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Top Ten Ways How To Annoy Your Neighbor

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Disclaimer

Please be aware that I am not a Social Psychologist nor am I an Anthropologist and am not trained in any form to issue advice. If you have a neighbor that you need to annoy you do so at your own peril. Using these tips may get you in trouble with your neighbor who may call the police.


Who is a bad neighbor?

Bad neighbors are those that get on your nerves. They do things to annoy you. They are pesky, nosy and generally bad for the neighborhood.

If you have a bad neighbor maybe it's time you think of getting back at them by annoying them. You can get even or just play pranks on them. Don't do anything that will get you in trouble with the law or anything you may regret later.

3. Annoy them with pets

If you have a dog, perfect. Just let your dog do his thing on the their lawn when they're not looking. This works best is they don't have a dog. If you don't have a dog but you do have a cat, let the cat play in their flowerbed, especially if it was newly planted. You can also let your dog chase their cat!

4. Put the trash out

When the neighbor is out (make sure that they are, you don't want them to catch you doing this), rake your yard and throw the trash over the fence.

5. Annoy that peeping tom

If your window overlooks the their yard or house then it's easy. Whenever they are outside just peep, do it in a way that they will notice it. The first time they may not mind but if you do this on a regular basis they will eventually catch on.

6. You'll love this one -

might get you in trouble big time but here goes. If your neighbor likes to go out in their garage or barn at night, call the police and tell them you saw a prowler in the neighbor's yard. Make up something like you haven't seen the neighbor all week and you are concerned.


Annoy your neighbor, don't let them annoy you!

1. Annoy your neighbor with music -

This one works well if you live in a Duplex, Condo or flat where you have close neighbors, specifically on the same building. The apartment above, below, left and right of you will be most affected. When you play your music, it is advisable to turn it to the highest volume possible. This will certainly evoke some attention.

One way of doing this and not annoying your own self (especially if you don't like loud music yourself) is to leave the music on while you go out. This way when the neighbor(s) attempt to ask you to turn it down, you will not be home. This will further irritate them. If by chance they should call the landlord or police you can tell them that the power went out and you had no idea that the stereo was left on.

2. Parking

If you live in a neighborhood where parking is on the street this is perfect. Place a couple of garbage bins in front of your house and park in front of your neighbor's house, this way when they get home and try to park, their place is already taken and they have to park down the street.

You can also do the reverse and place the garbage bins in front of the neighbor's house instead but this might mean that they might replace it in front of your house and that will end up annoying you.


7. Pay that neighbor a visit

There are several ways to annoy them by visiting. You may visit during a function and chat to everyone (uninvited of course, and be sure to make yourself comfy. Help yourself to the food and drink by all means). You can also show up in the middle of the night. Wait patiently until you see all the lights go off especially in the bedroom, wait for about five minutes and ring the doorbell. You have to disappear before they open the door or if you are brave enough you can ask a favor like, using the phone, ask for a cup of milk or some salt. Don't be too obvious with the lie, you want this to work again, don't you?

8. Steal their newspaper

One of the most popular ways to annoy your neighbor is to steal their paper. You have to have good timing for this one. It has to be as soon as the paperboy delivers then you swoop in and grab, just before they come out to pick it up.

9. Do they have fruit trees?

Does your neighbor possess very fruitful trees that lie near your fence? This is stealing, I strongly advise against it! Whenever possible just pick whatever you need making sure to pick the best ones of course. This goes also for flowers, especially roses. YOU THOUGHT UP THIS ONE ON YOUR OWN, YOU DID NOT READ IT HERE!

10. This is the last one -

and can get really messy. Timing is also of the essence. If you have a garden and you often water it, whenever your neighbor is outside, whether, passing by to go to work or just nosing in your business just pretend the the spray on the hose got a little loose and turn the hose on them, apologizing of course. This works best if they are on their way to work or church. It also works if they are coming in with groceries.

Comments

muhammad abdullah javed on September 04, 2014:

Thats true. The other aspect would faclitate a fresh and interesting look. Anyway thanx for the response.

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on September 04, 2014:

Hi M Abdullah. Well writing about how to please my neighbor would not be as funny or interesting. We assume that the pleasing of the neighbor is already taken care of. Thanks for stopping by. :)

muhammad abdullah javed on September 04, 2014:

Hi Cardisa. Interesting to see that you have nicely dealt through the funny aspects. Would you like to write on the same line with the heading how to please your neighbour? After all a neighbour's door is next to me, he is as dear to me as those who are inside the door of my house.

oscar on December 13, 2012:

Our neighbours have been assholes to us for ages now. We bought an old caravan, registered for 12 months, spray painted "love thy neighbour" on the side and parked it in front of there house. In our city it's completely legal, so they couldn't do anything about it.

