Are these the worst neighbours EVER? Shocking letter demands child ‘tones it down’

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    We all have a little bit of intolerence when it comes to noisy kids. Especially when they’re not your own. But since having our own (extremely noisy) children, we’re able to completely empathise with that frazzled mum we’ve seen so many times, who, just as much as everyone else around her (if not more), would like her child to behave.

    We remember the days, pre-children, when we’d sigh or find ourselves biting our tongue when stuck somewhere with a noisy child that won’t keep it down. And we’ve all once thought how inconsiderate it is that someone is inflicting their annoying child on us on an evening out that we’re paying for. But no matter how annoying, we’d never dream of saying something (and manage to forget this quickly when our child is the noisy culprit!).

    Here’s someone who reacted in the complete opposite way. And this wasn’t a case of being stuck with a noisy child at a romantic restaurant or in the cinema, but a child simply playing, as kids do, in their own back garden.

    ‘Dear neighbour…’

    This letter, which was posted through a neighbours’ front door, has gone viral.

    Image: Facebook/Twin Cities News Talk

    The letter was stuffed through the letterbox of a resident in Arizona, and was picked up by US news site Twin Cities News Talk, who posted a picture of the letter on their Facebook page.

    The neighbour, who makes a point of saying they’ve waited a year ‘to give you time to correct this problem on your own’, states how ‘disruptive’ it is when they allow their child to play in the garden. And how irritating it is when their small child runs free in their backyard and ‘laugh and giggle and carry on without end.’

    Have you ever complained to a neighbour? Or have you been on the receiving end? How on EARTH would you respond to this letter? Let us know by leaving a comment below.