What would you do if your neighbor yelled at you for putting your trash out too late, then proceeded to put your full trash cans back beside your house so they didn’t get collected? That’s what happened to someone recently, who turned to a popular subreddit to detail their revenge…
They’re Saving Money For a House
The Original Poster (OP) starts their tale by explaining that they, their husband, and two friends currently rent a house together while they save for their own place. Their next-door neighbors do the same, except they have nine people in a five bedroom property. Apparently it’s constant chaos.
Everyone Chooses Their Own Trash Company
People can choose their own trash company in their area, so it’s a coincidence that the service OP uses is the same as their neighbor’s. As per that company’s rules, they’re meant to put their trash out by 7am on collection day. OP doesn’t always manage it, but that isn’t a problem because the company often comes as late as 11am anyway. As long as it’s out by the time they arrive, they’ll take it.
The Neighbor’s Trash Causes Problems
OP’s neighbors have three separate trashcans – all of which are overflowing by the time collection day comes. They put them out the night before, but that causes problems because it attracts foxes and raccoons. Last time a raccoon got into their garbage, the neighbor’s trash ended up strewn across OP’s yard. Worse still, they didn’t even offer to help clear it up.
It Created a Grudge
OP wasn’t happy about having to clear this rubbish off their lawn, but they let it slide. They cleaned it up, but decided to put it back into the neighbor’s trashcans instead of their own. The neighbors were sat in front of the house the whole time, glaring at OP as this went down. That’s when the problem really started…
The Neighbors Yelled
A couple of weeks ago, OP and everyone else in the house were sick with COVID. As a result, they overslept and weren’t able to put the trash out until 9am. When OP went to do it, their neighbors started yelling, saying they had to have done it before 7am. Despite the fact the trash company hadn’t come yet – a fact OP pointed out – the neighbors didn’t relent. With nothing else to do, OP went back inside.
The Neighbors Caused Trouble
After going back to bed (remember, OP was still sick), they got up a little while later and noticed their full trash cans were now back at the side of the house. The neighbors must have put them back out of spite to stop them being picked up by the trash company – a fact confirmed by a different set of OP’s neighbors a day later.
OP Gets Revenge
Looking for revenge, OP called the trash company and pretended to be the neighbor. They told the company they’d be on vacation next week so wanted to cancel the next pick-up. It was surprisingly easy. The company only wanted to know their name and address; their neighbors literally have a flag in their front window celebrating their last name. The deed was done. OP watched the following week as the company collected everyone’s trash but left the neighbor’s overflowing cans on the street.
OP Knows It Wasn’t Right
OP knows this might have been out of line. But they also know the neighbors were wrong to have moved their trashcans and trespassed on their property to do so.
OP’s an Evil Genius
After posting this story, people on Reddit jumped to OP’s defence. They celebrated the revenge and even suggested the neighbors deserved much worse.
The most upvoted comment said: “Genius!! I know others are saying they would have dumped their trash on the neighbor’s yard but honestly an all-out war isn’t smart. But this, hard-to-trace, evil plotting was truly inspired. *Raises glass*”
Others Would Have Gone Further
Many people congratulated OP on their revenge and expressed a degree of respect for their restraint. One popular said:
“Are you kidding me? I would have dumped my full bins all over their yard as soon as I realized they’d moved the trash before pickup.”
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