It'd be rude if I didn't invite anyone else to vent about their disliked neighbor(s), for whatever the reason(s), so feel free to get it off your
chest, if you want to.
The neighborhood I live in is a very nice one. It's very safe, very quiet, and it's one of those ones where you eventually get to know your neighbors
one way or the other. EVERYBODY knows each other around here, and there's no neighborly animosity. We all make the effort to get along & keep it
The folks behind us sold their house some time ago and moved. I can understand that, it's one of the biggest in the neighborhood and all of their kids
had finally moved out. Empty nesters downsizing was a given.
The people that bought it have become the cringe-worthy bane of the neighborhood. You can hear the husband/dad yelling for at least 2 blocks in any
direction (he is LOUD) The wife/mom's not really any better, she's just as loud, and her pitch goes higher & higher the more pissed off she is. They
tend to have yelling matches outside, which...echoes. You're hearing it whether you want to or not. Everybody gets to hear on a daily basis how much
of a royal bitch he thinks she is, everybody gets to hear how much of a drunk pig he is in return (both of them are always drunk, ALWAYS, I've never
heard them not slur speech)
God forbid one of the kids (5 of them) step out of line, everybody gets to hear about what worthless, stupid f#s they all are (even the baby if it
We (us & neighbors, both independently & hanging out) have heard the husband throwing crap around in the house in his fits, the heavy crash-bang-thuds
are extremely obvious. If one of the kids stands up to him (for themselves, a sibling) you can count on the dad from hell throwing something at them
aside from full volume emotional abuse. When he & the wife get going, they lob s# at each other, too. Last week, I'm fairly sure they were chucking
cups or dishes at each other, it was a lot of glass-like shattering.
Even outside playing, the kids are almost unnaturally silent. It's like they don't dare make a peep, lest dad be set off in a rage.
They've had several visits from the police, and reports to CPS have been made by concerned neighbors, but they evidently hide what goes on quite well
when they get the knock at the door, nothing has changed over there.
So today was one of the younger kids' birthday. I felt so awful for the kid. Mom and dad threw themselves a party, had a few friends over. ALL of
them, of course, got plastered right away.
Mom and dad decided a kid's birthday party was a good place to talk about how he was going to wreck mom's "back door" later (not the terminology he
used, so use your imagination) The older kid that pointed out how entirely inappropriate that was to discuss in front of kids was promptly grounded,
after a moment of "oh, you poor boy" bracing silence, and a hell of a drunk rant from his dad (you don't tell your father what to say, EVER, no matter
the company, f#r) and some heavy slaps on a table of ... something, a hand, an item.
The birthday kid waited so patiently for the birthday song, and it was so depressing. It was so slurred that it was almost unintelligible. The
dejected "Thanks" at the end was enough to make you cry. A few minutes later, they were discussing who was sober enough to go buy a box of cake mix &
a present or two for the birthday kid. Because, you know, having your birthday, something that is supposed to be a happy day, trashed by your rotted,
drunkard parents & their equally detestable friends is enough of a present to justify not doing anything other than drunkenly sing Happy Birthday
In the end, a relative came and got all the kids & took them overnight. Mom and dad and company are out in their back yard having a bonfire
sing-a-long right now.
It's a good thing the old lady next door wasn't home today, she'd have been sobbing over all of that. She loathes the dad and had him pegged as an
abusive drunk since the day they moved in. She can't stand the way he treats those kids (and yes, has been one of the ones making the calls/reports
when s# gets alarming)
edit on 7/8/2018 by Nyiah because: fixed a couple typos