Woman Asks if She’s a Jerk for Proving She’s the Owner of Her Home

How could someone possibly feel bad for proving they owned their own house?

Well, I’ll tell you what, friends, we live in a strange world…

And a young woman took to Reddit’s “Am I the A**hole?” page to ask if she was a jerk for doing just that.

Let’s see what happened.

AITA for proving I’m the owner of my home?

“I [20f] was fortunate enough to buy a house.

For only being 15k, I have to say its quite nice. It didn’t really need much work besides a new roof and the cabinets needed replaced but my dad is a carpenter so that didn’t really matter much.

The previous owner was an older man who unfortunately passed away after living in the house since before I was even thought of. I finally got to move in 2 months ago. It’s been fun making ot my own but it’s taken some time to get used to living alone.

3 weeks after moving in, I was outside starting some work clearing out a few places to plant a garden and flowers in the spring. I live in the Midwest so I wanted to get this done before the ground freezes. My next door neighbor, I’ll call her Jane(50s?), came out and introduced herself.

I explained that I just moved in and was preparing my yard for spring. She said it was nice thqt someone was doing some work for the old man and gave me a speil about how it’s a quiet neighborhood and I shouldn’t have parties.

I told her I Don throw parties but was planning on hosting a housewarming and Thanksgiving soon. She said it’s weird to throw a housewarming when I was renting. I told her I own the house. She didn’t believe me but went home.

Last week, I was out painting my front door. She stormed over yelling that I better of had permission to paint someone else’s house. I again told her I own the home. She started yelling that I was too young to buy a house and she was contacting my landlord.

I told her to stop being a busy body and leave me alone. She started demanding proof. I told her it was non of her business and to get off my property. She walked to the edge of her yard and called the police saying I was a squatter. When they showed up, I showed them my paperwork a asked to trespass her from my home. Jane is still angry.

I was talking to my dad the next day asking what I should do. He said I was an a** for making enemies with my neighbors and said I should have just showed her to put her mind to rest. I don’t feel like I was in the wrong but my dad thinks I was.


And here’s how Reddit users responded.

This reader said that the young homeowner was not wrong and that her neighbor made herself look like an idiot.

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Another Reddit user said that the neighbor is to blame for this entire situation.

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And this person said that if this young woman wouldn’t have stood up to her neighbor, she would’ve kept pushing the boundaries.

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Finally, this individual said that this woman did nothing wrong at all.

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