I’ve made a list of my favorite annoying neighbor quotes. Now, there are a lot of annoying neighbor quotes, and you might not agree with me on all of them, but I’m gonna put them all here.
The most annoying neighbor quotes are those that are just plain weird, like “Don’t put your clothes in the laundry basket, mom”, “Don’t let the dog lick the carpet, please”, and “I’m not your mother, I’m your daughter”, but I have to admit this one seems particularly lame.
The only times a neighbor would say things are lame is when you are being a total ass, like when I tell my daughter to cut her grass, or when I tell the dog to sit on the floor while I clean my apartment. Or when I complain about how my neighbor is annoying, when Im really just complaining about how much I hate my neighbor.
Sometimes you just need to laugh or get a little mad.
That’s all well and good, but there is a second level of neighbor-bias that I don’t think anyone is comfortable with. I’m talking about the neighbor who says, “I’m your mother.” I don’t know why, but I think most people don’t like that. Some people just hate motherhood so much they don’t want to talk to their mothers, or they don’t think they are mothers.
I am not talking about mommy-bias, but I am talking about neighbor-bias. This neighbor is a very annoying one who will only talk to people who live in his own house, and will never talk to you. If you go into his yard, he will not only not talk to you, he will not even acknowledge your existence, so you are stuck with that. I am not a crazy person, but this seems like a very weird situation to me.
As a side note, this neighbor is also one of the few people in this town who actually remembers when he lived there.
It seems to be a general trend of our community to make sure we are the only people on the street (or in the neighborhood) who is aware that “Mommy, they are talking to me.” I’m sure I have heard some people say “Hey, we were just talking about you!” But I haven’t heard “Hey, look, they are talking to me!” so either way it doesn’t really matter.
But I sure do want to know.
And in our case, there is a good chance he’s right. It seems that every once in a while we get an annoying resident who wants to remind some of us that they know how to be a responsible, peaceful community member.