Before you came into my life I used to sleep in — I used to sleep, sleep in

September 18th, 2012 · 60 comments

Welcome to the neighbourhood! xo, Carly Rae Jepsen

Hey you just moved here! And it's early! But here's my window! So Shut Up Maybe!

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60 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Seth

    Instead of yelling, look into my window. My window! And watch me sleep maybe!

    Sep 18, 2012 at 9:08 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   mintjulep

    Hilarious and topical, but definitely passive-aggressive.

    I know neighbors like this are not always receptive to “constructive criticism,” but why don’t you, you know…introduce yourself to them and maybe bring this up like a friendly neighbor. Whoops! Too late, you wrote a note.

    Sep 18, 2012 at 9:08 pm   rating: 54  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Goldie

      I have neighbors llike that. And I tried, you know, talking it over like a friendly neighbor. They cannot for the life of them understand why they shouldn’t yell/scream/idle their car for thirty minutes straight at 11pm/6am/you name it. Basically, anyone that isn’t an inconsiderate douche, isn’t going to do these things under someone else’s window to begin with. Anyone that is an inconsiderate douche, is going to keep doing that no matter what. At least in this case, something good came out of it — a funny note.

      Sep 18, 2012 at 9:51 pm   rating: 78  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   They won't care anyways

      We were ready to throw a party when our neighbors moved out.

      Especially, as they saw nothing wrong with having their children run up and down the hall, one screaming like a banshee while the other one was riding his Bobby Car. On the tiled access balcony, right under my bedroom window, on 6 am on Saturdays, every Saturday. But hey, I have to be at work at 9, I should get up anyways. Did I mention they also did that every Sunday? Twice? That was, when they were not having screaming contests in the staircase. Or ringing every doorbell. Because they were playing unsupervised (they were not older than 2 and 4). But hey, they were kids. Right? You are not allowed to complain about kids. Even introducing yourself and asking nicely (I swear, I am horribly polite and unconfrontational) got the 7′ husband to get in your face, threatening you.

      There is now a flat share. Three boys (students) in their early 20s. Amazingly, we can not constantly hear them “talking” to each other, nobody gets smacked, I can not hear their TV when I am sitting in my living room (which isn’t even next to their apartment) and nobody seems to be climbing up the walls. Also, they don’t smoke on the (inclosed) access balcony, right infront of either my kitchen or my bedroom window. Neither at 10pm nor at 3am. And neither do their guests. Yes!

      That note? I laughed. PA, yupp. But oh so appropriate. Not that the neighbor will care. People like that don’t care.

      Sep 19, 2012 at 12:57 am   rating: 64  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   Jami

      Tried that with our neighbors. No go. They were still loud every single night – even though the main renter of the place himself kept telling them to keep it down. (Long story short as possible – guy who works for Hurley moves in next door, lets a bunch of friends/fellow employees live with him for awhile. They’re loud, parking in front of our house instead of driving an extra ten feet to park in front of their own, etc.)

      Didn’t work. Wrote them letters, especially when one of them decided the perfect place to park his car before taking off for Hawaii was right in front of our mailbox. Which got us nasty letters from the mailman. Got onto them for that. Next day, dad’s car had obviously been attacked by someone with a scrub pad as the paint had a bunch of swirling scratches. Finally, one of them parked her car right in front of our driveway, blocking it off. Called the police because we were trying to leave at 4 am for a trip to Vegas. Police tried to call her. She never answered. Her car was towed.

      After that, Hurley was bought out by some big company, original renter threw all his friends out, had his mother move in with him. And now they’re quiet.

      So yeah, talking doesn’t usually work with douchebag neighbors.

      Then again, in our case, neither did the note. So from now on, I always call the non-emergency police number when someone is insisting on being loud at midnight.

      Sep 19, 2012 at 10:29 am   rating: 22  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   The Elf

      At least you tried talking first, Goldie.

