Although the saying goes ‘love thy neighbor,’ there are moments when you feel exactly the opposite. Take for instance a considerate young woman that lives close to a group of college kids who keep on partying and blocking the driveway.
The Bully Neighbors
Although she had tried to be reasonable, one day, she saw a huge rock right in front of her car. What these guys didn’t know was that Melissa Scruggs is a Ph.D. geology student, and they shouldn’t have messed with her!
30. The Quiet Californian Suburb
Melissa lives in a quiet suburb in California, studying, working and writing her Ph.D.. It was supposed to be the perfect peaceful place where she could concentrate her attention towards her thesis, or so she thought…
29. Annoying Neighbors
When you move to a place, it’s best to make sure you get along with your neighbors, even when you just say hi from time to time. We’ve all had neighbors that were loud or nosy, but Melissa’s neighbors were a lot more than rude, and she did nothing to deserve that kind of treatment.
28. A Kind Young Woman
Whoever knew Melissa, it was clear she was very understanding when it came to college students partying around. She was already seasoned after sharing a house with noisy roommates, but now it was different. Melissa had been living with her neighbors for three years, and now a new group moved in the building. What happened after her new neighbors moved in?
27. A Good First Impression
Melissa wasn’t expecting her neighbors to be as considerate as they were in the first few weeks: “[I] was a little concerned at first because I assumed that they would throw big parties but they had generally been pretty considerate with noise and keeping people out of our yard.” But that was going to change as time passed away…
26. No Adult Supervision
The young adults must have realized that nobody was going to tell them otherwise and began partying. Melissa was now living a nightmare, filled with constant music and a full driveway occupied by those coming to the party. One day, she finally decided to stand up against them and even wrote a note. Did that work?
25. The Previous Neighbors
Looking back at her previous neighbors, Melissa was sad their lease agreements ended and wished they would come back. They’ve never bothered each other and respected schedules. It was a peaceful life and an empty driveway as well. Now these party guys came and it was hell on earth. Melissa had to do something…
24. Party Nights
Melissa was beginning to learn the new neighbors’ schedule. There were party nights, and the next morning she would always find her car stuck behind another one, unable to drive to the university. It was frustrating, especially since the party-goers parked badly. Just look at the next photo and you’ll get it!
23. It Started a Few Days Ago
“I never really had any issue until about a week and a half ago,” Melissa complained on Twitter, adding that “this is actually the second time this has happened.” At first, she thought it was just one party, but the second one followed. Maybe they would get it “out of their systems,” thought Melissa, but then all hell broke loose!
22. Going to Work
Melissa would go to work every morning and she had approached her new neighbors, asking them politely to make sure the driveway wasn’t blocked the next day after the party. “I went over to ask that people stay out of our backyard,” she wrote on Twitter, “and noticed that a car was blocking us in, so I asked that it be moved by 7 am, and left a note.” How did that go for her?
21. In a Hurry?
Imagine waking up, getting ready to go to work and hurry to the car only to realize you can’t actually use your car because a car has parked you in? Melissa realized her neighbors weren’t that nice after all. She talked to her neighbors that night and they apologized, but drama soon followed!
20. They Did it on Purpose
The next morning, the car they said that won’t be there by 7 am was still blocking Melissa’s car. It was as if they did it on purpose. That’s when everything changed, realized Melissa as she found rude notes on her windshield and rubbish cans in front of her car.
19. Goodbye Quiet Days
Melissa had already said goodbye to a peaceful life. Days sipping a cup of tea and reading a book in solitude were a thing of the past. Now she had to deal with it or speak up, and the next night she found her car once again blocked by a stranger’s car…
18. Reasoning Was Out of The Question
Apparently, it was futile to even try and reason with those guys that made fun of her in the first place. They were obviously bullies and the situation got worse. What really took the cake was the massive boulder in front of her car.
17. Call the Police?
Melissa had two choices - call the police or the towing service. She explained in a social media post how she could call the police, but she didn’t want to waste an officer’s time for this nonsense that could have been solved if these guys were reasonable. When she tried to call the towing service, they told her she had to have a contract, and she didn’t. So what did she do the next day when she saw this boulder in front of her car?
