r/mildlyinfuriating Sep 24 '22 Silver 1 Wholesome 1

My sons accidentally lost their football over the neighbors fence yesterday. This is how it was found back in our yard today.

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u/Icemanwc Sep 24 '22

A basketball did this one night in my house. It scared the living shit out of me.

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u/Dracarys-Ash-Bone Sep 25 '22

I had a cheap football do the same thing.

I think I overinflated it a tad, gave it a good beating (group of teenagers all scrabbling for it every day for months, regularly landing on it) and left it out in the hot sun for a day.

It was just peacefully laying on the lawn, then BAM! split right open along the seams. Looked pretty similar to OPs.

I think random self explosion is more likely than being slashed. The line looks too clean, unless neighbour had a really sharp knife, there would likley be stab and saw marks.

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u/[deleted] Sep 25 '22

The neighbor kindly pumped it up before pitching it back over the fence and now OP thinks they hate kids.

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u/ilovejalapenopizza Sep 25 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

Edit: deleting this because I’m tired of the notifications for an issue I really do not give a fuck about.

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u/lilaliene Sep 25 '22

I've had neighbours like that. I moved because i didn't want to have my kids around that kind of people.

Well and the lawsuit about the height of the hedge (i cut it back to legal height) and CPS on my doorstep.

The ruining balls of my kids was just their normal baseline of existence. I'm sure they also poisoned and killed one of my cats.

Dude I'm so glad to live between normal people now. That my kids can ring their doorbell and ask for their ball.

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u/katsudon-bori Sep 25 '22 Wholesome

I told the kids next door to just go into the backyard and get whatever they lost, no need to ask. Now every winter, I find my driveway and sidewalk cleared whenever it snows. Those pesky kids!

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u/pyro99998 Sep 25 '22

I live on a lake and have a 2nd lot my neighbor mows every summer because we let him put his tent like 3ft over the property line so his grandkids can camp. I've told him we appreciate it but you don't have to mow it since it's not a big deal. When I was younger I loved camping out in the tent. So if all I have to do is let him put a tent just over the property line to make his grandkids happy and hopefully learn how great the outdoors is then great I don't need anything in return.

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u/GrayCustomKnives Sep 25 '22

We have a great neighbour like this beside our cabin. We don’t use the cabin much so he keeps an eye on it when we aren’t around. We don’t use it at all in the winter, so he parks his snowmobiles and trailer and stuff in the yard in the winter, and as a thank you he cuts our grass in the summer. He doesn’t have to block his own driveway with stuff all winter, we don’t have to make special trips to cut grass in the summer, and all winter it looks like people are coming and going from the cabin which helps reduce the risk of vandalism or break in.

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u/wittledess Sep 25 '22

I had someone like that as a kid, there dogs got stolen I got to sit and watch and I never told anyone who took them or what they looked like but I hope they got a better life after

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u/Niskara Sep 25 '22

Happened to me when I worked retail. I was filling up volleyballs and the first one, I put too much air in it. I was holding it in my hand and could hear a noise and next thing I know, it blows up in my hand. Had a bruise for a day or 2 after that

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u/EnigmaticLaugh Sep 25 '22

Yeah, one thing about volleyballs is that they tend to be overpumped by people and indoor ones cannot hold the pressure and almost always pop when they are excessively filled with air.

Where did the bruise come from, and what body part was it on?

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u/Niskara Sep 25 '22

It blew up in my hand because it decided to explode from the part that was touching my hand

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u/EnigmaticLaugh Sep 25 '22

Oh damn, that must have sucked

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u/TacticaLuck Sep 25 '22 edited Sep 25 '22 Helpful Wholesome Giggle

No. It blew.

Edit: thank you so much to everyone who recognized my comedic genius!

I paid him a lot.

