"my cat jumped down onto the balcony below us!" (she lives on the third floor).
So...you are trying to will the cat into a laundry basket?
Shockingly enough, this does eventually work, but not without attracting the attention of the other tenants in the surrounding apartments.
I guess there is always a chance of this happening when you have a cat-friendly buildings....unfortunately, this is the fourth time this has happened with this particular cat and this particular tenant.
My recommendation? Maybe keep your balcony door closed....ya know, the same advice I gave you the last three times this happened.