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I probably am, but it is annoying nonetheless

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wahwahwah Fri 12-Aug-11 16:38:26

Upstairs have wooden floors (you can guess where this is going). Child has several hard but bouncy balls which he enjoys dropping all together - repetatively. bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce. All day. All bloody day. The noise is driving me nuts. It is very loud!

AgentZigzag Fri 12-Aug-11 16:40:32

Take them off him until another time?

GypsyMoth Fri 12-Aug-11 16:40:46

Go round and tell them!

AgentZigzag Fri 12-Aug-11 16:41:43

Ahhh, you mean your upstairs neighbours child is bouncing them?

What did they say when you asked them to limit the time he's doing it?

madhattershouse Fri 12-Aug-11 16:42:44

I've got the same problem! Oh shit, they're MY kids. Arghwink

passingtime Fri 12-Aug-11 16:42:59

YANBU

Wooden floors + child+ bouncy balls+ living in a flat with a downstairs neighbour SHOULD = respect and use of bouncy bally OUTSIDE only!

My sister lives ina communal building and when ds is there she is very considerate of her neighbours

scurryfunge Fri 12-Aug-11 16:44:13

Ask them to come down when the child is bouncing the ball and listen for themselves how annoying it is. They may not realise.

wahwahwah Fri 12-Aug-11 16:47:21

They go:

bounce
bounce
bounce
bounce
bounce
bounce
bouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebounce
roooooooooooooooool
thwack (hitting skitring board I assume)

Quenelle Fri 12-Aug-11 16:48:57

Wooden floors in upstairs flats are BU.

AgentZigzag Fri 12-Aug-11 16:49:00

But how did they react when you've brought it up OP?

wahwahwah Fri 12-Aug-11 16:57:10

I haven't said anything yet. I am a big chicken.

ilovesooty Fri 12-Aug-11 17:13:07

Do what scurryfunge suggests. Ask them to come down and listen if they don't believe you, but a polite request ought to be enough. What's so difficult about it?

AgentZigzag Fri 12-Aug-11 17:15:05

grin ach you big wuss grin

They must fucking know you'll be able to hear it, just go up, be nice, and have what you want them to do about it clear in your mind before you go.

Just run through how the conversation might go

'Hi, I'm from downstairs and although I understand bouncing the ball is brilliant fun for your lad, it's kind of like chinese water torture for me. Would it be possible for him not to do it for all of the day please?'

'Yeah, no probs, it's been doing our head in as well grin'

'Nice one, thanks. Did you hear about her at Number 43...? shock'

Etc etc.

It's usually not as bad as you imagine beforehand.

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