What would you do if you happened to have really rude neighbors? Would you try to reason with them and make amends? What would happen if they weren’t being cooperative? You’d have to live side-by-side with these people, exchanging frosty glances each time you see them. Another thing you can do is pack up and move somewhere else. However, there is another way – if you’re brave enough. What this man did is rather inspiring, if you ask us. Keep reading to see how he solved his issue with his neighbors.
Going Too Far
He was seething while stomping back up the drive. He had seen a lot of things in his life as a police officer but something inside him snapped after seeing what his neighbors had done. He balled his fists so that he would stop shaking with rage. Through gritted teeth, he whispered, “This is war.” His neighbors might have thought that they had bested him this time around but they had no idea what was coming.
The Officer Of The Law
David Ellis lived in a small private neighborhood which was a gated community. He had served his community for 40 years as a dedicated officer at the Los Angeles Police Department. He used to work in the department where they mostly handled fraud and drug busts. This meant that David was very familiar with the laws that were in place. Now, he is in his golden years, and on weekends, he works with a garden trowel instead of a badge.
The Last Straw
He would tend to his garden with as much love and care as he could, but something was going to rudely jolt David, a usually mild-mannered man, to his tether’s end. Every weekend, David lovingly trimmed and shaped the cypress trees that are decades old and bordered the fence surrounding his property. After having a heavy week of enforcing the law, he calmed his mind by doing this mechanical activity.
The Crux Of The Drama
However, it did not take a long for some audacious neighbors to completely ruin this hobby for him. David and his neighbors were all distantly related, more or less, but they had been in a bitter battle for many years by this point. In fact, this feud went back generations. David had been more than accommodating, though this was certainly the very last straw. He finally had enough. The ongoing drama was centered around a single gravel road that surrounded David’s property on either side.
“A Complete Nutjob”
David had decided to take it upon himself to fix all the potholes which seemed to form overnight since no one else did, and he did this for years. A conscientious neighbor, David constantly worried that an accident might happen, and he didn’t want to see anybody getting hurt. However, his neighbors thought of it in another way… In fact, the neighbors were somehow convinced that David should have an asphalt road lay down instead.
Passing The Responsibility
This was to be done on David’s account, of course. Naturally, he refused to do so, and for good reason. And so, fast-forward 20 years and the road is still made of gravel. No one wanted to pay for it to be paved with asphalt. David’s daughter said, “Everybody here is a complete nutjob.” She could not remember a time when the neighbors and her father were not in dispute. The dispute went so far back that it actually started generations earlier.
A Gesture Of Goodwill
Although he shouldn’t have, David would be the only one who was maintaining the one gravel road. And the neighbors? They simply laughed. And so, his daughter actually begged him to come up with a way to end this drama. However, rather than being grateful that David took it upon himself to ensure that no accidents happened in his neighborhood, his audacious neighbors thought of taking advantage.
Enough Is Enough
The thing is, according to the ungrateful neighbors, David is completely responsible for having the gravel road asphalt. That is not so fair, is it? All the neighbors still had the audacity to complain that David wasn’t doing a good enough job maintaining the road. Everyone in their gated community would use the road on a regular basis, so why should David shoulder their entire cost of the repairs?
Protecting What Was His
As if that wasn’t enough, there is one factor here that is crucial: the road had one part which used 1 square meter of David’s private land. This was in order to prevent accidents and allow the drivers to use the road safely without damaging David’s property. However, rather than tell all the rude neighbors off, David thought of a compromise to offer them. After all, he was a reasonable man.
Inspecting The Damage
In an attempt to appease his neighbors, David offered another 3-square-foot plot on his own land so that the turn around his property could be easier on drivers when they navigate the tricky gravel road. However, the ill-tempered residents threw the gesture of goodwill right back in David’s face without thinking twice. That was not even the worst part either. Since David sacrificed the corner of his land, he watched in horror as different drivers swerved closer to his property.
A Series Of Barrels
One day, the straw which broke the camel’s back came at last. A neighbor of his had a truckload of wood delivered to their home, but while the truck driver was trying to cut the tricky corner, he took it too wide and plowed right over David’s fence. The damage had to be paid for but, of course, no one wanted to do it. Understandably, David was incredulous! “We had to replant these plants and place a new metal fence,” Miha, David’s daughter, wrote.
“My father told me this was not the first time this happened, but actually the third. I couldn’t believe it when I heard this.” After the police officer finished mending the metal fence, he decided to protect what was his — whatever the cost. Now, the neighbors had gone too far. After inspecting the damage that had been done, David stomped back to the house, seething. Now, this was war. He had been really generous to this undeserving neighborhood, and he had had enough of getting taken advantage of.
