Noisy Neighbours

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At about 3:30am this morning, I was just going to sleep when I was disturbed by a bass beat throbbing through the wall. Investigating further, I traced the source of the noise to the ground floor, street facing apartment in the building next door. Quickly pulling on some clothes, I went downstairs surrounded by an air of self-righteousness.
Approaching the apartment, one of the front windows was opened. The blinds were drawn, but the music was coming through crystal clear. It was a textbook example of that middle ground between RnB and Gangsta Rap, and boy, was it horrible. The lyrics were, repeated no less than thirty times, "We're gonna have a gangsta part-y."

I banged on the window frame. No answer. I banged again, louder still. No answer. I waited a couple of minutes, in case they were in the shower or something, and rapped on the window once more. (so hard that my knuckles hurt afterwards) By this stage, I was really pissed off. Who plays "gangsta party" music on their own in their apartment at 3 in the morning at such a ridiculous volume? Idiots.

About 30 seconds after my final bout of fierce window bashing, the volume suddenly dropped drastically. I guess they didn't want any kind of confrontation, and just thought that they'd wait until I left before doing anything. I stuck my head in the window, looked at the moron, and said "Thank you."

The next time it happens I'm just going to call the police.

So, what stories do you have to share about noisy neighbours/roommates/etc?

Andrew (enneff), Saturday, 9 November 2002 06:08 (eighteen years ago) link

this reminded me of a phone conversation i once had with my mother's aunt. she was describing how she had been kept up by the neighbors having a party.

"... and all night long, the music was 'BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM' right through the walls! My friend Marge says they call it 'Bass', that music with the BOOM BOOM."

not trying to compare you to a little old lady.

ron (ron), Saturday, 9 November 2002 06:33 (eighteen years ago) link

Andrew, I think I heard those people from my house.

It could have been the people downstairs though

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Saturday, 9 November 2002 08:09 (eighteen years ago) link

I don't know if it could've travelled that far.

Andrew (enneff), Saturday, 9 November 2002 08:38 (eighteen years ago) link

fair enough

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Saturday, 9 November 2002 08:42 (eighteen years ago) link

Hey, The Cat Empire are playing at the Spiegeltent tonight, Jim (and other Melbournites). They're a fucking ace band, and it's free, so, like go or something.

Andrew (enneff), Saturday, 9 November 2002 08:47 (eighteen years ago) link

The night before last there was the sound of an oscillating electrical noise (I assumed it was a UFO), then last night from about 1am someone started using an electric drill. There is some bizarre late night DIY going on in my neighbourhood.

jel -- (jel), Saturday, 9 November 2002 09:17 (eighteen years ago) link

and i guess thats why they call it the blues time on my hands could be time spent with you laughing like children living like lovers rolling like thunder undre the covers and i guess thats why they calll it the blues (repeat x infinity)

i hate spectra and di (lucylurex), Saturday, 9 November 2002 09:55 (eighteen years ago) link

can't find a better man/can't find a better man (repeat x infinity)

i hate spectra and di (lucylurex), Saturday, 9 November 2002 09:56 (eighteen years ago) link

There is no crime more evil than loud music late at night. Anyone guilty of this should be sentanced to a year in jail. Sometimes I wish I had no ears. I dont care what my neighboors do . They could run around nude covered in chicken livers AS LONG AS I DONT HEAR IT

Mike Hanle y (mike), Saturday, 9 November 2002 14:47 (eighteen years ago) link

So NOW I know where my former housemate Daren has been holing himself up lately...

The walls in this council flat are paper thin. When I moved in, there was a Mancunian living here who used to invite all his drug dealer friends home from Herbal and large it at about 4am. We had a row so bad that first the landlady came upstairs, then she called the police. The next morning she changed the locks.

In moves this very quiet, rather sensitive novelist. We get along fine for several months. Until quiet, sensitive novelist develops writers block and GOES SLOWLY MAD ... as writers do. The night before our record release party, (when I'd gone to bed early to get plenty of rest) he came home from the pub just before midnight and started blasting his banging techno again. Cue massive fuckoff row so bad that I gave my notice to move out.

