Monday, February 6, 2012

Neighboring Frustrations

When you are someone who enjoys a new challenge, you'll come to a point when you find you've bitten off more than you can handle. That happened to me recently. In that situation, you just have to be honest with all involved. That is the best way to make sure you are still being respectful in your dealings.

Anyways, after that moment of thought, here's another. Fuck neighbors that don't have a shred of decency. In the last three days, I have overheard what I believe to have been my neighbors pissing on the porch, yelling at each other in our hallway at 2:30am, smoking in the hallway (i'm an asthmatic and their apartment is upstairs), playing music loud enough to keep me awake from two floors above me, and never taking a second to face me and apologize.

Due to these things, I haven't slept well. I have recently have gained an eye twitch that starts up late in the day. I have even considered sleeping on my living room couch just so I would hear them a little bit less. Just to remind you, I'm not the only one being affected by this. My wife has also been awoken in the middle of the night.

I am a loving husband who wants to come home to a peaceful place, where I can rest and unwind. This is not that place, and I'm having been this angry in a very long time.

Please, share with me some of your neighbor horror stories so that I may find some peace is crowd frustration.


  1. Hey Stephen.

    Two years ago back in college I was living with 4 other guys. Long story short two of them ended up hating each other and that left me on the sideline with one of the others. Eventually that other also got pissed at both of them.

    Long story short here's one of the highlights:

    One of them decided to date the others ex. During the course of their fling he tried to impress her at 3:30 am by playing the trumpet.

    We nearly ended up with a full on brawl that night.

  2. Let's see..the joys of my neighbor..Please keep in mind that we live in totally separate houses the normal distance of houses apart..basically the width of our two driveways:

    1. Loud music - Music that is so loud it goes through 2 houses and that space, including all windows/doors being closed. Said music sometimes lasts until 1am or later. We both have school aged children.

    2. Cars - Not only did they build & demolish 2 cars in the driveway at all hours, they have the urge to park in the tiny space between our two driveways which means in the middle of winter with ice & snow, I have to navigate my mini van between said vehicle and a giant walnut tree.

    3. Their kids..or Do you parent your children? - As in, at the age of 13, their son was standing outside smoking in front of his parents.

    I'm sure there's more but I just wanted to share a bit with you and to tell you, I feel your pain.

  3. Sounds like one of my old apartment buildings. We had some serious potheads. The kind you could smell from two floors away.
    Bad parents that would allow their very loud kids to play outside,alone til 10pm or later. And other just generally rude or nosey people. Unfortunately, short of moving, there is not too much you can do.