This woman kept her cool when bullied by an unkind and meddling neighbor. What he doesn’t realize is that she’s a smart cookie! She’s going to get him back, but he’ll never prove it was her!
A Shared Living Situation
Ella and her husband live with two friends in a decent five-bedroom house that they rent—considering how expensive the area was, they decided to live together.
They soon discovered that their next-door neighbors had nine people living in their own five-bedroom house, and chaos was the norm.
She WAS a People Pleaser
Ella was a responsible person. She was the type of neighbor who always tried to maintain good relations with those around her. But, her new next-door neighbors were soon to be an exception.
They were always making noise and never seemed to take care of their trash, which often ended up in Ella’s yard.
Despite this, Ella tried to let it slide, focusing instead on her neighborhood’s positive aspects.
She Was Attacked When Sick With Covid!
But one day, they went too far. They approached her in a rage, shouting at her for not putting out her trash early enough. It was a couple of weeks ago, and Ella and her husband were both sick with COVID.
It Wasn’t Even a Problem!
She had forgotten to put out the trash at 7 AM, the usual time for the trash company to come and pick it up. But it was only 9 AM, and the trash company hadn’t even arrived yet.
Ella tried to explain the situation to her neighbor, but he wouldn’t listen. He insisted that the rules were the rules, and if she didn’t put out her trash on time, she wouldn’t get it picked up that week.
Ella was frustrated but didn’t say anything. She went back inside to rest, hoping her neighbor would calm down and resolve the situation.
A Shocking Discovery!
However, when Ella got up a couple of hours later, she was shocked to find that her trash can was gone. It was still full of trash, and someone had moved it to the side of the house. Ella was confused and angry.
She knew that her neighbor had taken it, but she didn’t understand why he would do something like that.
Don’t Touch My Trash!
The next day, Ella’s neighbor approached her and told her she had seen the whole thing. Apparently, the neighbor had come over and taken the trash can without even asking.
He had then put it back on the side of the house, even though it was still full of trash. Ella couldn’t believe it. How dare he touch her property like that?
A Plan For Revenge
At this point, Ella decided to take matters into her own hands. She knew that her neighbor was very proud of his last name, and she had seen the flag with his name in the front window of his house. So, she came up with a plan to get her revenge.
She Had His Name, That Was Enough!
She called the trash company and identified herself as Mrs. Soandso, her neighbor’s last name. She told them that she needed to set up a vacation hold for their upcoming pickup. They didn’t ask for any other information, and she was able to set it up easily.
She Executed Her Get Back
The next week, Ella made sure to put her trash out at 6:45 AM, fifteen minutes before the usual pickup time. She sat and watched as the trash truck drove by her neighbor’s house without even stopping. They picked up Ella’s trash and a few other neighbors’ trash but left her neighbor’s trash behind! It was a petty move, but it felt good to get her revenge.
A Line Crossed Meant Victory!
Ella knew that she had crossed a line, but she didn’t care. Her neighbor had crossed a line, too, by touching her property and moving her trash can. It was a small victory, but it made her feel like she had taken back some control.
From that day on, her neighbor never said a word to her again, and she never had to deal with their overflowing trash cans again.
Without a Trace
Redditors loved her story. One user said, “Genius!! Others say they would have dumped their trash in the neighbor’s yard, but an all-out war isn’t smart. But this hard-to-trace, evil plotting was truly inspired.”
Communicate Vs Retaliation
Ella’s petty revenge may not have been the most mature way to handle the situation, but it’s hard to deny the satisfaction she must have felt seeing her neighbor’s overflowing trash go uncollected.
It’s important to remember that communication and compromise are key in any neighborly relationship, but sometimes a little bit of revenge can feel oh so sweet.
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