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25 Ways to Annoy Your Neighbors

Twenty-five ways to annoy your neighbor.
Twenty-five ways to annoy your neighbor. | Source

Do You Have Annoying Neighbors?

I actually love thy neighbor. I truly have the best neighbors. I have never had an issue or a grievance with them. As friendly neighbors we have each others back. This is even true of the annoying ones.

Sure, they might not pick up their garbage can or recycling bins for a few days. They might not mow their lawn until the pets get lost in the tall blades of grass. But, my nice neighbors mean well. The majority of the time.

Well, except for my neighbor with a sports car. For some reason he enjoys idling and revving the engine for what seems like hours, but is just many minutes. Long enough to frighten my grandbaby while she is napping. But, you know what they say about boys and their toys.

Just in case my neighbors are reading this, do not take offense. Please do not egg my house. I might need to borrow those eggs. Like a good neighbor, Sunshine is there!

Other people aren't as lucky as I am. I've heard many tales from friends and family about how their neighbors could be rude, ruthless and uncaring. I've heard stories of how selfish people could be.

It's time for some payback for them. These neighbors won't see you coming because they are too self-absorbed.

Disclaimer: These are just harmless ideas. Most of them are fictional. I accept no responsibility should you decide to use one or more of these clever creations. It's all in fun for us. It wasn't fun for friends who actually had to deal with some of these situations.

Twenty-five ways to annoy your neighbor.
Twenty-five ways to annoy your neighbor.

Let the Games Begin

1. You could mow your lawn very early in the morning. Be sure and use the leaf blower as often as possible. Leave no stone un-turned and no leaf visible to the naked eye.

2. You could have a few pizza pies delivered to their address. When your neighbor refuses to pay because he didn't order them, tell the delivery driver that you'll buy them at a reduced price instead of them going to waste. Hey, it never hurts to ask.

3. Allow your pets to do their business in your neighbor's yard and don't use a pooper scooper. You could train your dog to poop directly where your neighbor would step out of his car. Yes, that has happened to a friend of mine. It wasn't intentional, just totally rude.

4. Ding dong ditch! Ring your neighbor's doorbell and then hide. Once they go indoors, wait ten minutes and then do it again. Then wait 20 minutes. Then 30 minutes. Then run like heck because chances are they are probably pissed and will be waiting for you on the other side of the door.

5. TP their tree! Tell them it's out of courtesy so now they won't run out of toilet paper. Unless it rains. Oh my, what a mess.

Do You Have Annoying Neighbors?

6. Place rubber snakes around their garden beds. Have the video camera ready for when they leap. Post the video on YouTube.

7. When a solicitor knocks on your door to sell you something, rave about how much your neighbor is a fan of the product or organization. Tell them your neighbor is shy and might need some coaxing to admit it!

8. Late at night turn up the volume on your stereo and add some karaoke to the mix!

9. Paint your house a bright yellow. When confronted, go into a rant how about much you love sunshine and you want to be surrounded by the rays of the sun!

10. Keep your dog outdoors and allow it to bark 24/7. Be sure and give him/her food and water. You are intentionally trying to annoy your neighbors, but don't neglect your pet.

TP a Tree!

Your Neighbors Will Never See You Coming

11. Park your car in their parking spot. If they say something just break out into Britney Spears song, "Ooops, I did it again."

12. Set up a basketball hoop in your driveway and play b-ball at all hours of the day and night. Dribble the ball as often as you want!

13. Place a telescope near your window. Have it peeking through the curtains. Be sure your neighbor is aware of it. You are officially a "peeping tom."

14. Weed your yard in your swimsuit. Or birthday suit. Most people can't pull this off. There is a woman in my neighborhood who mows her lawn in heels and jeans in 90* temps. I'll never understand that.

15. Roast a pig in a backyard pit. Be sure the wind is blowing in the direction of your neighbors open windows. The more smoke the better.

16. Place a trail of sugar to your neighbors front porch! The ants will appreciate it, your neighbors won't.

17. Plant a Weeping Willow tree in your yard, but close to your neighbors property. Watch your neighbor weep as they try to escape the cascading willows to find their way home.

18. Use their garden hose to fill your swimming pool and then have a pool party and invite them. Maybe.

19. If they have a sprinkler system, redirect their sprinkler heads to water your lawn.

Rubber Snakes in the Garden!

More Ways to Annoy Your Neighbors

20. If you live in an apartment and the tenants above you have heavy feet, use your broom handle to bang on the ceiling. While they are sleeping.

21. Bake a plate of brownies and add an extra ingredient that they'll be buzzing about. Be sure your neighbor doesn't have a drug test coming up soon!

22. Prune flowers from their garden and give your wife a bouquet. Who needs a florist?

23. Why pay for a wireless network? Just use your friendly neighbors unsecured Internet access!

24. Borrow their Sunday paper. Read it. Clip the coupons. Return their paper.

25. Be adults. Call a truce. Shake hands. Proceed to #1 and start again.

Neighbors From Hell

Bonus Tip to Annoy Your Neighbors

Start a Facebook group for your neighborhood. Each time a neighbor voices their opinion, pounce on them and ridicule their post . . . just for the fun of it.

Instead of encouraging friendly conversation, see who can be the first one to piss off the other members. Chances are you could weed out the most annoying neighbors within this group.

Have you ever had an annoying neighbor?

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© 2012 Linda Bilyeu

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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

I think I like number 7 the best! I have great neighbors too but recently our homeowners association has not been so nice to some of us (and not for any good reason.) We've actually talked about having a "party with a DJ" at one end of our common property (which was the issue of debate)where one of the board members lives. After all, it is "common area" that is technically everyone's! Fun hub!


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Hotshot_peter 4 years ago from Over yonder tree

Very funny hub. But what if your neighbour is more evil than you are and does worse... like hitting on your hubby! Voted funny


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Cara! I actually did #7 a couple of times, but it was all in fun. My neighbor does it to me also and we watch each other laughing! Those poor solicitors never seen it coming!:)

I agree common property is up for grabs. Enjoy your party!!


