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'When they passed this rule, I was livid': HOA passes vague rule about holiday decorations, neighbor tests rule and finds loophole

'When they passed this rule, I was livid': HOA passes vague policy about holiday decorations, neighbor tests rules and finds loophole

Sometimes, it feels like the whole purpose of an HOA board is for them to find the little things that bring people in the neighborhood joy and then take them away just for the demented fun of it all. When it comes to holiday decorations, what is the point of enforcing bogus policies? Unless neighbors are displaying dangerous material as a part of their decorations, no one is getting hurt. And if no one is affected, then folks who are members of the HOA can learn to mind their own business! This…
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'I emptied that box into their garbage can and waited': Neighbors refuse to stop letting their dog go to the bathroom on dude's lawn, dude gets payback

'I emptied that box into their garbage can and waited': Neighbors refuse to stop letting their dog go to the bathroom on dude's lawn, dude gets payback

Unfriendly neighbors should not be surprised when karma comes knocking at their door. Here, we have a family in a small neighborhood who managed to make enemies with just about everyone. Matters were made worse when this Redditor discovered that they were letting their dog go to the bathroom on his lawn. Now, if that kind of thing happens once or twice, it's excusable, but if it continues to happen… Houston, we've got a problem. This neighborhood happens to have strict rules with regard to garb…
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'We screwed them out of potentially millions': Jealous HOA Karen's shrubbery objections unearth interesting details about the HOA's policies

Things can get serious when it comes to shrubberies, especially when you're going head-to-head against the local HOA's mode meddling member… or on a quest for the Holy Grail. Whether it's a Knight of Ni or an HOA Karen, you'd best have your wits about you when they come around making demands about shrubberies and their appearances. When you decide to go meddling with things that you ought not to be meddling with you, you need to be careful. And that's because you might send someone on the warpa…
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'It was probably somewhere close to 300 lbs [of meat]': Neighbor dents dude's car, dude tricks him into giving him a freezer full of meat

Community is essential, serving to lift up and better the existence of the individual through the support of the group through mutual aid and assistance. Of course, there's an implication of trust involved when it comes to building community. The individuals involved need to exhibit a certain amount of altruism for mutualism to exist. Take, for example, two neighbors who have established trust and understanding. Rather than asking someone else to come and take care of their house while they're…
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'He made the mistake of loudly announcing his wifi password to his guests': Dude hijacks terrible neighbor's wifi to get even

Anyone who has ever been a guest in someone's home has danced the dance of trying to connect to their Wi-Fi. If you're staying at your friend's place, they're probably able to instantly automatically authenticate you onto their network or relay to you the easily memorable, catchy, quirky phrase they use as a password. However, if you're staying with an older relative like your parents or grandparents, it's highly likely they're not even sure what their password is since they haven't connected a…
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'The neighbor avoided them like a coward': Guy's property is repeatedly trespassed and damaged by neighbor's Airbnb guests

'The neighbor avoided them like a coward': Guy's property is repeatedly trespassed and damaged by neighbor's Airbnb guests

Where is an HOA when you actually need one? Of course, I'm being facetious when I write this because as we have seen so many times here at Fail Blog, HOAs can be treacherous. That being said, someone has to get this dude's neighbor kicked out of the community. Not only was he listing his place as an Airbnb, which is not against the rules of course but I wouldn't want to live next to one, but also he and his guests are consistently trespassing and damaging other people's property. It turns out,…
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'[They] decided to [...] remove the fence': Karen goes on the offensive over damaged fence, guy removes it entirely

This Karen went on the offensive over a damaged fence, forcing her neighbor to take more drastic measures. A strong windstorm caused damage to a fence between two neighbors , this guy and his Karen neighbor. The insurance company wanted to wait until spring to repair it, but Karen didn't want to wait, so, she reported the damaged fence to the authorities to speed up the process. However, Karen had a hidden motive. She thought she could force the repairs to happen quickly, but she didn't know th…
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'They got hit with more fines': Dude takes on his terrible next-door neighbor's in all-out neighborhood battle

There's an old saying, that advises one to “keep their friends close, and their enemies closer." Without a doubt whoever came up with this clearly had no idea what they were on about… because having your enemies too close isn't much fun for anyone. Certainly, having your enemies residing directly next door to you permanently within arm's reach, is much too close, and if you find yourself in this situation, you'll find yourself also wishing that they were a little bit further away. Heck, even li…
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'They shut up very quickly': Dude gets revenge on partying neighbors by recording and playing their gossiping conversations back to them

