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25 Ways to Annoy Your Neighbors

Updated on September 28, 2015
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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      Larry Moe 4 days ago

      Could this be any stupider...paint your home an awful color to annoy someone, put plastic snakes in their garden, let dog poop on their property...writer...some of this could get you a fine.....get a freakin' life idiot!

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      BESTGUY2016 2 weeks ago

      I don't have neighbours.

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      Kelly 2 months ago

      In response to the below comment, Here's an idea....just leave her alone. Have you looked at yourself to see how you are contributing to the problem? Maybe she doesn't like you because you gossip with the other neighbors about how she doesn't talk to anyone. If you weren't doing anything wrong, what could she possibly antagonize you for? Think about it. I don't think she is going to move just because you want her to so good luck with that. I have the neighbors from hell who are nosy and gossip about everyone because they have nothing going on in their lives otherwise. If everyone would get a life and mind their own business, this world would be a much better place.

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      Bad neighbours 2 months ago

      My neighbour is so awful, she has been a nightmare since she moved next door. She likes to antagonise us, it's like it's her past time, tried being nice but she is nasty. I want her to move. She doesn't talk or acknowledge anyone in the street.

      I tried to kindness and understanding and patience. Nothing works. Any ideas??? I don't want harm I just want her to leave.

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      lucky 2 months ago

      Well,evil neighbours need to be avoided.But what if they coming attacking you physically?

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      Maxine 3 months ago

      Add Yoys so voolour Comment...

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      Jodi 4 months ago

      I wasn't were I lived before but the people I live beside now are terrible!! All over my property they all were using it for their own use at the time I got it and I stopped them!! From parking cars on me letting their dogs run free on me and riding their forweelers !! So now that stared a war never would have guessed !! I have put ATD cameras in all around because of the arguments we have had don't trust these people at all the cops have been called we don't walk in each other's yards lol when u cut grass u stay on the property line and my lovely neighbors come outside and stand to see if I go over the line it's BS I no but they are ASSHOLES so they have made me one to !! In 4 years I have been here i found out the wright away that's on my property isn't property designed in my deed so the people that use it have taken me to court because it runs under my driveway and into my yard and they are just being ASSHOLES to so WOW it gets better there are so many stories but the new one is they called the dog pound and my dog is in a underground fence and he got hurt some how there and need surgery So they told the Animal Control he attacked a person!! Such a lie and they believe this crap

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      Jodi 4 months ago

      I didn't until I moved here now I have 3 horrible ones !! Mine has got so bad I spray painted the outside of my private fence pink , green, yellow !! Just so it looks bad on there side if they don't like it ! They can put up there own fence!! The other people I am in court with over my property so it's bad living in my neighborhood

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      From the Country 6 months ago

      If you live out in the country like I do. Get hogs with self feeders and guineas is awesome.

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      anon 7 months ago

      You must be kidding. Don't do this crap for real. Do it to the wrong people, and you will wish you lived alone on an island. Some people are vicious and play very dirty. This is just asking for lots of trouble.

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      rajesh 8 months ago

      always

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      Linda Bilyeu 8 months ago from Orlando, FL

      Broward County...I've heard stories about that place! Ha! Good luck, Janis!

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      Janis 8 months ago

      I have neighbors nobody would want to know about.I wish they were just the normal but they are not. It isn't funny to live with the dead on two legs but this is BROWARD COUNTY FLA. YOU PEOPLE ARE LUCKIER THAN I.

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      Harley 9 months ago

      I'm thinking of planting the most invasive species of plants I can find into their garden some like trumpet vine and bamboo which once grown cannot be removed without poison and even then it's almost impossible to kill

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      beans 11 months ago

      what if they are your backyard neighbors?

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      jeweldbrat 12 months 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.

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      Carol Burnett 12 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!

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      Linda Bilyeu 13 months ago from Orlando, FL

      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.

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      D.B 13 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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      Mooie 15 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.

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      Anon 16 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.

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      Linda Bilyeu 18 months ago from Orlando, FL

      Great idea, Thugzta! Ha!

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      Thugzta 18 months ago

      Stink bombs are the best

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      Linda Bilyeu 18 months ago from Orlando, FL

      LOL! I do not endorse that behavior Doug.

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      stella vadakin 20 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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      Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      That's a good one, Terry!

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      Terry 2 years ago

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

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      Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

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

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      nick 2 years 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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      nick 2 years 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*

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      Paula 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.....

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      Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      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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      Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      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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      Paula 3 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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      BooBOO 3 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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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      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!" :)

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      Catt 3 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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      Paula 3 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!

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      peter1969 3 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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      annoyed neighbor 3 years ago

      Fill condoms with lotion and throw all over their yard

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      Areuserious 3 years ago

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

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      Zenab 3 years ago

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

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      RealityStrikes 3 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.

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

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

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      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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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

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

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      PixieDust 4 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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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

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

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      Mary 4 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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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      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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      Kevin Peter 4 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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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

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

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      Destiny Hebelka 4 years ago from Schuylkill Haven

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

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      Elizabeth Rayen 4 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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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thanks Neinahpets and Josephbarrett for your comments!

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      Joseph Barrett 4 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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      Stephanie 4 years ago from 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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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      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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      jenbeach21 4 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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      Pamela Oglesby 4 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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      Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 4 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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      Andy McGuire 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      No problem! Keep on writing!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      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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      mcbel 4 years ago from New Hampshire

      or throw things at their satalite dish.

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      mcbel 4 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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      Andy McGuire 4 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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      THE BLACK ALPACA 4 years ago

      ha ha! That was awesome!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      sbronson, Thank you for your comment.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

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

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      sbronson37 4 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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      Greg Johnson 4 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?

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      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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      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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      Mary Hyatt 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!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      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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      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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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      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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      Mark 4 years ago from Alabama,USA

      I annoy em just by being me Linda

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      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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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

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

      Thank you Mike for your comment. Enjoy the pizza!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Haha Steph! I'm so innocent! :)

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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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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 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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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

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

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

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

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      Ebonny 5 years ago from UK

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

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

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

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

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

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      Martie Coetser 5 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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      Stephanie Henkel 5 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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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      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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      Rema T V 5 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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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      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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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

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

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      Rich 5 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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      Deborah Neyens 5 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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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      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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      taazakhabar 5 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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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      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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      Leah Conner 5 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.