Are you tired of petty encounters with nosy neighbors and co-workers? Well, reddit users have found the most cathartic way to deal with this – petty revenge. One redditor in particular found a genius way to stun her nosy neighbor into silence and has been applauded by over 8,000 people!
OP’s neighbor, aptly nicknamed ‘the proper Christian lady,’ has a really bad habit of making everyone’s business her own, it doesn’t have to be anything major it can be something as seemingly insignificant as updating your name on Facebook and not communicating why, as experienced by OP.
“Well, a Proper Christian Lady saw me at the park shortly after and asked why I’d changed my FB name. I didn’t give her an answer. She asked me no less than four times over the following weeks, finally cornering me at the grocery store, saying, “Well?!?! Are you ever going to tell me why you changed your Facebook name?”
When OP didn’t respond to her neighbor’s prying questions, OP’s neighbor began asking her relentlessly every single time she saw her and even went as far as to corner OP in the grocery store and persist that she needs to know why OP changed her name on Facebook.
How one small lie silenced a nosy neighbor for good!
Until finally one day, OP had enough and looked her neighbor directly in the eye and said, “I joined a swingers group, and I’ve started meeting people on Facebook for no-strings-attached adult fun. I was concerned about someone learning my identity and stalking me, so I removed my last name for security.”
As you can imagine, OP’s neighbor turned scarlet, broke eye contact, and hurried away as quickly as she could, what’s more, is that one-week later, OP noticed that the neighbor went on to remove her from Facebook entirely! Now, the part about joining the swinger’s group was a lie, but OP wasn’t going to let the narrative fall off everyone’s radar just yet, and neither were the Reddit users.
A virtual round of applause from Reddit USERS
Redditors stormed the comments to congratulate OP on her small victory, some offering ways to reinforce OP’s new persona.
“Now change your porch light to a red bulb to mess with her” ..” LOVE IT! Online safety. Don’t put your last name on your Facebook account. I never, ever have. She got what she deserved. I’m cackling over here. Lol”
“Her reaction must be priceless. “Proper Christian lady” deleted you as FB friends knowing she can’t be affiliated with someone in an adult swinger’s group. Glorious response; I will have to steal that “swinger” answer for nosy people next time.”
“I came here to say change one your room lights in your house red so whenever she feels like seeing what you’re up to out her window, she’ll go mental.”
Some even got into a lively debate about what the proper code is for being a swinger, some insisting it’s pampas grass on your doorstep, originating in England in the 1970’s while others insist it’s now.
“Pineapple and flamingos? If swingers take hibiscus next, the bulk of my floral shirt collection will be unwearable!”
“It’s more of an urban myth, my best friends are a swinger couple, and they just roll their eyes at this stuff. They just go to swinger clubs and use specialized websites to meet other people, apparently it’s more productive than wandering round a supermarket with an inverted pineapple or spending years cultivating pampas grass outside their house.”
Attempting to Understand the Neighbor’s Prying Behavior
Others attempted to reason as to why OP’s neighbor would be so concerned with her name change to begin with
“It’s a bit odd that she’d be so concerned about this. But sometimes empty people try to fill themselves up.”
In conclusion, dealing with nosy neighbors can be frustrating and challenging. However, as demonstrated by the story of OP and her nosy neighbor, sometimes a little bit of petty revenge can go a long way.
While the solution may not be suitable for everyone, it does show that standing up for oneself can be empowering. As we navigate our personal and professional lives, it’s important to set boundaries and assert ourselves when necessary. So, the thought question is: How do you deal with nosy neighbors or co-workers, and what strategies have worked for you in the past?