Thinking Up Other Ways
Something inside of him snapped that day as he checked the broken cypress trees. However, he would get perfect revenge. No one appeared to mind it when David dug up the property line marker and placed big barrels around the part of his land that he had let them drive on. After all, it was his own property. However, in spite of looking like innocent plastic barrels, the neighbors would soon find out they were not just ordinary plastic barrels.
Petty Revenge Turning Pro
There was more to them than met the eye. Over the next 6 hours, 3 of his neighbors came knocking at the door, one by one – each angrier than the last. These neighbors all damaged their cars by hitting the barrels. One neighbor was furious because he damaged his car after driving into one of the barrels, which were actually extremely heavy and filled with loads of rocks. That was not the end of his intimidation tactics either…
Cement And Poles
The man went on and made threats about calling the police and even told the startled cop to be careful because he might get a “pickaxe to the back.” David knew the law very well, so he calmly informed the neighbor that he could keep the barrels there because it was his private land. In fact, the neighbors knew full well that the barrels were on David’s land. However, his plan hit a snag after a while…
The New Solution
In spite of the huge deterrent, David observed that the barrels were getting hit by so many drivers that they would soon be useless. Eventually, after about a year, the barrels split and became worthless. He thought long and hard about different ways to deter these inconsiderate drivers once and for all. However, when he saw it wouldn’t end, he decided to take things to the next level. And so, one night, he worked on laying something down which would get him the respect that he truly deserved.
A Lesson Learned
The first neighbor who was driving back home that night was definitely in for a big surprise. Since he knew David allowed people to cut across his property, he drove his car around the corner generously, without a care for the freshly laid flowerbed that was under the wheels. The driver then found himself and his insurance company having a very heated conversation later that night. David’s petty revenge had turned pro.
Sick and tired of being treated in such a nasty way, David thought up the perfect plan. On the Reddit thread r/ProRevenge, David’s daughter, Miha, wrote, “My dad was furious.” She recounted, “He cut some wood to use it as a mold. He bought cement, sand, and metal poles.” She added, “One peaceful afternoon, my father and I cemented that whole part of the land and placed some lovely flowers on top. So when they hit the concrete they can smell our flowers of victory/defeat.”
One disrespectful driver had finally come across David’s brand-new solution for the fence-wrecking neighbors. The police officer had hidden a small concrete wall under a lovely flowerbed on the particular corner of his land where drivers recklessly drove around – or through. It was working flawlessly! The neighbors of the crafty cop could no longer destroy his property — though it took them some time to catch on prior to the matter getting dropped completely.
Five of David’s neighbors absolutely wrecked their cars while cutting the corner hastily, with the perfectly legal wall. The drivers did not have a leg to stand on, so they eventually learned to stay away from the property. Not one of them came knocking on the police officer’s door. However, one particularly angry neighbor decided to escalate matters even further and sent lawyers to the troubled street to snoop around and find a way to get back at David.
Some neighbors had serious damage done to their vehicles, which led to insurance claims requiring the police officer to prove that he’d done something that was perfectly legal. Of course, David had done his due diligence. He knew exactly what he was getting into when he built the cement wall. He could quickly show the lawyers that he had done the right thing since it was still very much his land, after all.
When the satisfying revenge story was shared on Reddit, users who read it were delighted. One incredulous user wrote, “I’m very amused by the logic some people go by.” They continued, “For example If I intentionally hit your property and it damages my vehicle, it’s still your fault (the owner of the property) for trying to protect your property and not letting me just destroy your property… and you should compensate me for the damage caused by my stupidity.”
Another user wrote, “They ran over your trees? OHHH BOY.” The user then added, “If they run over any more of your trees look up your local laws about trees. People have been sued for TONS of money over the destruction of trees because they take so long to grow so they have a lot of value.” What do you think about what David did? Did he go a little too far?
The comments kept on coming from different users on the site. They could all appreciate the fact that David’s neighbors were so in the wrong. Naturally, none of these commentators bothered holding back what they thought on the matter. In fact, it turns out that there were plenty of similar stories that happened to others on the site. They wrote about them in the comments section of the post. All the same, there are even more stories just like this. Keep reading to see more!
This story features a man who was able to put a rude woman right in her place, all while getting his revenge as well. As they say, he hit two birds with one stone. This man was working with his construction team on a project when this happened. It’s clear that loading construction materials at a site is already a huge task that involves a lot of work. All the same, he encountered yet more work for himself. One woman refused to move her car to make way for their truck.
