I'll try to make this a short as possible, but here is my dilemma...I have lived in my current apartment for about 8 yrs now. I keep to myself and do my own thing. I am always polite and respectful of my neighbours, but not overly friendly.
There is this one family that lives on the second floor ( 6 floor building) overlooking the parking lot. Shortly after moving in I noticed they were always on their balcony drinking and watching...not just me, but everyone. This is a family of mother, father and 2 20something sons. They also have alot of family in the building so they are always there.
At first they just watched my comings and goings then they started making comments and laughing at me. I have done nothing to deserve their nastyness...I am shy but not rude to anyone.
Anyways, this escalted to outright name calling. So being who I am I confronted the son as to why he was attacking me...apparently I am a bitch because I don't hang around in the parking lot with them drinking beer. I am in my 40's and don't find that sort of thing appealing. Not to mention I have 20 yrs on these guys and nothing in common.
So, now when I pass the mother in the lobby or whatever she calls me names and tries to start a fight. A few things have happened in the past with her sons and mine...who is like me, keeps to himself and so on. My son confronted her son when something happened to his car while they were playing hockey near it. He just wanted to know what happened, was very polite but the whole thing just started up all this drama.
It has turned into full on hatred on their part. The mother was even in my workplace yesterday bad mouthing me to co-workers...this incident is what has lead me here seeking advice.
There is ALOT more to this story since its been going on for years. My son recently moved away and we are both concerned that things might get worse for me since I am on my own now. They have not, so far done anything criminal, just annoying and upsetting.
I would appreciate any advice on how to warn these people not to mess with me.