Poetic Fool 4 years ago

Yes, I like #7 the best too. That would be sooo much fun! I think this fun hub reveals the secret, dark side of Sunshine!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hey Hotshot! Good one! If that should happen I reckon the snakes would multiply and be hissing!:)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hey Rick! No dark side. Bahahaha!:) Actually it's a dare from my neighbor who has a sense of humor that's more off the wall from mine! Believe it or not.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Oh my goodness! Remind me never to get you mad. :) This was way too funny and I may be borrowing some of these ideas if our next door neighbor doesn't muzzle their dog soon.

The weeping willow is also effective in that the roots will spread out and infiltrate the underground pipes. Just thought you would want to know.

Thumbs up all the way!


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THEHuG5 4 years ago

These are all excellent ways to annoy your neighbors. My fav is when they decide to mow their grass at 8AM on a Saturday morning right outside my window... #11 made me laugh :) Another great hub Linda! Voted up.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Too funny! I so enjoyed this hub. No. 14, is something we see often, but as you say, it is not pulled off easily. Please, don't they have a shirt to cover up with? We have great neighbors too, but a bit of fun is ok once in a while.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi, Oh how I needed this when I had really annoying neighbors! lol! weeding in your swimsuit? lol! If I did it I would be arrested! brilliant! quick story for you, I know it sounds evil but bear with me there was a good reason! I live about 2ft away from my neighbors door, we live in flats/maisonettes, and she was mad as a hatter! seriously, she called the police for things like someone has stolen her knives and forks etc, very long story, anyway she got fed up of me putting my shoes etc outside the door, so she placed a garden table on the landing so I couldn't get up the stairs! totally true! after getting in the front door, I decided to get my own back. I superglued the table to the landing floor! haha! and sat, with my back to the door to listen to what happened, she took about an hour trying to move the darn thing! you should have heard the language! it was the funniest thing I had ever done, and the bonus thing was, she never did it again! hee hee!


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Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

A few well placed mirrors around your home will reflect bright sunshine into their windows. It also serves to let your neighbors see themselves for what they are.

Cute tricks! This reminds me. I need to send a rubber snake to my ex-boss who is terrified of snakes!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Bill, a neighbor on my street has two weeping willows and there hasn't been any issues lately BUT there was at one time with another neighbor who couldn't find their way out. I just get to admire the trees from afar. Thank you for sharing your story:)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Alexis, I often break out into Britney's song! Ha! I also don't like when neighbors mow their lawn at 7:00am by me. I'm awake, but it's still rude. I mow my lawn the night before. That's being kind:)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

teaches12345, Oh #14 should be against the law in most cases. I still have visions of one neighbor. Not a pretty sight. Thanks for your comment!

Hi Nell, You and I discussed your comment and I'm still LOL! The conversations we get in to are just too funny and memorable!:)

Hi austinstar! WOW what a GREAT idea! I never thought of that one. I hope someone could use it, in a nice way of course! By the way I saw a bumper sticker the other day and I thought of you BUT now I can't remember it. I'll keep you posted if my memory improves!:)


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mts1098 4 years ago from InsideTheManCave

A funny list but the number two would be a waste of all that pizza :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi mts1098, You could always tell the pizza driver you would take the pies at a discounted price so that they don't go to waste! Genius idea!:)


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Sunshine....I laughed so hard, I hurt myself. You are just too damned funny. Technically, I don't have neighbors close enough to matter. After going over your hilarious list, I wish I did!!

I'm glad you like your neighbors....and at this point, I'm sure they are too!! lmao...


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Effer! I hope you didn't hurt yourself too bad! My neighbors are an awesome bunch of people. I'm one of the lucky ones. "Won't you be my neighbor?" -Mister Rogers :)


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Number three was what my neighbor used to do to me. And what was more annoying is that he blamed it on stray cats and passersby rather than his beloved dog. I actually had to show him videocam pictures of his dog doing it before he took action. Voting this Up and Funny.


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duarteandrea 4 years ago

Thank you so much for the Hub! My much appreciated gratitude! I have neighbors who are nothing short of annoying. They're loud. Have no respect for others with the constant yelling and partying that goes on. I may just use a few of your idea.


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sunbun143 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Oh no! Am i the annoying neighbor on the block with my house I had painted yellow? It's not TOO bright I hope. My name is Sunny after all! Go Sunshine!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Way to go Alocsin with the videocam! He was busted!!!

Duarteandrea, You go girl! What goes around, comes around! Have fun!:)

Sunny, We actually had a neighbor who painted their house a bright yellow. The color was against the rules. He had to have his entire house repainted. It was truly a BRIGHT yellow. Brighter than the sun!:)


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

I actually read this yesterday when you published it but was so burned out I didn't comment. I chuckled because I did a hub on the exact same thing some months ago, so we are kinda on the same wavelength.

You have me imagining some old geezer weeding their yard in speedos or underwear. I am talking about an old man with a huge belly and some flabby legs and arms. Some sagging pecs and floppy ding dong.

Okay, I am too naughty. I love Jamaica because you can paint your house any color and there isn't a darn thing anyone can do about it!


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

We are really lucky to have great neighbors now, but we've had our share of awful ones in the past. It can certainly be tempting to do something annoying...As always, I got a laugh out of this.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Hehe these are funny ideas, I'm glad you added the disclaimer :) My neighbors are quiet at night when I sleep so that is the main thing to me! Great humor here!


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States

Sunshine! Do I detect an evil yet playful side to you? Huh?! These are great! One time a neighbor hooked into our cable and had it free while we paid. I wish I had this list back then!!!


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Stokermm 4 years ago from Gainesville, FL

haha very funny!!! Those are all clever ideas! :) Good thing we have nice neighbors!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Oh Cardisa, I feel for you. Yes I do. I've been there with a neighbor and done that. Cover-ups are important when not at a beach. Sometimes at the beach also. Thanks!

Hi Rose, If you need an idea you know where to find them!:)

Christy, Disclaimers always come in useful!:)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Dexter, I did that once! Not intentionally, it just happened. I'm serious!! :)

Stoker, Yes we do have awesome neighbors!:))


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

I have had neighbors that I would like to have done some of those things listed, but not now. You put together a great list! Very funny.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

I haven't said it before, but I will say it now. You are evil incarnate, Linda, and I LOVE it. What great neighbor-annoying ideas. Can't wait to try them. But I have to wait till I get some new neighbors. All my old neighbors moved away.


