Redditor MentalHealthAltAccnt is a male tenant who was fed up after the local kids repeatedly played near the window of his ground floor apartment.
So he employed a tactic that was effective but deemed offensive by one of the unruly kids’ mothers.
Wondering if he went too far, the Original Poster (OP) visited the “Am I the A**hole” (AITA) subReddit and asked strangers on the internet:
“AITA for blasting Cardi B’s ‘WAP’ to get young kids to stop playing against my windows?”
For the uninitiated, Cardi B is a rapper known for her NSFW song, “WAP” – which is an acronym for “Wet A** P*ssy.”
The OP explained what led to his song choice full of sexually explicit lyrics.
“I live on the first floor of an apartment building and I have CONSTANTLY been yelling at the local kids (like between 4 – 7 years old) to stop playing against my new windows.”
“I work from home and they’re just always out there playing in the grass between the buildings, which I don’t care about.”
“But then they’ll all gather in the bark mulch in front of my windows, lean against my screens and peek into my apartment. Mom is always out there with them, always on her phone and drinking a White Claw.”
“I’ve yelled at her, yelled at the kids, and still they’re against my windows this afternoon.”
“So I played Cardi B’s “WAP” at absolute full volume. I have a pretty decent sound system on my computer, so it was very clear, very loud.”
“Mom runs over, grabs all the kids and demands I turn it down. I said I’ll keep it at a reasonable volume that they can’t hear if they’re four or five feet away from my windows.”
“She said I could have just asked (I have) and she’s threatening to call the cops (good f’king luck, lady).”
“But part of me is feeling bad now. I could have just blasted unintelligible metal music or something. I intentionally chose the most sexually charged song I could think of just to get the kids to ask mom about it, and to intentionally get a rise out of mom.”
“Am I the a**hole here?”
Anonymous strangers on the internet weighed in by declaring:
- NTA – Not The A**hole
- YTA – You’re The A**hole
- ESH – Everyone Sucks Here
- NAH – No A**holes Here
Not only did Redditors declare NTA, but they went further by suggesting more provocative songs to add to his playlist.
“NTA because you’ve warned her and the kids multiple times. If you want more music with sexual themes I reccomend listening to Ninja Sex Party (Orgy for One specifically).” – OneDumbPony
“F*ck the Pain Away – Peaches is always my go to if I need to make people feel uncomfortable. It’s actually a solid song, if you like breakbeat.” – Scynful
“The Bad Touch (Bloodhound Gang) is a true classic.” – marshmallowhug
“Gloyhole by Steel Panther. Anything by Steel Panther should work!”
“Fist F’k by Rockb*tch.”