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u/xistithogoth1 Sep 25 '22

I hate you. Have an award

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u/UnkindPotato Sep 25 '22

You can tell it exploded because the fibers are all attached on the right side, indicating they were torn out, like in an explosion you described

If someone had used a knife (especially a really sharp one) the fibers would be cut so as to align with the edge of the ball's skin (lol), not offset like we see here

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u/tsfbdl Sep 25 '22

Only thing I can think of is a brand new box cutter blade or the craft knifes that are razor sharp

But likely what you said has happened

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u/kamelizann Sep 25 '22

Those flip out box cutters are amazing tho. I made a switch to those instead of pocket knives a while ago. Instead of spending $50-$100 on a quality knife and spending an hour a week sharpening it I can spend $15 on a 3 pack and $10 on a pack of blades and I always have a razor sharp knife. You never know when you'll need one and having 3 is awesome. Yesterday this kid threw a football over my fence the and I didn't have my normal one on me so I grabbed my spare and it cut through the leather like butter. No sawing or anything like that, clean seam. I threw it back over the fence. They probably thought it popped.

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u/fallinouttadabox Sep 25 '22

I like to imagine the neighbor is a young dad and saw a ball in his yard that needed returning. When he picked the ball up he punted it over the fence but put too much into the kick and it popped on his foot. He's probably embarrassed for breaking the ball.

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u/crumbummmmm Sep 25 '22

If I kicked a football and it exploded I'd feel like a fucking god. It's really the footballs fault.

Also, I propose good neighbor returned football unharmed, temperature changes lead to pressure changes and it explodes after having been retuned safe.

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u/rayah01 Sep 25 '22

He also could have noticed it could use some air, maybe pumped it up a bit too much before handballing it back.

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u/crumbummmmm Sep 25 '22

I have a new theory, the ball was caught somewhere just below the fence line, out of sight of the neighbor, already over filled with air. The football is gone, but poised for return.

The morning light hits the football, which is lying laces up (as we can see this is the back of the football). Warm air causes air pressure to rise, The result of the explosion the ball husk is propelled back over the fence.

I submit this football was not killed- it was fate.

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u/Cool_Pound4353 Sep 25 '22

I think it busted with the kids who were scared to tell their dad so they said they lost it. They could have even tossed it afterwards. Then it was tossed back over, the kids got it and said the neighbor did it or the dad found it later by happenstance.

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u/darealredrabbit Sep 25 '22

“This right here, this is that, this tastes like that”🤠

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u/zdakat Sep 25 '22

"These blast points, too accurate for Sandpeople. Only Imperial stormtroopers are so precise"

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u/azazel-13 Sep 25 '22

A watermelon exploded in my friend's house. They were lounging in the TV room, and heard a loud noise in the kitchen. Watermelon guts were on the walls, cabinets, and fridge. We still don't know how/why it happened.

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u/TokiMcNoodle Sep 25 '22

Maybe this was an old watermelon that had some kind of decomposition or fermentation happening inside of it that caused gas to build up until it burst?

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u/Beamarchionesse Sep 25 '22

You are correct about it being caused by fermentation, but the watermelon doesn't have to be old. Watermelons and some others can pick up a bacteria when they're growing that lives in the gourd the whole time. Once it's cut from the vine, it's a ticking time bomb. Sometimes they explode in the truck, even with the refrigeration. Always a fun day.

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u/bhongryp Sep 25 '22

Back in the day my fruit delivery guy always packed watermelons into individual boxes. I honestly thought he was talking out his ass about exploding watermelons and just put it them in boxes so he could stack them on a dolly.

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u/Beamarchionesse Sep 25 '22

I mean, he might have been, but he also might have had a watermelon explode on him once or twice. They go big too, it's not like a deflation. It looks like someone stuck a cherry bomb in them.

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u/-BINK2014- Sep 25 '22

Always fucking hated watermelon Season at Wal-Mart because those disgusting fuckers explode in such a way that is such a pain in the ass to clean up.

Was also annoying to reach down and pick up a melon just to have your hand go through the unseen side and come out covered in rot slime.

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u/Icemanwc Sep 25 '22

I’ve heard of a cherry bomb before but that’s a new one.

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u/railsandtrucks Sep 25 '22

You sure it wasn't Gallagher breaking in ?

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u/Beamarchionesse Sep 25 '22

I can solve your mystery. This actually happens to watermelons on occasion. It's caused by a bacteria it picks up that causes fermentation. Combined with the decomposing after it has been cut from the vine, then the heat of sitting out [as opposed to being refrigerated], you get yourself an exploding watermelon. If it makes your friends feel better, it would not have tasted great. It had been fermenting for awhile by that point.

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u/JumboJackTwoTacos Sep 25 '22

The tear is right along the seams, I’m thinking that’s what happened and not a bitter neighbor cutting it up.

