A couple living in a city apartment building with noise that travels from certain pockets to other places, experiences disruption from a young couple living directly below them who often have loud parties at night and during the day.
They Tried to Ignore it
The couple had tried to ignore the noise coming from their neighbors below, but it became increasingly disruptive, especially since the wife worked from home and the parties were going on during the day and at night.
It Worked For a While
The wife left a note on their neighbor’s door a few months back, which seemed to help for a while, but now that the holidays are rolling around, the parties have resumed, and the wife left a similar note under their door, but it seems not to make any difference.
She Typed Up Their Conversation
One morning, the wife was up and trying to get her work together when it was like their neighbors were talking over her shoulder, so she paused and instead typed up a transcript of their conversation, which was minimal, a few lines and responses about shopping. She went out and put it under their door, and it has been silent since.
Her Husband Was So Mad
The husband reacted strongly, saying that it was very weird and creepy, but the wife felt that they knew there was no privacy if they were that loud and that she was just showing them the case. She didn’t write down anything personal and made a strong effort not to listen to any gossip. However, the husband thinks that if they find out it was her, it would cause more drama than it needs to.
The noise that travels isn’t a regular speaking volume. These conversations are very, very loud, almost screaming, and the wife only wanted to warn them that screaming private conversations doesn’t keep things private. The note was slipped under the door, not pinned up for all to see.
“Please Keep it Down”
The wife added a vague “please keep it down” volume related point to the end of the note, which she hoped would make the context clear. She had written to the landlady about the issue in the past, and it may be worth raising it to her again. The couple had not confronted their neighbors individually, as they were afraid that once the first note had been given, they would be outing themselves and their proximity to the noise.
Invasive and Creepy?
The incident raised the question of whether or not the wife was in the wrong. While she was trying to be considerate of her neighbors’ privacy, her actions could be seen as invasive and creepy. The couple may need to find a different way to address the issue, such as talking to their neighbors directly or contacting the landlady.
How Will They React?
The incident may have caused tension between the couple and their neighbors, and it remains to be seen how they will react if they find out that the wife was the one who typed up the transcript. However, it also highlighted the importance of finding a respectful way to address disruptive behavior in a community.
The incident between the couple and their neighbors highlighted the need for communication, respect, and consideration in a community. While the wife’s actions may have been controversial, they were motivated by a desire to address disruptive behavior and to find a way to coexist peacefully. The incident serves as a reminder that we all have a responsibility to be considerate of those around us and to find a respectful way to address issues when they arise.
The Internet Responded
This person commented, “Yes, it might cause drama, but if they were not aware of *how* clearly you can hear them, they needed that information. You don’t want to hear them, so now they know they might be able to keep their conversations to themselves.”
More Internet Responses
Another commenter wrote, “I think this is awesome! You made the point very well. If they had thought you were just complaining before and were grumpy about noise? Now they know exactly what you were talking about.”
A Final Comment
This last commenter posted, “It seems creepy because of the feeling that you are intruding on a private conversation, except that *they* are the ones really intruding on your personal space.”
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