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Looking for some advice on handling a nosey neighbor

 
Anonymous Coward
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12/27/2012 04:26 PM
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Looking for some advice on handling a nosey neighbor
My neighbor, an older man in his 80's has become a nusiance.
He always comes over to see what we are doing when we are outside working. I work a lot of hours, and my wife does too, so when we get a chance to work around the outside of the house its kind of annoying to stop work to talk to him. If I am raking leaves, he will say, hand me your rake and I'll help you. He inquires about our comings and goings and is becoming a nusiance. I know he is old, and probably does not have many people to talk to, but I want to shout at him and tell him how much I hate him being around, and to stay out of my yard. Any advice?
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12/27/2012 04:36 PM
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Re: Looking for some advice on handling a nosey neighbor
He prob won't be mobile for to much longer.
Just show compassion cause if u shun him you won't feel very good about it later on down the road.
I'm not in your shoes so I can't say but that's my take.
Have a great day.
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12/27/2012 04:38 PM
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Re: Looking for some advice on handling a nosey neighbor
Probably a lonely old guy, might be jealous of you and your family and your youth?

Might also be ready to kick the bucket and may leave all his stuff to you , you never know?he is sniffing around to see if you need the money.

Bottom line, he is harmless, put up with him.
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12/27/2012 04:40 PM
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Re: Looking for some advice on handling a nosey neighbor
ok thanks for the advice
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12/27/2012 04:43 PM
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Re: Looking for some advice on handling a nosey neighbor
ok thanks for the advice
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25998001


You're welcome

Also by the way you politely said thanks, I would assume you were raised right and will do the right thing.

Good luck to you
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12/27/2012 04:48 PM
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Re: Looking for some advice on handling a nosey neighbor
He's probably just a lonely ol' guy looking to connect with other living beings...It's not like you'll have to "put up" with the guy forever.

If you don't have time for a neighbor who is obviously in need of some companionship try hookin' him up with another lonely neighbor or invite him out to do some stuff where he might meet someone he can spend time with.

Try and see the world from his perspective and it'll help you handle it better...good luck.

hf
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12/27/2012 04:55 PM
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Re: Looking for some advice on handling a nosey neighbor
My neighbor, an older man in his 80's has become a nusiance.
He always comes over to see what we are doing when we are outside working. I work a lot of hours, and my wife does too, so when we get a chance to work around the outside of the house its kind of annoying to stop work to talk to him. If I am raking leaves, he will say, hand me your rake and I'll help you. He inquires about our comings and goings and is becoming a nusiance. I know he is old, and probably does not have many people to talk to, but I want to shout at him and tell him how much I hate him being around, and to stay out of my yard. Any advice?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25998001


I dont think your neigbors action is nosey. I do believe this is a time for you to show compassion and take advantage of a life lesson. Maybe once a month invite him over for brunch or dinner. At 80 you wont have too much longer to be annoyed at his presence.
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12/27/2012 04:56 PM
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Re: Looking for some advice on handling a nosey neighbor
He's probably just a lonely ol' guy looking to connect with other living beings...It's not like you'll have to "put up" with the guy forever.

If you don't have time for a neighbor who is obviously in need of some companionship try hookin' him up with another lonely neighbor or invite him out to do some stuff where he might meet someone he can spend time with.

Try and see the world from his perspective and it'll help you handle it better...good luck.

hf
 Quoting: ArunaLuna


yup, because there may be a time when we are all alone and looking for company
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12/27/2012 05:03 PM
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Re: Looking for some advice on handling a nosey neighbor
He's probably just a lonely ol' guy looking to connect with other living beings...It's not like you'll have to "put up" with the guy forever.

If you don't have time for a neighbor who is obviously in need of some companionship try hookin' him up with another lonely neighbor or invite him out to do some stuff where he might meet someone he can spend time with.

Try and see the world from his perspective and it'll help you handle it better...good luck.

hf
 Quoting: ArunaLuna


yup, because there may be a time when we are all alone and looking for company
 Quoting: strikeforce


I hope not!

