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To put a shelf up on a Sunday afternoon?

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ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Sun 23-Nov-14 16:14:47

Because my neighbour in the flat below obviously thinks so. She's banging on the ceiling. hmm

When should we put up a shelf?

Shouldn't we ever put up a shelf?

She's retired so there's no window when she's out...she never leaves the house apart from once on a Friday afternoon for a coffee with next door neighbour. For half an hour and that's when DH is at work anyway.

Are we really being unreasonable? I know drills sound awful....but it's not bedtime and it's not very early...

formerbabe Sun 23-Nov-14 16:15:43

Ignore her, she is being ridiculous!

ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Sun 23-Nov-14 16:17:25

I find this sort of behaviour so worrying and upsetting. It's harassment really.

selsigfach Sun 23-Nov-14 16:18:43

Bang back, the silly cow. YANBU!

ShatnersBassoon Sun 23-Nov-14 16:19:27

Ignore her. It's not harassment, just a woman being ridiculous. Go down and ask what the problem is.

OwlCapone Sun 23-Nov-14 16:19:28

Meh. I think next door are having their house rewired. They have been drilling since 9am and it is loud enough to drown out all conversation and the TV.

I would be more tolerant if the neighbours had actually moved in and were also having to live with the noise but they haven't.


I've not said or done anything though. Other than mutter "FFS stop!" under my breath and plan some hideously loud party and DIY session for when they move in (not really)

ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Sun 23-Nov-14 16:22:37

I know it's a horrid noise...hate it myself...but she's chosen to live in a ground floor flat! The council offered her a bungalow in a place that was just down the road and has a warden and lovely gardens but no...she wanted to stay here....which fair's her home...but she kind of needs to accept then that families are living above her and always will be because these are part of a housing association!

Andrewofgg Sun 23-Nov-14 16:24:14

Owlcapone Why not really? Go for it.

When they ask afterwards why you were so noisy tell they that you were celebrating the release of your DB after he did twelve years for GBH grin

ShatnersBassoon Sun 23-Nov-14 16:26:03

Sorry, just realised I contradicted myself. You can't ignore her and ask what the problem is! I think going down and seeing what's wrong would be best. You won't feel as confused if you ask why she's banging. She might be hanging a picture, or a mirror on her bedroom ceiling.

OwlCapone Sun 23-Nov-14 16:26:50

Perhaps I could just put a "mix tape"* on really loud and go out for the evening. smile

Conveniently, my brother does look like he could have been inside for GBH despite being as soft as a soft thing so that is an option!

* shows age

Still bloody drilling...

OwlCapone Sun 23-Nov-14 16:28:59

Clawhands, I would just ignore her and get on with it. It's a shelf - four holes or so and the job is done. There are no restrictions on Sunday DIY (I checked earlier today, dammit!) other than normal noise pollution ones and a shelf would not contravene these.

ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Sun 23-Nov-14 16:37:43

Shatners or she's fallen over!? I'm going down..

Whippet81 Sun 23-Nov-14 16:45:22

Seriously a family member had a neighbour like this - stressed her out no end banging everytime they moved in the house.

Except one time she was banging for hours and she had fallen over - they ignored her - until they heard a faint 'help!' and went round and found her.

ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Sun 23-Nov-14 16:49:03

Her son was putting a new lampshade up. hmm

OwlCapone Sun 23-Nov-14 16:50:34

A lampshade??

Summerisle1 Sun 23-Nov-14 16:54:55

Well you know those lampshades. If they Go Bad there's no accounting for their desire to bang on the ceiling.

ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Sun 23-Nov-14 17:07:48

I think she meant a ceiling know..

Summerisle1 Sun 23-Nov-14 17:09:29

I'd still have thought that was more of a screwing than a banging though.

Andrewofgg Sun 23-Nov-14 17:20:39

Screwing, banging, what's the difference . . . both good on a Sunday afternoon as long as you don't disturb the neighbours.

OwlCapone Sun 23-Nov-14 17:23:28

Or a good drilling. [snurk]

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