      Sep 19, 2012 at 11:01 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.5   We Shall Speak Anon

      Who is Bobby Car? And why was that child riding him?

      Must be a British thing.

      Sep 19, 2012 at 4:39 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.6   Harbinger

      Hey, “They won’t care anyways”. Who’d have thought your ex-neighbours would move in next to me? Judging by the differences in spelling, we live in completely different countries, but your description of your former neighbours fit my new ones exactly! Let me add joy rides in their bogan vehicle (souped-up V8 that burns rubber every night without fail at about 11.30pm after 15 minutes of noisy idling), streams of visitors, especially after 10pm, usually knocking loudly and swearing because they can’t be heard over (a)the TV and (b) the yelling kids…

      Sep 19, 2012 at 8:31 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.7   a-Arialist

      Must be a British thing? That’s not a British person (‘neighbor’, ‘anyways’, ‘get in your face’ – all Americanisms).

      Sep 20, 2012 at 6:34 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.8   Jami

      I don’t know. When I say “Bobby car” I right away thought they must meant police car. As for the Americanisms, enough American shows and movies are shown over their for them to pick them up and vise versa. I’ve often made my Yorkshire born & bred manager chuckle when I use a “Britism” simply because I’ve heard it so many times on a show on BBC America.

      Sep 21, 2012 at 12:08 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   shesajem

    Our neighbors have loud parties on Sunday night, they also empty their bottles into the bin right outside our window at 11pm a couple of nights a week but they moved in before us so I guess we have to deal with it.

    Sep 18, 2012 at 9:32 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   S.A.

      So what if you moved in after them. Leave a note. Not reason for them to be inconsiderate just because they probably been doing that before you moved in.

      Sep 18, 2012 at 9:42 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Molly Musaka

    This over here, this is my house. And I pay my rent. So buy some earplugs. Then again, I keep my noise at a reasonable volume and used to live above someone that didn’t want anyone living above them, and would call the cops to report noise when there was none, so I have a low tolerance for passive aggressive noise complaints. The poor cop seemed embarrassed to see me answer the door in my jammies with the lights low and a book in my hand.

    Sep 18, 2012 at 9:44 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   s

      I feel your pain, Molly. I had some upstairs neighbors who thought it was cool to have screaming fights and slam all the doors in their apartment at 10 pm, but they would call apartment management on me for watching TV–which even the guy who came to check out the complaint said he couldn’t hear while we was standing in my apartment. Apartment living sucks the big one. Worst thing I’ve had to deal with since moving into a house in my neighbor’s obnoxious house alarm going off once a month.

      Sep 19, 2012 at 11:23 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   kittyn

    i had a neighbor yell @ her kids every morning to wake the fuck up & her boyfriend looking into my window @ night

    Sep 18, 2012 at 9:55 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   kittyn

    good times

    Sep 18, 2012 at 9:56 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   before/after doesn't matter

    Whether someone moved to a neighborhood before or after another would not excuse anyone’s lack of consideration for their neighbors. We keep to ourselves, go to friends and family’s homes instead of having them over, and we’re quiet as mice all year long except for our annual yard sale. The neighbor across the street (who moved in *after* us) is rude, intimidating and makes a total ass of himself. He actually yelled at us, while several people were shopping at our yard sale, “If you needed money, why didn’t you just borrow some?” I don’t say anything when he flushes his boat motor, cranks up his motorcycle, yells at all the other neighbors and traffic going by, and triggers the panic alarm on his vehicles when our next door neighbor’s dogs bark for a minute when a squirrel runs the power-line. He just put up the “For Sale” sign again (it’s been 3 years so far). My only hope is if he keeps his mouth shut, he might actually sell it and a collective sigh of relief will ring throughout the neighborhood.

    Sep 18, 2012 at 10:06 pm   rating: 31  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   JK

      When he said “If you needed money, why didn’t you just borrow some?” you should’ve said “I was going to, but your mom didn’t make enough last night.”