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Curiad 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

This it too funny!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Pamela, drbj, Curiad ... Thank you for the comments! I'm glad you might be able to use these ideas. One day. Hopefully not. Just remember the disclaimer!:)


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

I love this list! we have great neighbours but if we didn't I'd try number 14!!


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

This is great! I especially like the idea of leaving a trail of sugar for the ants or using your neighbors water to fill the pool. I'll bet someone has actually done that before! Thanks for the great ideas! If I try any of them, I will let you know. :-)


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

I have done couple of these things, sometimes for revenge and sometimes to make fun.

And I think there is no harm in becoming mischievous sometimes.


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K9keystrokes 4 years ago from Northern, California

Number 13 in hilarious, but number 7 makes me giggle! Fun read Linda!

HubHugs~


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b. Malin 4 years ago

This was really a Fun read...My kind of Hub Sunshine...All in good Fun of course! Are you sure you haven't tried any of these...Ha, Ha. Love 24 and 25, heck they all sound like a Hoot!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Way to go MM! If you attempt #14 be sure and post photos!:))

Keep me posted Jeannie. I never tried the sugar, but I've heard it's been done:)

Vinaya! I'm shocked!! Ok, no I'm not. I've done one or two also...all in fun!

India, #7 is awesome! Try it! You will have a blast!:)

Hi B.Malin! I'll never tell. Haha! #24 has been done many times, but the paper wasn't returned.

Thank you for the wittier comments!!


mikeydcarroll67 4 years ago

I'll have to try the rubber snake trick. I could post it on youtube.........


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Mikey, YouTube is a great idea for your video! Keep us posted!!:)


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Your neighbors must be soooo thankful you're friends. This list was a riot. I like filling your pool with their hose, especially here where our water is metered! Great fun!


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

A great hub Linda and thanks for sharing.

Take care and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

It is always great to have a good laugh. This was very funny. My neighbor should be lucky that I like them:) This was great. Good ideas just in case!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Mary, Yes my neighbors are thankful I like them. I think. I haven't shared this hub with them yet. Haha! Thank you for stopping by!:)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you Eddy and lyric for your comments. Always appreciated!:)


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

haha...this was just hilarious. Luckily I have good neighbors or else would have done SOME of the above :))

voted up as AWESOME!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Sunshine,

This is a great Hub! I laughed out loud at some of the items on your list.

I hope our next-door neighbor, who was a general in the Shah of Iran's army, doesn't read your article. He's already used a few of your suggestions. I wouldn't want him to try any more of them.


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John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Funny... I can't say I've had bad luck with my neighbors, except them blocking my driveway at times, but they don't do that very often anymore. However, I know individuals who'll purposely do things to annoy their neighbors, then complain when their neighbors retaliate.

Voted up and take care

John


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alissaroberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

Love this! My neighbors are a very sweet older couple but lately their dog barking 24/7 is starting to wear on my nerves. If this keeps up much longer, I may have to borrow my boys' rubber snakes and go with #6! Thanks for the ideas - voted up and funny!


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Shanna11 4 years ago from Utah

Haha, this is awesome! I'm normally not one to resort to such tactics, but I'll admit to using number 7 more than once on a nasty neighbor at my parent's house...

I've sent everything from vacuum salesmen to obnoxious soccer moms and their team fundraisers to especially zealous Jehovah's witness's over there. I hope she appreciated me thinking of her. ;)


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

#1 does happen with the neighbor behind me. Sometimes I wish I had something to combat the noise. And it's not like he does it on a weekday, he chooses Saturday of all days. But his lawn usually is cut so close he doesn't need it as often as he does it.

#10 is a problem too. Our neighbors' dogs don't bark 24/7 but let's just say they do it at the absolute wrong time, like the middle of the night.

I wouldn't do these things to them but sometimes I think about it when I get really ticked off. Great hub!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Ruchira! I bet your neighbors are glad that you like them!:)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

John, Yes retaliation is no fun which is why once you get to #25 you start over again. Haha! Thank you for your comment.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Daisy, Your neighbor sounds unique. I would think twice before borrowing eggs from them. Be safe!:)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Alissa, Let us know how it works out for you! Barking dogs could get annoying not only for you, but for the dogs also.

Hi Shanna, #7 is the best! It's very funny to witness the look of surprise on the neighbors face and the solicitor.

Hi Alecia, I agree the lawnmower in the early hours isn't very neighborly. I mow the lawn in the afternoon or after dinner. It's a great workout and it doesn't wake anyone up in the a.m.

Thank you all for your comments!:)


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mamakatz 4 years ago

Thanks for the laugh!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

You're welcome Mamakatz! Thank you for stopping by!:)


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JamaGenee 4 years ago from Central Oklahoma

Wonderful suggestions, Sunshine, but I have to refrain from using any of them on my Annoying Neighbor because (1) we're on opposite sides of a rented duplex, and more importantly (2) he's a pervert who only moved in two months ago, but his disgusting proclivities are quickly becoming known around the cul-de-sac. So he won't be here too much longer. We may be a bunch of weirdos and eccentrics, but we don't tolerate perverts!

Voted up, USEFUL and funny! ;D


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Oh my Joanna! That's not good. Perverts should just all live together in their own perverted town far away from non-pervs. I hope he moves away soon! Good luck! In the meanwhile toss a rubber snake or two near his front door. :)


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JamaGenee 4 years ago from Central Oklahoma

Nah, I'll toss the rubber snake at his otherwise cute dog that likes to pee in the middle of the sidewalk right where I have to step up to get on my porch!

But ditto on separate compounds for pervs so non-pervs don't have to be around them!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Jama, could you get that on video and share it!:)


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bankscottage 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Another fun hub. I know a guy who didn't like his neighbor and would try to drive him crazy. When the neighbor was around, they would use contractor orange spray paint to draw lines on their grass. Then they would pretend to have an animated conversation like they were going to do a large remodeling or landscaping project in their front lawn.

