As the saying goes “love thy neighbor” but what if they are partying college kids who constantly park in your driveway and pull drunken pranks? Well, this is what Melissa Scruggs dealt with. Instead of getting mad, she got even, and it was glorious!
Melissa, a plucky young volcanologist, lives in a quiet suburb in California where she spends her time working, studying, and writing her Ph.D. thesis.
Let’s be honest, completing a Ph.D. in volcanology can’t be easy, and the last thing she wanted to have to deal with was drunken shenanigans from her college neighbors. It so happened that a group of young undergrad college guys decided to move in right next door to Melissa.
Neighbours Gone Wild
Now, at first Melissa’s neighbors appeared to be considerate as she explained, “[I] was a little concerned at first because I assumed that they would throw big parties but they had generally been pretty considerate with noise and keeping people out of our yard.” But as her new neighbors got more comfortable, their parties got louder and bigger.
For a group of young guys living without adult supervision for the first time, they were finally free to run amuck. They could do whatever they wanted, but sadly they didn’t consider how their neighbors would feel about this. Eventually, Melissa was living in party-central, and for someone as busy as Melissa, it quickly turned into a nightmare.