When the manager won't help...
First post and let me preface this by saying despite my username, I'm a nice guy.
Ok, this really isn't that big of a deal but figured I'd see what some others think. First of all, have lived in apartments (upscale ones at that) since college for ten years and have had relatively few, if any, incidents with neighbors.
That said, my neighbor across the hall has taken to chaining up his moutain bikes to the iron fence that seperates our places (it's hard to describe). I don't really like looking at them whenever I leave and enter my place so I asked him (via a note) about six weeks ago if he wouldn't mind storing his bikes in his place and not where they were (and still are). He got my note and has ignored the issue, so I went to my apartment manager and told her of the problem...
She said that he shouldn't be storing his bikes there, that we have bike storage racks in the courtyard and that if he didn't want to store them there, he should keep them in his place.
She said she'd send him a note by the week's end telling him this.
That was six weeks ago.
I've since followed up with her a few times, asking if she had sent the note yet and she keeps giving me the "We're just so busy right now, etc." and says she'll do it by the week's end. It hasn't happened.
Yesterday, I asked the Asst. Manager and told her of the problem and she said she'd send a note to them yesterday. Guess what? No note.
Now the real problem is that I see and talk to the office staff every day, as I get a large number of packages for my job, so I don't want to jeopardize my relatioship with them by making this into a big deal.
The thing is, though, no matter how much I try to not let it bug me (about the bikes, and now the management's lack of action) it does.
The way I see it, I have three options:
1) Let it go
2) Keep asking the management if they'll send a note to my neighbor
3) Go above the manager's head to her manager and alert she/he of the lack of action on management's behalf
Any suggestions here folks?