There are a lot of neighbors in this country and not all of them can be good. We'd all love to live next to Mr. Rogers, but unfortunately, he was one of a kind. Most of us have had to deal with a bad neighbor at some point or another. Most of us have had our fair share of bad neighbors. Luckily, you most likely haven't had to deal with neighbors who are as bad as the neighbors that you're about to see on this list.
Keep reading to get a glimpse at what's really happening in the front yards and back yards of America.
The Elephant In The Room
Is anybody going to talk about the elephant in the room, or in this case, the elephant on the lawn? This gimmick might be fun for a day, but if this elephant becomes a permanent fixture, it's going to start to take a toll on the property value of the whole street.
This whole scene is crazy. There's a gigantic pink elephant drinking a martini, surrounded by a ton of little pink plastic flamingoes casually chilling on the lawn.
This is what could happen if you nag your neighbor about his unpainted fence too much. Bob's constant nagging apparently rubbed his neighbor the wrong way, and the neighbor responded the only way he knew how: with dry humor. We're not sure why the fence color is any of Bob's business, but Bob must think he has a say over whatever his neighbors do to their homes and property.
Who is the worse neighbor in this scenario?
How Not To Shovel Snow
Shoveling snow is no easy task, but most good neighbors know that good snow etiquette means not shoveling snow out of your yard and throwing it into somebody else's. Now his neighbor has to do twice the amount of work if he wants to clear his walkway.
Somebody was quick with a camera and managed to catch this guy in the act. It's not a very good look. This is not a very neighborly thing to do.
No Neighbors Allowed
Whoever owns this house hates visits from his neighbors so much that he decided to turn his whole house upside down. How do you even get into this place? It looks like the building is entirely neighbor-proof. Is that Spider-Man clinging to the side of the wall? This place truly is a mystery wrapped in an enigma.
Maybe we're misinterpreting it, but this is the message we're getting: "Don't even bother trying to visit. Unless you're Spider-Man you're never getting in anyway."
Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
There's an expression that says "fences make good neighbors." That saying definitely does not fit the situation here. According to the photo caption, "these neighbors were fighting, so one put up a fence on the other's driveway because it's technically his property."
Ouch, that's low. Now the man's neighbor can't even get his car up to his house unless he drives in the yard? All over a silly fight? He needs to move out of here like yesterday.
A Very Hungry Snowman
We're willing to bet that the person who made this kid-eating snowman is the neighborhood crank. You know the type. It's usually an older man who shakes his fist as he's yelling at passing children to "get off his lawn!"
You just have to wonder why he's so concerned about protecting his yard. It doesn't exactly look nice here, just a patch of dead grass and filthy brown snow. But at least the kids will stay away now that the snowman is threatening to eat them.
The War Of The Rescue Workers
So who makes the better neighbors? A fire station or a police station? These guys are putting their neighborly instincts to the test. This hilarious photo was posted to Imgur with the caption, "Our fire station is next door to the Police department. Pranks ensue." Do you think that "Free Donuts" setup is going to attract any actual cops?
It's kind of hard to tell what the cop in the photo is thinking about the trick. We'd love to see the prank that the police came with in response to this one!
The Junk Keeps Piling Up
Is that a swimming pool inside another swimming pool? Something weird is going on here. This is just lazy. Could this person not take an hour out of their day to take down their old pool before putting in a new one?
If your neighbor is this lazy there's a very good chance you'll never see the grass on their lawn because of all the junk they've left lying around for years. Your best option is just to sell your house and move far, far away.
Now That's Petty
A Reddit user who goes by the screen name Dreampopper shared this photo online with the following caption: "My neighbor owed me $288.66 for my vet bills after his Great Dane attacked my Golden. This is how he paid me, one day before I was going to take him to small claims court."
This is petty behavior if we ever saw it. Control your dog, man! If you don't want to pay the price, teach your dog how to be civil around other animals.
A Spooky Fourth Of July
Halloween is a holiday full of spooky fun, but the outdoor scene you're seeing in this photo wasn't set up on Halloween. These skeletons are out in the yard celebrating the fourth of July. Some people want to keep the spooky fun coming all year long.
That's a pretty tacky and confusing thing to do to your neighbors. Pick a holiday and stick with it, please. If you must have fourth of July skeletons, do us all a favor and keep them inside the house.
That Can't Be Safe
This looks like a disaster waiting to happen. These guys just might take the top prize for people who actually endanger their neighbors with their bone-headed behavior. If you're trying to move a sofa, how about carrying it down the stairs like normal, law-abiding adults?