A few days later, he mysteriously disappears. Turns out that while my landlady and I were both at the record release party, he blasted his music so loud that the NEIGHBOURS came round and complained. What happened next is a matter of dispute, but he gave his notice and he has barely shown his face round here all month.

He says now he wants to move "somewhere he can listen to loud music late at night." Yeah, buddy, when you find it, let me know where it is, cause I am NEVER coming round. You have the right to play music loud at night the day that you buy your own house, with at least a quarter of a mile of empty space in each direction. I'm a freaking musician, supposedly the loudest, most inconsiderate bunch on earth, yet if I have the urge to listen to ANYTHING after 11pm on a weeknight, I use headphones. It's called neighbourly courtesy.

The end. Grrrrrr, now I'm all upset and unhappy and worked up and I wonder if I can get Joolz to give me a toerub to calm me down.

kate, Saturday, 9 November 2002 15:02 (eighteen years ago) link

What about flatmates who insist on having their bedroom doors open and music up loud enough so they can hear it in the kitchen? aarg.

(expecially when all they listen to is the same three early 80s AOR songs over and over again)

Graham (graham), Saturday, 9 November 2002 15:11 (eighteen years ago) link

Fight back ... with GUITAR FEEDBACK.

This will cure any flatmate of any noise. Turn your amp up all the way. Turn your guitar up all the way. Balance guitar on top of amp. Play with any pedals you have handy, to render the feedback even more piercing and annoying. Keep going until your housemate's ears bleed. If they complain, turn off amp, remove earplugs from ears and say "huh? sorry, I couldn't hear you."

Repeat any time your housemate's music bothers you, and they will soon stop.

kate, Saturday, 9 November 2002 15:17 (eighteen years ago) link


We had this guy next door (incidentally in the same flat as the above-mentioned wannabe gangsta) who was this just-out-of-home kid with a Karaoke machine. He would sing the same Herbie song a quarter-tone flat, at the top of his lungs, at maximum amplification, for hours on end. He was so loud that neighbours came to complain. Neighbours who were over a block away.

Despite complaints and eviction threats, he continued to sing really, really badly and really, really loudly. Eventually, we called the landlord ourselves and shortly afterwards he was evicted. If I had the chance, I would beat him to death with his own shoes. Brat.

As if that wasn't enough, he gave his key to some friends of his who went and squatted in his now former apartment. We had the nasty business of kicking them out on behalf of the more vulnerable tenants of the same building.

I don't understand how people can just harbour exactly zero consideration for people other than themselves. Even when I'm blasting music at 3 in the afternoon I feel a little pang of guilt, let alone in the evenings or the middle of the night! Fuck those cunts. Bastards.

Andrew (enneff), Saturday, 9 November 2002 15:18 (eighteen years ago) link

I should really take a more hard line approach to this sort of thing. Perhaps I could call some mates around to lug my stereo downstairs and blast some oldschool jungle through their front window.

Andrew (enneff), Saturday, 9 November 2002 15:21 (eighteen years ago) link

When I first read your reply, I thought it said "old school JANGLE" and wondered how you would fare, fighting gangsta rap with Velocity Girl or something...

kate, Saturday, 9 November 2002 15:24 (eighteen years ago) link

I've tried with Britney. The problem is, I'm too terrified to do it with my bedroom door open, which they're not.

Graham (graham), Saturday, 9 November 2002 15:48 (eighteen years ago) link

Do it with respectable music. There's no way you'll be able to communicate "shut the fuck up" by playing Britney.

Andrew (enneff), Saturday, 9 November 2002 15:58 (eighteen years ago) link

Do it with the LRD remix of Silver Screen Shower Scene and watch the Shawshank Redemption like stunned silences and gaping looks.

