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BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do

gnu 18 Apr 11 - 03:25 PM
pdq 18 Apr 11 - 03:33 PM
katlaughing 18 Apr 11 - 03:34 PM
Ed T 18 Apr 11 - 03:46 PM
Bettynh 18 Apr 11 - 03:47 PM
gnu 18 Apr 11 - 03:52 PM
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Ed T 18 Apr 11 - 04:38 PM
LilyFestre 18 Apr 11 - 04:58 PM
Lizzie Cornish 1 18 Apr 11 - 05:21 PM
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GUEST,Eliza 18 Apr 11 - 05:25 PM
Waddon Pete 18 Apr 11 - 05:32 PM
Lizzie Cornish 1 18 Apr 11 - 05:37 PM
Lizzie Cornish 1 18 Apr 11 - 05:39 PM
Richard Bridge 18 Apr 11 - 05:44 PM
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Subject: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: gnu
Date: 18 Apr 11 - 03:25 PM

I know Bobert's former neighbour fired guns in his direction and my complaint pales by comparison but WTF is with the windchimes? How on earth can anyone think windchimes are acceptable? My neighbour thinks it's ghastly that someone keeps stealing her fucking windchimes in the dead of night. WTF does she not understand? I am sure the culprit would rather just tie the fuckers in knots as a demonstration of how pissed off he is but that would not be prudent as it increases the chance of being caught red handed.

And in the past few years the shops have been flogging outdoor "firepits" which are cast iron and screened so one can enjoy a wood fire in one's yard. The smoke gets in neighbours' laundry hanging on the clothesline and gets in neighbours' lungs. WTF is wrong with these rude people?

Anyone else? Anything else?


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: pdq
Date: 18 Apr 11 - 03:33 PM

All my neighbors have either dogs that bark at me or cats that shit in my yard. Included are a doctor, two school teachers and a nurse, so inconsiderate people come in all sizes, shapes and colors.


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: katlaughing
Date: 18 Apr 11 - 03:34 PM

Parties with boozers in their driveway across from our bedroom window, though current renters are not guilty. They do have a really bright light above their side door which also faces our bedroom window. If I want the window open, which I do, it's try to put up with the light. I've thought about talking to them, but they are quiet and leave others alone, so...I shrug my shoulders and let the cat sit in the window just enough to block the light.:-)

I have wind chimes, but they are not huge and they are nowhere near the edges of our house, so not close to any neighbour's. I have a friend who has several sets which measure anywhere from 1-5 feet long. LOUD and rude, yes!


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: Ed T
Date: 18 Apr 11 - 03:46 PM

A near by neighbour's visiting son parks his heating oil truck on the street and leaves the loud diesel engine running for upwards of an hour. He also leaves his two way radio turned up loud, so he can hear it from inside. Is that rude enough?


A few years back, a friend complained that his neighbour parked his rusty "beater" car in front of his house each day. Oddly enough, when he bought a newer vehicle, he then parked it in front of his own house.


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: Bettynh
Date: 18 Apr 11 - 03:47 PM

From Christine Lavin's website:


Wind Chimes
from Sometimes Mother Really Does Know Best

Wind Chimes
by Christine Lavin -- in English

This island is so beautiful
this must be paradise
the hotel is lovely
the staff is super nice
my room has a terrace
that overlooks the sea
the sun is bouncing on the water
lucky lucky me

I close my eyes for a minute
in the distance I can hear
the whispering of wind chimes
so far and yet so near
the sound perfumes the air
the ocean sighs below
a perfect moment here on earth
I don't want to let it go

wind chimes
floating on the breeze
wind chimes
wafting through the trees
wind chimes
the sound of angels cloud dancing
wind chimes
there is nothing as entrancing

I'm swimming in the ocean
I'm lying on the beach
I'm reading a good thick book
I'm eating a peach
I'm walking on the shoreline
I'm picking up pink shells
the whole time somewhere out there
is that the sound of tiny bells?


