Greg felt like starting a huge fight right then and there, but he knew he wouldn’t solve anything by doing that. So, he took a very deep breath and told her that he didn’t want to hear another word from her, but he would be bringing over all the repair bills for the pool.
Moreover, there would be a very big bill from that very day, since he had just caught her kids with their dog inside his pool a mere 10 minutes ago. Greg explained that he expected these bills to be paid right away, or things would get worse.
Greg and his wife arrived at their home after a few hours driving around and what they found left them in shock. Greg didn’t even need to look at his cameras, because he had caught the kids right then and there! As soon as he walked into his backyard, he saw his neighbors’ kids splashing about in his pool.
And worst of all, their huge German Shepherd dog was in the pool with them. He was beyond furious – this was a disrespect at the highest level. He immediately told the kids to get out of his pool and ran over to their house to speak with their parents.
Time for a Fight
As Greg stood in his neighbor’s doorway and waited for her to answer, he could feel his blood boiling with rage. Suddenly, his neighbor opened the door, and he instantly told her what had just happened. But the woman’s response was the most shocking thing of all. Instead of apologizing profusely, which is what any decent human being would have done, she simply replied, “You can’t stop the children from using the pool.”
He couldn’t believe what he was hearing and nearly passed out from the amount of anger he felt. This woman seemed to have missed the point that “the pool” wasn’t the property of the neighborhood, it was HIS pool! Greg felt like screaming at the top of his lungs.
His neighbor was speechless, and it was clear that she was at a loss for words and had just learned new information about the repercussions of her kids' actions. However, she didn’t want to seem weak so held her position and opinions firmly. She curtly said that she was definitely not going to be paying a single penny of his repair bills since they hadn’t done anything.
“You can’t force me to pay anything”, she yelled, as she proceeded to call her kids into the house and slam the door in Greg’s face. Greg was overjoyed because this woman had no idea that he now had enough evidence to take her to court.
Seeking Legal Advice
Greg had never been a conflictive person, and the last thing he wanted was to get into a legal fight with his neighbors. But these people had gone too far, and despite giving them every opportunity to redeem themselves, they just kept making things worse. He gathered the video footage from his surveillance cameras and called his lawyer.
His lawyer explained that he definitely had a solid case for the small claims court, and so they proceeded to file a motion. Greg’s neighbors had no idea what was coming, and that’s exactly how he wanted it. They would never get away with anything again.