The neighbours are having a party tonight

@Porcospino (17898)
Denmark
March 1, 2013 12:57pm CST
We live in a semidetached house and tonight the neighbors' daugher is having a party. I sm listening to music in my earphones to block out the music from the neighbours. They are quite loud, but tonight they have done something that they don't usually do. The daugher knocked on our door and told us that she would be having a party tonight. I think it is nice that they have told us in advance, they have never done that before. The walls are extremely thin and you can hear almost every sound. It almost like they are having the party in our living room. They are singing and screaming and listening to loud music, but at least I have my own music to listen to. I don't like their choice of music Do you experience noise from the neighbours? What do you do to avoid the noise when your neighbours are having a party?
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18 responses
@allknowing (65195)
• India
2 Mar 13
My next door neighbour who has her faucet that leads to her overhead tank is leaking and the dripping sound (drip, drip, drip, drip) from that height is unbearable but I am feeling bad to alert them as otherwise they are nice people. It is lent now and so I shall suffer in silence!
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@allknowing (65195)
• India
3 Mar 13
Typo. Please read as 'My next door neighbour has a leaking faucet that leads to her overhead tank and.........'
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@Ollanna11 (372)
• United States
2 Mar 13
I know the feeling all too well, coming from a seasoned apartment dweller. You could make some noise of your own. I like to think of myself as a quiet neighbor. Even when I turn up the volume, Im always mindful of neighbors and how it effects them. No blast your eardrum music, please!
@Porcospino (17898)
• Denmark
11 Mar 13
We do the same thing. We also do our best to be quiet and we always think about the neighbours when we play music, use different kinds of machines etc. My husband has a small wood workshop in the basement and he doesn't use the noisy tools in the evenings because the neighbours have to work early in the morning and they go to bed early.
• Indonesia
1 Mar 13
In my hometown, there are a lot of celebration held by people. So in one year we can heard a loud sound from the celebration, not only song, recitation of Holy Book, and others. We already accustomed to such noise. Sometime, we just sleep or just watch video or go away. But usually we are also invited. Or at least they share their food with us, as part of apologize. And moreover, they usually told their neighbor that they held some event.
@Porcospino (17898)
• Denmark
11 Mar 13
It think that is a nice idea to invite the neighbours or at least share the food with the neighbours Our neighbours didn't invite us, but we don't mind at all because it was the neighbour's daughter who was having a party and the guests were much younger than us (teenagers) Their daughter and her friends were very loud, but at least they don't have parties every day. It would be worse if it happened every day. They can be quite noisy the rest of the time as well (arguments, yelling. slamming doors), but they don't play loud music every day.
1 Mar 13
This is a funny subject to me and one I have thought about as in my younger days I was always going to and having parties and I must have annoyed a fair few neighbors in my time,that was until I had children myself because it was at that point I decided to slow down and take it a bit more easy,no more wild parties or silly drinking. Then I got the neighbors from hell next door they would get drunk,play music and shout till late every night and I must admit I was getting to the point of getting angry but before this happen'd they were kicked out of there house which I was very glad about.
@Porcospino (17898)
• Denmark
7 Mar 13
It is a good thing that your noisy neighbours were kicked out, that must have been a big relief. In the past when my ex-boyfriend and I were still together we lived in a building with many apartments. One of the tenants often played very loud music and the neighbours were all very tired of his noise. We wrote a complaint and he got kicked out. Unfortunately the new tenant was even worse and he also played really loud music all the time, so we almost regretted writing that complaint. I don't know if he was kicked out as well, because we got an apartment in a different building and we were very happy about that.
