Dear New Tenants in Our Old Apartment:
I know you intercepted both a package and a card meant for our new baby. I don't know why you chose to keep both these things, despite my note on your door with my phone number and email address so I could come pick them up.
I also know you cashed the $200 check my aunt included in the card meant for the baby. That takes a lot of balls, New Tenants. Unless you coincidentally have the exact same name as my youngest child - which is highly unlikely - I have no idea why or how your bank went ahead and deposited $200 into your account. I can only hope someone there catches this oversight at some point and fines you $200.
Here's what else I hope for you:
I hope every time you get in line at the supermarket, the person ahead of you pays in pennies.
I hope every time you try to have a picnic in the park, a sudden thunderstorm breaks.
I hope you get an infestation of mosquitoes this summer. (I used to live there. It's entirely possible.)
I hope you develop chronic ingrown toenails.
I hope every time you place a food order it gets delivered to you missing one item.
I hope your laptop, portable DVD player, smart phone, iPad, e-reader, or other personal entertainment device dies five minutes into a long flight.
I hope you never get a table at Al Di La.
I hope you never get a cab in the rain.
I hope your DVR always cuts off your favorite shows 2 minutes before the ending.
And mostly, I hope that someone does this to you some day, so you'll know how it feels when people try to celebrate something special with you, but accidentally send gifts to your old address, and the people there keep your stuff instead of calling or emailing you to come get them.
The Previous Tenant