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Posted: 6/3/2009 8:46:54 AM EST
Guys,

I was outside yesterday...cleaning out my new 55 gal drums...and this guy across the street came over and asked what I was doing. With OPSEC in mind, I said, "I'm cleaning these out for my mother. She wants to have some extra water on hand." Which is a half truth...because a few of the barrels are going to her house.

He made this funny face and looked at my wife. He said, "I saw them get delivered and I thought...he's preparing to invade someone! You've got your rifle, your ammunition...."

As he walks away...and while my back is turned...he calls my wife's name and when she looks, he makes some funny gesture. The gesture was something like a "fight the power" sort of thing. The idea behind the gesture was, of course, that I was a nut.

I never told this guy about my preps. Both our houses get deliveries almost daily and the delivery guy must have mentioned my ammo shipments and food stuffs to him. They chat every time the delivery guy goes to his house.

Making fun of me in front of my wife? That's not cool. Having this jackass know about my preps....extra uncool.

Link Posted: 6/3/2009 8:50:39 AM EST
Report the delivery driver. Not much you can do about the a-hole.
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 8:59:27 AM EST
Duh, spray him with the hose!
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 9:06:45 AM EST
I guess you neighbor will come to you first, when the SHTF and he has no food or water.
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 9:08:00 AM EST
theres only one answer
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 9:11:45 AM EST
Originally Posted By douglasmorris99:
theres only one answer


SSS
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 9:12:32 AM EST
I think the neighbor wants your wife.
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 9:23:00 AM EST
Order him up some gay porn to be delivered.Mistakenly put your address but his name, be sure and take it over to him at an appropriate time.
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 9:26:40 AM EST
HaHaHaHaHaHaHa that would def be great!

Only down side is the jackass woulg some free gay porn to add to his collection.
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 9:30:21 AM EST
I wouldn't be so quick to blame the delivery guy.

It may be someone else who knows, or your wife talking to his wife or anybody else.

Got kids?
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 9:39:36 AM EST
Originally Posted By RR_Broccoli:
I wouldn't be so quick to blame the delivery guy.

It may be someone else who knows, or your wife talking to his wife or anybody else.

Got kids?


...as in I'm wondering why he feels so comfortable making fun of you in front of you to your wife...
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 9:45:03 AM EST
Tell him the guns are to shoot nosey assholes and the barrels are to bury the bodies.
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 9:49:34 AM EST
When in doubt, burn 'em out
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 9:56:36 AM EST
Originally Posted By douglasmorris99:
theres only one answer


Yup.

Link Posted: 6/3/2009 10:18:47 AM EST
Originally Posted By bgenlvtex:
Order him up some gay porn to be delivered.Mistakenly put your address but his name, be sure and take it over to him at an appropriate time.


Take it to his wife.
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 10:31:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/3/2009 11:13:44 AM EST by Veracity]
Originally Posted By NickV:
Originally Posted By RR_Broccoli:
I wouldn't be so quick to blame the delivery guy.

It may be someone else who knows, or your wife talking to his wife or anybody else.

Got kids?


...as in I'm wondering why he feels so comfortable making fun of you in front of you to your wife...


Kids? Yeah, but they don't hang out over at his house or with his kids. My wife? Maybe...but she hardly sees them. She's always at work.

Regarding his big mouth....Well, I do have a rep around here as being eccentric. I am also known for my self-deprecating sense of humor. So he might feel comfortable mouthing off a bit. Regardless, this guy is just a bit of an arrogant tool. The kind of guy who, in high school, was the big jock who probably trapped kids in their lockers.

I know it sounds silly, but deep down, I know he wants to be me. He's always telling me how he wishes he did what I do for a living. I gave the commencement speech at his nephew's high school graduation ceremony a few years back, and he was green with envy.
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 10:35:18 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/3/2009 10:36:35 AM EST by RRA_223]
Originally Posted By NickV:
Originally Posted By RR_Broccoli:
I wouldn't be so quick to blame the delivery guy.

It may be someone else who knows, or your wife talking to his wife or anybody else.

Got kids?


...as in I'm wondering why he feels so comfortable making fun of you in front of you to your wife...[/quote]


+1 This neighbor seems awefully brazen to 1: approach you out of the blue (with the intent of pointing out that he thinks your habits are wierd)., 2: ask you about your business with contempt, and 3: then make a derrogatory comment about you TO YOUR WIFE... 4: all the while being clearly in view/earshot of you.

