Petty Things People Did To Get Back At Neighbors

Very Relatable

We’ve all been there – enduring some neighbor who parks too close, leaves the music too loud, or lets their dog do its business on our lawns.

However, these few people took matters into their own hands in clever and funny ways. From bouillon cubes to real estate listings, all of these creative solutions will make anyone giggle.

Soapy Solution

This Ohio resident didn’t have a lot of time for housework, let alone cleaning the outside of their house.

So, when one resident commented that the place looked like an eye sore, and all they needed was a little soap to solve the problem, the father decided it was time for their kids to learn some science. The idea was to bubble up the front yard, but things went bigger than expected.

It Wasn’t Me

One family owned a slot of land just outside of London. There wasn’t anything built there yet, but it was still their property. The family on the other side figured it was okay to dump their garbage over the fence.

So, one day, the husband and his friend came over and tossed all the junk back in. The cops showed up and the last laugh went to the father who had video evidence.

Okay, Stay There

There are a few unspoken parking rules – don’t park in front of dumpsters, cart drop-offs, or construction slots.

One man decided that he was going to take over a nice space that was reserved for loading and unloading construction materials. Don’t mess with men who can operate heavy machinery or are able to move road dividers around your car.

Simple But Effective

Another neighbor didn’t like how this man kept his lawn.

So, after a few “Karen” notes left by the nosy woman, he decided to do exactly as she asked – just at 5 ‘o clock in the morning. He also added the weed-wacker and took his sweet time to make sure everything was “perfect for her”.

 Rule Dueling 

Residential rules around housing are often there for a reason.

But you have to be careful what you wish for. One person dropped a rule on another woman about the height of her fence. So, she cut down by the required 2-feet ... and then painted it the brightest colors she could get her hands on – because another rule said she could paint her fence how she wished. 

Career Skills

Melissa Scruggs wasn’t going to put up with her partying neighbors anymore.

They had got into the habit of rolling an enormous boulder from her front lawn to her driveway so they could get more cars in. Little did they know, she was a geologist ... who had access to loud jackhammers. She broke the boulder down at 6am.

Hates For No Reason

Imagine buying a house only to find out the neighbors automatically hate you for snapping it up after their friend’s divorce. For months they park on your lawn, toss garbage over the fence, and do other annoying or outright mean things.

Well, the husband and wife of the new house heard how proud the guy was off his lawn. So, one night, they sprinkled beef bouillon over the lush grass. As soon as it rained every dog ran over to dig up the smell.

Fence Battles

A “crab apple” neighbor demanded this couple repair the shared fence – and wasn’t nice about it.

So, the mom asked the department directly if she had to. They said yes. However, she also found out it wasn’t necessary to have a fence at all. So, she paid someone to tear the old wooden one down. When the crab apple lady asked when the new one was coming in, the mom said, “Want a new one? Build it yourself.”

Breaker Breaker

Imagine hearing music so loud that you can’t tell which apartment it’s coming from.

One guy had enough of it all and came up with a clever solution. The electrical panel for the building was in the lower laundry room. As soon as the music started up, he ran down and flipped the switches until it stopped. When he pinpointed the culprit, he made a point of switching off the breaker every time the tunes got too loud. 

Harsh Reacting To Harsh

One guy yelled at a woman for parking in the middle of the road. The woman’s boyfriend decided to get physical about the entire thing. 

The daughter waited a few weeks, then filled the offender’s car locks with superglue. 

Mine Now

The couple renting their Florida duplex had a next-door neighbor that was so bad, they were ready to move from their dream retirement spot. 

However, when they found out that the landlord wanted to sell both slots, the bought up the other unit and then became the landlords. They said serving the papers was the best feeling in the world.

“For Sale”

This guy’s trick was only possible because years ago, you could advertise your house in the classifieds as a personal sale without many pictures. 

When one neighbor became a huge nightmare, the guy took a snapshot of the house and then put it in the paper for 75k under market value – including the phone number. All of a sudden, the unpleasant resident was swamped with phone calls.

