so after i left a note on my neighbor’s door, i heard a faint knock. i went to answer it and it was my neighbor saying he had received his note. he said it had been him that flipped it–apparently in the chinese culture, there are a lot of superstitions with mirrors (this is all according to him). he’s apparently been having serious nightmares lately, and the mirror is the only thing he could think of that might be causing it. i found an article which states:
“Remove mirrors opposite your entryway door. The mirror will reflect beneficial Chi — and prosperity — out of your home before it has a chance to enter. “
the mirror does face his door directly. luckily in my note i had included that if there was a reason for the flipping, i’d be happy to come up with a solution. he even complained to the landlord, asking him to remove the dresser. we, however, have grown attached to it and i would hate to see it leave–it’s the only place we can have fresh plants because of the kitties. after speaking with the neighbor for a few minutes, he said it’d be fine if i just covered the mirror. yay! mystery solved, and everyone’s happy.