But can you imagine if that old dude is just fuckin with the OP...and knows how agitated he gets by his visits...?

He probably watches and waits...

"oh here comes that sweet little youngin I'mma go get under his skin again" walks out to the yard...shuffle shuffle shuffle..."howdy neighbor!"

*pretends not to notice young neighbor roll his eyes at me while I chuckle inside at my annoyance powahs*

chuckle
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12/27/2012 05:09 PM
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Re: Looking for some advice on handling a nosey neighbor
He's probably just a lonely ol' guy looking to connect with other living beings...It's not like you'll have to "put up" with the guy forever.

If you don't have time for a neighbor who is obviously in need of some companionship try hookin' him up with another lonely neighbor or invite him out to do some stuff where he might meet someone he can spend time with.

Try and see the world from his perspective and it'll help you handle it better...good luck.

hf
 Quoting: ArunaLuna


yup, because there may be a time when we are all alone and looking for company
 Quoting: strikeforce


bingo. It's hard to be civil and kind sometimes when we don't want to be bothered, but if we keep that thought in mind, it might help the situation a little.
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12/27/2012 05:09 PM
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Re: Looking for some advice on handling a nosey neighbor
LOL...I thought I was the only one...that's FUNNY! I've got an old man that appears to be a snoop and uses his fucking little jack russel dog mutt for an excuse to just walk right into my yard. Worse, he just moved in the house and he thinks he's gonna be the local community leader, asking me if I want to chip in on some brick mailboxes because he's not happy with the mailboxes that are there. WHAT A FREAK!!!! I HATE HIM.
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12/27/2012 05:12 PM
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I looked out the window one morning after hearing a dog barking, and that old freak was in my damn yard, letting his mutt chase a cat. Could have been my cat, but it wasn't. Gonna have to do something soon, I'm afraid. This is what happens when retired old people get complacent and maybe a little senile.
Anonymous Coward (OP)
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12/27/2012 05:14 PM
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Re: Looking for some advice on handling a nosey neighbor
ok thanks again everybody. I do know I won't be inviiting him in for dinner or brunch. my wife thinks he's creepy.
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12/27/2012 05:16 PM
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Re: Looking for some advice on handling a nosey neighbor
They come from a social generation.

One that helps a neighbor, even if its miniscule yard work. Throw him a bone man! In the form of another rake.

I understand not wanting to be bothered, but I doubt he is trying to be a Dick.
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12/27/2012 05:17 PM
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Re: Looking for some advice on handling a nosey neighbor
ok thanks again everybody. I do know I won't be inviiting him in for dinner or brunch. my wife thinks he's creepy.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25998001


Offer him a beer and sit outside once in awhile with him. Your wife doesn't have to blow him or something!
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12/27/2012 05:17 PM

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Re: Looking for some advice on handling a nosey neighbor
Be thankful for your neighbor. It could be much much worse!
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12/27/2012 05:19 PM
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Re: Looking for some advice on handling a nosey neighbor
My neighbor, an older man in his 80's has become a nusiance.
He always comes over to see what we are doing when we are outside working. I work a lot of hours, and my wife does too, so when we get a chance to work around the outside of the house its kind of annoying to stop work to talk to him. If I am raking leaves, he will say, hand me your rake and I'll help you. He inquires about our comings and goings and is becoming a nusiance. I know he is old, and probably does not have many people to talk to, but I want to shout at him and tell him how much I hate him being around, and to stay out of my yard. Any advice?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25998001


He comes from a generation, arising from many previous generations that valued civility and neighborliness.

Tragic that you consider such values a waste of your precious time.
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12/27/2012 05:21 PM
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Re: Looking for some advice on handling a nosey neighbor
They come from a social generation.

One that helps a neighbor, even if its miniscule yard work. Throw him a bone man! In the form of another rake.