No, it's wind chimes
floating on the breeze
wind chimes
tickling the trees
wind chimes
the sound of angels ballet dancing
wind chimes
is anything as enchanting

BRIDGE
I eat my dinner on the terrace
watch that burning sun
extinguished by the ocean
evening has begun
I turn down the blankets
climb into my feather bed
but something's keeping me awake
is it deep thoughts in my head? No, it's . . .

wind chimes ]
wafting on the breeze
wind chimes
annoying all the trees
wind chimes
the sound of angels polka dancing
wind chimes
a sound I once thought life enhancing

I close all the windows
but that tinkling sound comes through
I put a pillow over my head
I put in earplugs, too
I open up the minibar
drink tiny vodka, tiny gin
but nothing helps
I'm trapped here with the incessant din of

wind chimes
clanKing on the breeze
wind chimes
killing all the trees
wind chimes
a sound I once thought so enchanting
wind chimes
angels Irish step dancing

Too much of a good thing
is too much, simply that
at times like this
I'm glad I travel
with a baseball bat
Now I'm knocking down the wind chimes
within a mile of this place
Now I'm going back to bed
with a smile on my face

Crickets
crackling through the night
crickets
cricking with all their might
crickets
a dull yet monstrous roar
crickets
a sound that makes me long for

Wind chimes
floating on the breeze
wind chimes
filtered through the trees
wind chimes
the sound of angels belly dancing
wind chimes
there is nothing as entrancing as wind chimes . . .


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: gnu
Date: 18 Apr 11 - 03:52 PM

Catshit is managable.

Barking dogs... if they bark at you, not so bad. If they bark at length because they want back in the house, I like to let them back in without knocking and say, "Guess you didn't hear Fluffy barking for the last hour. You're welcome." That freaks them out. I had a problem with such and finally thought I might try it. It seems to have worked so far. If their door is locked, I knock and explain that I was worried about Fluffy being in distress. That works too.

Parties... no way after 10PM. I go right over and tell them I gotta get my sleep. If they get owly I remind them there are bylaws and that one bylaw says ALL QUIET at 11PM and all quiet means all quiet. If I am really pissed, a video camera on a tripod in the living room windo works a treat. Works for barking dogs too.

5' chimes? I would steal those if I was that sort.


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: GUEST,number 6
Date: 18 Apr 11 - 04:04 PM

sometimes people should just sit back and ... smile ... a bit more.

biLL   ;~)


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: GUEST, lazarus
Date: 18 Apr 11 - 04:37 PM

Neighbour cut the frigging lawn last night during the Canucks-Black Hawks game ...


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: Ed T
Date: 18 Apr 11 - 04:38 PM

Thats why Brian Wilson had that vacant smile. It was the winds chiming in his head:)


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: LilyFestre
Date: 18 Apr 11 - 04:58 PM

I live in the middle of nowhere...nearest neighbors are sheep and we rather like it that way. Our *neighbors* are folks from NJ who come up here to hunt. The last few years, they have been bringing their helicopter and doing low fly bys. On one hand, it's loud and annoying. On the other hand it's fun to watch knowing that the idiots just scared any nearby deer into hiding.

Michelle

PS. I just got some beautiful windchimes for my birthday! I do like them...but only in small quantities!


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 18 Apr 11 - 05:21 PM

I have council houses all around me...filled with 'chavs' yet...I hear nothing at night save for an owl hooting and the leaves of my trees rustling.

My dog barks.
The seagulls screech.
Babies cry.
Children play in the street.
And every night a blackbird sings to me, his little head thrust upwards towards the early evening stars, sunsetyellow beak twittering away.

It's nice, at times, because it reminds me I'm alive.

Next door they have a trickling fountain and windchimes. I love the sound of both, they carry a sense of freedom on the breeze.

In the mornings I'm woken by the early shift coming in to help the autistic kids next door..."Mornin' Chris!"...it's nice.

The old lady underneath me falls asleep watching her TV, so sometimes I go to sleep with all sorts of sounds coming through the floorboards..and Nanny shuffles back and forth to the bathroom in the night, carpet slippers shiffleshuffling on the floor.

I used to have neighbours with 4 children, who'd scream at their mother, telling her to fuck off. I'd hear her sobbing through the wall. I went and spoke to the 4 boys, told them what I thought of them, what bullies they'd become, how much their Mum needed them, how hard she'd fought to get them back from when they were kidnapped by their Saudi father. They changed. I'd hear laughter coming through the walls...smiles on their faces....

It's good to hear. It's a privilege, in a way. Far better than being stuck in a silent world.

