Following I wish to end my neighbours Page 91

  • drhickman1983 12 Apr 2021 07:44:25 7,515 posts
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    For the entire 5 paragraphs I was waiting for the moment where something bad happens but the takeaway seems to be that the neighbours are a bit scruffy and aren't that friendly.

    I've no idea how you're coping. Stay strong.
  • Armoured_Bear 12 Apr 2021 08:28:53 30,322 posts
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    ThrowingTuba wrote:
    Our old street in London used to have an annual street party, not linked to anything in particular, just a BBQ and drinks. We used to dread the idea of it but it was always quite good fun really. Itís a shame that VE Day is something that a lot of us find awkward / inappropriate (myself included) as it really is something that should be marked and celebrated.
    Why should it be celebrated?
  • neilka 12 Apr 2021 09:24:11 23,907 posts
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    It's the day we drove the Mollusc People back into the sea and feasted on their children.
  • Dougs 12 Apr 2021 09:28:56 99,066 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:

    Why should it be celebrated?
    You don't think we should mark the occasion? The degree to which we all do that varies, but I agree with Tuba that we should mark it, and if some want to celebrate it more than others, that's fine too. Free country and all, which was what fought for. I'm no jingoistic nationalist, but you can recognise historical events with being ashamed or straying too far.
  • Armoured_Bear 12 Apr 2021 09:38:23 30,322 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Armoured_Bear wrote:

    Why should it be celebrated?
    You don't think we should mark the occasion? The degree to which we all do that varies, but I agree with Tuba that we should mark it, and if some want to celebrate it more than others, that's fine too. Free country and all, which was what fought for. I'm no jingoistic nationalist, but you can recognise historical events with being ashamed or straying too far.
    Remember the date, yes but the street parties and jingoistic stuff I see it as part of the WW2 obsession which has possibly more than anything else led the country to be in the state it is in today. Why does only Britain celebrate like that? It was a world war with many "victorious" allies.
  • Jono62 12 Apr 2021 09:44:04 26,850 posts
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    Why celebrate anything?
  • Darth_Flibble 12 Apr 2021 09:45:12 5,196 posts
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    Good news, my neighbours are moving but got delayed till June. Thank fuck, the most selfish, loud cunts, sounds like they slam doors, draws, cabinets all the time. Their young kids scream all the time and sounds like they let them run around at 11pm or later
  • Godofporn 12 Apr 2021 09:45:25 6,878 posts
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    Itís Monday! Happy Monday to all you! Now letís burn some stuff in the garden
  • drhickman1983 12 Apr 2021 09:50:27 7,515 posts
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    I do kinda age with user Armoured_Bear on the VE day fetishization.

    There's a point where it feels remembrance turns into celebration and fetishization. I think it's worthwhile taking time to remember the human cost (not just British lives) and the tragedy of war. And it's worth considering how this kind of tragedy continues even to this day.

    But I'm not convinced anyone shoveling burgers into their gobs whilst listening to The Belles (or whatever that fucking throw back retro group was called) and waving miniature flags is actually giving any real thought to the sacrifice.

    Edited by drhickman1983 at 09:53:30 12-04-2021
  • myiagros 12 Apr 2021 10:15:35 1,483 posts
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    drhickman1983 wrote:
    For the entire 5 paragraphs I was waiting for the moment where something bad happens but the takeaway seems to be that the neighbours are a bit scruffy and aren't that friendly.

