Ok, need a little advice. I have lived in my building for almost 10 years and have smoked for a good portion of it. I'm a fairly light smoker (except when I drink, then it's a bit more). Maybe a pack a week I'd say on average. I've lived in this particular apt for about 1.5 years and wasn't smoking for the first 7 months or so. I only smoke on my balcony (I find smoking inside gross and it bleeds into the hallway), but my neighbour has in the past little while started giving me shit for it.
The first time I even knew it was bothering her was when she screamed out her balcony window at me while I was out smoking. Scared the shit out of me. I had no idea how she felt and she was clearly incensed over it. The second time she was calmer when she called over and asked me to stop smoking altogether on the balcony. Today she screamed at the top of her lungs at me and asked why the fuck I'm still smoking on the balcony.
I did email my landlord to tell them what was going on, and she basically said it's up to us to work it out.
Has anyone encountered anything similar? I'm feeling stressed at home now. I get it isn't fair that the smoke wafts over, but I don't smoke much and she can close her door if it bugs her. But she is demanding I stop altogether.
I'm thinking of keeping a diary of all the times she yells at me and what she says. Just not sure who I would even present that to.
Any advice on this one?
So I was out on my balcony with my friend (I wasn't smoking at the time) and she comes out on her balcony and tries to be all sweet and says, 'hey, you guys don't smoke do you??'. I looked at her blankly and said yes, I do. To which she says, 'but at 6am? the smell wakes me up'. And I said, why don't you close your door? And she says, 'oh I don't like air conditioning'. Then I told her outright, I would really appreciate her not screaming at me anymore or I will call the police. She pretended like she didn't understand, so I said again, you've been screaming at me. Then she says, oh that's because I'm hard of hearing. Yeah ok, you don't scream when YOU are hard of hearing, but when someone else is. And she never raised her voice to talk to us!
My friend looked at me after and said she is batshit crazy, lol. So now every time I go out for a smoke, I fire up the camera and wait. She hasn't said anything yet, but I'm sure it will happen again.