Have you ever fought with your neighbors and regretted it?
It’s 3am, and my neighbor (woman in her mid 30s) has company and they decided to shoot off big fireworks right over my house. It scared everyone in the house, including me, which resulted in me running outside in my blanket and pajamas and yelling at them… mostly because I was just worked up, not because it warranted me swearing in my front yard wrapped in a plaid sheet in the middle of the night.
I hardly know this neighbor. She has owned that house for 3 years, but is never there, the only time I see her is when she cuts the grass, or has guests in her bedroom (which is plainly visible from our living room – meaning just about everyone in my family has seen her private business on more than one occasion, she doesn’t appear to actually sleep at the house.) However, really not knowing her makes me regret being so cranky about this, because it really wasn’t a huge deal, I was just worked up and “Please, would you mind not doing that” came out as ”hello, it’s fucking 3 in the morning!!”
Do you think I should make an attempt to apologize for yelling, or is that silly? I suppose it wouldn’t even cross my mind if I ever saw her and could bring it up casually, but I have only met her once or twice, and I just don’t know her like my other neighbors.
Do you have funny/interesting/scary/strange neighbor stories to share?