A woman has taken the ultimate revenge after receiving a rather nasty note from her neighbours regarding a celebratory sign in her front yard.
Jasmine Hardy, from Wyoming in the US, is a recent graduate from Miami University who chose to mark her big achievement by displaying a large red sign emblazoned with ‘Congrats Jazz’ on the grass in front of her home.
It appears that some of Jasmine’s neighbours didn’t share in the Master of Science graduate’s enthusiasm, sending her a searing letter requesting she remove the sign as it looked like a ‘grocery store ad’.
“Dear neighbors, congratulations Jazz,” the letter dated June 17 read.
“Let’s all act like we’ve done this before (graduate from college) and kindly remove the yard sign you’ve had up for an extended period. It would reflect well on you and certainly help the community look less like a grocery store ad. Thanks, your neighbors.”
Jasmine wasn’t about to take this lying down and even though she had previously decided to take the sign down, after receiving the note she changed her mind. She took to Facebook to announce in no uncertain terms that the sign ‘ain’t coming down and no time soon’.
“Dear Wyoming ‘Neighbors’,
*not all of you, just the one(s) who wrote this letter*
I was gonna be silent and not shed light to this, but being silent is no longer acceptable in my life. I had a longer response, but my spirit had led me to this...
Little did you know those signs were coming down this past weekend because I wanted them to. I hear what you are requesting, but I took more heed to HOW you requested. So congratulations Wyoming ‘neighbors’, ya played yourself and flipped my petty switch.
So...NAH they ain’t coming down and no time soon! Now go ‘reflect’ on that while failing to mind the business that pays you.
Now catch me outside doing the ‘Merk Out’ on the lawn!
a newly hooded Black woman, born and raised in Wyoming, who you thought would give a damn.”
Jasmine’s post has received 8.4k likes so far and numerous comments praising her bold attitude.
“Congratulations on your achievement! Keep those signs up until they are so faded you can’t read them anymore!” wrote one Facebook user.
“Congrats! If they complain again, I hope you make an even BIGGER sign. You worked hard for that accomplishment!” wrote another.
Jasmine has been contacted for comment.