Aug 22, 2022

Woman Asks if She’s Wrong for Scaring a Snooping Neighbor and Causing Her to Fall

If you snoop, you should be prepared for the worst because you never know how the person you’re snooping ON will react.

So your life lesson for today is that you shouldn’t snoop because bad things might happen.

Take a look at this story and see if you think this woman acted like an a**hole for what she did to her snooping neighbor.

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AITA for frightening a snooping neighbor by opening my door and causing her to fall?

“I (33 F) live alone in a pet friendly, no breed restrictions, apartment building (renting) in a US city that has significant crime.

Our building has 2 on the 1st floor, 2 on the 2nd floor, 1 on the 3rd. I live on the 3rd floor. I don’t share a landing with any of my neighbors and anyone coming up to the third floor is coming there for me. We do not have a secured gate or a front door to the building.

I have a 40lb dog, not aggressive in the slightest, does not have leash aggression, does not resource guard. She does have ONE guarding tendency, and due to where I live alone, I fostered this: she will bark at the door when someone is outside. She is part hunting hound so she has a very big, vocal howl-bark.

I’ve always found this comforting because I will always know if someone is coming when I am not expecting anyone. Sometimes people will come up to lurk on my landing who have no business being there, and my dog will scare them away. She also lets me know when deliveries have been dropped off.

A downstairs neighbor (45-50F) from the 1st floor has been up on my landing several times. She will sometimes bring up packages or mail if it’s left downstairs, which is nice, but I’ve seen her through the peephole lurking around without anything to leave for me. One time she moved my door mat.

She has seen me walking my dog several times. Outside of my apartment, my dog is all wags. She’s asked several times where my “other, aggressive” dog is. Because she’s been up to my landing and heard my dog’s big barks. I have told her each time that I only have one dog and that she just sounds like aggressive at the door. She hasn’t stopped asking about my other dog, though.

Last week my property manager emailed about “reports that I may have 2 dogs, which is fine, just to let them know because they want to know how many animals are in the building”. I wonder how they get this report!

Today my neighbor was on my landing again! From my peephole I saw her bending down in front of my door but couldn’t tell what she was doing. So I swung my door open, with my dog standing beside me, loudly barking. She got spooked from the noise and fell on her a**, because she was leaning down to look under my door mat again! I said “See, just the one dog. Like I told you.”

Then I realized she may have injured herself when she fell and offered to help her up but she just stormed off, calling me an a*hole and b*tch, said the building was better before I moved in. I have lived here for 5 years. This is the first I am having this issue.

My sis told me I’m an a**hole because I could have given the woman a heart attack by frightening her. I kind of see her point. However I did not know she was going to fall over. I still do not know what she was doing on my landing.

Other tenants have dogs too and you can hear ALL the dogs barking any time a delivery car pulls up. I always considered it the price of a pet friendly apartment.”

Now take a look at what Reddit users had to say.

One reader said she’s NTA and that they think the neighbor might have been looking for a spare key.

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And this individual agreed…and also said no one should actually leave a spare key under the doormat.

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Another Reddit user said she’s NTA and she should report the neighbor to management for her behavior.

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