A person lived happily in a quiet suburban neighborhood and had actively chosen not to join the neighborhood’s HOA. Some HOA members still put their noses in through a neighborhood mobile app, but the person simply did not engage with these people, something that would soon lead to neighborly drama.
Refusing to Join the HOA
The person’s house was nestled among 120 houses, and many residents chose not to join the Homeowners Association (HOA), including themself. This gave them the independence to make property extensions, take general property liberties, and host neighborhood gatherings.
A Dysfunctional HOA
The neighborhood’s HOA, notorious for its strict rules and penchant for issuing hefty fines, had earned a reputation as one of the more draconian HOAs in the area. “They are constantly fining people hundreds of dollars for parking violations, painting their fences the wrong shades of brown, wrong color curtains, having 2 flags, etc.”, the person explained.
Jessica the Enforcer
Among the residents of this neighborhood, there was one individual who reveled in enforcing these stringent HOA rules. Jessica, a rather officious neighbor, took it upon herself to document every violation she could find, promptly sharing her findings on a community app. She believed this was her noble duty, a mission to make the neighborhood a better place.
The Breaking Point
Tensions simmered and tempers flared when Jessica posted on the app about Mrs. Jenson, an 85-year-old neighbor battling serious health issues. She had let her lawn grow a bit too tall, unable to tend to it herself, and was consequently slapped with a hefty $500 fine from the HOA.
The BBQ Invitation
The person decided to take a stand: “I made a post on the app about how neither the suburban fascists on the HOA nor Jessica was invited to a BBQ that I was planning at my house”, they recounted.
An Ugly Exchange
Jessica, emboldened by her belief that she was the guardian of the neighborhood, went on a passionate defense of her actions. She claimed to be an angel protecting the community’s integrity.
The Person’s Response
The homeowner, fed up with Jessica’s behavior, lashed out. “I told her she’s a low-life scumbag busybody and is a pathetic loser with nothing better to do.”
The homeowner’s strong words led to a divide in the neighborhood. Some HOA members felt that the person was bullying and excluding Jessica, deciding to boycott the BBQ and host their own in retaliation. However, plenty of others supported the person for sticking up for Mrs. Jenson, among others.
The Epic BBQ
The day of the BBQ arrived, and people from the neighborhood gathered at the homeowner’s house. Laughter, delicious food, and a great atmosphere filled the air. Meanwhile, Jessica and her friends attempted to host their own party, but nobody else showed up, leaving them in a state of bewilderment.
As the homeowner’s BBQ thrived, with neighbors bonding and having a wonderful time, Jessica was forced to confront the reality that her overzealous enforcement of HOA rules had earned her more animosity than admiration. Reports circulated that she was brought to tears by the whole incident.
Expressing Their Happiness
The person was thrilled with the outcome of the incident and posted their story online for the world to see. “People like her are the worst for neighborhoods, well done for not tolerating that kind of behavior”, applauded one reader.
Universal HOA Hate
The person’s readers united in their disdain for HOAs. “As someone currently living in an HOA, they are the devil”, agreed a commenter. “We’ve been fined because someone snitched on us for leaving our trash cans out after trash day, and almost got another because we had weeds in our front yard.”
Unexpected Plot Twist
However, not everyone was happy with the person. One commenter worked out the dates that their BBQ was held and was highly critical: “Just gonna throw this out there… you suck for throwing a neighborhood BBQ during the Coronavirus outbreak”, they revealed. “If this was any other time, you’d have done nothing wrong.”
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