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u/Stealfur Sep 25 '22

A basket ball cut open your football? Sounds horrifying.

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u/thxxx1337 Sep 24 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Starstruck

Great. You weren't there to imprint when it hatched and now you've blown your chance to bond with it.

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u/Knova_ Sep 25 '22

And now that neighbor will be able to raise the newly hatched Eli manning.

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u/bewildered_forks Sep 25 '22

You mean Chad Powers

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u/steronicus Sep 25 '22

Think fast run fast.

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u/hand_truck Sep 25 '22

Mom wasn't smart, but she was a good coach.

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u/Back_Alley_Sack_Wax Sep 25 '22

I’m pretty sure you meant to say Uncle Rico.

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u/Knova_ Sep 25 '22

Be careful the wild momma joe Montana that laid that egg might comeback for its young when its proved itself in the youth division.

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u/GeneralPip Sep 25 '22

Think fast. Run fast.

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u/friendly_wallflower Sep 25 '22

Think fast, run fast.

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u/Ordinary_Walk178 Sep 25 '22

“Not just good lookin’”

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u/ChillyBearGrylls Sep 25 '22

If you say "Eli Manning" three times in a mirror, a quarterback hatches from his fivehead

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u/reddit_dude5 Sep 25 '22

Eli Manning Eli Manning Eli Manning

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u/drunk98 Sep 25 '22

Anyone else see Cthulhu closing in on their horizon?

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u/BanziKidd Sep 25 '22

“Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn”

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u/vektorog Sep 25 '22

peyton is the manning brother with the fivehead wym

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u/lastfirstname1 Sep 25 '22

That's a 6 head. He's always one better than Eli.

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u/HiEpik Sep 25 '22

This would have been a hilarious joke if the neighbor also tossed a mini football nearby.

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u/PunchDrunkPrincess Sep 25 '22

is this how tom brady was born?

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u/phred_666 Sep 25 '22

He was hatched out of a football… yes.

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u/Bobbyanalogpdx Sep 25 '22 Wholesome

I mean, makes sense, that football is deflated.

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u/Gloomy_Industry8841 Sep 25 '22

👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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u/theoriginalShmook Sep 24 '22

Thanks, I just snorted wine laughing at this...!

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u/tmd429 Sep 25 '22

You're not supposed to snort it. I recommend drinking it for optimal enjoyment.

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u/theoriginalShmook Sep 25 '22

Meh, it gets in to the bloodstream quicker this way...

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u/tmd429 Sep 25 '22

If it's speed you want, I hear the anus is the fastest way. Just make sure you don't share the bottle with anyone you like at all lol.

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u/theoriginalShmook Sep 25 '22

Who the hell shares wine?

Also, do I just drop it in? Sometimes it's gaping or gnashing away. Does that require a funnel? I've never drunk wine via the arse, please advise...

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u/tmd429 Sep 25 '22

Funnels are essential to minimize spillage. The optimal position is the keg stand. But remember, safety first. Having a buddy will ensure the funnel stays securely in your ass, while allowing you to focus on maximizing dilation.

But, that's if, you know, speed is your concern.

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u/Cool-Aside-2659 Sep 25 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

Somebody wasn't in a frat or sorority in college... (although we used vodka)

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u/saintblasphemy Sep 25 '22

No judgment on butt stuff of any kind, but...this sounds like it would burn like hell. Was it as terrible as I'm imagining?

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u/[deleted] Sep 25 '22

It burns exactly as badly as it burns your mouth but it's your guts so your brain appreciates it even less and you can cramp up painfully. And if you fart there's a significant chance of spray painting your whole surroundings in a spectacular fashion.

I don't recommend it for a number of reasons but those are the two big ones. Bring a tarp if you try it.

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u/saintblasphemy Sep 25 '22

Yeah I'm gonna say "hard pass" on literally all of that, plus I don't drink lol I was just genuinely curious. Got me over here feeling empathy for a strangers anus.

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u/styrrell14 Sep 25 '22

I prefer to mainline wine, but some people like it out of a can.

