One student couldn’t get her work done due to the someone playing the bagpipes so decided to complain in the form of a public notice
England has (thankfully) come out the other side of a Covid lockdown, but in Sydney, Australia, it’s happening all over again.
Which might explain why one resident has been playing a lot of bagpipes to pass the time...
Either way, it was all too much for “struggling student” Lily Plummer, who was pushed to her wits’ end after said musician played the instrument for eight days straight.
Clearly frustrated by the repetitive noise, Plummer decided to let the bagpiper know how she felt and took pen to paper.
She then taped up the note on a fence in Petersham Park (which is in Sydney), in the hopes the piper would come across it and take the not-so-subtle hint.
She wrote: “Dear Bagpiper, I understand lockdown is hard and we all need a creative outlet. However, it’s been 8 days and I’m not sure how much more bagpiping I can take.
“Please consider taking a day off every now and then, it would be greatly appreciated.”
Plummer signed off the note: “Sincerely, a struggling Year 12 student”. She even included a little drawing of a bagpipe in the corner with a message that read: “If you play this instrument, this is for you.”
The note began to gain attention when editor Caitlin Chang came across the photo of the note in a Facebook group and reshared on her Twitter.
The bagpiper at Petersham Park has been put on notice (taken from a FB group) https://t.co/0mkgSxnyNT
Plummer herself made a Twitter account to confirm she was the “struggling student” who wrote the letter and revealed that she doesn’t actually mind the bagpipes – just not while she’s study or eight days in a row.
@simonvandore @caitlinchang I am actually the one who wrote this note (downloaded Twitter to see this) and I don’t… https://t.co/GL2DivLIuu