How do I tell my neighbor to stop swearing out loud?



ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Wednesday’s 98.3 TRY social dilemma came from Jo. Here is his email.

Hi Jaime.

I have a question for the social dilemma. How do you deal with a neighbor who swears with every other word that comes out of his mouth. He has young children and he talks like that in front of them. Personally, I hate this kind of talk and I can’t even sit in my garden often because I don’t want to listen to it. I wasn’t raised like that and I didn’t raise my daughter like that. I don’t want my grandchildren to listen to it either. I just feel funny saying something to him but I think he should show a little respect when he has close neighbors.

Thank you.

~ Jo

Hmmm, well, that’s a tough question. While no one wants to hear someone swear loudly anywhere because it often makes a lot of people uncomfortable, I think being in his own backyard it would be difficult to do so. stop unless he wants to. I guess if it bothered me that much I would bring some food, sit with him and explain that your grandchildren can hear what he is saying and that is really inappropriate. I’m a huge fan of using kindness to get your point across. But if that doesn’t work, I don’t know if there is much to do. But it’s just me. Maybe others have better ideas.

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