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MrsKoala Mon 04-Feb-13 19:37:38

I live next door to a nice woman, but she is one of those people who emit a piercing high pitched scream instead of laughing. She is quite excitable and screams constantly, she lives alone, but when her children or boyfriend visits the squealing is unbearable.

Tonight has reached a new level of screams per minute ratio and we were wondering what could have possibly been the source of such side splitting hilarity...only to hear the theme tune to 'some mothers do 'ave them' thru the wall. I cannot believe frank fucking spencer putting his trousers on back to front and saying 'ooh Betty' could have produced such a reaction.

So wibu to scream 'shut up for the love of god' thru her letter flap or is this some sort of comedy gold I am missing? And if so, is it worth revisiting such other 'classics' as 'are you being served' and 'bless this house'?

MrsKoala Tue 05-Feb-13 12:11:41

I do think laughing at everything is often a cultural thing. Some cultures laugh as social bonding, whether things are funny or not. I used to recruit nurses and loads of African ladies applied, they were lovely and good nurses but used to laugh unnervingly at everything.

Me: so are you here to apply to the role of nurse
Nurse: (absolutely pissing themselves cackling very loudly) yes
Me: erm, right well here is the form, do you have pen?
Nurse: (now hooting with mirth) no
Me: (stepping back to save eardrums) here you go
Nurse: (wiping tears away and howling) thank you

It took me ages to get used to it. I prefer my British reserve ie being a miserable fucker

PretzelTime Tue 05-Feb-13 11:56:25

Oh come on Clam how can you be disappointed by this thread and the Melanie link? grin

clam Tue 05-Feb-13 09:51:18

I thought this thread was going to about loud sex.


pirouette Tue 05-Feb-13 09:41:18

Pump helium through her letter box then her tone will go so high that only dogs will hear and they will follow her and mooch.

Sorry but I am the owner of a filthy laugh. People have commented. blush

pictish Tue 05-Feb-13 09:39:13

MrsKoala - when I first met my friend, I found her really unnerving. I didn't know if I was supposed to laugh too! I wondered how on earth she found everything so very hilarious. hmm

I think I've just become used to her tbh.

pictish Tue 05-Feb-13 09:32:41

Ohhh I am laughing at Melanie there. grin

The woman that played her is actually a fine actress. Lucinda Cowden. I've seen her in other things...she's very good. Melanie was fantastic.

LottieJenkins Tue 05-Feb-13 09:29:23

This ladies neighbour reminds me of Melanie in Neighbours in the 1980's!

pictish Tue 05-Feb-13 09:29:05

I have a mate like this - not squealing but a loud cackling ear splitting caw. And she laughs a LOT!

My mil bumped into her recently and she said 'I was chatting to xxx today. That laugh!* Then she shuddered. grin

Honestly my pal is the kindest, most generous and intelligent person you could hope to meet....but yes, her laugh is wince making. confused

It's better than living next to folks that row. Think of it that way! wink

FeckOffCup Tue 05-Feb-13 09:21:59

Oh YANBU at all, I was in a cafe a while ago and there were two of these shrieking women at the next table, I wanted to bloody throttle them after half an hour, can't imagine living next door and having to listen to it all the time.

Boomerwang Tue 05-Feb-13 07:38:20

I would match her, laugh for laugh. see if she notices.

SirIronBottom Tue 05-Feb-13 02:37:47

Is it possible to get her a secret subscription to a DVD service that specialises in long-forgotten 70s/80s tat? Like 'Oh No! It's Selwyn Froggitt!' or 'Slinger's Day'? In Viz magazine they have all these adverts for DVDs of these shows I've never, ever, ever heard of. 'Pauline's Quirkes'.

QueenofPlaids Mon 04-Feb-13 21:04:56

My mum's best friend is one of these people. I remember as a child being sent to bed only to be awoken by what sounded like pigs mating after they'd had a few G&Ts wink. (The humans had the G&Ts btw, not the pigs grin)

Maybe try a dog whistle to see if her range of hearing matches her range of vocal production grin

Sorry I'm bring entirely unhelpful, but I sympathise. There were many times I wanted to gag DM's friend. Even now, it's a bit blush in public if she's had a few beverages!

MrsKoala Mon 04-Feb-13 20:21:37

And she laughs at everything 'hello neighbour, how are you'? 'Wooooooop I'm fine' etc. It is unnerving.

thornrose Mon 04-Feb-13 20:18:19

"Shout it up her arse" made me squeal laugh a lot!

WorraLiberty Mon 04-Feb-13 20:18:13

She sounds a lot like one of the Mums from my DS's school.

She's such a lovely person but she's got a laugh like a bloody air raid siren

I remember speaking to her in the street one day and the dentist came out of his surgery a few doors down, to tell her she was putting him off working shock grin

MrsKoala Mon 04-Feb-13 20:16:53

Maybe that's it alliwant, dh has a cold and has cultivated the most annoying sneeze ever. It just erupts out of nowhere, waking the baby, he doesn't bother to turn his head or cover his mouth and if I say anything, he says like a petulant teen 'I can't help it IM IIIILLLLLL'.

Alliwantisaroomsomewhere Mon 04-Feb-13 20:13:28

That would drive me up the fucking wall. I need my peace and quiet most of the time. Even more so tonight with DH having a cold and feeling the need to sniff incessantly....

MrsKoala Mon 04-Feb-13 20:12:23

Worra - I'd shout it up her arse if I thought it would work!

The worst thing is she is genuinely lovely, so I can't even really be angry with her.

MrsKeithRichards Mon 04-Feb-13 20:12:01

She sounds a hoot!!

MrsKoala Mon 04-Feb-13 20:09:49

The thing is we have 5mo and I apologise whenever I see her in case she can hear him and she always says she has only heard him once since he was born - I'm not surprised, she probably can't hear anything over herself! I'n the good weathers he is in the garden with her large extended family all singing and playing flamenco guitar. Some days 10-10 FFS!

WorraLiberty Mon 04-Feb-13 20:05:10

So wibu to scream 'shut up for the love of god' thru her letter flap

Wait, that's not some sort of euphemism is it? grin

SamanthaStormer Mon 04-Feb-13 19:59:16

Ah, right - thought WIBU was "was I being unreasonable", not would I be unreasonable.... blush
In that case, no you're NBU, you're definitely not alone in wanting to shout through your neighbours letterbox - I feel like doing it the woman who's just moved in next door, jaysus the woman is LOUD.
Can hear every bloody thing.

PretzelTime Mon 04-Feb-13 19:54:57

It sounds hilarious, but I feel your pain. Hate noisy neighbours too.
But yes YABU. There must be a friendlier way to handle to issue.

Schnarkle Mon 04-Feb-13 19:54:47

Don't mind the killjoys obviously you're not going to shout at her through the letterbox.
(Squealing through the letterbox would be so much better grin )

andubelievedthat Mon 04-Feb-13 19:51:46

play something u like, loud , see if she can harmonise?

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