|I was in Boston to visit a customer several years back and these guys working at a construction site started whistling, etc. Well, I got really ticked and gave them a 'friendly' gesture with me hand (not too lady-like, I know) and next thing I know my heel got caught in a crack and I freaking went flying forward on all fours.|
I know how it feels to be intimidated and not feel safe where you live. And I worry about my cats especially as people see us walking them outside. We used to have a Hell's Angel dude live next door. They were always yelling at each other and the kids and treating their dog really badly. They're the kind of people who get away with things because everyone else is too afraid to do anything. Well, one day I snapped! I was walking by (on our property) and their dog lunged and barked at me (as usual) and I just started yelling at the lady about how we should be able to walk past without worrying about their dog biting us rah rah rah.... Well, I came home that day and her husband had put up a fence! My husband was pleased but scared at the same time - you just don't want to pi** these people off.
We also have a halfway house down the road that houses people with mental disorders. It's very unfortunate, but I guess these places have to be somewhere, right? It's not fun to have someone walking by engaged in a very loud and offensive yelling match with themselves, but I mostly just feel sorry for them as they're not threatening to other people.
Depsite my "run-in" with the neighbours, I would be very wary of getting into anything with your troublesome neighbours. Anomynity is best!