Wow – nicely done! The true douchebaggery of the neighbor really comes out not in his letters, but in the fact that he would ignore – as too many neighbors do, I guess – what was potentially a situation involving violence.
Ugh, on all accounts. Your neighbor clearly had unrealistic expectations for city living, but damn I would have hated to live beneath you and your boyfriend! Unfortunately we often don’t see how bad our own situations have become until we catch a glance through someone else’s eyes…
The best part of the comic portrayal is that when you step back and view from afar, you can see the smiles and optimistic looks fade into anger and panic and finally defeat. Everyone can sympathize with the situation where they think they’ve got it all figured out, and it doesn’t happen that way.
The writer was hoping to control the couple before they even had a chance to make any noise at all, but he completely overlooked the potential outcome of crazy scream-fights.