If good fences make good neighbors, then what do you do for the rotten ones?
Everyone has had neighbors who have been absolutely horrible to deal with. Good people try their best to bury the hatchet, but sometimes people are just determined to be a thorn in your side. If you’ve ever felt this way, then you aren’t alone.
Miha, a Reddit user posted a story about what happened with their family’s long-running feud with their neighbors. It’s a story of what happens when one father stops being nice and starts getting real about fighting back. All it took was time and a bit of crafting know-how.
Miha’s family was always butting heads, even before they were born. They describe the situation as…
“We live in a small private neighbourhood, the neighbours are related to us more or less (distant relatives). Everybody here is a complete nutjob. They were constantly arguing over decades before me or my brother were even born. Our property line is kinda like a square and it is surrounded by road from two sides. Keep in mind that on one part of the road we let our neighbours use 1 square meter of the land so they could use the road safer and not damage our property.”
You would think that the neighbors could respect this generous allowance, but there’s no cure for pettiness.
The Redditor’s family discovered that the neighbors routinely and deliberately ran a truck over their fence destroying it. They refused to pay for damages, so the Redditor’s dad decided enough was enough.
The neighbors didn’t know that dad was a police officer and a handyman
Miha’s father was a police officer, so he knew the perfect way to handle the situation. He dug up a property line marker and filled the disputed area with rock-filled barrels.
The angry neighbors showed up at the door threatening to call the police because they hit their cars on the barrels. They even threatened to attack Miha’s dad with a pickaxe!
But don’t worry, they didn’t make good on their threat
The neighbor’s violent threats may have been empty, but they were determined to make Miha’s family as miserable as possible. They kept running over the fence for a whole year and went out of their way to make life miserable.
But Miha’s father came up with a plan
“My dad was furious and he changed his petty revenge into a pro revenge. He cut some wood to use it as a mold. He bought cement, sand and metal poles. One peaceful afternoon my father and I cemented that whole part of the land and placed some lovely flowers on top. So when they hit the concrete they can smell our flowers of victory/defeat.”
As you can guess, the plan worked like a charm
Miha and his family could sit back and watch their revenge unfold. The awful neighbors wrecked eight of their cars trying to smash down the concrete fence. Surprisingly, they never showed up at the door to complain or threaten them, maybe because it was easier to stew than to admit they’d been outsmarted.
Miha’s story is proof that being petty and rude is pointless and can lead to a lot of expensive damages. So be excellent to each other.
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