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Internal communications.

As Gen X, Gen Y and whatever they call the people who came after that continue to live and work in cities, it seems many of us own less and less. Clothes can easily be rented. You don’t need to buy a car to have a vehicle at your disposal. And most of us, especially in the Bay Area, have no realistic hope of home ownership. While all this offers a certain degree of freedom, it has also led to a world where few seem to take any pride in anything because it’s all temporarily on loan.

This don’t-give-a-shit attitude is alive and well in the charming, but incredibly overpriced and crowded neighborhood where we dwell. And while communicating directly with people is one way to solve problems, I’ve come up with a more passive aggressive, potentially less awkward way to work things out—Bad Neighbor Greetings. Like Hallmark, but dedicated to acknowledging irritation, anger and inconvenience, these cards could be slipped under doors, left on welcome mats or attached to bulletin boards in public areas.

Here are a few messages to get things started:

COVER:
My the weed you smoke all day is skunky.
INSIDE:
Please open a window every so often.

COVER:
It’s called house music, not tiny apartment music.
INSIDE:
Please mind the volume after midnight.

COVER:
Heated debates are good for stimulating the brain…but fighting with your boyfriend every night doesn’t seem to be making either one of you any smarter.
INSIDE:
Please consider others nearby when arguing with your significant other.

COVER:
Sitting on the stoop with your dogs is cute—until they start using it as a bathroom.
INSIDE:
Please take your pets away from the building when they need to poop and pee.

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