Entries Tagged as 'neighbors'
September 26th, 2014 · 26 Comments
Out submitter in Chicago notes that, remarkably enough, within a day or so of this note being posted (or rather, secured with packing tape to the floor), the oh-so-pretty doormat magically reappeared!
(I’d like to imagine that this was the stolen doormat in question.)
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extra credit: How to keep a doormat from being stolen [metafilter.com]
Tags: Chicago · neighbors · stealing
So…what is it about the Minnesota suburbs that makes the idea of killing someone’s pet the height of hilarity?
At least in Seattle they try to be a bit poetic about it.
(Thanks to Scott, Karen, and Sarah for submitting!)
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Tags: dogs · neighbors · shit
Spotted by Andy at his apartment complex in San Francisco. #kidstoday!!!
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Tags: neighbors · noise · odor
We all love a good drama, don’t we?
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Tags: neighbors · noise · spurned lover
Danielle in Baltimore says copies of this notice were posted on electrical poles, fences, and doors all around her apartment complex.
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Tags: Baltimore · cats · clip art catastrophe · neighbors
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.”
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Tags: California · flowers, trees, houseplants & gardens · neighbors
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?
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?
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Tags: neighbors · noise · sarcasm · sleeping · Sydney · you know who you are
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.”
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Tags: "polite notice" · laundry · London · neighbors · noise · rebuttals
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.”
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.”
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.
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Tags: a matter of taste · kinda creepy · military · neighbors · p.s. · sex sex sex · Texas
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?
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extra credit: A baby elephant takes its first steps [youtube]
Tags: Arizona · kids · neighbors · not-so-veiled threats