To all our neighborly “neighbors”…here is my silent complaint:
It sucks having to feel like a parole violator and to have police show up to our door. It sucks explaining to our four year old why the good police man yelled at their bad parents. It sucks knowing that people can’t just suck it up or simply approach us with a request, one on one, instead of going straight to the city to issue citations.
To all our neighborly “neighbors”…here is my silent advice:
Stop Scapegoating People! Take a little extra time to look both ways and your safety to pull onto the road will not be jeopardized. If you do need to solve the issue, take time to be human and simply talk to us to explain why you need something done before issuing a formal complaint. We would be very glad to oblige knowing you asked nicely. Maybe put a KIND request letter in the mail if you’re too scared of a face-to-face conversation- mark it as Anonymous. Getting the city to cite us for your issues may get you a solution but frankly pisses us off and taints our impressions of you and our neighborhood.
How to write request letter: http://www.foundletters.com/category/personal-letters/page/5/
Conversation pointers: http://www.movingtoday.com/how-to-communicate-constructively-with-roommates-and-neighbors/