Receiving spam in your mailbox is no fun. Having to sift through what is real mail and what is actually just spam takes up a great deal of your precious time. Furthermore, it’s also a waste of paper. That means it’s a significant waste of our earth’s precious resources. Spam should actually be banned if you think about the consequences it has not only on our time but also on the environment.
One way to deal with unwanted spam is to leave a note for the mailman in hopes that he will abide by your requests. But it wouldn’t be any fun if your neighbor doesn’t get involved in the way that this person’s neighbor has inserted himself in the situation. Ah, thank goodness for a funny neighbor’s humor, that has turned an unpleasant situation into a funny one.
A Neighborly Note
Now, that's a wholesome neighborly note that we haven't seen in a while. Introducing a new dog into a neighborhood can be stressful for a lot of people, and even the dog too. Not only will the dog most likely bark a lot as they navigates their new environment, but the barking will most certainly be heard by the nearby neighbors.
This isn't always fun, but at least if the new dog's owners are nice enough to take the time and write a sweet note about this, then we can't really fault their noisy dog, now can we? We can all learn a thing or two from this informative neighborly note.
The Annoying Piano Playing Neighbor
On the one hand, we do feel sorry for the poor piano player. There's nothing worse than being told that someone no longer enjoys classical music since you started playing your piano. This is especially true if you've been practicing all the time, including on weekends.
But on the other hand, if this was our neighbor, we would probably leave a similar note. Perhaps we would tone down the harshness, though. Sorry, piano pal, but perhaps it's time to close your windows when you're playing piano or reconsider the times and frequencies that you're playing piano because, clearly, it's getting on your neighbor's last nerve.
We're not sure if there is a right or wrong way to deal with passive-aggressive notes from neighbors, but we're not sure if this is the right way. Perhaps another way to deal with such a situation is to 1. either ignore it completely and carry on with your life in a more discrete manner. Or 2. approach their passive-aggressive tone with a bit of humor.
In certain situations, humor can diffuse tense situations, whereas labeling the person as passive-aggressive may, in actual fact, make things worse. At least you can say you learned something new today about how to handle a 'passive-aggressive' note from a neighbor.
Discretion Is Best
It's difficult to take anyone who uses that many exclamation marks seriously. This punctuation mark sort of loses its function when it gets overused, like the way this person did in this note. Anyway, we'd love to get some more context of the 'said things' that went down in their neighbor's house, but for now, all we can do is assume.
We're guessing they did something that should not be seen by the general public. If that is the case, then we can't exactly disagree with the things that have been said in their note. Not all your neighbors want to see the things that are supposed to be going down behind closed doors. Especially not the neighbor who wrote this note. Perhaps they are right. Sometimes, discretion is best.