Sometimes the only out of an uncomfortable situation is to take action and this homeowner did exactly that to deal with an ignorant neighbor.
Living in a bustling community along a main road can be both a blessing and a curse. You get the convenience of being close to everything, but it also means dealing with reckless drivers who seem to pay no heed to their surroundings. Reddit user u/YoghurtNmayo, the breaking point was when their neighbors' reckless behavior repeatedly took a toll on their newly planted grass. Fed up with the constant damage, they decided it was time for a creative revenge plan. "I lived in a huge community on one of the main roads. Our neighbors were notorious for driving up and down the street at high speeds, not paying attention, or making wide turns and hitting my newly planted grass. I was absolutely sick of it," they shared in the post on Reddit.
Many homeowners can relate to this frustration, as maintaining a beautiful lawn can be a matter of pride and hard work. In a bid to protect their precious grass, they devised a plan. They sought assistance to move a substantial rock to the spot where their neighbors' careless driving was causing the most damage. This spot had become a no-go area for grass due to the constant traffic it endured. Little did the reckless neighbors know what was in store for them. The result was nothing short of poetic justice. Not even 20 minutes after placing the sizeable rock, one of the repeat offender's cars zipped down the street.
This driver made their usual wide turn, only to crash right into the newly positioned rock, leaving their bumper hanging by a thread. The homeowner watched in satisfaction as the woman behind the wheel had a complete meltdown in the middle of the street. It was a moment of sweet victory for them and they couldn't help but feel proud of their ingenious revenge. "I'm still proud to this day. I hope the new owners kept the rock," they concluded their post.
The story resonated with many Reddit users, including u/J**king_From_Home, who shared a personal story of a similar kind. "In our town, there is a house just through the apex of a sharp corner that drunk drivers love to overshoot. They have a long pile of large (pumpkin-sized) rocks about 3ft high. They put the rocks in after one of their trees got taken out. I've yet to see a vehicle make it through the rocks, they all end up obliterated, with the front end and passenger side of the car destroyed."
u/Advanced_Parsnip added, "I put a 120lb rock at the bottom of my driveway when I lived in the city. If you stayed on the road or driveway, you would not hit it, if you were not capable of keeping your vehicle where it belongs. Good luck with your repairs."
u/Mookie-Boo shared their story and said, "I used to have a job that required me to visit gas and oil drilling sites in Texas. Some of these projects went on for months and the workers lived in trailers at the job site and there was usually a trailer that was the office for purchasing, payroll, etc. So they actually had a mailbox out on the main road. Local good ol' boys would run over the mailbox repeatedly. Until the site manager had a four-inch diameter piece of steel pipe installed deep in the ground, filled it with concrete and put the mailbox on top. Took just one night for the first Yahoo to wreck his truck on that."