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u/funkmaster29 Sep 25 '22

reminds me of some book i read in elementary school where a kid finds a dragon's egg in this magic shop or whatever

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u/cleverleper Sep 25 '22

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher by Bruce Colville

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u/funkmaster29 Sep 25 '22

haha holy shit that's the one

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u/Enjoying_A_Meal Sep 25 '22

I think he wrote a whole series of books about kids finding dope shit in that magic shop. The dragon egg one was just the best one.

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u/lostcyclops32 Sep 25 '22

Great book and fantastic author.

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u/mchistory21st Sep 24 '22

I kicked a football once and it exploded like that. I suspect I'd accidentally aired it up too much. But I felt pretty great about it at the time.

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u/KipSummers Sep 25 '22 hehehehe

Did you kick it over them mountains?

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u/OldVenture Sep 25 '22

I mean back in high school, I could kick it over them mountains

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u/Ffigy Sep 25 '22

If coach would've put me in fourth quarter, we'd be state champions.

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u/willmcavoy Sep 25 '22

No doubt in my mind

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u/Potential-Natural636 Sep 25 '22

No doubt. No doubt in my mind. IDA GONE PRO

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u/ftaok Sep 25 '22

But can you kick a steak across the yard and hit your annoying, but lovable, nephew?

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u/straight-lampin Sep 25 '22

Don't you ever wish that you could just go back..

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u/Minute-Ad-3885 Sep 25 '22

If coach had put him in, 4th quarter… he’d taken state

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u/IShootJack Sep 25 '22

This is definitely a blown out ball and I’d bet the kid is either lying, overinflated and punted it like this into the neighbors yard, or that this post is bullshit.

Knives are straight but their cuts aren’t unless you have actual psycho surgeons as your neighbors.

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u/bigwilly311 Sep 25 '22

To be fair to the post, all it says is “this is how it came back.” That part seems to be true.

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u/Zipprien Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

Now you can make a football purse. Just saw it some days ago on reddit. Someone might link it.

Edit: Was talking about a football purse but somehow it got turned into a conversation about enemas.

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u/blaq_sheep90 Sep 25 '22

Sounds like r/diwhy

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u/bonnomi Sep 25 '22

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u/Sawgon Sep 25 '22

Awful Taste But Great Enema for those wondering.

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u/icantbreathe23 Sep 25 '22

Ah, thank you! Didn’t know the acronym, and been looking for enemas.

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u/Sawgon Sep 25 '22

Well you know what they say

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u/MERCY2311 Sep 25 '22 Helpful

Keep your friends close, but your enemas closer?

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u/throwawayinthe818 Sep 25 '22

"You can always judge a man by the quality of his enemas." -- Oscar Wilde.

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u/Alphie999 Sep 24 '22

Darn garden gnomes...

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Darn good bot

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u/Balboune Sep 24 '22

Darn he's doing it

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u/Kilgore48 Sep 24 '22 Helpful Wholesome

Aww, it was pregnant! Did you see any of her toeballs nearby?

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u/Yosho2k Sep 24 '22 Wholesome Seal of Approval

That is so stupid it made me laugh without my consent.

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u/Accurate_Quote_7109 Sep 24 '22

Your reply did the same to me!😆

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u/biggbabyg Sep 25 '22

Toeballs

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u/623fer Sep 25 '22

I thought the punchline was going to be inchballs

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u/TwiN4819 Sep 25 '22

Idk why but "toeballs" irks me...

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u/PlusThePlatipus Sep 25 '22

Because it sounds like a genetic disease?

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u/GuairdeanBeatha Sep 24 '22

A friend put in a nice privacy fence. The neighbor kid started using it as a backstop for his soccer ball. It was destroying the fence. He asked the neighbors to stop. They ignored him. The next time it came over the fence he put a knife hole in it and tossed it back. They got the message. In this case, I’d have to know more before I’d pass judgment on either side.

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u/weehazel Sep 24 '22

I had neighbors who thought my garage made a good goal but their garage, directly in line with mine, did not. They were shocked and insulted! that I would ask their kids not to keep damaging my property. Not sorry when they moved.

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u/Lumber_Dan Sep 25 '22

I have a shared driveway with my neighbour. We have two spaces, one in front of the other and the neighbour has the same. Their kid is constantly using both parts of the drive to play basketball. I have no issue with kids being kids, and I completely encourage playing outside, but my car is on the drive and I don't want it to be hit by the ball or kids falling into it. Also, our gardens back onto the drives and in one evening we had 6 different basketballs land in our garden before someone asked for them back.

