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How to deal with not-so-friendly neighbour?

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  • 05-07-2012 1:17am
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    Registered Users Posts: 413 ✭✭


    About a month ago I was getting the last bus home from town and I comitted the cardinal sin of sitting up top. A couple got on shortly after me and sat two or three rows behind me. They were p!ssed drunk and continued to drink cans on the bus. The bloke, with several missing teeth and that typical Dublin junkie look, was doing his best to wind me up and/or intimidate me in an attempt to amuse his girlfriend. Most of it was harmless incomprehensible BS (what with his toothless drunken slurring) so it didn't bother me.

    Then when it came to my stop I got off, and so did they. As I was walking the short distance to my house the bloke made two or three feint runs at me as if he was going to attack me, presuambly to make me flinch. I didn't react whatsoever and he then said "ah sure I'm only messing with ya bud" and then wishing me a good night before turning into a house on my road. I had never seen the bloke before and there's only 16 houses on my road so I guess he must be a newly moved in neighbour.

    I hadn't seen him since, 'till tonight when he for no reason threw an almost full can of Budweiser at me and my girlfirend as we were walking by his garden and then saying "I'll bounce that off your f*cking head." Luckily he missed my head by a few inches. He made to run over to us, face red and veins pulsing, but his girlfriend/wife had to restrain him. We didn't say anything and walked on.

    I'm fairly certain he doesn't actually know I live on the same road, and I'm not sure he recognised me at all from that time on the bus. He really has been utterly hammered the two times I've encountered him, he's probably forgotten all about tonight too.

    It does bother me though, that I have a neighbour who has no qualms about throwing a largely full beer can at a young couple walking down the street in broad day light and then trying to do worse, all while unprovoked.

    I was thinking of knocking in tomorrow morning to ask him what is problem is, or has he mistaken me for someone he mislikes, but I can't imagine he would respond too well to that. Anyway, that could just serve to remind him of me or alert him to the fact I'm his neighbour. Calling the Guards wouldn't be of much use and if they did knock in to have a word with him a brick would probably come through my window. He does rent the place but I can't see how I'd contact the owner.

    Would I be best just to continue to ignore him and walk on by at any future instances?



    TL;DR: Best solution to dealing with scummy neighbour?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 34,418 ✭✭✭✭hondasam


    Just ignore him, he is a dickhead.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 25,953 ✭✭✭✭kryogen


    Just stay away from my ****in property and we will be grand


  • Registered Users Posts: 502 ✭✭✭Notorioux


    Thats ****in' scary. +1 with hondasam It's hard to deal with drunkies just ignore the bastard.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 101 ✭✭RHarrow


    Walk on by.

    He'll pick the wrong person some day in the near future and will learn a very valuable lesson, but there's no sense in being that person.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,602 ✭✭✭Funkfield


    In before the "move to the Dublin forum"...........


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,330 ✭✭✭Gran Hermano


    Drill a glory hole in your garden fence?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,059 ✭✭✭Sindri


    Romance him.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,681 ✭✭✭ColeTrain


    Kidnap his horse and ride his wife.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,640 ✭✭✭Pushtrak


    Nuke 'em from orbit.


  • Registered Users Posts: 413 ✭✭Oscorp


    kryogen wrote: »
    Just stay away from my ****in property and we will be grand

    Upstairs on the 27 bus is not your property!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 413 ✭✭Oscorp


    ColeTrain wrote: »
    Kidnap his horse and ride his wife.

    Trust me, I'd be better off riding the horse by the look of her


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 25,953 ✭✭✭✭kryogen


    Seriously, if possible ignore him, if he is as much of a bum as you say he will surely be unable to pay rent/bills and will move one way or the other?

    If you have any way of getting in touch with the landlord and raising the issues you should do that.

    AH answer? I guess you should burn his house down and piss on the ashes?


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,293 ✭✭✭✭Mint Sauce


    kryogen wrote: »
    Just stay away from my ****in property and we will be grand
    Oscorp wrote: »
    Upstairs on the 27 bus is not your property!

    Lol. Welcome to AHs OP.

    Oh, and ignore him.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,664 ✭✭✭policarp


    Getting a very varied sort in D4, thesedays, since the celtic tiger died. . .


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,039 ✭✭✭face1990


    I would say to contact the landlord if you had their details, but to be honest I'd say he'll be brought to the attention of the landlord sooner or later.


  • Registered Users Posts: 413 ✭✭Oscorp


    If that can had've hit my gf I would've reacted and that's what bothers me. Who knows what could've happened. I feel uncomfortable about ignoring it but I also see the futility, and possible danger, in reporting it or politely questioning him about it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 413 ✭✭Oscorp


    policarp wrote: »
    Getting a very varied sort in D4, thesedays, since the celtic tiger died. . .

    I'm in D5, Coolock. This sort has always been here!


  • Registered Users Posts: 402 ✭✭rogieop


    you let a knacker throw a half full can at your head then threaten you, all in front of your girlfriend and did nothing about it?

    Dont worry he wont be your neighbour for long. your missus now knows you are an absolute coward, she wont be with you for much longer and yyou wont be able to afford the house on your own, you will end up on your own in some one bed apt, with nothing to do only turn to drink, eventually the drink wont be enough and you will hit the drugs. hard. From there its all just one big rollercoster untill eventually you one day, will be sitting atop a dublin bus abusing random coulpes and throwing cans of beer at them.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 25,953 ✭✭✭✭kryogen


    Oscorp wrote: »
    If that can had've hit my gf I would've reacted and that's what bothers me. Who knows what could've happened. I feel uncomfortable about ignoring it but I also see the futility, and possible danger, in reporting it or politely questioning him about it.

