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Old Today, 10:58 AM
 
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I know the saying that 'you don't get to pick your neighbors'.... but here is a question contrary to that...


Say the house next door to you was for sale. You notice one afternoon some very unsavory looking individuals (for whatever reason, insert your favorite bias here) are looking at the house. Knowing full well at that moment that you wont be able to live next door to those people if they decide to purchase, you need to nip it in the bud.


For example, say you knew of a deficiency in the property or the area that might deter a buyer, would you initiate a conversation with the individuals at that moment and warn them of this? Would you make something up in hopes of sabotaging their interest? What other way would you attempt to derail the situation immediately?


Surely someone will say a person has no right to do such a thing and the answer is to move. However, if that is not possible and your comfort, sanity and safety are on the line by these unsavories, what would you do?
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Old Today, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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I know the saying that 'you don't get to pick your neighbors'.... but here is a question contrary to that...


Say the house next door to you was for sale. You notice one afternoon some very unsavory looking individuals (for whatever reason, insert your favorite bias here) are looking at the house. Knowing full well at that moment that you wont be able to live next door to those people if they decide to purchase, you need to nip it in the bud.


For example, say you knew of a deficiency in the property or the area that might deter a buyer, would you initiate a conversation with the individuals at that moment and warn them of this? Would you make something up in hopes of sabotaging their interest? What other way would you attempt to derail the situation immediately?


Surely someone will say a person has no right to do such a thing and the answer is to move. However, if that is not possible and your comfort, sanity and safety are on the line by these unsavories, what would you do?
Why not just go outside and [insert your favorite hate crime here]?

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Old Today, 11:03 AM
 
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I know the saying that 'you don't get to pick your neighbors'.... but here is a question contrary to that...


Say the house next door to you was for sale. You notice one afternoon some very unsavory looking individuals (for whatever reason, insert your favorite bias here) are looking at the house. Knowing full well at that moment that you wont be able to live next door to those people if they decide to purchase, you need to nip it in the bud.


For example, say you knew of a deficiency in the property or the area that might deter a buyer, would you initiate a conversation with the individuals at that moment and warn them of this? Would you make something up in hopes of sabotaging their interest? What other way would you attempt to derail the situation immediately?


Surely someone will say a person has no right to do such a thing and the answer is to move. However, if that is not possible and your comfort, sanity and safety are on the line by these unsavories, what would you do?
So you don't want Black, Latino, or gay people living next to you? You have no evidence that these people would be problem outside of your own bias. Such detestable behavior.
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Old Today, 11:12 AM
 
Location: NC
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Is this the same poster who thought that the people looking at the house next door were casing it or his house and so he called the police? Now I know why he was so upset by them. It had nothing to do with them looking at the house...
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Old Today, 11:24 AM
 
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I better clarify before it turns into a race riot.


For the sake of the hypothetical, both parties are white. If you prefer, both parties can be black ... you choose.
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Old Today, 11:26 AM
 
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ps- Latins and Gays are alright too for the sake of argument.
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Old Today, 11:31 AM
 
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It doesn't matter. You have no evidence that these people are going to be any trouble except for your biased thinking. People have a right to live anywhere they wish. You don't get to decide.

You believe your safety is at risk? Why? You don't know these people.
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Old Today, 11:49 AM
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LMAO I did this once, actually.

Raleigh Court neighborhood in Roanoke, VA. Nice family oriented 'hood, very desired in that city.

A neighbor/friend from a few doors down was over my house once when an agent showed up with a couple to show the house right next door to me. Neither of us liked the look of the folks.

We ran outside and started yapping away at them, as though we were bored Desperate Housewives and nosy as hell.

We carried on, saying how "friendly and close" all on "the block/in the 'hood" were, how we all would be visiting them and getting all up in their business (so to speak), we asked inappropriate/rude qs, we came off as horrid busybodies. We made crass comments. We made comments that would make them not want us for neighbors.

They didn't go in the house for the showing after that! I was thrilled. The house was later purchased by an attorney, a prosecutor for the city. *sigh of relief*

#noshameinclassism
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Old Today, 12:01 PM
 
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Charleygal-- Please don't call be biased or racist. The only color that matters here is green. Like the money that will be used for a down payment.
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Old Today, 12:09 PM
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LMAO I did this once, actually.

Raleigh Court neighborhood in Roanoke, VA. Nice family oriented 'hood, very desired in that city.

A neighbor/friend from a few doors down was over my house once when an agent showed up with a couple to show the house right next door to me. Neither of us liked the look of the folks.

We ran outside and started yapping away at them, as though we were bored Desperate Housewives and nosy as hell.

We carried on, saying how "friendly and close" all on "the block/in the 'hood" were, how we all would be visiting them and getting all up in their business (so to speak), we asked inappropriate/rude qs, we came off as horrid busybodies. We made crass comments. We made comments that would make them not want us for neighbors.

They didn't go in the house for the showing after that! I was thrilled. The house was later purchased by an attorney, a prosecutor for the city. *sigh of relief*

#noshameinclassism
Hysterical. And, I don't blame you.
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