I wish I could live out in the middle of nowhere.
Maybe then I would get some peace and quiet. I live in an old house that has been converted into apartments. Being old and built without the intention
of ever being an apartment building, noises from your neighbors are often heard. Most of them I do not mind. Yes, I'm going to hear the people above
walking around sometimes. Fine. Maybe every now and then I'll hear a neighbor talking if they talk loud enough. (They have to be screaming though.)
All of that I can take and block out. The thing I CAN NOT STAND is hearing my neighbor's music!!!!!
More specifically, the bass. The "BOOM!
BOOM! BOOM!" that vibrate the walls. (Floors, when it's coming from the people below me.)
As soon as I hear it, I get an image in my mind of me entering a nut house. I also get instantly tense, aggitated, and down right angry! The other day
I was sitting in my room, reading a good book. Suddenly, the floor began to vibrate like I was at a concert. The people below me decided to listen to
some music. I decided to give them a call (didn't want to change to go knock on their door) to ask them to turn the bass down. What did the lady that
answered the phone do? Yelled that it wasn't loud and she was not going to be turning it down. When I started to explain that my bedroom floor was
shaking, she hung up on me!
Angry, I slammed a heavy book on the floor. In a few minutes, just as I knew he would, her husband came up and
knocked on my door. (He was at the store when I called.) I explained to him what I said to his wife. He was confused he said, because it's not that
loud. I admitte to him, that while the music itself was not loud, and I have been in their apartment while they had the stereo on and it wasn't loud,
the bass was and bass carries. You do not really hear it when in the room with the stereo. But go in the next room, or upstairs in my case, and you
hear it and feel it!
Anyway, I have always hated hearing the bass from neighbors playing their music. I simply can not block it out. I even tried earplugs, even though
they hurt my ears, and they didn't help at all. And now that my neighbors are playing their music everyday, other noises are getting to me. I live in
the heart of this small town. For such a small town, it is noisy! I have always been senitive to noise. But lately....it is driving me crazy!!!
I just wish that people who live in apartments had more consideration for their neighbors. I don't want to hear your music at any time of the day. I
don't pay hundreds of dollars each month to listen to your crappy music!