The thing is, there’s no reason why you would necessarily get on with them; you’re just virtual strangers thrown together in the same community who have to try and live harmoniously.
It doesn’t always work out like that, though.
Take my old neighbour for example. She was a d*ck. And I don’t mean that horribly or anything, she was genuinely a massive d*ck.
Every time I went out to play she’d kick up a fuss, but the moment I knew she was pure evil was the moment I saw her whack my cat with a walking stick.
Which brings me onto this next story of a woman who was at odds with her neighbours and got the best revenge.
Melissa Scruggs is a Californian who recently woke up and was subsequently inconvenienced by a giant boulder blocking her car.
Long story short, her intoxicated neighbors put it there, but what they didn’t take into account was the fact that Melissa is a geologist, meaning rocks are her ally.
Here’s what happened:
She made seriously light work of that pathetic boulder!
Speaking to Bored Panda, Melissa said:
“The current neighbors are 1st or 2nd-year undergraduates, and they moved in across the driveway in July 2018. I was a little concerned at first because they like to throw big parties, but I they’ve generally been pretty considerate with noise and keeping people out of our yard.
“This is actually the second time this has happened. So, the purpose of the rock is so that if you suck at parking, you don’t take down the fence – it’s inconvenient, but I get it. About a week and a half ago, one of the guys decided that it was too inconvenient for him, and he turned it so that it was more on my side of the fence. They wouldn’t answer the door to help me move it back, and it was a few days before I had helped to get it put back. Then on Friday night, they had a really big party.
“I went over to ask that people stay out of our backyard, and noticed that a car was blocking us in, so I asked that it be moved by 7 am, and left a note. When I woke up, the boulder had been rolled all the way in front of my car (picture 1). So I figured that if I moved it back, they were just going to do it again.”
And people really loved it, like really loved it:
The only part I’m disappointed with is that you weren’t doing this at 5am 🤣
— Duke Of Havoc (@DukeOfHavoc) 20 January 2019
At 5am they can file a noise complaint, 7:30 is totally acceptable time for construction
— Crazy Redhead (@crazyredranting) 20 January 2019
Melissa even provided an update:
Update: All is quiet. Neighbors have deserted the premises. I am thoroughly enjoying a cup of tea. 🥰
— Melissa Scruggs (@VolcanoDoc) 20 January 2019
Neighbor update: I have made eye contact w/ 2 of the guys. One gave me a nod, and the other looked at me with wide eyes like I’m a madwoman.
I’d like to think that we have reached a mutual understanding. pic.twitter.com/bRWwpBIyNP
— Melissa Scruggs (@VolcanoDoc) 21 January 2019
Ahh, I love it when the good guy wins.
I do feel a bit guilty about that old lady I mentioned in the beginning – just, you know, stay the hell away from my cat and we’ll be fine.
Images via Twitter
Charismatic, witty, charming, engaging - four things Joshua Rogers will never be. Thankfully, he’s a semi-competent writer, who, after graduating university with two mostly pointless degrees, joined The Hook two years ago. Since then, he has honed his writing skills over the course of various sex related articles. Now, at the tender age of 26, he’s finally finished experimenting with (on) himself.