My nightmare neighbor keeps banging nails in my fence – it drives me crazy but she says I’m wrong

A homeowner found himself in a sticky situation after berating his neighbor for driving nails into his fence.

An oddly petty argument put the two neighbors on a collision course.

Two neighbors argue over whether one should be allowed to drive nails into the other's fence (stock image)


Two neighbors argue over whether one should be allowed to drive nails into the other’s fence (stock image)Photo credit: Getty

A homeowner was left completely confused after a fight with her neighbor who left her unsure who was at fault.

The mystery person explained that she spotted a neighbor hammering nails into her fence to hang a string of solar lights.

The bizarre exchange came after the lady was asked to stop doing home improvement, which she saw as “ridiculous”.

“I politely asked her if she could stop as I was afraid that my fence might be damaged as it is only made of thin boards with spring edges and I was afraid it would burst.

“An hour later I overhear her complaining to the other neighbor about how ridiculous I’m being about some nails.”

The homeowner was amazed and decided to hit the Reddit forum “Am I the asshole?” to get to the bottom of the matter.

She wrote: “I asked her to remove it and she did, but maybe IATA asked her to?”

“Maybe it makes sense to drive nails into someone else’s fence? I welcome opinions.”

The results are in and it seems almost everyone has sided with the fence owners and hammerless.

One user asked: “Did she hammer on her side of the fence you both share, or did you just pay for a fence that’s all yours?” If you paid for it and it’s yours, then you’re not the one.** Hole.”

The poster dutifully responded by clarifying: “My fence, paid for and installed by myself.”

Another replied: “Almost exactly the same thing happened to me once with a neighbor.”

“The woman threw a tantrum and said we weren’t neighbors (apparently damaging our property was neighbors?).

“Let them complain – it only makes them twice as angry here. They were perfectly entitled to speak out,” they added.

A third opined: “She can find another way to line them up and you’ve been polite.”

It comes after a woman embarrassed her new neighbors for building a 12ft fence to escape her.

And a “little” neighbor decided to get revenge on the couple next door who complained about their fence – and people love her for it.

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Donna Yopp Paul was ordered by her “controlling” neighbors to lower the height of her 6-foot-tall fence by 2 feet to match those of others in the area.

Though she had no choice but to comply with county ordinances, the savvy woman cited a different bylaw that allowed her to paint the fence across from her home a contrasting neon color.


PaulLeBlanc is a Dailynationtoday 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. PaulLeBlanc joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 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:

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