A Different Project
Since the woman refused to move her car out of the way, the man thought he would need some help in the matter. However, he knew it would take a long time to bring up the issue with the police. So, he instead spent that time working. The woman pointedly ignored him and insulted him all at the same time. This man came up with a bit of a plan to get his revenge that will put the woman in her place. Not to mention, this will make her regret her choices that day.
Building a new house at the top of a hill is a challenge in itself. All the same, it’s not just the work itself that makes it difficult. The only wat these workers were able to get their materials onto the site was by climbing a 250-ft footpath. There’s no doubt that it was additional work for everyone involved, making the project take longer than it normally would. Luckily for the workers, they were able to find a bit of a silver lining.
Most Complied Quickly
The constructors definitely had their work cut out for them when they took on this job. Aside from having to build a house on top of a hill, they had no way to reach it other than climbing up a 250-ft path with their materials in hand. That was a lot of extra work for them, meaning that it would take them all that much longer to finish the project in general. Thankfully, there was something good about the whole situation.
A Mom Waiting For Her Child
At the foot of the hill, there was a street where two parking spots were specifically reserved for the workers to make their lives a little easier. These parking spots were officially reserved for the construction project. There were even official signs saying “No Parking” to make matters extra clear. All the same, there were still people who couldn’t bring themselves to listen to the sign and would still park in one of those spots.
Still Wouldn’t Move
It’s rather frustrating to think about how there are people who refuse to listen to simple instructions. It’s most definitely not that hard to tell that parking in those spots is not allowed. There were big signs! However, there was an elementary school in the area, which meant that parents would frequently park their cars there for short periods of time. It was no problem, for the most part. The only problem was when cars were parked there at the wrong time.
A Brilliant Idea
As long as these people park in the spots during times that there were no construction deliveries scheduled, it was totally okay. This was rather considerate of the foreman to allow, seeing as legally, parking in those spots was illegal for everyone other than the workers themselves. The foreman didn’t complain about this so long as it didn’t affect his work. However, there were people who abused this chance.
As we’ve said, the foreman had no problem with people parking in the reserved spots occasionally when the workers weren’t there. However, it’s difficult – or rather impossible – to inform people ahead of time not to park in those spots when there is a scheduled delivery. The foreman would normally ask drivers who happen to be there to move their cars out due to the arriving delivery. Most of the drivers immediately responded and would park elsewhere. Except for this one woman.
Calling The Authorities
Seeing as there was a lumbar delivery scheduled for that day, the foreman went about things as usual before the truck was due to arrive. He went to the reserved parking spots to ensure that they were free for the trucks arriving. When he got there, he saw that one reserved space was occupied by a car. And so, he saw the woman sitting in the driver’s seat. He started to approach the car, just as he would any other.
Her Ineffectual Rage
It was just like any other day for the foreman since there were times when the reserved parking spots would be taken on delivery days. He would simply ask the drivers to move their cars to allow the trucks to park. It wouldn’t be a big deal, the drivers normally did so without any argument. For this reason, the foreman though this woman was waiting for her child to come out of the school and was just idling in the spot. He asked the woman politely to move her car. He had no idea that this time would be very different.
No Backing Down
The woman who was parked in the reserved spot did something that genuinely surprised the foreman. When she was asked by him to move her car out of the parking spot, she responded, “I’ll just be a few minutes, and your truck isn’t here, take a chill pill dude”. The foreman didn’t expect that kind of response. He couldn’t believe how rude the woman was being. As he tried collecting his thoughts, the truck finally arrived.
She Was Livid
At last, the lumber delivery truck arrived. It was just in time for the woman to pull her car out, but things turned out differently. You can say that he was almost saved by the bell. However, it turned out not to be the case – at all. Even when the truck arrived, the woman still refused to move her car out of the spot. In fact, she even went so far as rolling up her window and ignoring the foreman completely. To catch her eye, the foreman waved at her. The woman then rolled her window down and yelled “WHAT?”.
Per Company Policy
Still shocked about the entire situation and the way the woman was speaking to him, the foreman composed himself and calmly explained to her that she had to move her car out of the parking spot. He still made sure to use a firm tone to get his point across. It proved to be worthless, however, since the woman refused to back down. “Can’t you guys just unload around me? Jesus, it’s not that hard,” she said. Undeniably, this woman had missed the polite request made, which further surprised the foreman.
Showing Her Anger
It really was an unlucky day for the foreman. He couldn’t believe the fact that this hard-headed woman wouldn’t back down even though she was completely in the wrong. Even when the woman spoke so rudely to the foreman and had a terrible attitude, he didn’t force his request or even try arguing with her. Instead, he had another idea in mind. He told the lumber truck driver to park the truck parallel to the woman’s car – and as close to her as possible.