In Horrabridge I'd go to sleep to the sound of the weir outside the window, and when it rained it would turn into a raging torrent, thundering along...but even so, through it all I could still hear the church bell ringing out the hour, all night long. God, how I loved to hear that bell!

I wish someone had chickens round here, because I'd love to wake to the sound of chickens...

One day I won't hear a thing.....so I want to store all these sounds up, wrap them in gold cloth, pack them next to my soul and unwrap them when I get to wherever we go, take them out and play them...and hang the windchime up for everyone to hear, to remind them that once, they lived in a beautiful world, filled with sounds and noises and things that went bump in the night.

:0)


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: GUEST,number 6
Date: 18 Apr 11 - 05:24 PM

right on Lizzie ..... :-)

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 18 Apr 11 - 05:25 PM

Next-door neighbour, on a beautiful,warm, sunny day, decided to spray all his fences with something called Creocote. It absolutely stinks, a fumey, chemical smell. We've shut all the windows but the smell is unbearable. My husband has been vomiting and my throat is raw. I'm worried that this stuff is toxic, possibly carcinogenic. It's 10.20pm and the smell is worse if anything. All this for a stupid fence? I feel desperate, as I'm sure we won't sleep tonight.
Neighbour across the road's dog barked until 1am two nights ago, I phoned in the end to ask them to take it indoors. She said they'd been asleep! Lucky them. She phoned ME today to rant and rave about my cheek in phoning at 1am!!! Why are people so inconsiderate?


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 18 Apr 11 - 05:32 PM

Nobody yet has mentioned chainsaws and bonfires........


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 18 Apr 11 - 05:37 PM

OK, I have a confession....I adore the smell of bonfires. It takes me right back to being with my Dad in the autumn time, him showing me how to stack the leaves, how to burn them, after a hard day sweeping them all up into piles...Dad putting the hot poker into the incinerator and all the scarlet sparks whizzing out as the air rushed in..and the smoke coming out through the funnel top...Ah, happy days..

And creosote? Oh, Eliza, I feel for you both and hope it soon passes, but I used to stand next to fences that had been creosoted, breathing it in deeply, LOVED the smell of it! Even today it calls to me...but you don't smell it that often now, as the new fence paints have taken its place..


I'm an ace at making bonfires! :0)


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 18 Apr 11 - 05:39 PM

Chainsaws would upset me though, not for the noise, but for the terrible pain they'd inflict on the tree and the desperate space they'd leave in their wake. Imagine being a squirrel the next morning....jump...no trees! Chainsaws should be banned, then maybe we'd still have our rainforests..

Besides, if the trees get chopped, you can't hang the windchimes up. :0)


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 18 Apr 11 - 05:44 PM

Chainsaws are very useful to keep one's eco-friendly woodfires burning


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: catspaw49
Date: 18 Apr 11 - 06:13 PM

Ya' know pdq, if you're bothered by the neighbor's dogs and cats crappin' on your lawn, perhaps you could just go take a dump on theirs.


Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: GUEST,josepp
Date: 18 Apr 11 - 06:23 PM

I don't have windchimes (or holiday decorations, flags or anything decorative on my house which is extremely utilitarian) but I rather like them. I like to hear them on a windy night. It's rather soothing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: bobad
Date: 18 Apr 11 - 06:29 PM

I've got wind chimes, a dog that barks, a chainsaw and I make bonfires....keeps undesirables away.


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: josepp
Date: 18 Apr 11 - 06:29 PM

If you want absolute quiet, go move to the country--or do crickets piss you off too?


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: Ed T
Date: 18 Apr 11 - 07:36 PM

Creocote is a more recent (and less toxic)form of the very toxic creosote. It is marketed as less toxic, but there is limited information on some human exposure impacts.


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 18 Apr 11 - 08:08 PM

My mad neighbor cut down and ripped out approx 20 feet of my 6 foot high hedge convinced the dumb coppers she had a right to do it to stop me blocking her light. Told them she couldn't have done it anyway as she could lift her arms above her head. The dumb coppers told me I was lying when I said she had done it.

Pointed to the video surveillance cameras and the sign that said there was video recording that had been there for some years. Told coppers to take me to court for annoying the mad cow, which they were threatening to do. Said I would play the tapes (of her at work in my yard) in court, not only do court appearances waste large chunks of their time, but then having shown the tapes would make a CMC (Criminal Misconduct Commission) not about them, but about their Sargent for either not training them properly, or for sending them out where it appeared that some sort of police corruption was going on due to political interference with the Police.

