Absolutely beautiful, now I know what to do.
First of all, a neighbor and their attitude can be extremely aggitating.
Picture a neighbor that knows you from the past but pretends not to (apartment neightbor in two story, two apartment home).
She pays much less rent, only has a single bedroom, and the heating is shared by the house.
Now we don't use the heat much, but when she turns on her heat the whole house is heated...and we're responsible for 2/3 of the heating bill.
Her boyfriend, who has a house with his wife and kid, and another house of his own, stays here also.
We've had the same parking spots since I started staying here 2 years ago.
The issue started with the parking spot. Boyfriend owns a bar and would get drunk, then lazy, and park however he wanted - often crooked and so that I couldn't even use his spot.
It got so bad I put objects in my parking spot while I was gone to indicate that nobody take it. However, whenever I would stop - he would surely take the spot.
Through this time, the neighbors patio umbrella flew off in a storm, landed on my girlfriends car...I saw it...let it stay where it was to see what happened....the neightbor picked it up, brought it upstairs - didn't strap it down or close it...and never said a word.
Some time later my car is hit, so I ask her - she said no I would never do something like that and not say anything - and told me that I should have called the cops right away and asked why I hadn't.....In my world - I was taught to be nice to neighbor..why not give her a chance to work it out between the two of us rather than get cops and insurance involved? But ok.
So the next time the boyfriend took my spot I confronted her asking her to have him stop parking there.
She says: Why do you have to nitpick? I didn't know we have assigned spots...etc, etc...
I told her about her stomping at 5AM that wakes us every day, how I knew her umbrella hit my girlfriends car, how that's why I'd ask her if she hit my car and that I thought it was funny when she lied to my face about not keeping something as serious as damaging each other's vehicles from us.....
She then bitched that when I park along the side of the driveway it inconveniences her - so I told her to wake up, and realize her boyfriend taking my parking space is inconveniencing her - not me. I pay rent, he doesn't. I pay her heating bill - he doesn't.
She threatened me with talking to the landlord, etc - I said go for it...needless to say he stopped parking in my spot.
But her boyfriend finally asked her to move in...so they getting very neglegent of common courtesy....
Her cat is outside, and attacked my cat (for the 1000th time). I told her before that her catr attacks my cat relentlessly, but she claims they were playing.
So just now not even 10 minutes ago this womans cat attacks my cat outside. I open the door and yell but it didn't stop them.
I then grabbed a broom stick and scared the cat off - but it wanted to attack my cat again so I tossed the broom stick and watched it land a foot from the cat - but it was enough to scare it off.
The woman sticks her head out from her door upstairs and said who was that? I told her her cat attacked my cat again and I had to break em up and scare her cat away, but not to worry because I didn't hurt her cat.
She comes downstairs I thought to yell at her cat so I opened the door to tell her its not a big deal I broke it up early but she starts making stories up like she came down to bring her cat in because I'm gonna hurt her cat.
I hate people like that - accept responsiblity for what you have done.
I'm calling animal control - next time cat attacks my cat I'm having it taken, whether that's an asshole thing to do or not.