boom! boom! boom!

March 13, 2017 2:24am CST
Not long ago I told you the tale of my new neighbour and how much of a pleasure it is to have someone else next door who is quiet. Well. A couple of weeks ago we arrived home from work to discover a bit of a palaver taking place in our normally quiet street, him and another chap shouting at each other. Rude words were exchanged. Neighbours were peeking through curtains. Then the other chap drove off. It's possible he was the landlord, as the next day the house next door suddenly appeared on lots of websites as being available to rent. I know this because Baby Brother texted me to joke that he was going to move in. The previous weekend the new chap had managed to get one of his cars stuck in the wet mud that was living under the grey slate that little old Doris {not her real name} covered her front garden with to scare off cats. He spent over half an hour revving his car, making the situation worse. A tow truck thingymajiggy had to come and get the car out. Last Wednesday we came home to the boom! boom! boom! of music through the walls. For three hours. We have lived here for twelve years and have never experienced that. Do you know how long it takes to wash a not very dirty average-sized car on a very wet and rainy Sunday afternoon? Four and a half hours. That's four and a half hours of boom! boom! boom! as he played his {non-}music from his car stereo. We could hear it even with all the windows closed. I tried to make light of it by having a mini disco in the kitchen, but even that got boring after a while. Then he returned indoors and we had the boom! boom! boom! of music through the walls again, for about an hour. Honestly, it makes the walls vibrate. So, we have never been through this before. We're hoping he's going to leave soon. If he doesn't, there is the very real possibility that you'll find me either on a tellybox programme about Neighbours from Hell, or in prison for knocking on his door and giving him a boom! boom! boom! of his own. Oh, and he's not young ... he's got to be in his fifties! Numpty.
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@xFiacre (10116)
• Ireland
13 Mar
@poppylicious That is just so depressing a tale. Boom boom music is not for public consumption.
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13 Mar
It is making me very anxious. It's stupid music. No, it's not even music. It's just boom! boom! boom!
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@xFiacre (10116)
• Ireland
13 Mar
@Poppylicious People don't always understand that noise is not just annoying, it actually causes genuine anxiety. For us it's the intrusive noise of traffic which is getting continually heavier.
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@WorDazza (8245)
• Manchester, England
14 Mar
@xFiacre I like to have Stockholm Syndrome by Muse ready to play in the car in case some idiot pulls up next to me at the lights with their windows down pumping out that boom, boom, boom rubbish. Drop the windows, turn it up to a Spinal Tap-esque 11 and let them have it!!!
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@WorDazza (8245)
• Manchester, England
13 Mar
I was with you all the way! Until you said he isn't young and is in his fifties!!!
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13 Mar
Ack, you know what I meant! :p
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@WorDazza (8245)
• Manchester, England
14 Mar
@Poppylicious Indeed i did you ageist swine!!!
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• United States
13 Mar
Well, if the place is "available" hopefully he'll be moving out by the end of the month. How long are eviction notices there? It's a month here usually.
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@UncleJoe (7744)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
13 Mar
You waited too long and missed the opportunity to shoot him while he was washing the car, Then shoot the radio.
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13 Mar
Lolz.
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@tzwrites (3202)
• Romania
13 Mar
Wow you have bad luck with neighbors. I also think people have just lost respect for others and only think of themselves.
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13 Mar
This is the first issue I've ever had with a neighbour, and I've lived in a lot of different homes! I'm hoping I won't have to suffer for too long.
@LadyDuck (113051)
• Switzerland
13 Mar
This is something that annoys me a lot and I know that if this should happen a Sunday I am authorized to call the police, because Sunday is "NO NOISES DAY"!!!
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13 Mar
We can't do that. If you have issues and disputes with neighbours which end up going through formal or legal channels, you have to declare them when you sell your property. Hopefully he'll be gone soon.
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@LadyDuck (113051)
• Switzerland
14 Mar
@Poppylicious This is very annoying, if someone makes noise here the police can even come if nobody called them. The law must be respected and they do their best to be sure that it is respected.
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14 Mar
@LadyDuck I suppose the next time it happens I could pop round and ask him if he realises how loud it is. But I don't know him or how he'll react, and I don't 'do' talking to people I don't know or confrontation, so ... humpf.
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@LoriAMoore (8713)
• United States
13 Mar
Oh that's terrible.
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13 Mar
It is. It's making me really anxious as well. *sad face*