June 7, 2024 at 8:21 am

Man Carries His TV Home And Ignores His Suspicious Neighbor, But Now His Wife Thinks He Should’ve Stopped And Humored Her

by Laura Ornella

Source: Reddit/AITA/Pixabay/Gabananda

Everyone has a different level of social capacity. In your neighborhood, it can be difficult to navigate with people you see almost daily.

What happens when one neighbor doesn’t feel like interacting with the other and should they feel guilty about it?

Dive into this Reddit post below and decide for yourself.

AITA for not explaining to my suspicious neighbor why I was carrying my 65-inch TV through the neighborhood?

There is a community center/hall in my neighborhood run by the HOA that residents can rent, which my wife and I rented last Saturday for a Mother’s Day party.

What a lovely idea for the holiday party. I’m curious how big the family is.

I have a big family with quite a few aunts and cousins with kids.

It made sense to rent the hall since we like to do these big get-togethers sometimes. The hall is about 1/4th of a mile from my house or maybe a little less.

With a big family like that, there’s probably a lot of memories to sift through.

I brought my 65-inch TV to the hall and set it up on a table to display a slideshow of all the moms and their kids which ran throughout the party, which I drove over in my SUV.

Our event went pretty well. Most people left around 8 p.m. A few of my cousins and I stayed behind until 9 p.m. to clean up before going home.

I didn’t want to pack the TV back into my car since it was precarious and almost tipped over when I brought it to the hall, so I decided to just carry it home.

Props. This is what going to the gym regularly gets you, folks.

As I was walking back, I hear a “HEY!” from a door, and I see one of my neighbors.

She looked to be in her 50s. I briefly pause and look at her with the TV held above my head and just say “Hi” back to her. She asked, “Who does that TV belong to?”

Hm, I’d assume the person carrying it — but it sounds like this lady is insinuating something else.

I was tired from hosting a party all day and even more tired from walking a quarter mile while holding a TV. I was not really in the mood to keep talking to this lady. I didn’t respond to her and kept walking home.

I could hear her shouting at me and saying she was going to call the police. I ignored all of it the entire walk back.

The police? Oh man, that would give me major anxiety. But, also, that TV is heavy.

I got home and put the TV down. Got changed and had some water before I told my wife what just happened.

My wife told me I was being an asshole (paraphrasing) because I could’ve just humored the lady for one second, and that I probably looked more suspicious than I realized.

I’m a dark-skinned guy in a not so dark-skinned neighborhood, and I’m probably the youngest home owner on the block by at least 10 years, and it was dark outside.

She thinks we’re likely going to have to deal with that neighbor again in the future.

Oh wow, with this bit of information, it becomes clear that this neighbor had jumped to a conclusion.

I got into a little argument with my wife about this because I don’t think I owed that lady any sort of explanation and my wife thinks I should’ve just preserved the peace.


Wow, a mildly introverted moment has this neighbor threatening to call the police.

This seems like an overreaction and truly reeks of prejudiced. The police definitely shouldn’t be called over an assumption.

Let’s see what Reddit has to say about this.

One Redditor says there’s no room for this kind of nonsense.

Source: Reddit/AITA

Another Redditor brings up a good point. What kind of neighbor is this?

Source: Reddit/AITA

And another user thinks this woman needs to pay attention to her neighbors.

Source: Reddit/AITA

Ultimately, this man is NTA.

Nobody is owed a conversation, and this woman needs to mind her own business.

If you liked that post, check this one about a guy who got revenge on his condo by making his own Christmas light rules.