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Wacky Neighbors Who Make Life More Interesting

By: Isabel Sociedade | Published: Sep 20, 2022

Neighbors are like family. You don’t get to pick them. Most people have at least one neighbor horror story that made their life harder. There’s the loud neighbor, the grouchy neighbor, and the nosy neighbor who is always trying to get in your business. 

Love them or hate them, neighbors do make the neighborhood a more interesting place. Take a look at some of these anecdotes about silly, wacky, and confusing neighbors. From neighborhood feuds to funny pranks, these neighbors all contribute to a more interesting living environment.

Child Support

This person adopted the neighborhood stray cat and their neighbor’s cat got her pregnant. Kittens were a little more than they signed up for when they took in the stray! Lucky for them, the neighbor is willing to help.

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They woke up to this child support package on their doorstep. It probably contains some cat food, litter, cat toys, and other essentials to help the owner of the stray raise the kittens. How considerate! We have to admit, this is a hilarious way to offer up their help. 

Wacky Neighbors

Sometimes it’s best to not try and understand your wacky neighbor, but to just appreciate them for all their weird quirks. This couple takes their parrots out for walks everyday! Is someone going to tell them that parrots do not actually need walks?

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Owning birds is not exactly the same as owning a dog. But maybe this is just a way for them to get out of the house and meet people. You must admit, wearing a parrot in a backpack cage is definitely an effective conversation starter. 

The Banana Thief

This little guy showed up at his neighbor’s door, requested a banana, and headed home. We’re not sure if he was in dire need of some potassium or just looking for a snack at the end of a long day. Either way, we respect his bravery (and his fashion sense).

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We can only imagine the surprise of this person when he showed up and made his request. This person shouldn’t be surprised if this little dude continues to pop in for a snack. As far as neighbors go, this is one you don’t mind having around. He’s keeping things interesting.

Clever Signs

Most people have to respect a clever sign. When your neighbor is dropping their cigarette butts all over your lawn, a funny sign is a good way to get them to stop without causing any animosity. Blame it on the cat! Judging by that picture of the cat, we have no doubt that he is stalking around in the night trying to find cigarette smokes to smoke. 

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We hope this sign was effective and gave everyone else in the neighborhood a good laugh. It looks like that furry guy has his eye on anyone who is thinking about discarding their cigarettes on the ground and we sure wouldn’t want to get on his bad side. 

Meeting of Watermelons

We’re sure people have seen some pretty crazy things through the windows of their neighbors homes, but this person got a sneak peek into their neighbor’s personal life that is just too bizarre to make any sense of. 

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The man seems to be deep in conversation… with watermelons. This person looked through their window at 3:00 A.M. to find their neighbor in a seemingly serious meeting with a bunch of fruit! What could they possibly have to discuss? We wonder if they ever got answers on this one or if they just decided to steer clear of Watermelon Man from this point forward.

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Neighborhood Feuds: Google Maps Edition

Neighbor feuds are not uncommon. It’s not easy to get along with everyone in your direct vicinity. One neighbor lets his grass grow too long or makes too much noise and then a battle begins. But these neighbors took their feud to a whole new level.

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This person personally carved out a choice name on his land so that even pilots in planes above and anyone on Google Maps would be able to see what he thought of his neighbor. This is a pretty extreme move and we have to wonder if the label is warranted or not. What might the neighbor have done to deserve this?

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Are you Happy Now, Bob?

Feuding neighbors often get their start when one party doesn’t take care of their property in the eyes of the other neighbor. Obviously, Bob was fed up with looking at his neighbor’s ugly fence and asked him to paint it (probably on more than one occasion).

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This neighbor did not take too kindly to being told what to do, so he made this little act of defiance for the entire neighborhood to enjoy. Technically, he did paint the fence, just not in the way Bob would have liked. Be careful what you wish for!

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The Neighbor who Wants to be Left Alone

Not everyone is looking to make friends in the neighborhood. Some people just want to be left alone. It seems there’s always at least one grumpy person in the neighborhood that stays to themselves and doesn’t care to make conversation at the mailbox. This is one way to ensure you won’t be invited to the next block party. 

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This person keeps a super creepy doll perched in the corner of the window so it looks like there’s someone staring down at you at all times! It’s like a scarecrow but for people. It’s pretty cheap security and we can only assume it’s effective in keeping people away.

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Godzilla’s Garden

We can only guess what would inspire someone to keep a giant Godzilla statue in their backyard. They might be a huge fan of the films or they’re looking to scare off any thieves or burglars. 

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It’s pretty cool and keeps the neighborhood interesting, so no complaints here. Everybody has their own style and taste and this sure makes for some interesting decor. We wonder if they use it as a super intense scarecrow to keep birds away from their garden.

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Home Security

Alarms, Ring doorbells, and cameras are all effective security measures that will give home owners some peace of mind. But the real security is in this strategy right here. This neighbor keeps a life size cardboard cutout of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in their front window.

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This is sure to make kids second guess ding-dong-ditching or egging the house. The Rock is the best security you could ask for. We definitely would not want to get on his bad side. We wonder if this cardboard cutout has alarmed some postmates or UPS delivery people.

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Neighborhood Kids

The neighborhood kids always seem to be up to something. This person always finds balls and toys in his backyard that the neighbor’s kids accidentally throw into the backyard. This time they gave him a good prank.

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He came out into his yard to find Thor’s hammer planted firmly in the ground. They even dug around where the hammer lies to make it look like it hit the ground with great force. We have to appreciate that the kids have a sense of humor and we hope this neighbor did as well. Points for creativity!

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Wacky Birthday Party Theme

It looks like Jonathan had an interesting birthday party theme. This person found his neighbor’s yard covered in small cows with a sign congratulating Jonathan on his 18th birthday. Maybe cows are his favorite animal?

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Sometimes, it’s best not to question your neighbor’s oddities. Although, we would be pretty confused too if we saw cows littering the lawn. Regardless, we hope Jonathan had an amazing birthday and that he was happy with the cow theme.

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A Pirate’s Life for Me

In one of the most surprising and creative examples of neighborhood fun, we came across this person who made their balcony into a pirate ship. We have to assume this idea came from a person who was cooped up in their home for too long and needed something fun to do with their time.

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Maybe they had kids to entertain during the pandemic and so they transformed the balcony into a pirate ship that even Captain Jack Sparrow would be proud of. These are the fun kinds of neighbors we could use more of!

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A Message for Maintenance

Sometimes, one sign is just not enough. One person came across these notes left for maintenance on their neighbor’s door. If we had to guess, we’d say they’re worried about the maintenance guy letting their cat out.

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Each sign gives just a little more information. Better safe than sorry! To be fair, we have to assume maintenance was extra careful when opening the doors after seeing all three of the warning signs. That’s a lot of exclamation marks so they must mean business.

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