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The HOA insisted that they put a net on their basketball hoop, but did not specify what kind of net it was » TwistedSifter

Source: Reddit/Malicious Compliance

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“A few years ago I lived in a neighborhood with an obnoxious HOA (Home Owners Association).

If you don't know these neighborhood rules, they are in place with the goal of keeping the area “nice.”

Most of the rules are fine and prevent someone from putting up a 100-foot flagpole with 20 flags attached to it and other outrageous things.

Some HOAs have overzealous enforcers who send threatening letters about every little thing.

Is your Christmas wreath hanging on your door on January 3rd? Letter.

I had problems with this assignment 2-3 times.

The story begins when the basketball net on the hoop in the driveway was worn through. The children ripped it off completely.

I had planned to get a new one, but it had been two weeks and I hadn't gotten around to it yet.

Here it comes…

Threatening letter. “You are violating the HOA rules, which clearly state that your gate must have a net.”

I was impressed that there was such a rule, so I looked it up. That's what it said. But that was ALL it said.

It didn't say that it was a “regular” network or a “standard” network. Nothing.

All that was missing was a net.

Let's do it!

So. I bought 5 nets. I attached the top of one net to the bottom of another with cable ties.

This created a long, chained net that reached to the ground (the gate was lowered…kids).

So I put it up and there it stayed. I was completely within the rules, so there was nothing they could do about it.

You don't find that funny?

A neighbor asked me about it and I explained what had happened.

She didn't seem to find it funny, so I think she must have been the person who complained about us occasionally.

Anyway, after about a month I cut off all but one of the nets. After that I never received any more letters from the homeowners association.”

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Malicious compliance perfectly implemented!

There are so many different types of networks.

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