16. A Rocky Road to a Free Driveway
Melissa woke up the next morning, hoping she could use her car to go to work. But instead of finding a car blocking her own vehicle, she found a massive boulder just sitting there. She was speechless, but she headed over to her neighbor’s door to ask them to move it. Nobody answered…
15. The Rock’s Purpose
Melissa would later learn that the rock had been placed there to protect the fence from people parking their cars in the cramped space. But by morning, someone thought it was funny to slide it over to Melissa’s car. When she asked her neighbors to move it later that day, they agreed but did absolutely nothing about it. So what did Melissa do?
14. A Small Woman
Melissa’s small frame wasn’t going to help her nudge the rock by an inch, let alone move it on her own. But after all, she is a geologist and that’s when it clicked. If calling the cops was too much, her passive aggressive solution was going to fix all her problems. The neighbors’ reaction was so great we knew we had to give Melissa a shout out. She was amazing! Here’s what she did with the boulder…
13. Don’t Mess With a Geologist
It was clear the boulder was placed there on purpose and if the party goers made noise every week and blocked her car, she had to get back at them. But what nobody expected was to hear the infernal noise a jackhammer made at 7:30 am. Yep, she made history that day and her story got so viral she now has a bunch of new followers on Twitter congratulating her!
12. Underestimating a Geologist
Her neighbors had no idea Melissa is a geologist. They also didn’t know she could easily get a jackhammer and turn that slab of stone into tiny pieces! And she chose the right hour to drill through the stone too. It was an epic revenge and Melissa took her time. Here’s what she said about that morning…
11. The VERY Loud Auto-chipper
“[They] forgot that I am a tiny geologist who has access to a VERY loud auto-chipper at 7:30 am.” Melissa could have easily destroyed that boulder, but she made sure to finish the job in four whole hours to the desperation of her noisy neighbors.
10. The Nightmare in the Morning
Now her neighbors had to experience the same noise they made the night before. Imagine being hangover and hearing that noise for four hours in the morning. That’s one hell of a headache! Melissa was blasting some music and enjoying her morning, though.
9. Listening to Some Good Music
“Give yourself a decent pair of headphones, pipe in some good music, fuel it with tiny person-passive aggressive rage, and you’d be surprised how quickly a large boulder can be demolished (four hours with minimum breaks),” she wrote on Twitter. And the next update from her about her neighbors making eye contact that day was epic!
8. Only Rubble Was Left
After turning the whole boulder into a pile of rubble, Melissa took a broom and swiped it away to the side of her neighbor’s car. That was an amazing passive-aggressive solution and her Twitter story was so fun to follow that was shared over 10,000 times and liked by over 50,000 users! Then, she let us know about her neighbor’s reaction to the pile of rubble…
7. The Update
“Update: All is quiet,” she wrote. “Neighbors have deserted the premises. I am thoroughly enjoying a cup of tea.” Melissa was finally having a peaceful time. Did it last? Later that day, two neighbors showed up in the yard.
“Neighbor update: I have made eye contact w/2 of the guys. One gave me a nod, and the other looked at me with wide eyes like I’m a madwoman. I’d like to think that we have reached a mutual understanding.” Melissa had made her point, and later that week she even got much better news!
5. Pranks Ended
Ever since Melissa made her stand, her neighbors never pranked her anymore. She saw the rubble was cleaned and now it was peaceful. Then, she saw the young neighbors were leaving the neighborhood and was actually a bit said.
4. Looking Back at the Story
Looking back at her problems with the young party-goers and sharing her story on Twitter, Melissa said she “had absolutely no clue that everybody would find this so funny — I just thought a few of my geologist friends would get a chuckle out of it.”
3. Everyone Loved Melissa’s Problem Solving Skills
Actually, people were so caught up in Melissa’s story that they reached out and told her things like: “The only part I’m disappointed with is that you weren’t doing this at 5 am.” She did explain 7.30 am was right after the noise ordinance stopped and she “gotta stay within those legal bounds” just in case.
2. A Hero
A dad even told Melissa how his daughter is planning to become a volcanologist and how she had inspired him to make sure his daughter will get her degree.
1. She’s a Role Model
Melissa was stunned to see how many followers she has gained after this story and said she hoped to become a role model for all the girls that wanted to become scientists. Would you have done the same if you were in Melissa’s shoes?
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