Re: OT: Idiot ricer neighbors
> On Sat, 08 Oct 2005 02:29:37 GMT, Wound Up <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>Our nice little street is marred by one house - of course, the one
>>directly across the street. Everyone else works, has families, has
>>lives, or are retired. But these people are trash. Punk ricer dropout
>>teenagers with babies. They keep the house nice on the outside, because
>>they'd get fined or sued very quickly if they didn't. I think they run
>>an illegal day care. They know everyone hates them. But they do rev
>>their fart cans and pump their stupid bass all the time. Go to North
>>County and like in Pimp Shitville where you belong.
> We just got rid of one group, and another moved in to a house even
What great news
>>They park in front of my house, both spots of my little parcel, all the
>>time, with their driveway AND the spots in front of their house empty.
>>They actually begrudge me my own ****ing 4-spot driveway; I've heard
>>them talk about it. "Jus park over there, THEY got the big driveway,
>>shit he ain't gotta park out there". Yes, I'm paranoid, but it has its
>>plusses. Today, when two 18-year-old mommies left, I again quickly
>>parked the Tempo dead square in front of my house, leaving my own
>>driveway vacant. Sure enough, not three minutes later (I do think they
>>coordinate this), the shithead boyfriend / babby daddies return, and I
>>sit here with them in my peripheral view. I see them point and gesture
>>contemptuously, and hear "asshole!" SLAM goes the door.
> It's the booming bass at midnight as the race down the primary street
> behind me, and then sit out in front of their place. Only been in less
> than a week and already I can see trouble.
Yep. Sounds exactly the same. A couple of us have gotten out of bed
and stormed outside with phones in our hands, walking over and dialing
or feigning it while looking at all their plate numbers. "It's all
good..." I wonder why drugs in the car underage and drunk
>>I am just sick to death of this shit. If they can't figure out why it's
>>just as easy to park in front of their house as it is mine (parallel
>>streets in this part of subdivision) then I can't help them. They
>>cannot reserve the two spots in front of my house "just in case". It
>>looks like shit, and I don't want their ****ing beater Grand Ams in
>>front of my house. If a piece of shit car is going to be in front of my
>>house all the time, it's going to be MY piece of shit.
>>Even if I wanted to tempt fate, I can't do anything to the cars, because
>>the ones in question tote babies around.
> They can't tote in what won't move. Know what a spud in an exhaust
> pipe does? Back pressure..... and no permanent damage.
I have considered those things, but the immediate escalation I know
would ensue wouldn't be worth it. I -do- have other shit to do, they
apparently don't. I would find all sorts of surprises, I'm sure.
>>I think one asshole actually
>>backed into my Tempo when I did this (left it there for two weeks) a
>>couple years ago, but like all trash, they know how to be dicks and not
>>get caught. I've also found like 20 heavy Matchbox cars all in my grass
>>(gee, that would feel good), and mysterious dog shit on my porch. Part
>>of me wants to give in, but part of me hates their guts and everything
>>they embody. Part of me wishes I were a cop for the times I've seen and
>>smelled them smoking weed - ON THEIR PORCH. Blaze up inside, idiot.
>>Part of me wants to pour "TRASH" on their lawn in bleach. But at least
>>one of them is probably up all night on meth, on point. This is
>>Missouri, after all.
> Do you have a TIPS line for you local cops, where you can be
I actually haven't looked. I haven't considered the cops at all. Don't
get me wrong Spike, I don't have a problem with Joe or Jane Cop, I just
don't want their attention (or to waste their time, and piss them all
off) unless it's absolutely necessary.
> How about a nice call or letter to Child Welfare?
Not a bad idea, either. Lots of cars seem to just sort of come in and
out, leaving after a couple minutes. I wonder whyever that could be?
Some of them pick up children. But, some of them don't. That
combination, if exposed, would prove disastrous to all of them.
The last house we lived next to like that, I called the "crack
drive-thru", because the cars would come one after another, and they
would literally circle through our duplex's yard, causing tire tracks in
the lawn. We had a cheap apt. in college. And I did call the cops
again and again in that case. They were crawling all over. Some
nights, I actually slept on the couch with my riot shotgun within arm's
reach. I saw them looking in my windows and at my car. They ended up
arrested, with all their crap in a big pile on the front lawn for the
other parasites to pick over. This isn't like that, but still just as
obvious. That was scary. Crackheads generally are.