      Sep 28, 2012 at 12:04 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Daniel

    So much depends
    on whether fuck
    is a noun or a verb.

    Sep 18, 2012 at 10:22 pm   rating: 75  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Jordie

      Marry me.

      Sep 18, 2012 at 11:32 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   Dane Zeller

      Daniel,

      I would not confine the word “fuck” to verb or noun. It is properly used for any part of speech, including an interjection. Like, “Oh, Fuck!” when you crank up a little Iron Butterfly to fly through his broken window.

      Sep 19, 2012 at 8:34 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   The Elf

      I could see it also as an adverb and adjective, using the suffix -ing. “It will be fucking epic when I finally break down due to a fucking lack of sleep and go on a fucking shooting spree, starting with my fucking neighbors.”

      But I think it’s pushing it to call “fuck” an conjuction. What’s that function?

      And remember, interjections are generally set apart from a sentence by an exclamation point,
      or by a comma when the feeling’s not as strong.

      Sep 19, 2012 at 11:09 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.4   Meme

      It’s the most flexible word in the english language!
      Personaly I like to think of it as punctuation… that and my favorite hobby.
      Fuck!

      Sep 19, 2012 at 2:54 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.5   Daniel

      @Jordie, you underestimate my loneliness … lol

      Sep 19, 2012 at 11:04 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Rinny

    If that note showed up on my door, there would be a solid week of Reveille bugle calls outside the window at dawn.

    Sep 18, 2012 at 10:45 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Stating the Obvious

      Asshole.

      Sep 19, 2012 at 5:53 am   rating: 81  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   shepd

      If I heard bugle calls at dawn I’d match that with fireworks at 11 pm every night.

      If you’re gonna get up at 5 am to piss me off, you’re gonna do it without a lick of sleep, mister. Me, I can sleep during the day.

      Can you?

      Sep 19, 2012 at 9:41 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   Belinda

    I think this is the cutest note I’ve ever seen on this site!
    Team Note Writer!

    Sep 18, 2012 at 10:59 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   loribl

    Back in the Dark Ages, when I was a college student, some punk rockers moved next door. they slam danced at 3 a.m. and I had to be at work at 7. I pounded on the wall one night (morning) and they came over the next morning saying, “We’re just young and want to have fun!” I was the advanced old crone age of 21!

    Sep 19, 2012 at 1:28 am   rating: 25  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Team Note Writer

    I have been blessed with very well-insulated apartments and therefore I really don’t know how much noise is too much… I would appreciate someone telling me if I’m being too loud, and the note is cute enough that I would laugh at it and go make friends instead of getting angry about it.

    Not every loud neighbour is deliberately rude! Some of us just came from homes that don’t transmit sound that much.

    Sep 19, 2012 at 3:05 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   nurgleth

      I’ve been called out by my neighbour for being too loud (in a passive-aggressive fashion I might add, but unfortunately the note’s in German), now I use headphones for gaming and/or watching movies after 10pm, no big deal. I’m kind of surprised people here say that people who care about their noise level don’t make any noise in the first place. No. I can’t magically guess that you sleep right next to my room and hear what I’m doing, especially if I very rarely hear you.

      Sep 19, 2012 at 7:27 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   konkonsn

      Yeah, I had a downstairs neighbor that had surround sound and loved action movies and video games.

      I sleep late/early, though, so I just told him after the first week I moved in that he needed to turn it down after midnight. You could hear him swearing up a storm (he was apparently terrible at his games), talking VERY loudly with his friends (conversational yelling is probably more appropriate), or the explosions from his movie/game if you were in the living room, but after midnight, he turned it down low enough that you couldn’t hear it in the bedroom.

      I felt that he was lucky to have me, though. If someone who doesn’t want to hear “F**K!” thirty times a night moved in after me, he’s probably in trouble.

