Twitter user @transscribe, or Katelyn Burns, has enthralled the Internet with her story of apartment drama, because the only thing that helps us forget our own annoying neighbors for a minute is reading about other people's annoying neighbors. Apparently, someone in her building has been parking their bike in the hallway, impeding traffic and blocking doors, and people are PISSED.
As you can see, it's in an inconvenient spot:
And someone decided to complain about it in a very nicely handwritten letter, giving the owner a 48-hour deadline for when the bike would go in the trash:
Burns insists that she is not the one who wrote the note, though she basically agrees with the sentiment:
(I'm not the neighbor, I dream of having handwriting that neat)— Katelyn Burns (@transscribe) May 22, 2018
I first saw the note when I came home from dinner out last night so we have at minimum 34 hours to go.— Katelyn Burns (@transscribe) May 22, 2018
She hates the bike, too! And she can't wait to see what happens to it.
Anyways I don't know who owns the bike but I hate them. They used to keep it right outside my apartment door until I complained about it.— Katelyn Burns (@transscribe) May 22, 2018
Oh! I just noticed my neighbor put a time on it and I really want to just camp out at the deadline to see what happens.— Katelyn Burns (@transscribe) May 22, 2018
Burns kept everyone updated as the deadline approached. It stayed for awhile, still being a nuisance.
Update: the bike is still there and is getting close to falling over again.— Katelyn Burns (@transscribe) May 22, 2018
But then, someone trashed it, before the deadline!
She was shocked, and even more curious.
Honestly bravo to the writers for this plot twist. I did not see it coming.— Katelyn Burns (@transscribe) May 23, 2018
I kinda want to set up my camcorder to watch the bike from my window now.— Katelyn Burns (@transscribe) May 23, 2018
The bike sat next to the dumpster, though it's days before the garbage man comes around to collect.
And everyone is technically breaking the rules:
Okay so I looked up the bylaws of the building and it states that personal objects stored in hallways will be disposed of, but it also says that large objects can't be left next to the dumpster area.— Katelyn Burns (@transscribe) May 23, 2018
Ahh this is killing me. I can see the bike from my desk and a couple from the floor below me (the floor the bike was stored on) just walked up and read the note attached to the bike. But I can't tell if it's their bike or they wanted to see the drama as well.— Katelyn Burns (@transscribe) May 23, 2018
Everywhere she went, the bike haunted her, leaving bits and pieces of itself:
Remember how I said the bike used to be right outside of my apartment door until I complained a bunch?— Katelyn Burns (@transscribe) May 23, 2018
I just figured out that this thing on the stair landing on my floor is either a light or reflector that attaches to the handlebars.
What is going on with this?? pic.twitter.com/mCbbK6JlDV
Eventually, one follower offered the obvious explanation—the bike is no ones.
What if the bike doesnt belong to anyone anymore and it just got left in the building and that's why it's always there and people just keep picking it back up when it falls. 😅— Kat-tree-na (@katmarsch) May 23, 2018
Sadly, Burns agrees, which means the drama may be over.
But what the people want to know is how has no one stolen this stupid bike yet?
Ah. Maine. So that's why she's enthralled by a bike.