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Craig Reade

I have new neighbors.

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And I hate them.

Almost every night, I like to go out on my balcony, have a drink, smoke my pipe, and read for an hour or two. I do this at 11pm usually.

My new neighbors are across the street, directly facing me. For some reason they open all of their front windows and doors at night, so nothing is muffled.

They have a dog. Its a Scotty, I think. Haven't got a good look at it. They only seem to let it out at night. It barks... annoying, but I can deal. But whenever the dog barks, they yell at it. It barks a lot. They also seem to yell at the dog whenever it comes into the same room as they are in.

They have kids. Again, fine - it seems they have at least 2, if not 3 kids, ranging in age from 8 to 16. There is definitely at least an older teenage girl and a younger boy. Other kids there may be siblings or friends. The kids yell and scream at each other. For some reason, their parents think this is acceptable between 11 and 1am, the latter usually being about the time I go in.

The parents are loud. They scream and yell just to have a conversation. And when the kids are yelling and screaming, and they happen to cross the path of one of the parents, the parents yell at the kids. Not always to chastise them... that's just how they talk. And they have people over, all the time. All of them - and their friends
are all loud too, adults and kids alike.

Once upon a time, I used to unwind in the evening by enjoying a glass of scotch, and smoke my pipe by reading. Only now, I have new neighbors.

I hate my new neighbors.

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  1. Waylon Wernette's Avatar
    Smoking a pipe? You are soooo old.

    Yeah I hate my neighbors in the base housing. This moron literally pumps techno music in his living room all day while his wife is at work. My wife is off for the summer and has to put up with it each day. I catch it at lunch and on weekends.
  2. Craig Reade's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rainbow Raider
    Smoking a pipe? You are soooo old.

    Yeah I hate my neighbors in the base housing. This moron literally pumps techno music in his living room all day while his wife is at work. My wife is off for the summer and has to put up with it each day. I catch it at lunch and on weekends.
    Old? - cigarette's taste like ass, and are full of gargbage tobacco, filler, and chemicals.

    Pipe tobacco smells and tastes better, and has a better texture. And you don't get the nasty stale smoke you do from the cancerstick.
  3. Mark Blicharz's Avatar
    You just get more of that fun cancer. Yum. There's a solution to the neighbor's problem. Get an MP3 player and listen to music while you read.
  4. Craig Reade's Avatar
    That does kind of defeat the purpose of "Quiet"

    And they are friggen loud. Any music I played to block them out would be worse for everyone else than them alone...
  5. PukeDrunk's Avatar
    I say start with the dog.
  6. Terry Verticchio's Avatar
    How about sending them a cocktail...a Molotov cocktail.
  7. Walt Kneeland's Avatar
    My upstairs neighbors sometimes have loud arguments or shouting matches that my roommate and I can hear through our ceiling (well, the shouting, though can't quite make out the words). And then occasionally, I get to hear the creaking through the ceiling of my bedroom of them making up.
  8. Andrea Speed's Avatar
    These sound like my old white trash Spanaway neighbors. The husband and wife had loud arguments in their driveway every other day, let their dog bark incessantly (it was always outside, and a rott/pitt mix, so not small and not friendly), and the guy was constantly unemployed and constantly working on cars he couldn't seem to start, no matter how many hours he worked on them. (And the exhausted they pumped out! Oy, they often filled the back room of the house with carbon monoxide, enough to make you dizzy.) Horrible, horrible people. I swear, they set out to make me hate white married hets ... as if I didn't already.