      Sep 21, 2012 at 12:14 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   ddk23

    I have an empty foreclosed home next to me…..I have already had nightmares about who will be my new neighbor. We live on a street that has a lot of empty lots, and no street lights. But there are lights on the garages that automatically go on. Now that the bank has taken that house over, the lights are back on, and the lawn is mowed. I think I would rather it stay empty than have crazy neighbors.

    Sep 19, 2012 at 7:55 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Ely North

    Ha ha. I used to live next to a woman whose niece & nephew would come over at like 7 am Saturday morning and yell and scream in the yard right outside my window. One morning another neighbor (an old guy) was out watering his garden and spoke with the little boy:
    “What’s your name, Billy?”
    “No, Jake.”
    “Oh. When are you going home?”

    Awesome.

    Sep 19, 2012 at 8:38 am   rating: 32  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Ethel

    Sorry, after 7am STFU – most cities noise laws are from 10pm to 7am, thereafter the world is awake and doing stuff, even on the weekends. The gal (I assume gal because of the verbiage, color markers and passive-aggressiveness) is a douchebag of her own making.

    Sep 19, 2012 at 9:33 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   Sara

      Hey Ethel, stick it up your ass. Some people work shifts. And as an A&E doctor, if I don’t get enough sleep, I may end up killing someone. There’s no excuse for making a massive noise no matter when you do it.

      Sep 19, 2012 at 10:00 am   rating: 55  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.2   Brian

      I too have done shift work, (though hardly life and death), and I understand how frustrating it can be to try to sleep through the noise of life.

      I also understand that I have no right to tell the kids not to play like kids in their own yard over summer vacation, or to insist that a dog stay inside because it barks a little bit when I’m trying to sleep. It’s not right to insist that everybody in the neighborhood alter their lives to conform with my professional choices.

      Sep 19, 2012 at 10:15 am   rating: 37  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.3   Jami

      From the sounds of it they’re stereotypical “trash” neighbors who constantly fight over little things instead of getting marriage counseling or a divorce. And even those of us who don’t work swing shifts sometimes need to sleep past 8 am. I sleep extremely poorly due to loads of nightmares. (Apparently that’s a symptom of anemia, which I have.) So when I can I like to try and sleep in.

      Out of respect for people who might have to work odd hours or are ill, people really need to be more considerate of their neighbors. I’m not saying you need to be as quiet as a church mouse, but defiantly don’t fight so loudly you can be heard for half a block or play your music at window rattling levels.

      Sep 19, 2012 at 10:37 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.4   The Elf

      I feel the pain of working shifts. My husband does sometimes, and when he was on a bad stretch of midnight shifts in the middle of summer we still had people mowing the lawn when he was trying to sleep. It doesn’t help that he is a light sleeper already.

      You can mention your shift work problem to your neighbors, especially if you are on good terms with them. If they’re nice, and they can avoid the noise, they’ll try to keep it down. Good neighbors are like that.

      But if it’s past whatever your local noise ordinance hour is (usually 7 or 8am), then it’s on you. The lawn has to get mowed sometime. Buy blackout curtains, play white noise or run a fan in the background, sleep with earplugs – whatever it takes. It’s ultimately your problem to resolve.

      Sep 19, 2012 at 11:16 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.5   Tarn

      It’s a cute note. And I think she’s got a point.

      Whatever the ordnance hours are, the way she describes the noise, it’s not just the usual lawnmower/people talking and going about their business kind of thing. Yelling. ‘rawr’ing, fucking (whether she means doing it loudly or shouting it), all seem like inconsiderate noise levels to me.
      I like a lie-in of a weekend. I use earplugs to keep out normal sounds, because not everyone is as lazy as I am :-) But I’d be pretty annoyed with neighbours who made that kind of noise, no matter what time it was.

      Sep 19, 2012 at 12:38 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.6   deprogrammed

      There is a myth going around that anything until 10PM is OK – let me disabuse everyone of that notion.

      The prevailing ordinance is disturbing the peace.

