Am I the only one in the world who HATES their neighbors?
So I live in a small town, about 400 people.
350 are idiots who swam out of the shallow end of the gene pool.
50 are non-native, probably ok, but I haven't met them yet!
Two houses away from me lives another single semi-retiree. She as two dogs. Since November she has had a new house under construction on her lot and doesn 't live there yet.
But the dogs do. And they bark all night. They NEVER stop barking. I get up at 3 a.m. to go to work. My dd has school. Two houses away and they are so loud it literally keeps me awake OVER the noise of the fan, heater, white noise machine.
We get NO sleep. Since November.I have asked her repeatedly to quiet the dogs or move them or buy a bark collar or anything. She always apologizes profusely, but refuses to do anything about the dogs.
Yesterday I finally broke down and went to the chief of police's house and made a complaint. He spoke to her. She immediately knew I was the one who complained, of course, and promptly began tattle-telling on all the neighbors around her, like a 7 year old!
As soon as the chief left, she went from one house to the other on my street calling me names, complaining about me, etc.
Now I don't really care what the neighbors think, but I wonder, what justifies her actions when she was the one whose refusal to obey the law about nuisance barking, and neighborhood complaints, and negligent pet ownership prompted my self-preservation actions?
Given the above info, what is your opinion on this? Am I wrong for what I did?
I almost decided that killing the dogs would be better and prevent drama, but I resisted the urge, and did the legal thing.
She will undoubtedly be coming back around at some point to be chatty. I have no intention of being polite at all! Am I wrong for that?