Tuesday, September 21, 2004

The Neighboor Hood



I could use some advice. I live in a nice place. I live in a nice town and I live in a nice home. There are, however, some not so nice places nearby me – which is fine, as long as they’re quiet. When they get loud however, I don’t like it. There is a ghetto apartment building right next door to where I live and the tenats are driving me nuts. They play music with a very deep, thumping bass line. It drives me completely crazy. Today they have decided to bang the piece of crap remnant of a car they have with a hammer. All day. Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! I want very much to run outside and scream at them but I think they’re in a gang and I don’t want them shoot me. I could go outside and try to ask them very nicely to stop banging on the crappy car and save my sanity, but I have a feeling they would be unresponsive. I can call the cops, but I don’t want to be one of “those” neighbors. Besides, what exactly is the cut off point for it’s too late to be banging on a crappy car?

Your thoughts, please! I need help.

4 comments:

  1. In most counties, the cut off point for making loud noises ('loud' being defined as over a certain decibel level) after 10 PM. Check the local laws to confirm the time and decibel level.

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  2. In most counties, the cut off point for making loud noises ('loud' being defined as over a certain decibel level) after 10 PM. Check the local laws to confirm the time and decibel level.

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  3. Anonymous8:33 AM

    I wouldn't be reluctant to call the cops. They won't tell the perps who narc'd on them and your other neighbors will probably thank you.

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  4. Be that neighbor. Call the cops. If you're worried that these guys are going to shoot you, call the cops.

    It shouldn't matter what time it is for the noise. They can still be told to knock it off or keep it down if it's an on going problem.

    The cops actually like people who are concerned about their neighborhood. If you call up and explain to them that about the constant noise and who you feel unsafe even going out in front of your house, the cops will make an effort -- even if it's just a drive be from time to time.

    If that doesn't work get even.

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