Im sorry, I need to rant! I know I have alluded to the horribleness that is our neighbors before, but now I am going full out. They are horrible horrible people, and that is coming from someone who sees the good in everyone...including offenders incarcerated for murder!!
Short and definitely not sweet overview of them; They are a large family, I guess, of around 3 women and anywhere between 5 and 15 kids, sometimes a few male stragglers. In others words; I have no idea who the hell lives there, but a ton of people are always hanging around! The "adults" are never outside, I can count on 1 hand the amount of times that I have seen them. The kids are loud, rude, obnoxious little brats! Every last one of them!
Ok I know what you are thinking, we all have annoying neighbors right?! Here is why they are beyond annoying and to the point of horrible and "move out" types of neighbors;
1) They do this horrible "drill team" practice thing for hours on end every single day during the summer. They do it in the middle of the street, without regard for traffic. Its all pre-teen or early teen girls and it is disturbingly sexual at times. Plus, they use drums and a fucking whistle!! (I wrote a very mature and respectful letter to the "adults" about this after we moved in offering many compromises so that it would not ruin the summer for the rest of the neighborhood....they refused to talk about it and started doing it more often and even louder)
2) They throw rocks and garbage at my dogs!! This one literally infuriates me to the point of shaking and crying because Zindle goes into panic attack mode trying to protect Domino and he cowers in the corner trying to get away. (For the record, this is the one thing that I actually went over there and initiated actual communication with the "adults" about...it resulted in being called a racist and having threatening remarks made about the safety of my dogs!)
3) They repetitively get animals and neglect them by leaving them on a short tie out in their back yard when they get bored of them. I do call animal control when it gets to the point of being disturbing, but that means that my own animals' safety is further at risk.
4) As I said, all the kids are unruly little brats, which I know is a direct result of the horrible parenting (or extreme lack there of) one in particular though is beyond a brat, she is a downright scary person...and get this, she is probably about 12! She picks fights with us, yells names at us, walks by our house yelling "black power" and other derogatory slurs in our front window, and threatens our dogs! And all of this is while we are literally minding our own business!
So, we don't get to enjoy our yard, or even an open window during the summer because of their horribleness. Our dogs don't get to go outside in our own yard safely when their kids are outside because they purposfully antagonize them, stressing Zindle out to the point of seriously disturbing anxiety, or throw crap at them making Domino cower in the corner! All of the other neighbors are great (seriously, all of them!) and everyone is disturbed by them. They all sporadically call the cops on them, which I guess is good, but for some reason they blame us. So they retaliate against us and justify it by saying that we call the cops every week on them (which we have done literally 3 total times in the year and a half we have been here!).
I hate them! I hate that I have tried every responsible method to communicate with them about this! I hate that they make me dread being home on sunny days, the few nice days that the Pacific Northwest allows us! I hate that they make me question my belief that everyone is inherently good and wants to at least attempt to peacefully coexist. I hate the most that they invade my space, my desperately needed safe haven of home.