NC as obviously outing
Last night around 8:30pm a delivery driver asked me to take a parcel for a neighbour a few doors down and said he had knocked my door as my gate was open (all houses on my street have a gate and a pathway to the front door, roughly 20meters). The parcel was 2ft high and 2ft wide and heavy so I managed to push it along my hallway out of the way.
Here is the issue. At 6:50am there was banging and when I say banging I mean banging on my front door. I ran downstairs worried something was wrong and hoping it wouldn’t wake the whole house up.
It was my male neighbour who is in his 40s who didn’t bother to say hello only said where is my parcel. I explained it come last night let me get it. As I was pushing it down the hallway towards the door he said ‘ no need to be so dramatic there’s no need to pretend it’s too heavy that’s why you didn’t bother to bring it over last night, you just could not be bothered’ . I was shocked and just said how he wasn’t in thats why the deliver drive gave me the parcel and it is heavy. He then said he was in but was having his dinner and it was raining so didn’t answer the door and I should have had some respect and done the polite thing and taken the parcel to him. I started laughing as I thought he was joking. He then tried picking it up and realised how heavy it was and how far he had to go with it told me the least I can do is help him carry it back to his house I laughed and said I couldn’t. He then called me a waste of space. I then told him ‘ I hope there’s weights in that box cause you bloody well need them’ and shut the door.
He has now posted on the village Facebook (I know social media is the root of all evil) and has bad mouthed me and called me a thief and a chav and that everyone should be careful around me as I will try and take their deliveries to keep for myself. This is not true and unluckily for him I have this all recorded on the ring doorbell. You can hear us both word for word and see how angry he is in the video. Question is would I be unreasonable to post it onto the village Facebook group or should I just send it privately to the main admin person. My only issue with sending it privately which is the more mature option is the main admin owner walks her dogs with him so not sure if she would fully make the other members of the group aware of what actually happened? I could just try the private route first but it’s making me feel awkward going out today that everyone in the village thinks I’m a thief.
YANBU - post it on the Facebook group so the whole village will know the truth
YABU - send it only to the admin privately and hope she does the right thing
Neighbour has told our village I am a thief
crazyneighbour123 · 24/03/2023 20:59
NC as obviously outing
GrannyAchingsShepherdsHut · 24/03/2023 22:00
I also live in a small village with a hotbed of intrigue that is the local fb page.
You can either be 'isn't that the woman who nicked Dave's parcel?'
Or 'isn't that the woman that handed Dave his balls on a silver platter?'
I know which I'd rather be. Dave would be put straight back in his box. I'm sure everyone already knows he's a twat - confirming it is a public service, really.
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Cherryana · 24/03/2023 22:04
Look you want to de-escalate this situation. Not inflame it.
I do think the calmer approach of ‘I took your parcel in as a favour. I shall not do that in future’ comment on his post makes you look sane and him even more unhinged.
crazyneighbour123 · 24/03/2023 22:10
I’ve unblocked him and commented saying ‘I think there’s been a misunderstanding. I accepted the parcel from the delivery driver because you were apparently eating dinner. I didn’t bring the parcel over to you immediately last night in the rain but I didn’t think you were in and I couldn’t lift it and you could barely pick it up yourself that’s why you asked for my help to take it back to your house at 6:50am this morning remember? I can post the doorbell footage here or I’m happy to accept your apology and move on’
and now I'm checking to see if he has responded which he hasn't but my neighbour next door has 'loved' the post so we shall see
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