There is nothing worse than a bad neighbor. Sure, you can run into rude people in the street. But what if the problem is even close to home as in the case of neighbors from hell? We suppose a home to be a place to relax and wind off after a rather stressful day, right? But sometimes we may end up living side-by-side in awkward enmity with a bad neighbor.
A family from a small country in Central Europe settled on a rather odd approach, much more entertaining revenge. This story goes back 20 years. They were in the middle of a long dispute with one of their neighbors. The dispute took an unexpected turn when the father in the family finally decided to take action. And obviously, those selfish neighbors finally learned their lesson the hard way.
Reddit user MihaM12 shared this story of a neighborly dispute spanning back to generations.
Mind you, this guy sure found a way to deal with his neighbors who didn’t respect his property. Talk about epic revenge!
This is where the revenge begins.
In the case of Reddit user MihaM12, his family lived on the corner of a small road. In Europe, a lot of the older roads have been left undeveloped because of the fact that there simply isn’t space. And destroying the old buildings to help create more space would not be effective. While you’d think that a small and narrow road would help to keep motorists slow, the truth was quite the opposite.
As a result of the already small road that ran past his house, Miha’s dad decided to cut a corner on his property. He wanted to ensure that the motorists would have an easier time making the turn if they needed to. However, to ensure that his property was protected, he designed a simple fence. He placed it in front of a row of trees in order to keep his property separated from the road.
Because of where the property was situated, the main road into the village formed a sharp right at the corner of Miha’s property. While this normally would not be a problem, the old road was simply too small to handle the speed of the cars. Because of the fact that the cars often did not slow down, they would frequently crash into his little wall.
While the wall had certainly done something to help decrease the number of accidents on the property, the issue was still a recurring one. Miha’s father had clearly made his point about not allowing this to go on anymore. However, the road still seemed to just be accident-prone regardless of what he did. There was no way he could stop every car from crashing into his wall. But at least his property would be protected.
When Miha shared his story on Reddit, many people asked if he could show them a layout of the plan for the wall. According to him, the red rectangle was put in to represent where the previous fence had stood before all of the chaos ensued. It just goes to show how powerful of a tool online forums like Reddit are. You can really get a clear idea of virtually any situation.
Not only did Miha and his dad get revenge against their careless neighbors, but they also had fun doing it in the process. According to Miha, his dad was so excited about the whole process. He filled the entire area with cement and put some flowers on top of the wall. His logic was that whenever one of the crazy neighbors would crash into the wall, they would smell the flowers straight after.
While we all admit that this is definitely a strange story, there’s a good moral at the end of it. No need to find a malevolent way to get back at his fellow villagers for constantly destroying his property. He understood that simply taking a stand to defend himself was the best kind of ‘revenge’ he could take. While the problem was still an ongoing one, Miha’s family had finally made their stand. So, what’s next?
At the end of the day, the story about Miha’s father and their wall is really more about learning how to stand your ground. In life, we face hurdles or obstacles in every aspect. In truth, it has a lot to do with how you react to or overcome these challenges that really show who you are. Even if it’s something as small as taking a corner too soon, there are certain boundaries to consider.
Here it is what people said about this story.
Like any story that goes viral or is well received on Reddit, you can rest assured that many online users will have their thoughts on the matter. Miha’s story was no different, with many people voicing their opinions.