Noisy Neighbor.... Urrghhh!!!

@mr_pearl (5037)
India
October 21, 2011 1:11pm CST
Hello fellows, I've not been well for past few days. I need a lot of rest n sleep. This is the right time to go sleep here. And I'd started nodding, had just folded the page of the book that I'm reading. And keeping the book aside, I just had wrapped myself in my blanket, when I heard a noise like tyre exploding or earthquake or bomb or whatever can give a shock to a weak heart... Mine was about to fail, when my memory served me and I remembered that its my neighbor. This man, for some reasons, had an idea that whenever he speaks over his cell phone, his voice wouldn't reach the other party; so he shouts. Imagine him asking, ''How're you???'' at the top of his hoarse voice... Gee, I'm tortured beyond imagination and have no power to tolerate anymore... There's no use telling him about it. He is that thick headed fellow who can never understand logic... So I've put my headphone on and listening to music n love-guru and what not!!! Sleep is gone...sigh....
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15 responses
• United States
22 Oct 11
All you have to do is call the police a few times. Or write him a letter and mail it to him. I am so glad my neighbors are not like that here.
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@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
22 Oct 11
I envy you, miss... You have got peaceful neighbors.. Here the cops wouldn't do a lot. What has he done, they would ask; he is just speaking over phone. Let it be!!! That is how it'll end up.. The cops don't do anything unless people are breaking each others' bones and strangling others... I am glad that you've got peaceful area to live and you can sleep well... Take care... Thank you for sharing...
• United States
22 Oct 11
Did you see the woman who was on the train and was arrested for talking loud. Ebven at your place of living your not allowed to disturb your neighbors. trust and believe they would talk to him about that phone. I bet he has hearing problems as well.
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@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
23 Oct 11
Yes, I heard about it... It didn't happen in our country anyhow.. Here you can shout at the top of our voice and the best reaction you will get is, someone will laugh at you... Trust me, my friend, it is a mess.. .The noise pollution is beyond the level of tolerating... Its not good to speak this way of my own country, coz I love it... But facts are facts .. right?
• Philippines
24 Oct 11
Try to talk to him about that. Even though he's hard headed, maybe he'll change. If he still won't then maybe you should just do those stuffs you've mentioned like putting on earphones. Some people are really like that. They don't care at all as to how noisy they are.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
24 Oct 11
hi Clearwater.. .thanks for sharing.. Yes, I have tried to talk to that fellow once or twice already, but to no avail.. He is just a MUG!!! So I help myself with my ear phones and music and stuff... I'll move to other place very soon... :) Thanks again!! Have a Good Day!
• Philippines
25 Oct 11
Yeah I think that would be a good idea. Moving to another place where you can find some peace. Have a good day as well.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
26 Oct 11
Oh yes, moving is definitely on the menu... It'll be done soon. .Not just that, even job change is on the agenda... the sooner I move and change the better its gonna be.. Thank you alot!!!
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
25 Oct 11
Oh that is irritating, Mr. Pearl! We have a guy that comes into the store that I work in like that. He is so so loud and obnoxious. And he talks about crazy, ridiculous stuff. If it's quiet in the store and he walks in, sometimes I nearly jump out of my skin. His neighbors have complained to him and you are right...it probably wouldn't do much good. It didn't with this guy anyway. Get some ear plugs you know the kind that they use for construction and whatnot.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
25 Oct 11
Hi Sid.. Thank you for sharing... Oh so you're suffering too... I have suffered too much and I'll get moving asap... I am jsut searching for a good place... Ear plugs which are used for construction... Amazing idea... :)
• Philippines
22 Oct 11
If they're really that noisy, you can call the police and report them. LOL You have to stand your ground and protect your rights. If you don't, they'll just step on you and do it over and over again.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
22 Oct 11
Well.. I really wish I could call cops.. But it would next to futility.. . Cops here don't interfere unless people brek each others' bones and wring the necks... I am just glad that I don't have to go through it everyday... :) Thanks for your suggestion...
• Philippines
5 Nov 11
Call the exterminator.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
21 Oct 11
mr_pearl ..how frustrationg that must be for you. I always say if you can get enough sleep you cna handle anything..but without it life is just harder. The ear phones sound like a slight improvement bit aren't they uncomfortable to sleep with? Maybe you need background music... All the best...I hope you feel better soon.
@fazril (71)
21 Oct 11
yeah..some music make we forget what just happen n can release stress.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
22 Oct 11
Hi Stary and Frazil... Thank you guys... It was awful, trust me. I didn't know what to do. That voice which was at its peak, was highly annoying and many times, I controlled myself from shouting at that person. I used ear phones. Yes, they are not comfortable to sleep with, but it was something to let me rest. At midnight, I remember, I took them off and switched on the loudspeake, though. So it was relief anyhow... Thank you again!
@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
22 Oct 11
Your neighbour is inconsiderate, to be talking at the top of his voice when he's at home? It's either he's slightly deaf or it's his habit to talk that loud. U can call the police, complain against him but it's not going to help. Next solution u can consider is to insulate your wall. THat will sound proof your house and nobody can hear u and vice versa. When neighbours are inconsiderate, there's nothing we can do about it. COnfront them? If they change it's good. IF they don't, it will make things worst.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
22 Oct 11
Hi Sanitary... Thank you for sharing.. Each of your statement is as true as gospel. He is not deaf, he has that habit of shouting whenever conversing over the phone. Sound proofing my house will take a lot of cash... so I can't imagine that.. yes, there is nothing to be done here... I need to endure when I have to!!! :(
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@kalav56 (11503)
• India
22 Oct 11
That is sad indeed! Hereafter keep some cotton ready and plug your ears. Selfhelp is the best help and instead of asking the other person to tone doen his voice you prevent yourself from hearing this.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
22 Oct 11
Hi Kalav, yes, that cotton idea is so good.. I'll take it up immediately. I don't have to go through this everyday, but sometimes only... Yes I agree, self help is the best... Thanks a lot for sharing Mam'...