A Burst Of Rage
The foreman had a wonderful idea come to mind. The plan was immediately understood by the truck driver as soon as the foreman gave him these instructions. The driver grinned at the foreman and did what he was told. The woman clearly just met her match. She was about to get what’s coming to her. There was another car parked nearby. It was in-between the parking spots and the port-a-potty that was there for the workers. The port-a-potty just so happened to be right behind the woman’s car.
And so, the truck driver did just what the foreman told him to. He knew what was going on and what was going to happen. Their plan was executed perfectly. In fact, they managed to block one side of the rude woman’s car. This resulted in her car being boxed in a curb. We have to admit that it was a clever way to get back at her, not to mention, satisfying. She definitely got what she deserved. She was so busy trying to ignore the workers that she didn’t even notice her new situation.
Failed Attempt To Escape
After the foreman’s plan was set in motion, there was only one thing left for him to do. He had to call the police parking enforcement officers and tell them about the situation they were in. “At this point in time I wasn’t trying to get her in trouble, I just wanted a record of why we were blocking part of the street, so we don’t get in trouble with the city,” he said. The best way anyone could handle the same situation was to leave it up to the cops.
Lying To The Police Officer
The foreman might have thought that the whole ordeal would be over soon seeing as he already called the police parking officers to tell them about the whole situation. He was told that an officer would arrive in the area in about 30 minutes from that time. However, things didn’t exactly go the way the foreman expected them to. Things became more complicated when the woman’s son came walking out of the school. That was the moment she realized she could only open her car door partially to get out.
Given the situation she’d gotten herself into, the woman probably regretted what she’d done. She might have thought that she should have just moved her car out of the way when she had the chance. That was what the foreman was thinking when he caught sight of the woman attempting to get out of her car. He also couldn’t help but wonder – how will the woman correct what she did? To his surprise, the woman glared at him rudely, making it seem as if he had been the one to do something wrong.
The construction workers actually found the entire situation quite funny. It was obvious that the woman was very unhappy with what they did. She was undoubtedly angry. Who wouldn’t be, though? However, if you happen to be in the foreman’s situation, you might think that it’s what she deserves. There’s no denying that we all think so. The woman moved over to the passenger seat so she could get out of her car before putting her son in the back. What she did next was absolutely unacceptable.
After putting her son in the back of the car, the woman suddenly realized that she had no way out of her situation. Immediately, she rushed to the foreman and the truck driver. The men were doing their best not to laugh. Naturally, it’s pretty funny and satisfying to watch such a situation unfold. Who wouldn’t be enjoying a moment like this? That’s when the woman came to the realization that the guys won’t be letting her get away with it so easily. Yet again, she surprised them by doing the unexpected.
Surveying The Scene
The woman was absolutely furious. She knew she wouldn’t be able to get out of her spot unless the truck driver moved the truck out of the way and leaves her enough space to drive out. All the ways to get out were completely blocked. There was the port-a-potty at the back the truck on her left, and a curb on her right. “I’m in a big hurry, you need to move your truck right now so I can go,” the woman snapped at them.
It’s no surprise that the woman reacted the way she did. She was still rude despite the fact that she was asking the driver for a favor to move the truck out of the way. The two men had everything planned out by this point. They weren’t intending on losing this fight. “Ma’am, in order to unload the lumber on the truck, we had to unstrap it, and per our company policy, I’m not allowed to move the truck with any unsecured load on it,” the driver said.
That’s when something unexpected happened. The woman was livid about what was happening, to say the least. The foreman and the driver also weren’t helping calm her down at that moment. In fact, they were making things worse. The woman snapped. She started throwing a fit and screaming profanities at the men. Repetitively, she said, “I have somewhere to be!” Obviously, she was starting to give in to the anger she felt.
While the woman was throwing a fit, the driver and the foreman simply stayed calm and let her get on with it. The woman had no idea that the police traffic enforcement officer just arrived in their area and was just behind the truck. It was definitely an advantage for the driver and foreman that the police officer was able to hear and see everything that was going on at that point. The woman was still screaming profanities at them.
With all the angry comments coming out of the woman’s mouth, the two men still remained calm and collected. They knew she was trapped with no way out, especially since the police officer was already behind the truck. However, the foreman wasn’t done with her quite yet. He said, “Can’t you just pull out around it? It’s not that hard.” As he expected, his response made the woman flush red and shout even more at him.
That’s when the police officer walked over to the lumber truck driver and the foreman. When she saw the police officer, the woman began reversing her car. This was the only way she was able to think of getting out. Seeing where she was, it was actually the best option she had, despite the fact that she would have to crash into the port-a-potty behind her car to get out. She then knocked over the potty with no hesitation. She wasn’t even done yet.
