Sometimes when you move into a new neighbourhood, you may have some noisy neighbours or someone new moves into your building and they are noisy. They may be someone who shouts a lot, have their music high every time or just wakes up too early and starts mowing their lawn.
I have seen lots of times on TV, the war between neighbours from hell. Thank god I am not writing about someone like that but still for the last few weeks one of our neighbours is bothering us a lot.
Looks like he had moved in recently as we never had this problem before. There is a guy who lives in our building 2 floors below us and he always has his music on high volume. It doesn’t normally bother me when I am doing things as I don’t hear it when I am watching TV or cooking but it bothers me when we go to bed.
Even when I close every door and window in our apartment, I can hear Rihanna or Pink playing. Worst part is, it is not limited to weekends but it happens everyday. On weekdays, it is really hard for me to fall asleep as I am a light sleeper and the noise bothers me. I even tried to put a pillow on top of my head to block the noise but so far it is not working. I don’t get enough sleep which makes me tired during the day.
First he started to play on weekends till 2am. I thought he may be having a party so thinking it as a one-off thing I didn’t give it much though. Then it started to happen every day till very late. I am not sure if the rest of my neighbours are bothered by that but so far seems like no one has complained.
One evening, me and AS were coming home and as his apartment is on the ground floor, we have to pass it. The music was really loud as we passed his place so I just looked into the room thinking there must be a party on but there was none. It was only him and he was in the window shaking his head and singing along the music. So I think it is only him everyday who is enjoying the music but the volume is always on high. When I saw him the other day, he looked a bit weird like someone a bit crazy or someone on drugs so I don’t want to talk to him. Actually I am scared of him to let him know that his music is disturbing us.
I am hoping someone will complain about it either to him or the building manager soon so I don’t get sleep deprived due to his loud music. If nothing happens soon, I am thinking to call the building manager to let him know that it is a nuisance.
I am not the kind of person who wants to stop someone’s fun but I really don’t want to struggle every night just to sleep.
I have been in the receiving end of people who wanted to stop our fun. It was Saturday night and I was having my birthday party few years ago. At around 9 pm, there was someone on the door. When I opened the door, there were two cops. They told me that some neighbours complained about the loud noise so we have to stop the music. I was a bit annoyed because it was a weekend and it was 9 pm but the cops told me that they had to come when someone called and complained. May be I should call the cop on my neighbour too.
While on the topic of noisy neighbours how would you like to wake up in the middle of night to weird sounds? Yap, one of my friends has that problem and the worst part is it is her next door neighbour. When I visited her, I saw the couple and they seemed to be in their late 40’s. They looked friendly and nice. But at least a couple of times in a week, their bed bangs against the wall next to my friend’s bedroom. Also the lady moans and makes all the other weird noises which wakes my friend up in the middle of the night. It has been happening for years now. My friend is too embarrassed to bring that up with her neighbour so she is still suffering. Often it has made her oversleep in the morning making her late for work.
Did you ever have a neighbour from hell or just a noisy one? How did you deal with them?