I understand not wanting to be bothered, but I doubt he is trying to be a Dick.
 Quoting: andawg221


Give him some 50 pound sacks of mulch to carry out to the back yard...a lot of them.
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12/27/2012 05:21 PM

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Re: Looking for some advice on handling a nosey neighbor
Do something about it now, burn his house, shoot him. cause he might live another 20 years.



cruise
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12/27/2012 05:28 PM
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Re: Looking for some advice on handling a nosey neighbor
Respect your elders.
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12/27/2012 05:34 PM
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Re: Looking for some advice on handling a nosey neighbor
be nice, be compassionate, be responsible.


= be happy.
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12/27/2012 05:40 PM
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Re: Looking for some advice on handling a nosey neighbor
Your problem is nothing, you don't know bad neighbors, trust me. Some people have neighbors who are psychopaths and downright dangerous and live in hell everyday.
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12/27/2012 05:43 PM
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Re: Looking for some advice on handling a nosey neighbor
wtf? you should be glad your neighbor is friendly and willing to talk to you. i think you sound like the jerk in this situation. being antisocial is kind of lacking compassion...
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12/27/2012 05:44 PM
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Re: Looking for some advice on handling a nosey neighbor
and if you want to live in isolation then you shouldn't have moved into a community.
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12/27/2012 05:45 PM
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Re: Looking for some advice on handling a nosey neighbor
Whenever you go outside to work, put on one of those paper hospital masks and when he comes over, tell him you have TB.
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12/27/2012 05:47 PM
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Re: Looking for some advice on handling a nosey neighbor
My neighbor, an older man in his 80's has become a nusiance.
He always comes over to see what we are doing when we are outside working. I work a lot of hours, and my wife does too, so when we get a chance to work around the outside of the house its kind of annoying to stop work to talk to him. If I am raking leaves, he will say, hand me your rake and I'll help you. He inquires about our comings and goings and is becoming a nusiance. I know he is old, and probably does not have many people to talk to, but I want to shout at him and tell him how much I hate him being around, and to stay out of my yard. Any advice?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25998001


I think it is sweet that he asks if he can help you, so he's not stopping you from working.

As others have said, he's probably just lonely and wants someone to talk to.

Also, people of that generation were way more friendly with neighbors than we young ones are. My older neighbors on one side came up and met us the first week we moved in. When people moved in next to us on the other side, we never went over and said "Hi" and they never came over to say "Hi" either. So it's been like 6 months now and I have no idea who these people are.
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12/27/2012 05:48 PM
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Re: Looking for some advice on handling a nosey neighbor
There's a lot worse neighbours than that. Elderly people are my fave neighbours, at least I know they won't gangstalk or become obsessed with me.
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12/27/2012 05:59 PM
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Re: Looking for some advice on handling a nosey neighbor
He is being a social normal person from back when people didn't need to lock their doors. Your the retard with a problem. try being , Oh, I don't know, NICE to the old man.
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Re: Looking for some advice on handling a nosey neighbor
My neighbor, an older man in his 80's has become a nusiance.
He always comes over to see what we are doing when we are outside working. I work a lot of hours, and my wife does too, so when we get a chance to work around the outside of the house its kind of annoying to stop work to talk to him. If I am raking leaves, he will say, hand me your rake and I'll help you. He inquires about our comings and goings and is becoming a nusiance. I know he is old, and probably does not have many people to talk to, but I want to shout at him and tell him how much I hate him being around, and to stay out of my yard. Any advice?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25998001


I dont think your neigbors action is nosey. I do believe this is a time for you to show compassion and take advantage of a life lesson. Maybe once a month invite him over for brunch or dinner.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 11995231


This. Stop being a jerkfoff OP

Last Edited by Swearengen on 12/27/2012 06:00 PM
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Re: Looking for some advice on handling a nosey neighbor
ok thanks again everybody. I do know I won't be inviiting him in for dinner or brunch. my wife thinks he's creepy.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25998001


How can an 80 year old be creepy??? Wow hope same does not happen to you when you are 80
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12/27/2012 06:02 PM
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Re: Looking for some advice on handling a nosey neighbor
Punch him in the neck!

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