When “Get off my lawn!” is a rational request—rather than a disgruntled outcry from an aging croquet enthusiast.
A neighborhood parent took out their anger on this homeowner after the neighbor’s child hurt themselves while riding their bike in the owner’s driveway, ignoring the fact that the owner had repeatedly requested that the children stay off his property altogether.
It all started when, shortly after purchasing their new home, this couple politely introduced themselves to the neighbor children, who were playing on their property, and their parents. They requested that the parents keep their children off the property going forward but were met with the argument that the previous owners had “always” allowed the kids to play there. The parents were completely blinded by their entitlement and appeared to be deaf to the fact that the new owners were not the same persons that had lived there previously.
This became a recurring theme; the owners would request that the parents keep their children off their property, and the parents would insist that the children had “always” been allowed to play there. The children continued to play, and the owners escalated with written requests—a move they’d celebrate shortly.
Laughing turned to screams one Sunday when one of the children rode “straight into” the owner’s truck. The parents blamed the owners—to the owner’s bewilderment. Things escalated when the neighbors insisted that the owners were responsible for the child’s medical bills. Now, the owner is wondering if he is in the wrong for refusing to pay.
It seems like an open-and-shut case to us, but what’s your read?
Keep reading for the screenshots of the original thread and some of the reactions below. For more neighborhood drama check out this parking feud that escalated into a $100,000 extension removal.