Thursday, June 11, 2009

Writer's Workshop: A Letter...

A Letter:

Dearest Apartment Neighbors,

I would like to kindly remind you that you live in an APARTMENT community, therefore you will have to share a wall, parking, and other things with others. Since you are sharing, I'd like to remind you to do it respectfully and kindly.

To the neighbor who finds it necessary to slam your door EVERY TIME you enter and exit your home - please stop. I get that sometimes the wind will catch it and blow, but not every day! Did you ever think that maybe it causes things to fall of walls? Or, perhaps that your neighbor might have a headache and not want to deal with your slamming of the door? Do you not understand the word considerate?

To that same neighbor who seems to think she owns the first two closest spots, um, you don't. Now if there was say, assigned parking, then yes, you would have the right to park there, but I don't find it the least bit fair that you leave a car you never drive parked in the closest spot and when you do decide to move it, that you then proceed to park your other car there as well. It's not that I want the spot, it's just rather petty and annoying that you find it necessary to act as if you own the dang spot. Again - CONSIDERATE?

Oh and to you neighbor that has fights at 3 am out in the parking lot..get some counseling or something, yeesh. It's really annoying. Also, the language...really, do you realize that you live in a complex that has a lot of little kids? I certainly don't need my child hearing that language you use. Even if it is 3 am.

I just don't understand why when you are living in an apartment community you don't understand that you should be considerate and respect your other fellow apartment dwellers. It would be nice to not have to write this letter again!

Your Neighbor,

Today's prompts:

1.) Describe something someone has done to make you feel special.

2.)Name your current addiction...we can get through this together.

3.) What have you been busy doing that's keeping you from updating your blog? How hard is it for you to get back into the swing of blogging when you take time off?

4.) Write a letter.

5.) Where would you like to be?

Head over to mamakats site and take your turn!


April said...

I lived in an apartment once and the cops had to come at least once a week because of the down stairs neighbors fighting. And I mean throwing furniture through windows and stuff. It was horrible.
Hope you situation gets better soon.

Jen said...

sometimes neighbor are not worth the apartment they live in.

Jenna said...

LOL, your post made me laugh!

Lori said...

My husband and I lived in an on campus apartment for two years when we were in college. We vowed never again to live in one! Our upstairs neighbors had a way of doing it around 3 am, and it didn't sound pretty. They also liked to yell the F word and break windows. So yeah, I'm sorry for what you're going through.

Lori @

Musings of the Mrs. said...

I so do not miss the apartment life. And those were the exact reasons. Good letter. I hope they listen.

Heatherlyn said...

This writer's workshop had great prompts. I'm sorry that I missed it. I enjoyed your letter. Bad neighbors drive me crazy, and I don't even live THAT close to mine. I'm thinking though that everyone should have at least 1/2 and acre between living space. :)