As I entered the courtyard my hard-to-hear and pedestrian upstairs neighbor
was involved with a back and forth phone conversation.
His voice was more garbled and not so crisp
and loud as the woman's voice over his speaker.
When your speaker phone conversation is clearly visible
to all in the building it is probably set too high.
I regret no one has let a cat into the common area.
A howling cat would be good.
At least a cat would never broadcast a dull, public conversation
about some rudeness on the bus.