Don't touch my grill!
September 30, 2011 4:24 PM Subscribe
What's my next move with my weird neighbor? What in the world could have possibly made him do what what he just did?
posted by anonymous to human relations (39 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Husband & I just moved into a new apartment we really love. We have a shared semi hidden patio with a neighbor in the same apartment complex.
There is a fence that partially divides the patio, but you can walk from one to the other (though we have never so much set foot on his side).
Today he came over and knocked on the door. I had no clue who he was until he introduced himself as our neighbor with the shared patio.
He then started asking me if I had been using his BBQ grill. I was incredulous. I have never so much as set a foot on his half of the patio and I have no clue what would have prompted such an accusation. I told him no and asked him if there was anything wrong with his BBQ, and he said no.
When I said I hadn't, he said "Oh ok, fine, just making sure because I pay for it!"
Uh...no shit. Anyway, he then left. If it matters, he seemed a a bit socially awkward dude, but not mentally handicapped.
Is this something we need to document with a report to our landlord? I honestly have no fucking clue why someone would just randomly show up to my door and accuse me of touching their BBQ, given that nothing was even wrong with it?! I guess I could see it if he went out there and it was damaged but seriously?
Are we missing something in this situation of why he could have possibly done this? What should we do (document it to our landlord? go talk to him again?) if anything?