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Old 09-25-2015, 05:45 PM   #1
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what the police said made me laugh...

I'm working on due diligence before making a school bus purchase and paid a visit to my small town, truly friendly PD. Asked about parking regs re: vehicle sizes both on street and in driveway. Explained the school bus dream. The officer's first words,

"Neighbors hate them."

Then she went on to talk about how to keep neighbors happy etc so all is not lost.

We are thinking very short bus for sure. And she's right - my neighbors may well hate it. Then again, they hate my dog already.
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Old 09-25-2015, 07:30 PM   #2
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That's pretty funny. It's an important consideration, though -- it seems there's always that one neighbor "looking out for the good of the community" and eager to report anything to the code enforcement division.
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Old 09-25-2015, 07:37 PM   #3
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My next door neighbor had some family members visit in a converted school bus a while back. While helping another neighbor with a home project his wife came in and started carping about the big, ugly visitors bus. They both had seen my bus inside and out and seemed fine with it. I just told them to count their blessings because that big, ugly school bus is what I originally had in mind too.

Another couple in my neighborhood is considering moving away because the people in the house next to them don't keep up their property the way they think they should.

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Old 09-25-2015, 07:47 PM   #4
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Then again, they hate my dog already.
Hahahahahaahhahahahahahaha!
Let me share a haiku I wrote for my neighbors the other day.

Tiny yappy dog.
Squealing rowdy little girls.
I hate my neighbors.
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Old 09-25-2015, 08:59 PM   #5
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Big, ugly school bus
haunting the neighbors driveway
Let's move far away
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Old 09-25-2015, 10:55 PM   #6
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The first month I had my bus, I got a visit from the city Chief of Police. He blocked me in my driveway as I was trying to leave in one of my cars, then turned on his lights. Told me my neighbor called his personal cell phone to complain about the bus. I was cordial and when he was done I asked him if I had broken any laws. After a few minutes of me asking over and over again, he finally admitted, "none that I know of." My response, "Good, I have no intention of breaking any laws. So please move your vehicle and we can be both on our way."

His parting word were about being good neighbors. Well the neighbor should have thought about that when they were being a nuisance and I had to politely invite them OFF MY PROPERTY several times. Last month they invited me to their garden party for the first time in the 20 years they've been here (I've been here 40 yrs) - the daughter then takes me aside and asks if I would move the bus somewhere that their guests cant see it from their back yard. I didn't move it, but I did put my RV cover over it and ate their food like I was at a smorgasbord. Haven't heard a peep since.
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Old 09-25-2015, 11:50 PM   #7
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AND thats why I want to be a full time nomad don't like the neighbors, fuel up and roll out.

I rent and my land lord doesn't seem to care about the lawn and its maintenance and because I rent neither do I. There were some houses for sale on the street and when ever one is for sale I always get an angry letter in the mail box. Which makes me think, if you don't like what your neighbors are doing then move somewhere where you don't have neighbors. There are so many RVs in my current neighborhood I figure that maybe my build will go under the radar and when it is done, I'm out.
It also seems like the dog nose busses draw more anger.
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Old 09-26-2015, 08:00 AM   #8
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I rent as well and so far, I've yet to get the "angry, anonymous letter" for the bus, since it's 200' back off the street. I did, however, get one for a pile of old carpet that the previous tenants had left on the curb.

Why the hell can't people mind their own damned business?
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Why the hell can't people mind their own damned business?
Because they know better than you and have too much free time or since of entitlement.
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I live in a small town and got real lucky with neighbours, I've got 8 houses on my street and have been in 6 of them drinkin' with the neighbours. Today is my wedding anniversary and the last payment on my house [23 years]. Four houses in a row, 8 of us in total got all hammed up last night in and around the bus, it’s been parked on the towns boulevard for the past two weeks while I scotch pad the driver’s side down [I don’t fit between the fence and the bus]. The neighbours beside me asked me on Wed and Thurs if I could turn up my radio ‘cause it was a bit windy and they could hardly here it…. they were on their front porch/step having a couple of bevies watching me sand. The other neighbours keep checkin’ in to see how things are progressing……I think I’m going to buy a lottery ticket……some of you seem to crap luck with your neighbours.
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