Woman shares ‘ridiculous’ conflict with vegan neighbor: ‘She deserved it’

Emerald Pellot
·3 min read

A woman got revenge when she burst her vegan neighbor’s bubble by revealing the candy the neighbor was eating contained animal byproducts. 

She shared the incident on Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum. The user had a fine relationship with her neighbor until she found out the person took candy from her kids on Halloween. The mother’s apartment complex held a contactless trick-or-treat celebration where kids picked up pre-made candy bags from outside each apartment’s door. When the user had to work late, the neighbor volunteered to escort her kids. 

“My kids came home with a small bucket of candy (six little goodie bags each from individual apartments that participated) everything was fine and my kids didn’t say anything weird had happened,” the user wrote. “The next day I took my kids to the park directly across from our apartment complex. My neighbor was there with her kids as well. The kids were playing and she took out one of those individual goodie bags with candy in it from her purse and started to loudly rummage in it.”

Then the neighbor made a comment that set the user off. 

“My daughter eventually noticed, ran up and asked if she could have a piece and my neighbor responded, ‘Nope, this is my tax candy, remember that. This was my reward for taking you trick or treating last night.’ I was a little weirded out by that statement and asked what she meant,” the user explained. “She said that since she is the one who had to take the kids out, she took five bags from each of my kids as a tax. Her son then chimes in and said, ‘You only took two bags from us!’ She responded with, ‘But I’m your mom.’ I was thinking about how to respond when I noticed that she was holding a Starburst candy and decided to just smile and nod and go back to watching my kids. I let her continue To finish off the bag of candy and then said, ‘Hey, aren’t you vegan? You know a lot of those candies are made with animal products right.’ I explained what gelatin was and how a lot of those candies are made with it.”

The neighbor was horrified after she Googled the information. She then stormed off with her kids.

“Now she’s giving me dirty looks every time we see her and won’t let her kids play if she shows up at the park and we are there,” the user continued. “My husband thinks I’m an a****** cause I should have either not said anything about the gelatin or said something right away when I noticed. I don’t think it’s my job to tell a vegan what is and isn’t vegan though and she deserved it for stealing candy from little kids.”

Reddit users thought the neighbor was out of line. 

“That’s so ridiculous to me. Buy yourself some candy,” one user wrote.

“It’s not your responsibility to inform someone if something is vegan or not,” another said

“Literally taking candy from babies. What kind of person is this?” someone added

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