How to Handle Obnoxious, Intrusive Neighbor
December 15, 2013 7:02 AM Subscribe
Every time my new neighbor sees me, he feels the need to ask me some intrusive question or make some annoying comment about what I'm doing or my habits. I feel like he's invading my privacy and he's very aggressive. How do I handle this?
posted by OneHermit to Human Relations (51 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a 20-something female. A middle aged man recently moved in with his two early 20-something children in a ONE bedroom condo adjacent to mine. The man is constantly doing laundry. Every single day, for most of the day. Every time I try and do laundry (once, twice a week) his crap is in there and he's hogging all of the machines, and he leaves his laundry in the machines for hours. He's loud, screams in the hallway at his kids occasionally, and slams his front door. My first interaction with this delightful character was in the laundry room. He started making small talk with me, and I was polite but short. He couldn't take a hint and kept going on and on, and he eventually aggressively asks me what unit number I live in. I ask him why he wants to know, and leave the room quickly after he blabs about his unit number. The next time I see him, he's in the hallway leaving his unit as I'm heading toward mine. We pass each other, and after a few paces I hear his keys/change in his pockets stop right behind me, so I turn to look, and he's literally stopped walking toward the elevators and turned all the way around just standing there waiting to see which unit I go into. After he's 'caught,' he quickly turns around and walks off. The next time I see him he makes this obnoxious comment about how 'early' I get up to go shopping in the mornings. This morning, he comes into the laundry room and asks me why I'm standing in there and what I'm waiting for (my washing cycles were just about finished and I was waiting to put my clothes in the damn dryer). I'm about to sock this guy in the face the next time he says something to me. What would you do??