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u/The_Chimeran_Hybrid Sep 25 '22

Those basketballs land with enough force to cave in a windshield too.

I know because when I was in school one day we were outside on recess, a bunch of people were playing with basketballs, one went over the chain link fence and onto a car, crushed the windshield.

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u/[deleted] Sep 25 '22 edited Oct 18 '22

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u/Eris_39 Sep 24 '22 [deleted]

Maybe the neighbor will post on r/pettyrevenge and we'll get some closure.

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22

I would’ve hit it with the lawnmower

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u/AllAboardTheLagwagon Sep 25 '22

And risk damaging your lawnmower?

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u/SmittyManJensen_ Sep 25 '22

Yep. Before our neighbors moved their kids would kick stuff into the fence, climb on it to the point it’s almost fallen down, and throw stuff over constantly (they even threw rocks in our pool). Had to put locks on the gate because they kept going into the yard without permission and leaving the gate open. Parents didn’t give a shit, didn’t get the kids to stop.

I’d bet OP is one of these.

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u/Astarkos Sep 25 '22

No no, OP clearly says it was "accidentally" and "lost" over the fence. Lol..

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u/EndangeredMind2 Sep 25 '22

I have done this. You can only ask so many times before you have to deal with it. The bogans would use my drive way as a spot to play leaving their bikes and scooters and dolls in my yard. I repeatedly threw them back into their yard. In the end I put them in the bin.

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u/Ugbrog Sep 25 '22

I would have difficulty not sticking unwanted driveway obstacles in the bin on garbage days.

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u/EndangeredMind2 Sep 25 '22

Took up a lot of space in the bin lol. They were horrible people as is. I Didn’t give a single shit when I did it. I asked plenty of times. It’s not my job to control their spawn.

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u/Ugbrog Sep 25 '22

That's fair, it's still your bin space. Really shows how they didn't care about any of it.

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u/EndangeredMind2 Sep 25 '22

I’d do it again no worries!

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u/Decyde Sep 25 '22

Pretty much what you said.

Kids treat fences like trash and owners of it really cannot do much about it as their parents will say they are just being kids.

My friend had a fence and his neighbors was doing the same thing so I removed a few random sections and they became irate because they thought it was their fence as well.

To make things even better, I'd blow all the leaves in my friends yard right back into their yard and they called the police saying what I was doing was against the law.

I told the officer there are no trees on this property and they requested items over the fence returned to them so leaves from their tree must be returned.

Parents with kids can be trash but the world doesn't revolve around them and people don't want to put up with their shit.

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u/[deleted] Sep 25 '22 edited Sep 27 '22

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u/NotThisTime1993 Sep 25 '22

Right? I wonder how many times the ball has gone over the fence here

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u/Bee8Motor Sep 25 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

I watch kids in my apartment neighborhood throwing balls in a parking lot every day. The number of times I've seen them throwing shit hitting other people's cars, if it was mine I'd eventually probably react the same. They get yelled at all the time but never learn.

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u/MrRogersAE Sep 25 '22

While I tend to agree, some people just suck. Had a Neighbor that threw his dog shit over the fence for a couple years because when I had the fence replaced he wanted the scrap left behind for him, I told the contractor and saw that they left it there, when I came back from work it was gone so I assumed he got the scrap, turns out another Neighbor took it. Dude never talked to me about it or asked anything, just started throwing shit over the fence. People suck

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22

Kid was warned parents were warned. He’s in the right. Don’t disrespect something that isn’t your property. If the kid needs a backstop… MOOOOMMM I NEED A BACKSTOP. Don’t blame the neighbors

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u/teanmochii Sep 25 '22

our neighbors kids would practice all kinds of sports and they kept throwing their balls over our fence. like 4-5 balls in the yard every time I went outside. one time I came home with my hands full of groceries and the youngest one ran up and was like CAN YOU GIVE US OUR BALLS BACK?? and eventually we just started keeping them for a couple days and didn't throw them back until a bunch had accumulated. they stopped throwing them over after that :// but it's so annoying

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u/IndigoTJo Sep 24 '22

Doesn't look like this happened in OP's case, but had it ended up in our yard, our lab would have had lots of fun. Wouldn't have been such a clean hole though, and would've been in more pieces.

