After Playing the Drums to Relieve Stress This Man Started to Get Severe Noise Complaints, Now He’s Worried His Neighbor’s Might Get Him Evicted

John lived in an apartment building and had recently started playing the drums, which he found to be a great stress-reliever and passion. However, his neighbor, who lived right next door, had approached him with complaints about the noise.

The Neighbor’s Hated it

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John believed that he had taken steps to minimize any inconvenience to his neighbors, playing during the daytime and keeping the volume at a reasonable level. He had even soundproofed his apartment to reduce excessive noise. Despite these efforts, his neighbor continued to express frustration and asked him to stop playing altogether.

Ignore the Concerns

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Feeling conflicted, John decided to ignore his neighbor’s concerns and continue playing the drums. He believed that apartment living came with a certain level of noise, and he didn’t want to give up something he loved doing.

Consequences

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However, John’s decision to ignore his neighbor’s concerns had consequences. His neighbor continued to express frustration, and John began to wonder if he should have been more considerate. John was worried that the more frustrated his neighbor’s got the more dire the consequences would be, maybe even eviction!

He Turned to the Internet

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John turned to Reddit, asking if he was the jerk for ignoring his neighbor’s concerns and continuing to play the drums without making further compromises. John needed advice from unbiased individuals which is why he turned to the internet.

Find a Compromise

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Many people on Reddit sympathized with John, saying that he had the right to pursue his passion and that apartment living came with a certain level of noise. However, others suggested that he try to find a compromise with his neighbor, such as playing at a lower volume or only for a certain amount of time each day.

Blinded Him

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Reflecting on his actions, John realized that his passion for drumming had blinded him to the impact it might have on those around him. He decided to talk to his neighbor and try to find a middle ground.

A Nuisance

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“I realized that I should have been more considerate of my neighbor’s feelings,” John said. “I love playing the drums, but I don’t want to be a nuisance to those around me. I’m going to try to find a compromise that works for everyone.”

Pursuing Passions

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John learned that pursuing his passion didn’t have to come at the expense of others and that compromise and communication were important in apartment living. He didn’t want any conflicts with his neighbor’s and had to try and figure out a way to make this work for them all.

The Internet Responded

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This commenter posted, “You’re playing drums in an apartment. That’s obviously something that is going to bother people. If you’re okay being a jerk though, keep playing. Just know every single time you do, someone in that building hates you. It’s like the people that take their shoes off on a plane. Clearly people will hate you for it, but those people mean nothing to you.”

A Second Internet Response

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Another person commented, “You are an enormous jerk for ignoring your neighbor’s concerns. Playing the drums is well beyond the customary and usual apartment noises. Your neighbor is very likely going through all the building rules and the rental contract to find out if there’s a way they can legally have your lease terminated and have you evicted. It will also not surprise me if they get the police involved in short order, likely with audio and video recordings.”

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