Ronan (Ronan), Saturday, 9 November 2002 16:03 (eighteen years ago) link

The last two times I've been out all night I've thought seriously about setting the timer on my stereo, turning it right up and pointing the speakers at the walls, but decided it was cuntish. Am I right?

Graham (graham), Saturday, 9 November 2002 17:18 (eighteen years ago) link

My housemates have this problem, sometimes, but never late at night. It's just him in the room next door only ever listens to Broken Wings, Springsteen, and David fucking Gray...

Mr Swygart (mrswygart), Saturday, 9 November 2002 17:24 (eighteen years ago) link

Not cuntist at all. Totally deserved. But make sure that your room's door has a LOCK on it or you may find stereo and timer mysteriously damaged...

This why you should not piss off smart people.

My brother, while at Columbia, had a problem with his dormmate's stereo. (In Columbia, they put the students in these weird dorms with suites, supposed to mimick actual apartments... yeah, where the fuck in Manhattan are you going to find apartments that big?) Then he discovered that one wall socket outlet in his room was hooked up to their circuit breaker, while the others were on his own circuit. So he built this electrical device which he hooked up to the rogue socket which had the sole purpose of overloading the system and tripping the circuit breaker. Every time their stereo was too loud, he turned his evil machine on. The suitemates learned through Pavlovian reinforcement not to play their stereos too loud, as they thought it was the stereo tripping the circuit breakers. Mwah hah hah, even the Ivy League is full of stupid cunts.

kate, Saturday, 9 November 2002 17:26 (eighteen years ago) link

cuntist = BEST! TYPE! EVAH!!!

kate, Saturday, 9 November 2002 17:27 (eighteen years ago) link

D'oh! TYPE = TYPO!!!

kate, Saturday, 9 November 2002 17:35 (eighteen years ago) link

I've done that Kate, but my whole room and the lights go off, and it only affects the room next door, which isn't the worst.

Do I have to have asked them to turn it down first?

Graham (graham), Saturday, 9 November 2002 17:40 (eighteen years ago) link

The guy that lives in the flat below me snores so loudly that I can't get to sleep. There's nothing quite as annoying as being prevented from sleeping by someone who is having no trouble in sleeping. I tried earplugs and having the radio on, but no joy, so I've had to swap my bedroom and living room.

They also like to have music on loud enough for them to hear it in the garden. I wouldn't mind if it was decent music but dinner jazz really is very, very vile.

They are all cunts.

Alfie (Alfie), Saturday, 9 November 2002 17:44 (eighteen years ago) link

Erm, as to the asking, one-time asking is OK. Like, the first time they are too loud, speak to them and clearly establish what the parameters of your noise-tolerance are.

If you haven't asked AT ALL, yes, it's cuntist. If you've asked repeatedly and had them simply ignore your requests and/or repeat the noise instrusions, then DESTROY SHOWING EXTREME PREJUDICE.

kate, Saturday, 9 November 2002 17:48 (eighteen years ago) link

''Fight back ... with GUITAR FEEDBACK''

or squealing saxophones.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Saturday, 9 November 2002 17:54 (eighteen years ago) link

No! No!!! Noooooo!!! There is no one in the world cuntist enough to deserve saxophones...

kate, Saturday, 9 November 2002 18:03 (eighteen years ago) link

kate I'm listening to borbetomagus now: that's feedback from a guitar player and two squealing saxophones.

its great it really is.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Saturday, 9 November 2002 18:12 (eighteen years ago) link

My next door neighbors used to be fine, but then they had a baby and they let it cry all of the time. It's like they just leave it there to cry.

As if that wasn't bad enough, then they moved in their entire extended family! I think there's probably 8-10 people in a two bedroom apartment. There's just talking and yelling in the hallway all hours of the day and night, people coming and going, etc. The worst part of all is last night, I could hear the little girl (about 10, not the baby) living there just screaming and crying for a disturbing period of time. I have no idea what's going on in there, all I know is that I'll be glad to be out of here when the lease is up in April.

