Well I took a huge step today with regards to getting my abusive neighbour dealt with and I hope it results in my quality of life being restored at some point. I have made more calls to authorities in the past year or so, than any person should ever have to. To police multiple times for domestic violence (of 2 women), animal rescue for animal cruelty (of 2 dogs), and by-law for excessive noise at crazy hours that's so loud it vibrates our floors and walls (sometimes multiple times a week).
I have lived in our beautiful home for 11 years, and quite happily until the devil moved in beside me about a year and a half ago - maybe two. My neighbour has made living here really suck each week and I am the only one doing anything about it because everyone else is too scared of what he'll do to them if they report him. Not just those in our complex either. People at the housing office are intimidated by this man as well, so little has been done to stop him. Lucky them for being able to turn a blind eye. Lucky them for not having him as THEIR neighbour and living with all that entails.
This is insane and it's wrong and it's exhausting to deal with on a weekly and sometimes daily basis and I hate talking or writing about it at all because it's shitty as hell but I know I'm not alone in this kind of situation and yesterday was huge for me because of the step I took: a heartfelt email to someone I believe can do something about what's happening.
I am happy to say that I received a response within an hour and now have a meeting with two higher ups on Monday. Hopefully they can do something about this since me calling the authorities has not done much except direct my neighbour's anger towards me for reporting him. He knows it's me and he's yelled at me through the walls and on the street for calling the cops.
He is the bane of my existence right now.
I absolutely resent spending any moments of my precious life focusing on the cruel man that lives next store, but I suppose there was a reason he was brought to me. If I don't do something about it, who will? No one else has stepped up to the plate and I'm the one dealing with his rage and cruelty on a regular basis, apart from those who have the misfortune of being in his home.
What about you? Have you experienced something like this? What did you do about it? How did you cope? Did things work out in the end? I'd really love to know.
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