@cttolledo (4662)
• Philippines
1 Mar 13
I had experienced like that also.. In my case I am living in the apartment and at the rooftop of the building of that apartment where my neighbors had their party almost every night. One time I called their attention that we need to sleep also because we are working people and we do not have extra time to sleep unlike them..I told them to lessen their voices and give us the chance to sleep.. LOL
@Porcospino (17898)
• Denmark
7 Mar 13
I can relate to that. Last week when our neighbours were having a party I also had to work. In the weekends I work at night and I usually sleep some hours before I go to work, but it was impossible to sleep cause of the loud music and other kinds of noise from the neighbours Did your neighbours listen to things you said when you asked them to keep the noise down? It must be annoying to live at a place where they are having parties almost every night. Our neighbours are always quite noisy. They argue, scream and slam the doors, but at least they don't have a party everyday and I usually able to sleep before I go to work.
• United States
1 Mar 13
yes i have that problem a lot..i live on the first floor in the city..and every night,the people that lives above me sounds like they are going to come through the ceiling..the scream and jump,and play music from the morning to the night..it is really disturbing.i have gone up stairs to tell them to please to turn down the music ,and to try and have some consideration to other people in the building..they don't pay attention to it.smh..i even asked the police to help..but they say that there is no control for kids having fun..so i am right back to square one..sometimes i may plans to go to a friends house..but that after a while is to much .why should i remove myself to have some peace
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@Porcospino (17898)
• Denmark
3 Mar 13
That sounds terrible. You have already tried to talk to them and asked the police for help. Those two things were also the things that I would try in your situation, but if that doesn't work I don't know what else you can do to get rid of the noise. The last sentence that you wrote (why should i remove myself to have some peace) reminds me of some of the neighbours that I had in the past. They were very noisy and I tried to talk them many times, but they didn't listen and just said: "If you don't like it you can go out" But why should I have to leave my home just to avoid the noise. I want to be able to stay in my own home.
@redredrose (1107)
• United States
1 Mar 13
I don't live in a place like you do where the walls are thing and the houses so close together. I live in my own house. Tho i did live in an apartment once where there was alot of noise and parties sometimes. I either did what u r doing or if the upstairs neighbor made too much noise my mom and i just banged the broom handle on the ceiling. Now i love next door to the American Legion. When they have a party or are too loud or fights break out one of my neighbors usually calls the police.
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@Porcospino (17898)
• Denmark
2 Mar 13
It is nice that you live in your own house now. My husband and I live in a semidetached house, and and the there is quite a lot of noise from the neighbours. Sometimes I also feel like banging on the wall when the noise gets too much. The party that I mentioned when I started the discussion is over now, and that is a relief, because they were really loud. The neighbour house is very quiet at the moment and there are no arguments tonight. In the past we lived in another house sometimes we called the police because of the neighbours, but the police didn't take it seriously and never came.
@ET28LV (1895)
• Latvia
1 Mar 13
I too I am young and I remember my last year party which was loud and crazy. What I can say to you is just don't be mad and don't argue to them about this party. It's probably birthday party? It don't happens everyday so one day in year you can survive it. My bad neighbors always are noisy and loud. It would be nothing if it wouldn't happen everyday and if they won't use bad words. I have called police many times to report them, but no result.
@Porcospino (17898)
• Denmark
2 Mar 13
You are right about the party. It doesn't happen every day and that makes it easier to tolerate the loud music and the other kinds of noise. I think that it was nice of them to inform us before the party, they don't usually do that. Our neighbours are often noisy even when they don't have a party. They argue a lot and yell at eachother all the time and we can hear every word because the walls are so thin. It is couple with two children. One of them is a teenage daughter and her and her parents argue almost daily and then they slam the doors Your neighbour sounds awful, I don't how annoying it is listen to that kind of noise and bad words every day.
@Bhebelen14 (5206)
• Philippines
1 Mar 13
Here in my place we only allow to party from 5 pm to 12 midnight as the building policy they do not want to make any noise after midnight since most of the occupants are working and tired everyday. Knocking to you doors to informed you about the party was a very nice gesture.
