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Which is more likely to be effective on my clueless upstairs neighbors that play their music too loud? (I've mentioned to them before that their music is too loud, but it had neglible effect on their volume.)
  • Banging on the ceiling (it worked once, but not today).

  • Taking up a pair of dollar-store headphones and asking them to use them.

  • [almost everything else I thought up off the top of my head isn't legal]

I get the impression they aren't terribly concerned about being considerate neighbors since they put their trash under the stairs between trash days (a $50 fine if management sees it) and drink light beer like it's going out of fashion. (They put out an empty 24-pack box and a couple grocery bags of empty cans every Monday.)

I don't want to blast anything without direction in here because our downstairs neighbors are nice, so I'm thinking about taping some speakers to the ceiling and randomizing a wake-up call (only at legal hours, of course) with something sufficiently annoying. Based on their generic merkin rock blaring, I think just about anything I listen to should annoy them. I'm thinking... numbers stations. Ne?


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May. 2nd, 2006 12:57 am (UTC)
i'm with jinkies.

call the management when they have thier stuff blasting,s o they can hear it over the phone. then the cops, if the management does nothing.

i HATE being confrontational, but i have done it in cases of loud music. i like my serenity too damn much.

luck, babes.
May. 2nd, 2006 01:54 am (UTC)
When we had *much* more serious noise problems in 2004 with a neighbor that threw all-weekend parties, management simply told us to call the police. I only called the police once, but other neighbors called as well same and the offending parties were ticketed for noise complaints. This problem is merely irritating compared to that, hence my more passive approach.

I hope they're here as month-to-month renters and they move on quickly.
May. 1st, 2006 10:26 pm (UTC)
Peter, Paul, and Mary. Something cheery and folky.
May. 2nd, 2006 02:13 am (UTC)
I almost peed myself laughing at that. When I was pregnant, I played The Best Of Peter, Paul And Mary through headphones on my belly to get Laurel to turn around from breech position.

If I'm going to go for cheery folk music as a deterrent, I should be devious and play Singing Science Records so I can sing along with "Why Does The Sun Shine? (The Sun is a Mass of Incandescent Gas)", too. Bright and smiling is my favorite flavor of evil!
May. 2nd, 2006 02:23 am (UTC)
Oh yeah, you probably have happy kid CDs! Good idea!
May. 1st, 2006 10:51 pm (UTC)
Polysics, polysics, polysics. Polysics!
May. 1st, 2006 11:35 pm (UTC)
Man, I'm thinking splitting up the Polysics with the Numberstations. That would be awesome. And isn't that something that you did?
May. 2nd, 2006 02:05 am (UTC)
I am ashamed to admit I only have three Polysics tracks in my collection right now.

Would DEVO be an acceptable substitute?
May. 2nd, 2006 06:00 am (UTC)
Call the police. They do a report and the apt complex hears about it. After three (in Michigan anyway), they get kicked out.

You do have rights.
May. 6th, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC)
Light beer? Gross.
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