One thing they really did do was to erect a tall flagpole and then place a very bright light at the bottom. The light was pointed at the flag so that they could fly the flag 24 hours a day. A very patriotic act, but the light could be very annoying. (If you want to use this idea, make sure the flag pole is erected on a side of your house that does not have windows, or at least not your bedroom window).


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi bankscottage! Oh my. It sounded more like the guy himself was a bit crazy, in a very creative way! Haha! I think I would pass on those ideas, but they are available to someone else who might read this!:)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Sunshine! I could have used this a couple of years ago when I had the nosey neighbors from h*ll! Love it! :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

You never know when you might have them again TToombs!:)


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

This is pure genius.You are deliciously evil when it comes to annoying the neighbors ( oh its so good to be bad sometime!) I loved the itemized approach to neighbor-taunting. such fun!voted up.


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

So funny.. i love this....i like cutting my lawn in my bathing suit and cooking a pig in the back yard...debbie


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Docmo, Yes I'm evil in a very nice way!:) Thanks for stopping by!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Deborah...Post photos on Facebook!!:)


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

HAHA!! Loved this one and enjoyed reading.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Vellur! I'm glad you enjoyed some different ways to annoy your neighbors. I hope you like your neighbors as much as I like mine!:)


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Linda, this one still makes me cackle...I think I'll vote it up and share it, my friend!


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Rusticliving 4 years ago from California

OMG! This was too too funny Linda! I have a couple of people in mind that I WISH were my neighbors just so I could do #s 1-4-5-6-9 and 10... oh who am I kidding.. I'd do them all! LOL Love it! Thumbs up for the laughter! Lisa


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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

All well and good, but payoffs are a b***h. When those neighbors retaliate, look out. I am taking this tongue in cheek, but I hope no one reads this and takes it seriously. This is bullying of the highest order. And we wonder why kids bully and where they get their ideas!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Jools, Thanks for your comment, votes and shares!:)

Lisa, Be sure and watch your back haha! My neighbors read this hub and laughed out loud. I have a few extra snakes waiting on them. :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Suzette, It's all in fun. Not sure if you read the hub in it's entirety. I highly doubt anyone who commented or who reads this hub is a meaniehead. No bullies reside here. Just fun-loving peeps. Thanks for stopping by!


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dwachira 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

Sunshine625 OMG!, you've really made my day, reading this my ribs are aching ... thanks for brightening my dull day.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

You're very welcome dwachira! I'm glad you enjoyed it.


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Neil Sperling 4 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

LOL -- great stuff.... I wish I was your neighbor... bring over the brownies.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Brownies are on their way Neil !!! :)


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Jason Marovich 4 years ago from United States

I've been fortunate in having respectful neighbors. There's always the odd moment where someone fires up the lawn mower at 8 PM (prime time) or has the tree trimming crew over with their chainsaws at 7 AM. But for the most part, I don't have any cause to send them over laced brownies. Voted up and funny - I get a kick out of the absurd and some neighbors truly have absurd habits!


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

Loved this and totally got a good chuckle from this. Totally loved seeing Mr. Rodgers and brought fond memories from my youth. By the way, #20 totally reminded me of Friends and the character of Mr. Heckles! Shared and of course voted up!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Jason, I wouldn't mind a lawn mower at 8pm because that's what time I mow my lawn some days due to the 110* temps. I'm not a fan of 8am mowings and neither are my neighbors. Thanks for your comment!:)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Good catch Janine! #20 came from the Friends episode that was so darn funny! After I seen that I began banging on my ceiling right below my daughters bedroom! Haha! She would laugh since we are all Friends fanatics. Thanks for the laugh!:)


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

No problem and thank you. My mom and I still watch that show in reruns and I still can't help but die of laughter when they play the Mr. Heckles' episodes.


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Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Too funny! I have a dozen great neighbors and one dud. The dud had a dog that barked constantly for four years. Neighbors would call the offender's house at 2 a.m. so they would be awake along with the rest of us. Finally we'd all called animal control so much, the neighbors had to do something about the dog or go to court. Payback was parking a wrecked car in their back yard for six months. Six of us have full view of this backyard. Now they keep all their home improvement trash in that viewable back yard. The improvements done on the front of the house are only seen by two houses. But the rest of us get to look at the trash.

I'm finally giving up and building a privacy fence, which I hate and can't really afford. I'd certainly rather spend $1K on something else. But life is too short to be upset with thoughtless neighbors. Better to enjoy the rest.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Kathleen, I sympathize with you and your neighbors. I can't imagine having such an awful neighbor who abuses his pets and is just plain rude. I would also get a fence. Good luck.


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jeneriodan 4 years ago

Love the ideas !!

They remind me of a video game I played on the PC once, it's called: neighborhood from hell !

you play the part of the guy that drives his neighbor crazy.

It is HILARIOUS

Play it, you'll definitely be inspired


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Jeneriodan, I never heard of that game! I bet it was entertaining and lots of fun. My neighbors and I could have a competetion with the game! Ha! Thanks for your comment:)


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PegCole17 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Out in the country where we live, one of the neighbors decided to set up a motorcross track on their property. Every night at midnight they would race round and round in their yard on their ATVs. They even dug an enormous pit to make it more dangerous. Unfortunately, most of the folks nearby are elderly and didn't appreciate the midnight entertainment. I was so glad when a major rainstorm flooded their pit so they couldn't use it. Wish I had thought to turn a hose into it. But then it became "battle of the mosquitoes".


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Peg, Your neighbors were not very nice or thoughtful! Actually what they did was very rude. I wonder if they had spotlights to be able to drive their ATVs at midnight. Wow. Thank you for sharing!


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Hunbbel Meer 4 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

I liked #7. It is an epic idea!

However, the most fun part was #25. Haha!

Great hub. I hope none of our neighbors read it!


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

So Hilarious - Brilliant tips. I'm spoilt for choice. Love the Telescope. :-)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Fab comments Hunbbel and Lady E. Thanks for the added humor:) I'm a bit surprised to see this hub at a Hubscore of 100, but I'll take it!

Thanks for stopping by!!


