Monday, 29 August 2011

Should I or shouldn't I?

So in the time that husband and I have been living in this apartment complex (a bit over six months), the building hallway has had a large window without a screen. It just so happens that directly on the outside of the window, is a huge wasp nest. I have on a few occasions seen wasps come inside and fly around the hallway. On the weekend I killed one, and now I'm pretty sure they hate me. I always close the window, and yet the next time I'm out in the hallway, it's open again. Now I'd kind of understand if this was the only window, but there's another one right near it (with a screen intact) that is always open, which doesn't allow wasps in. As there are many people in the building and I'm not sure who the window-opener is (I'm assuming that although clever, the wasps are unable to open the window themselves), I can only see one option: the passive aggressive note.

I have constructed the following sign to potentially put up...

Yes, I did make this myself. I'm quite proud of it.

So the question is - should I, or shouldn't I put the sign up?

Extra information:
  • I don't really know any of the surrounding neighbours well - we are only on a saying 'hello' in passing basis (sometimes).
  • Husband really doesn't seem to be concerned about a potential wasp invasion, so he's no help.
  • I'm not entirely sure if these are the type of wasps that sting people, so I may look silly putting this up if they're not a danger to anybody.
  • I'm not sure how long this no-screen business has been going on. Perhaps all the other building occupants have no problem with this, and it's been this way for years. If this is the case, a sign suddenly showing up now may signal us as the culprits (being the most recent to move in).
  • I think I'm allergic to wasps (not deathly so - I don't think, but once I stood on one accidently and my foot puffed up so much I couldn't wear shoes); or at the very least, I'm a hypochondriac. To that end - don't google wasp sting pictures. It's not pretty.  

What do you think...?


  1. Last time I checked all wasps could sting!I think the note is great. If your that allergic to them shouldn't you carry an epipen? Your site is great and Ill be back to read more.

  2. Haha, I would want to put it up - it made me giggle! :)
    It could come across as a little childish though... :/

  3. Do it! Do it! Do it!

    But I'm immature with a passive-aggressive streak, and an admirer of the passive-aggressive moments of other, so I clearly have a biased view on this. :)

  4. As a puter-upper of passive aggressive notes myself, I fully support this motion. And I recommend a similarly themed email to your body corporate and ask them to replace the screen.

  5. Haha, that is totally something I would do. Love the note.

  6. I love passive-aggressive, so I would say do it, also because it's not from you personally so there's no real connection or blame...

  7. Hahaha, the note is too hilarious!

    xoxo, Nali

    P.S. Wanderin' on over from Weekend Wander.

  8. I'd say DO IT. Wasps are evil fricken buggers.

  9. Hahaha thanks for the support everyone. I am yet to put it up, but it's still a possibility if I see yet another wasp inside. And yes, I probably should contact strata or something since it's a common area so really they should do something about the wasps!

  10. I used to live in a sharehouse and one of my housemates hated passive aggressive notes which resulted in notes such as "buy your own toilet roll or I will stab you in the face". We laughed but I guess its not recommended for your situation...

    P.s. wandered over from ftlob.

  11. Most wasps(except a couple in Japan, I think) won't bother you unless you are threatening their nest, so that should make you feel better.

    Isn't this post passive-aggressive? Just kidding!

    Visiting from ftlob.

  12. I'd do it. Actually, if it were me, I'd find a big folded up box and duct tape it over the window. That's just how I roll, though. Good luck!

  13. all I have to say is... if I were a wasp, I would TOTALLY use that super-waspy font. You are a typography genius.

  14. @April Hahaha yay! I was looking for a font I thought wasps might use, and came across that one. I'm glad someone doesn't think I'm totally crazy for putting that much thought into it! :P


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