Some people are very sensitive to noise, others are not, but every tenant has a right to the (quiet) enjoyment of his or her apartment – as far as possible.
This is the lesson learned by a social media user who recently shared pictures of a series of notes left in the elevator of his residential building.
The Chinese and English language posters bluntly state “Don’t drag the table again!” (不要再拖桌子了) which caught the social media user’s attention on his way home after work.
According to a message posted on “Complaints Commune No. 2” (爆怨2公社), he questioned whether public space can be used for residents to vent their anger at other tenants.
He remarked that the provocative statements had already backfired as another tenant eventually left a written note under the poster: “public space is not suitable for venting anger, please be mindful of others” to which the first person replied, “maybe you’re the one dragging the table and are feeling guilty?”
Another message under the original poster invited the complainer to “seek medical help,” which further worried the social media user at a potential conflict among tenants.
In response to the online post, however, many social media users expressed their sympathy at the person who might be very sensitive to noise.
Others smiled at the elevator drama which is synonymous with living in Taiwan’s apartment buildings. Some even invited the social media user to quickly go home and “drag his table time and again” to find out if the grumpy tenant lives downstairs.
Another warned, however, that they might all live in a haunted building, meaning that he could also start hearing noises in his apartment from the tenant upstairs, even if he lives on the top floor.