Yep this is the same woman I written about before... she had those aluminum window shutters installed a few days later, that block her view of my yard and the light...

Doesn't seem to have come in the yard since then ... pity - I'd happily let her mow my grass....

I think I win this ball clanking contest ... :-P


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: gnu
Date: 18 Apr 11 - 08:51 PM

josepp... "If you want absolute quiet, go move to the country--or do crickets piss you off too?"

People like you piss me off. You are a worse problem than asshole neighbours with no brains. You actually think my asshole neighbours are within their rights to assault me with their noise ALL NIGHT AND DAY LONG?. Crickets I can understand... you?...I certainly can't uderstand your rudeness.

Gee... there it is. It's that "fuck you" attitude. It's that "I don't give a shit if I annoy you. I can do whatever I want even if it is rude and obnoxious. Even when I don't have to. What are you gonna do about it eh?"

Do you try to bully your neighbours like you try to bully me on this thread?

As for "pissing me off"? Piss off.


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: josepp
Date: 18 Apr 11 - 09:41 PM

Off your meds, gnu?


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 18 Apr 11 - 11:40 PM

gnu

there is a local noise in the park where they have several 10,000 watt stacks horizontally aimed over the heads of the audience - the side spill alone gives 100-120dB(C) in the mosh pit! The rest blasts the town and can be heard miles away!

They are a 'Christian drug and alcohol free rock gospel music festival' that allegedly bring in millions of dollars, yet they claim they can barely break even financially!

Their supporters have a strong 'fuck you' attitude too - they openly tell people to leave town or shut up!

We now live in a very self centered society, and the more righteously religious they claim to be, the more selfish they appear to be.


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: Smokey.
Date: 18 Apr 11 - 11:46 PM

Thanks for the tips, I despise my neighbours. I only wish I knew several Highland bagpipers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 18 Apr 11 - 11:59 PM

Aw, just practice your ax out on the porch...forever...REVENGE!!

GfS


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 19 Apr 11 - 12:51 AM

Nope - that's ESCALATION ...


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 19 Apr 11 - 02:44 AM

Why does this thread remind me of the city dwellers in UK who buy home in country or village and then complain that roosters and church bells are disturbing their peace?

Really you should try the screaming swearing neighbours (I live in a flat) who slam their doors and throw things and abuse solvents (my bathroom smells of spray paint more often than not).


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: Donuel
Date: 19 Apr 11 - 04:10 AM

Society has become so compartmentalized and fragmented that each lonely neighbor is secretly or opely at odds with each other neighbor and only bonds with on or two on occasion to bitch about a different neighbor. The result of this lifestyle is a alienated community that does not itself or each other. Walk alone. work alone. You could punish neighbors by ostracising them, but sometimes there is so little community there is no one to truely do any ostracising.

It leads to heart disease.

Japan has a more communal life style and may have less heart disease for that reason as well as the fish diet.

I have seen the lord of the flies rumor machine actively seek to cause neighbors ahrm. I have seen neighbors violate the first law of robots. Ehtnic purity, fundamentalism, bigotry or plain ol simple RUDENESS which leads to more of the same in retribution.


I be a good ol bacchanal or burning man party or bon fire or block party would help. But then again I have seen how block parties can serve the rumor traders more than the bond makers.

I guess the best cure would be a sing along.

Can you picture "those" neighbors doing a sing along with you?


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: Leadfingers
Date: 19 Apr 11 - 05:09 AM

Our little close is nice and quiet now , I am happy to say . Though I still remember (NOT with affection) the couple who used to come out of their house to scream obscenities at each other in the middle of the road !


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 19 Apr 11 - 05:24 AM

Donuel - No!

But she did sing Onward Christian Soldiers at the top of her voice after midnight in the yard by the fence, after tying bunches of herbs and burning candles to the fence, and chanting things like "Oh Goddess of the Earth, drive this evil from my land!". She was having issues with Gravity, and water flowing down hill on the natural slope on to her property ....

I wasn't game to look. I wanted to believe that she was wearing clothes....