    There is no polite way of dealing with these individuals, either meet it head on with aggression or try your best to ignore it and hope it goes away :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 413 ✭✭Oscorp


    rogieop wrote: »
    you let a knacker throw a half full can at your head then threaten you, all in front of your girlfriend and did nothing about it?

    Dont worry he wont be your neighbour for long. your missus now knows you are an absolute coward, she wont be with you for much longer and yyou wont be able to afford the house on your own, you will end up on your own in some one bed apt, with nothing to do only turn to drink, eventually the drink wont be enough and you will hit the drugs. hard. From there its all just one big rollercoster untill eventually you one day, will be sitting atop a dublin bus abusing random coulpes and throwing cans of beer at them.

    Well yeah, I'm not the most physically imposing guy and the knacker was in a manic state of anger, adrenaline seeping from his needle marks. I would've gotten flattened and he didn't have much teeth for me to knock out anyway! And why take the risk, I wouldn't put it past a bloke like that to use a weapon or do some serious damage..

    I live with my parents by the way and am quite young so that one bed apt and alchohol sounds quite appealing!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,959 ✭✭✭Jesus Shaves


    Stop winding him up and he won't react


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,623 ✭✭✭votecounts


    Oscorp wrote: »
    Well yeah, I'm not the most physically imposing guy and the knacker was in a manic state of anger, adrenaline seeping from his needle marks. I would've gotten flattened and he didn't have much teeth for me to knock out anyway! And why take the risk, I wouldn't put it past a bloke like that to use a weapon or do some serious damage..

    I live with my parents by the way and am quite young so that one bed apt and alchohol sounds quite appealing![/QUOTE
    Any brothers that would help beat the crap out of him OP. BTW, how old are you and the scumbag.


  • Registered Users Posts: 402 ✭✭rogieop


    Oscorp wrote: »
    Well yeah, I'm not the most physically imposing guy and the knacker was in a manic state of anger, adrenaline seeping from his needle marks. I would've gotten flattened and he didn't have much teeth for me to knock out anyway! And why take the risk, I wouldn't put it past a bloke like that to use a weapon or do some serious damage..

    I live with my parents by the way and am quite young so that one bed apt and alchohol sounds quite appealing!

    i was indeed taking the mickey, you did the right thing on the bus. no question.

    But seriously, you should have made a stand with the can situation. that could do damage.

    I know where you're coming from re size etc but i have absolutely no respect for junkies, they dont have a punch in them either. if you let a junkie walk all over you how do you expect to get on in life?

    If he does anything again put it up to him. and be confident, guarantee you he'll back off and shout stuff as he walks away. worst comes to worst you'll take a beating, so what, your not the first and wont be the last and at least then if you want you can go to the guards.

    Once you've done this, whatever the outcome you will feel a lot better for it.

    And dont ever forget "its not the size of the dog in the fight, its the size of the fight in the dog"


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,142 ✭✭✭mrsdewinter


    Stop winding him up and he won't react

    OP, that applies to rogieoc too...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 594 ✭✭✭Red21


    Why don't you hitch your house onto the van and drive off to some other road.


  • Registered Users Posts: 413 ✭✭Oscorp


    rogieop wrote: »
    i was indeed taking the mickey, you did the right thing on the bus. no question.

    But seriously, you should have made a stand with the can situation. that could do damage.

    I know where you're coming from re size etc but i have absolutely no respect for junkies, they dont have a punch in them either. if you let a junkie walk all over you how do you expect to get on in life?

    If he does anything again put it up to him. and be confident, guarantee you he'll back off and shout stuff as he walks away. worst comes to worst you'll take a beating, so what, your not the first and wont be the last and at least then if you want you can go to the guards.

    Once you've done this, whatever the outcome you will feel a lot better for it.

    And dont ever forget "its not the size of the dog in the fight, its the size of the fight in the dog"

    He wasn't the scrawny, gaunt, vacant type of junkie though. He was quite big. And again, if I react in future, I'd be wary that he'd smash the windows of my parents house or something, just because I reacted. He's only 10 houses away.

    I'm pretty confident he has no clue who I am and that I live on his street, and that he would've thrown that can at anyone walking by, such was his state. I think he may just have had an arguement with his missus, and was venting the way scummers do. She did look upset.

    I'll just leave it be and see what unfolds.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 25,953 ✭✭✭✭kryogen


    Challenge him to a drug war

    The rules, each man injects himself with heroin and the one who passes out first loses.

    Of course you also have to be quite clever, trick him into thinking it is in his best interests to go first, then you pretend to inject

    Repeat until he OD's and dies

    Problem solved, and world made a little bit better.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,072 ✭✭✭Dan Chipowski


    Oscorp wrote: »
    I hadn't seen him since, 'till tonight when he for no reason threw an almost full can of Budweiser at me and my girlfirend as we were walking by his garden and then saying "I'll bounce that off your f*cking head." Luckily he missed my head by a few inches. He made to run over to us, face red and veins pulsing, but his girlfriend/wife had to restrain him. We didn't say anything and walked on.

    Not sure why, but reading this part cracked me up. :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,541 ✭✭✭Smidge


    I say "keep a low profile" OP
    These Scum have nowhere to go but down so they don't really care what they do.
    Sooner or later(and this is for sure) they will end up bad, just avoid them till then;)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,364 ✭✭✭✭Kylo Ren


    Pretend to be gay and make sexual advances towards him.


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