I pulled in the driveway of my SO's place at 6ish last night. His neighbor came up to my car and motioned for me to roll down my window. He offered to let me park my car in his garage so that the ashes from his fire wouldn't get on my car. I declined gracefully. Car needs to be washed anyway.
Neighbor continued chatting with me about his week and offering to help me with my bags. I declined as I only had 3 this week.
Later, SO and I were grilling out and having a fire in the backyard. Neighbor came back to talk to us at least 7 different times.
He KNOWS I only see my SO on the weekends. And he had about 1/2 dozen people over himself so it wasn't like he was lonely.
We love spending time together just the 2 of us around the fire. We need that time to reconnect after not seeing each other all week.
How do we deal with this?
Answer by gdiamante at 2:34 PM on Sep. 14, 2013
Answer by KTElite at 12:32 PM on Sep. 14, 2013
Your neighbor reminds me of the neighbor on the movie Extract. The wife finally stood up to the neighbor and he had a heart attack and died. Point is, I wouldn't keep holding in the "oh, my god, here he comes again". I would just be firm and if you are busy or have plans, politely let him know.
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