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u/vaporking23 Sep 25 '22

Yup there’s always more to a story and we only have one side of it.

It’s one thing if the ball comes over a couple of times but you better make sure it happens less and less. And if you can keep it in your yard eventually I’ll keep it in mine.

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u/LikelyCannibal Sep 25 '22

I had neighbors who would let their kids play right by the fence so their ball would go over and then the father(?) would jump in our fenced backyard, where we often have our two mastiffs with us.

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u/[deleted] Sep 25 '22

If they’re like most Mastiffs I have met the biggest danger is drowning in dog slobber. Still - don’t go into someone’s yard without permission, especially with unknown dogs.

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u/Tr1angleChoke Sep 25 '22 Wholesome

This is a great teaching moment. Specifically, you can teach your kid not to over throw his receiver.

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u/PocketDog Sep 24 '22 Silver Helpful hehehehe Got the W

Fill the next one with spiders

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u/BrawlPlayer34 Sep 24 '22

The devil is scared of this man

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u/yousonuva Sep 25 '22

It goes boogeyman < Devil < Chuck Norris < PocketDog

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u/Serge_General Sep 25 '22

I watched a documentary that said you can put hornets inside of pretty much anything as long as you write the letter H on the hornet filled object.

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u/fannypack666 Sep 25 '22

Pop a quick H on that box.

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u/EthelMaePotterMertz Sep 25 '22

Was the documentary about a group of people living in a chronically sunlit city in eastern Pennsylvania?

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u/Serge_General Sep 25 '22

So you’ve seen it too? Very informative stuff. Overall I found the entire project can be summed up in one word; badass.

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u/NetJnkie Sep 25 '22

Hornets. And make sure and write a big H on it so you know it's full of hornets.

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u/[deleted] Sep 25 '22

concrete. ask him to kick it back over the fence.

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u/YoSaffBridge11 Sep 25 '22

I love how OP posted this pic with very little context, and has only posted a couple of comments/replies (providing no more context). Definitely shit-stirring. Probably eating popcorn, watching the comment section eat each other alive. 🤣

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u/Previous-Answer3284 Sep 25 '22

They probably stopped replying after everyone pointed out they're the problem neighbor if they think someone did this to their kid's football.

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u/Vlaed Sep 25 '22

To be fair, how many times did he "accidently" lose it? My neighbor put up a privacy fence. Not long after we rescued a dog and put in a fence to keep the dog in the yard. Their kids would lose their basketball 6-8 times per day in our yard. They would open the gate and come and get the ball. I found the gate not closed once as I was about to let our dog out. I decided to start locking the gate from then on. They weren't happy when I wasn't home for a few days and they couldn't get their ball back.

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u/ayeayee666 Sep 25 '22

Self retracting gates work great too, not that you need to pander to the neighbor

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u/jplovesblonds Sep 25 '22

Does everyone think the slit was cut with a knife, or could it have been accidentally smoshed and subsequently popped by a car backing up that did not see it???

Are we sure this was malicious?

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u/MissMortified Sep 25 '22

The separation follows exactly at the seam so I am thinking it was popped. If I were mad and wanted to slash a ball I would not aim for the seam I would aim for the smooth middle and then stabby-stab. lol

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u/blackychan77 Sep 25 '22

Yea if it was purposefully done, I'd imagine a single puncture.

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u/JumboJackTwoTacos Sep 25 '22

If I’m a grumpy neighbor, I wouldn’t have time to cut it that neatly. I’d stab with a knife in a random spot and toss it back

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u/DirkDieGurke Sep 25 '22

This ball looks like it was overinflated and burst. IMO

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u/Affectionate_Box_727 Sep 24 '22

I mean, we don't know enough, is this the first time your kid "accidently lost" his ball over the fence, or is this about the 23,478 time something has ended up in his or hers yard? I mean, I had a neighbor that let his kids kick rocks into my car, but yet I was the asshole for not letting "kids be kids" destroying the paint on my car....

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u/flyingguillotine3 Sep 24 '22 Helpful All-Seeing Upvote Faith In Humanity Restored

Our neighbors have an 8yo who loves baseball. He plays… a lot. One or two baseballs wind up in our yard daily. They don’t come get them because they don’t want to come into our yard all of the time. I came up with a pretty ingenious solution: I take two seconds every day or so to toss them back over.

