Nanny State

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8 Dec 2017 01:42 - +4903
My mom lives in my home, she's 76. She can give a commentary on every house on the street and every vehicle that's never been there before and ones that were parked in front of the home once, 4 months ago. Nothing gets past her.
8 Dec 2017 02:42 - +2030
I used to live in a neighborhood with a high population of widowed geriatric grandmas. They constantly kept their eyes on me, my visitors, my Amazon deliveries and discussed them in detail with each other and sometimes me. I'd hear all about my other neighbors activities too. And I never felt safer than I did while living there. I miss those nosey old biddies :(
8 Dec 2017 03:24 - +1148
In the CIA one of the biggest dangers to missions being discovered is a "LOP", a little old person.
8 Dec 2017 00:44 - +966
This is literally every Balkan country
8 Dec 2017 00:50 - +620
This is Nonna your business!
8 Dec 2017 03:44 - +360
They're "everybody's Moms". We had them in my neighborhood growing up. If you did something wrong one of them instantly became *YOUR* Mom.
8 Dec 2017 01:14 - +332
8 Dec 2017 00:24 - +171
8 Dec 2017 03:54 - +161
8 Dec 2017 03:16 - +145
That same photo was passed on in Spain a couple of years ago as “Spanish security cams”
8 Dec 2017 02:41 - +93
Babuskhas see all and know all. The granny police are real people.
8 Dec 2017 03:22 - +86
My nanny sits in balcony almost 8 to 10 hours a day. She knows every routine and faces that come and go and she is 90.
8 Dec 2017 03:04 - +68
In poland this is like 3x worse
8 Dec 2017 03:29 - +59
My husband & I bought our first house this year in a neighborhood that hasn't quiet turned over yet. Our closest neighbors are all retired & in their 70's or older. It's great because it's mostly quiet (occasional yelling conversations bc they're all hard of hearing). Annoying because they know EVERYTHING. Neighborhood watch is an understatement.
8 Dec 2017 04:25 - +45
Slightly related. When Italy was first starting to get electric lighting, people were stealing the bulbs from public spaces. So people started shining the lights on statues of the Virgin Mary, because no good Catholic would steal while the Blessed Virgin was watching. And that's why we have those little alters with the Virgin Mary, lit by a single light bulb. Either that or my history teacher was pulling our leg.
8 Dec 2017 04:27 - +36
In Russia if you walk by your elderly lady neighbors without saying “hi” you’ll be branded every last thing in the book. Hooligan, gangster, drug user, drug dealer, prostitute if you’re a woman, etc etc.
8 Dec 2017 04:07 - +34
We have the same technology in México, more GB in memory but same presentation
8 Dec 2017 05:28 - +33
I used to live in this cul-de-sac when I was a kid and we had this old lady facing us across the street. She used to look out that window night and day, and I often found it creepy. Then a night came where some guys came and stole my bike from the side lane of my house at about 4am. Guess who saw the whole thing and came to knock on our door. Yep. Apparently she had some health problem that gave her difficulty sleeping so she just looked out the window non stop.
8 Dec 2017 04:12 - +28
Took a university class with a retired CIA officer. He said that the biggest threat in Eastern European countries are the LOL networks: Little Old Ladies.
8 Dec 2017 04:34 - +27
My nonna would make me fiddle with the door until I opened it at the exact angle that would allow her to see the neighbours in the reflection of the door window from her seat. She would also call her neighbours and find out everybody's business without ever leaving the house.
8 Dec 2017 01:51 - +27
Big mother!! (stay woke)
8 Dec 2017 04:14 - +26
My mom's Italian and these could be her sisters. When they are all at the house, they yell and talk over one another. My dad calls them the linebackers.
8 Dec 2017 04:55 - +25
Italian grandmother's are funny. Don't have a medical emergency around them because they won't call for an ambulance because they're too worried about "what will the neighbours think?"
8 Dec 2017 02:30 - +25
Granny state.
8 Dec 2017 05:05 - +22
Yeah it's our version of the CIA: Concetta, Ines and Anna.
8 Dec 2017 04:45 - +22
I lived in Russia for a few years, this is 100% accurate for almost all Eastern European countries.
8 Dec 2017 04:09 - +17
Grew up on north side of Chicago in mid 60s - the neighborhood was much like a small town. Neighbors looked out for each other - kids didn’t get away with much because someone was always watching and bad news traveled fast.
8 Dec 2017 03:08 - +11
They don't look happy.
8 Dec 2017 04:54 - +10
Same in Portugal
8 Dec 2017 04:06 - +10
Welcome to the Balkans
8 Dec 2017 05:05 - +7
I firmly believe my granny is a KGB officer monitoring her hood
8 Dec 2017 03:24 - +7
Granny state
8 Dec 2017 03:20 - +7
Neighborhood Watch: Maximum Security
8 Dec 2017 05:50 - +6
I grew up in a neighborhood filled with old ladies like these, we called them "The Widows" because after their husbands passed away they always wore black. Nothing got past them. If I did anything they did not like, at a bare minimum, three of The Widows would call my mother or grandmother. I never got away with anything growing up.
8 Dec 2017 01:52 - +6
8 Dec 2017 04:16 - +5
*Nonna State. Edit: I guess it was a bit too obvious.
8 Dec 2017 05:51 - +5
Poland has the same ones! What a small world.

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