Visual aids always help

May 30th, 2007 · 18 comments

From Lars in San Francisco.

Please get yourself a pair of slippers so the person downstairs from you could get some sleep. Try to lift the chair, not dragging it.

FILED UNDER: neighbors · noise · San Francisco · sleeping · visual aids

18 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Joe Drinker

    Hmm. Apartment 6 must not know about the near-nil sound deadening properties of a pair of newspaper sandals. But “A” for effort.

    May 31, 2007 at 12:29 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #2   aniche

    quirky stuff but smart nevertheless!cool!
    hey check out my blog as well.some funny stuff in there as well.American idol finale, mj auction etc.

    May 31, 2007 at 2:42 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Hunki

      Yeah, real funny stuff, I tell you.

      Jul 23, 2008 at 5:43 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #3   mel

    Newspaper slips, eh? They’ve taken “helpfulness” to a whole new level…

    May 31, 2007 at 8:58 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #4   nickwill

    If you like this, check this

    May 31, 2007 at 10:30 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #5   rajjbbot

    it was the asian guy!

    May 31, 2007 at 11:50 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #6   joebec

    i’m loving the sandals! and to think, all this time i’ve been BUYING shoes!! DUUUHHH!

    May 31, 2007 at 12:11 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #7   oldskychaos

    Maybe they should send down a pair of newspaper ear-plugs

    May 31, 2007 at 3:00 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Jody

      oldskychaos, just read this and…

      …I love you!

      Aug 29, 2008 at 12:10 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #8   awittykitty

    I think I used to live downstairs from that person…except they had twin daughters. Even their cat was loud.

    May 31, 2007 at 5:58 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #9   huh

    am i the only one who don’t get it? what would the slippers help prevent of noise? and whats with the lift the chain comment?

    Jun 1, 2007 at 7:00 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #10   doug

    I think it says lift the chair, not chain

    Jun 4, 2007 at 5:34 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   jelloegg bang

      Aha! That’s what it said. I couldn’t figure it out.

      Jul 3, 2008 at 2:25 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #11   ethel

    Love it!!!
    I used to be the person in the apartment above… I once offered to learn the art of levitation as it was impossible to even tiptoe over the creaky old floors without making a sound. At least my downstairs neighbour came to talk to me about it in person… :)

    Jun 5, 2007 at 10:00 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #12   Joey's Stinky Foot

    I can sympathize. My boyfriend and I live in an apartment building and the people directly upstairs from us must have lead in their shoes and apparently, they never sleep. Sometimes it sounds as if they’re rearranging their furniture up there, and sometimes this goes on well after 10pm. Then one Sunday morning, on the only morning I have to sleep in, they started running the vacuum cleaner at nine in the GD morning! I’d had enough at that point, so I marched right out of bed and headed upstairs despite my boyfriend’s suggestion to not say anything. Instead of going the passive-aggressive route and leaving an angry note on the door, I knocked right on her door and gave the vacuuming woman a “what for!” I told her that if she didn’t cut the noise early in weekend mornings and late and night, I’d call the cops on her for disrupting the peace.
    She never pulled THAT crap, again. Now, at least, the noise is contained to normal waking hours.

    Jul 3, 2008 at 3:44 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #13   dirtyjersey

    does that guy have a stiffy?

    Oct 11, 2008 at 11:12 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #14   heather em

    yeah, apartment life. ::sigh::
    This is nowhere near as passive aggressive as me, the time i had put 75¢ into the machine to do my laundry, after pouring the soap in, and a girl came into the laundry room saying that she was “there first” and pointed to her laundry basket of dirty clothes, which was hiding behind the dryer “so it wouldn’t get stolen”. i started to argue but she was looking at me with so much venom in her eyes that i simply bitched out and smiled and said, “Oh, no problem! You know, i’ve already put money and soap in here, go ahead and use it because your time is obviously more important than mine.” and i marched out. To her credit, she actually looked pretty horrified. But seriously, what did she *think* was going to happen? i can’t remove the soap and quarters, lady! Crikey.

    Feb 9, 2009 at 9:56 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #15   Here's some candy. Don't be mad. |

    [...] Please get yourself some slippers. [...]

    Sep 7, 2010 at 8:46 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up


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