February 6, 2010

The Ex-Neighbors

"I just wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that we live below you and are constantly listening to the sound of you walking across the floor (our ceiling) with your shoes on. Sometimes we tap on the ceiling to let you know that we are going crazy but this action has somehow failed to get you to stop wearing your shoes in your apartment. That is why I am asking you once again to please think about the people below you and take your shoes off when you come home at night. By taking your shoes off you not only help your neighbors to experience the joy of silence but you also keep your apt. floors clear of human and dog crap and piss that you pick up on the streets. Thanks in advance for your kind and considerate response."

-The people below you.

My roommate and I found this printed letter taped to our apt. door. We actually tried to wear our shoes less in the apt. A few months later (in the middle of the day), I ran into the apt. to take out the trash (with my shoes on) - our neighbors proceeded to bang the floor/ceiling and yell, "Take your fucking shoes off!" I proceeded to stomp all over the apt. in my boots. Needless to say, they no longer live below us. We have yet to hear a peep from our new neighbors.