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 19 Apr 11 - 07:36 AM

Lizzie you like bonfires too? So do I and the smell of creosote too especially towards the end of a summer evening is gorgeous it was a craving of mine while pregnant not deep sniffing it (honest) just catching wafts of it in the air. Likewise windchimes gently blowing on a warm summer evening is heaven not so great when the wind picks up though. The only gripe I have is when boys show off with their flashy sports cars and rev up the engine so loud to show what a good powerful car they have got and it always seems to happen on a Sunday when I'm taking a leisurely chilled Sunday afternoon stroll.


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: Ed T
Date: 19 Apr 11 - 07:52 AM

Well, maybe the Japan's healthy local fish diet may take a setback with current events?


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: Greg F.
Date: 19 Apr 11 - 09:22 AM

Lizzie: I wish someone had chickens round here, because I'd love to wake to the sound of chickens...

At 03:30 wnen the rooster starts up? I think not.


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 19 Apr 11 - 09:42 AM

1. DH and I sit down to a nice dinner.

2. Dogs next door, whose sense of smell is superb, detect food and want to go into the back yard and look for it.

3. Owner thinks dogs are indicating that they need to go outside and poop.

4. Owner lets dogs out, then yells "Go poddy! Go poddy!" If they do, she croons "Goooood poddy. Goood poddy. Good girl!"

5. All while we're trying to eat.


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: Ed T
Date: 19 Apr 11 - 09:52 AM

""I'd love to wake to the sound of chickens...""

You can buy devices that make animal sounds. I have a rooster alarm clock, and it does not even bother the neighbours.


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: GUEST,HiLo
Date: 19 Apr 11 - 10:08 AM

Windchimes...firepits...is THAT it..god almighty..is that it ? My neighbours have both..I have no complaints.


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: Becca72
Date: 19 Apr 11 - 10:32 AM

My upstairs neighbors would leave the front door unlocked (not a great neighborhood), had knock-down drag-out screaming fights in the middle of the night, drank too much all the time, had a steady stream of people (some friends, some friends of friends, some they barely knew) coming in at all hours of the day and night, slam doors, smoke in the common areas and had 6 cats and a dog in a 3rd floor walk-up apartment. They got evicted in January. :-)

My new upstairs neighbors are young girls who slam the front door. I'll live with it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: frogprince
Date: 19 Apr 11 - 11:19 AM

A variant on the theme:
Our little 2-and-a-half-horse town has outdoor concerts on the square at the old-old courthouse one night of most weeks in the summer. Usually not loud rock at all. Inevitably, there are very few minutes between the instances of kids with souped up engines demonstrating just how loudly they can rev up on the street just a few feet away. I have recurring fantasies of stepping out as they stop in traffic and finding out if it's true that a .357 (or .44 mag) can bust an engine block.


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 19 Apr 11 - 12:27 PM

Patsy, you are my long lost sister! ;0)   Tar sends me to happy places too, the smell of it, that is, not the stickiness..Maybe we should start a new perfume factory up! lol

Greg, Chickens at 3.30am? Oh, heck, that wouldn't bother me. It's nice to think of them out there, awake already, itching to start their day.

Tam, yes, your message reminds me of the folks who moved to the beautiful town of Totnes, a few miles away, and where I've been today actually. They were lucky enough to be able to afford a house close to one of the pretty churches in town, but...on moving in, they were aghast to find the bell rang out the hours all night long.

So...they decided to go to court over it. Luckily, I think God was the Judge that day and it was thrown out of court, but the people of Totnes could have lost their much beloved Church Bell, purely because of someone being selfish.

By the way, I should point out that although my dog barks, he does most of it inside the house, and if he barks in the garden for too long, he's called in immediately. Annoyingly, a new cat has moved into the neighbourhood, who sits on the old wall at the back, just out of reach of Tigger, sticking out his tongue and waggling his whiskers at the poor dimented canine! Poor ol' Tiggs! As if he didn't have enough to contend with the 3 cats he already has to live with! LOL

And bonfires are always lit as dusk falls, only ever to burn garden rubbish. I can't get to a rubbish dump and I have much wood each year from my curly willow tree which sheds its' branches willynilly. Only a few bonfires worth a year though...and to be honest, surely one quick bonfire does less damage than getting a car out, using up petrol, putting all that into the atmosphere etc..purely to get to the dump? Dunno, perhaps I'm wrong there...but it seems ludicrous to me when I see all these cars taking stuff to the dump, then all the lorries, JCBs moving it around, loading it up and taking it to other places..so many carbon footprints whizzing back and forth...but then I think part of me is still hankering after the 17th century... :0)

Oh..and my windchimes are indoors, by my kitchen window, but I love the sound of other people's....it lets you know what The Breeze is doing, whether she has a smile on her care, or a frown..