Couple of thoughts:
* I might be curious as to know if there is a friendship between the two women, or your wife and them as a couple, etc. Sounds like there is some gossip circulating around the neighborhood, and I wonder if your wife (no offense) may have in some way contributed to it.

* this guy has no respect for you. Did he attain some level of dominance or authority over you previously? Did he score a college girl and thinks he's hot shit now? I might be inclined to go from zero to Unpleasant real quick the next time this guy has something to say.

* You now know who your enemy is (IMHO) and who the first threat would be if things ever get tight. In other words, if it ever comes down to it - shoot him first.

ETA - your last post sheds some light on things; maybe he really is envious and is, in his own mind, depreciating your lifestyle to compensate for his own jealousy.
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 10:37:44 AM EST
that pinhead will be begging at you door step if the SHTF . revenge s sweet
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 10:42:04 AM EST
Look at the bright side of the issue.

You now know some of what neighbor knows and you also know your OPSEC has failed.

Time to think about moving.

Why would you be cleaning out barrels in full view anyway w/out expecting this kind of result?
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 10:43:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By bgenlvtex:
Order him up some gay porn to be delivered.Mistakenly put your address but his name, be sure and take it over to him at an appropriate time.


No, you're supposed to use HIS name but another neighbor's address(especially if you have a neighbor who LOVES to gossip ). That'll make sure the word gets out to everybody.

""I saw them get delivered and I thought...he's preparing to invade someone! You've got your rifle, your ammunition...."

Yeah, and your drums. Everybody knows how important drums are for an "invasion". No "invasion" is complete without your drums of water.
You're obviously not dealing with a rocket scientist here.

Link Posted: 6/3/2009 10:48:59 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/3/2009 10:49:45 AM EST by Badlatitude]
Originally Posted By -Apocalypto-:
I guess your neighbor will become fertilizer first, when the SHTF and he has no food or water.



FIXED*

Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:10:37 AM EST
Originally Posted By Veracity:
Guys,

I was outside yesterday...cleaning out my new 55 gal drums...and this guy across the street came over and asked what I was doing. With OPSEC in mind, I said, "I'm cleaning these out for my mother. She wants to have some extra water on hand." Which is a half truth...because a few of the barrels are going to her house.

He made this funny face and looked at my wife. He said, "I saw them get delivered and I thought...he's preparing to invade someone! You've got your rifle, your ammunition...."

As he walks away...and while my back is turned...he calls my wife's name and when she looks, he makes some funny gesture. The gesture was something like a "fight the power" sort of thing. The idea behind the gesture was, of course, that I was a nut.

I never told this guy about my preps. Both our houses get deliveries almost daily and the delivery guy must have mentioned my ammo shipments and food stuffs to him. They chat every time the delivery guy goes to his house.

Making fun of me in front of my wife? That's not cool. Having this jackass know about my preps....extra uncool.



Tell him you bury nosey fucking neighbors in those drums. Point inside of one and tell him how much room there is in a 55 gallon drum...while laughing.

He won't be back over to visit any time soon.

B_S
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:12:27 AM EST
Go to some internet cafe and sign him up for NAMBLA......that'll fix his wagon! On a serious note I agree, a not so cool situation.


RG
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:16:28 AM EST
Originally Posted By EXPY37:
Look at the bright side of the issue.

You now know some of what neighbor knows and you also know your OPSEC has failed.

Time to think about moving.

Why would you be cleaning out barrels in full view anyway w/out expecting this kind of result?


I have no backyard. I was doing this is my driveway...which was not in full view of the street. He can see a little section of my driveway from the edge of his property. I guess that's what happened.
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:38:38 AM EST
Keep your eye on this guy....sounds like the type that would "turn someone in" just for the fun of it...

Oh, and I agree he's got designs on your wife. I know the type, moved just because of a similar situation.

Let me guess, he has an O'bummer bumper sticker.....

Oh, and to restore your OPSEC, find a buddy to have your stuff delivered to, then bring it home under the cover of darkness.
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 11:59:34 AM EST
I didn't read all the posts (because I figure they all deal with a backhoe and lime). When I was moving my drums, I was prepared to explain that this is how we get water to deer camp. That is plausable and somewhat normal around here.

R.
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 1:09:36 PM EST
Ignor it and find something else to worry about...it will become a problem only if you make it a problem.

