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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Awkward Humor vs. Complaining Neighbors: A Nonsensical Joke Showdown

When an old couple complained to the landlord about their parking and even left trash in their postbox, this guy knew he had to fight back. But instead of getting into a heated argument, he decided to use his wit and humor as a weapon. Every time he saw the couple, he stopped to tell them a hilarious (but completely nonsensical) ‘British’ joke, complete with exaggerated laughter at the punchline. It was a small victory, but a satisfying one – especially when he saw the couple awkwardly laughing along, not wanting to seem rude. Being Swiss, they were too polite to say no to his terrible jokes. And so, the sweet joy of awkward humor won out in the end.

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Taking Dishes Away From Free Loading Housemates

This scorned roommate was tired of being the only one who ever took care of the living room TV, dishes, hot plate, and toilet paper. Despite his best efforts, his roommates seemed content to use his stuff without lifting a finger to clean or replace anything. So he decided to take matters into his own hands – by letting the dishes sit in the sink for two weeks, hoping someone else would take the hint. When that didn’t work, he washed everything and hid it in his closet, only allowing himself to use it. As for the toilet paper, he took matters into his own hands by bringing the roll into the bathroom with him and then back to his room when he was done.

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What Do You Get When You Mix a Donkey and Revenge?

This next story comes from a user named LikeFireAndIce. He had an issue with his neighbors, so he got a donkey. He said, “Do you know what donkeys do just before breakfast and dinner? They bray. They bray long and loud.” He had been in a land feud with his neighbors for many years, and they hated the sound of the donkey braying daily. “That donkey was the bomb,” he gloated. His family went out to buy a second donkey after their goats suffered attacks from unknown predators. (Donkey are great livestock protectors. They will even fight coyotes). The neighbors they were fighting with moved out the same day. Coincidence? It’s totally possible. Or the neighbors moved because they couldn’t stand the sound of the donkeys.

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These Petty Neighbors Decided To Fight Trash With Trash

Living below a family with a seemingly endless supply of energy (and a penchant for tossing trash down onto her patio), this woman was at her wits end. From the constant noise that made her light bulb globe cover fall in the kitchen to the cigarette butts and beer caps that littered her patio, she had had enough. Despite asking nicely and even informing the landlord, the family continued to be inconsiderate. So, in a fit of frustration, she emptied a bag of their trash in front of their door. It may have been a small victory, but it was a satisfying one – and ultimately, it was what convinced her to move out and leave the disrespectful neighbors behind.

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This Passive Aggressive Neighbor Knew Revenge Was Best Served Cold

This man learned that sometimes, when you give an inch, people try to take a mile. This well-meaning fellow borrowed his neighbor’s snow blower one heavy snow day when her husband was on the road. He even went as far as to help clean her driveway… as well as his. He then refilled it with gas. When he returned it, she asked if he could do the two other neighbors’ – who she was friendly with. When he declined, she complained he didn’t do the sidewalks too. This was too much for him. “I vowed to never borrow it again. Bought a snow plow for my ATV and waited patiently for the next big snow. When it came, I scraped mine and my friendly neighbors’ driveway and left hers full of snow.”

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Petty Revenge We Thought We Would Only See On Looney Toons

When his upstairs neighbors started using his balcony as a makeshift ladder and even had the audacity to pee on him from above, this guy drew inspiration from old cartoons. He lived on the bottom level of a five-story apartment complex. Where the young lads living above him would always lock themselves out and climb up to their balcony via his own balcony. At first, this didn’t really bother him, so he let it slide. But one day, while he was out on his balcony having a cigarette, he freaked out when a stream of human urine came down right past him from their balcony. That was the last straw. He bought cooking grease and applied it liberally all over the railing of his balcony every single day in preparation. Next time the neighbor tried to climb up to their apartment, it ended in a busted lip.

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A Girl and Her Mom Purposely Grossed Out Their Perverted Neighbors

After dealing with drunk downstairs neighbors hitting on them every time they had to pass by on the way to their condo, this woman and her mom found an amusing way to deter their advances. In the condo where she used to live, the downstairs neighbors were usually drunk. Unfortunately, she and her mom used to have to walk past them every time they went upstairs to get to their condo – because they would hang out and drink on their porch. They were getting uncomfortable with how the men hit on them. So eventually, she and her mom made a game out of trying to make sure they wouldn’t get harassed by these guys. They would walk up the stairs mid-conversation about “Ugh, I’ve been so constipated for like the past three days.” or “Oh lucky, I can’t keep mine from trickling out when I sit down anywhere.” or “I dunno, the doctor said it’d clear up in a few days.” “Does it still itch?” “Yeah, a lot.” Eventually, they started going back inside their condo whenever they passed by.

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Their Neighbor Parked Like a Jerk, So They Removed His Tires

This cautionary tale proves you really shouldn’t park like a jerk. Especially at your own residence. This story comes from an aggravated neighbor who used to rent a house with his sister. They shared a big stone driveway with four other homes. One day, some “bro” moved into the house that was located at the very entrance of the alley. He would park his car in such a way that it would block the entrance and nobody could get in or out. Turns out, the guy would be gone all day. This caused the neighbors to frequently be late for work. Of course, they asked him numerous times to stop parking that way, but he continued to do it. One night while he was having a house party, the petty neighbor and his sister jacked up his car. They removed all four tires and put them on top. Needless to say, the embarrassment was enough to send the message, and he stopped parking like a jerk.

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This Person Took Revenge On The Evil HOA Queen

The next story comes from a passive aggressive resident known as Oldag online. Their neighbor is the Queen of the local Homeowners Association. According to them, she is obsessed with making sure nobody touches her lawn. But she is also obsessed with everyone else’s. If they don’t mow weekly, they get a letter. If their trash is on the curb more than four hours before or after pick-up, they get a letter. Each letter is a $100 fine. Oldag says, “I have managed to collect 16 letters this year alone! So I walk my dogs to the edge of my yard and give them a treat if they drop their load in her yard. I also put all empty liquor bottles I can gather while I walk my dogs in her recycle bins. This one started rumors of her being an alcoholic.”

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They Tattled to The Neighbor’s Mom to Get Revenge

This petty neighbor knew all it would take was getting someone’s mother involved. He moved to a huge tower block with a large number of drug users and dealers. His neighbor is a well known dealer. They liked to party on weekends, and the neighbor often comes out and complains. At one point, it nearly escalated into a fight. Afterwards, threats of violence began. One day, his roommate was in the lift talking to a nice old lady. The roommate told her about the neighbor threatening us, and she asks what number he lives in. He tells her, and she goes, “That is my son.” She gets very angry saying, “He has a cheek, because he used to have constant parties when he was younger. I will be having words with him.” So he essentially tattled on him to his mother. Ever since then, he hasn’t said a word to them. Mama’s boy…

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His Roommates Stole His Chicken Nuggets, So He Took Revenge With Laxatives

We all know somebody that takes everything really seriously… but this guy really took his chicken nuggets seriously. One summer, the chicken nugget lover lived at college. In his building, there was one fairly large kitchen. There was a big fridge where everyone kept their food. He kept a rather large bag of chicken nuggets in there that he would eat occasionally. The next day, he went down to the kitchen, craving some chicken nuggets. Apparently, they were all gone. What kind of person steals another man’s chicken nuggets? He did not take this lightly. Other people’s food got stolen as well. So he bought a 20z of Coke, a nice thing of laxatives, and crushed them up into a fine powder and put it in the Coke… He then put the coke in the fridge and walked away. Next day the Coke was gone, and somewhere someone was pooping their brains out. Never steal chicken nuggets.

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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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