June 10, 2024 at 7:36 pm

He Used To Let His Neighbor Borrow His Car, But Put A Stop To It After She Took Advantage of the Situation

by Matthew Gilligan

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Man, talk about taking advantage of someone’s kindness…

The guy who wrote this story on Reddit’s “Am I the *******?” page was nice enough to help out a neighbor in need…and then things went south.

Is he acting like a jerk for how he reacted to her behavior?

Let’s see what’s going on here…

AITA for not allowing my neighbor to use my car anymore?

“I (38M) have a neighbor (45F) who I’ve been fairly friendly with over the past couple of years.

We live in a suburban neighborhood, and since I usually work from home, my car often sits in the driveway.

A few months ago, her car was totaled in an accident, and since then, she has been struggling to get a new one due to her financial situation.

One day she asked if she could borrow my car for a day for an emergency.

Sure, why not?

I agreed, as it wasn’t a big deal for me.

This, however, soon turned into a regular occurrence, with her asking to borrow my car almost every other day for various reasons – grocery shopping, picking up her kids, attending meetings, etc.

Initially, I didn’t mind as I wanted to help, but it started to become inconvenient. I felt like she was taking advantage of my generosity.

On top of that, I noticed that she was not treating my car respectfully – leaving trash inside, not filling up the gas, and even causing a minor dent.

We’re done here!

I decided to address this with her and told her she could no longer borrow my car.

She seemed taken aback and became upset, stating that she had grown reliant on my assistance, and I was being selfish for suddenly denying her access.

Several other neighbors have now heard about our spat and believe that I was overly harsh, as she is a single mother struggling to juggle various responsibilities.

But I feel my vehicle was being misused and taken for granted.

I’m trying to be understanding, but at the same time, I feel taken advantage of.

So, AITA for not allowing my neighbor to use my car anymore?”

Let’s see what Reddit users had to say.

This person shared their thoughts.

Source: Reddit/AITA

Another individual said he’s NTA.

Source: Reddit/AITA

This Reddit user said she took advantage of him.

Source: Reddit/AITA

And one person also said he’s NTA.

Source: Reddit/AITA

Some people can be so darn entitled!

When someone goes out of their way to be kind, this is not the way to repay them.

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