Woman baffled by neighbour’s rant after she sunbathes in communal garden
It’s absolutely boiling outside in England, and many of us are struggling to remain cool.
No matter how hard you try, if you don’t have access to a garden or a balcony, it can be hard to cool down.
One woman who decided to sunbathe in her flat’s communal garden received a complaint from her disgruntled neighbour.
But many flocked to show support for her – after the male resident, aged 29, posted on Reddit, describing his pretty-poor handling of the situation.
He explained: “We have been experiencing a heatwave and for the last four days, I have noticed a woman sunbathing on the grass.
“She brings a blanket and a book and is out there for hours, reading in a bikini top and shorts.
“On the first day, I asked her if she lived in the building and she said she did, having recently moved in. Later on, I saw her access the building with keys so I don’t think she was lying. She was literally out there from 10 am till 4 pm.
“Today, I saw her again and let her know that the gardens weren’t to be used in that way. She told me she was a resident (I think she rents as I know most owners in the building) and was under the impression the outdoor space is communal.”
But after spotting her again, the man took a photo of her and sent it to the WhatsApp group, where he told other residents to call out the “anti-social behaviour.”
“Some residents agreed but others said I was being weird. Someone added the new tenant to the group and she posted a long message approving If her attire made people uncomfortable but she wasn’t going to stay inside in 30c heat when she has green space right outside.”
“Her lying outside half-naked makes our building look tacky, she makes it look like a university dorm. This could lead to apartments losing value,” added the disgruntled owner.
Understandably, people weren’t impressed by the man’s behaviour.
One Redditor wrote: “Taking a picture of a woman in a bikini AND DISTRIBUTING IT is definitely more antisocial than…sunbathing where you live.”
“Unless there’s a specific rule that she’s breaking, you need to mind your own business.
“You sound like the busybody neighbour that people tend to dislike. Reporting her for being antisocial? What? Ridiculous,” fumed another.
A third commented: “She’s not making lots of noise, she’s not destroying anything…what are you complaining about exactly?
“Your neighbour on the other hand has now every right to complain to her landlord because one of her creepy neighbours is harassing her and taking pictures when she’s bothering no one.”