Entries Tagged as 'noise'
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?
related: Hello, 911? My neighbors are loud walkers!
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.”
related: Lord of the Laundry Room
Tags: "polite notice" · laundry · London · neighbors · noise · rebuttals
Short, and if not necessarily sweet, it gets the point across. I think I’d have to give this sign a snarky thumbs up.
related: On jamming
Tags: music · neighbors · noise · smartass
Writes Eric: “My sister and her boss got a little tired of the constant banter outside their offices.”
(Note: This above sign is not to be confused with the “no cankle zone” delineated by a competing faction of office mean girls.)
related: The Office LOL Police
Tags: mean girls · noise · office · way harsh
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
Today’s special comes to us from New York City, at the entrance to the building’s roof deck. (Just in time for summer, when the entire city already smells like urine and garbage!)
Meanwhile, Jenny spotted this outside a three-story office building in Vancouver, B.C.
related: Dear Bob, please do not pee out your bedroom window
Tags: dogs · ellipses-crazed · New York · newspaper · noise · piss · shit
As it turns out, a surprisingly large number of American apartment buildings are pachyderm-friendly. (It’s the owners that are the problem, of course.)
related: How now, Mad Cow?
Tags: neighbors · noise · shit
“When my downstairs neighbour first moved in, I thought we would be friends,” says our submitter in Montreal. “We go to the same school, we’re around the same age, and we both love pets. (I have a cat and a dog, she has four cats.)” And yes, she says, “Every day — after 10 a.m., before 8 p.m. — I vacuum my house. She can have fun with all her cat-hair dust bunnies — I’ll stick to my cleaning schedule, thanks!”
Like our submitter in Montreal, I’ll admit that, as the owner of a dog who sheds quite a bit, I also vacuum pretty much every day. So if that makes me a “FILTHY DIRTBAG,” I guess I prefer that to becoming like “Dirty Lady #2.”
related: I’m dirty and I love it
Tags: bold-underlined-caps · cleaning · Montreal · noise
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