This post is not in the spirit of the holiday season. It’s just a post to vent so I can go back to trying to relax, which I have not been able to do for the past three hours or so.
My neighbors across the street have insisted on playing their stereo with bass and party-level tonight. Until ten minutes ago, they had the front door open. I’d have tried to comfort with myself with the thought that “it’s Christmas”, but the fact is that they were doing this because it’s sixty-something degrees outside and they have consistently behaved as if they’re the only ones on the block with rights worth considering.
These are not apartments. They are not renters. They are homeowners I’ll potentially have to live near for several years to come. I know from other behavior that the slightest hint that I am pissed at them will make me their enemy for life.
This is similar to the problem I have at work and the street music…except I’m HOME. I’m off from work. This is supposed to be my turf. But my bleeping neighbors don’t care.
Even now, with that front door closed, the thumping is constant. The fact that there are three children in the house makes it all the more upsetting, because these kids are learning that this is acceptable.
12:30 in the morning now. No change. The kids are 3, 6, and 12. It’s a party over there.
Whenever I feel like I need to have earplugs to have peace in my own home, I feel like I’ve picked a shitty place to call home.
I was pretty much fine sitting home on a night typically associated with togetherness. But my tolerance for this stereo shit is zero.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a good night, except for my neighbors. I hope their power goes out.