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Linda,

I cracked up at #24, I can only imagine what their response would be! LOL

P.S. How would we able to integrate these things if we were in jail? ROFL


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hiya Josh, Since couponing is so popular I wouldn't doubt it people have considered clipping the coupons and replacing the papers...it's not surprising with the way our minds work...Haha! Jail is not an option.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Congratulations on the 100 score for this Hub!!! It was bound to happen. This is one of your funniest!! Looks like you have 2 more that are very close! "Cancer Sucks" is at 97!!! Bravo!!!!!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you my Effer for your supportive comment! The 100 was nice while it lasted!:)


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Linda I needed to laugh heartily today and what is better than to read one of your funny hubs.

Great ideas, love them all. A few of them I've tried when younger.

Voted up, funny and beautiful. Shared on HH.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Rajan! We will always be young enough to try again if need be! I'm glad you had a good laugh. Thank you for sharing!:)


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Back for a second read and a share both here on on FB :)


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jellygator 4 years ago from USA

Haha, nice!

We have a neighbor who likes to play loud music, rev his motorcycle, and curse like a sailor for hours on end - usually around 2 a.m. a couple times a month. I might have to break out the weedeater and buy a bikini. He'll never venture outside again!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you for visiting again Christy:)

Jellygator, you have my sympathy! Be sure and tell us how your bikini payback goes!:)


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naimishika 4 years ago from India

Love the neighbor....otherwise we can't survive


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Very good point naimishika.


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quicksand 4 years ago

I have tried No 8, but it misfired badly. The following day he pretended to be interested in my kind of music and asked if he could borrow my entire collection.

I like a fool was delighted by his interest and let him take away some of my cassettes.

A few days later when I asked him if he's done with them, he casually replied the dog had swallowed them all!

:) :) :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Quicksand, Funny story! It made me laugh out loud! LOL I'm going to follow you because I have a feeling you have many other entertaining stories! :)


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quicksand 4 years ago

Thanks Sunshine, he promptly returned those cassettes when we were moving house a year later!


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CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

Lol! Voted up and funny on this one. Will try to weed our yard on a swimsuit and see what my neighbor's reaction would be. Ha..ha..ha..this is an enjoyable read. Thanks, will share it on my FB.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Great story quicksand! Thanks for sharing!:)


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HaleyMCruz 4 years ago from California

#21...it's all about #21. I laughed so hard at that one, I wasn't expecting that one! Great work, I enjoyed every number :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi HaleyMCruz, I had forgotten about #21 and when I went to read it even I LOL! That is a goodie! Thank YOU for the laugh! :)


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Leah Conner 4 years ago from USA

Mr. Rogers at the end made this perfect XD


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you Leah! I thought the same thing. You know "it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood" with Mr Rogers around! :)


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Leah Conner 4 years ago from USA

Everything is good and happy when Mr Rogers is here.

7, 11, and 13 have to be my favorites because they're so creative. Did you discuss these with friends, or just come up with all of these on your own?

And the best neighbors are those with unprotected internet.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Leah, I discussed some with my lovely neighbors and the rest were from my own head. Scary, isn't it? Haha! I agree about the internet!:)


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taazakhabar 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

Very funny and annoying at the same time. I am glad I am not your neighbor. But jokes apart I really loved your hub. You have tried your best to make people fight their neighbors. Keep up the good work.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

taaza...I'm not sure if you believe the tips or not, but this hub is all in fun. There is nothing serious to it except some serious laughter. I wish everyone had the amazing neighbors I have. Thanks for your comment.


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DeborahNeyens 4 years ago from Iowa

I found a new way to annoy my neighbors. I'm keeping three hens in a backyard coop. No roosters, but there is some loud squawking every once in a while. Hopefully all will be forgiven when the girls start laying and I can give my neighbors some free eggs.


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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

Linda -

Would've swore I'd been here before. Must be gettin' old.

Since fireworks were sold around July 4th, I bought three large packages of firecrackers. My neighbors have a dog that barks without pause when they let him out of the house three times a day. Can you see where this is going? Yep, every time they let him out, I go out and set off a couple of firecrackers right by the dividing fence. Now, he'll bark until he hears my back door open, but then there's silence afterwards.

Love the hub! It deserves it's tremendous score!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Deb! I wish I was your neighbor, I'd appreciate some fresh eggs for free!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Rich! My dog does the same thing and my neighbors grin and bear it. Foxy is a wee one and about 8lbs...she chases the FED-EX and UPS trucks, trash trucks etc BUT she will never step off the curb. We all laugh at her. I bet my neighbors would use your firecracker idea. Good one!


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remaniki 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Hi Linda,

Point 7 was the best of all where you can escape and put your neighbors into trouble :) but all the others made me laugh too. lovely ideas. Hats off to your creativity, you seem to pick some simple day-to-day topic and make it a super hit. Great hub! Enjoyed it very much. Thanks for the laughter. Sharing it and tweeting it too. Cheers, Rema.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Rema I've done #7 many times and it's always very funny. It teaches the solicitor a lesson that maybe they shouldn't be harassing the neighborhood. I know they are doing their job but leave a business card and we'll call you if we are interested. My neighbors have got me back:)


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Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

Great ideas here for those pesky neighbors! We've had a few who had loud, late night parties in their backyards. My husband does like to mow the lawn after those parties ...at 7am! :)


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Just the hub I need to read today. My new neighbors are driving me nuts, for they are apparently under the impression that they are the only people in the neighborhood. Voted up and hilarious: Twenty-five ways to annoy your neighbor (and only because they are annoying you). Sunshine, I think your neighbors better stay in your good books :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Steph! You are too funny. I bet your neighbors don't mess with you and your husband much!:)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Martie, Sorry you have annoying neighbors. Maybe they should read this hub. Or maybe not!;)


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Ebonny 4 years ago from UK

Please don't move in next to me!!!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Ebonny, You'd be missing out on one heck of a friendly neighbor! :)


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Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

Hmmmm...are these suggestions from the voice of experience? :)


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coffeegginmyrice 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

Very funny tips, Sunshine! Since we moved to a house, I have this neighbour who puts his compost waste into my Green Bin. First few attempts, I said to myself, "Hmm, maybe that's okay. He probably don't have much." Week after week, he still does the same. Sometimes when I take my dog around, I notice a shopping bag of garbage on his plants by the side of his house. I am starting to think that that bag is waiting for the next day's pick up and again, he will put it in my bin when everyone in my household is still asleep.

