Neighbours smoking (is there anything we can do)
You could move. Are they blowing it in through your letterbox?
Edit: Do you mean you want them to stop because you’re concerned for their health? Well that’s really nice, but they have to want to stop smoking themselves really. You could buy them a vaporizer perhaps?Posted 3 years ago
JY – Next door but one neighbour is really fed up. She has a one and three year old and because there are so many of them smoking it fills most of our gardens and comes up through the windows.
The dealer comes every Friday and our 79 year old (neighbourhood watch lady) has even noticed.
No they don’t blow it through the letter box, now that would be silly wouldn’t it?Posted 3 years agosamjgeorge86Member
Surely if it’s weed they are smoking, call the police? If it’s just cigarettes, then shut up and put up I guess? HTH
Side note: I wouldn’t. I’m not that kind of person. Live and let live and all. People can make their own choices on what illegal products to indulge in. We all have our vices.Posted 3 years agoRamsey NeilMember
As somebody who really dislikes smoking I can understand why you would be a bit pissed off but on the other hand you do seem to be exaggerating the effects of this . I would probably just put up with it as I don’t see that you can do much to make the situation better and telling the Police could potentially make your situation worse . And most of us know somebody who’s died of cancer , I don’t think your friend dying really should have any bearing on this situation .Posted 3 years ago
My neighbourly annoyance is power-tools and builders. People flipping houses all around me. As soon as one is ‘done up’ it’s sold and the whole tedious process starts again. From 8am to 6:30pm seven days a week; lawnmowers, strimmers, drills, noisy builders and sh*te commercial radio…
I actually prefer not working from home. I’d gladly trade problems with you.Posted 3 years agosomafunkSubscriber
I have fat neighbours (near neighbours, not right next door), not just fat but “Jesus **** christ levels of fat, because of joint problems related to their obscene bulk and the fact that they cannot walk more than a few yards they have been on benefits their entire life and are able to claim the mobility level of DLA and thus they have a nice new car and a mobility scooter, council house is paid for, they have a home help to clean etc as they are slobs and the only exercise they get is waddling to the fridge and somehow managing to lift their podgy arms to their mouths to shovel more food in, all this despite the fact that they are in their mid 30’s.
You’d think this would annoy me but you know what?, i couldn’t give a toss about what they get up to, or how much they claim in benefits – it’s their life so let them lead it however they see fit. You see i have a life all of my own and i’m sure there are many people in my town who’d as soon point the finger at my lifestyle and start their whining and bitching so the best thing to do is just get on with your own life and stop passing judgement on others.
EDIT : as for those who say grass them up to the police , are you being serious? – ladies and gentlemen we have multiple awards for bell-ends and dicks of the year, please form an orderly queue and we’ll brand you with the award award smack bang in the middle of your forehead so everyone can see what an upstanding member of society* you are.
* if by society you mean rat bag grassing weasels, it’s a bit of bloody weed for christ sake.Posted 3 years agobearnecessitiesSubscriber
CFH has been on the
Chateauneuf-du-Papecooking wine again.
Sadly BH, there isn’t much you can do. As suggested, you can do the friendly intervention, but you’d have to already have a rapport to get an edge in.
Some people smoke fags, drugs, drink, murder kittens and fap themselves to death posting inflammatory bollocks on the internet.
Are they actually a pain, or you just find their habits offensive? (which is obviously understandable from your POV)
the best thing to do is just get on with your own life and stop passing judgement on others.
I don’t like arguments, but that’s not really fair is it. No judgement is being passed, just understandable frustration.Posted 3 years agohelsMember
I shared a flat with a bunch of stoners many years ago. I could cope with the smell, all the knives in the house being all burned, the worship of Sonic Youth and rampant paranoia but what I really hated was how boring they were. And all the laughing at really dumb stuff. Guess I was just not on the trip.
The whole flat fell apart in the end as they kept forgetting which bedroom they were meant to sleep in (see above re paranoia) and accusing each other of putting the toaster back in the wrong place etc which lead to huge fall outs and they became briefly entertaining. But mostly they were just boring.Posted 3 years ago
In light of my friend dying from lung cancer when he’d never smoked, I’m a little fed up with my neighbours and their friends constantly smoking weed.
Several of our friends and relatives and other neighbours have commented on it. It usually starts when they get up, lunch times, afternoons and most of the evening.
Yes I know most of you will say ‘get a life’ and ‘keep your nose out of their business’, however as person who has tried to live healthily and helped others in the past to do so, it really has got to me.Posted 3 years agogranny_ringSubscriber
I think the OP & neighbours have the right to sit in their gardens without weed smoke drifting over, especially if there are kids about too.Posted 3 years ago
Maybe they’re are not aware of how it’s affecting you & the neighbours or maybe they couldn’t give a *hite if it does.
As to how you deal with it is a tricky one.
Are they reasonable to talk to, or would they fly off the handle?
If they are difficult maybe get together with the other neighbours and say something or write them a note?funkrodentSubscriber
My next door neighbour likes to smoke a couple of joints of a day. Usually one in the morning when in the garden and one in the evening in the house. The smell is a bit intrusive if I’m honest. Surprisingly when she is smoking indoors you can smell it really strongly in my front room. God knows how it infiltrates, through the gaps under the floorboards?
I couldn’t really give a toss but it irks me a little bit that I’m sometimes having to explain away the smell to my 8yr old son. That said if they were heavy drinkers who’d know (or care) unless they combined it with loud music/fighting etc.
In the OPs situation, if they are outside constantly smoking strong weed and it is impacting on children then I’d probably have a quiet word. Nothing confrontational, just a request that they don’t smoke weed outside at times when children are playing in the garden. Most people are pretty reasonable and will probably concur, particularly given that they are partaking in an illegal activity.
If they refuse then you have a choice. if they’re obviously psychopathic nutters you may want to leave it. If they’re like the majority of people (arsy occasionally but not really going to push it) then state very calmly that you will have no choice other than to report them to the council. That should do the trick..Posted 3 years ago
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