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Mom came out as ‘rude’ for avoiding new neighbor who hosted a welcome party, wanted to lend her a lawnmower and came to her in tears after a family member died – but some say the woman sounds ‘needy and unhinged’

  • British mother posted on Mumnset asking if she was being unreasonable
  • Said her new neighbor invited her to a welcome party and got ‘needy’
  • Revealed that she came to her in ‘streams of tears’ over the recent death of a family member
  • Asked if it would be inappropriate to ‘avoid’ her and was branded ‘rude’


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A British mother has been called ‘rude and obnoxious’ after revealing she wanted to ‘avoid’ her ‘needy’ neighbour.

The anonymous woman posted on mumsnet, explaining that she had recently moved to a new house and had initially been friendly to the neighbor.

However, she explained that the woman had become overly friendly and invited her to a welcome party, before approaching her “distraught” on the street after the death of a relative, though she barely knew her.

She was scolded by other Mumsnet users after asking if it would be unreasonable to avoid her, with one message: “You seem quite rude and obnoxious, so hopefully she’ll get the hint soon.”

A British mum has been called 'rude and obnoxious' after revealing she wanted to 'avoid' her 'needy' neighbor

A British mum has been called ‘rude and obnoxious’ after revealing she wanted to ‘avoid’ her ‘needy’ neighbor

On Mumsnet she wrote: ‘I recently moved into a new house. I’ve said hello to my neighbor about 3 times and since then she’s had a note hanging by my door inviting me to a welcome party.

“That might have been sweet, but the note ended with her suggestion that I could borrow her lawnmower.

“My lawn was a bit overgrown at the time, so I wasn’t sure if she meant a hint or not. I didn’t respond to the invitation, which may have been a bit harsh, but I like to keep myself to myself.

“Since then, she’s spoken to me and told me she’d made a cake just for the occasion and expected me to show up, even though I didn’t answer.

The anonymous woman posted to Mumsnet explaining that she had recently moved into a new house and had initially been friendly to the neighbor

The anonymous woman posted to Mumsnet explaining that she had recently moved into a new house and had initially been friendly to the neighbor

The anonymous woman posted to Mumsnet explaining that she had recently moved into a new house and had initially been friendly to the neighbor

She is married and lives with her husband. She’s quite young, but doesn’t seem to go out much.’

She continued: “Anyway, yesterday she knocked on my door several times and I ignored it, I was at work and didn’t know it was her, so I wasn’t ignoring her on purpose.

“She came to me today and said she wanted to speak to me yesterday to see if her relatives could park behind my car.”

She added: “Today she came to me in tears and said she was distraught because her close relative recently passed away.

However, the woman was cheated by her fellow Mumsnet users, with many accusing her of being “rude” to her new neighbor

“I’m sorry for her loss, of course, but I barely know her, so I don’t think it’s appropriate for her to cry at me.”

The woman added: “I ignore her all the time, I wish she’d get the hint that I like my own company, but she always seems to be looking for interaction. AIBU to avoid her?

However, she was cheated by her fellow Mumsnet users, with many accusing her of being “rude” to her new neighbor.

One wrote: ‘I think you sound rude. Would it have been difficult to write back a note saying I can’t come to the party, thanks for thinking along.

However, others insisted she wasn't rude at all and suggested that the new neighbor had been overly friendly

However, others insisted she wasn't rude at all and suggested that the new neighbor had been overly friendly

However, others insisted she wasn’t rude at all and suggested that the new neighbor had been overly friendly

“It’s not unreasonable to borrow a parking space if someone isn’t going out. My neighbors and I used to do it all the time. if you had answered or not the first time, she would not have knocked several times.’

Another wrote: ‘I mean it’s pretty rude. But it seems like you’ve already decided anyway, you’re just seeking approval. So go on.’

“You’re really rude,” another added. “Don’t ignore her and I think it’s terribly rude not to respond to the invitation.”

Meanwhile, others defended the woman, with one saying, “Everyone says ‘she’s probably lonely’…why is that OP’s problem? Sounds like a nightmare. Throwing a party on someone you don’t know is bizarre.’

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