Nicole (Nicole), Saturday, 9 November 2002 18:12 (eighteen years ago) link

saxophones = EVIL!!!

Yes, and me a Bauhaus fan and all.

Nicole, you don't live in Queens by any chance, do you? Cause those sound exactly like the wife-beating child-abusing cuntists that drove me from home in Astoria.

kate, Saturday, 9 November 2002 18:18 (eighteen years ago) link

''saxophones = EVIL!!!''

hehe...we'll that's why i like 'em. the devil's music.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Saturday, 9 November 2002 18:42 (eighteen years ago) link

I just remembered when we lived in a flat in Leicester. A big biker guy moved in downstairs, all dirty leather and long greasy hair and bikes. Soon after he asked us to the party he was having that saturday night. We anticipated Iron Maiden until the small hours with some trepidation. As it went, it was all over by about half ten, and I think the music I was playing (at what I called normal volume) was a good deal louder than theirs.

Also, I had always wondered until that period in my life who it was who collected those terrible plates with drawings of old cottages and puppies on (always by someone like 'Best Puppies On Plate Painter Nominee 1987'), that you see advertised in the Radio Times. The demographic turned out to be 28 year old 6'3" bikers. I hadn't guessed.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Saturday, 9 November 2002 22:35 (eighteen years ago) link

Next time your neigbors are playing music too loud, get em back. Put on Earth 2 as loud as possible with the CD on repeat mode before you leave the house for a few days......

brg30 (brg30), Saturday, 9 November 2002 22:44 (eighteen years ago) link

Our neighbours were like thee arguing couple in "father Ted". They would be all nice & lovey-dovey in publick, but would have screaming rows @ 3am. I banged on the wall & called them mother fukcers more than once. They had this epic row, with doors slamming, pots smashing, screaming, stuff getting thrown, the whole works. They even went ouside for a while and shouted abuse at each other. When a neighbour tried to intervene, the man accused the neighbour ov fukcing his wife. it went on from just after midnight till four in the morning. Then they got started again at 7am. I banged on the wall with a big block ov wood, and called them selfish motherfukcers who deserved to die. Our little son was crying at the noise, it was awful. two weeks later they moved out, thank fukc, and relocated to a house about 12 doors down the street. We can't hear them anymore. I feel sorry for their new neighbours, but we're mostly releived that we don't have to listen to them anymore. sometimes Jill sees one or both of them out on the street, and they act all embarrased - refusing to meet her eye, crossing the road etc. Stupid, STUPID people. the person who moved in in their place is this single womyn who is very very quiet. Long may this continue.

N0RM4N PH4Y, Saturday, 9 November 2002 23:09 (eighteen years ago) link

"I banged on the wall with a big block ov wood, and called them selfish motherfukcers who deserved to die."

This is, indeed, the best way of dealing with things. (no sarcasm) I hate these people.

Andrew (enneff), Sunday, 10 November 2002 02:04 (eighteen years ago) link

jel, do you think your neighbours might be chopping someone up in there?
zeeeeeeeeoooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrr ( thats a drill / sawing sound btw )

donna (donna), Sunday, 10 November 2002 02:09 (eighteen years ago) link

Is there any just punishmenton God's Earth for flatmates who leave their alarm clock beeping all evening while they're out and their room is locked?

Graham (graham), Wednesday, 13 November 2002 11:45 (eighteen years ago) link

A couple of weeks after I moved into my last flat my friend and I decided to have girlie night in, a bottle of wine, chocolate cake all-men-are-bastards type evening. About midnight all hell broke loose next door, banging, screaming, loads strange thumping noises - it then moved out into the close, there were crashing noises and shouting then suddenly dead quiet. We went to the front door in our night-shirts, put on the chain and peeked out to be confronted with a close covered in broken crockery and burning newspapers and the burred from next door advancing towards us at high speed shouting obscenities. Not the kind of welcome you need in your first flat you've ever lived alone in!
She got worse over the years, threatening physical violence against me for closing my front door too loudly (I think she just couldn't find anything else to complain about) emptying rubbish on my doorstep and pouring beer through my letter box. Weirdo freak, I held out for 5 years, her sort don't scare me, but I'm glad I'm gone and I'll never live in a close again!

