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Pregnant Woman Defied Neighbor’s Request to Cover Up. When They Reported Her to the HOA, She Made a Move They Weren’t Prepared For.

When a heavily pregnant woman, known as the Original Poster (OP), seeks solace in her backyard pool, she unwittingly becomes a spectacle for her intrusive neighbors, stirring an unexpected conflict. As the tension escalates and the neighborhood is drawn into the drama, an unlikely band of supporters rallies around her, setting the stage for a climactic showdown.

The Peaceful Pool

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OP, heavily pregnant and finding comfort in her backyard pool, spends her evenings floating in the water. Wearing a bikini due to its convenience over a one-piece, she unwittingly provides a show to her neighbors. The lack of privacy from her neighbor’s elevated deck and windows doesn’t deter her nightly ritual.

An Unexpected Request

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One day, her neighbor approaches her husband with an odd request. Their view of her large, pregnant body has become a discomfort, leading them to avoid their own deck. They subtly ask if she could cover up more while in the pool.

The Laughing Off

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Her husband initially dismisses the neighbor’s request as a joke, not taking it seriously. The neighbor does not further press on the issue, leaving it as it stands. This, however, marks the beginning of a series of silent confrontations.

A Shift in Attitude

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The neighbors start showing their disapproval by giving OP dirty looks whenever they see her. A silent tension builds between them, replacing the previously amicable neighborhood relationship. OP’s backyard retreat now seems overshadowed by her neighbor’s scornful gazes.

Escalating Discontent

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The situation intensifies as the neighbors’ resentment visibly grows. Snide comments and judgmental whispers start echoing from across the fence. OP feels increasingly uncomfortable, her sanctuary now tainted with negativity.

Unwanted Intrusion

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One day, an anonymous letter finds its way to OP’s mailbox, chastising her about her poor habits. The letter, although unsigned, has a tone all too familiar. The neighbors’ discontent takes a new, bolder form.

A Stand for Comfort

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Refusing to surrender her comfort, OP continues her pool routine. Her pregnancy discomfort outweighs her neighbors’ unspoken pressure. The cold stares and muttered words continue to darken her otherwise serene evenings.

Unexpected Allies

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Word of the dispute spreads, and unexpectedly, other neighbors come to OP’s support. They, too, find the original neighbors’ behavior intrusive and unfair. The backyard dispute turns into a neighborhood affair.

The Pool Protest

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In a twist of solidarity, several of OP’s neighborhood friends join her during evening swims, donning bikinis in support. Their collective defiance is on display, boldly proclaiming their right to enjoy their own backyards. The disgruntled neighbors can only stare in disbelief at the spectacle.

The HOA’s Intervention

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With the situation spiraling, the neighbor demands the Homeowner’s Association (HOA) step in and reviews the decency of their exposed backyard. An emergency meeting is called to discuss the matter, and the pool dispute becomes a hot topic. The opposing neighbors hope for an official ruling in their favor.

A Battle of Backyards

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At the HOA meeting, arguments are heated, and lines are drawn. The HOA delivers a verdict, siding with OP. They rule that the issue lies with the neighbors’ intrusive gaze, not with OP’s poor habits. A wave of relief washes over OP and her supporters.

A Return to Serenity

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OP continues to enjoy her own pool as she sees fit. However, the tension between the neighbors is at an all-time, and she wonders if she should have handled the situation differently.

Was The Woman’s Behavior Appropriate?

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The readers in the forum had a lot of mixed views on the matter. Here are some of their responses:

Forum Responded

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One reader said, “You’re pregnant, and you’re relaxing in your own pool, in your own yard, wearing a normal swimsuit. S**** them. If it’s that big an issue for them, they can stay inside. Tell them to stop peeping at you when you’re in your yard. They are invading your privacy.”

Another Commenter Thinks:

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Another responder wrote: “Who do they think that is to deny you the use of your own pool, especially when your heavily pregnant and miserable?

Enjoy that pool with your new baby!”

A Third View On The Story:

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A different person states, “Continue to float and use your pool at any time. Their request is ridiculous, and it conveys shaming. You are beautiful and about to deliver the life you and your husband have been waiting to meet. The world does not revolve around their wants.”

What Do You Think?

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What are your thoughts on their actions?

What would you have done in this situation?

This story is inspired by a Reddit thread.

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