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on June 15, 2012:

Thank you Ariana, have a great weekend.

Ariana Phillips from Utah on June 14, 2012:

I can see how some of these ideas could get you in trouble but would be pretty hilarious for you as well.

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on February 05, 2012:

Wow, You really have some ideas there Nicomp, you must have some pretty frustrated neighbors...lol

nicomp really from Ohio, USA on February 05, 2012:

Park your car within inches of their driveway, allow your crabgrass to spread into their manicured fertilized Kentucky Bluegrass, leave your Christmas lights up (and on) through March, change your oil in the street, put your cat outside every night, paint your shutters in the colors of your favorite sports team, feed racoons in your back yard...

Don't ask me how I know.

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on November 08, 2011:

That's a great one too and it gets them to go inside so you can get some sleep. Some people are just plain inconsiderate!

stylezink from Atlanta, GA. on November 08, 2011:

This is hilarious! I have one to add that I do. My neighbors in the back of me like to have parties all night long. They can get really loud to where I hear their conversations in my bedroom. So I take my dog outside and let her do her 'guard' thing, lol! She won't bark at the neighbors because she knows them. But she sure will bark and scream her head off at the visitors especially when they're being extra loud at night. This usually gets them to go inside. Probably because they can't hear themselves over my dog. I know, I'm terrible, lol!

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on October 31, 2011:

Mas, I wish I'd thought of those myself. I can just imagine...lol

mas on October 30, 2011:

Or I'll "oops" open my door and blow a big lung of cigarette smoke at their door. Another peeve of theirs...

mas on October 30, 2011:

Slam doors! My neighbors who are obviously missing some chromosomes have made my condo miserable. Every time they exit or enter they slam the doors to the point of walls shaking, dogs barking, doesn't matter what time it is. So, I joined the game! Everytime their doors slam, I open mine and slam the crap out of it. It annoys the !?$!?out of them and the sweet pleasure of hearing them whine about it is music to my ears.

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on October 23, 2011:

LOL...LOL...LOL

lafamillia from Soutcentral Europe on October 23, 2011:

@Cardisa:

Heh, old "skul" ; )

@ All :

Cardisa will make you always laugh , she's an old-school pleya' :D

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on October 23, 2011:

Hi Rosika, glad I could make you laugh..lol

rosika on October 23, 2011:

haha very funny...luckily i have good neighbours but i may not have to use this tricks but i will share with my aunty who keep complaining about her neighbour. voted up!

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on October 21, 2011:

Thank you Neil...don't tell anyone you saw it here..okay!

Neil Sperling from Port Dover Ontario Canada on October 21, 2011:

LOL - very funny! Thanks!

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on October 21, 2011:

Thanks Lafamillia.

lafamillia from Soutcentral Europe on October 21, 2011:

@Cardisa:

Hahahah , this is a good one :)

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on October 21, 2011:

That's a good one too Steph, I would like to see the neighbor's reaction to that one...lol

Stephanie Das from Miami, US on October 20, 2011:

Awesome! I must admit, I'm guilty of quite a few of these...loud music, escaped dog...But I'd like to add one! Throw a loud party in the backyard and go all night. They'll get pretty mad!

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on October 09, 2011:

Thanks!

lafamillia from Soutcentral Europe on October 09, 2011:

Heheheh, interesting hub...

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on October 09, 2011:

Thanks Fellow Mumbaite, glad you liked it!

Fellow Mumbaite from India on October 09, 2011:

Enjoyed each one of those neighbor annoying steps. Nice article and will definitely come handy some day.

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on September 02, 2011:

Thank you Habee...glad you had some fun!

Holle Abee from Georgia on September 02, 2011:

Love it - too funny! Voted up!

Tara Sellers on September 02, 2011:

Your welcome!

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on September 02, 2011:

Thank you Sweet21!

Tara Sellers on September 01, 2011:

This is very funny!! Loved this hub!

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on September 01, 2011:

It can get heated, you just have to always apologize and act innocent! Never admit anything!

FloraBreenRobison on September 01, 2011:

As someone who used to have this type of issue, I can say that it can get very heated.

