Who Is Watching?
I am posting this blog about creepy neighbors for a few laughs and feedback. If you have ever suffered the wrath of a creepy neighbor, I’d love to hear from you. Just about everyone I know has a story. I had a very strange neighbor living right next door while growing up. She poisoned our cat, Tiger because he walked in her garden. If she killed an animal today, she’d be arrested and charged with animal cruelty. Well, not back then. She was proud of the fact that she hurt us. Sick and twisted woman.
My father was on his way into the house after a day of work and I remember hearing…”Hey Paul, come get your cat!” “Wanda” spied on us all of the time and would call our house and “disguise” her voice pretending she was a salesperson. She was nuts and had a crush on my father. Her husband, Stanley was a raging alcoholic who got wasted then sat out on the porch in his chair all night singing to the neighborhood. Such was life in the strict Catholic neighborhood of Carolyn Circle. Wanda did many strange things over the years and I was really happy when we moved away. She always called me “Babe” which I could not stand. Funny, the things we remember.
Neighbors that seem to watch your every move can make your life pretty miserable especially if things start to escalate. Someone outside of your home watching what you and your kids are doing is unnerving and frustrating. It can certainly interfere with your daily life even though the neighbors are not necessarily breaking the law. The experts tell us that it’s important to take action to improve your quality of life so that your world remains comfortable and relaxed. Well, I agree with that.
1. Confront your neighbors.
2. Lock your garage, mailbox and gates leading into the back yard.
3. Install an alarm system.
4. Build a fence.
5. Make a code name for whenever you see them.
6. Be the strong person.
7. Move your activities to your backyard.
8. Be elusive and disarming.
A few movie classics that are about creepy neighbors include the following. My personal favorite is Pacific Heights. I am sure that there are many, many more great thrillers available for viewing with plots that revolve around strange people living next door. What’s your favorite book or movie?
- Rear Window
- Rosemary’s Baby
- The Sentinel
- Pacific Heights
- Fright Night
- Arlington Road
The two videos that I’ve included are a Part One and Part Two of what these people are dealing with. This happens to be a gay couple who have been harassed continuously since moving into this neighborhood. They have filed police reports and have sought out legal services. There is a trail of court documents in the system on this case yet, they continue to be harassed. I’m not quite sure what they are living next to. What do you think and what would you do if your daily life revolved around this insanity?
Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to leave me comments or questions.