Plinky (Plinky), Wednesday, 13 November 2002 12:02 (eighteen years ago) link

burred = burd obv

Plinky (Plinky), Wednesday, 13 November 2002 12:04 (eighteen years ago) link

three years pass...
my neighbour has been playing INCREDIBLY LOUD music from around 3 am to 5 am every wednesday and thursday morning for the past few weeks now. it's exacerbated by the fact that he only owns an elton john LP and Phyllis Nelson's "Move Closer" single.

jed_ (jed), Thursday, 22 December 2005 05:09 (fifteen years ago) link

the girl who moved into one of the units below ours has been banging up nails in the ceiling (???) for an hour and a half

kyle (akmonday), Thursday, 22 December 2005 05:19 (fifteen years ago) link

the guy down stairs from me plays the lead line from smoke on the water for about 2 hours a week and he gets one of the notes wrong. its so fucking frustraiting i just want to go over and show him.

howell huser (chaki), Thursday, 22 December 2005 05:23 (fifteen years ago) link

seriously, do it.

jim p. irrelevant (electricsound), Thursday, 22 December 2005 05:25 (fifteen years ago) link

jim, did you end up going to see The Cat Empire back in 2002?

ratty, Thursday, 22 December 2005 08:53 (fifteen years ago) link

i don't believe so! i've only been to the spiegeltent once. i saw architecture in helsinki.

jim p. irrelevant (electricsound), Thursday, 22 December 2005 09:05 (fifteen years ago) link

They took it down today! The speigeltent that is.

Trayce (trayce), Thursday, 22 December 2005 09:22 (fifteen years ago) link

really? shouldn't they be putting it up right about now?

jim p. irrelevant (electricsound), Thursday, 22 December 2005 09:35 (fifteen years ago) link

It's midnight, and suddenly I hear the muffled but unmistakable sound of the bassline to EMF's "Unbelievable" playing above my head. I hate you, upstairs neighbor! I hate the fact that you apparently don't have a job and never go to bed! How the fuck do you manage to get up and have your kids jumping on my ceiling at five o'clock every morning when I can still hear your TV blaring at one o'clock at night?! I hate your shitty taste in trance music and your fucking TV! I hate the fact that the "reasonable" compromise that we seem to have settled on after five months of cohabitation still leaves me wanting to go upstairs and throw your subwoofer and TV out your window and onto your fucking pickup truck with the fucking car alarm that it took you three months to figure out how to stop from going off every hour, morning, noon, and night! Gah, fuck! I hate the fact that my lease isn't up for another three months! I'm never living under another person's floor again!

Chris F. (servoret), Friday, 23 December 2005 06:26 (fifteen years ago) link

all you moaners should just get an air tight balaclava and put it on 24/7 and I don't mean air tight around the earholes

conrad, Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:33 (seven years ago) link

yes but if deems did that we wouldn't have got the deems hallway/whisky tale which is a recent highpoint of a fallow season for ilx

iateeogenic illness (Nilmar Honorato da Silva), Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:36 (seven years ago) link

He showers after getting up so the water pump can be noisy enough but nothing else

Some alchemy or other in the logic centre ive been lumbered with accepts showering as reasonable and washing machine as not and ive been sleeping through- tho the noise is prob not significantly less, idk.

30 ch'lopping days left to umas (darraghmac), Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:38 (seven years ago) link

god you're right ilx has gone down the dumper and I mean RIGHT down

conrad, Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:38 (seven years ago) link

Nextdoor dishthrowers have been gone for weeks, whether moved or extended trip to homeland idk

Allied to long hours and conscious improvement n ilx etc hours its been a period of sleep stability ive prob not experienced the like of in my life

Havent turned into superdeems as yet, what a crock imo

30 ch'lopping days left to umas (darraghmac), Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:41 (seven years ago) link

you said it mate

conrad, Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:53 (seven years ago) link

you said it

conrad, Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:53 (seven years ago) link

Its the water pump, goes for an hour (intermittently) after he showers. What a stupid fuckin device, imo, atm.