Make a big deal out of it and it has the potential to become a big deal. Raise shit with the delivery guys boss, and you have absolutly no prooof he even had anything to do with it, and chances are the delivery guy will tell everybody about that nut that gets all the ammo that tried to get him fired.
Ratchet it up some with the neighbor and he will become even more interested in you, guy sounds like an asshole but who cares you don't have to deal with him do you?. I think you handled it well and nothing that you did made you stand out which is what you want....be stupid and tell him stuff about bodies etc. sure would have now wouldn't it?.....T.
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 1:19:37 PM EST
Originally Posted By TebbieBear:
Tell him the guns are to shoot nosey assholes and the barrels are to bury the bodies.


HAHAHA....+1
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 1:36:53 PM EST
I don't mean to be rude, but if you were washing out barrels in public view and getting SHTF supplies delivered to your house, how can you complain that your OPSEC is broken?

What you can do is from now on have stuff shipped elsewhere, and don't do stuff in public view. Eventually he will forget or move away..

Link Posted: 6/3/2009 1:43:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/3/2009 1:43:47 PM EST by MyrnaTheMinx]
Neighbor sounds like a typical New York a-hole. He's probably getting ready to move down to Florida.
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 11:05:30 AM EST
Start mowing the lawn in your boxer underwear, black socks and while wearing your OWB holster with the Ruger Vaquero in it. The neighbors will start keeping their distance.
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 11:33:34 AM EST
Originally Posted By Dedhorse:
Ignor it and find something else to worry about...it will become a problem only if you make it a problem.

Make a big deal out of it and it has the potential to become a big deal. Raise shit with the delivery guys boss, and you have absolutly no prooof he even had anything to do with it, and chances are the delivery guy will tell everybody about that nut that gets all the ammo that tried to get him fired.
Ratchet it up some with the neighbor and he will become even more interested in you, guy sounds like an asshole but who cares you don't have to deal with him do you?. I think you handled it well and nothing that you did made you stand out which is what you want....be stupid and tell him stuff about bodies etc. sure would have now wouldn't it?.....T.


This...

Someone mentioned "time to think about moving" ? Seriously?? I've moved 4 times in the last 8 years and I hated 3 of the 4 times I did it. Uprooting your family and settling into a new enviornment is one of the most stressful things most people go thru. So your neighbor knows you are a SF nut job - who cares.

Link Posted: 6/4/2009 11:46:08 AM EST
Originally Posted By PA22-400:
I think the neighbor wants your wife.



I agree, what did she do when he made the gesture?

Link Posted: 6/4/2009 12:23:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By EdB:
Originally Posted By Dedhorse:
Ignor it and find something else to worry about...it will become a problem only if you make it a problem.

Make a big deal out of it and it has the potential to become a big deal. Raise shit with the delivery guys boss, and you have absolutly no prooof he even had anything to do with it, and chances are the delivery guy will tell everybody about that nut that gets all the ammo that tried to get him fired.
Ratchet it up some with the neighbor and he will become even more interested in you, guy sounds like an asshole but who cares you don't have to deal with him do you?. I think you handled it well and nothing that you did made you stand out which is what you want....be stupid and tell him stuff about bodies etc. sure would have now wouldn't it?.....T.


This...

Someone mentioned "time to think about moving" ? Seriously?? I've moved 4 times in the last 8 years and I hated 3 of the 4 times I did it. Uprooting your family and settling into a new enviornment is one of the most stressful things most people go thru. So your neighbor knows you are a SF nut job - who cares.



The great thing about the typical American Idol watching American is that they have extremely short attention spans...


If you keep everything secure and on the down-low for a couple months... He will soon forget about this.
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 12:35:23 PM EST
Originally Posted By Chris1836:
Originally Posted By PA22-400:
I think the neighbor wants your wife.



I agree, what did she do when he made the gesture?



I think she just continued to smile...like she had been before.
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 12:50:37 PM EST
I had a neighbor ask me about my barrels when I was cleaning them out. Just pointed at my garden and said "rain barrels" and that was the end of it.
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 1:04:57 PM EST
Originally Posted By TebbieBear:
Tell him the guns are to shoot nosey assholes and the barrels are to bury the bodies.


+100
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 3:32:25 PM EST
Originally Posted By Veracity:
Originally Posted By Chris1836:
Originally Posted By PA22-400:
I think the neighbor wants your wife.



I agree, what did she do when he made the gesture?



I think she just continued to smile...like she had been before.


So now the neighbor thinks he has your wife's consent.