    I've no idea how you're coping. Stay strong.
    Yeah, and they didn't want to join in with a jingoistic party during an pandemic. The horror!
  • Bichii 12 Apr 2021 10:37:11 4,517 posts
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    Darth_Flibble wrote:
    Good news, my neighbours are moving but got delayed till June. Thank fuck, the most selfish, loud cunts, sounds like they slam doors, draws, cabinets all the time. Their young kids scream all the time and sounds like they let them run around at 11pm or later
    Congratulations. Hopefully your new neighbour has no kids and is super chill and quiet.
  • LFace 12 Apr 2021 10:47:25 177 posts
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    I currently rent and my neighbour owns. Years ago my landlord replaced the fence between us with concrete posts and nice wooden panels. Recently the neighbour has been doing a lot of maintenance work in their garden with trimming back a large Conifer (which is on my side but hangs over to their side).
    We get on relatively ok with just a minor parking spat a couple of years ago.
    However, they recently removed the fence panels so they could be painted and when they put them back they reversed them so the "good" side is now on theirs and the back panel is on my side. Could be accidental. Could be intentional. But as I'm renting I'm not overly bothered aside from the principal - would you say anything in my position?
  • Rum_Monkey 12 Apr 2021 10:51:13 2,673 posts
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    Wake up at 3am, put a big floodlight on the garden and swap them around again.
  • mothercruncher 12 Apr 2021 10:54:00 19,214 posts
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    Iíve taken my cardboard boxes in now, sorry.
  • drhickman1983 12 Apr 2021 10:57:50 7,515 posts
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    Tbh our front garden looks like an actual rubbish dunno at the moment, since my housemate / landlords gf moved in (the mental one) they've been redecorating, and basically dumping all the boxes and unused furniture in the front garden.

    I mean, it's like a large skips with of rubbish. They keep saying they get somebody to remove it but fuck knows when that will be.

    Between that actual mess and the frequent shouting and meltdown tantrums the gf has, its safe to say we're the scummy neighbors here.
  • freddymercurystwin 12 Apr 2021 10:58:59 2,594 posts
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    @LFace All depends who owns the fence?
  • Humperfunk 12 Apr 2021 11:16:36 8,557 posts
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    Thank fuck I'm moving flat this weekend, neighbours below us are proper Essex scum who love having parties despite lockdown. Decided to have one last night, a fucking Sunday.

    Decided to blast some metal very loudly for an hour this morning, hope they enjoyed that.
  • myiagros 12 Apr 2021 11:30:04 1,483 posts
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    LFace wrote:
    I currently rent and my neighbour owns. Years ago my landlord replaced the fence between us with concrete posts and nice wooden panels. Recently the neighbour has been doing a lot of maintenance work in their garden with trimming back a large Conifer (which is on my side but hangs over to their side).
    We get on relatively ok with just a minor parking spat a couple of years ago.
    However, they recently removed the fence panels so they could be painted and when they put them back they reversed them so the "good" side is now on theirs and the back panel is on my side. Could be accidental. Could be intentional. But as I'm renting I'm not overly bothered aside from the principal - would you say anything in my position?
    Sounds like they have put them back on the 'right' way around? I was always under the impression the 'back' of the panel was supposed to go on the owners side of the fence, and if your landlord replaced it then it sounds like that fence belongs tou your property.
    Not sure where I got that impression from though or if it's right?
  • Alan_Wakes_Torch 12 Apr 2021 11:37:10 126 posts
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    LFace wrote:
    I currently rent and my neighbour owns. Years ago my landlord replaced the fence between us with concrete posts and nice wooden panels. Recently the neighbour has been doing a lot of maintenance work in their garden with trimming back a large Conifer (which is on my side but hangs over to their side).
    We get on relatively ok with just a minor parking spat a couple of years ago.
    However, they recently removed the fence panels so they could be painted and when they put them back they reversed them so the "good" side is now on theirs and the back panel is on my side. Could be accidental. Could be intentional. But as I'm renting I'm not overly bothered aside from the principal - would you say anything in my position?
    Make sure your landlord is made aware, its their problem not yours. Landlord might not care, but if they do then they are fully aware that you had nothing to do with it and spares any conflict when they do find out
  • mrpon 12 Apr 2021 11:39:32 37,164 posts
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    Until the neighbours find out you grassed them up ;)
  • rammy18 12 Apr 2021 11:40:44 58 posts
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    @myiagros when we bought our new build we were told if you can see the back of the fence it's yours - so if any repairs are needed you have access to all the bits n bobs. But might just be the way the developer arranged things, as opposed to an all encompassing rule?
  • freddymercurystwin 12 Apr 2021 11:41:13 2,594 posts
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    Alan_Wakes_Torch wrote:
    LFace wrote:
    I currently rent and my neighbour owns. Years ago my landlord replaced the fence between us with concrete posts and nice wooden panels. Recently the neighbour has been doing a lot of maintenance work in their garden with trimming back a large Conifer (which is on my side but hangs over to their side).
    We get on relatively ok with just a minor parking spat a couple of years ago.
    However, they recently removed the fence panels so they could be painted and when they put them back they reversed them so the "good" side is now on theirs and the back panel is on my side. Could be accidental. Could be intentional. But as I'm renting I'm not overly bothered aside from the principal - would you say anything in my position?
    Make sure your landlord is made aware, its their problem not yours. Landlord might not care, but if they do then they are fully aware that you had nothing to do with it and spares any conflict when they do find out
    Yes definitely let the landlord know, they may be rightly pissed off if you don't tel them. Sorry I somehow completely missed the bit about the landlord having done the fence in the first place.