I live in an apartment downtown of a capital. It’s still fairly quiet as the bedroom side of it faces the little port we share with our neighbours instead of the street. Well.. it WAS quiet until our shitty neighbours moved in. They own a dog that barks desperately all the time, and two annoying little girls that literally scream bloody murder outside in the port in the mornings, just screaming as loud as they can, seemingly for fun, and nobody stops them until we shout out the window for them…
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'Neighbors want us to alter our property': Karen builds gaudy 3+ story house, complains that she can see into neighbor's cottage

'Neighbors want us to alter our property': Karen builds gaudy 3+ story house, complains that she can see into neighbor's cottage

What kind of neighbor complains about a problem that they fully started? Unfortunately, this seems to be an all-too-common occurrence. This Redditor and her husband had been living in a family-owned cottage for over ten years that included a private outside shower that they would occasionally use after a swim or an especially hard day of work. This was never a problem with anyone else in the neighborhood, as they probably didn't even know about it. However, when a Karen moved in next door, she…
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'I returned the favor': Worst neighbor ever steals dude's stuff, dude tricks the police give him the theif's stuff too

Having terrible neighbors is never fun—as we've covered many times… Noisy, inconsiderate, selfish neighbors make the barest existence unmanageable as it is, but when you have neighbors who are properly messing with your property, even going as far as to steal from you… that is crossing some serious lines. You'd hope that it would never come to this, as when things get this bad this close to home, there's no way no one is walking away without any proverbial bruises. And unless the offenses are d…
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'If I were a nicer person, I could've let it go [...] Too bad I'm petty.': Woman files restraining order against neighbor Karen, wins and gets her fired

'If I were a nicer person, I could've let it go [...] Too bad I'm petty.': Woman files restraining order against neighbor Karen, wins and gets her fired

Karens better beware in case they're dealing with this woman. Not only was she able to successfully file a restraining order against her neighbor Karen, but she also informed her employers and got her fired. That's A+ level sabotage right there. This thread was posted to Reddit's r/pettyrevenge subreddit, and as many folks in the comments section pointed out, it is much more than your standard petty revenge story. It all started when this new neighbor Karen started throwing loud pool parties un…
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'Stop locking your cars after 8pm': Top Karens of the Week (August 25, 2023)

'Stop locking your cars after 8pm': Top Karens of the Week (August 25, 2023)

For this week's edition of the top five Karen stories, we're bringing you lots of neighborhood drama and cruel customers. Thankfully, for many of these Reddit stories, the folks who were at the receiving end of all this nonsense were not afraid to clap back. Here's a little preview of what we're dealing with here: (1) we've got an entitled neighbor who doesn't like the noise from people locking their cars at night, (2) there's the Karen with a meat allergy who surprisingly took issue with a BBQ…
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'The painters asked multiple times if they were sure': Homeowner couple follow HOA rules by painting their house in bright neon shade

'The painters asked multiple times if they were sure': Homeowner couple follow HOA rules by painting their house in bright neon shade

This HOA member had a personal vendetta against her neighbors. It seems like this is one of those stories of neighbors who have bad blood. Oftentimes, a small issue will spark an argument that goes unresolved. Then, over years or even decades, a feud between neighbors begins until eventually they're nemeses. These fights can get so personal — because they're your neighbor, they probably know your work schedule, who you live with, and any number of other personal tidbits about your life. The sto…
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'Enjoy your tiny driveway': New landlord neighbor tries to commandeer couple's driveway, loses and ends up with a tiny driveway

Residing next to a challenging neighbor can be an absolute torment. These individuals tend to derive pleasure from causing distress to themselves and those in their surroundings, sowing chaos and watching it grow for sheer spite. The mere presence of even one of these individuals has the potential to ruin an otherwise pleasant neighborhood. Through 20 years of a peaceful existence, these neighbors, a couple and an elderly couple, shared a driveway that ran right between their two houses, provid…
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'It is against HOA rules': Elitest HOA demands removal of family's garden after forgetting they refused their application

You can't have your cake and eat it too… and you should never voluntarily take a piece of an HOA's cake. For, that cake comes with a price—a blood price—that will bind you to their covenants and leave you vulnerable to petty powertrips from their bored aged board members who will go to any lengths to ensure that not a single blade of grass is out of line. About 10 years ago, this guy and his wife moved into a suburban neighborhood that had a community pool, which was only accessible to members…
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