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messageNosey neighbours
Posted by pixie_jem April 06, 12:16PM

On Friday evening a woman knocked on my door around 10.30pm and woke me up. My housemates who were upstairs spoke to her and she advised she has been monitoring our property and believed we were having people over. We actually are a house of 7 and have never broken any lockdown rules or any rules around noise.

I feel really uncomfortable about being watched by our neighbours particularly when we have done nothing wrong.

I don't even know who it could be as I didn't recognise the description.

Has anyone encountered anything similar to this?

messageRe: Nosey neighbours
Posted by KidKruger April 06, 12:28PM

Must have been startling to be visited like that, not something anyone would appreciate !
However looking at it from that visitor's perspective, if she suspected there were visitors attending your house she was doing the responsible thing.
If she was correct and you had been receiving visitors, she would still be doing the responsible thing.
It feels like an imposition, but seven adults could easily raise concerns from anyone ignorant of the actual situation and her only way of checking was to ask.
It probably was the number of in/out traffic that caught her eye in the first place.
Now she knows and you can all crack on with whatever normality is left to enjoy !

messageRe: Nosey neighbours
Posted by Penguin68 April 06, 12:29PM

Either mad or a pest. I'm afraid this sort of situation will bring out the mavens. It doesn't help that some reports of intrusive police activity will get people thinking we are living with the Stasi and start acting as if we were. It is up to us to police ourselves, certainly, but not to police other people in this way.

It's strange (and sad) that we get a story like this in amidst the very heartening ones of neighbours calling on each other to ask if help is needed and to offer it.

messageRe: Nosey neighbours
Posted by Nigello April 06, 01:08PM

Good on her. She was concerned, did something about it, and found out shed been wrong. 2230 is too late to knock but otherwise Im glad shes community spirited. She didnt suspect and then come here or to Facebook etc. but did something herself. Lots of others would be too embarrassed or even afraid.

messageRe: Nosey neighbours
Posted by pixie_jem April 06, 05:29PM

Well let's hope we have somehow given her life a much needed thrill and she can bother somebody else. 🤣

messageRe: Nosey neighbours
Posted by FineWhine April 06, 06:08PM

pixie_jem Wrote:
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> Well let's hope we have somehow given her life a
> much needed thrill and she can bother somebody
> else. 🤣


Well said!

messageRe: Nosey neighbours
Posted by Monkey April 06, 06:10PM

Id tell her youve been monitoring her property and are concerned by the strange going-ons there.

messageRe: Nosey neighbours
Posted by Frankito April 06, 06:15PM

Sorry but if anyone, short of the police, turn up at my door at that time on a Friday night I would happily turn the water hose on them - end of...!

messageRe: Nosey neighbours
Posted by seenbeen April 06, 08:37PM

Frankito Wrote:
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> Sorry but if anyone, short of the police, turn up
> at my door at that time on a Friday night I would
> happily turn the water hose on them - end of...!

10.30 on a Friday night is EARLY....just goes to show this situation is messing with everyone's mind...my daughter called me a curtain twitcher the other day...

messageRe: Nosey neighbours
Posted by Ruskin April 07, 09:33AM

And now you can report breachers online. This is for Manchester [www.gmp.police.uk]

messageRe: Nosey neighbours
Posted by JohnL April 07, 10:05AM

Back in the day neighbours just turned up on your doorstep for all sorts of strange reasons at any time and nobody really thought much about it.

Privacy in the way we know it started around the 80s.

messageRe: Nosey neighbours
Posted by malumbu April 07, 11:56AM

Let's face it you are all unsocial southerners who do not speak to your neighbours, people on shop and buses, and prefer to do your communication on line. When I were a lad you could leave your door open when your were down pit, sweeping chimneys or in service at the local big house knowing that your few belongings in your back to back would be safe and the only people who would come in would be to feed your cat.

Good thread by the way. It is a spoof one. Surely. What?

messageRe: Nosey neighbours
Posted by wrymouth April 07, 12:30PM

That were luxury ! We lived in a cardboard box on't motorway.

messageRe: Nosey neighbours
Posted by fishbiscuits April 07, 01:19PM

I understand their concern (and frustration)... but.. it's a bit much, isn't it??!!

messageRe: Nosey neighbours
Posted by seenbeen April 07, 02:15PM

She was very brave. A friend of mine was curious about comings and goings at his neighbour's house- it turned out to be a drug dealer's

messageRe: Nosey neighbours
Posted by Alan Medic April 07, 08:36PM

She really should have been asked, was she on her daily exercise walk or was this her second time out.

messageRe: Nosey neighbours
Posted by R U IN ED April 10, 08:50AM

Ruskin Wrote:
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> And now you can report breachers online. This is
> for Manchester
> [www.gmp.police.uk]
> ll-us-about-possible-breach-coronavirus-measures


[www.met.police.uk]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was april 11, 10:14pm by R U IN ED.

messageRe: Nosey neighbours
Posted by sweetgirl April 11, 12:34AM

Some people have too much time on their hands!
Even through this lockdown I still need more time to do what I need to do

messageRe: Nosey neighbours
Posted by James Barber April 19, 05:41PM

They could be casing your house to see if the lights going on from real occupiers. Classic burglary technique. Usually they'll say they're looking for fake named person. Now they can come up with this excuse.
If this was genuine they wouldn't come round at 10.30pm.

Late night knocking. One time it happened to us. We ignored it.Next thing two chaps had kicked the front door in and I had to chase them away.

messageRe: Nosey neighbours
Posted by Alan Dale May 02, 09:05AM

Mickey Flanagan gave me this tip- keep a cup of cold piss near the front door.


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