The Pervy Old Man Next Door Thinks He Might Get Some

My neighbor is always trying to sneak a peek

Michele Maize
4 min readMar 28, 2022
Photo by Nourdine Diouane on Unsplash

When we bought our house 10 years ago, we hated that one wall in the backyard was shorter than all the others. We live in a cookie-cutter housing track where all the houses look the same.

Enticing neighborhood, right? We moved here for the school district.

The backyards are all small and the same size. We are sandwiched in like sardines and you can have a wide view of your neighbors getting it on if they forget to close the blinds.

It was an accident, people!

Many people around here put up a fence extender for more privacy in their backyards.

So, after our inspection, we thought, “No big deal.”

We’ll just tell the neighbor that we will foot the bill for the wall. Most neighbors would be thrilled with this plan!

We hadn’t met the neighbors yet so I shouldn’t have made that assumption.

Tom and his wife, Mena (names obviously changed), came over with cookies the day after we moved in. Weirdos don’t bring cookies over, so I thought.

When they wouldn’t stop talking, and went on and on about politics that we don’t agree with, we started seeing some red flags.



Michele Maize

Sober Traveler | Wannabe Vegan | Yoga Addict. Extrovert turned introvert who loves dachshunds. Owner of "The Maze". Editor at Black Bear and Globetrotters.