Entries Tagged as 'noise'
For a while now, our submitter in Australia says his neighbors — a couple in their mid-40s — have been complaining about his family’s “excessive noise.” It started, he says, with complaints about the sounds generated by their pool filter and their dryer.
“We accommodated by turning the filter off at night and reducing usage of the dryer,” he says, “but it escalated to them complaining about us talking inside our house with all the windows closed and the air conditioner running (during the day, mind you). Then they began coming over, literally banging on our door, complaining that the kids were being too loud while playing outside.”
David says the neighbors also started calling to complain to the real estate company from whom his family rents the house. The company’s response, below, made for a satisfying conclusion to the whole affair.
related: Will you please turn down the sound of your frogs?
Tags: Australia · landlords and property managers · neighbors · noise · oh snap
It turns out Harry Potter had more than a little in common with his jerk of a father. (And yes, James Potter was a jerk — Yahoo! Answers says so!)
Meanwhile, on Diagon Alley…
related: Do these stilettos match my broomstick?
extra credit: How P-A Harry Potter fans deal with junk mail
extra extra credit: We Are Wizards [hulu.com]
Tags: neighbors · noise · p.s.
Adriana in Playa Del Rey, California said her husband found this note from a non-wind chime enthusiast taped to their outside of their condo building. “I personally love all the exclamation points,” Adriana says — “especially the cheery ‘thanks!’ at the bottom.”
related: Hello, 911? My neighbors are loud walkers!
Tags: California · neighbors · noise · not-so-veiled threats
As it turns out, at least one study has shown that laughter in the workplace can actually improve productivity.
Of course, that didn’t help our submitter in St. Louis from totally freaking out when she found this anonymous note on her desk at her “conservative” office, where she says that although silence pretty much reigns, “I giggle and talk loudly all the time.”
Our submitter later found out that the note was a “prank” from a friendly coworker. (But — paranoia alert — was it completely in jest, or a p-a power play?)
related: To my coworker, the thundering cow
Tags: noise · office · St. Louis
“About five months ago,” writes Catherine in Massachusetts, a new tenant moved in and began a new exercise regime: running back and forth in the building hallways. “His/her gait is rather lumbering and resonates throughout our apartment,” Catherine says. “We were startled at first, but have come to giggle over this frequent disruption. Apparently, one of our neighbors isn’t laughing.”
From there, things began to escalate. “Fortunately,” Catherine says, the ensuing flame war “just goes to show that most of our neighbors have a great sense of humor.”
related: The very delicate elevator
Tags: dogs · kids · Massachusetts · neighbors · noise · note wars · smartass
September 18th, 2012 · 60 Comments
Welcome to the neighbourhood! xo, Carly Rae Jepsen
Or I’ll call the cops, maybe?
Tags: Canada · have a nice day · most popular notes of 2012 · neighbors · noise · smiley
Ashley in Sheffield received this lovely belated birthday card from a neighbo(u)r.
(Nicely done, Laura.)
related: If you were the one who was so drunk or so stupid…
Tags: birthday · most popular notes of 2012 · neighbors · noise · sleeping · thanks (but not really) · U.K.
Writes our submitter in Colorado: “Last year, a frog moved in to our small backyard pond. Although the sound was soothing and peaceful at first, this year it sounds like he’s quadrupled in size, his croaking now loud and obnoxious. We’ve tried to find the frog in the rocks to move him, with no luck. The kicker? “Apparently, one of our genius neighbors thinks we’re intentionally causing the ruckus with some kind of backyard Frog Noise Machine.”
related: The sound of two hands clapping
Tags: Colorado · most popular notes of 2012 · neighbors · noise · sleeping