Un-welcome mat


This morning as I was leaving my apartment I found the following note on the ground in front of my door:

I really had no idea putting out a welcome mat constituted a fire hazard, but they didn’t have TO YELL, did they? And leaving aside the grammar and punctuation problems — a simple, non-threatening, request would have been a lot better since this is the first time I have heard about it. It is funny, I thought I was being welcoming and all the while it turns out I was putting my neighbors and visitors in lethal danger. Oh well, live and learn.