An angry Perth resident has shared a blunt note with their neighbours after he claims kids kept throwing stuff into his yard.
X aka Twitter user @javelinface, who goes by Peter according to the note, took to the social media app to share photos of a note he sent his neighbours, as well as the damage caused to his property.
“Neighbour’s kids keep throwing stuff over the fence. Balls. Toy cars. Shoes. Bottles. Rubbish. Keys,” Peter said.
“Today, they have thrown a ball over and smashed our side light. I was pretty darn close to sending the ball back over with a knife sticking in it. Instead, they get a note.”
His note read: “Hi, just letting you know that this ball has smashed our side alley light bulb. If you could please let the kids know that this will be the last time we will be returning the ball, that would be appreciated. Thanks, Peter (from next door).”
After returning the ball next door, the parents told Peter their child had just been diagnosed with ADHD.
But Peter, who said he had ADHD himself “couldn’t empathise less”.
“The parents’ excuse is that their kid has just been diagnosed with ADHD. The same kid who constantly beeps the horn and is a general turd burglar. I’d like to empathise, but I was extremely ADHD as a child, and still knew boundaries. By being ADHD myself, I am empathising less.”
Social media users were quick to add their two cents.
“Our neighbour’s kids have damaged our fence twice by kicking their footballs. They are old enough to know better (10+ years) yet they continue to climb over our fence to their balls when we’re not there,” one person said.
Another wrote: “Totally sympathise. Our neighbour’s kid constantly kicks his ball, sometimes two or three in our garden every day. We chuck it back and it’s over again 10 mins later. The dad’s an arse so there’s no getting through to them. The knife is a tempting solution.”