Sometimes neighbors are annoying enough to require intervention. These Redditors are admitting to times they took matters into their own hands in the pettiest ways possible to put their neighbors in their place.
Return To Sender
From Redditor u/hippybiker:
Friend had a neighbor who put in a very bright yard light that was pointed at her bedroom window. After a negative interaction when asking neighbor to re-aim or dim the light or such, cue theatre stagehands. She put up a parabolic mirror pointed directly at dude's bedroom, used an old projector dowser and an old lighting board to program a chase sequence that was hours long and repeated. End result was a beam of randomly blinking light that was aimed at neighbor's bedroom window. When he complained, she let him know that it was his light source and all he had to do was turn off his yard light.Perfectly petty?
Property Line Dispute
From Redditor u/lovetolearn4ever:
When I was really young our neighbor 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 dad's a really laid-back person, but 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 driveway were actually on our land. Dad spent the next few months asking him when he was going to move his house off our land.Perfectly petty?
From Redditor u/4bangerranger:
I had a terrible work schedule and had to wake up at 2:30 am to be at work by 4 am. 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 1:30 am. 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.Perfectly petty?
Banging On The Wall
From Redditor u/Luckboy28:
In college, the guy in the dorm room next to mine was (apparently) a bit insane.
He would bang on our shared wall whenever any noise happened. The first time he did it, I was just talking to a friend in my room at normal volume in the middle of the day. It kept going like this for months. He once banged on our wall for like five minutes because I sneezed.
One day, we noticed that he had a large pair of panties and a pair of earplugs taped to his door, with a note reading "Put on your big-girl panties and deal with it." Apparently, his neighbors on the other side were sick of him, too.
So one weekend, he started banging on the wall because I flushed a toilet. That was the last straw. I ended up putting a Britney Spears song on repeat, put my speakers up against his wall, and then left for the weekend - being sure to lock all the doors behind me.Perfectly petty?