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Old 09-10-2010, 06:28 PM   #1
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Question How to deal with a problem neighbour?

Have any of you had to deal w/ a neighbour who is like a fly you can't get rid of?

Last Monday, our neigbour who was camping solo had a hard time getting the hint (preparing food) that we were having dinner & would like to be left alone. Even after my buddy finished grilling our steaks & taking them into the trailer, he stuck his head in the door (unannounced) & asked if we were eating. We said yes & would be calling it an early night as we were leaving for Ontario in the morning.

I won't get into details, but in talking w/ him it was hard to tell where reality ended & the BS started. There just seemed to be too many inconsistancies in his RV & military stories (a 3 & 1/2 year Army vet which I won't hold against service personnel) that he told us.
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:33 PM   #2
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We have run into a few. Usually nice enough folks and usually older with no one to talk to. No one quite as anoying as you describe. We find more often that they are anoying in a totally different way, like running a loud consruction type generator till 11:45pm having loud converstions after everyone else in the campground has gone to bed, etc. etc.

Just never know what your going to get. Just gotta grin and bear it sometimes, and I keep ear plugs handy.
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:44 PM   #3
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We've run into some of those, Revrnd, and we always try to be mannerly, as you obviously were, but other than that, we don't really know the answer for dealing with it. Sometimes we just feel like getting away from it all without having to listen to some guy who sounds like the guys we listen to all week at work. If you come up with a solution, please let us know.
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:49 PM   #4
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There's worse. We were in Sequim, WA several years ago when a guy walked down into the campground. He sat at the campfire for maybe 20 minutes, brought food with him and asked if he could use the fire.
"OK."
He seemed harmless. After about half an hour more, he suggested a menage a trois at his place. I went to a neighbor and asked for help. All the neighbors showed up and moved him off and away with a few choice words. The cops got called and arrived. Seems as if he was well known in Sequim. I still didn't sleep well that night.
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We had one like that a out campground several years ago. Always showed up at meal time. I think he was waiting for an invite. The only way to get their attention is a 2 x 4 at the back of the head, Just joking. there is no way to get rid of them.
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Old 09-10-2010, 10:36 PM   #6
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I just say to them:

"Dude, we're out here trying to relax and spent some quality time together. Just me and the Missis. We'd rather be alone, if you don't mind."

What the heck. I don't know this guy.
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Too funny, It's hard to get rid of someone if you are a nice person.
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Old 09-10-2010, 10:45 PM   #8
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I don't know if he was fishing for a meal or not. While I was sitting in front of the trailer, I watched him put his grill in his truck. Then after my buddy arrived he asked if we wanted any brats or stuff. I said no that we had 2 steaks that we were going to BBQ.

My buddy asked him if was was going to do his supper & his response was that he'd already eaten (who knows?).
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Put them to work. Ask them to take the tote to the dump, split some wood, go get something from the store, etc. Usually gets rid of them.
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I politely ask them to leave, something like the wife and I want some alone time.

If they don't get it, my politeness goes away (becuase they are not being polite either at this point) and I point blank tell them to move on....
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