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on September 01, 2011:

Hi Sunshine, that's too bad, you could have had a lot of fun!

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on September 01, 2011:

Excellent ideas! Makes me wish I had a neighbor I didn't like but I don't! :))

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on September 01, 2011:

Hey Victoria, don't tell your neighbor I sent you for the sugar...lol

Victoria Lynn from Arkansas, USA on September 01, 2011:

So funny! I especially liked #6. The asking for a cup of sugar in the middle of the night was great, too!

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on July 28, 2011:

Good morning Injured Lamb, it's evening here in Jamaica. Thanks for taking the time to read my invisible hub. Glad I could make your day.

Injured lamb on July 28, 2011:

What a mischievous girl here to write her invisible mischievous hub. I just can't help but to follow you for the next coming great hub. You are great Cardisa, thanks for giving me a great morning...

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on June 26, 2011:

Om, I feel for you, but remember Cardisa did not write this hub, as a matter of fact it does not exist, it's all in your head! LOL

Om Paramapoonya on June 26, 2011:

haha great ideas! We live in a fourplex apartment, so we share the backyard with our downstair neighbors. They like to hang out in the backyard late at night, drinking and having extremely lively conversations, when we try to sleep. Now thanks to you, I know how to get back at them!

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on June 24, 2011:

I hope you neighbors don't have dogs or cats....that would mean nasty for your garden....but by all means water away and have a LOTs of fun!

Marissa from United States on June 24, 2011:

Did you print this 'non-existent' hub and send it to my neighbors? Lol. It sounds just like them...and we've done nothing but live here! Love the humor in this. I may have to go water my garden now... ;)

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on June 22, 2011:

I'm innocent Ahorseback, I wonder what you are talking about........!?!

I'd love to be your neighbor though...we would have lots of fun annoying other neighbors!

ahorseback on June 22, 2011:

Cardisa , Im ashamed of you young lady , and you seemed like such a sweet person ....! But then......we could have alot of fun couldn't we? I want to live next to you and watch this happen......you little trouble maker.:-}

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on June 20, 2011:

Thanks Ladyjojo,

by all means, annoy away!

ladyjojo on June 20, 2011:

Your bad Cardisa. LOL

But some of them do need annoying especially when they annoy you.

Thanks for sharing this funny hub

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on June 20, 2011:

Hello Alexander, I am so sorry that you are the one being annoyed right now. Is there some way you could muster up a little annoyance yourself.....hope so.

Thanks for stopping by.

Alexander Silvius from Portland, Oregon on June 20, 2011:

This is very timely advice Cardisa, my upstairs neighbor likes to turn up her music even after repeated warnings from the manager, talk loudly while cussing on the phone with the patio door open and this last weekend, she has a dog (which we are not allowed in our complex) that she lets pee on her patio, which runs between the slats and has been dripping all over my patio, table and chair. I will speaking with the manager today :-) Thanks for the laugh.

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on June 19, 2011:

Good morning Goyakla, thanks so much for stopping by.

Goyakla from United Kingdom on June 19, 2011:

This hub made me laugh so much my sides hurt. Thank you so much for this.

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on June 18, 2011:

Hi Upal19, I'm not offended at all! Honest mistake, that's what I get for changing my profile picture.

Ashraf Mir from Dhaka on June 18, 2011:

Sorry I called you a boy. It'll never happen again.

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on June 18, 2011:

Thanks Vinsanity, but as you can see there is no hub...lol

vinsanity on June 17, 2011:

Haha! This hub is very unique and very funny. Good job!

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on June 17, 2011:

Thanks RJ, but SHHHHHHHH! If you tell anyone I might get in trouble see. It is supposed to be a secret!

Reynold Jay from Saginaw, Michigan on June 17, 2011:

What can one say? THis is so so clever and hilarious! You have talent coming out your ears to come up with these HUBS!!! Love 'm all! RJ

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on June 17, 2011:

Hi Upal19, I have never been called a boy, but have been called naughty many times, even here on HP.

Remember though, you can't tell anyone where you got those tips, so by all means annoy your neighbor all you want and I'll be sure to call you a naughty boy!

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on June 17, 2011:

Hey Master Colin, you definitely are one very sweet man. You always know how to make me blush.

Lots of love

Cardisa

Ashraf Mir from Dhaka on June 17, 2011:

Have you done those by yourself yet? If you have done so have you not called naughty boy by them? If you are not called that then I may try to do those all.

