This is why we can’t have nice things

I’m sure you’ve heard that saying before, right?

Well, I think it applies to this story.

Read on to see what happened and if you think this guy was out of line for not letting neighborhood kids use his pool.

AITA for not allowing neighborhood kids use the pool?

“I (37M) moved into a small neighborhood with my fiance(36F). The neighborhood is full of kids around the ages of 9 and 10.

We found out that my fiance is expecting and both decided on wanting a pool. I had an above ground pool put in last year and the neighborhood kids were very happy. I told them no dogs were allowed in the pool as the lining was fragile and could break.

This year, I opened the pool and the kids used it while we were away. When we got back, I noticed the water level was low and tried to refill it. I saw a good size tear on the side and got it fixed. The kids came over the next day with a labrador retriever wanting to use the pool and I told them that the pool was closed.

I come home and see a few of the neighbors arguing with my fiance. I walk over and everyone starts talking about how I hurt their kids feeling by not allowing them to use the pool. I explained what happened and why I had to close the pool.

A few of them start laughing and demand me to reopen the pool. My fiance thinks that I should open the pool and apologize to the families.


Check out how people on Reddit reacted to this story.

One person said this guy is NTA and that the neighbors sure sound entitled.

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And this individual agreed and had some words of advice for this guy.

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Finally, this reader had some serious questions for the fella who wrote this post.

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