I don't know how to approach him. Why can't he request from the city for his own Green Bin? I should perhaps hide a rubber snake in my bin. :)


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Mike Robbers 4 years ago from London

Number 13 made me laugh a lot! I would send pizza on their place though as well!! Never had any serious problems with any neighbors till now though... Thanks for the hub sunshine, voted up.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Haha Steph! I'm so innocent! :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Coffeeinmyrice, I think that rubber snake sounds like a great idea! Keep us posted :)

Thank you Mike for your comment. Enjoy the pizza!


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

LOL @ Mr. Roger Neighborhood. perfect song for this hub.. I used to watch this show right after Sesame Street as a child.

These are some funny ideas. I have a neighbor who mows the lawn around 8am on Sundays. I find that rude and disrespectful. And there is this dog in my neighborhood that likes to poop in my front lawn. I think my dad complained to the neighbor down the street. ROFL, #13.

Voted up funny, interesting, useful and awesome except beautiful.


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manthy 4 years ago from Alabama,USA

I annoy em just by being me Linda


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Marlene, Feel free to use any of the ideas above. Keep us posted. Pooping dogs and early mowing are no-no's!

Manthy, You are too nice to be annoying, but then again I'm not your neighbor! :)


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Paul Beattie 4 years ago from Nantwich

why 25 ways to annoy your neighbour i think this is ridiculous

,why not 25 ways to leave your neighbour in peace and be neighbourly

.Your comments seem brazen i have a neighbour and she deliberately

parks in are parked for 4 years in are parking space for no reason so

since the new neighbours have moved in we have told them there not

allowed to park there and put a NO PARKING SIGN up so stuff the brazen

the neighbours haahahaaaha?


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

4 years! That's a long time to be annoyed by a neighbor. I suggest to write a list of why they are annoying you if this should ever happen again! :)


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Pretty funny, Linda. I'm lucky cause I have great neighbors. My daughter lives next door to some folks who have 4 dogs that bark night and day and drive her nuts!


frank 4 years ago

25 Ways to Annoy Your Neighbor

I feal its wrong to do the above. we all should get along.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Mary, I'm also lucky to have awesome neighbors. They actually helped me with this list :)

Hi Frank, it's all in humor.


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GoGreenTips 3 years ago from Indianapolis

Very funny! I have a neighbor that lets his dog bark nearly 24/7...mmmm I wonder if I have you to blame?


sbronson37 3 years ago

Hey Mary, Just read the blog. I have to say that I'm one of the lucky ones who have somewhat cool neighbors. Although, I will keep this blog in mind if or when I do get any new annoying neighbors. With the law of averages I should be expecting some the next time around.


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

GoGreen! I'll take the blame if need be. Haha!


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

sbronson, Thank you for your comment.


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THE BLACK ALPACA 3 years ago

ha ha! That was awesome!


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Andy McGuire 3 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Charming. Check out my attempts at humor with my articles. I'm new here and am looking to generate awareness so any tips or promotion from such a successful writer would greatly help.


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mcbel 3 years ago from New Hampshire

leave your highbeams on facing their house while you talk on the phone. be sure to make calls regularly. i recommend at least three times a week. make your conversations last. talk about pointless things, to further enhance the experience. active enjoyment is key, so be sure to smile while you sit in your car and light up their whole house!


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mcbel 3 years ago from New Hampshire

or throw things at their satalite dish.


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Black Alpaca and Andy McGuire, Thank you!

mcbel, What could I say except for awesome ideas! I appreciate you adding them!!


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Andy McGuire 3 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

No problem! Keep on writing!


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Suhail and my dog 3 years ago from Mississauga, ON

Very funny and informative hub. I am sure I will use at least the ant trick in case I get annoying neighbours.

I have adorable neighbors right now, but in my previous neighborhood, we got annoyed by the two on either side, because they had too many people living with them. There was always a party going on, too many car owners on the driveway, just too many people living. So we moved.

In my present dog friendly neighbourhood, I could be the annoying neighbour because of our giant size dog (a Kuvasz) with his booming barks. Because it is a rich neighbourhood, there was a burglary attempt on one of my neighbours and ever since then our dog goes berserk on every strange car or passer by. I hope my neighbours appreciate that our dog is guarding their property also from the confines of ours. One on my left hand side with two kids appreciates it, but the one on the right (with burglary attempt), I am not sure about.


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States

I love all of your suggestions. My neighbors are too bad overall, but the one across the street has 3 small dogs that bark continually. I guess I should be glad they take them in at night because they can drive you nuts. They are nice people otherwise and the neighbor on my right lets their pets run free all the time. Fortunately, they only have one small dog now and numerous cats.

Love this hub and it sure is funny!


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jenbeach21 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

Too funny! I love nuber 10 because nothing annoys me more that a dog that won't stop barking.


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Suhail, Thank you for sharing your neighbor stories! Very amusing. Wishing you lots of luck!

Hi Pam and Jen....Barking dogs is never, ever fun. Put a muzzle on them. The owners, not the dogs:)


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Neinahpets 3 years ago from Greater Toronto Area, Canada

#8 drives me INSANE when my neighbors upstairs do that and let it echo through the vents in this apartment complex... Ugh! Great hub!


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josephbarrett 3 years ago from South Carolina

All these ways are very interesting and definitely annoying, but I like # 2 and # 7. Very amazing suggestions to have fun with annoying neighbors.... :)


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thanks Neinahpets and Josephbarrett for your comments!


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Rusticliving 3 years ago from California

OK.. I haven't seen this hub in awhile and when I saw it up on the main board I just had to come and read it again.. the funny thing is.. I still stand by my first comment.. I would like to do them all to a couple of "so-called" neighbors..but I would have to have a couple of margaritas before I got the nerve to go on a neighbor rampage! LOL Love it Linda...even funnier the 2nd time around!


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foxrocks17 3 years ago from Schuylkill Haven

Ok, Thanks. Now I know how to annoy my neighbor.