What the woman did next most definitely shocked the police officer, the foreman, and the truck driver. They didn’t see it coming and never would have thought that the woman would go to such extremes just because she didn’t get her way. In fact, she was then charged with reckless driving since she drove completely on a sidewalk. The three onlookers were understandably confused about what the woman did.
What the woman did then did nothing but confuse the three onlookers. The three of them couldn’t think of a reason why this woman thought it would be a good idea to do what she did. Maybe she wasn’t thinking straight since she was in a rush to get somewhere. Whatever the reason was, we’ll never know. Despite the fact that she crashed into the portable potty, she couldn’t get out. Her car got stuck halfway down the curb. If she thought this was as bad as it could get for her, she was wrong.
There was no doubt that the woman was in some serious trouble. The police officer then walked towards the woman’s car and asked her to get out. She didn’t have the right to refuse this request. Clearly, what she did was wrong. Once she was out of the car, the officer wasted no time and handcuffed her immediately. The woman was told to sit on the curb while the officer called for back up.
It was plainly obvious that the woman was in some serious trouble thanks to what she had done. Being with the officer, the woman took the chance and tried giving herself an advantage in the situation. She attempted to turn things around. She said to the officer that she didn’t know there was a truck arriving and that the foreman never asked her to move her car out of the way. She continued by saying that the foreman told her she could stay in the reserved parking spot.
Not Having It
It turned out to be a terrible day for the woman. Luck was definitely not on her side. If she thought she could manipulate the story and turn things around, she was plain wrong. After hearing what the woman had to say, the police officer told her that she was already told about the situation before she even arrived. She said she knew what really happened and how the woman refused to move her car. The officer didn’t believe a word the woman said.
The woman definitely had a bad day. She couldn’t have things go her way. If she was used to always getting away with whatever she did, that day was definitely some kind of reality check for her. She finally met her match. The foreman recalled, “While myself and the driver are giving a report to the second officer, my guys finish moving the remainder of the lumber, and the driver finishes his statement and takes off to go back to the yard.”
The foreman continued, ”By the end of the ordeal, she was arrested, charged with reckless driving, destruction of property and driving on a suspended license.” It seems that this woman was a lot of trouble, indeed. She even had a suspended license and still drove! Her car was then towed after the entire ordeal. How will she get out of the mess she got herself in? How would she be punished for her crimes? Let’s find out.
“I never expected her to actually heed my advice to “Just pull out around it.” But I think next time she’ll probably think twice about parking in a tow-away zone if she ever gets a license again,” the foreman said. The mother of the woman soon arrived at the location to pick up her grandson. The woman was going to be in jail after everything she did that day and all the destruction she had caused.
We all have something to learn from this story. There’s no doubt that it would be better if schools would prevent parents from doing things like this when coming to pick up their kids every day. The nearby school where the woman’s son attended must have learned their lesson the hard way. They probably never expected something like this to happen. Especially if the whole problem stemmed from an instruction that was ignored.
Watching the entire story unfold was definitely a rollercoaster of emotions. We can all agree that we felt embarrassed after seeing the main character of a movie make one mistake after another. In fact, this was an interesting story since the woman was so unpredictable that we truly had no idea what the woman would do next in each step of the way. She just kept on doing things that continually made things worse for herself.
If you’re one of the people who’ve read this story from the start, you probably didn’t expect things to unfold the way they did, did you? It was surprising that from a simple refusal of moving an illegally-parked car came out this whole story. The woman is most likely regretting all her decisions right about now. Not to mention, it was surprising that the woman was also driving with a suspended license on top of all that.
A lot of people appreciated this story and thought it was a good one. Who wouldn’t enjoy a story about getting revenge on a truly terrible person after being wronged? It’s such a satisfying experience to put someone in their place, especially if they happen to be like the woman in this story. It’s not okay to treat others badly, let alone expect something good in return. The number one rule is to treat others the way you want to be treated, right?
There’s no denying the fact that the woman handled the entire situation terribly. It’s also obvious that she brought it all on herself. There is no one else to blame but herself. The entire thing could have been avoided so easily by her. Still, she acted out as if she had been wronged. No one can tell why she did all those things in the first place and then acted so rude to other people. Maybe it’s because she was sure she could get away with it.
It turns out that this woman isn’t alone. It seems that there are a lot of other people out there with the same attitude as her. Someone who completely disregards the rules and thinks they have the right to get away with anything. Not to mention, being rude. There was one woman in Ohio who acted in a similar way when she came across a school bus and had to stop behind it.