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@Porcospino (17898)
• Denmark
2 Mar 13
In the past when I lived in apartments they had similar rules and in most cases the tenants had to be be quiet after 10 p.m. or 11 p.m. I think that kind of rules make sense. If you have to work the next day it is hard to sleep when the neighbours party all night. At the moment my husband and I live in a semidetached house that we have bought and their are no rules here. Our neighbours were very noisy last night. The music was loud and they were singing and shouting, but now it is Saterday afternnon and the party is over. I also think that it was nice of the neighbours to inform us before the party, it is the first time that they have done that.
@WakeUpKitty (8707)
• Netherlands
1 Mar 13
I live in a very crowded country and you Always hear your neighbours and people outside, all kind of noises. I do find it annoying, also because I like to hear nothing and I don't have a stereo seldom watch tv. Today I was listening to a 20 year old scene on cd... this issue was mentioned already at that time. Uncle Hank said: I get crazy of all the noise, the boy who is bringing the newspaper has a ghetto blaster on his bike, the neighbour is listening classic music, the workers outside have about 24 different radio's on, I hear the train, busses, motor cycles, other neighbours fighting etc etc.. If it comes to a party ít's normal to inform your neighbours even better to invite them.
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@Porcospino (17898)
• Denmark
1 Mar 13
I also think that it is normal to inform the neighbours before a party, but they have never done that before any of the other parties and that is reason why it surpriced me. They didn't invite us but I mind at all, because the guests are all teenagers (=20 years younger than us) and I don't think that we would have much in common with them It is easy for me to understand that you find the noise annoying. The town where I live is not that big, and the noise from the street is limited, but the neighbours make a lot noise and they often argue, scream and slam the doors.
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• India
2 Mar 13
I am very lucky that our neighbours never have any parties.i love music we dont play music loudly else it would be a problem for our neighbours as i have never heard them playing music.its good that your neighbours informed you about the party.
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@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
2 Mar 13
The first time I lived at my in law's house when I got married, I could barely have a good night sleep coz our window was facing the street. It is the main street of the community where we live in. But after several months, no matter how loud the noise could be, even if my sister in law would be singing on top of her lungs, got used to it.
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@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
2 Mar 13
We would just hope for the best that there aren't too much noise. I am glad that our neighbors would only have such parties once in a while so there aren't so much noise. =) But yeah if you can tolerate it you can really just try to not say anything about it. Of course it is a different thing when they are partying almost everyday and that you all are not able to sleep or have a quiet time for a long time. :D
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
16 Mar 13
When it all comes down to it, I have to say that our family would be that family in our neighborhood (or at least at the end of the road that we live on). We live in between an older couple and a single mother with her handicapped daughter living in the upstairs and her middle aged son and his wife living in the basement. We don't frequently have parties but there are times that we invite a few friends over and we listen to music and there are times that we can get a little bit loud.
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@tkonlinevn (5784)
• Vietnam
11 Mar 13
Yes, of course. I rent a room. So, we usually hear all noise if our neighbor have a party. But we understand for them. Because they don't make noise frequently.
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@kokomo (1868)
• Philippines
3 Mar 13
I want to share my experience regarding that noise. I used to live with my aunt far from my work and when I started to become exhausted to commute I decided to talked and asked permission with my friends to stay with her boarding house because her boarding house is just a walk away from my office. She agreed with that idea but we also shared with the expenses and boarding rent. But after three months, I decided to look for another boarding house to live peacefully because that boarding of my friend are always occupied in the other room and so they are very noisy almost every night. I was always disturbed and they were very insensitive and inconsiderate with their neighbor room so I decided to leave.
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
2 Mar 13
This scenario is not new to me I have this almost trice or twice a week and sometimes if I'm lucky almost every day in my neighborhood. When I'm still new here I got irritated and sometimes I bang my windows just to show them that I'm disturbed but things does not changed and now I just got used to it and sometimes when no one is having a party I missed their noise outside.
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@silverfox09 (4727)
• United States
2 Mar 13
I am used to hearing people having part around me so it dont really disturb me since I love music . Its good that they have at least told you , my neighbors never do that .
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