That truck, however, belongs to our neighbor a couple of houses down, who parked it directly in front of our house in protest of our new landscape lighting because he “doesn’t want [his] house lit up” although our lighting is no brighter than the streetlight also in front of our house. How do you quell a brewing feud before it explodes into something of Hatfield vs. Here’s some steps we’ve taken to try and remedy our brewing domestic dispute.Ask Politely Before we assumed the worst of our neighbors, who have been more than friendly up until recently, we asked our other neighbors if they knew what was going on.Be The Adult When faced with passive-aggressive actions from your neighbors, you pretty much have two decisions to make.You can either retaliate with passive-aggressive or just straight out aggressive behaviors.Not so if your next-door neighbour was Mr William Seed of Lancashire, aged 80, who last week pleaded guilty to a five-year campaign of harassment against his neighbours, a couple called Carolyn and William Maxwell, and their young children in Longridge, Lancashire.Mr Seed would beep his car horn at all hours, make loud animal noises, scrape shovels along the ground to make a racket, and drive very slowly past the family while glaring at them.West Midlands Police has moved to reassure parents their young children would not face Asbos.Supt Kevin Doyle said the letter was ‘a general reminder’ and ‘not aimed at any family in particular’.
One girl’s parents were shocked to hear their neighbours had complained about ‘intimidating behaviour’.
Their plight, however, is not uncommon, although the age of their tormentor may be (if one disregards Edna Beck, 80, who was given an Asbo in 2011 for yelling racist and homophobic insults, and doing worse besides, to her Hove neighbours).
Intimidation or harassment is a personalised form of anti-social behaviour, specifically aimed at particular individuals.
I would wager, in general, that glimpsing an elderly neighbour next door could at least nudge a prospective buyer into confirming a slightly higher offer.
With the exception of stellar individuals such as Sir Mick Jagger, their raving days are over.