A FRUSTRATED woman has shared how she took drastic measures just to have a moment’s peace from her neighbor’s children who are relentlessly kicking soccer balls at her fence.
The anonymous woman took to Mumsnet and explained how she recently moved into a new property with a “lovely rear area”.
However, she claims it didn’t take long to discover that her neighbor’s children have a “liking for football” which has led to constant balls being slammed against her fence.
In the post, she wrote: “I can’t explain how loud it is so loud I can hear it in my living room even with the doors closed and the TV on, during the summer holidays WFH makes it impossible.
“I’ve been around before and politely asked them if there was a way to play football outside the fence and was told ‘I’ve got x number of guys here, the football is going to hit the fence’ – that was it so helpful.”
She went on to say that the fence was “absolutely broken from the constant impact” to the point where it got so bad they could see each other’s gardens.
The woman continued: “When balls come around I keep them as that’s the only time I get rest.
“If I say I’m keeping them, just to be clear, you’re welcome to come and get them back by knocking on the door, but I won’t knock them over.
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“Not long ago I got my head over the fence to say, ‘We’ve been looking through the fence and can see the balls in your back, we’ve been looking for them, can you throw them back’ (that was a adult, not a child). – I get really uncomfortable when my neighbors look right in the back!”
And to make matters worse, the frustrated wife says she recently got a puppy that’s afraid of being banged outside.
The post was inundated with messages from social forum users — and there were replies very mixed.
“That would drive me insane and I would keep the balls too,” sympathized one person.
A second agreed: “Yes, children have the right to play and make noise, but constantly banging a football so far into the fence that it damages it is utterly insane and unreasonable.”
Others, however, took a very different stance, arguing that the woman is the one who is wrong.
In response to their comment that tapping makes WFH impossible, one person asked, “Why? Does your WiFi get cut off with every impact?
“Sometimes you hear annoying noises coming from other people’s gardens. That’s part of what it means to have neighbors.
“If the fence is yours and you damage it, then you can groan.
A second wrote: “No, it’s a reality where people of all ages are perfectly entitled to play ball games in their own yard during the day because that’s what gardens are for.”
A third added: “Kids need to play. They play soccer in their own backyard. That’s life I’m afraid. If you live near people and especially children, there will be noise.
“Some people can’t stand a dog barking but have to live with it…or move.”
https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/6032658/fed-up-neighbours-kids-kicking-footballs-at-fence/ I’m sick of my neighbor’s kids kicking soccer balls at my fence – so I got sneaky revenge to get peace