Status: 24/09/2023, 19:13 p.m.
By: Sandra Sporer
Not everyone is always considerate of their fellow human beings. However, one customer found the request for less noise at a packing station hopelessly excessive.
Hamburg – Especially when it gets too loud in front of the front door late in the evening or at night, noise can deprive you of sleep. Often, such disturbances of the peace are also the trigger for humorous notices, which eventually find their way onto the net and cause amusement, sympathy or mockery and ridicule. For example, a resident complained about noise from children playing in the backyard. His angry note divided opinions online. A resident in Hamburg was a thorn in the side of the noise of a nearby packing station and so he put up a sign calling for more silence.
DHL customer counters resident complaining about noise at packing station
"Please close quietly! People live and work here! Thank you!!," the sign reads. One customer had no understanding for this request and replied without further ado with his own notice. "If that's your only noise problem in the middle of the city, (...) I'd be happy to swap apartments with you – I'd cry with happiness," he writes. His letter is signed with the words "Greetings from a neighbor with an apartment facing the street".
A picture of the two pieces of paper ended up on the net. There is little sympathy here for the author of the original message. For example, one user writes: "I would always slam the door shut and look around for the person." Another leaves a similar comment. A third user points out: "The joke with such packing stations is that you usually have to slam the compartments shut hard. At least that's what my friend, who works for the yellow company and fills up the packing station, says."
Some voices on the net have sympathy for the noise complaint of the resident
A few, however, take the side of the noise-plagued. "I can feel this person 100%. Our trash cans have a metal flap. If someone slams it loudly and at night, I wake up every time," reads one comment.
Another user wonders: "Where does this lack of affection in society come from? It doesn't cost anyone anything to operate the flaps quietly. But apparently relieves at least one person." He admits, however, that the writer of the first piece of paper could have "conveyed his request more politely".
A noise complaint in an apartment building got a particularly creative counter – in the form of a handkerchief. Elsewhere, a neighbor's apology note raised questions. (sp)