Can't/won't ask the lad not to shower in the mornin before work ffs, now what?

30 ch'lopping days left to umas (darraghmac), Monday, 25 November 2013 03:30 (seven years ago) link

Lol what got up conrads tits itt didnt notice til now

30 ch'lopping days left to umas (darraghmac), Monday, 25 November 2013 03:31 (seven years ago) link


Merdeyeux, Monday, 25 November 2013 03:43 (seven years ago) link

one year passes...

finished noise log will submit tomorrow morning I think. its a good piece imo but will see what suggestions the mgmt co have ito style, brevity etc.

local eire man (darraghmac), Tuesday, 30 December 2014 03:07 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

moving in Saturday to a house with brick walls and nobody upstairs, will do well to not have an episode til then but I'm calm and accepting of what will come xxxxxx

local eire man (darraghmac), Monday, 23 February 2015 22:52 (six years ago) link

three months pass...

important update I can't hear the neighbours anymore and the worlds a beautiful place

thoughts you made second posts about (darraghmac), Sunday, 31 May 2015 00:40 (six years ago) link

yay :)

and no more broken windows?

drash, Sunday, 31 May 2015 00:48 (six years ago) link

nah not so far I'm kinda waiting for the other shoe to drop but for now I'm nearly happy by god

thoughts you made second posts about (darraghmac), Sunday, 31 May 2015 00:54 (six years ago) link

glad to hear it, 'nearly happy' is the most mortals can hope for

drash, Sunday, 31 May 2015 01:16 (six years ago) link

(that sounds so depressing which is not what i intended)

drash, Sunday, 31 May 2015 01:25 (six years ago) link

well I was gonna leave it at that cos tbh ive a fair chance of only kicking on from here and didnt wanna sound smug

thoughts you made second posts about (darraghmac), Sunday, 31 May 2015 01:27 (six years ago) link


drash, Sunday, 31 May 2015 13:24 (six years ago) link

Wanna show my appreciation for conrad itt

Vaguely Fettening WAPCHAS (wins), Sunday, 31 May 2015 13:40 (six years ago) link

I never get a read on that guy.

thoughts you made second posts about (darraghmac), Sunday, 31 May 2015 15:34 (six years ago) link

It took us an entire year to get our noisy neighbor thrown out, which is amazing, considering that he was a squatter.

Freeland Avenue (I M Losted), Sunday, 31 May 2015 16:51 (six years ago) link

two months pass...

Can you sue local government if they won't evict a squatter who is making your life hell? Shouldn't the county evict him if he doesn't belong on a vacant property? Can we sue the owner for aiding and abetting a nuisance?

Fake Sam's Club Membership (I M Losted), Saturday, 15 August 2015 19:32 (five years ago) link

one year passes...

Yelling outside now

"I don't wanna walk in the rain, Harry Fuckin Heroin!"
"I wanna cigarette!"
"You only care about yourself, fuck off and die!"

Wet Pelican would provide the soundtrack (Myonga Vön Bontee), Friday, 5 May 2017 05:12 (four years ago) link

nine months pass...

there is a particularly violent in-law, who when he visits my neighbours they manage to keep him outside the house. But the loud chatter always continues into the early hours - no matter how cold the outdoor conditions are. And they seem powerless to ban him, because he keeps returning and he is abysmal. I'm not a curtain twitching type, but my bedroom window is almost adjacent with their back door because of the hill our house was built on, and this show never seems to end:(

calzino, Monday, 12 February 2018 01:30 (three years ago) link

My neighbors aren't noisy but they leave a black and white pit mix outside 24/7 that can be. She's also started breaking out from the lack of attention into my backyard or into the front yards and tearing up my trash.

