My buzzer rings just now. It is of course not for me, and the guy won't accept he's ringing the wrong buzzer.
Several months ago, fed up with the friends of the front apartment tenants ringing my buzzer at all hours of the day and night, I put my name and apartment number on the buzzer. Granted, I didn't really believe it would helps matters much, but what else could I do? Faced with 99% of the rings being for other apartments in the building, I figured the taped information would help a tiny bit.
Nope. It looks like in Brooklyn, nobody bothers to read before buzzing. And because my buzzer is the one closest to the door, everyone and anyone who comes to the building buzzes it. I had to tell one woman who came late at night last week to please stop buzzing and accept that she would have to try the other buzzers to reach whomever she was seeking.
It occurred to me just now one more thing I could try: put a sign over the complete buzzer warning the visitor to only press if they were looking for the party whose name matches mine. This way the piece of paper obscures the button, and out of laziness (since isn't that the culprit, not illiteracy?) they might ring another buzzer first.
Any other suggestions?