      If you are a nuisance, you can be cited by the police. And what really works (especially if you are a renter and the rest of the neighbors are with you) is finding out who owns the place, sending a letter about the offender being a public nuisance and offering to skip going to small claims court if s/he will tell the tenant to shut the fuck up. The possibility of 5-10 people suing for $10K each will possibly result in an eviction.

      If the owner is the offender, s/he can still be sued. Slap a lien on the property and tell ‘em you’ll force the sale to get your money.

      It’s not like I’m mean or anything; I just believe in the biblical imperative that whatsoever I taketh from a man, I shall return to him four-fold. So be nice to me.

      Sep 19, 2012 at 1:32 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.7   Brian

      Don’t count on disturbing the peace to keep the neighborhood quiet.

      First, you have a right to make legitimate noise in and around your home. Whether mechanical (lawn mowers, power tools, amplified guitars), or natural (dog barking, yelling people), it’s only going to be considered a disturbance if:

      1. The volume is such that a reasonable person would assume the accused was intending to disturb the peace. (That is, no matter how loud the back ho in your back yard, the intent was clearly to do the digging. Amplifiers pointed directly at the neighbors probably aren’t for your own entertainment.)

      or

      2. There is a specific mention of the activity in the local code. (Ie max decibel level for various types of noise, specific restrictions (dog barking) etc.

      or.

      3. The impact of the action is disturbing the peace of the area, with multiple complaints, and a warning is ignored.

      DtP challenges for vagueness have been upheld by many courts.

      In this case one shift worker trying to sleep at say 10AM is likely highly insufficient to qualify as a disturbing the peace.

      Far better to be nice, and let the neighbor know that you work a late shift, and ask them to limit noise as much as they can while you sleep.

      (Or better, I had a neighbor that was limited as to when they could mow their lawn, which was when I needed to sleep. So I asked if I could just mow his lawn when I did mine. Worked out well for both of us.)

      Sep 19, 2012 at 1:48 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.8   The Elf

      Yes, but it REALLY takes a lot to be criminally disturbing the peace. Your typical loud and annoying noise isn’t going to cut it.

      Sep 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.9   Zsa

      My Back Ho is really loud too, but I have to pay extra for the digging.

      Sep 19, 2012 at 2:45 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.10   Jami

      There’s a big difference between mowing the lawn and having knock down drag out fights every single day and having, what I assume, is loud make up sex.

      Mowing the lawn is fine. Fighting all the time in such a manner that it would disturb the neighbors is wrong. There’s problems in that marriage that need to be worked out.

      During the day, I’ve done the playing opera thing I’ve mentioned before to get people to turn their music down. But after 10 pm it’s a call to the cops.

      BTW – Is anyone besides me kind of worried there might be a domestic abuse situation brewing here if these people fight every single day like this?

      Sep 19, 2012 at 3:17 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.11   deprogrammed

      disturbing the peace isn’t for annoyances; it’s for noise and activities that a “reasonable” person would consider a detriment to quality of life. Leaf blowers per se do not qualify; leaf blowers at 9Pm on a regular basis would. Music so loud you can’t hear your own tv qualifies any time of day.

      Sep 19, 2012 at 4:43 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.12   shepd

      Oh, I would so enjoy getting a letter suggesting I was disturbing the police–oh, sorry, the peace from my neighbours.

      ‘Course, I have great neighbours who I do my best not to annoy because that’s the nice thing to do.

      But I react very negatively when someone threatens to use the law against me. Especially when that someone doesn’t know the law well enough to actually get anything done about it.

      My reply, sent by registered mail to each participating house, would be a prepared countersuit with a note that says “You file first because I’m too cheap to pay the filing fees.”

      Then again, as I said, I’m a nice guy, so chances are this hypothetical situation would never come up.

      Sep 19, 2012 at 9:48 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   M L

    Does anybody else really wish that the notewriter had said “And it is early” instead of “And it’s early”? You know, so the rhythm would match?

