(Closed) What would you do?

posted 6 years ago in Home
  • poll: I would
    have been upset initially but appreciates the flowers and card! : (72 votes)
    60 %
    have been upset and thought the flowers and card were silly. that makes me even more mad at them! : (0 votes)
    have been upset initially and the card and flowers were thoughtful but I would still be upset : (2 votes)
    2 %
    Other (please explain) : (46 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    418 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I honestly would have found it all a little weird and wouldn’t have been annoyed by being awakened at 9 am unless i worked odd hours. The flowers would have weirded me out too.

    Post # 4
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    412 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Honestly, 9 am is not that early in my opinion. It was extremely nice for them to apologize and leave you a card and flowers, but really i don’t think they really needed to apologize for anything. If it would have been 6 am that would have been a different story.

    Post # 5
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    14486 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would have been upset for being woken up, but I dont think I’d be mad at them.  Anytime from 9am-8pm is a perfectly reasonable time to have a delivery imo even though I’m not a morning person and can easily sleep in until at least 10am.  If it were before 7am, I’d definitely be mad and be knocking on their door to talk about it.  I think it’s really nice and considerate of them to leave you flowers and a note tho.

    Post # 6
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    5148 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Other: Wouldn’t be upset.

    At 9am? Wouldn’t bother me, I think it’s an acceptable time. If it was 6am or 11pm, I’d be upset, but not 9am.

    I think the flowers and note went above and beyond, they are obviously really trying to be “good neighbors”.

    Post # 7
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    1474 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

    I would think that I had incredibly polite neighbors who were trying to be very considerate of those around them. Honestly, there’s no need to apologize for the delivery – it was after 9 AM, which is a reasonble time. But I think that by apologizing and delivering flowers, they’ve gone the extra mile. They’ve shown that they care about others, which is an admirable attribute in my book.

    Also, I would so prefer this to my neighbor who pounds loud bass music at all hours of the night!

    Post # 8
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    1576 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Nine AM is NOT that early and frankly I would have an issue with any neighbor “annoyed” at being woken up at that time. I think you have really OUTSTANDING neighbors who left flowers and an apologetic note. They deserve a medal IMO!

    Post # 9
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    46410 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    9 am? I would not have been upset in the first place. Our condo rules are no noise before 7 am or after 11 pm.

    Discovering flowers and a card on my doorstep? Bonus! I would think I had kind and thoughtful new neighbours. I would likely take them over a batch of muffins, cookies or a tray of lasagna to welcome them to the neighbourhood.

    Post # 10
    Hostess
    23602 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would totally think that my neighbors were being too nice! 9am isn’t really that early, though my husband would disagree with me making that statement!

    Post # 12
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    1474 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

    @bestbuddies:  Want to be my new neighbor? You sound awesome!!! A+

    Post # 13
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    516 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I am DEFINITELY not a morning person (I would probably be more likely to be still up at 9 AM having not went to bed yet then being up eating breakfast)..but I still wouldn’t have been upset with my neighbors at all. Technically 9 AM is not all that early. If anything, I would’ve been a little upset/annoyed with the delivery people for being so noisy..but I would not have blamed anything on the neighbors. To find flowers and a nice card after that I would’ve been shocked at the above and beyond thoughtful gesture. That was not necessary of them to do at all. You are very lucky to have such caring neighbors. I probably would’ve went and knocked on their door and thanked them and told them it was no big deal and to let me know if they needed any help at all! Get a white noise machine..mine is my best friend. πŸ™‚

     

    edit: I just saw your comment that you were the neighbor!! You are awesome!! I would love to be your neighbor! πŸ™‚

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’d be very touched by the sweet gesture. When you sign on for life in a condo (or a townhouse, or any urban/urban-ish setting where you’re all on top of your neighbor) you sign on for all the sounds, smells, sights and other annoyances of living really close to people.  9am on a Saturday is kind of a sucky time for a wake-up call, but not unheard of– heck, here in DC, the zoning laws say they can start doing constuction or running heavy machinery as early as 7 am. 

    If they’d had a 6am noisy delivery, I’d be ticked, but 9am…. honestly if you let that upset you, you may be better suited for living in a detached home in a more rural setting.

    Post # 15
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    2281 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    What lovely, considerate neighbors you have! In all the chaos and confusion and frustration of moving and having things delivered and installed, they were thoughtful enough to send flowers with an apology.

    You’re very lucky to have neighbors like that.

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