There are a few things about this neighbor’s note that scream, “I’m British.” Firstly, they have used the term ‘rubbish chute,’ which is the same as the garbage opening for those of you who didn’t quite catch that. Secondly, they also refer to an apartment as a flat, which may definitely confuse some.
The thing that really had us in tears was the fact they considered the word ‘pie’ an offensive insult. It doesn’t get funnier than this, and we have to thank whichever Brit made this post for giving us a good laugh today. We also love how they mentioned that they really didn’t want to become one of those ‘note-leaving neighbors.’ Haha! Are you a note-leaving neighbor?
Things That Go Bang in the Night
People living in apartments become accustomed to a lot of things. The sounds of people walking over your head, people running down the hallway, smells that might be coming in from balconies, or other things like that. They can be dealt with mostly, but if you can’t sleep over a period of nights, they get harder and harder to stomach.
A really loud, rhythmic knocking sound while you're trying to sleep – and it’s very likely right above your head – is one of the worst, and everybody knows exactly why it’s happening, too. Plenty of people have written or received these notes, begging for a little bit of peace and quiet. It can be a touchy subject. And not just because of all the bodily contact that is happening.
Vandalism Is Not the Way to Go
There's leaving a note for neighbors in a civil manner with an actual piece of paper, and then there's this. We get the frustration about a barking dog that never ends, but to go and write on someone's wall with an actual marker is another thing. We can totally see how people do stupid things when they are going through fits of rage, but vandalizing someone else's property like this is definitely not the way we would have handled a situation like this.
We just hope that this isn't a permanent marker, as every action has a reaction, and we could totally see how this has the potential to completely rile some people up, and that would just start a neighbor war. So, we definitely don't recommend doing this when your neighbor's dog's back gets out of hand.
There's nothing quite like making someone feel stupid than writing a note like this one. To tell someone that their dog is smarter than them is quite an insult, and we can't think of a better way to insult someone without using some bad words.
But in all fairness, we also don't understand why someone would place a bag of dog poop up against a fence as though it's some sort of trophy. This would definitely get the better of some, like the person who wrote this note. Who knows, perhaps it had been a while since the dog made such a good poop, but still, we don't need to know about that buddy.
Each to Their Own
We get that everyone has their own sorts of hobbies that they choose to fill their time with when they are in the privacy of their own home. Some people like to read books, while others prefer to cook or get creative with some arts or crafts. This person's neighbor is one of many people out there who like to smoke things up in their spare time.
We totally respect their choices, but when your hobby starts intervening with the odors of someone else's apartment, then we totally get why some neighbors would want to write a note like this. And we don't blame them. They are also not asking for much, except that the smoker may perform their hobby at a slightly different spot so that the smell doesn't carry over to other apartments. It seems pretty fair, in our honest opinion.