We sure hope they looked around carefully before pushing that couch out the window. That thing could have seriously hurt somebody. We just hope that everybody is okay and that these neighbors never pulled this stunt again.
What's That Doing Up There?
Now here's a redneck neighbor who might be sinking your property value with his bizarre antics, but at least it looks like he could be kind of fun to hang out with every now and then. Looking at this photo left us with more than a few questions, though.
What is he doing up there? Is the ground level just not good enough for him? And he has a crutch up there with him – meaning how in the heck did he even get up onto the roof? This one is a real head-scratcher.
Another Yard Elephant
We're trying to think of any reasonable explanation for this situation. How did a life-sized elephant sculpture end up on its back in the middle of this neighbor's driveway? Maybe they're just those kinds of people who never finish a project.
Like, maybe they decided they wanted a realistic looking elephant in the backyard but when they realized they couldn't get it through the front door they just abandoned it there. And now the whole neighborhood has to see it every time they pass by this house.
That Shrub Has Something To Say
This is one we haven't seen before – a person getting mooned by a shrub. Looks like maybe he'll be building a taller fence after this incident. Wonder how long it took the gardening expert to pull this stunt off and turn a bush into an offensive sculpture?
The best part is that the neighbor looks legitimately angry AT the shrub, as if it's the one at fault here. Don't blame the shrub, man, he's just the messenger.
You can tell by looking at this man that he thinks he has it all figured out. He's totally beat the whole "mowing the lawn" game by hooking his lawnmower up to the back of his scooter. But there are a few problems with his genius idea.
First, this would probably take him twice as long as it would just pushing the dang mower around like a normal person. And second, now his neighbors have to hear TWO loud sounds when he decides to cut the grass: the lawnmower AND the scooter. What a selfish guy.
A Toilet Garden
So, upcycling is a really cool thing to do. That's where you take objects that would normally be thrown away and use them for a new purpose. Wait, let's clarify that upcycling is usually cool. We have to draw the line here, though, with this yard filled with old toilets.
This whole concept of a lawn covered in toilets is just too much to subject your neighbors to. No one wants to see that as they're pulling into their driveway after a long day at work. Keep the toilets where they belong, please: in the bathroom.
The Case Of The Copycats
This is one of those neighbors who just can't stand that he doesn't have nice stuff like the people next door. When they get a new car, he does too. New jacuzzi? You can bet he's going to try and top that.
In this case, the guy just went into his bathroom, disconnected the bathtub, and dragged it right out into the backyard. It looks like he made himself a table out of beer cases with a board on top before getting in to revel in all his tub's impressive glory.
That Fence Isn't Doing Much
This person clearly wanted to add some security to their sprawling suburban home. So they did what lots of people do when they want more privacy and security: they added a gate (complete with a monogram—classy!).
They missed a really key element to the whole gate concept, though. You kind of need a wall or something else to stop people from just walking or driving around the little gate. This is ridiculous and just makes these people look like unneighborly jerks. Look at their grass, there are tired tracks. Fail.
A Bright Light
This holiday arrangement leaves us wondering who the real jerk is. Is it the house that went overboard with the garish lighting that probably makes it hard to sleep at night without blackout curtains?
Or is it the people who put up only one decoration; a lighted arrow pointing to the brightly festooned house next door? We suppose the answer depends on whether the arrow is just meant to say a friendly "ditto" to the neighbor's decorations or if it's meant to steal from the glory of the other house. We might never know the real answer. And we guess we can live with that.
What A Mailbox
What a nice welcome to this neighbor's home: a mean-looking donkey shaped mailbox where the opening is his… rear end. It's not quite clear whether the owner of this mailbox means it as a joke or if it's really a warning that there's a crotchety old grump living here.
Either way, we bet the mailman doesn't really treasure having to stop at this house every day and opening up the donkey's keister.
Having Fun With Neighbors
OK, we WANT to live next door to these zany neighbors. What could be more fun than waking up to some lol-worthy pranks every now and then? In this case, the tricksters put a lifesize dinosaur (a velociraptor, to be exact) right outside their neighbor's window in the middle of the night.
Imagine the fright this homeowner got when they first opened their blinds to welcome the daylight inside. Hopefully, it didn't take long for them to realize that it was a fake and that Jurassic Park hadn't come true overnight.
He's Always Watching
How's this for an unfriendly look? This unsocial neighbor put a cardboard cutout of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson right by their front door, presumably to frighten people out of paying a friendly visit.
