a reply to: minkmouse
Not that I am endorsing this method, but it has worked for me countless times in numerous situations.
NOTE: Talk to the kid before pulling this off, as it is a really dirty way to get back. I only have used this method as a last of the last resort,
when all other tactics such as the sledgehammer drop,couch drop, or the "hey, my violin sounds like a dying cat - listen to it on full volume! "
method have failed. Use at your own risk
1. An MP3 player/portable CD player/Computer.
2. A set of bluetooth speakers, or speakers that can handle a typical headphone cable (mine are ones that plug into a wall outlet, but have an aux-in
3. A Mosquito Ringtone, or high-pitched frequency (you can even make your own with free software like Audacity).
4. Towels, Socks, egg cartons, old shirts, dirty clothes.
1. Load the high-pitched tone onto the MP3 player or PC.
2. Plug the MP3 player into the speakers - make sure it is on volume level 0 (otherwise, the speakers might give a burst of static, which betrays the
fact that they are there).
3. Position the speakers next to a common wall, above the source of the noise, or an air vent.
4. With the speakers still on level 0 sound, increase the volume on the player till it reaches 100%. Then slowly turn up the volume on the speakers
until it is also 100%
5. Place the speakers so that they cover the most area, and cover with the items from #4 to muffle the amount of sound that you hear.
Why this works
1. I actually came up with this idea after reading an article about how one of the Korea's used high-pitched sounds to keep kids from going into
parks after dark.
2. The reason I had you pick a high-pitched sound? If you pick one that you can only slightly hear, and the kid is younger than you, then he will be
the only one that hears it (all of the older residents in the building will not).
3. If you listen to these sounds long enough, it will give you a headache- think of how annoying the ringing in your ears is.
1. Get a bunch of headphone splitters - Make a surround sound of annoyingness!
2. Leave it on, and then leave the apartment for a short while - when you come back, if the kid is still playing, pretend to have an imaginary call
with someone where you're complaining about the high-pitched whining coming from the kid's piano (make sure he or others can hear you). I did this
when a guy thought it was a cool idea to play rap at 2:00am - I was sure he knew it was me, but in the morning you'll never guess what I found in the
3. For added effect, don't use full volume on the speakers - crank them up when the kid get's louder, and softer when he gets softer.
If you want an added perk to this: You'll make the kid into a conspiracy theorist, because when he complains about hearing things, only you & him
will be able to hear them; the noise will show up on a video, but not at a level a normal adult can here.
PS: if you want to fight fire with fun, crank up some form of Opera while he's playing the piano, and do your best to sing it; if they ask, tell them
you have decided to take up opera as a hobby, and as part of the regiment, you are required to practice daily for 4 hours, between 4:00pm and 8:00pm.
I have yet to pull this off, but I hear it works.