It does not matter what your wife intended to say (words, facial expressions, body language, or whatever) but what the neighbor "heard" became the message that got through.

Veracity I don't think you have done anything wrong but I do think your wife your wife should not acknowledge this guys existence for a while, unless you want to do the love triangle thing.
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 3:43:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/4/2009 3:44:37 PM EST by fudd022]
Originally Posted By PA22-400:
Originally Posted By Veracity:
Originally Posted By Chris1836:
Originally Posted By PA22-400:
I think the neighbor wants your wife.



I agree, what did she do when he made the gesture?



I think she just continued to smile...like she had been before.


So now the neighbor thinks he has your wife's consent.

It does not matter what your wife intended to say (words, facial expressions, body language, or whatever) but what the neighbor "heard" became the message that got through.

Veracity I don't think you have done anything wrong but I do think your wife your wife should not acknowledge this guys existence for a while, unless you want to do the love triangle thing.


Lay off the wife. She was just trying to be cordial to her neighbor and not start anything. Don't go putting a bunch of ideas in the OPs head and make this worse.

OP - just ignore the guy and be more careful about what you display in your front yard. Remember, even if you do meet a like minded person regarding preps, it doesn't necessarily mean you want him with you. Most everyone in here is like minded and some of us would get along well, some of us wouldn't. Play your hand close and be careful who you share with.
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 4:09:22 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 4:30:53 PM EST
Lesson to be learned: have all your stuff delivered to a Mailboxes Etc type business. Neighbors don't see stuff delivered, delivery man doesn't have any reason to gossip. Even better if said deliveries are made in the next town over.

You're screwed fella.
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 5:48:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/4/2009 5:50:10 PM EST by Veracity]
Originally Posted By fudd022:

OP - just ignore the guy and be more careful about what you display in your front yard. Remember, even if you do meet a like minded person regarding preps, it doesn't necessarily mean you want him with you. Most everyone in here is like minded and some of us would get along well, some of us wouldn't. Play your hand close and be careful who you share with.


There is iron in your words.....for all preppers to see.



Thanks for all of the posts, guys.

I'm not worried about anything. I just wanted to share the story.
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 7:20:28 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 8:00:57 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 8:50:22 PM EST
Originally Posted By RustyGate:
Go to some internet cafe and sign him up for NAMBLA......that'll fix his wagon! On a serious note I agree, a not so cool situation.


RG


I actually tried to do that to a fuckstain I know...those nambla fags want $35 to send you their literature and stuff (I think we prolly aren't the first bunch to consider this type of prank)

Link Posted: 6/4/2009 9:03:05 PM EST
The key is to make him nervous, next time you see him say something like "ya know Jim, I really wish you hadn't have made that comment about my barrells....now I hafta to change the color of your pin on my map...."
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 9:07:11 PM EST
Originally Posted By deanald2pt0:
Originally Posted By douglasmorris99:
theres only one answer


SSS


first thing that came to my mind
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 9:19:56 PM EST
Originally Posted By Vinny:
The key is to make him nervous, next time you see him say something like "ya know Jim, I really wish you hadn't have made that comment about my barrells....now I hafta to change the color of your pin on my map...."


winner I like this answer
Link Posted: 6/5/2009 3:50:04 AM EST
This is why it is good not to live in a subdivision/near neighbors. What a damn prick. You have a better temper then I have, that type of behavior would be inexcusable around these parts. YMMV

Link Posted: 6/5/2009 4:23:52 AM EST
Originally Posted By EdB:

Someone mentioned "time to think about moving" ? Seriously?? I've moved 4 times in the last 8 years and I hated 3 of the 4 times I did it. Uprooting your family and settling into a new enviornment is one of the most stressful things most people go thru. So your neighbor knows you are a SF nut job - who cares.




Yeah can't you see it....You sell the house, pack up and move because this neighbor saw you washing out some barrels, get a new place and your new neighbor walking his dog 2 in the morning ...or is he really checking your perimeter? ......sees you unloading a bag of rice !...CODE RED !! CODE RED !! time to move again.....T.
Link Posted: 6/5/2009 6:30:14 AM EST
Originally Posted By MusicBach14:
This is why it is good not to live in a subdivision/near neighbors. What a damn prick. You have a better temper then I have, that type of behavior would be inexcusable around these parts. YMMV


+1 mocking a person in front of his own wife is not cool at all , especially if he is not a friend . that guy needs a boot in his ass.
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