Then again, The Rock is probably a pretty good theft deterrent... if this community is experiencing a bunch of crimes then you really can't blame the person who lives here for trying to keep their stuff safe.
That's Not Right
If this wasn't taken on Halloween or some other appropriate holiday, then this photo is downright disturbing. Why is a fully-grown man dressed as a cat-devil (or whatever he's supposed to be) and crouching down on the sidewalk while waving to his across the street neighbor?
We can only imagine that this is his usual behavior and that the fed-up neighbor couldn't take any more of it. Naturally, they snapped his photo and posted it online as their response to his bizarre antics.
Beware Of Freddy
The person who stays in this bedroom must have really, really done something awful to their neighbor. Putting a life-size cutout of Freddy Krueger in someone's window, where they're going to be startled to death next time they open the curtains, is a pretty serious act of revenge.
We just hope that when this homeowner opened the curtains they didn't pass out or have a heart attack or something. Maybe they were even able to laugh it off. Eventually.
We can't figure out just what the heck is going on here. Were some neighbors upset by this crazy, but kind of cool, display of plastic pink flamingos and called the police because of it?
Or did the neighbors call the police for some unrelated reason and these homeowners put the army of flamingos out as a warning? Like, "you'd better watch out or my lawn ornaments are coming to get you?" Either way, we kinda like this look.
That Poor Grandson
This neighbor is over whoever is allowing their dog to defecate on their lawn. It must have really gotten out of hand because they are willing to use a family member to get even.
The sign reads: "We have video. We know where you live. If you don't pick up after your dog, we'll send our grandson to poop on your lawn." Bad dog or weird grandson? We're not sure who is worse here, the neighbor who put up the sign or the neighbor who let their dog poop so much on the lawn that it lead to this point.
A Rude Gesture
This homeowner knew they would have to deal with a homeowner's association (HOA) when they bought their home but that doesn't mean they are always happy with the organization. This piece of fencing was purposefully placed to send a strong message. A user on Reddit posted the following message: "The HOA in my friend's neighborhood recently threatened her neighbors with a fine if they didn't hide their trash cans, even though they've been in the same spot for over a decade. This is their solution." The bad neighbor's, in this case, are the people supporting the HOA.
No Balls Allowed
Reddit user Ham9294 shared this photo and wrote: "Whenever a ball goes into my neighbor's yard, he puts them in his tree so no one can get them back." It's bad enough that they're grumpy and hate children having fun, it's even worse that they display the balls just out of the reach of neighborhood kids. We're a bit torn on this one. Is this neighbor just awful or have they started to teach children in their neighborhood how to deal with disappointment later in life? We think they're just a huge jerk.
Somebody Actually Built This On Purpose
We would love to say that a horrible storm came through and destroyed a well thought out Christmas display but that's not the case. This photo was shared on Reddit where it was determined that the display was built to look like exactly as it stands in the picture.We don't know if the neighbor has a sick sense of humor, hates their neighbors, or both. In any case, this isn't the type of jolly Christmas display most neighbors would want to stare at every day leading up to December 25.
A Bunch Of Toilets
Imagine living next to the neighbor who thought using toilets to line their driveway was a brilliant idea. This might actually be a worse idea than the toilet garden we wrote about earlier. Maybe the owner of this home is an artist who was making some type of point about society. The bigger possibility is that they are just the worst and their neighbors avoid them at every turn possible.
When you live in a duplex that isn't controlled by a home owners association you always run the risk that something like this will happen. Imagine taking care of your home only to walk outside every day and see the neighbor's side of the home. If the person on the left side of the property wants to sell their home we have a sad feeling they aren't going to receive market value for their well kept part of the property.
A Stern Warning
How does the expression go? Bad fences make bad neighbors? If so, the sign on this fence is definitely making a good case. "This fence was installed to prevent my neighbor from destroying my plants!"
We can only imagine what was going on that led to such a strongly-worded sign. Was the neighbor intentionally destroying the plants? Was it just an accident (like maybe their dog went to the bathroom on them once)? Whatever the reason, these neighbors are not happy to live next to each other. Sad.
A Loud Voice
Apartment living definitely has its perks (no yard work!) but it also comes with its fair share of problems. Sound issues are a common thing that neighbors fight over in apartment communities.
Even so, is it really OK to criticize your neighbor's singing voice? This seems like a low blow to us. The singer in question must really belt out the tunes loudly if it attracted such a negative response from next door.