Lollll

epigramman on June 17, 2011:

...well I always find a lady with a great sense of humor very sexy and beautiful - and Cardisa you are most definitely all three, signed your loyal Canadian admirer ....Mister C

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on June 16, 2011:

That was funny Tlpoague, thanks for reading my non existent hub. Maybe we could annoy the hell out of that neighbor...lol

Tammy on June 16, 2011:

Awesome ideas!! I once knew of a man that hated his ceiling fan so he decided to use his pistol to kill it. The neighbors freaked and called the police. The police showed up and told him to put it away before he hurt himself. The ceiling fan is still running even after having a few clips shot into it. It was what we called the 'die hard'. Great hub...thanks!

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on June 14, 2011:

Hey Always, thanks for not reading a funny hub....lol!

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on June 14, 2011:

Remember Flaura, you did not get this from me.....!!!

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on June 14, 2011:

Funny, Funny, Funny, You are a hoot Cardisa. Great tips that you didn't write. HAHA

Flaura78 from UK on June 14, 2011:

I will try that! Obviously won't tell her about it... I don't even think she can read lol :) Thanks for the tips Cardisa!

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on June 14, 2011:

Thanks for stopping by Katrinasui!

katrinasui on June 14, 2011:

hahah.....Very funny..

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on June 14, 2011:

Hey Jack, what's so funny?!!.....lol

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on June 14, 2011:

Hey Flaura, you didn't get this from me, but if you start the annoying then maybe she'll rethink. Do exactly what she does and I bet she'll either stop or move. Remember YOU DID NOT READ IT HERE, THIS HUB DOES NOT EXIST (slow deliberate, quiet voice of hypnotist).

Have a great day.

Flaura78 from UK on June 14, 2011:

Wow, my neighbor does all of these! Moreover she is always peeking out the window when I pull in and out with my car, slams the doors every 5 minutes so my walls are shaking and lets my tyres down. Does anyone know how to get her to move? :)

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on June 14, 2011:

Only if I had written such a hub Mary, it would make quite a comedy, wouldn't it?!

Have a great day!

Mary Contrary from Columbus, OH on June 14, 2011:

Cardisa, you now have some great ideas for a sit-com. Well you would if you had written this, which we know you didn't.

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on June 14, 2011:

Hi Dexter, I wonder what your are talking about....lol

Dexter Yarbrough from United States on June 13, 2011:

Cardisa! You are something else!!!! Up, up!!

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on June 13, 2011:

Hey Phillbert, thanks for not reading and not voting up!

Phillip Drayer Duncan from The Ozarks on June 13, 2011:

Great hub! That of course I didn't read cuz it doesn't exsist... But if it did exsist I would say it was very funny and then I would vote it up!

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on June 13, 2011:

Great seeing you Will!

WillStarr from Phoenix, Arizona on June 13, 2011:

Up and funny!

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on June 13, 2011:

I knew it was a good one to NOT put in this non existent hub..

Cheers

Nell Rose from England on June 13, 2011:

Hi, what great ideas in this non hub that I didn't read! ha ha but seriously, loved the one about the garbage! it would suit my brother, his neighbour always steals his parking space! ha ha

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on June 13, 2011:

Slippery huh...I know how they are..lol

Sunnie Day on June 13, 2011:

Cardisa, I am working on it...those darn..swimy things are hard to find..I need more time..Sorry...

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on June 13, 2011:

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!1

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on June 13, 2011:

Such a crafty lady! I won't tell.

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on June 13, 2011:

Nooo Ideaaaaa!!!!!!

kimberlyslyrics on June 13, 2011:

what hub?

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on June 13, 2011:

Hi Sunnie, how are you today, am I gonna be a magic mermaid soon?

Sunnie Day on June 13, 2011:

SHHHHH mum's the word..I will take full responsibility..lol

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on June 13, 2011:

Hi Sunnie,

YOU NEVER READ THIS HUB, THIS HUB DOES NOT EXIST (slow deliberate, quiet voice of a hypnotist).

Sunnie Day on June 13, 2011:

lol..this was really funny Cardisa...I hope I will never have to use these tactic's but then you never know..haha

Funny hub,

Sunnie

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on June 13, 2011:

Thank you Wesman, I appreciate the visit and comment.

Have a great day!

Wesman Todd Shaw from Kaufman, Texas on June 13, 2011:

Beautiful show, Cardisa, I salute you!

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