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How to tell your neighbor they are too loud
« on: September 08, 2010, 12:00:34 PM »
A perennial topic here on E-hell...but here is a new method:



From Passive Aggressive Notes
http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/2010/09/07/paging-jane-goodall

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Re: How to tell your neighbor they are too loud
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2010, 12:23:14 PM »
I love it ;D Nothing like drawing someone a picture and then bribing with a little candy. I bet the upstairs neighbor thinks before they stomp.

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Re: How to tell your neighbor they are too loud
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2010, 12:28:57 PM »
Awesome. This note is actually not passive-agressive. It says, "Please don't stomp. Here's some candy." What's PA about that?

If I was in 14302 I'd think this was hilarious. ;D
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Re: How to tell your neighbor they are too loud
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2010, 12:46:56 PM »
I love it. I also wouldn't think it PA. Some times it is hard to get in contact with others due to schedule and what not. As long as the note (and bribe :D) went directly to the person in 14302, rather than a public display I say go for it!

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Re: How to tell your neighbor they are too loud
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2010, 03:50:19 PM »
It's cute, no doubt about it, but if I were the loud neighbour I would much rather get a politely written note asking me to be more quiet. I can see how the little picture might tick someone off.

The candy does help, though!
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Re: How to tell your neighbor they are too loud
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2010, 03:58:54 PM »
Maybe I'm seeing a different picture but I don't see "Please don't stomp. Here's some candy." I see an obnoxious picture and a note that says "Here's some candy, don't be mad".  This would not entice me to be more quiet at all... unless I knew for a fact a mentally handicapped person or child was responsible.

If you want something, the best way to get it is to simply ask.  Drawing obnoxious pictures - most upstairs neighbors are not in fact "stomping" they are simply walking and sound is carrying - is not an effective form of communication as far as I'm concerned.  I also object to people telling me how to feel ("don't be mad") - make your request if you want, but don't tell me how to feel or think.

I agree its not "passive aggressive" though, its straight up "aggressive aggressive" - it accuses the upstairs folks of essentially jumping.

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Re: How to tell your neighbor they are too loud
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2010, 04:01:45 PM »
I would not be bothered by this at all.  I'd enjoy the candy and try to walk more quietly.  And probably get to know my neighbors. 

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Re: How to tell your neighbor they are too loud
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2010, 10:31:14 PM »
I find cartoons very friendly generally, so I didn't get "obnoxious" out of the picture. I do wonder why the artist drew so many people in apartment 14303 though. ;D

I agree that it would be better to ask in person though. Sometimes your schedule never overlaps with your neighbours and you have to leave a note though.
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Re: How to tell your neighbor they are too loud
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2010, 11:01:53 PM »
I think it's cute. But candy works better than flattery, in my book :D

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Re: How to tell your neighbor they are too loud
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2010, 11:05:22 PM »
I think it's cute. But candy works better than flattery, in my book :D

Ditto. But both work pretty well on me. And I looove Heath bars!
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Re: How to tell your neighbor they are too loud
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2010, 10:18:56 AM »
Not obnoxious at all to me (and I doubt a mentally handicapped person or child wrote the note!) I love cartoons, they are cute and friendly to me. I would laugh, eat the candy and try to walk more softly.

If someone is angered by this then asking in person to not stomp imo would not work much better!

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Re: How to tell your neighbor they are too loud
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2010, 10:29:11 AM »
It looks to me that the people in the downstairs apartment were apologizing for having a loud party by sending up some candy and a note.   ;D

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Re: How to tell your neighbor they are too loud
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2010, 10:35:56 AM »
It looks to me that the people in the downstairs apartment were apologizing for having a loud party by sending up some candy and a note.   ;D
That is how I read it as well.
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Re: How to tell your neighbor they are too loud
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2010, 10:45:03 AM »
I think it's cute. But candy works better than flattery, in my book :D

Ditto. But both work pretty well on me. And I looove Heath bars!
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Re: How to tell your neighbor they are too loud
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2010, 11:21:47 AM »
I suspect people in apartments don't realise how much noise is natural. I bet the upstairs neighbour is going about their business walking as normal and the sound simply echoes. If I were the upstairs neighbour I wouldn't be impressed by being characterised as angry person who stomps and needs candy to be persuaded to be sweeter. I don't even eat candy!

If I were the upstairs neighbour I'd invite one of the downstairs girls to come up and walk about in my apartment and prove I wasn't stomping. If I hadn't been put off by PA note, that is.