Tuesday, March 13, 2007

so tired of these people

My neighbors, the note-leaving ones, are at it again:

On the door of the trash chute/recycling room, it reads:

"To whoever,

Put garbage in front of my door, at least have the courage to knock and make a complaint like a concerned citizen, instead of leaving garbage and a note like a coward!"

No, it was not I who left the garbage and the note.

There have only been about oh, what, 35,000,000,000 notes to the effect of THROW YOUR GARBAGE DOWN THE CHUTE, especially if it's FOOD GARBAGE, on account of it brings VERMIN.

And no, I'm not a perfect neighbor either; but at least...well, is it just me? Or is that the note of a not-quite-right person? I mean, do you take her* at her word?
Or do you, like me, read this as:

"How DARE you not identify yourself to me so I can unleash MY FULL WRATH ON YOU!!!

p.s. I'm still not taking any responsibility for not throwing away my crap."


*I'm not positive, but I'm pret-ty sure this is the same neighbor who, at least twice that I've encountered now, has left her front door wide open while she screams at her boyfriend/partner at the top of her lungs.

15 comments:

Phlegmatic said...

"leaving garbage and a note like a coward"

What an odd way to write a complaint note. Next youll probably see: "I can take this garbage based infringement no longer! My soul cries out for retribution! I shall meet you - the mystery-note-leaver - outside at 8am tomorrow morning for pistols at dawn!"

I do sympathise with you though; bad neighbours are the worst. Im considering buying a battering ram to let next door know that late weekday night is not a good time for loud music. Or perhaps some Special Forces breaching equipment. And a submachine gun.

belledame222 said...

if you do, let me know how it goes...

belledame222 said...

and yeah, if you read the link, the last note by I'm-99%-sure-this-person read:

"nobody asked you to mess with it, that was suppose to be left there. stop playing with everyone's trash you filthy animal :-) "

Phlegmatic said...

Will do. Its odd really, as we have had rubbish problems somewhat similar to your neighbours with our next door as well. They put their month old rat festering rubbish bages in some workers skip, after it had been sitting outside for weeks on end. Of course the workers knew where it was from and put it right back where it belonged. Then we had our neighbour (who is supposed to be a police officer funnily enough) come round complaining about how we ratted them out. Ahem....

Plus I sometimes hear them having sex at night but it doesnt last very long. I just wrap a pillow round my head for about two minutes and its done with.

I am sorry though, Ive gone jabbering on about my own neighbourly problems. Ill hit the publish button for the heck of it though.

I do hope you dont get anymore hypocritical rage filled notes though. Again Im sorry for my pre-bedtime rant.

Nanette said...

I have very good neighbors, for once. I hope they never move. Well, at least not till after I do.

I live in a 4plex, and the occupants of other three places are rarely home, so that might have something to do with it...

belledame222 said...

"no neighbors is good neighbors..."

Tina-cious said...

lol don't feel bad... it doesn't get much better when you buy a house either...

Rootietoot said...

How about throwing the garbage down the chute yourself, and leaving a syrupy "You're Welcome" note. Or is that too Southern?

lilcollegegirl said...

sorry about your note issues. I'm having a somewhat similar drama with my roomies on our message board as related to chores in general which has ended, irritatingly, with one of my roommates moving into a downstairs apartment (with another friend of mine, we rented out the whole house) with no warning whatsoever (if another roommate hadn't caught her in the act, we still wouldn't know why she'd left or where she'd gone). Which wouldn't be so terrible if she hadn't taken most of the living room furniture and more importantly, the microwave, with her. The living room is pretty much fine now, cause we put some big pillows and stuff to sit on in there, but the lack of microwave is extremely annoying. I wonder if she considered that it might be easier to just tell the one roomie who is being nasty to knock it off already and renegotiate rather than move all her worldly possessions. Sorry...rant over now.

ArrogantWorm said...

...with no warning whatsoever (if another roommate hadn't caught her in the act, we still wouldn't know why she'd left or where she'd gone)

...

I wonder if she considered that it might be easier to just tell the one roomie who is being nasty to knock it off already and renegotiate rather than move all her worldly possessions.


It sounds like she might have issues with confrontation. In which case, it's easier to move all your worldly possessions. Less mental hassle that way.

Cassandra Says said...

OK, so your neighbors are clearly insane. I'd probably implement Rootie's solution, but then I used to live in the South too.
In my place we have a shared laundry room. One neighbor takes other people's laundry out of both the washer and the dryer (before it's dry yet and before the washer has finished spinning) and dumps it on the counter. She also uses the quarters that have been left waiting in the washer and dryer by the person who was intending to do another load. She's still pouting about being confronted and told not to do that any more.
She also plays really annoying and very loud techno at 3AM, which is even more inconsiderate when you realise that the couple in the apartment above hers have an infant.
Also note that there are only 2 people in the complex who she acknowledges in passing. We're the only ones other than herself who are white. She won't even nod at any of the other neighbors.
Lovely girl all around, really.

Hummingbyrd said...

*I'm not positive, but I'm pret-ty sure this is the same neighbor who, at least twice that I've encountered now, has left her front door wide open while she screams at her boyfriend/partner at the top of her lungs.
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Um Uncontrolled Rage.

De.li.cious.

lilcollegegirl said...

Well, I'm really not sure, since the last time I talked to her, she was going to try to talk to everyone about it (and left a note to that effect), and then apparently changed her mind.

rey said...

Leave a note saying:

"How dare you leave a note, instead of having the courage to knock on every door and find out who put the garbage in front of your door. You clearly don't realize that when one trangresses, it is the victim of the transgression who must pursue the transgressor thereby truly establishing the role as vicitm instead of just making a point and getting on with their lives. Fucktard."

Bint Alshamsa said...

Just one nutty neighbor? My aren't you lucky! My bedroom shares a wall with the bedroom of the apartment behind mine. We named them Mr & Mrs Domestic Violence because they just love fighting about all kinds of shit at 6am all the freakin time. Then recently we got some new neighbors in the apartment that faces ours and shares the courtyard with us. They like to fuss outside their door in the middle of the night. I don't understand why you'd go outside to fuss that loud when you have an apartment you could do that in. At first we thought it might be because they have children and they didn't want the kids to hear it but then we realized that if we could hear them from across the courtyard with our doors closed and on the next floor, anybody inside of their apartment could hear them too.