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Entitled neighbors try to make women pay vet bill after their dog escapes and eats all her flowers: 'They want me to pay half since I "poisoned" their dog'

Who's right in the situation? This neighbor thinks that because their neighbor has poisonous flowers, it's her fault that their dog got sick. Before we go any further, just know that the doggo is okay. He just has a habit of digging under his owner's fence and escaping. His owners claim he's just exploring. However, the Original Poster (OP) has been weary from the start. She even tried to offer multiple solutions to her neighbors to prevent their dog from escaping, but they wouldn't get on boar…
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'The plants [were] completely chopped down': Guy loses 1/4 of his backyard after repeatedly cutting down neighbor's plants in middle of the night

'The plants [were] completely chopped down': Guy loses 1/4 of his backyard after repeatedly cutting down neighbor's plants in middle of the night

This neighbor keeps sneaking around at 2 AM to vandalize other people's properties. Maybe every neighborhood has a person like this: the one who pilfers from people's garages, or takes other neighbor's tools and won't return them, or, like this dude, disrespects people's property . It's one thing to steal inanimate objects. But this guy felt it was appropriate to go around chopping down plants ! Plants are living things, and they take a long time to grow. They're not so easily replaced… and eve…
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'Literally no amount of money... would convince me to say yes': Neighbor refuses to compromise on shared fence, regrets it one year later

'Literally no amount of money... would convince me to say yes': Neighbor refuses to compromise on shared fence, regrets it one year later

These neighbors may share a fence , but they certainly aren't friends. They can barely be friendly towards each other! You can't choose your neighbors, unfortunately. You may love your home, your yard, and your neighborhood in general, but if you have bad blood with the next-doors, you're never going to be 100% comfortable. There are so many cases of neighbor disputes growing over time to become full-scale feuds. No matter how nice you are, there are some people who just can't be reasoned with.…
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'No good deed goes unpunished': Concerned mother asks neighbor to stop leaving out free cookies

'No good deed goes unpunished': Concerned mother confronts neighbor about leaving out free cookies

This baker loves making cookies and other sweets, but they can't eat all of the goodies alone. As you'll know if you've ever lived with an avid baker, the extras get distributed to everyone around them. Everyone has a different part of the baking process that they love most: the delicious smells, the arm workout of kneading bread dough, or decorating cookies with sprinkles and icing. For a lot of bakers, though, the fun is in making that food . And especially if they make the same recipes over…
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'How do you like them apples?': Band gets even with cranky old neighbor, retrieving the apples he stole, and letting them rot

'How do you like them apples?': Band gets even with cranky old neighbor, retrieving the apples he stole, and letting them rot

We love petty revenge in all forms, but we mourn the loss of perfectly ripe apples. These band members found themselves in a feud with a cranky old neighbor from a few houses down. At first, it was about the noise level of their jam sessions despite the fact that their house was far enough away and they were practicing during appropriate hours. In short, these were not selfish miscreants; they were at least trying to be respectful to the neighborhood. However, once the cranky neighbor escalated…
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'How my grandpa built the tallest house in town': Homeowner tries over and over to build his house illegally tall

'How my grandpa built the tallest house in town': Homeowner tries over and over to build his house illegally tall

This grandpa wasn't about to let some silly little building codes stop him from achieving his dreams. In fact, it seems like he took these codes like a personal challenge, and decided to find any possible way around them. This involved a lot of crafty thinking on his part! You've got to keep your house up to code . It's how we collectively avoid houses where you get an electrical zap from turning on a light switch, and codes often require handrails so folks don't go tumbling down staircases. Th…
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‘Sweet sweet victory’: Housemate settles score with cheapskate roommate who refuses to pay the bills by filling up the entire house with bubbles

‘Sweet sweet victory’: Housemate settles score with cheapskate roommate who refuses to pay the bills by filling up the entire house with bubbles

Sometimes the best retaliation comes from the need for playful bantering, not from anger. The story that follows is an account of a frustrated roommate. The Original Poster (OP) lives in an apartment with two housemates. Since OP and the other tenants are all students, they occasionally have to live on a tight budget. That being said, OP was more than happy to shoulder the responsibility when needed, having recognized that each tenant had a unique capacity to contribute. The tenants got along,…
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‘The head of the HOA was fuming’: Guy drives HOA board members crazy over the color of his house

‘The head of the HOA was fuming’: Guy drives HOA board members crazy over the color of his house

If HOAs want to enforce pointless rules, then they better be prepared for people to expose just how pointless said rules are. Here, we have a guy who just wanted to paint his house a light green color but did not realize that the HOA had to approve the color. When the head of the HOA came by to discuss the paint job, he purposely left out this reminder so that the resident could later be fined for not complying. That’s when the resident decided to get petty in return. He proceeded to submit doz…
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'I got fined for having a Halloween pumpkin on my patio on November 1st': 20+ HOAs who had strict rules and steep fines

