I have had to deal with 2 extremely annoying neighbours in past 2 days.
On Saturday evening, after feeding my son, and laying him down to sleep, I smelt smoke. I looked through my window only to see this asshole of a man (let’s call him Forrestt) burning some leaves outside his house. Now, it is against the rules of the neighbourhood I live in to burn open fires. As a corrective measure, we now have our garbage picked up 2 times per week. Anyway, I beckoned to the neighbour and this is the conversation that ensued:
Me: Hello … hello …. hi there …. hey ….. hoy deh!!
Neighbour: turns and looks in the direction of my obviously too soft voice having to shout so many times to get his attention
Me: I have a baby up here and the smoke from your fire is not helping me or him. You shouldn’t be lighting any fires here. It’s against the rules and it is affecting us up here.
Neighbour: Turns his back to me mumbling. Yuh nuh have nutten fi do up deh?
Me: Yes, I’m taking care of my child and that’s why I’m talking to you about putting out that fire
Neighbour: Lady, yu chat too much. Mine yu own business. I’m minding mine so you gwaan go mine yours
Me: I am minding my own business. It’s against the rules to be lighting fires here and I will just have you reported
Neighbour: Yes, gwaan go call di police
Me: Don’t worry, I’ll do just that.
I didn’t call the police that time as the fire was almost out. But rest assured I’ll be making a report to the co-op and to the police next time.
Unemployed Bert. At home every day. Sole purpose in life is to provide entertainment for the entire community, moreso, the houses in close proximity to his, of which mine is included. Bert plays his music loudly everyday for about 3 hrs starting as early as 8 a.m. In addition, Bert has 2 parakeets on his balcony which are constantly chirping. The only good thing is that the music he plays is kinda soothing, 70s & 80 R&B for the most part, every now and then some reggae from the same genre but goodness, give us a break already.
Today being a holiday for most people, I guess he figured he’d give us an extra treat, playing for a marathon 6 hrs today! I couldn’t even watch my TV without turning it up loudly.
I can’t wait to move to my new home when I think things will be better.
Any annoying neighbour stories out there? CD wants to know !!
Have a good week everyone.