As I write this, my blackbird is singing at the top of his voice outside...Magic! :0)


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 19 Apr 11 - 12:37 PM

Kind of depends on the type of wind chime. Big clanky one or little tinkling one?

In the middle of the night, take a pot of melted paraffin and a feather pillow (opened) over. Dunk the wind chime in paraffin and then in pillow case.

A friends's mum was worried about kids from school at back of her property catching her fence alight when truanting for a fag.

She always kept a bucket of water on her side of fence and threw it over when kids were there having a smoke.


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: gnu
Date: 19 Apr 11 - 03:52 PM

LC... "Annoyingly, a new cat has moved into the neighbourhood, who sits on the old wall at the back, just out of reach of Tigger, sticking out his tongue and waggling his whiskers at the poor dimented canine!"

A neighbour had a cross-eyed Siamese who would sit in the hedge and tease Bear (half Newf) who could get to about a foot from the cat. Bear would bark like mad until I brought him in. One day, after complaining to the neighbour a few times and asking him to come get his cat and to try to admonish it I had enough and I lengthened Bear's (100 grade brass) chain by four feet.

Next day, said neighbour came looking for his cat. I went into the barn and looked around...no cat. As I exited the barn I looked in Bear's den which was a hole he dug under the barn door. I told the neighbour I had seen no sign of his cat. The neighbour left.

I had a hell of a time getting the cat's head away from bear who just wanted to play with it like he would a tennis ball.


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: katlaughing
Date: 19 Apr 11 - 03:57 PM

Our neighbourhood is mostly people who leave each other alone. A couple of times when we've obviously needed some immediate help, the folks across the street have come right over. Everyone but us has dogs that bark, but they are mostly taken it right away. Even the nanny goat next door is docile and quiet. The main complaint of any of us is people, coming through on our street to the new subdivision which has sidewalks (we don't) etc., driving as though they are racing in the Indy 500. My dream is to get a big sign board with different messages as the whim hits me, i.e. "Speed Limit du Jour: 20, yep TWENTY!" or, "Indy 500 1365.52 miles that way >>>>>>" or, "Slow down, you drive too fast/Got to make the morning last/...feeling groovy!"

Anything which might get their attention and maybe bring a smile.


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 19 Apr 11 - 04:09 PM

pdq - Is it the doctors, teachers or nurses that bark at you and shit in your yard?

MP


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: EBarnacle
Date: 19 Apr 11 - 04:23 PM

Troupe, the answer to your question is a mob of neighbors with axes, torches and cable cutters. After an incident or two, the "religious festival" will find another town to annoy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: ranger1
Date: 19 Apr 11 - 04:35 PM

Bonfires dump loads of carbon back into the atmosphere. Composting vegetation puts it back into the soil and fertilizes more trees that will suck up more carbon.

I, too, own a chainsaw. Some of those gaping holes once held dead trees that were a danger to people or property. A couple of years ago, a family was killed while camping by a dead tree that fell on them during a storm. Could have been prevented by a chainsaw earlier.


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: Ed T
Date: 19 Apr 11 - 04:56 PM

Gnu,

I am not sure what exact message you are trying to pass on in your last post? Maybe I misunderstand it?

Are you complaining about a neighbours bad behaviour? Or, are you merely demonstrating a personal lack of compassion (demonstrated by the actions of a macho dog)for animals owned by others?

I am puzzled when some animal owners show such concern (and even love)for their pets, and at the same time show a lack of concern for the feeling for pets owned by others, or the owners themselves. I often see this when dog owners entice their pets to attack cats, or for bigger pets to attack smaller ones. :(


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Subject: RE: BS: Windchimes, rude things neighbours do
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 19 Apr 11 - 05:09 PM

The problem is that the noise in the park has powerful (possibly corrupt) political friends - even the police have said privately that if that noise level came from a party or car, the offending equipment would be seized under the noise laws.


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