A 26-year-old woman had recently inherited a significant sum of money, enabling her to move into her dream home. Perhaps the most enticing feature of her new home was its swimming pool, but she would soon discover that this would cause nothing but problems.
A Passionate Swimmer
The woman explained how delighted she was to own the property: “I could never get a place like this without working my way through the corporate ladder. The best part is the pool. I love it, I’d swim every day if the weather let me. It has helped me get in great shape.”
Upon settling into her new home, the woman encountered her neighbors, Mark and Kaylie. The couple had three teenage children, and the whole family was initially very friendly.
The Past Pool Arrangement
However, Kaylie soon made a request that would make the woman uncomfortable – for her kids to share her pool. “She told me that the prior owners of the house let her kids use the pool whenever they wanted because their kids were out of the house and they didn’t like quiet”, she recounted. “I on the other hand love quiet privacy”.
The woman swiftly expressed her discomfort with the prior arrangement continuing. She suggested a compromise, proposing that the children visit her pool occasionally, provided they didn’t abuse the privilege.
Unfortunately, the children absolutely did abuse the privilege. “Every time I was out swimming, it would not be long before the teenagers would run over and jump in”, the woman lamented. “The two teenage boys would always want to roughhouse, or gape at me or my friends when we’d get out of the pool and make gross comments”.
Daily, Not Occasionally
The woman explained that this situation might have been tolerable as an occasional occurrence, but it was happening daily. Sometimes, the boys even brought their friends, disrupting the woman’s adult gatherings by overstaying their welcome.
Erecting a Fence
In light of these developments, the woman made a difficult decision – she put up a fence around her property. She cited two reasons: first, she planned to get a dog, and second, she sought to protect her privacy. The fence would serve as a clear boundary between her space and the neighbor’s property.
Kaylie, noticing the construction of the fence, rushed over from her house with evident concern. “She said if I put up a fence, it’d be harder for her kids to come over and play…I said ‘Yup’”, she laughed. “She even asked if I was planning on putting a gate between our yards, which I said no to.”
The woman explained how Kaylie became deeply upset: “She asked, a little choked up, if I was attempting to deprive her kids of our pool. “OUR” POOL?? I told her how I had initially said they could use the pool occasionally as long as they did not abuse the privilege, but they did. I said now they can only come over if invited.”
Unfortunately, the situation escalated even further. “Kaylie told me that her kids would be crushed, and saw me as a big sister”, the woman explained. ”I told her that no teenage boy looks at their sister the way those boys looked at me and my friends. She took huge offense to that”.
Telling Her Story
The woman’s neighborly relations had truly soured, and she wondered if her final comments had been too harsh. She headed online, seeking the perspectives of internet strangers on her story. “You’ve done nothing wrong”, defended one reader. “However high you were planning on building this fence, make it a foot higher.”
The woman’s readers united in expressing their disgust at how entitled Kaylie had been. “OUR POOL?!”, exclaimed one another reader. “The audacity, can you get more entitled than that!?!”
Praising Her Patience
Overall, the woman was unanimously praised for her handling of the situation. “Holy moly, the patience you have for letting them swim all summer and putting up with it is insane”, praised one commenter. “I commend you for that. Put up that fence and install some cameras while you’re at it.”
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