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boosiebadazz
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Should I escalate a feud with my neighbor?
My wife and I bought a house two years ago on a dead-end street. On our side of the street are two lots and across the street is one lot. There is also a lot running perpendicular to my across-the street neighbor and mine. 4 families total, the other three families have lived here for 30+ years.

About six months ago, my wife tells me the wife of the house to my left came over and asked us to fix our fence so their dog doesn’t get out. Our fence was perfectly fine when we bought the house. Her adult son was mowing the yard on their side of the fence with a riding lawnmower and hit our fence breaking some boards into our yard. I told my wife not to worry about it and just patched it up from our side and went on our way.

Fast forward to today. I’m getting rid of a bed frame and some furniture from upstairs. Our trash gets picked up tomorrow. I kept the frame and furniture in our house after moving it downstairs yesterday as I didn’t want to leave it out for more than one day. This afternoon I went and placed it in a pile at the edge of my property line maybe overlapping onto his property by four feet. His house is literally 50 yards away from where I piled this debris.

We’re eating dinner tonight and he rings the doorbell. I got answer and he starts off with “I don’t want to be a bad neighbor, but...”. We then walk out to the pile so he can chastise me for placing the debris four foot over his property line. Apparently the guy who lived here before me would always stack stuff in his yard and he didn’t want to let that pattern start again. My wife hears him say he doesn’t want to be a bad neighbor so she comes outside. He tells me the debris won’t be picked up until next week and I tell him I’ll move the debris four feet clearly onto my property as I thought it would be picked up tomorrow morning (it had been outside for two hours at this point). My wife lets him know about the fence issue and he says that his wife told him their talk didn’t go well and he offers to fix it for us. I tell him not to worry about it because the plan is to do some renovating in that area in the next few years anyway, and I think he realizes he fricked up because he starts with the “I want us to get along, yadda yadda yadda” stuff. My wife walks inside and I just turn and walk away from him without shaking his hand (he didn’t offer it before I could walk away).

It’s clear as day their kid hit the fence the way it’s damaged. I was going to leave it alone, but after tonight I’ve gotta send the certified demand letter, right? Part of me wants him to fix it just to tear it all down in a year or so anyway.

Tell me how petty and trashy I’m being. Also tell me ways I can passively aggressively frick with this guy.
This post was edited on 7/27 at 8:41 pm


LSUBoo
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re: Should I escalate a feud with my neighbor?
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Should I escalate a feud with my neighbor?


Yes.



Now let me read this novel...


LegendInMyMind
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re: Should I escalate a feud with my neighbor?
Yes.


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t00f
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re: Should I escalate a feud with my neighbor?
Whatever that all says, yes, get em


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jimbeam
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re: Should I escalate a feud with my neighbor?
Tl;dr version needed


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LegendInMyMind
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re: Should I escalate a feud with my neighbor?
quote:

Now let me read this novel...

Why? The answer won't change.


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jamboybarry
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re: Should I escalate a feud with my neighbor?
Why haven’t you fricked his wife yet?


hendersonshands
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re: Should I escalate a feud with my neighbor?
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he offers to fix it for us


so why do you need to send the certified letter?


Tyga Woods
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re: Should I escalate a feud with my neighbor?
Make this shareable


jcaz
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re: Should I escalate a feud with my neighbor?
People get so damn territorial. I get that but my god you are both men and it’s some temporary debris 4 feet into his yard.

He should try my current situation at an apartment. 50 year old disabled single dude who owns two old corvettes and runs them full wide open at 6AM every other day. Or the 30 year old loser who rides his shite street legal dirt bike around at all hours of the night. Yes I’m a poor but if not for COVID I would be out of here and in a house by now.
This post was edited on 7/27 at 10:03 pm


theOG
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re: Should I escalate a feud with my neighbor?
I’m not reading your post, but yes.


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Porkchop Express
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re: Should I escalate a feud with my neighbor?
You're the new neighbor.

Get a bottle of bourbon, invite him over, get fricked up, swap wives, and you'll be best friends.

Problem solved.


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TDsngumbo
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re: Should I escalate a feud with my neighbor?
My personal experience is that you do NOT want a feud with a neighbor. It can escalate quickly and make your life a miserable hell.


Bullfrog
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re: Should I escalate a feud with my neighbor?
Pics of wives?


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boosiebadazz
Member since Feb 2008
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re: Should I escalate a feud with my neighbor?
Because we left it as a “don’t worry about it”, but I also want to be the slimy, weasel-y lawyer I really am and be as cold and distant as possible from here on out.

Pretty sure you know his daughter actually. She was a Lion around your age


TulaneLSU
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re: Should I escalate a feud with my neighbor?
Friend,

Feuds are no good for anyone, although some OT brethren will encourage it only for their own entertainment. Find common ground and don’t let petty things ruin what could be a lifelong friendship.

Yours,
TulaneLSU


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tgrbaitn08
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re: Should I escalate a feud with my neighbor?
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Also tell me ways I can passively aggressively frick with this guy.


Spray his grass with Round Up


LSU-MNCBABY
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re: Should I escalate a feud with my neighbor?
Don’t even need to read , yes you absolutely should


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go_tigres
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re: Should I escalate a feud with my neighbor?
Myself, I'd go the other way. Bring them a bottle of wine of something to start fresh. The only thing a demand letter is going to do is set up you for shitty neighbors.


BeerMoney
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re: Should I escalate a feud with my neighbor?
Jeez bro. I would never leave shite on my neighbors side of the property line. Also, what’s it set you back? Like $50 and 2 hours to fix the fricking fence. Way less than all this emotional bull shite.

Also if your neighbor is having this “I want us to get along” approach, he is clearly a bitch. You should kill him and be done with it.

Alright good talk baw.


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