Man left baffled by vegan’s neighbour’s fury after he ‘stinks out their garden’

Having difficult neighbours can result in a number of negative emotions being experienced.

It’s great when you have those trustworthy neighbours that you can rely on to take in a parcel for you or to check your house is safe while you’re on holiday.

But some people are just total nightmares, with nothing you ever do seemingly ever good enough.

One man was left fuming at his new neighbour after she complained about the smell of his cooking outside.

But others sided with the new resident after the man admitted that his food was fairly pungent, and that’s why he cooked it outside.

He took to Reddit asking for advice on how to handle the situation after his vegan neighbours complained to him about the odour.

He’s a big beef jerky fan and regularly makes beef jerky outside, which requires to meat to be dehydrated.

The man explained: “My old neighbours loved it. I would give them a bag every time I made some; we had a good relationship.

“Our new neighbours however we do not have a great relationship with.

“They moved in about 6 months ago and all was going well until the female neighbour knocked on our door and asked if we could stop making jerky outside because she and her husband are vegans, and the smell is making them sick.

“I told them I’d rather not have to make it inside because the smell is quite strong (ironic, I know) and that I’d prefer to continue to make it outside.

“I explained that it was only once every 2 or 3 months and maybe if I move it further away from their side it might make a difference. She wasn’t too happy but left.

“Last week I was making jerky again and sure enough she knocks on the door again, this time much angrier and demanded we stop because it was making her and her child sick.

“I told her that no, I wouldn’t stop and perhaps they could close up their house or something.

“Anyway, I kind of feel bad because I can understand where she is coming from.”

Some people were firmly on his side, with one commenting: “People BBQ in their backyards all the time too and that smell goes everywhere.

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“Is she going to go tell everyone they can’t BBQ in their backyards either because the smell of hotdogs and ribs are overwhelming?

“The entitlement of some people baffles my mind.”

But another said: “Dehydrating meat is honestly foul. And it lingers . I’m not sure how long OP does theirs for but my Dad used to take between 10 – 15 hours and you’d still be able to catch a whiff of it around on day two if he made quite a large batch.

“I imagine even some omnivorous neighbours would be pretty annoyed by the wafting scent of dog food permeating their yard.”

A third added: “Dude if you don’t want the smell of dehydrating meat lingering in your house, you can imagine why they wouldn’t want it stinking out their garden.”