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to think it's pretty scummy

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samandi Wed 07-Nov-12 13:26:52

to leave a bag full of rubbish in a communal stairwell for five days?

Feminine Wed 07-Nov-12 13:27:33

Yes, it is.

Do you know who left it?

samandi Wed 07-Nov-12 13:31:01

Feminine - yes, it's outside their door!

imnotmymum Wed 07-Nov-12 13:32:45

Yes it is awful you may just have to move it.

CajaDeLaMemoria Wed 07-Nov-12 13:35:47

Hmm...well if it's just outside the door, they must know other people will know it's theres.

So perhaps they are ill or something? I can't lift anything (at all. Nothing. No muscle due to a disability) so I can't move binbags. My OH does it for me, but I don't know what I'd do if he didn't.

Actually, scratch that. Someone managed to get it outside, so they could have got it to the bin. It is scummy. Especially if it smells/there is bin juice.

samandi Wed 07-Nov-12 13:37:13

I was thinking about going over with a concerned neighbourly attitude and asking if they were ill or disabled, and were they unable to walk down the stairs with a heavy bag?

samandi Wed 07-Nov-12 13:38:39

Caja - should just say I don't believe they're actually ill ... they're pretty young, possibly students. And yes, they did manage to get it out of the kitchen and out of their flat ...

Handsfulloffun Wed 07-Nov-12 13:40:18

Are they at home ? Maybe they have gone away, thought Oh I will take the rubbish out on the way, then locked the door and forgot all about it.........either that or they are dirty buggers.

samandi Wed 07-Nov-12 13:43:23

Nope, they're there, or at least they have been ... you can see their lights on.

Feminine Wed 07-Nov-12 14:40:15

I'd have to say something.

even if was a bit like " Is this yours, would you like me to take it for you?"

They would have to be pretty hard nosed to take you up on that offer wink

Hope they move it soon!

LastMangoInParis Wed 07-Nov-12 14:43:03

Would go with Feminine's approach...
Or take it a step further: tell them you're really worried about them, you thought something must be very wrong - otherwise why would anyone leave rubbish around for 5 days? smile

KeemaNaanAndCurryOn Wed 07-Nov-12 14:44:06

Just move it to directly outside of their door so they trip over it when they walk out of their flat. That should remind them.

kinkyfuckery Wed 07-Nov-12 14:47:24

Yep, passive aggressive is the way to go here: "Oh I was so concerned that something was wrong, why else would you have left a bag of your rubbish out here for five days?" etc etc.

blackeyedsusan Wed 07-Nov-12 14:50:03

i once took the students rubbish out of my bin, as I needed the space for my rubbish, put it on their doorstep and knocked on their door before walking off. I did call back down the stairs that they should put their rubbish in their own bin. lazy buggers werer putting whole pizza boxes and unsquashed cartons in the bin instead of walking 100 yards acoss the road (10 feet if they are going to uni) to the recycling, or even squashing their rubbish so it would fit.

seveal rersidents had complained and I just snapped! funnily enough, they did not do it again

talking of bins... <sigh>

LastMangoInParis Wed 07-Nov-12 14:50:29

Any better suggestions, kinkyfuckery?
Aggressive-aggressive? (Hammer on their door shouting until they open door, then empty contentsof bag over them?)
Passive-passive? (remove their rubbish, doff cap, ask what other chores you can carry out for them?)

LastMangoInParis Wed 07-Nov-12 14:52:53

Or would the 'I thought something might be wrong' approach be too risky in that they might let you know that something is in fact wrong and you might then feel obliged to do something to help your neighbours?

samandi Wed 07-Nov-12 14:57:14

Or would the 'I thought something might be wrong' approach be too risky in that they might let you know that something is in fact wrong and you might then feel obliged to do something to help your neighbours?

Wouldn't mind if it was! I'm all for neighbourly consideration :-)

samandi Wed 07-Nov-12 14:57:46

Some good suggestions here, thanks :-)

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Wed 07-Nov-12 14:57:57

Maybe it's someone else's and they thought, I can't be bothered to carry it downstairs, I know I'll bung it outside the students' flat!

CajaDeLaMemoria Wed 07-Nov-12 14:58:50

I'm 22 - and a student - but I don't have a communal hallway so it isn't me :P

I also couldn't get the binbag out of the bin, let alone the kitchen and outside - but if I did, and someone offered to take it for me, it'd make my day. Honestly. It's nice to not feel like an incapable fool that everyone is judging and presuming to be lazy.

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