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Neighbour vacuuming at 07:30!

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LadyMaryCreepyCrawley Wed 31-Oct-12 19:30:44

It's HALF TERM! I don't want waking up at 07:30 (their small child is up and stomping around about 20 mins before, mum only works term time so she should be off for half term). AIBU to ask her to stop?

DameMarghoulFountain Wed 31-Oct-12 19:32:39


ask her to do mine too while she's at it?

magnolia74 Wed 31-Oct-12 19:33:41


It's 7.30 not 5am hmm

BsshBossh Wed 31-Oct-12 19:35:03

In my experience it's quite difficult (and wearying) to stop a small child charging around once they're awake, even if it is half term. TV first thing usually helps here though. But YANBU for not wanting the Hoover on that early!

Pooka Wed 31-Oct-12 19:35:18

Yes. 7.30am on a weekday is reasonable in my opinion.

LadyMaryCreepyCrawley Wed 31-Oct-12 19:35:21

I don't have to wake up at 7:30, it's half term FFS! It's one of those few weeks per year when I can get up at 9am.

Salmotrutta Wed 31-Oct-12 19:36:58


Clearly you didn't grow up in my Mum's house grin

She would have made breakfast, done a load of washing in the hideous old twin-tub, hung it out and hoovered and dusted by then!

ArthurShappey Wed 31-Oct-12 19:37:05

IMO yes... It is her home and if she wants to Hoover it at 7:30am, then she can hoover at 7:30am. It's hardly the 'early hours'. I would say 9:30am on a weekend is the earliest, but 7:30am on a weekday is fine.

WofflingOn Wed 31-Oct-12 19:37:25

Why are your children not awake and being obnoxious OP?
I can lie in bed happily listening to other people work for ages.

LaurieBlueBell Wed 31-Oct-12 19:38:03

YABU, any earlier would be U but 7.30 is ok.

BabsJansen Wed 31-Oct-12 19:38:16

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ArthurShappey Wed 31-Oct-12 19:38:19


You're not the only human being on this earth. People have things to do.

boaty Wed 31-Oct-12 19:38:44

Our neighbours hoover at 2300....yes...11 at night! we then hoover at 7:30 and are waiting for them to complain!!
DISCLAIMER: No small children in either house!

WofflingOn Wed 31-Oct-12 19:38:53

Your mum isn't from Yorkshire is she, Salmotrutta?
I've had to break generations of programming in order to enjoy my lie-ins.

LadyMaryCreepyCrawley Wed 31-Oct-12 19:40:39

Ds doesn't get up that early. He knows that his mum deserves a lie in (and he's knackered from all the housework that I make him do)! grin

Half term doesn't count as a week day, it's one long weekend where I don't need to get up at 7am to do the school run. I want to sleep! I'm not being that unreasonable.

expatinscotland Wed 31-Oct-12 19:40:45

Buy some earplugs.


LST Wed 31-Oct-12 19:41:20

YABU. I Hoover at 7.30. That's a reasonable hour.

LadyMaryCreepyCrawley Wed 31-Oct-12 19:41:44

Why should I wear earplugs? confused Why not show some consideration for your sleeping neighbour?

ArthurFowlersHauntedAllotment Wed 31-Oct-12 19:42:14


By 7:30am I've a wash on, cleaned the kitchen, tidied the sitting room and done the recycling. before I collapse in a heap in front of Lorraine

LadyMaryCreepyCrawley Wed 31-Oct-12 19:42:15

Seriously, 07:30 isn't reasonable. People are still asleep!

Petsinmyputridpudenda Wed 31-Oct-12 19:43:54

Christ my upstairs neighbour have the washing machine going all night, the wife works night and when she come is in a 4 she put on milydic full blast forat least an hour. She is a proper twat

I wouldn't mind hoovering at 7:30 at all

WofflingOn Wed 31-Oct-12 19:44:07

You should wear earplugs because you want to sleep and she wants to get hoovering out of the way before the house gets covered in toys and stuff.
Or you can lie awake tomorrow getting cross again.
DD wears earplugs at uni and feels aggrieved.

Pumpkinlatte Wed 31-Oct-12 19:44:14

Why ask then?!

ArthurShappey Wed 31-Oct-12 19:44:17

No you're asleep. 'people' are up and getting on with their lives. The world does not stop for half term.

scurryfunge Wed 31-Oct-12 19:45:40

I don't see 0730 as unreasonable. I'm an early riser unless I'm on nights so tend to be up and about well before that time. I wouldn't expect my neighbours to tip toe around my shift pattern. It's really not that early.

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