A Redditor has recently shared the issue of a Singaporean parent allegedly addressing a written complaint about a crying baby from neighbors who were disturbed.
Redditor @kimmyganny on Thursday (July 23) shared a photo that has circulated Facebook with the online news forum. The photo featured a notice allegedly written by a resident who is a parent of a baby girl. “Saw this on Facebook,” @kimmyganny captioned. “So someone left a note to this mother about the crying baby disturbing their WFH, and this was the response. Thoughts from both sides?”
The letter addressed an unsigned note that was reported to have been left at the parent’s door. “I’m sorry if my 5-month-old baby’s crying has disturbed you,” the parent wrote. “Staying in the same household, we do understand your frustration as we do work from home too.”
The letter then attempted to explain that infants, since they do not know how to communicate their thoughts and feelings, normally express themselves through their “high-pitched screaming.” The parent then wrote, “I do not have any magic to stop her from crying or make her grow up faster so that she can communicate without crying.”
In an interesting and rather amusing turn, though, the parent wrote that the baby was given a “stern warning” on the same day that the note was left at the door. “I’m not quite sure if she understood it, but she did look serious after hearing it and gave a sad look,” the letter read.
The parent then attempted to explain that due to Singapore’s weather, doors are sometimes opened for ventilation. However, the parent assured, “We will try as much (as possible) to close the door.” A hot and stuffy room was reported to be something that makes the baby cranky.
“We would suggest you close your door or work from home in a quiet room instead,” the parent wrote. The “parent of the innocent child” even encouraged the neighbors to contact the authorities for extra tips on how to deal with “noise pollution.”