“Was having a chat with my sisters in the garden over lunch. Normal volume, not talking about anything particularly salacious, when the neighbor called over the fence and said ‘Excuse me, can you stop talking? We’re trying to have a nice family meal,’” the OP (Original Poster) began.
“Me and sisters were shocked. Apologized as sort of a knee-jerk, but a few minutes later I went around into their gated community and politely told her how inappropriate her request was. We have as much right to enjoy time outside as she does.”
“She wailed that she could hear everything we were saying and knew all about us, and got cross when I politely pointed out that the same was true of her and her conversations. We regularly hear her arguing with her husband and shouting at her grandkids, as well as just her normal conversations out in the garden.”