    … No?

    I’ll just see myself out.

    Sep 19, 2012 at 10:37 am   rating: 30  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   My name is Princess!

    The rhyming is off. They either need something that rhymes with Early or something that rhymes with Maybe.

    Sep 19, 2012 at 12:07 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   Brian H

    I have a security company and this is something that comes up in the HOA’s and Condo Assoc. we work for. I have to say it’s not common to have the loud neighbor who never stops. Also we have a 10pm loud noise law. So if we can hear it from the street we tell them to turn it down. Very rarely are we ignored. Most HOA’s can fine a chronic offender a $100 a violation so after two to three of those they stop.

    Sep 19, 2012 at 1:53 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Ali Longworth

    I like to sleep past 8 on weekends myself it isn’t an unreasonable time for mowing and everyday noises. Until you know that neighbors are loud a-holes & not just loud, it would probably go better just to talk to them and point out your bedroom window. Perhaps they do noisy stuff on the other side of the house. If they are a-hole early-birds I suggest using your night owl tendencies to advantage – perhaps “share” a nice German opera with them at 1:00 a.m.?

    Sep 19, 2012 at 3:36 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   hatenoisyneighbors

    I am team note writer all the way!

    I used to live in the second house on the block and had neighbors who were the third or fourth house AROUND the corner constantly wake up my roommates and me with screaming children in their backyard. Including my roommate who had other rooms as a buffer for three of her walls and her only exterior wall faced the opposite direction towards the highway. I lived there for 3 years and these kids “played ” (screamed) most of the time from 7am to noon or even later Monday through Saturday. One weekday morning, I was woken up before 7am and laid in bed furious for probably 45 minutes, until I decided to storm over there and give them a piece of my mind.

    As I approached the house in my pj’s and crazy hair, I could hear they even had music blaring. The mom answered the door and when I asked if she was “the one with the screaming kids,” she claimed she just told them to keep it down. Obviously it wasn’t working, because they were STILL screaming. I rambled on about how it was way too early (anything before 8am, especially) for incessant screaming and how that much screaming was unnecessary. I’ve worked with kids from babies to teens for ten years, mostly with preschoolers and have NEVER experienced such noise. She and her husband behind her just kinda stared at me with blank looks. The mother said they have school and this was there only time to be outside and play. Fine, but screaming 6 days a week? According to one of my roommates, the dad even ran around and screamed along with the kids; great family bonding time: let’s wake up the entire neighborhood together!

    I’m so glad I don’t live there anymore, because I could still hear them for months after this incident until I left (for unrelated reasons).

    Sep 19, 2012 at 9:56 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   a-Arialist

    I would love to live in a world where 8am was early (and even getting double underlined as early early EARLY!).

    Sigh.

    Sep 20, 2012 at 6:28 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   lettuce

      Yeah, right there with you. Someone who finds 8am offensively early is someone who lives on a different planet from me entirely. I’ll admit up-front that I’m jealous. But…

      The note is cute, and if the neighbors are really standing by the window and screaming FUCK, I get why the note writer wants it to stop. There’s no need for that.

      But folks lose me when their argument is “but I want to sleep iiiiiiinnnnnn!” Yeah, and? Who doesn’t? This is the grownup world, where sleeping in is a luxury and not a given. Welcome, and enjoy your stay!

      I know several people here have argued, “but but shift workers!” First of all, I don’t think the note writer is a shift worker, because s/he specifically says this is about “sleeping in,” not “sleeping during the day because I work all night.” And even if s/he is a shift worker, I’ve been there before myself, and pretty much considered it my own responsibility to deal with noise and light during the day. Earplugs, blackout curtains, whatever it took – it was a pain, but I didn’t expect the daytime to stop for me since that’s when most of the world is up and about. Not their fault I worked odd hours. And 8am is most definitely daytime.

