Saturday, August 21, 2010

Hate Mail from our neighbors

It began with our neighbor, fed up with the pitter patter of little feet actually implying that we increased the noise when she gets home from work (because I keep track of ALL my neighbors' work schedules)

It ended with,

"ps-I thought you knew better than this."

I want to write one back saying,

"Sorry we disturbed you. ps-I thought you remembered what it was like when your kids were toddlers."


Amy said...

So the question is: How does she know if you increase the noise when she gets home from work, if she's working and not in her home?

Tell her that the pitter patter of little feet is part of the apartment experience. If she doesn't like it she needs to move to single family living or a one story appartment (do they have those?)
"I thought you knew better than this"? so are you supposed to lock your kids up in a closet so they don't run around the house? Maybe that's what she did with her kids.

Send her your letter!

Lindsay said...

I would have a hard time holding my tongue on this one. You totally need to write her a letter back--since that is her way of communicating. :) Honestly though, you can't make your kids not run around, that is what they do, doesn't that lady know?? I'm sorry you have to deal with this. Good luck!

Emily said...

This woman sounds nuts. If she's so opposed to the sound of feet, perhaps she should look into a top floor apartment. What's the current thought on how long you'll be in this apartment? Or how 'bout your neighbor? Ha!

Katie said...

and ps that's apartment living

Heather said...

I agree, send her a letter back since she is not the confrontational face to face type. I agree with Amy, this is apartment living and you have to expect noises. She's obviously irritated after a day at work and expects to come home to peace and quiet but hello?? she chose to share walls so she needs to deal with it. Personally, I'd rather here pitter patter of kids feet than noisy college base pounding through the walls! Good luck, let us know what you end up doing.

Laura said...

I wouldn't write her back. That's probably what she wants. And when you see her just smile and say hello like nothing is wrong...because nothing is wrong.