What should I do?

India
November 5, 2008 10:32pm CST
When the neighbor's seven-year-old son has a screaming match with his sixty-year-old maternal aunt (who lives in the same house) at around 11 at night when I am trying to sleep, what should I do? When I get up groaning from my bed to check if the windows facing their house are closed and find that they are indeed closed and still the racket is loud enough to penetrate the hard concrete walls of my house, what should I do? Should I put on loud music and dance the night hours away? Should I light a dozen candles, collect the wax, make wax images, and then proceed to find pins to pr1ck into these images? What should I do? What would you do? Cheers and happy mylotting
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17 responses
@nadooa247 (1096)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Did you talk to the lady the next day and ask her what is going on? Try that and if she looks confused just tell her that you hope all is well since you hear a lot of yelling and are just concerned... do that a couple of times that should get them embarrassed enough to try and deal with the kid or something... if not then call the landlord/manager and tell him/her that you don't mean to be bothersome but the noise coming from the neighbors sure is... don't resort to calling the police then you are just going to make matters worse for yourself. They might get evicted and i doubt you want to be a part of that (i know this because we know people that got evicted because they kept playing their stupid stereo too loud and wouldnt listen to reason - after 3am). Hope that was of some help.
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• Czech Republic
6 Nov 08
What have you done? Is it better now? My personal opinion: Invite them over for a cup of tea/ coffee and have a friendly chat ;-) All the best, SY
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@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
6 Nov 08
I would go over there and as politely as possible ask them to keep it down. If this doesn't work, threaten to call the law I know that sound horrible, but I also know that most people do not want the law at their door. I had neighbors who thought every night was a party night or something. They always waited until about 11 p.m., then would begin to blare the radio and have many people over. They got so loud, it sounded like they were in my house. The first time, I let it go. It was close to the 4th of July, so I figured it was a one-time d=thing. Nope, the next night, the same. I went out and told them I have children sleeping, and I was trying to myself, please keep it down. They turned it down that night, but their voices were still out of hand. My husband said to let this go because they did do something. The next night, same thing. This time, my husband went out and asked them to calm it down. They did. The last night they pulled this though, another neighbor called the law. After that, they took their fun elsewhere.
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@wujinbo (340)
• China
6 Nov 08
you should ask them to keep the sound down,and someone is in a rest.so if they know the polite ,they know what you mean and make an appology.but when they dont know about what you imply ,you should apply for the institude or law.
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• United States
6 Nov 08
I had the same problem, recently, with a neighbor and their little child. But, it was partly the parents' fault because they lived in a one room apartment and liked to stay up late, so the child stayed up late, too. I had a manager to call, at least. But, there wasn't much I could do otherwise except try to drown out the noise.
• United States
6 Nov 08
One time I had a neighbor that I really didn't mind as a neighbor, I just coveted his apartment and wanted to rent it as well as my own. A friend of mine who was into Wicca gave me a 'spell' to use to get him to move. I don't remember what it consisted of entirely, but I do remember sprinkling sulfer or something like that on his doorknob, while chanting some little ditty. I visualized something good happening for him that would cause him to move. Sure enough, within a very short time he got a job offer in Las Vegas and was moving there!!! I did not get to benefit from it though, because while it was only a month or so later, in that period of time I had decided to split with my bf and was moving too.
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• United States
6 Nov 08
Oh I like your idea Clemor! That would definitely make me think twice about living there!
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• India
7 Nov 08
Clemor, your suggestion is excellent, and I would try it if I get the chance. Zigzag, I wish I knew some Wiccans. I am badly in need of spells. :) Cheers and thanks for the response
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Hey positiveminded, I would either scream out the window to be quiet or shut up! That probably would be my first thought if this is something that is continuous and nothing else seemed to work and I was awakened constantly. I have a really miserable neighbor who we have tried to do something about and nothing has ever worked including calling the police and complaining to the management since we live in an apartment complex. I have no problem screaming up and I have cursed at her and screamed some really unpleasantries and nothing works and I am not the only one screaming either! If you don't want to try to speak to this family then my only advice is to yell out the window as I suggested!
• India
7 Nov 08
LOL! That sounds like a very exciting solution. :)
@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
11 Nov 08
If it was a one off I would let it go. It was their turn to make some noise, Perhaps on another day it can be yours. If it is repetitive behaviour I would tell them in a nice manner that they annoyed you or else phone the police. © ronaldinu 2008
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
7 Nov 08
How is it you've not slapped someone in the mouth!? Just kidding...thats not an option I know...Seriously I would talk to the parents of the boy and possibly the aunt as well..Especially if its an ongoing thing...If it doesnt stop after that then I would go over the next time it happens and have a major b!tch-fest and if THAT doesnt work the next time I woudl call the cops. Thats just b.s IMO..
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@subha12 (18453)
• India
7 Nov 08
I think i have similar typoe of noisy neughbours. i just could not take it one day. next morning i calle dthe lasy and told her to keep noise within limit
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• Philippines
6 Nov 08
start lighting the candles my friend!!! hahaha but seriously, i would go over one day and talk to them nicely about it...if it doesn't change, i'll resport them to authority. if they complain, they should move to mars.
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6 Nov 08
Hi positiveminded, I would go and have a word with them if I were you, because its keeping you up, other then that get some earplugs. Tamara
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@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
6 Nov 08
You could call the police and say your neighbors are disturbing the peace. Or maybe you could call your neighbors and ask them to quieten down because they are disturbing you. If that doesn't work, then call the police.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
24 Nov 08
Hello positiveminded friend. If I were you, I would go and check what they were doing and if they were found to be having a screaming match, I would tell them to have some other match that does not make such noise so as not to disturb the others during the sleeping hours. I would be straight-forwarded to them. I wish you good luck not to encounter them to have such a terrible match again. I feel so upset for you to have such such neighbors. Take care, friend.
• India
24 Nov 08
Thank you so much for the response, my friend. :)
• India
7 Nov 08
Count sheep and try to get some sleep! A house where an 11yr old shouts at a 60yrs old lady, doesn’t speak much positively about the family itself. There’s no point in talking to the parents, you may even have to come back insulted…it’s a genetic aberration on their part and plain bad luck on yours
• India
7 Nov 08
Sorry, that’s 7 not 11 That reinforces my belief of genetic aberration up their right on the top of their anatomy
• United States
6 Nov 08
I like your idea for the wax figures , but if he is 7 years old and fighting like that with an older woman there must be a major problem and I might call the police.
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Well, I have similar experience before when I live in a house with a window just an arm away from my neighbor's house. It makes me so grumpy at night because they are too noisy and my room is right there near the window. They are really inconsiderate, they keep on making loud noise even in the middle of the night, singing, talking loud,laughing. what did I do? well, I keep on whizzing saying Psssssssst.. to let them realized that they are making disturbance. One time I throw something on their roof and they suddenly stopped. neighbors like that just need to realized so if you can not talk to them because maybe they are mean, report to the officials in where you live for public disturbance.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
6 Nov 08
You don't happen to play the drums do you. Well you might want to take them up or just get a good tape. Then try the Pavlov's dog trick, every time they get loud, play the drums