      Sep 21, 2012 at 12:48 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.2   Daw

      How about we all just agree to be reasonable about our noise round-the-clock, if possible, and be loud very rarely (like a party sometimes, but not every single week).

      Also, I’m not sure where sleeping in is a “luxury” in the adult world. I sleep in every day I don’t work (somewhere between 11 and 12), and even when I do have work I don’t have to be up until 8:45. I know tons of other people just like me. I mean, I’m an adult. I can do whatever the fuck I want as long as I pay the bills, and I choose sleeping in all the time – certainly a given for me. I definitely don’t expect people to shut up until noon for me, but I do expect people to be reasonable. The people in the note can safely be assumed as noisy assholes, at all hours. So let’s just all shut up and sit down about who gets the “privilege” of sleeping in. We all deserve a reasonable level of noise, 24 hours a day, no matter if we choose lifestyles that let us sleep in or lifestyles that have us out of bed at 5am every day.

      Sep 21, 2012 at 7:16 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   B0NitaGEE bang

    Hey, You just moved here…Boo! You suck!!
    wonderful :)

    Sep 20, 2012 at 8:14 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   dizit

    Wow! Does this all make me extra happy I live in the tiny coastal community I do. I can’t even *see* my neighbors, let alone hear them.
    Not always so…I used to live in L.A. There I had some real doozies for neighbors (including a practicing Santeria priest whose initiation parties were the stuff of legend).

    Sep 22, 2012 at 3:00 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Tgrippe

    I live in a college town, with neighbors who expect all noise to stop at 8:15, because they are (wait for it) Shift workers, who have to get up at 4:00 in the morning.

    But guess what? My wife (wait for it) is a shift worker who often doesn’t get home until 9:20.

    Now you think we’re going to become celibate, not cook dinner, washes dishes, wash clothes, watch any tv, etc. etc. Because the spoiled little brats above us think they’re needs are more important?

    Nope. Fuck that. I have a right to live my life, and they can just fucking move to a free standing house/condo if they don’t like it.

    Oct 2, 2012 at 8:47 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   Reed

      I would imagine your problem would be solved if you didn’t blare the tv, scream in bed, or crash all your pots together when doing the dishes.

      I mostly don’t give a shit about if they’re just overly picky about tiny miniscule noises and I’m painting you in a bad light, because when you say “the spoiled little brats above us think they’re needs are more important” you’ve essentially just said “MY needs are more important than theirs”

      Basically I’m calling you a self-centered asshole. Maybe try thinking that your needs and their needs are equal for a change and that you’re not better than everyone else.

      Oct 5, 2012 at 9:59 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #25   thericker

    My neighbors are a combination of all your asshole neighbors put together because they have spawned into other asshole neighbors close by. I’m sure it’s a virus and related to sports. Mainly, football and hockey and probably video games. Oh and kids and family that overstays their welcome (yes I know that intimate detail about them). The guy above us is a what my wife and I call a ‘heel walker’. They have a kid in the house that will grow up one day to be a marathon runner because they let him practice in the house. The whole family together practices shot-put and they ride dinosaurs from the kitchen to the bed and bathroom. We know now that they ride competing dinosaurs because the dinosaurs fight each other, throwing couches around and whatever else they can sink their teeth into, including appliances.

    The couple across from us plays Xbox. His favorite word is fuck and when he watches sports its like he is there, at the game, He makes sure to yell at the top of his lungs and his clapping is backed by maximum sonic capabilities. He has his significant other now also yelling out fuck after he does so its now double the idiocy.

    The family down the way…what can I say. Their favorite phrase is Pick up that fucking chicken! Ive heard it like 20x. I live in a very nice apartment area and never thought this place would turn into the shitpile its developed into.

    Kinda sucks living your days with your windows closed while the idiots blast their single digit IQ into the surrounding areas loud and clear for all to hear. sign…back to cooking :)

    Oct 7, 2012 at 4:57 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     

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