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It is a really bad idea to make a government employee angry | Both of the police units showed up and I let them know what was going on. They were both appropriately agitated to have to waste their time and let not nice guy know that I was within in my authority to proceed with the investigation.

'He stated berating me': Jerk neighbor breaks code, gets served bureaucratic justice by disgruntled government employee

There's an old saying that's continually relevant to customer service: The squeaky wheel gets the grease; it's true, more often than not, following up consistently with a service provider (and being generally bothersome) will net you a faster result than those who wait silently. Most people choose to do this by obnoxiously demanding service but obnoxious or not, it's always important to be polite. Being polite, maybe firm, when necessary, will always net you a better result than being a bellend…
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'I definitely put a dent in [their marriage]': Single mother catfishes condescending righteous neighbors in ultimate act of retribution

Whatever belief, culture, lifestyle, or background you come from or follow, there's a unifying ideal that we should all abide by: Treat others with respect. You never know what someone else has had to endure, what they've managed to make it through, or what trials and tribulations they face or have faced. This is why that whole “not judging” thing is so prevalent and important in belief structures ("Do not judge, or you too will be judged") — who are you to think yourself worthy of passing judg…
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'He showed up at my house threatening to burn it down': 20+ Insane neighbors who took neighborly disputes to another level

The existence of other people can be — well — kind of a downer. Nothing spoils the enjoyment of the pleasant dawning sun, with a hot cup of coffee in hand and pleasant birdsong in the air, like being reminded that other people exist. Barking dogs, honking cars, or yelling neighbors puncture tranquil morning thoughts and pull you right back into a bleak and bitter reality of continuance. But a barking dog, honking car, or occasional dispute is far from the worst thing one can experience when liv…
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Karen neighbour made plans for her guests to use my driveway over Christmas | I came home to find a note of Karen neighbour, hand posted into my letter box. It wasn’t in an envelope.

'She tried to tow my car out of my own driveway': Karen arranges for her guests to park in dude's driveway, tells him to park on the street

No, this is not your neighbor, Totoro — this is your neighbor, Karen, and she thinks she has a greater right than you to use YOUR driveway.
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Neighbor took delivery of a package that our business purchased, used the contents, and now wants us to pay for the scraps. Dafuq?

Viral Thread: Neighbor steals guy's package and uses the contents, writes guy a note asking him to pay for the leftovers

This insane neighbor seriously wants this guy to pay for the remnants of his own property.
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I cost me neighbors over $100,000. | My neighbors have 9 cars total parked in the street. They always park two of those cars in front on my house and won’t move them the whole week.

Neighborhood Parking Dispute Escalates Into $100,000 Extension Removal

There's an age-old adage that goes something along the lines of “Only break one law at a time," with the idea being that the more laws/rules you break simultaneously exponentially increases your chances of being caught and held accountable for each and every one of your offenses.
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Neighbors used my property as their own. Paid for new fence. | I recently bought a house and have been having some work done before I move in. It was empty on the market for about 6 or 8 months before I bought it.  One morning I got a call from my contractor, asking me about moving the cars in the driveway, and of course I had no idea what he was talking about. I hadn't moved in yet.

'Good riddance': Trashy neighbors refuse to stop using driveway, get towed, arrested, and fined

When this Redditor purchased a new house that had been sitting vacant for some time, they unwittingly placed themself in uncomfortably close proximity to trashy neighbors who refused to respect their property and space. They had apparently spread out like an amoeba into the empty lot and had been using the property as their own for some time. Despite repeated requests not to park their cars in the driveway that were blocking contractors from accessing the property, the family refused to comply.…
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Neighbor tells another neighbor to call the city…..so they did. | "Well apparently they got into a shouting match with one of the other neighbors over it with the offending neighbor telling the other neighbor if they don’t like it call the city."

'They got into a shouting match': Neighbor blocks sidewalk with SUV and tells other neighbor to report them if they don't like it... The predictable happens

Maybe, just maybe, if you're breaking a rule (or law) and you get into a dispute with someone over you breaking said rule/law… Maybe, it would be best not to dare that person to report you to whatever authority holds jurisdiction over said thing? Just saying… because we keep seeing stories like this and I just don't know what outcome these people are expecting in these circumstances.
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Bad Neighbors Insist That They Have the Right to Use Family's Parking Spaces

What is it with neighbors and parking drama?
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Scummy Scammer Neighbor Has Kids Shovel Woman's Driveway Without Asking, Demands Payment

This mom is teaching a master class in grifting.
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