I had to LOL with the post on help with a neighbor. It seems every where we've lived there has been one person on the block who is alittle "strange". Usually it was another woman who attached themselves to me since my husband worked all the time, well so did I but I usually answered the door (which I don't do anymore). I could give you horror stories on how these people made our lives miserable by being so demanding. Now we have a family next door who borrow all the time, food, tools or whatever they need at that exact moment and I mean sometimes this happens every day. It's not like we live out in the middle of nowhere, there are stores all around us. It drives me nuts. I finally told the kids to tell them we don't have whatever it is they want. They can go to the store easier than I can and this is a habit that needs to be broken. I can't afford to feed their family too. They don't go to any of the other neighbors!! Then there is this guy across the street who moved in with his ancient mother a couple of months ago. He doesn't work but goes to school a few days a week. He's about the same age as my husband and has decided to become our buddy. Just about everytime we do something outside, here he comes, but the thing is all he does is talk, talk and talk and you can't get a word in egdewise. We can't get anything done. At first my husband stopped whatever he was doing and talked to the guy. But after about 2 hours it got alittle old. Now if he comes over (as we cringe) we just keep on doing whatever or make up an excuse to do something in the house. How many of you have had simular problems with people like this and how did you handle it?