- 3 years ago
- Wedding: January 2015
My apartment complex, for the longest time, forbade dogs. A few months ago they finally changed their rules, so now we have a dog! A couple guys moved in across from us and they have a dog too! And a third dog in the next building, sweet!
But, only two of us new dog apartments pick up the poop. I think it is 99% the guys across from us, as they are the only ones who walk their dog to this back yard picnic area behind the buildings (our dog prefers to go down the street).
Today, FI woke up to a note taped on our door, and the same note taped onto our across-neighbor’s door (the poop bandits) basically saying, please pick up the poop, be a courteous pet owner, and by the way dogs aren’t allowed here. FI is PISSED that someone would do this, and yeah it sucks to deal with because we don’t know who left it and we’re basically being wrongly accused, but this isn’t our problem, as we ALWAYS pick up the poop. Also, we have a pet addendum and they literally changed the rules two months ago, so I’m not mad that they didn’t know that dogs are allowed now.
Anyway, FI wants to leave a more jovial, but also equally passive agressive response note on our door, saying things like it’s not our dog, we always pick up our poop, and also feel free to call the management because dogs are now allowed.
I think it’s silly, petty, and passive agressive to engage in a door-note-war. I even went so far as to say I’LL go out there and pick up all the poop, because yeah there is a lot of it, and it is gross and very visible with the snow lately. He got a little mad and said things like “I’m an adult, I can leave a note if I want, blah blah” but agreed that if I don’t go pick up their poop, he won’t leave a note.
We already contacted management to maybe think about sending out a flyer letting people know the rules have changed, and also it’s mandatory to pick up poop, but I don’t want it to look like we’re pointing fingers at our neighbors, even though it is probably 99% their poop. We are the only two dog owners in our 8 apartment building (there are 3 small buildings of apartments) so if we left a note, of course it would be like “not us! it’s them!” which I don’t want. They live like 5 feet away!