NJ woman bakes cake for her loud neighbor instead of calling police or banging on the wall
A woman named Candice Marie Benbow went the extra mile to notify her loud neighbor of how much of an inconvenience his music has been to her: she baked him a cake and left a note.
After hoping that she won't have to go through the tormenting agony of listening to her neighbor blast music all night, one day Marie finally lost it. The music didn't stop till 4 am in the morning, she figured she had to do something about it.
Her approach was however different from what was typical; she decided to take the "kind" route.
She baked her neighbor a pound cake - dropped the cake along with a sensitive note detailing her inconvenience at her neighbors' door.
"We haven't formally met, and I hate we're doing so under these circumstances,'
-the note began.
'When you come home every evening and blast music, I've come to expect it. Sometimes, it's a song I hadn't heard in a while and I appreciate the throwback. Other times, it's something I've never heard before and I've been able to google a few lyrics and add it to my weekly playlists. To be fair, you've helped me catch a vibe.'
'But last night... Fam, you tried it. You really, really did,'
she wrote, noting that she had finally been pushed to her limit.
I wanted the best way to tell my neighbor that he tried it with his late night party. So I wrote him a letter and baked him a cake. pic.twitter.com/SxPKAzOHp0— Candice Marie Benbow (@CandiceBenbow) December 15, 2018
After this, not only did the music reduce, she finally had a conversation with the "music blaster" himself. He commended her on her baking skills and told her this was his first Christmas after he lost his daughter.
The duo later became friends, and he promised to invite her to one of his parties - this was after he told her he is a music producer.
She was of course criticized by some who suggested she should have reported to the police instead, according to the single woman, she only involves the police when its an emergency and this isn’t.
Baking has been known to be an effective way to spread kindness. A group of women "Good Bitches Baking" have been teaching prisoners how to bake and have found it goes a long way in showing people that you care.
Although many on social media have termed what she did "over the top" after Candace shared what she did on her Twitter page, the 37-year-old defended herself; what is really over the top is not being able to sleep because someone wants to blow your head off.