My current apartment and the community within it has to be one of the WORST I have ever lived in. Unable to break the lease we’ve endured it pretty well. We have five more weeks of this crap shack and we’re free.
The apartment building is very old so there are just some things to be expected with an old building. This isn’t a permanent stay so we just deal with it.
However, it’s one thing to put up with the age of a building, noisy neighbors outside, constant traffic noise and car alarms…it is another thing entirely when your neighbors music thumps unforgiving through the walls of your own humble abode. I like a wide range of music and appreciate it very much but I’d prefer it not come through my walls.
At one point it was going on all hours of the night. So late one night Kyle walked around the building and asked the guy nicely to please turn down (not turn off) his music.
He appeared to be drunk and with two girls surprised at the knock on the door. They apologized profusely and when Kyle came back to our apartment the idiot turned the music up louder!
We didn’t voice a complaint at the office or call the police because his aggressive behavior showed us that no reasoning would do any good and we didn’t want to live out the rest of our lease worrying about what our neighbor may do because we asked him to turn down his music.
Someone must have complained though because it stopped for a few months. Of course with holiday yesterday I was forced to listen to the thump, thump, thump through my walls. At least now he doesn’t do it in the wee hours of the night. I retreated to the bedroom with the iPad, headphones and watched a movie.
In addition to that upon first moving in I have been I have been cussed out by two neighbors, one who claimed I was letting my dog shit in front of her apartment (I wasn’t, it was the neighbor directly next to her with a dog similar to mine who would let his off leash and it would poop in front of her apartment I happened to see it one night by happenstance ) another screaming at me to get my dog away from him despite the fact that my dog was not paying attention to him OR anywhere near him AND the neighbor kept walking towards us getting closer! (Kyle saw him later a few days and said he didn’t seem quite “right” we think he had a fear of large dogs because he’s passed me several times and seems to not care about the tiny dog.)
And then there is the “nice” man next door. He once let me use his phone when I locked my keys, purse, phone AND tiny dog in the car. After that he came out yelling at the neighbors above him to “shut the f-up”, regularly gets drunk, smokes enough weed on his front stoop to put down an elephant, has brandished a very large gun openly from his bathrobe and last week he was so drunk, he fell outside and we helped carry him into his apartment (he’s disabled.)
If nothing else, I have some interesting stories to write!