Tales Of Passive Aggressive Neighbors That Make Us Want to Live In The Middle Of Nowhere

Shannon Quinn - January 8, 2023
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The Ceiling Fan Ghost

When this vengeful neighbor moved into his new apartment, he quickly discovered that his downstairs neighbor was a little too sensitive for her own good – and a little too eager to blame him for everything that went wrong. The night he moved in, the woman downstairs came storming up and insisted that he quiet down because she has to get up early for work. He sleeps in late, so it didn’t make sense that he began receiving a steady stream of angry notes about his alarm clock waking her up. Other things happened, like her daughter hitting his car and taking his packages. One night, he noticed that his fan and light turned off, because he and his neighbor have the same remote. At around 3:30 AM, he sat on the floor above her bedroom fan, and repeatedly turned the light on and off for 10 minutes until he could hear her freaking out. Then, he stopped and laughed into his pillow. The notes continued to flow and she continued to think that her light fixture was out to get her.

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He Waits For The Snow to Get His Revenge

This next story comes from a user called meatbeagle. He used to live in an apartment where the rent did not include snow removal. So every winter, the residents maintained a narrow shoveled path. A couple moved in next to him, and were the worst neighbors. They blasted music at all hours, smoked heavily just outside of their door, and started placing really tacky lights all over our backyard. He tried talking with them, to no avail. So rather than engage, he simply stopped doing half of the shoveling. He had no issue trudging through thigh-deep snow in order to watch these jerks do the same. They raged, called the landlord, and left us pissed-off notes. He responded calmly every time – ‘I pay my rent, and I’m not required to touch a shovel. Deal with it.’ The knowledge that his neighbors were suffering every time it snowed was wonderful.

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The Neighbor Used Up All Their Hot Water, So He Did The Same

With a hot water tank in his unit and his electricity paying for it, this guy was understandably frustrated when he came home to find that his water was only coming out warm. His neighbors were incredibly inconsiderate jerks. The hot water tank was in his unit, so his electricity paid for it. One year at Christmas, he returned home and his water was coming out warm. It turns out that the neighbors had their bathtub faucet leaking the hot water down the drain for almost two weeks, because they forgot to tell the landlord. From then on, every single time one of the neighbors got into the shower, he would have to wash dishes, or fill a mop bucket, or fill the sink with steaming hot water as a humidifier, etc. Sometimes they would just figure he was washing dishes. So they’d get out of the shower and wait for him to finish. Once they were back in the shower, he was at it again.

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Noisy Neighbor Kids Run Amok, So He Starts Singing At 2AM

When this man’s neighbors‘ rowdy children turned his home into a playground, Graytotoro turned to the power of song to restore peace and quiet. There was a family who lived below him whose children ran amok with their friends. Aside from the usual yelling that young boys do, they left their bikes everywhere and threw tennis balls and rocks against the window. The dad was quite literally throwing a tennis ball at his wall next to the window. As you can imagine, tripping over a bike while coming home severely drunk is not fun at all. The neighbor’s children loved shouting and leaving their stuff all over the place. So this petty neighbor sang Edward Khil’s “I Am Glad, ‘Cause I’m Finally Returning Back Home” at full blast in the wee hours of the morning. Apparently e has a very deep and loud singing voice. So it sounded very much like the real thing… At two in the morning.

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