This is something that I suspect I know the answer to but I still wonder about.
Typically when I complain about something I'm able to remind myself that I'm a hypocrite because I've done it myself and that helps put me at ease.
Not this one though so I'm wondering if some of you can shed some light on this for me.
I live in a suburb of a large city. We recently moved to this place from our previous suburban town because, in large part, because it is much safer
and much MUCH quieter.
In our old neighborhood, during the summer, almost every single Friday and Saturday night there was some jack-hole having a party in the back yard and
blasting music that was disturbing to people as far as (my best guess after some searching) about a half mile to three quarters of a mile away.
Edit to clarify: It was not a single jerk... it was about a half dozen spread throughout the area.
It happens in our new neighborhood, but nowhere near as frequently and (thank goodness) the party people in question are at a considerable distance
from me to the point where any white noise (such as a fan) can all but drown it out entirely.
Edit to clarify: It's not a single jerk. As best I can tell it's two or perhaps three.
I know I can be long winded so I'll cut to the chase. I promise you I'm trying to find some reasoning here and not trying to simply be insulting
(although there is an element of wanting to insult the, from my perspective, perpetrators).
For those of you who knowingly and willingly have a party in your suburban back yard and crank that music up SO DAMNED LOUD and keep it going well
into the night..... why do you do it?
Do you not understand that the sound continues to travel beyond your property lines?
Do you think it is acceptable to literally force your neighbors to listen to whatever music you are listening to? When I ask that I'm not merely
referring to the neighbors who's property is adjacent to yours. I mean people that you've never met that live several blocks away. You have no
problem with shoving your brand of music down their throats?
Are you of the "I simply don't give a sh-t about anyone else" variety of people?
In the event that another person in your area does the same and it has bothered you (perhaps because you are tired and trying to get some sleep or
have a young child that is trying to sleep)? If this has happened, what has your interior monologue been like?
Looking for honest, candid answers because on my own I haven't been able to wrap my mind around the concept of how people can be THIS disrespectful to
I'm also always welcome to being told how and why I'm wrong on any particular issue.
Footnote: For what it's worth... especially since we bought our very first house which we're madly in love with and LOVE having people over for BBQ's
and the like.... we never... EVER blast music and even with that, I give a courtesy visit (not call because I don't have everyone's numbers because I
don't yet know them like that) to let them know I'm having some people over and please don't hesitate to let me know if we get a little loud.
edit on 26-5-2017 by eluryh22 because: (no reason given)