Decorating your home with carved pumpkins, plastic bats and fake spider webs is all part of the fun when it comes to Halloween.
But one woman, who hung a simple Halloween paper chain across her door in her flat, was left in shock after she discovered a note from her flatmate asking to take down the decorations.
Unsure of how to deal with the situation, she took to Mumsnet to ask for other users’ advice.
In her post she explained that her flatmate asked for the decorations to be taken down because she doesn’t like them and that they are offensive. However, as a fan of Halloween, she said she doesn’t see why she should remove them.
A woman was told by her flatmate to remove this Halloween decoration because it was ‘offensive’. The woman who hung it up took to a forum to ask for others for their opinions
Responding to the message, users said the flatmate asking for the disposal of the decorations was a ‘drama queen’ and was overreacting.
Some questioned the reasons behind the picky flatmate, whether it was for religious reasons or taste in interior design.
The original message was posted with a photo of the paper chain of pumpkins and skulls
The user, who uses the alas Questionablemouse, explained that she thought it was unfair to be asked to remove the decorations as she loves Halloween and the decorations made her happy.
Not all the other users felt that the flatmate was being unreasonable, agreeing that the decorations could be deemed as offensive. Some even said that they were ‘tacky’ and that she should just keep them inside her room.
The debate over the Halloween decorations has sparked a varied response from other users
The disagreement was sparked after the disgruntled flatmate posted a note under the door asking for them to be taken down and that she didn’t like them and found them offensive.
The relationship between the two housemates is obviously tense, as Questoinablemouse felt that she couldn’t openly discuss the differences in taste between them.
One user said that they ‘were offensive to taste and decency’, creating further debate from other mums.
The topic saw users giving the flatmate light-hearted ways to deal with the situation
Some users suggested that she respond back to the note, whilst others told her to ignore it.
Others said to just carry on, or – in a passive aggressive fashion – to turn the flatmate’s note into a few more links of the chain.