>>Suggestions? Ideas? Creative, anonymous ways to **** with them? If I
>>just call the cops non-stop, it will be the Hatfields and the McCoys
>>over here. We leave on weekends about once/month. I also enjoy
>>anonymity from cops, it is a smallish town. But I have to send a
>>message, somehow. They've attempted to damage my person and my property
>>(and may actually have) but nothing overt, not yet. I want a good way
>>to say "hey, idiots, ****in don't". I wasn't raised to be a vindictive
>>piece of ignorant welfare trash. I've never had to deal with this crap
>>before; this is my first house, and I want to protect it. I'm sure some
>>of you have had this problem ... ?
> We had a problem with some people walking their dogs and letting them
> come up in our yards and leave their land mines. The Oldster down the
> street put a nice wooden sign in the flowerbed by the street that
> says, "Here lies the last dog that pooped on my lawn".
Heh good one
> In one case, I approached the individual and politely informed her
> that she had entered my property without permission, and the law says
> that's trespassing. I told her if I saw her again around my yard, she
> better expect to be contacted by my attorney.
> In another case, one of the old timers actually contacted an attorney
> and the attorney sent the people a formal letter citing the
> law/ordinances which he had been informed they had been violating, and
> both the civil fines, and what they were subject to if the complaining
> parties (note it was in the plural) should file a nuisance suit. He
> never said action was going to be taken. It got their attention and
> shortly thereafter, they moved.
I will be forced to do that if it goes to much further. I now know that
the owner is on papers, and has been in trouble even so... and one more
thing, and he's in some real shit. They still sell out of his house.
So that's a major deterrent - when he's around. When he's not, the kids
go nuts. I've even tried to make nice with these people. The owner is
ok but the kids are shit heads. The owner is still an idiot for being
on papers and doing/selling drugs.
> As for going away once a month, I can only suggest you enlist the help
> of good neighbors. I generally do this for my good neighbors. Even
> take care of their pets, put out the trash barrels, etc. And most give
> me the keys to the place to be able to get in and check.
Thankfully, I do have that. We are good friends with the next door
neighbors, and on a friendly basis with the older woman on the other
side. Our friends dislike them, too, and have similar problems. The
guy next door is very mellow, but as I once saw, he doesn't fear
confrontations with idiots. The drunken fool who yelled at him and
staggered up swinging on his lawn found out that actual hand-to-hand
combat experience doesn't just fade away. Jeff just made him drop to
the ground and throw up, then barked at him about the dead spot he was
now going to have on his lawn, telling him to get up and go home. It
was a bit unnerving to see that side of him, mostly because all that
happened outwardly was that his eyes got wider. I'm glad he and I look
out for each other's places.
> Another neighbor, who has since passed away, would run outside with
> her video camera at the least sign of a problem. Even bad people tend
> to act nice when they know they will be on film. Does not work for
> drunks in many cases, but sometimes even with them.
> My Dad just founded a Neighborhood Watch program out in the country
> where he lives (after his gun collection was ripped off).
Sorry to hear that. That's irreplaceable stuff.
> been collecting old computers which they have set up to monitor
> traffic on the country roads and approaches to their homes, etc. They
> get a recording of cars with license numbers which can be provided to
> the cops. Some kind of camera setup using the hard drive as the
> recorder. In some cases it's set to so many frames per minute, and in
> others it's set with an electric eye trip. This also works inside to
> monitor anyone who has entered the house. Guess they already caught
> one group of juveniles. Of course they broke in to the general store,
> and then returned an hour or so later and ripped the place off again.
> But their mugs were caught... They're getting the computers dirt cheap
> or free. I don't know about the cameras. They may just be web cams.
I have considered installing motion-detecting web cams and getting a
break on my insurance. But the cost and maintenance of that system (I
would need a wireless LAN, and basically a small file server) makes me
think it wouldn't be worth it. I have considered the dummy approach
with the cameras, but they'd probably just test it out for giggles
Thanks for the suggestions Spike