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u/MrDankWaffle Sep 25 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

Similar story. My dad used to live next to a WWII Vet, Chris. Chris had a huge tree in his side yard that we called the whomping willow. Me and my siblings, the 6 of us, would play baseball in our yard with one of those orange oversized barrel wiffle ball bats and whatever random ball we could find. If you know anything about those bats you know those things were moonshooters. We would inevitably end up sending a ball into the willow and have to call it a day. Chris would have that tree trimmed twice a year and would collect whatever balls the trimmers would find. He'd send the balls over in a little box twice a year. Chris was a good guy.

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u/JonathanPerdarder Sep 25 '22

Moonshots, indeed. The solid whiffle balls that you could throw four foot curveballs with and that oversized bat made for so many whoppers. Nice walk down memory lane! Thanks for that

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u/caceman Sep 24 '22

Our neighbors used to occasionally kick a soccer ball over the fence. I had no problems tossing it back over if I found it or they asked. But if the fog found it first, game over for that particular ball

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u/BakedDoritos1 Sep 25 '22

I know you meant the dog, but the thought of the “fog” finding it is incredibly ominous lol

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u/ClackamasLivesMatter Sep 25 '22

"The fog came for a soccer ball that day. We knew it would be back for the goalie."

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u/LongPorkJones Sep 25 '22

Do you live in a John Carpenter film?

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u/zzerdzz Sep 25 '22

That 8 yo will be a 28 yo one day and remember how nice his neighbor was. Good on you

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u/suzuka_joe Sep 25 '22

My neighbors kid hits baseballs over the fence and they hit my house all the time. I stopped throwing them back and I collect them and drop off 5 or so at a time to goodwill

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u/[deleted] Sep 25 '22

Do they by chance buy their baseballs at goodwill?

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u/MNfan84 Sep 25 '22

This seems like a conspiracy by Goodwill to keep getting business somehow

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u/readingrambos Sep 25 '22

I would say next time bring them to the pound. Let the dogs enjoy them lol.

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u/RidCyn Sep 24 '22

I bet there's a lot more to this story you're not telling us.

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u/id_fuck_kramer Sep 25 '22

Kids broke the football and don't want to confess.

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u/not-a_fed Sep 25 '22

Probably have zero control of their kids.

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u/AbsolutelyUnlikely Sep 25 '22

And zero control of their balls

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u/Shoddy_Exam666 Sep 24 '22

How many times has it been tossed over?

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u/jonwolf517 Sep 24 '22 Helpful

Tell your neighbor to buy a fleshlight like a normal person.

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u/catbyte1027 Sep 24 '22

Tell them to stay off his lawn too

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u/Educational_Can_4652 Sep 24 '22

With that level of deflate they must be a Patriots fan?

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u/koskyad209 Sep 24 '22

Sure the kid didn't do that then try to get rid of the evidence

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u/ClazN Sep 25 '22

The odd time maybe....... but I have a cat, dogs and a garden I tend carefully plus a much loved greenhouse. I had a neighbour whose kids constantly kicked a ball and every couple of weeks one would come crashing into my garden, damaging plants, scaring my pets and on one occasion landing on my patio table where I was having lunch and splattering everything everywhere. I stopped returning balls after that. Its a pain in the ass. Put a net up or stop the ball play please.

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u/Complete_Bend2217 Sep 24 '22

I take it it's not the first time it's gone over the fence🤔

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u/kmhags Sep 25 '22

Sounds like your kids should be more aware of where they’re throwing their ball.

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u/Legitimate_Age7321 Sep 24 '22

Why do I get the feeling your ball goes into the neighbors yard all the time and they are sick of it.

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u/crowngryphon17 Sep 25 '22

Having had a few thousand in things destroyed by wayward balls… I have mixed feelings here

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u/drunk98 Sep 25 '22

Thousands? You live by the Chippendale's practice facility?

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22

Looks like it was hit with a lawnmower and returned for garbage collection

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u/deadvid Sep 24 '22

What did they learn?

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u/drunk98 Sep 25 '22

Idk about them, but I wouldn't stick my balls through the fence

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