a little perspective on neighbors
I love this forum. I don't *think* it's vicarious enjoyment of other people's problems. I hope it isn't.
At any rate, the neighbor threads just amaze me. Speaking as someone who once (about ten years ago) had a neighbor put a bullet through the common wall of our duplex, all the rest seems pretty petty in comparison. Nothing like coming home to find a bullet in your cat's water dish to give you a new insight on things.
No, I never found out what the deal was, although I did suspect stuff growing in his garage that probably wasn't legal (my suspicions were long before the bullet). When I called the sheriff, the guy insisted that he'd been cleaning his gun, and since, the sheriff said, nobody'd gotten hurt, he wasn't inclined to pursue the fact that emptying your gun before you clean it is only common sense.
It took me a year, but I finally sold that condo. I've never been so glad to move out of a place in my life.