Entries Tagged as 'neighbors'
Our anonymous submitter lives in a 30-story condo building in Chicago. Her father works in the same building, and received this note in the suggestion box.
“I found the letter slipped under my door one day,” she says. “My dad had put it there after reading it with his boss. I’m sure he’s damn proud of his little girl!”
In her defense, our submitter believes the notes allegations to be more than a bit exaggerated. “I have never (that I can remember) regurgitated in the garage,” she says, adding, in the immortal words of Salt n Pepa: “If I wanna take a guy home with me tonight/IT’S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS!”
Tags: Chicago · danger · drizzunk · drugs · excessive underlining · exclamation-point happy!!!! · Moms & Dads · neighbors · noise · nonsensical spacing · not-so-veiled threats · sex sex sex · spelling and grammar police
Amy in Seattle says her favorite part of the note is the children (Please, think of the children!) but I was most impressed by the use of both “being effected” and “being impacted” in a single sentence. Those loud, “vulgar-related” noises might, in fact, be the sound of English teachers around the world crying out in agony.
Then there’s this one, from William over at lowercase l. It was slipped into his mailbox in Brooklyn by a neighbor several years (and girlfriends) ago. considering the awkwardness of the situation, I find it’s actually quite civil. It’s interesting, though, how people feel the need to give elaborate, vaguely scientific justifications (the acoustical properties of the windows, REM sleep) for why they don’t want to hear you getting it on.
Tags: Brooklyn · neighbors · Seattle · sex sex sex · spelling and grammar police
Thanks to Elliette for passing this along for her friend in Manhattan.
And as a bonus, a classic passive-aggressive noise complaint from the fantastic Found magazine:
Tags: music · neighbors · New York · noise · Ohio · pleasantries as afterthought · thanks (but not really)
This one — from Cassandra in Toronto — makes me wince. Seriously, ouch.
Tags: "helpful" advice · CAPS LOCK · elevator · neighbors · rhetorical question · Toronto
(Spotted by Kyla in Regina, Saskatchewan.)
Tags: Canada · neighbors · newspaper · Saskatchewan · signed with love · stealing
Robert in Sacramento found this one on the wall of his apartment building’s laundry room. Says Robert: “On the surface, I don’t think this sign is too bad. The underlining of “time” and the “thanks a lot!!” at the end push it over the top for me.”
Tags: California · laundry · neighbors · Sacramento
Writes Heidi in Kansas City, Missouri: “In my building, the decorating committee of condo owners added lamps to the hallway tables on each floor. Someone started turning the lamps off on some floors, and someone else left this note on the bulletin board in the building’s laundry room. Gotta love that festive holiday stationery!”
Tags: holiday spirit · Kansas City · lighting · neighbors · nice stationery
My personal favorite from Sara’s oh-so-delightful Office Sign Project.
Tags: garbage · neighbors · spelling and grammar police
Tim found this note in the basement storeroom of an apartment building in Kiel, Germany:
Tim’s rough translation:
THANKS for filling [up the storeroom]!!!
I was able to get to the meter just SUPER!!!
tenant 5/1 [fifth floor, first apartment]
[hand written at the bottom] Many thanks from me too, tenant 5/2
Tags: Deutsche · exclamation-point happy!!!! · neighbors
mike in paris brings us this petit message passif-agressif:
<<paris – 28 may 2007
one must do one’s work during the daytime and NOT at night, or else it’s the police that will be working!
for the last time!>>
Tags: Francais · neighbors · noise · Paris