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Neighbors can be hard to deal with. It's difficult for people to live right on top of each other and not get annoyed from time to time. However, some neighbors cross the line of everyday minimal annoyances straight into warfare territory. There is no excuse once it gets to a certain point and all bets are off like in the comments below.



I've always been a bit too shy to be overly petty toward a neighbor (an introvert writer-who would have guessed?) however, I can't say my dark rumored heart didn't do a little dance of slight hearing some of these stories of ultimate pettiness.

Redditor Robwaudby also wanted to hear these stories as we join them in some schadenfreude. They asked:

"What's the worst thing you have ever done to an annoying neighbour?"

Grandpa was petty goals.

Not me, but my grandpa. My grandpa's neighbor's septic tank started leaking into my grandpa's backyard. He repeatedly asked his neighbor to fix the septic tank and clean up the mess in his yard. The neighbor completely brushed him off."

“So my grandpa took matters into his own hands. He rigged up a 'plumbing' system in his yard. He installed an upright PVC pipe that pointed at the neighbor's backyard over the fence. I don't know how the system worked (I was only about 8 years old, in the early 90s), but it was set up to spray the neighbor's own septic waste over the fence and into the neighbor's beautiful and polished yard."

“And just like that, the neighbor fixed his septic tank. They remained enemies until my grandpa died a couple of decades later. I miss that old crazy man." lonedandelion

A little petty, perhaps, but hilarious...”

My mom's neighbor called the city to demand they make my mom repair her fence that divided their yards. This lady has always been a crabapple for ten plus years, but this move pissed my mom off. The fence did need a few mild repairs, which my mom would have done if the neighbor had just come talk to her (she was already in the process of getting quotes).”

“The city contacts my mom and says you have to maintain your fence. My mom asks if she legally has to have a fence and the person she talked to could sense where this was going. Turns out there are rules about maintaining a fence, but not requiring you have one, so my mom pays a contractor to tear it down entirely.”

“The neighbor does come to talk to my mom and asks when the new fence will be built. My mom says ‘you want a fence, build it yourself!’ Couple weeks later my mom has a nice new fence, courtesy of one annoying neighbor. A little petty, perhaps, but hilarious nonetheless.” robothouserock

Turned it into dad jokes...

When I was really young our neighbor (druggy) demanded we move our septic tank because he claimed it was partially on his property. He was a complete jerk about it and kept at it. My dads a really laid back person, eventually even he got mad and had the property line surveyed.”

“Turns out not only was the septic tank on our property, not his, but the corner of his house and part of his drive way was actually on our land. Dad spent the next few months asking him when he was going to move his house off our land.” lovetolearn4ever

They really amplified the situation...

“I had a terrible work schedule and had to wake up at 2:30am to be at work by 4am. My downstairs neighbors would blare loud music at all hours of the night, and I could feel the bass through my mattress. I went downstairs and politely asked them to turn down the music, and they seemed to kindly agree. As soon as I got back in bed, they turned it up even louder and kept it going until about 1:30am.”

“Before I left for work at 3:30, I turned over my amplifier so that the speaker was facing the floor, turned the volume up, and set my guitar on top of it. I left for my 12 hour shift, and the feedback was still screaming when I came home. Neighbors never blared their music again.” 4bangeranger

And that's how I grew up in a blue house."

“My dad was talking to our neighbor about what color he should paint the house and said, as a joke ‘Well I might as well paint the old one (house) blue haha’. The neighbor became almost angry and said stuff like ‘you cannot do that! A blue house? How stupid and annoying! How dumb etc.’”

“And that's how I grew up in a blue house.“ Stokbakko

Pretty clever revenge...

In our first house, mywife and I had a neighbour who disliked us from the start. Apparently the people that lived there before us were family friends who went through a divorce and we were the ones who bought their house.”

They were petty and mean to my wife who doesn't like confrontation, parking across our driveway when she about to go to work, throwing pieces of wood over the fence, letting their dog crap on our lawn and not picking it up, etc. I tried talking to them a couple times to and was promptly told to f-off.”

The husband loved his lawn care and used to brag about how it looked to everyone, so the next time it rained, I went out back and threw an entire box of oxo cubes into their backyard and let the rain melt them into the grass. Their dog absolutely destroyed their yard looking for the smell and I would make sure to comment on it every chance I got. We moved shorty after.” CaffineJunkie9

A crappy neighbor...

We lived in a neighborhood of townhouses. One neighbor let their dogs sh*t all over everyone's lawn and never picked it up. We tried asking them, we tried picking it up and putting it on their doorstep, they refused to do it. My one neighbor decided to get a piece of it and smear it all over the front of the house. After that, they started picking it up.” CrabPplCrabPpl

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You can't take their freedom but you can take their wifi!

​“In college I lived across from a frat house that would let people park in our spaces. Their router password was admin. So I logged into their router, banned all of their MAC Addresses and changed the password.” bobbingforburners

Dads are next level petty.

​“My parents have an extremely nosy neighbour who would just stand at the fence and watch what we do. I mean with her nose resting on the top of the fence. This woman is 60s with kids and grandkids.”

“I found out the other day my dad was in the garden with a shovel. Turns out he throws the slugs and snails in their trampoline and on their veggie plot for being annoying every time they aren't there. I couldn't stop laughing at how petty and hilarious this was. Still makes my day.” 23Tam56

​Hope you wore thick gloves...

​“The rich brats next door were always throwing loud drunken parties when mom and dad went out of town for a few days, which was often. One Sunday morning I went out to find the corner of our lot, which was a school bus stop, littered with used condoms that had been left in the street or thrown into the grass.”

“That night around midnight I gloved-up and collected a bunch of them, then snuck into the neighbors' yard and scattered them around the pool, the garage, and the back door, where mom was sure to see them when she came home. There were no more parties.” TGMcGonigle

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