Tater War

One Reddit poster had another “lawn solution” in her arsenal.

She sprinkled instant mashed potatoes across her wicked neighbor’s lawn. When it rained, POOF! There were fluffy lumps everywhere. 

Yard Work

It’s hard to imagine the cops not being able to do anything about a loud party at 3am.

So, the affected neighbor decided to do some “yard work” at 5am – with a chainsaw ... with the muffler taken off so the noise was so bad he had to wear ear protection. Needless to say, the parties got quieter.

Boulder Lesson

This guy’s house was situated on the corner of a T junction. For months, he had problems with neighbors cutting the corner, driving too fast, and ruining his lawn. 

After one driver nearly hit his dog, he decided enough was enough. He bought two massive boulders and placed them on the corner. A few days later a neighbor totaled his car after driving into it. He has had no more problems since.


If you’ve ever been to a live music show or played music yourself, you may know how piercing the live feedback sound is when the sound equipment acts up. It usually causes everyone in the room to jump in fear and protect their ears.

When a neighbor refused to turn down their loud music, a musician got his revenge by creating feedback, turning it up loud before he left for an 8-hour shift at 5 am. Needless to say, they respected his wishes thereafter.

Jehovah’s Witnesses

Did you know you can sign up any address to be a recipient of the Jehovah’s Witnesses to pop by to preach about their religion? Well, this gal did and she used that knowledge wisely.

Her neighbor was a bit of a bully and she couldn’t sit back and watch anymore. She decided to be the persecutor of karma and added their address to the Jehovah’s Witnesses call list every week! 

Right Back Atcha!

Okay, this one is nothing short of genius! A rude neighbor refused to turn off their light at night which shines directly into a woman’s bedroom. After numerous failed attempts to have her neighbor turn it off, she grabbed a mirror and project.

She positioned the mirror so that the light reflected back into her rude neighbor's bedroom window. He complained, after she told him it was his light, he huffed and puffed until he finally turned it off. 

Bird Poop

This dad had a neighbor who’d yell at his kids to “shut up” when they were outside playing. He was an overall bad neighbor. He noticed how he used to complain a lot about birds pooping on his car due to a tree nearby.

So, the offended dad snuck up the tree and unloaded a lot of berries. The neighbor’s car was COVERED in bird poop the next day.

Trouble In Paradise

Most of us have experienced how thin the walls are in apartment complexes. It can get pretty bad, especially when you have an inconsiderate couple next door as these people did.

When they asked their loud neighbors to turn down the music, they told them to mind their own business. Their response? They regurgitated their latest fight about infidelity and asked what was the recent development. They never heard from the couple again.

Getting Framed!

This woman lived next to a family that had teenage brats for a neighbor. They threw loud and messy parties almost every other night. Finally, she had enough.

After a long night of music and shouting, she went to the nearest trash can, sneaked into their garden, and planted trash everywhere, framing the teens perfectly. There were way fewer parties after that day.

Feeling Salty

This man’s neighbor's kids had a mean habit of throwing bricks at his dog. He talked to their father about it many times and nothing changed.

He took matters into his own hands and covered his lawn with salt. He owned a lawn care company, so when people saw his lawn looking like a barren wasteland, he lost a lot of business.

For The Tech Savvy

This college student explains his revenge story hilariously, “In college, I lived across from a frat house that would let people park in our spaces.

“Their router password was admin. So I logged into their router, banned all of their MAC Addresses, and changed the password”. Haha! Awesome.

Feeling Blue

The owner of this house had just moved in. There were quite a few renovations to do and he was just getting to know his neighbor. He quickly found out that his neighbor had strong ideas of what he wanted him to do with the house.

To mess with him, the owner said that he’d paint it blue. That enraged his neighbor, which sealed the deal. He went on to paint it blue. Luckily, after years of conflict, the pair are now good friends and laugh about it all the time.