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To not want to hear teenagers ....

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Loie159 Sat 06-Oct-12 21:47:55

Shouting, snd generally fecking about Outside every night especially on the bloody weekend!!!! DH says I am making it out to be bigger than it is and I need to chill out . But no matter how much I try it bothers me! Also makes me a bit anxious and palpatatey esp if DH is out

AIBU?

Inneedofbrandy Sat 06-Oct-12 21:50:52

Why don't you say oi can you move along/keep it down please I have dc asleep. That works for me and I have a bus stop that they used to congregate around.

TheCountessOlenska Sat 06-Oct-12 21:52:05

YANBU, I feel the same. In my case it's University students just starting the new year, so I know in the main they are nice kids but the noise really jars on me. Especially at 3am when they are staggering home (and they're not such nice kids after x amounts of vodka and redbull!)

WorraLiberty Sat 06-Oct-12 21:52:25

I don't mind it on a weekend but after about 10pm midweek, I normally go out and ask them to move down the road a bit.

They're normally very understanding if you say you've got little ones trying to sleep.

Loie159 Sat 06-Oct-12 21:53:11

Tbh before I had kids I was of that school, but since having DC have turned into a right wimp about any kind of "conflict" near the house ..... I need to chill out dont I ?

Just pop out and say nicely ' I've got litte ones asleep in bed, really sorry but would you mind moving away because it's noisy'

99% of teens are actually quite nice really and most will say sorry and shuffle off :D

AgentZigzag Sat 06-Oct-12 22:00:54

It's hard not to zero in on it once you've noticed it's annoying/you feel threatened by it.

Inneedofbrandy Sat 06-Oct-12 22:01:20

If you don't want to go out, you could open your window and ask through that?

TheCountessOlenska Sat 06-Oct-12 22:03:22

Yes I open my window and shout down - the sight of me in my PJs puts the wind up them grin

Whitecherry Sat 06-Oct-12 22:04:28

I have teens... 3 to be exact! They would move on, no problem!

Just ask

This is because there are no bus shelters left for them to congregate in anymore!

QuintessentialShadows Sat 06-Oct-12 22:05:43

I find that a bucket full of water helps.

not

Loie159 Sat 06-Oct-12 22:07:52

Thank you! Stupidly it never occurred to me just to ask them.... It's not that the kids wake up...., its more that it makes me anxious that they might/ or situation outside will get out of control. It hardly ever does do for some reason I irrationally feel threatened..... It's doing my head in as its more about my reaction than the actual problem!

Inneedofbrandy Sat 06-Oct-12 22:08:02

The bus shelter is outside my living room window actually whitecherry grin

I don't mind, if they get to loud I just do a oi you lot come on there's a park around the corner piss off there.

Most teenagers are lovely and will move. Doing a teacher voice works wonders to.

AgentZigzag Sat 06-Oct-12 22:09:12

Is there anyone you're not keen on down your street?

'Be good lads and move down to number 42 would you? wink'

LadyPlainJane Sat 06-Oct-12 22:18:22

What medusa said.

I asked a large and intimidating looking group of boys to stop swearing on the train the other day. The were being really vulgar but when I asked them to stop they were very apologetic about it and nearly managed to refrain from swearing for the rest of the trip. They were like a big group of Kevin and Perry's.

ScarletLady02 Sat 06-Oct-12 22:27:34

We live right opposite a pub....you get some HILARIOUS sights outside there at midnight...

We once had an argument that went on for over an hour and had me and DH in stitches.

"But EE-LAYNE...It's GOT FUCK ALL TO DO WIV MEEEE! I NEVER FUCKING SLEPT WIV 'IM!!"
"WHY'D 'E BUY YOU A DRINK THEN?!?""

Etc etc...for ages...

SoulTrain Sat 06-Oct-12 22:32:53

I asked a group of teens to stop swearing in the park the other day. I was firm without being rude. I said "If you're old enough to be using that language you're too old to be in the park. I don't want my boy picking up your bad habits thank you." Got lots of muttered apologies. I work with teenagers and most times if you fairly call them on the issue they'll be ok. I used to tell kids that congregated in the shelter opposite us to move along, they always did.

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