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Neighbors take us as suckers!!!!!

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driverann Sun 24-Mar-19 14:43:19

Our next door neighbors are in their 40s,last Saturday the wife came and asked could she borrow our hoover because theirs was broken and they had some “friends” coming to stay overnight, (swingers). They have visitors every weekend. Sunday came and went then Monday and no attempt was made to bring our hoover back. On Tuesday evening when the wife arrived home from work I went to asked her could we have our hoover back. She replied “Oh do you want to leave it with us and come and get it as and when you need it because we get far more visitors than you do”. I told her in that case she had better buy her own. What a cheek.

Meercat Sun 24-Mar-19 14:46:47

What a cheek indeed. Some people really do take the biscuit.

B9exchange Sun 24-Mar-19 14:51:55

Heavens poor you, hope the noise from the swingers doesn't get you down, not sure I could put up with that!

Don't lend her anything else, especially your husband! grin

merlotgran Sun 24-Mar-19 15:00:51

Why do I have this image of the 'Shake and Vac' advert? grin

Cherrytree59 Sun 24-Mar-19 15:01:06

I would be more worried what thet needed your hoover forshock.

Auntieflo Sun 24-Mar-19 15:07:41

What a cheek! We had some previous neighbours who were renting the house next door. He, was always on the doorstep asking to ‘borrow’ something or another. Usually I didn’t mind, as if it never got returned, it was no great shakes. Once he asked if we had any neutral coloured paint, to touch up a wall. Did we have any brushes that he could use, to paint said wall!! When I asked him about the paint some time later, he said he had chucked it , as he didn’t think we would need it any more. What about when I needed to touch up a mark or scratch?
Needless to say, the lending stopped there and then.
Happily they are long gone, and we have the sweetest young couple there now.

M0nica Sun 24-Mar-19 15:10:47

You could have waited until the party was really going with a swing and then knocked on the door and asked for it back, just do not think what it would have been being used for. grin

Baggs Sun 24-Mar-19 16:11:43

Cheek so awesome it beggars belief! 😮

Anja Sun 24-Mar-19 16:33:59

Unbelievable

lovebeigecardigans1955 Sun 24-Mar-19 16:39:20

Some people just take the biscuit, don't they?

hdh74 Sun 24-Mar-19 16:42:35

Don't lend her anything else, especially your husband!

perfect gringringrin

NanaandGrampy Sun 24-Mar-19 17:04:08

Makes you wonder if they needed the hoovering for the swinging or the swinging for the hoover...… might have to lie down in a darkened room to get over that picture !!

phoenix Sun 24-Mar-19 17:04:13

driverann have they told you that they are swingers, or is it a conclusion you have drawn?

Perhaps the suggestion that you just ask to use the Hoover as and when you need it, is a subtle way of drawing you in! shock

lovebiegecardigans once they have taken the biscuit, perhaps they need the Hoover to deal with the crumbs grin

GillT57 Sun 24-Mar-19 17:25:13

I am curious as to how you know they are swingers? Do they have pampas grass on their front lawn? Is your vacuum a cordless Dyson......the mind boggles grinsaves all that troublesome too short flex problems......??

EllanVannin Sun 24-Mar-19 17:46:52

Where does the pampas grass come in GillT57 ? Heeheehee.

ninathenana Sun 24-Mar-19 17:52:22

How dare she insinuate that you only clean when expecting visitors grin

Seriously, I'm amazed at the cheek of some people.

sodapop Sun 24-Mar-19 17:56:10

It's a signal EV people who live here are swingers !!

I really can't believe their cheek either but at least its given us a laugh.

EllanVannin Sun 24-Mar-19 18:19:01

So now I know, sodapop. Avoid places where there is pampas grass. Used to be a red light in the porch, how things have changed.

I still think it's a bloomin' cheek and I'd be giving them short shrift.

Luckygirl Sun 24-Mar-19 18:23:59

I am intrigued by people who have this sort of brass neck. I would love to be that cheeky!

Maggiemaybe Sun 24-Mar-19 18:57:52

Was the use of the word suckers in your thread title deliberate, driverann, or just an unfortunate coincidence? grin

H1954 Sun 24-Mar-19 19:05:39

What a nerve! Some folk are cheeky daft aren't they? I only ever lent my neighbour a vacuum cleaner once, she had a dog.....................and sent the vacuum cleaner back FULL of dog hair! I never lent it out again!

jura2 Sun 24-Mar-19 19:09:14

oh we had a neighbour like that. Asked to borrow our wine glasses for a party, because hers were too good. And used to send her son to play at our house, smaller and no playroom (which theirs had)- because I 'didn't mind if the place was a tip'... and on and on ;)

jeanie99 Mon 25-Mar-19 08:59:26

What a nerve, absolutely unbelievable. Well you know what to do next time.
Years ago we had a neighbour who constantly borrowed.
Cups of sugar, something for the kids sandwiches, can I borrow some milk.
The day came when they were having visitors and wanted to put on a show and they asked if we would loan them our garden furniture. I have no problem helping anyone out with the occasional cup of sugar but our garden furniture, I think not.

annsixty Mon 25-Mar-19 10:29:28

I have a huge pampas grass in a corner of my front garden.
I am 81 and live on my own, why have I not been approached?
Oh wait, I have just answered my own question.

Carolina55 Mon 25-Mar-19 10:32:28

Tee hee annsixty - love your response!