On one side we have a lovely couple. Both Vegan. Very chilled. Animal lovers. One works in a art college. The other is a hairdresser. Really friendly people. We look after their cat if they go away. They do likewise for us.
On the other side. Middle aged couple. Kids have gone off to Uni. One is a school secretary the other is a teaching assistant. They are big into Amateur dramatics. Every Friday night (pre lockdown) they have a gathering at their house of their theatre group. It gets a bit giggly and noisy but doesn’t bother us as it’s usually over by 10pm
The school secretary is very quiet and she doesn’t say much the teaching assistant guy is really nosey and will blatantly ask us what we are doing if we have a skip in the garden or if we happen to be drilling or something. He’s a real gossip and likes to tell us about everyone in the street. I keep very low key if he asks me anything.
This week my son turned 17 as a surprise my wife hired a lazy spa hot tub for 3 days. Night one just me the wife and kids used it. Night 2 (birthday night) we had 4 of sons friends over for a barbecue then that all had time in the hot tub. They all left by 10:30 and nobody else used the hot tub that night.
Final night: We had 4 of our daughters Friends over for time in the hot tub and we had some pop music playing in the garden. Everyone left by 10:30 at which point the kids were cleaning teeth and getting ready for bed. My wife and I decided to have 30 mins relaxing in the hot tub. At 10:45 the dogs were barking and there was a figure standing by the gate to the back of our house. The nosey neighbour was stood by the back gate. I want a word with you he said. I turned the bubbles off and walked over to him in my shorts dripping wet. One of the dogs was still barking at him… he was on our property after all. FUCK OFF he said to the dog. That thing isn’t exactly quiet is it he said pointing towards the hot tub. I’ve got work tomorrow. So have I, I said. Before I had a chance to say that it was only a 3 day hire he was walking away muttering something. The next day the hot tub went and we returned to peace and normality.
He’s a prick. He always has been but he lives next to us so I just say hi and am polite. I won’t say anymore to him but I’m fuming. As far as I’m aware you can sound your car horn until 11pm but apparently the bubbles on a hot tub are too loud for him at 10:45 at night.
Anyway just needed to hey that off my chest. I’ve been working since said incident so haven’t seen him since.
That’s my neighbours. What are yours like?