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Lisa and foxrocks, I'm glad you picked up some pointers. Good luck to your neighbors! :)


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Kevin Peter 3 years ago from Global Citizen

The different ways you described in the hub to annoy neighbours are both funny as well as useful. Great hub.


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Kevin, I'm glad I was able to help out with tips to annoy your neighbor. Send them my way if they also need ideas :)


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prettynutjob30 3 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

I hate to admit it but I once mowed my yard at 6:30 in the morning because I had a neighbor who liked to play their music so loud it shook my house all night. One morning I had enough of their shenanigans and declared noise war, Lol. I mowed for a whole hour just to make noise, they never kept me up playing loud music again. The funny thing about it is not so long after that I became friends with my neighbor, so I guess in a way it broke the ice, voted up and shared.


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Way to go PNJ! You are quite the rebel! :)


PixieDust 3 years ago

I don't like my neighbor. When I first moved in, everyone was nice and civilized. As times goes on, you can see the nastiness creeping out. Once in Halloween, my daughter asked the neighbor's younger kid if she wanted a candy and she threw it over with a really bad aim. The father then turned around and said 'here let me throw you one' and chuck the candy right off the porch. Good grief, a 40's year old grown man picking a fight with an 8 years old girl! After that I don't really talk to them. Then when we have to fix up our front lawn, we actually went to give them advanced notice ( not that I have to ). So they asked me when am I getting it done, what am I getting done because they have to get new grass on their lawn and where are we going to park the trailer (!!!!???). Next day 8 am in the morning when the workers were at my home cleaning up the lawn, guess who is up bright and early standing at his porch and watching and asking why I am getting rid of the plants!! Oh i am not done yet. Next day, the wife was out in the front lawn 'taking pictures' of their daughter while a bunch of people were digging my lawn. Then the next day, the husband came up to the worker and advised them where the dividing line was. So is it wrong that I don't like them. I really don't and every time I talked to them, they ended up pissing me off. So I don't talk to them. I barely have time for people I like, I am certainly not going to waste my breathe in people I don't like. I hope they move!!!!!


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

I hope you feel a bit better now Pixie after venting. I understand your frustration. Wishing you good luck with your annoying neighbor.


Rhonda 3 years ago

I have THE worst neighbor ever, and dumb as a stick to boot. Don't try reason or rational thinking with this one. Been waiting for the old bat to die, but Im thinking she is truly immortal.

She has tried poisoning the neighbor animals, pours caustic chemicals directly into the ground, been seen in the middle of the street giving the bird to anyone who goes by, it is endless. This is a woman who never got past the 6th grade. Did i mention she is mentally ill, but her family will not commit her/plus the daughter seems to have inherited it. God help us all


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Oh my Rhonda! I feel for you and your fellow neighbors. Luckily I never had a neighbor like her. I wish you good luck!


RealityStrikes 2 years ago

Rhonda, your neighbour has a behavioural problem, from what you say. IF she has a mental illness, (and are unqualified to assess that?), your latter comments are cruel and discriminatory. Mental illness is classified as a disability and is likely to be far more difficult for the sufferor to live with than it is for you to live nearby her. Please refrain from denigrating people who are ill, it is often not their fault. You should obtain some professional advice from a mental health professional about how you should deal with your issues with her.


Zenab 2 years ago

These ideas are really good .i am going to do all of these pranks


Areuserious 2 years ago

I'm sorry but this "article" is a very very very stupid. Are you 12?


annoyed neighbor 2 years ago

Fill condoms with lotion and throw all over their yard


peter1969 2 years ago

hello everybody , I googled a question and it brought me to this site , I have the worst neighbours for borrowing things , the same things year after year , and yet she buys tattoos , spends money on the top sky tv package, just had virgin media installed , but she knocks on my door [ or she gets her kids to ] and borrows things , and i'm going to give you a small list, are you ready lets go , mint sauce , milk , tea bags , sugar , money, money for electricity, money for pizza , game controller , saws , hammers , hooks , blower, lawn mower , eggs, bacon , flour, peas, Yorkshire puddings , the list goes on and on and I've had enough , I've done the be good to the neighbour thing , and now there taking the mick out of me , yes I am getting really really angry with it all , its not funny anymore , I have to deal with her cats using my garden as there toilet , in a nutshell I love my home , but I don't want to live here anymore . any advice


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

peter.....It sounds to me like your neighbor who "borrows" continually has fallen in to an annoying habit. She is obviously mistaking you and your home as the corner store!

Regardless of how long this has been going on, you can STOP this. As often as you can, do not answer the door (or the phone) when you are sure it is her...or her kids. This will help a little in giving a silent "message."

Has it ever occurred to you to simply tell her you do not HAVE what she needs to borrow? If it's a tool, just tell her it's broken or that someone else has borrowed it. You may not want to tell these white lies and I don't blame you, but it beats getting into an argument or neighborhood war!

You certainly don't need to go to the extreme of moving! You have a right to live where you choose in peace and happiness.

What you need is some backbone and confidence. You can suggest nicely to her that you are not her personal supply company and that she should go to the store like every one else, and purchase what it is she needs. Smile and wish her well, but just do NOT keep giving her what she asks for. It's really this simple.

BTW...if she is doing this to you, she may be doing it to others also. Eventually she will make a complete pest of herself until every one avoids her, does not speak to her or respond to her begging.......and perhaps she will move into another neighborhood with brand new VICTIMS!! Good luck!


Catt 2 years ago

I have the worst neighbors you could ever imagine,, they park in front of my house in the very early morning hours ,, making all kinds of noise, then let their kids out of the car to run around all over my yard! If I let my dog out on my enclosed porch to bark at them they call animal control to try to get my dog taken away from me. After seven times calling animal control I can get fined or loose my dog! I have the meanest selfish neighbors in the whole world!


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thanks Y'all for sharing your annoying neighbor stories! This article must be doing something right, I was contacted via HubPages by a producer of The Steve Harvey show for a segment they are working on about "annoying neighbors!" :)


BooBOO 2 years ago

My neighbour had a petition to kick me out of the neighbourhood and when I found out I put my stereo speakers outside pointed towards his house and played very loud Nazareth " Now you messing with a son of a bitch" He finally came over and vented what his problem was. Now he has started to stare and point at my house and I need to do something ?