    Edited by freddymercurystwin at 11:41:44 12-04-2021
  • myiagros 12 Apr 2021 11:45:22 1,483 posts
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    rammy18 wrote:
    @myiagros when we bought our new build we were told if you can see the back of the fence it's yours - so if any repairs are needed you have access to all the bits n bobs. But might just be the way the developer arranged things, as opposed to an all encompassing rule?
    Yeah I think it's more a common custom than a rule, for exactly the reason you describe, so it can be properly maintained by the owner.
  • arty 12 Apr 2021 11:59:14 841 posts
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    Why would you pay for a fence then put the nice side away from you.
  • arty 12 Apr 2021 12:00:20 841 posts
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    hmm never mind you probably mean picket style with posts rather than the panels I had imagined.

    Edited by arty at 12:00:44 12-04-2021
  • LFace 12 Apr 2021 12:18:45 177 posts
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    Yeah it's kind of like picket fence paneling. Vertical planks all way across with horizontal braces holding them together. They were fitted with the horizontal planks on the back facing the neighbour. They now face me. I'll mention it to landlord next time I see them.
  • ThrowingTuba 12 Apr 2021 13:05:05 262 posts
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    @Armoured_Bear other countries do celebrate / commemorate and we donít seem to sneer at them, only ourselves.

    Of course, US $ and 12 million soviet deaths were Ďwot won ití in WW2 but I guess banging on about that to a primary school kid waving a Union Jack isnít really on.

    I find the entire concept of national pride a bit difficult to swallow, but I think that is a broader problem and allowing these occasions to be Ďownedí by Farage and the Mail will only expedite our identity crisis and lead to more division.
  • Armoured_Bear 12 Apr 2021 13:10:45 30,322 posts
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    ThrowingTuba wrote:
    @Armoured_Bear other countries do celebrate / commemorate and we donít seem to sneer at them, only ourselves.

    Of course, US $ and 12 million soviet deaths were Ďwot won ití in WW2 but I guess banging on about that to a primary school kid waving a Union Jack isnít really on.

    I find the entire concept of national pride a bit difficult to swallow, but I think that is a broader problem and allowing these occasions to be Ďownedí by Farage and the Mail will only expedite our identity crisis and lead to more division.
    They don't celebrate the way the U.K (mainly England) does though.
    You have Remembrance Sunday to remember the dead (although that's ruined by poppy cunts), why does anyone need to have flag-waving parties with union Jacks everywhere to celebrate "winning" with millions dead before you were even born.

    It contributes to this fucked situation where you seem to have millions of people whose ego is based on the idea that their country were "the best fighters" 75 years ago so are still better than everyone else.
  • ThrowingTuba 12 Apr 2021 13:20:16 262 posts
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    @Armoured_Bear thatís kind of my point, but I guess itís the same problem with clap for careers, captain Tom, the BBC, something inherently well meaning is always going to be hijacked or used as a football.

    I donít really have an answer, or a solid point TBH, but there you go.

    PS, my neighbour is parked over someone elseís drive (not even mine) and Iím furious about it. Just to get us back on track.
  • Vortex808 12 Apr 2021 13:20:26 15,120 posts
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    Russia celebrates ve day with large military parades and i think it is a holiday.

    Edited by Vortex808 at 13:20:56 12-04-2021
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