Talking to them has been pointless and it seemingly never happens when I can call animal control, so I've started just throwing the trash in their yard.

louise ck (milo z), Monday, 12 February 2018 01:43 (three years ago) link

Figured the revive was for this:

nickn, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 00:54 (three years ago) link

five months pass...

moved again since, note taken thus far tonight:

night sun 29th July

door being slammed in what can only be described as intentionally violent manner such that sound carried loudly through to other apartments loudly enough to prevent any chance of sleep.

repeated at intervals of c.5 mins from approx 23.50 through 01.00

i can only surmise intentional and vexatious due to frequency, the regular intervals between and the violence of the slamming (you could literally hear the run-up on each occasion).

unsure whether they were seeking to aggravate or provoke an adjacent neighbour, ourselves or genuinely undergoing a traumatic personal event (no noise of conversation or of any other kind throughout period save for the doors, no signs of others in apt, etc)

dele alli my bookmarks (darraghmac), Monday, 30 July 2018 00:06 (two years ago) link

like im not sleeping at this stage because i have an uneasy feeling this guy is out to murder someone tonight tbh

dele alli my bookmarks (darraghmac), Monday, 30 July 2018 00:07 (two years ago) link


that was a whole seven hours ago and conrad hasnt shown up to be a creepy cunt yet

can someone check on him

dele alli my bookmarks (darraghmac), Monday, 30 July 2018 06:01 (two years ago) link

you got an non emergency police dmac

i would call them

definitely had domestic abuse cases in my building and yeah the non emergency sorted it out, was worried they would kill each other

baby bird (Ross), Monday, 30 July 2018 15:53 (two years ago) link

thing is im sure he was alone

dele alli my bookmarks (darraghmac), Monday, 30 July 2018 16:37 (two years ago) link

eleven months pass...

Upstairs has a plumbing problem. Everyone she flushes the toilet the pipes make a sound like the horns of Jericho for as long as the cistern takes to fill up, a couple of minutes. She must know this and yet still flushes every single time, even at 10 to midnight, 3am, whatever.

koogs, Thursday, 18 July 2019 22:56 (one year ago) link

i don't care about noise so much because there is so much of it you have to learn to live with it. But this morning I got up and the arseholes next door had thrown loads of bottle tops, cigarette butts over the wall. They'd launched a plant pot at my bird table, breaking a corner off it whilst probably coked out of their heads at 2am. I went into shouty red mist mode and banged on the door this morning and dumped all the rubbish onto their doorstep when they didn't answer. Then totally lost the moral high ground by threatening to beat the shit out of the little twat that finally came out of the house. I know this type of behaviour isn't big and clever and often has very unsatisfactory outcomes. But it is a part of council estate life that usually ruins my mood for the day and is sadly necessary at times. But I hate turning into fucking Travis Bicke over stupid little thoughtless thugs. what a shit life it can be at times, and I'm not a strong enough person to rise above it all:(

calzino, Tuesday, 23 July 2019 22:09 (one year ago) link

conversely: no you are a hero

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Tuesday, 23 July 2019 22:50 (one year ago) link

it didn't feel like that tbh. I got that horrible feeling when you know you aren't being good and could do much better and you feel like you are adding to shittiness of your own world. But on the other hand fuck these arseholes!

Some cunt threatened me from a flat window the other week and I just calmly took my glasses off as they came running down for me, and then they totally shit out and backed off when they got near me. I think I'm a developing a misguided sense of badassness from that, that will probably be the end of me tbh :p

calzino, Tuesday, 23 July 2019 23:02 (one year ago) link

no look i spend most of my time in these interactions furiously imagining what im definitely gonna do to the cunts next time definitely and too much of that gets into your gut too.

think its riskier but maybe better to step up every now and again unless you do actually get killed which obv isnt an ideal outcome

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Tuesday, 23 July 2019 23:05 (one year ago) link

next door has got themselves a drum kit. by god i hope they get bored soon.

