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.
We’re So Sorry About Your Ebb and Flow
This is a whole lot of words that basically come down to, “You’re parking somewhere I don’t like, and I’m going to make up reasons to get you to move.” Maybe this person is parking on the street (which would certainly, in the words of the note, "certainly ruin the ebb and flow," whatever that means).
Maybe the person was parking in front of the note-giver’s property, which would make us a little more willing to be on their side. Some of us have probably had to deal with something like this, so we might be ready to get in line behind the person who left this note so we can leave our own. Honestly, though, this note seems a little more mean-spirited. “Ebb and flow.” Give us a break.
Not So Much an Announcement as a Notification
It seems the neighbors have all seen enough and decided they would leave a note. Quite a fancy note, too. Not everybody is an expert at two-way glass, and it seems that the person who installed this one wasn’t paying attention to which side of it was supposed to go in. The people who used the bathroom didn’t notice since they couldn’t see out – it was just frosted glass to them. No problem.
But the people who could see in figured it would be best to let them know there was, indeed, a problem. How much did they see before they figured they needed to leave a message? This kind of note is embarrassing, but it’s like being told your fly is down – you’d rather be told than find out yourself after getting home from the opera.
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.
Are You a Note-Leaving Neighbor?
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?