Let’s say you live in an affluent sub-division.
Let’s further say you have a neighbor who has told you he wants nothing less than you leaving “his” neighborhood.
This neighbor makes no qualms about letting all your other neighbors know this. In the past, he has:
- spray painted “Die” on your front door
- firebombed your car
- threw countless rocks through your window
- egged and TPd your house
- taken a baseball bat to you mailbox
- put salt on your front lawn
You finally give up and move to a different house, down the block. Figuring if you just ignore this neighbor and don’t respond to him, he’ll go away.
Now said neighbor decides to take your dog.
At this point, you’ve had enough, so you decide to go over to his house with some of your friends and firebomb his car, pour salt on his lawn, baseball bat his mailbox, and egg his house.
Now your subdivision committee president decides to finally speak up and tell you that your response is unwarranted.
Some of your neighbors across the street from where you used to live agree with your subdivision president. They ask “How could you do all those terrible things?!”
Now, there was one, lonely sympathetic neighbor who has watched all the abuse you’ve taken since you moved to the sub-division and stands by you.
This friendly neighbor, however, is scorned by the sub-division president.
You have tried going to the police in the past, only to be told that you complain too much and you are making too much of a big deal about these minor incidents.
So, if anyone is reading this, I ask you:
What is this neighbor to do?