@GemmaR (8527)
21 Oct 11
I hate it when our neighbours aren't careful when they are making a lot of noise at the times when I am trying to relax or sleep. we've had a neighbour nightmare in the past couple of months, as they were completely changing their house so there was sometimes noise to the extent that we couldn't hear the TV. Obviously it had to be done, however when they started working one Sunday morning at 6.30am I had to go around and have a word with them, as this is just completely out of order to be so inconsiderate.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
22 Oct 11
Yes, there are some inconsiderate mugs, who don't understand the value of being in a society. Having a word with such people doesn't really help, it didn't at least in my case. I have spoken with this fellow about the noise once or twice and found that he had all sorts of excuses to offer.. So in the end badly frustrated, I simply gave up... :(
@ravinskye (8245)
• United States
21 Oct 11
Sorry you have noisy neighbors. I really can't complain about my neighbors at all. The people across the street keep to themselves. The house on one side of us has been empty for over 4 years. The people that lived there were nice but a little noisy. They had 4 beagle dogs that they kept outside so sometimes they howled a lot. The neighbor on our other side is a couple in their late 70's that are very sweet and have become another set of grandparents for our kids.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
22 Oct 11
I am so jealous... You've got such a nice neighborhood... Wow!!! The way you've put it, makes me feel like you're the happiest ones.. Hope it'll remain with you... Take care... Regards for your kids... Thanks a lot!!
• United States
21 Oct 11
I understand you completely! I have a young couple and a 2 year old upstairs neighbors who for some reason sleep all day and decided that after 1am it is time to pound, play loud music and stomp while walking on the floor above us. No matter how many times we have complained to them and the landlord it is to no avail. This has been happening now for almost 2 years. They are disrespectful and not sure why the child is awake at 3am. Sometimes I want to take the broom stick and pound on the ceiling so they get the message. I am not a trouble maker and have had to live with all the noise. I know exactly what you mean about being made to stay awake because the noise is not something I can sleep through.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
22 Oct 11
Gee, yours is worse than mine, miss.. I feel sorry for you. Why do they start their day at midnight, anyhow? There is no use complaining to such people, you know. What you can do is, have a conference with them. Explain them that their nocturnal activities are not only bothering you but also in long term, they might be harmful to their baby... Takin the sterner stand won't help here, just show them how bad it is and they'll try to improve. Take care.. Thanks for sharing...
@koneho12 (165)
• Philippines
21 Oct 11
Just few hours ago, I also experienced the same sentiments. We had a drunkard neighbor and unfortunately he is the husband of my aunt, my father's sister. Whenever, he drinks, he drinks too much that afterwards he could not barely able to go home safely. And the worst thing, sometimes he could also hurt his children, shouting them and spanking them. And just a wile ago, I woke up because of the very noisy sound I heard, and it was him, throwing stones and woods at the door of their house.So, disturbing and I pity to my cousins becaue they have an irresponsible father like that.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
22 Oct 11
I, too, feel sorry for those unfortunate kids.. Having a drunkard father isn't a joke. Life becomes hard and harder... Because the kids aren't able to grasp the situation clearly and the drunkenness of their father leaves a lot of bad impression on their minds... Its bad!!! I will pray for those kids... I am sorry for you too, to have to go through such an ordeal as this... Thank you for sharing...
• United States
21 Oct 11
We recently had to deal with some noisy neighbors as well. They would blow a loud horn at three in the morning. They'd slam doors, scream at each other, party til late hours at night. Finally, the whole neighborhood got frustrated and one man called the cops. They ended up getting evicted. Is there any way you could sign a petition to get them out? What if you went to talk to the man face to face? I'd bring someone with you just in case he's a volatile person...You never know, he could take it the wrong way. Maybe if you let him know it's bothering you, he'll stop. Just approach him in a civil manner. He may not even know he's doing it. Maybe he is hard of hearing.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
22 Oct 11
Hi... Thank you for sharing your experience... The solutions you provided wouldn't work because the cops here wouldn't hear of it. I'll be turned down. They (the cops) are very irresponsible in my country. I've already spoken with him about this. Twice! First time, I told him that he didn't need to shout over phone, as with modern technology n what not, things've got smoother. He agreed too! But to no avail.. Next time he got a call, he did it the same old way. Second when I went to tell him, I was quite furious. But again I met with dumb reaction. He said he didn't shout anymore.. I tried to explain. Soon it dawned upon me that it was pointless to explain things to that chuckle head. So these I try to drown that noise with music etc.
@vasumathi (438)
• India
21 Oct 11
I think there are some basic mannerism that everybody should follow. We should not disturb the environment at any cost
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
22 Oct 11
Hi guys... Thanks!!! Yes, there are some people who don't care if they're being bothersome or not. They just go on. It's been the same with this man, since he's come to live here. He seem to think it is right... Kind of over confident....
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
1 Jan 13
hi, no body will like to have a noisy neighborhood,and those kind of neighborhood that i always avoid,so when i am looking for an apartment i always make it sure that the place is peaceful even the people who live there.and so glad because i live here in silent peaceful compoud.
@allknowing (54662)
• India
26 Oct 11
Just opposite to my house there is a lady who lets out her first floor. Tenants come and go and there was one tenant who destroyed my peace. I have created an environment that attracts birds and that is what I always hear throughout the day. But this lady spoiled it all for me, sitting in the balcony and screaming at the top of her voice on her cell phone day in and day out. I had no other go but to do Reiki to have her removed from there. It worked and she is not there any more. I pity you!