Entries Tagged as 'neighbors'
Writes Chelsa in Canada: “My first night moving in, I couldn’t find the bolts to put my bed frame back together, so I had to unpack some boxes and it was about 10 p.m. before I found them and could set up my bed. Moving sucks, right? Apparently at 10 p.m. on Saturday night, screwing in 8 bolts is THE WORST thing a person can do. This note was on my door in the morning.”
related: The Neighborhood Warning Wagon
Tags: Canada · neighbors · noise · smiley
Steve in Los Angeles says his dog has been having some separation anxiety, typically crying for about 30 minutes to an hour after Steve leaves for work. He recently found this oh-so-helpful advice taped to his front door. (His response: “WTF?!”)
Steve, just to put things in perspective, you might want to take a look at the Chicago approach:
related: My bite is work than your bark
Tags: "helpful" advice · Chicago · dogs · Los Angeles · neighbors · noise · warning
For a while now, our submitter in Australia says his neighbors — a couple in their mid-40s — have been complaining about his family’s “excessive noise.” It started, he says, with complaints about the sounds generated by their pool filter and their dryer.
“We accommodated by turning the filter off at night and reducing usage of the dryer,” he says, “but it escalated to them complaining about us talking inside our house with all the windows closed and the air conditioner running (during the day, mind you). Then they began coming over, literally banging on our door, complaining that the kids were being too loud while playing outside.”
David says the neighbors also started calling to complain to the real estate company from whom his family rents the house. The company’s response, below, made for a satisfying conclusion to the whole affair.
related: Will you please turn down the sound of your frogs?
Tags: Australia · landlords and property managers · most popular notes of 2013 · neighbors · noise · oh snap
It turns out Harry Potter had more than a little in common with his jerk of a father. (And yes, James Potter was a jerk — Yahoo! Answers says so!)
Meanwhile, on Diagon Alley…
related: Do these stilettos match my broomstick?
extra credit: How P-A Harry Potter fans deal with junk mail
extra extra credit: We Are Wizards [hulu.com]
Tags: neighbors · noise · p.s.
Adriana in Playa Del Rey, California said her husband found this note from a non-wind chime enthusiast taped to their outside of their condo building. “I personally love all the exclamation points,” Adriana says — “especially the cheery ‘thanks!’ at the bottom.”
related: Hello, 911? My neighbors are loud walkers!
Tags: California · neighbors · noise · not-so-veiled threats
David in Nottingham, England says that one of his neighbors has been continually leaving bags of junk in the building’s common area, despite the fact that the communal waste bin is located just a few feet away on the other side of the door.
David says the first (un-photographed) notice said something along the lines of, “Come on man, we’re not animals.” The management company then wrote a letter to all tenants — again, to no avail. Apparently, the only recourse left was to get Liam Neeson on the phone.
Meanwhile, in Allentown, Pennsylvania:
related: Dear Whoever Stole My Amazon Package
Tags: garbage · most popular notes of 2013 · neighbors · Nottingham · shameless meme-mongering · U.K.
Bill says he’s lived in the same building in Shenzhen, China for four years, “and the place still cracks me up, daily.” The latest from his building’s noticeboard:
related: Beware of falling hairballs
Tags: China · Clearly a non-native English speaker · landlords and property managers · neighbors
While at his parents’ house in Indiana for Christmas, Jay says his mother passed this card around to everyone, saying, “Can you believe this?!” The awkward part: Terry (not that Terry) is their next-door neighbor.
related: Happy Holidays! So glad we’re not together!
Tags: Christmas · holiday spirit · Indiana · neighbors
While admiring the neighborhood’s holiday decorations with his family, our submitter in Denver came across this “bokeh of Christmas joy.”
Noticing a folder of photocopied flyers labeled “please take one,” our submitter did so, and while his daughter stared in awe at the abundance of LED-powered holiday cheer, he gawped at the Grinch-like screed that accompanied it.
related: Merry Christmas…with an emphasis on the “meh”
extra credit: How much does it cost to decorate your house with Christmas lights? [boingboing.net]
Tags: Christmas · Denver · holiday spirit · neighbors · pointlessly self-censored profanity · vandalism
Ben in California says he got this notice in the mail a few days ago, though he’s not sure if the rest of the neighborhood got it, too. “These folks have lived there for about six months, but I’ve never talked to them. I guess now I know why.”
related: A not-so-subtle clue that your co-worker isn’t interested in small talk
Tags: neighbors · parking · small talk · way harsh