Entries Tagged as 'neighbors'

Does your cat have a death wish?

July 28th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Danielle in Baltimore says copies of this notice were posted on electrical poles, fences, and doors all around her apartment complex.

Does your cat have a death wish?

 

related: I’m a cat. It’s okay for me to be outside. (OR IS IT?!)

Tags: Baltimore · cats · clip art catastrophe · neighbors

The taking tree

July 10th, 2014 · 54 Comments

Our submitter lives in a group of eight cottages in Alameda, California. She writes: “One of my neighbors, Mark, has a lemon tree and he always tells everyone to ‘Help themselves!’ However, last week, someone took the last lemon — which really upset Mark. A couple hours later, we noticed what looked like a peach on the lemon tree.”

The Taking Tree

related: The right to bear fruit

Tags: California · flowers, trees, houseplants & gardens · neighbors

Sleepless in Sydney

June 22nd, 2014 · 48 Comments

William in Sydney spotted this note on the notice board of an apartment block he was visiting. If you’re going to tackle a DIY project, I reckon that Saturday morning is as good a time as any, no?

To the unit undergoing renovations, you know who you are, I wanted to thank you for the loud drilling on a Saturday morning. It was really considerate of you and I'm sure you gave a thought to your neighbors. I work late shift at the hospital, so thank you again, I really appreciate the lack of sleep. --Your neighbors you know. Fellow residents in the building

Confidential to the notewriter: As someone who also a) lives in an apartment complex and b) works the night shift at a hospital, I’m surprised you haven’t figured out by now that the world doesn’t revolve around you and your schedule. The graveyard shift is already taking years off your life. How about you do everyone a favor and use some of that sweet shift differential to buy yourself a pair of earplugs?

related: Hello, 911? My neighbors are loud walkers!

 

Tags: neighbors · noise · sarcasm · sleeping · Sydney · you know who you are

Polite notice, terrible font

June 12th, 2014 · 128 Comments

Rebecca in London spotted this notice in her boyfriend’s block of flats. “While it’s true you do notice washing machines running, they’re not that loud,” she says. “On the night of the note being ‘edited’, there was defiant laundry running at 11:30pm.”

Polite notice (TERRIBLE FONT) Let's be considerate neighbors

related: Lord of the Laundry Room

Tags: "polite notice" · laundry · London · neighbors · noise · rebuttals

“I’m not creepy, I swear”

June 9th, 2014 · 82 Comments

Writes our submitter in Texas: “We live on a military installation, where the housing is notoriously small and right on top of each other. We’ve gotten to know our neighbors very well, and the author of this note is most likely someone we consider a good friend.”

Dear #7- My wife wants me to tell you to tell your wife to stop

Our submitter humble-brags that yes, his wife is incredibly attractive, but insists that her clothing isn’t overtly “sexy” — tank tops and shorts, yes, but not crop tops and hot pants.  However, he says, “Since we discovered this on Friday, my wife has taken to wearing baggy t-shirts and sweatpants when she’s out in the yard. I don’t blame her one bit.”

Dear #7- My wife wants me to tell you to tell your wife to stop "dressing sexy" because it's offensive or something. Sorry but your wife is hot and I would appreciate it if she didn't bend to my wife's crazy jealousy. But if she asks feel free to tell her I asked her to dress "more appropriately!" I'm also jealous - that you get to hit that every night. Those kids are adopted, right?!?  - the neighbors   PS if your wife really wants to piss her off, tell her to wear that hot pink thing with the strings and the matching pink stripper shoes!!!   PPS I'm not creepy I swear, I just appreciate a fine looking woman when I see one!

Amping up the creepiness factor, our submitter adds that his wife DOES own a pair of pink shoes – but she’s never worn them outside the house.

related: (Don’t fear) the creeper

Tags: a matter of taste · kinda creepy · military · neighbors · p.s. · sex sex sex · Texas

A bit of a spat over the pitter-patter of little feet

May 21st, 2014 · 156 Comments

Holly in Glendale, Arizona says her one-year-old daughter just learned how to walk, and (as toddlers do)  enjoys toddling around the apartment. Holly and her husband have tried explaining this to the downstairs neighbors, to no avail. “They bang on the ceiling, which scares the living sh*t out of my little girl,” Holly says, and have called the cops  — “whose response was to apologize for disturbing us.”

Now, Holly says, “As soon as my one-year-old walks into the kitchen, the woman who lives below us will immediately run up our stairs and throw herself against our door, screaming and threatening us.”

I feel you, Holly, but maybe those “my first stilettos” are a bit much?

Don't know what the hell you are doing up there all night but you do have neighbors whom live below you. The noise, stomping, and banging has got to stop. If it doesn't a complaint will be made and if it still continues the police. Please be courteous.

related: Please walk your elephant quietly!

extra credit: A baby elephant takes its first steps [youtube]

Tags: Arizona · kids · neighbors · not-so-veiled threats

Jock block

May 5th, 2014 · 52 Comments

Michael in Las Vegas went to pick up his mail today and spotted this cocky little note:

Whoever has my package that was delivered Wednesday April 23.....I hope you are enjoying my athletic supporter. It's to protect your balls....which obviously you have none! [sic]

related: Your ultra charmin’ neighbor

Tags: Las Vegas · neighbors · stealing

Taking the trash out with your junk out

March 27th, 2014 · 42 Comments

Colette recently caught a glimpse of this note — though not the offender in question — in her U.K. apartment building.

To the man at no. 105: When taking your bins out please cover up. I don't want my kids seeing your genitals. Regards, The Rest of the Building

related: Be more private with yourself

Tags: actually totally reasonable · garbage · neighbors · Won't somebody think of the children?

Good subs, bad subs

March 19th, 2014 · 71 Comments

Short, and if not necessarily sweet, it gets the point across. I think I’d have to give this sign a snarky thumbs up.

(don't) drop the bass

related: On jamming

Tags: music · neighbors · noise · smartass

I don’t know you, and this is crazy, but your boyfriend’s hot, and your parking’s lazy.

February 3rd, 2014 · 80 Comments

Writes Candice in Kansas: “I woke up to this on my car this morning. I don’t not know if I should be pissed they are creepin’ on my man or to just laugh uncontrollably.”

(Dear notewriter: Notice she didn’t say “…or stop parking there.”)

Hi, I don't really know you, in fact, I don't at all! You live upstairs and have a hot boyfriend/maybe just a roommate or friend with an adorable puppy. One time, however, you did give me a dirty look, but I've gotten over it. I write this to beg you to stop being lazy with your parking. I get it, t's cold. Life sucks and who wants to park in back. But where you parked now is blocking cars from getting in the drive. You totally are an inventor because you invented some new LAZY GIRL SPOT that's 4 feet from the door! I think you're a brilliant inventor but maybe move back 10 feet. You're not the only person alive! p.s. SORRY NOTE SORRY I love your boyfriend

related: She’s mine. All mine!

 

Tags: Kansas · kinda creepy · neighbors · parking