Entries Tagged as 'neighbors'
Our unapologetic submitter, Patrick from Orlando, Florida, says he’s always been more of a dog person. One day, he says, “I got fed up with the perpetual harassment of this neighborhood cat: getting into my trash, jumping onto my car, and might have even given me ringworm once.” His response?
Adds Patrick: “Crazy cat ladies must have some sort of sixth sense because I had an angry visitor at my front door within 15 minutes. To this day, Snowball still roams free.”
related: The story of STUPID CAT
extra credit: Call for Cat Curfew [thecourier.com.au]
Tags: cats · neighbors · Orlando
Today on Passive-Aggressive Poetry Corner: A note our submitter from Maryland found slid under the door of her top-floor apartment.
related: Ever wonder what it would be like sharing an office with William Carlos Williams?
Tags: Maryland · neighbors · noise · pure poetry
Dear late-night cat: plz discipline ur lady. kthxbai.
related: Please walk your elephant quietly!
Tags: "helpful" advice · cats · most popular notes of 2013 · neighbors · noise · Oakland
Toby in the U.K. found this note taped to his front door, and found it a bit baffling — not to mention disturbing — given that he doesn’t own a cat. “I can only imagine what these ‘defensive measures’ might be,” Toby says. “I hope the cat in question can avoid them.”
And when it comes to the idea of “disciplining” your cat, I can’t even imagine what that might mean.
(just click the image below to enlarge)
related: Your cat. Your choice.
Tags: cats · neighbors · not-so-veiled threats · Oops? · questionable logic · U.K.
Hannah in Austin made the poster to the right — inspired by one of her favorite poets, Mary Oliver — and hung it in her window. A few weeks later, she woke up to find that her next-door neighbor had added a piece of his own.
related: I have a problem with your window manners
Tags: Austin · neighbors · smartass
Our submitter in Chicago says that there a used to be a trash can near the front door of her apartment building, but because it was always overwhelming with doggie poop bags and other smelly trash, she wasn’t sad to see it go. Apparently, some of her neighbors are still in denial.
related: I don’t want to touch the bathroom door handle, so I’m just going to toss my paper towel on the floor
Tags: Chicago · garbage · neighbors · rebuttals · that's trashy
Writes our submitter in Philadelphia: “We do not have air-conditioned hallways in my building, so there’s been an ongoing debate on my floor about how open the hallway windows need to be for maximum airflow.” Suddenly…SCIENCE!
related: A/C, windows, and Kelvin’s law of thermodynamics
Tags: It's science! · neighbors · Philadelphia · signed with love · temperature
Writes our submitter in Denver: “I parked my ’82 VW van in the closest guest spot to my home about a week ago, as I’ve been cleaning it out to sell it. Then I was sick for a few days so I didn’t leave the house. Today I found this on the windshield.”
related: It’s my spot and I’ll park what I want to
Tags: car · exclamation-point happy!!!! · neighbors · parking · so this is a thing?
Submission-wise, it’s been a slow week. So, hey, why not open the can of worms that is The Great Outdoor Cat Debate? (Eeek.)
Amy says her Atlanta neighborhood is constantly plastered with “missing cat” signs. This one, though, was a little different.
related: Barking Mad
Tags: Atlanta · cats · most popular notes of 2013 · neighbors · not-so-veiled threats · warning
Rachel in the U.K. found this note pushed through the letterbox this morning. “This the first note either I or my boyfriend have had regarding any kind of ‘leek,’” she says. “I just checked both the bathroom and the kitchen for anything watery where it shouldn’t be and there’s nothing, so I’m very confused. I’m not sure what she wants us to sort, either. Exciting stuff!”
related: Drippy faucets
Tags: bathroom · neighbors · spelling and grammar police · U.K.