'I got fined for having a Halloween pumpkin on my patio on November 1st': 20+ HOAs who had super strict rules and steep fines

If you can help it, never move into a neighborhood that is home to an HOA. The name of an HOA, or Home Owner's Association, implies that it's a board that'll make sound decisions for the homeowners of an area. But in practice, that's so far from the truth. In reality, HOAs are run by a few people who make sweeping decisions for an entire area, and are often more focused on keeping control over people's homes and charging massive fines to line their own pockets. They're able to do things like ch…
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Karen calls cops on dude's leaky tire, he exposes her dirty fountain: 'She didn't even live on my [...] street'

Everyone has a dirty little secret hiding somewhere on their property—sometimes it's that project car that hasn't moved for months (and that probably will never be finished), and sometimes it's your neglected fountain in your backyard that has become less of an aesthetic water feature and more of a mosquito breeding ground. And it's only natural to be vaguely annoyed by these oversights on the part of your neighbors, as—when you're locked eternally into a plot of land in (relatively) close prox…
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New neighbor sues over encroaching fence, farmer puts a pig pen right next to their "shiny new" home: 'My eyes would start watering it smelled so bad'

Being cautious and conscientious about where you're buying property is extremely important. Ensuring that you're aware of any zoning, environmental hazards, or other possible issues ensures that you're going to not only make a good investment but enjoy a peaceable existence in your new home as well. Future-proofing is important too. Of course, you can't control all eventualities, but the last thing you want to do is get caught out, unaware that you were buying next to a plot of land that could…
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'He was entering that entire subdivision... as "Do Not Deliver"': HOA tips so badly on pizza order that manager calls them to complain

'He was entering that entire subdivision... as "Do Not Deliver"': HOA tips so badly on pizza order that manager calls them to complain

If you've ever wondered what you could do to make a pizza parlor blacklist you, check out this story. I know what you're thinking: what do you mean you can get blacklisted by a pizza place? Aren't they supposed to deliver to wherever you tell them to when you place your order? I was surprised to learn that they can and will ban people from ever ordering again. I thought that was something managers reserved for teenagers who prank call them with giant pizza orders sent to addresses that don't ex…
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‘Dude, I know it's you…’: Man confronts neighbor who attempted to steal his TV, neighborly dispute ensues

‘Dude, I know it's you…’: Man confronts neighbor who attempted to steal his TV, neighborly dispute ensues

When buying a house, one of the most crucial things to think about is the neighbors. Depending on the quality of your neighbors, your tenor may be enjoyable at best or excruciating at worst. The story that follows describes an account of a disgruntled individual who found out that his elderly neighbor had stolen his television. The Original Poster (OP) was looking forward to receiving an extravagant, brand-new television that he had ordered. But when OP received a response from the seller confi…
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HOA Karen tries to get neighbor to take down "cheap" and "sloppy" lights: 'Please don't take this personally'

HOA Karen tries to get neighbor to take down "cheap" and "sloppy" lights: 'Please don't take this personally'

Having an HOA board member as your next-door neighbor can definitely make you feel like you're constantly being watched. It seems like the kind of thing a homeowner should be made aware of prior to signing anything. Think of it as feeling like your boss is hovering over you all day every day, waiting for you to make a mistake. However, instead of this being in your office, it's in your home. This Reddit thread was posted by a homeowner who received an aggressive email from their HOA Karen neigh…
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'Just taking out the trash...': Man executes cunning plan to get back at neighbor who stole his parking space

'Just taking out the trash...': Man executes cunning plan to get back at neighbor who stole his parking space

A parking space can make or break your day. Because of this, there is no limit to the amount of effort one is ready to put in order to score a decent parking spot. Having said that, how would you react if someone tried to take over your parking spot? Would you fight to reclaim what is rightfully yours, or would you just accept defeat? The next story tells the tale of a displeased man who has had his parking space snatched away. For more than a year, the Original Poster (OP) has been parked in t…
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‘He wouldn’t let anyone near it' Resident objects to the removal of hazardous tree, hugging it in attempt to prevent machinery from cutting it down

‘He wouldn’t let anyone near it': Resident objects to the removal of hazardous tree, hugging it in attempt to prevent machinery from cutting it down

There are a lot of scenarios in movies and TV shows in which a person is opposed to the removal of some kind of landmark, like an old tree or a historical building, and to stop the destruction of it, they do something extreme. Something like tying themselves to said landmark, or organizing a protest with other people in order to stop its removal. Though it might be a funny moment for television, it is intriguing to know whether this types of situation actually happen in real life. Well, I can g…
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