Friday, April 27, 2007

Ticked

I'm ticked. Beyond that, even. What has happened to common courtesy and respect for one's neighbors? This is something my rude, inconsiderate (insert several harsher adjectives here) have apparently never heard of. You can tell a lot about people from the moment they move in, and they have been rude since the very first night -- when they and their friends were still moving in after 11pm on a Sunday and were then congregating outside my apartment. They finally left and I was almost asleep, only to have them return and keep me up slamming and banging around up there until 2am. That first week they kept us up three nights in a row doing laundry late into the evening.

This is a pattern that has continued the past nine months. They're good for a week or two, then go right back to cranking the stereo as loud as it goes, having extremely loud guests (I've had people cut their visits short because they were so loud upstairs, I kid you not!), or doing laundry late at night. Complaints to the office are like a bandaid pasted over a severed limb: to no avail. We get a placating "we'll talk to them" and it might get better for a week or so...and then they start all over. There have even been reminders sent out to the entire building -- more than once -- and still it doesn't sink in. Rules, it seems, are for everyone but them. The past two nights I have been extremely tired and had a headache, wanting nothing more than to go to bed early and try to get a decent night's sleep (yeah, right). But no.... Here I am after midnight -- again --and the dumb bitch upstairs is still doing laundry. Grrr!

This might be fine for those who own a house, but when you live in a multi-unit apartment building...there are courtesy and laundry hours for a reason. Loud appliances such as washing machines, dryers, dishwashers and vacuums should NOT be run after 10pm or before 8am, no matter what night (or day) of the week. It's rude and inconsiderate to your neighbors who may be trying to sleep -- who may have to be up at an ungodly hour the next day, who may actually have to work. What really irritates me is the fact that she is home all day long doing nothing, then waits until 8 or 9pm to start laundry. Sorry, people -- completely unacceptable. If you want your neighbors to respect you, try respecting them for a change.

You can best believe someone will be paying a visit to the office tomorrow. I have had it with these peons!

1 comment:

Annalee Blysse said...

Oh, and besides the 13 comment... sorry to hear about the neighbors.