oscar bravo, Wednesday, 24 July 2019 15:20 (one year ago) link

thread title is a good name for a garage pop band

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 24 July 2019 15:24 (one year ago) link

Upstairs' noisy toilet seems to be in that state where it's emptying faster than it fills. Horn noise has been going for 15 minutes now. Put a fucking sock in it.

koogs, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 22:22 (one year ago) link

And now things are resonating along with it.

koogs, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 22:23 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

My neighbour's dogs are destroying me at the moment. He has 3 shih tzus, the little yappy shitwits. Because of work restrictions, I'm up later in the mornings and generally home a bit earlier at the moment. He works 12 hours a day, 5 days a week, and they start when he leaves the house (6.30am) and pretty much bark until he returns (6pm). He's very hard to engage with, and, because they are silent when he's around, he doesn't - or can't/won't - compute what they're like when he's out of the house. In the summer, he often left them in the garden and they would bark all day. Someone must have complained because they're entirely confined to the house now. Other neighbours have been in and they shit inside. He leaves giant nappies around the house - I've seen him disposing of them when he gets in. It used to be his mum's house; when we first moved in here they had an entirely unhinged alsatian that we could hear literally climbing the walls.

I've considered being a good neighbour and asking if I could/should walk them but I've been friendly to one in the past and got nipped for my troubles, so no thanks. The RSPCA aren't interested and I've spoken to the council but seriously, the complaint system involves us keeping a six-week diary of the disturbance and the whole process makes me feel like a cunt. I don't really know what to do.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 17:17 (five months ago) link

I've not even mentioned that my wife works shifts (12 hour night shifts, at a busy maternity unit) and the little pricks often wake her during the day. I know it's not the dogs' fault but I'm currently considering a nice piece of steak au warfarin.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 17:19 (five months ago) link

my neighbour has a dog that he keeps in a cage (I know because the box marked "acme portable dog-cage" blew into my garden from his yard when it was windy). It has a daily anguished howling and crying routine, where the noise doesn't bother me because I just blast out loud music. But it does sadden me that this piece of shit neighbour called the police on us when my son was having an autistic meltdown and it's so miserable to hear such an unhappy dog. He once had the gall to shout threats at my missus who is five foot tall and spare change and has MS. My paper tiger counter-threat to break his legs with my lump hammer seems to have done the trick because I've not heard anything since, but still the poor suffering dog howls in the medieval torture cage every day.

calzino, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 23:07 (five months ago) link

two months pass...

first warm bank holiday of the year and the neighbors are sat out on their roof balcony thing, which is about 10 ft from where I'm trying to sleep.

upstairs neighbor, who would be even closer, has rearranged her entire flat and now sleeps out the front because of this.

koogs, Sunday, 4 April 2021 21:31 (two months ago) link

because I live on a steep inline my upstairs bedroom window is almost level with my neighbours side garden. I mostly get on with her fine but she has some dodgy family and friends. When they have summer parties it invariably turns into a brawl with various braying drunken loudmouths shouting loud death threats at each other until 4am and it sounds like they are right next to our bed. And then when I get up next morning I go into a rage myself and sweep up all the broken glass and cigarette butts that have been thrown over the wall and unceremoniously dump them on her front path from the dust pan and then she apologises to me and then I'm struck with the feeling that we are all bad and should all feel bad!

calzino, Monday, 5 April 2021 01:25 (two months ago) link

I know her surname is Wraith from accidental mail, but some of her family really do own that name. I can't understand why some people would keep letting someone back into their house for parties who almost unfailingingly get's pukingly drunk and beats up another guest almost every time they return.

calzino, Monday, 5 April 2021 01:36 (two months ago) link

maybe one of the wraiths married
a badpenny

estela, Monday, 5 April 2021 02:02 (two months ago) link

lol a+!

calzino, Monday, 5 April 2021 02:02 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

any thoughts on soundproofing an apartment? Recommendations on means, pricing, vendors?

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