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

What??? Sister-FAM......you get more TV time than Effing OPRAH! LMAO! The Steve Harvey Show! I'll be damned! That would be the ultimate. I would travel any number of miles to sit in that audience if you appear on that show! You absolutely slay me GF! Next thing you know, I'm gonna be standing on a street corner selling your damned autograph!

The thing that upsets me about this hub is that I DON'T HAVE ANY NEIGHBORS AND IT MAKES ME MAD!!!!!!


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Thomas, Thanks for sharing your opinion...hopefully you read between the lines and found some humor within this list. Agree, people can be rude. Luckily I don't know too many of these people.


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Effer, I totally forgot about the Steve Harvey Show contacting me! Too funny...that seems like so long ago when it was just a few months ago.


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

this hub is 2 yrs old and I still don't have neighbors.....HOWEVER, since a move is in my near future, I may soon have neighbors and you can bet your BUTT, I'll keep a copy of this list on my kitchen wall! LOL.....


nick 23 months ago

Im not sure about the peeping tom one.......you want to annoy your neighbours, not be known as the neighbourhood perv!!

*puts telescope away*


nick 23 months ago

Just to add......you could buy a universal remote and play with their tv.

or ive read you can also take over peoples speakers with some sort of CB device thingy.......ghostly goings on in the middle of the night!

or they may have snazzy bluetooth speakers.....im sure they can be hacked!

Yes.....my neighbours are annoying


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Sunshine625 23 months ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hey Nick! Thank you for the added tips! :)


Terry 22 months ago

I'll probably use the sugar on the porch thing the most


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Sunshine625 22 months ago from Orlando, FL Author

That's a good one, Terry!


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ladyguitarpicker 10 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

I like the thing with the snake the best. I have only had one bad neighbor in my life so I suppose I have done good. Enjoy reading, Stella


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Sunshine625 7 months ago from Orlando, FL Author

LOL! I do not endorse that behavior Doug.


Thugzta 7 months ago

Stink bombs are the best


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Sunshine625 7 months ago from Orlando, FL Author

Great idea, Thugzta! Ha!


Anon 5 months ago

You all might this is very funny, but when you work for a lifetime to buy a house then have JUVENILE ADULTS move in and 1)Try to build on your property 2)Build a deck 40 feet from their house but 10 feet from inside yours, looking into your bedrooms/bathrooms 3)Decide that your front yard is park/playground 5) Set up an all night pool hall out of their garage with 50 folks or more over each night 6) Try to steal your pets, even though they have their own they can't take care of properly 7) Park their extra vehicles in your driveway whenever you're gone more than 2 days 8)block you from building a privacy fence 9)allow their own juvenile delinquents to bother you, go through your vehicles/walk in the house/sneak into the garage and steal whatever isn't nailed down 10)The best one? When the most obnoxious, loudest partyers become parents and think the world should become a quiet, slow moving nursery for their brats, because they have to. Happens.Every.Time.


Mooie 4 months ago

I live on a couple acres about 7 miles from town, and have two neighbors that are driving me crazy. I love to shoot and have been doing so for over 10 years. Recently my neighbors decided they didn't want me shooting any longer and I have had major problems sense. 'Mr' jumped the fence coming over yelling, turning red as a beet, came into my home yelling and when left broke the door. The next morning a ladder that had been between the properties was thrown into my yard, broke, and apparent damage to my electric gate was attempted. The lawn in front of my place was also ripped up by his truck. Later on I was out hammering in a fence post when he came over with his lawn mower, mowed up against me trying to knock me off my ladder...I am short. Scared me to death. Also road his mower to where rocks were shooting up at me. When the police arrived his wife said she watched the entire episode and all HE was doing was mowing my lawn. He doesn't mow my lawn, I do. Yesterday I was mowing down by his property and was hit in the head with something that felt like a rock. Lot of blood but otherwise ok. I just kept on mowing. The police suggested I get security cameras, but then the neighbors scramble them. I need witnesses or pictures. The people across the street moved in somewhere around the time all my troubles started and became friends with my other neighbors. They don't do anything except scramble my security system and stand up for everything my other neighbors say. I honestly think they saw HIM trying to run me over with the lawn mower, but kept quite.

I have seen an attorney and thought I got the shooting settled, but the letter the attorney sent just caused more problems. I have requested to meet and talk with mediators, but no one will do this. I have also chosen, sense the very beginning, to just ignore my neighbors and not talk with them. Just get along with my life. This doesn't go over well at all. I don't want to move until I am finished with school. I am a military widow and both these families have a husband and wife. I don't know what to do.


D.B 2 months ago

Well maybe you do not know but some are actually NOT legal and your neighbor can bring you in court for- most- of these things-plus if they have any real proofs you DID any of those things, the chances he/she wins are very high. Be careful with neighbors-it usually ends very messy. You think you'll be able to make them move away? C'mon-be realistic and realise that if you cross over on their field without approval they can truly make your life worse. That was fun to read, but please don't...or do if you want to Deal with consequences! There is NOTHING worse than a neighbor. Some actually went on to shoot/stab themselves and ended up in jail.

I truly believe this article was written by a 14 year old kid with no real experience of home owner.


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Sunshine625 2 months ago from Orlando, FL Author

DB, actually a 50-something with a sense of humor and has been a homeowner for over 30 years. With over a quarter of a million views this article is harmless and taken with a grain of salt.


Carol Burnett 2 months ago

OMG!!! You are so funny!! I did #3 and my neighbor caught me and sued me! Funny right? Now they have 24/7 security!! Oops! My bad is what I said in front of the judge!


jeweldbrat 7 weeks ago

I have the most annoying neighbors . You never get used to it. For 26 years they have sat in there garage directly across the street rain or shine . lawn chairs aimed at my house. And stair at me they are all on disability so only 1 person works. so all day long,they sit, when they have company over that is where they entertain. if i have an argument with my grown sons . they don't call the police, they just gossip about my conversations. years ago while crossing the living room from the bathroom in a towel they waved at me.they comment to me if i get up at night to use the bathroom alot.

or make rude jokes about it.


beans 4 weeks ago

what if they are your backyard neighbors?

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