The art of letter-writing may be slowly petering out, but a typed letter can still have a strong impact.
And not always in a cheery, lighthearted manner.
One couple was on the receiving end of a note from their neighbours which made a rather embarrassing noise complaint.
To hammer the point home, the disgruntled resident even created a graph and attached a USB stick to made sure the message got home.
“Living in a condo building means you tend to be closer to your neighbours than you otherwise normally would be,” the note began.
“Meaning I could be living in a completely different area of our building and still be able to hear you loudly having sex.
“Now, don’t get me wrong. I am very happy you have a GREAT sex life but I think I can speak for many of us in the building when I ask you to please quiet down.
“I feel bad for your immediate neighbours.”
The note-writer went on to explain how they knew which door to attach the note too.
One – their neighbour told them that they also previously complained and the couple quietened down for two weeks.
Two – It’s very obvious which flat the couple live in, due to the noise.
The note continued: “I can say I don’t particularly enjoy having my 5-year-old daughter ask me “why’s that lady screaming outside?”
Finally, they included a simple chart showing how sound echoes around the courtyard, meaning it’s inescapable.
It ends: “In conclusion, I would like to kindly ask you to please monitor the volume of your moaning and sexual noises. Whether it’s with another person or with yourself. No judgement on my end.
“In the instance, you think this is horse s*** and need some proof, I have recorded how loud you are and placed it on the attached flash drive for you to listen to yourself and make your own opinions.”
The note, signed by the “18 units overlooking the courtyard,” was shared on Reddit.
One commenter advised: “If this doesn’t work, get a couple of neighbours to join in on a counter-attack- every time they go at it too loud, everyone starts blaring the Bob the Builder theme or something equally off-putting.
“Or start calling the police on them for noise complaints.”
Another joked: “Look at you giving away flash drives. You must really want to stop having to listen to these guys banging.”