we love almost everything about our new building, except for whichever neighbor (neighbors) treat it with little-to-no disregard and occasionally deposit garbage where it does not belong (i.e., a half-eaten sandwich strewn on the floor near our elevator). we tend to blame the recent college-grad girls on the 3rd floor, as they probably come home wasted and treat the place like a dorm. i will fully admit that i stumble in wasted - i just bring my garbage up to my apartment with me like a GOOD TENANT/ADULT/HUMAN BEING SHOULD.
anyway, as this 'random trash on the lobby floor' issue had come up a few times in the few months we've lived there, the night i came home and saw the sandwich on the floor i threw a little hissy fit. i hightailed it up to my apartment, grabbed a post-it, and jotted down a little message about building cleanliness, conscientiousness, and the fact that garbage on the floor = roaches. a friendly reminder for our filthy neighbors, missy and i concluded. by the next afternoon the mess had been cleaned up by whatever mysterious cleaning crew takes care of our building. my friendly reminder had been cleaned up too.
although i guess it wasn't so much a friendly reminder, and was more of a passive-aggressive note.
apparently a lot of people write them.
so many, that there is a website devoted to them.
a website that i am seriously enjoying this afternoon. hopefully you will too. (thank you, hillary!)