noisy neighbors...grrrr

@p3ks626 (6548)
Philippines
July 14, 2010 3:31am CST
I am so mad at our neighbor now. They have been doing this for a long time already but I didnt do anything about it. My husband wants to do something but I just told him to let them be. But its after what they did today, enough is enough. They played really loud music for the whole day. Maybe they rested for 30 minutes and I was thinking I could finally take my afternoon nap which is something really important for me. I was mad when after 30 minutes that played loud music again. I am now wishing their sound system is going to blow up so they wont have anything to use anymore. I really hate them now. What do you do with your rude neighbors? What should I do? Is it time for me to report them to the authorities now?
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@krajibg (11934)
• Guwahati, India
14 Jul 10
Hi, Most of us experience such nasty neighbor at some point or the other. Though they say you should try to keep a good rapport with the neighbors but when things go beyond control like that of yours, how can one control the nerve and still remain a Samaritan neighbor? We too have similar experience with our immediate neighbor. This is not with playing music system however. What is worse here is that almost every morning the husband and wife involves themselves in the verbal fight and there is showering of of censorious words. We have a growing son. He often ask what is the matter with them. and we make this or that excuses so that he remains out of these gibberish. At the extreme the husband goes all naked when he gets too heated. I too was thinking of reporting to the local authority but now for some days they are quite silent. Me too take a nap after lunch when I am at home and Ii hate to be disturbed at that moment. And fortunately the midday time is quite peaceful and i can have my part. If you feel you could report to the authority for there is limit of everything.
@p3ks626 (6548)
• Philippines
15 Jul 10
I was thinking about reporting them to the authorities but policemen dont give any attention to problems like this here in our place. Policemen here in our place thinks that the only thing they can be involved with, are accidents and stuff like that but not with noise pollution. Anyway, I am going to try to report them but there's really less chance that they are going to do something about it.
@p3ks626 (6548)
• Philippines
15 Jul 10
We already tried making a truce with them before but they said bad things to us. They are really rude, uneducated freaks! I used to ignore them but I just cant stand it anymore. They are too much.
@krajibg (11934)
• Guwahati, India
15 Jul 10
hmmmmn, this seems really a big deal. No police response, neither polite words work, well can not they be threatened? I mean if you have some powerful men at hand employ them to have sickles on their feet.
@dian21 (606)
• Philippines
15 Jul 10
I also experienced that before when we were renting an apartment. Our neighbor was playing music so loud early in the morning, that always interrupted my sleep. I let them be for few months, but I wasn't able to bear it everyday, I asked my husband to talk to that neighbor in a nice way. They stopped doing that for a while, but they repeated again. That's the time we decided to move. Fortunately our neighbors now are good and considerate and will just only plays sounds for few hours. In your case, if you can't stand it anymore, try talking to your neighbors also in a nice way. They probably just thought that you are also enjoying and not disturbing your sleep.
@p3ks626 (6548)
• Philippines
15 Jul 10
I think we are surrounded but uneducated neighbors. If we are going to talk to them now, we will be doing that for the second time already and the first time we told them about it was they took it negatively. We dont even go near their house cause it seems that they are angry at us. They know that the loud music is disturbing us and that's what they do to annoy us.
@ip5217 (1655)
• Philippines
15 Jul 10
OMG, I so can relate to this. With our neighbor it's their shouting that really annoys me. They just can't stop arguing and shouting, with babies crying and shouting on the background. At the moment I haven't done something to get their attention yet- very patient, eh. My advice to you is try your best to approach them first. Be as calm as you are. Maybe they are not aware that you badly needed a rest during day time. If the problem persists, it would be high time to report them to the right people in your village.
@p3ks626 (6548)
• Philippines
15 Jul 10
We already did the best approach. My father in law is a very nice man and he is also very humble. He was really nice when he talked to them about it but they are uneducated they took it negatively. We really dont have a choice. Its like if we cant beat them, then we should join them?
@advokatku (4036)
• Indonesia
14 Jul 10
you should immediately reprimand them. Do not just complain the problem to the authorities. Remember, they are keep your neighbor, someday, maybe you'll need their help
@p3ks626 (6548)
• Philippines
15 Jul 10
You have a point there. And you must be a very patient neighbor. But anyway, these neighbors have been very abusive already. They did that not just once, not only twice. I cant extend more patience anymore cause they're really a pain in the neck. They are bad mouth people and they did that to my father in law. I just think I cant be patient with them anymore. Enough is enough.
@prasunsam (359)
• India
14 Jul 10
Its relly a big problem to have noisy or bad neighbours.You must register a complain against them in local police station.Then only they would understand how to keep quiet.You must not get personally involved with them.
@p3ks626 (6548)
• Philippines
15 Jul 10
You are right about not getting personally involve with them. They are this kind of people to would not take such criticism, its like they are so uneducated they are so inconsiderate. I would file a complaint about that but I doubt if the authorities are going to do something about it. I do hope they will.
@cream97 (29163)
• United States
27 Sep 10
Hi. p3ks626. I think that you should just contact the local authorities on them. If you are renting where you are living at, you should contact the landlord about this too. They are breaking the law by having their music up sky high. People can be so rude without realizing how they are affecting someone else. You have been nice enough about it, now it is time that you do what is going to make you feel better and more at ease.
@gjabaigar (2200)
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
Welcome to the city, Philippine lifestyle. hehehehhehe. I know what dilemmas your going thru we have the same here also in ParaƱaque City, and I think with all other places of Philippines big cities. Because we don't have a law on noise pollutions or policing like on urbanize communities. What we have here are those VideoKaraoke jukeboxes, and we think we are been punishing everyday, you know those die hard want to be a next or rejected Pinoy Idols. It is hard to make complains because they are on other side of the perimeter wall with the jurisdiction of another Barangay or Village. Those people who giving us everyday and every night punishment are just illegitimate property owners that don't pay legal real property tax. As for us legitimate who pay taxes to the local government we have been treating really unfair from these kind of situations by the local government. Local government has more priority on those illegitimate rather than on us who are paying real taxes. Even we have already filed complains to the local they don't any action, they just tell us, just live life with them. Beside these illegitimate property owners on the other side of the perimeter wall who keeps us punishing of those wild loud NOISE (not music at all) of VideoKaraoke, are just living on shanties but with complete amenities like electricity, water and even phone and internet. It means they have lifestyles that are not really suited for them. It is really a complete ridiculous. Well just like they (our local government) said, just lived with them. But, till when?
@alienstar (5142)
• India
15 Jul 10
Are you in talking terms with your neighbor? if yes, tr talking to them as sometimes by talking to them the will also understand your problems and may reduce the volume of music which is really disturbing you.But if they are really rude as you say, you also do something to irritate them clearly saying them why you did that or else you can also give a police complaint regarding this
@mrcol1010 (209)
• United States
15 Jul 10
Im sorry to say, that you made a mistake. You arent supposed to let the neighbors slide at all. The first time it happened you shouldve just gone over there and told them it was bothering you. If they did it again, warn them that next time you are going to call the police. And if it happens a third time, thats when you call the authorities. They wouldve most likely stopped, and if they didnt, you just call the authorities again and again until they finally stop. Now i just explained to you what i did when my neighbor would be partying 24/7. And i also just described what you should do from now on. I hoped this helped.