh
A Little Salty.
My mom's name is Karen and she is the sweetest lady on earth and i cannot recall a single time she has ever asked for a manager. It makes me a little salty. LadyRarity
Same. My mom Karen might be the most non confrontational person in human history. And the only time she took the kids was to take us to the park/swimming pool/shopping. DucksGoQuackQuack
Am a Karen. I'm also asian so... I don't immediately fit the stereotype for the jokes to come. Still get a lot of "gosh Karen, you're so stupid!" and jokes (hopefully) about me being a witch. I think I am nice. :(
BONUS edit: in Vietnamese, "khai rình" (read: cai-rin) means smelly/stanky, like how pee smells. I am Vietnamese. Guess what my relatives called me growing up :D
And then there are the Beckys....
My old baby sitter is named Becky. She was a mega witch. I find it funny. LouTenant6767
I'm a Becka and have never gone by Becky, but the amount of times I got "Becky with the good hair!" yelled at me was insane. I eventually found a sweater that said "NOT BECKY" on it and would wear it to functions where I knew I might get it. TwinkiWeinerSandwich
Chad here. Never played lacrosse. I'd never be accused of going to the gym on face value alone. My hygiene is quite good... shower every day. Am also a standup comedian, and the worst part is other comics using your name as a punchline when you're following them, but I get by. 3rdCoastChad
And then there is Jake.
I'm a Jake. Damn State Farm.
Had a couple of friends in high school named Jake. Both of them owned it to the point of wearing red shirts and Khakis (and in one case a name tag that said Jake) on Halloween. ironlion99
REPORTED HIMSELF TO HIS MANAGER!!
Am Karen as well. I don't relate to the Karen memes at all as I am of Asian decent and super shy and introverted. I find the memes hilarious though! The only thing that stinks is I feel like I'm not allowed to complain about anything.
However, I guess I am so Karen that a server at a restaurant forgot an appetizer we ordered, we told him it was fine, and he REPORTED HIMSELF TO HIS MANAGER. Everything was fine! I told him not to worry about it and it was okay!
Manager comes to our table to apologize and I anxiously had to tell her we were good and nothing was wrong. We got free dessert though. karencakes
Am Karen. I think the memes are hilarious and sometimes, very accurate. I never ask to speak to the manager because irl, I am a manager, and I believe strongly in retail Karma.
Side note: I used to date a guy named Chad, who was actually cheating on his gf Bunny with me. He was a real Chad. MorbidlyObsolete
Wine and.... Cherd?
I had two friends who both have suburban white moms named Karen. Karen 1 drinks wine and Karen 2 posts facebook memes. Reddit
A friend of mine is both super buff and very nerdy so we just call him a Cherd. Hydrys
Dad is named Chad, mom is named Karen, and little sister is named Stacy. My family is painfully aware of their names being used on the internet to the point where we try to see who can find the best insult bonus points if you use it in a appropriate setting. zerogear5
Perhaps worse, when my daughter was in middle school, she had a lovely classmate named Isis. No idea what became of her, but she really was a wonderful kid. stupidlyugly
I'm still friends with a woman named Isis. She said it was bad when they (the terrorist group) was on the news a lot, but it's mostly calmed down. reutermj
Kyle is Over it!
As a dude named Kyle I can honestly tell you Im so damn over the Monster Energy drinks memes. poornose
Preach. I thought it was dead for a bit but it came back with area 51 memes. kwehbber
Its honestly probably better than being named Alexa.
Edit: from this point forward if your comment comes into my inbox and it contains a story of someone you know named Isis or the word 'Despacito' just know I'm the only one who's going to see it and I'm downvoting you. LegendOfDylan
Not a Cheerleader!Giphy
I can honestly say my mum most certainly doesn't 'got it going on.' I'm neither popular, hot or a cheerleader. I'm probably closer to being a Karen! rapidbubbles
My sister is named Stacy, and my mom has never been more flattered than when that song got big. meeeehhhhhhh
My friend is a Chad but it doesn't bother him. He was a total Anime nerd back in HS and has two kids with his adorable wife and they are walking Mormon stereotypes. notjawn
It was weird at first to see my name everywhere, but now... well, I'm a white, middle-aged, upper middle class suburban mom named Karen, so stereotypes exist for a reason, I guess. KLWK
"Oh my God, they killed Kenny!"
Not a Chad, Stacy, or Karen, but I am a Kenny so 90% of the time when people hear my name they have to make the joke "Oh my god, they killed kenny!"
It's died down a lot since the shows focus has shifted from killing Kenny all the time.
I haven't heard it too often in public, but when I'm playing a video game of some sort, everyone thinks they're HILARIOUS when they say it to me. Technicallykenny
I got called a Chad the other day by a co-worker and it honestly made my day. Thanks for noticing the gains bro. I guess I was just thirsty for anything resembling a complement. gigglemetinkles
My lady friend is a middle aged white woman named Karen. It amuses her greatly. She frequently threatens to ask to speak to life's manager. DashCat9
She finds it absolutely hilarious, and wants bonus points for being a Jewish Karen. disgustipated
Hi, my name's Kyle. I use to binge monster cans and while I never punched drywall i did get angry enough to punch a concrete wall very hard. This is my story. blackrose4242
Rex, a cat owned by Emily Crane, had a habit of disappearing every day.
Then he returned home with an adorable note from his neighbors which shed light on the cat's whereabouts.
Crane has had Rex for eight years. Not long after rescuing him as a kitten, she discovered that he liked to go outside.
"He loves attention, especially when it comes with nice, behind the ear scratches," Crane told The Dodo.
"At a rather young age, he starting begging to go outside. I would let him out the back door and watch from my upstairs kitchen window."
He's adorable, isn't he?
Rex had free rein of the neighborhood from a young age and Crane believes seeing a "friendly kitty" likely delighted her neighbors. Then one day he returned home with a note attached to his collar.
"He pranced inside with it, like he knew that he had a delivery to make," Crane said.
The note reads:
"Hello! This is your neighbor in the red house! We just wanted to let you know that Rex has developed a weird love for our bathtub + will sneak into our home to sit in it! All of us in the house are 100% okay with this because we all love Rex very much. We just want to let you know in case you were wondering where he was one of these days … he's probably in our bathtub. <3 The Red House."
Crane says she thought the letter was hilarious.
"I seriously could not stop laughing when I found the note," she said. "It was adorable!"
Others concurred––and shared stories of their own.
"I love how friendly Rex is with people," Crane said. "If they are interested, I can tell it makes their day to give a pet to a handsome, social kitty cat."
Rex has made our day as well––and we're eagerly awaiting that children's book.
Woman Wants To Call Off Her Wedding Because Of Her Lack Of Bridesmaids, And Her Heartbroken Fiancee Turns To The Internet For Advice
Planning a wedding can be a nightmare for some people. It's amazing how quickly an event that is supposed to be about the couple can turn into a whole big production about literally everybody else. I know from experience, I actually cancelled my wedding and surprised people with a beach BBQ/wedding because planning it got to be so stressful. So when one heartbroken man asked Reddit what to do about his fiance's struggles with planning their wedding, I felt for the bride-to-be way down deep in my bones.
He explained that she had no female family members and no friends, so she had gotten fixated on the idea that she would have no bridesmaids. She's an elementary school teacher and writer who is pretty uncomfortable in social settings, so she didn't have a whole lot of chance for connecting with people. The groom has a large group of friends, but she's not so social. She was so upset that she was considering cancelling the wedding entirely! He was genuinely heartbroken that he couldn't help her feel better.
Reddit offered a few bits of advice for him. Some have been edited for clarity.