A woman has shown how to deal with passive-aggressive neighbours, by posting her sarcastic responses to a note complaining about rubbish in her garden.
Keli Thomson, a 24-year-old wedding singer from Scotland, had to arrange emergency repairs to her bathroom after the floor started sinking.
On Friday, Ms Thomson came home to a passive aggressive note from an anonymous neighbour complaining about construction rubbish in her garden.
“Move the rubbish from your garden,” the note began.
“We’ve taken photos and videos recorded the mess. If all the mess isn’t removed over the weekend all the evidence will be passed onto Edinburgh Council,” it said.
Refusing to be intimidated by the note, Ms Thomson penned a three-page response outside her flat which she shared on Twitter.
“Dear Angry Sir/Madame, thank you for making me aware of the rubbish in my garden! I had no idea, but your passive aggressive threatening note made me notice-HORAY!” Ms Thomson wrote.
She explained that the rubbish was due to emergency repairs on her bathroom and that she had no time to hire a skip.
“My bathroom floor was sinking so got done in an emergency with no skip-bummer for you, right?” she wrote.
“Landlord is currently using my rent money sunning up in Italy (jealous) whilst I deal with this,” Ms Thomson wrote.
She ended the note with an invitation for the neighbour to come to her flat for a discussion- in person.
“Next time it may be useful to knock on my door. Pop around any time.
“Also, if you contact the council, please let them know I’m still waiting for a recycling bin,” Ms Thomson wrote.
However, her antagonist didn’t see the humour in her letter, ripping it down and firing back with another angry note on Sunday.
“You’ve got today to get that “eyesore” removed or the council will be informed tomorrow,” the new note said.
“The whole stair is now against you. Enough is enough, get it removed ‘now’,” it said.
Luckily for Ms Thomson, her other neighbours were much nicer, with one posting a message defending Ms Thomson on the new note.
“Please don’t speak for all of us! “The Whole Stair” is NOT against flat 1,” the supportive neighbour said.
Having the final say, Ms Thomson posted her next four-page response on Twitter and even framed it for good measure.
“I want to thank you however, your note has made me somewhat famous and our conversation is currently sitting at 2874 likes and 330 shares,” she wrote.
“I framed this for you because I am really grateful you got mad at me and made me Twitter famous,” she wrote.
As a parting shot, she wrote: “If you don’t want to keep this frame please just throw this in the pile of rubbish in my front garden and I’ll deal with it later,” Ms Thomson wrote.
The exchange attracted over 14,000 likes on Twitter and more than 2143 retweets.
The note saga continues and the neighbour has informed Ms Thomson that the fire services had been informed.