I hide in my own home because of my nightmare neighbour’s annoying kids – everyone says the same thing

A woman is furious after claiming she has to hide in her own house because of her nightmare neighbor’s annoying kids.

The homeowner took care of it Reddit asking for advice after she and her spouse were inundated with requests from nearby homes if they could stop by for a swim.

A homeowner has to hide in her own house because of her nightmare neighbor's annoying children (stock image)


A homeowner has to hide in her own house because of her nightmare neighbor’s annoying children (stock image)Photo credit: Getty

The 43-year-old woman and her 36-year-old husband are “strictly childless,” and the original poster states that “none of us are comfortable around younger children.”

And although the couple only moved into the house last summer, they were “instantly bombarded by children” begging for a swim.

She said claims only increased in the summer months as the hot weather only spurs children to ask for a dip in the pool.

Her post said, “The young neighborhood kids have started approaching me in front of our house with pleas and pleas, ‘Can we swim in your pool?’

“A group of them just rang the doorbell for two minutes! I had to hide in the kitchen so they couldn’t see me.”

The angry homeowner was momentarily relieved when the children ran back across the street.

But then she claims they came back and camped “in the front yard” of their property, which is believed to be in the US.

And the Redditor added that they were “wearing swimsuits and jumping through a sprinkler system” and “kept their eyes on our door for signs of movement.”

She continued, “It doesn’t help that the previous owner of our home was happy to let those kids swim.”

“A young man and woman with no children of their own who let the neighborhood kids swim without their parents’ supervision? Yeah, that’s not scary at all!”

The resident added that she and her husband immediately turned down initial requests for security reasons.

She said, “We immediately took the position that we were NOT the previous owners and that we would not let them swim in our pool.”

“We even told the parents because the insurance liabilities are terrifying!”

The original poster then turned to the community for help after completing the story, likening their situation to a “siege” in their own home.

As always, Reddit users were quick to take to the comments section to share their thoughts.

One wrote: “Go to your nearest warehouse and get an inexpensive video security camera that records so you can record what’s going on and alert you if someone jumps the fence.”

“That way you can prove that they entered the house and that you didn’t give them permission to swim.”

Another said: “Tell them no straight away. Tell them the pool isn’t safe without you or your wife watching and you don’t have time for that.”

“Also, get ‘no trespassing’ signs immediately. Attach them to your gate and outside the pool. Protect yourself and stick to your rules.”

A third advised: “I would speak to the parents again. Tell them if they keep coming up to you and harassing you, you’ll have to call the police (and you’ll almost get harassed).

“You don’t have to threaten, but tell the truth – you’re just not the previous owner and for your own protection and liability reasons you won’t let it happen and this is the last time you’re nice to it.”

And a fourth wrote: “By all means cover up your underpinnings as best you can. Keep turning the kids away, eventually they’ll get the hint.”

“I’m sorry you have to go through this. I hope it stops and you can enjoy your hard earned pool in peace.”

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It comes after a couple was furious when their nightmare neighbor stole their package just minutes after it was left outside.

We previously shared that a local resident found a bizarre handwritten note from his eligible neighbor telling him not to park in “his” parking lot

Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing edmund@ustimespost.com.

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