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To want to clap when the neighbour's vibrator turns off...

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Skittlesss Thu 10-Nov-16 14:39:42

My neighbours are noisy, I've heard their shouting matches, their tv, their DIY and now another kind of DIY.

The man went out and a few minutes later music went on and a buzzing noise has been going on for about ten mins.

WIBU to clap when it is over? Haha.

So as not to dripfeed - we don't speak to them. They are noisy and foul. They argued every night for the first couple of months and recently hammer every night sometimes at 11pm. The other residents told us that the people who sold us the house moved because of them. Grr.

Anyway - tell me about your neighbours. smile

bumsexatthebingo Thu 10-Nov-16 14:41:45

Shaving legs? Electric toothbrush? You sound like you have very thin walls.

Bagina Thu 10-Nov-16 14:43:59

Please don't blush

Smartleatherbag Thu 10-Nov-16 14:44:13

Oh no, noisy neighbours are a nightmare.
I can tell you about ours: mercifully we're detached (lucky). They are arseholes. The son is a bully, but hearing his mum talk to him, I feel sorry for him. She's horrible. The husband is just so dim it's unreal. I hates them.

HairsprayBabe Thu 10-Nov-16 14:45:57

Could be any number of things, breast pump, electric shaver etc. Even if it is a vibrator why shouldn't they masturbate in their own home?

Just go round and say "Sorry, the walls are terribly thin, would you mind keeping noise to a minimum after 9ish". They might not even know they are causing you such annoyance.

Or do what the previous occupier did, and move!

PilkoPumpPants Thu 10-Nov-16 14:46:18

Depends what the music is. If its pop music I'm going to guess she's shaving her legs getting ready to hit the town tonight, but, if its a slow chilled song then get ready to clap.grin

Bountybarsyuk Thu 10-Nov-16 14:46:24

I have a pedi foot thingy which is very buzzy, she may be doing her feet, not any other part of her anatomy!

smEGGtoplasm Thu 10-Nov-16 14:48:13

Could be an epilator. They're noisy bastards.

Yy to the type of music.. Barry White anyone?! grin

Arfarfanarf Thu 10-Nov-16 14:54:58

What makes you assume vibrator when it could be any number of things?

I mean, not that there's anything wrong with using one or anything.

My neighbours are fine. Sorry for lack of interesting story. Shouting your dog doesnt really measure up now does it? 😁

SuperFlyHigh Thu 10-Nov-16 15:04:51

could be anything - my juicer made a god awful noise and so does my electric toothbrush and electric ped egg!

If I use a vibrator the TV goes up if in bedroom (don't do it in lounge!) or music.

My flatmate/lodger could be doing the same, I don't listen.

Babies cry occasionally next door but other than that nothing they're very good.

ItShouldHaveBeenJess Thu 10-Nov-16 15:09:22

That would mean my male single neighbour directly above me uses a vibrator every morning at about 8am.....I'd always assumed it was some sort of smoothie maker/blender!

The neighbous above him have just bought a karaoke machine, which is nice. They favour Adele's 'Someone Like Youoooooooo'. I have contemplated breaking in and taking an axe to it...

PilkoPumpPants Thu 10-Nov-16 15:16:02

I want neighbours with a karaoke machine! Especially if they aren't the best singersenvy.

My neighbours are pretty good but the woman laughs like a witch, she full on cackles for a few minutes at a time, loudly, she then sounds like she's choking to death where she's a smoker. It's an interesting noise.grin

SuperFlyHigh Thu 10-Nov-16 15:23:40

ItShouldHaveBeenJess

I'm above but below (split level maisonette) so god only knows what they hear but they are travelling for about 3-6 months now and decided not to let their flat... This now means if I do hear anything I'm slightly spooked...

Neighbours one side have 3 kids, youngest 3 months almost eldest 2.5 and 5 respectively.

other side 4-5 year old and 8 year old they play musical instruments badly. but not so bad. Youngest screams her head off for ages sometimes but don't hear her (my lodger/flatmate does though!)

singleandfabulous Thu 10-Nov-16 15:24:44

Ha ha! Sorry OP I know what it's like having noisy neighbours but could the buzzing sound be a shaver, electric foot sander or ipilator?

Every time I epilate my legs I wonder if my neighbours think I'm enjoying happy hour. grin

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Thu 10-Nov-16 15:29:16

They hammer every night, sometimes at 11pm Is that a euphemism?

ItShouldHaveBeenJingleJess Thu 10-Nov-16 15:33:45

lost it grin. Headboard?

Skittlesss Thu 10-Nov-16 15:38:39

Lost it - nope it's a hammer. I hear it clatter as he drops it. sad

Chickennuggetcake Thu 10-Nov-16 15:46:36

I have four men living next door they like to sing loudly in the shower the window is above our front door they also seem to have chats in the shower as well about which shower gel to use ect. Maybe im wrong and they arent all in there together but it really sounds like it.

Lynnm63 Thu 10-Nov-16 15:51:22

If you own the house Next time you decorate the house reborn the walls that are adjoining your noisy neighbour useing soundproof boarding. You lose a couple of inches off the room size but it will reduce the amount of noise transfer.
So glad we are detached which I appreciate doesn't help you.

Lynnm63 Thu 10-Nov-16 15:53:27

Reboard not reborn stupid autocorrect and my woeful lack of proofreading!

Emmageddon Thu 10-Nov-16 15:55:58

Put up some soundproofing wallpaper on the offending side - job done, no more noise.

My cousin had a neighbour who liked to play his electric guitar badly and sing loudly, most evenings and often into the wee small hours. It was driving her to distraction. She got some latex sound proofing wall liner and although it was a wee bit pricey, it was a heck of a lot cheaper than moving house, and it worked.

JustGetOverIt Thu 10-Nov-16 15:57:33

A vibrating hammer?!

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Thu 10-Nov-16 16:01:29

Well I hope she rises that under the tap when she's finished, JustGet grin

Could it be one of those electric carving knives, popular in the Eighties for cutting up meat? <clutching at straws>

RubbishMantra Thu 10-Nov-16 16:07:11

I live in a house with a small courtyard, shared between 4 houses. All was good, until a recently divorced bloke bought one of the houses. We all said hi, introduced ourselves.

First the music, same few songs played over and over, loud and windows flung wide open for all to hear, often til 3am. Countless banging on his door, asking him to keep it down. His response? To shout drunken abuse.

We had a horrible, bright yellow clothes line, running across the courtyard. I asked the other 3 residents if they minded me replacing it with a less obtrusive retractable one. Nobody minded, including twatty neighbour.

I phoned 101 when he put a surveillance camera in an upstairs window, pointing out onto the courtyard. Turns out it was fake. confused

One day I opened my back door to find the retractable bit of the clothes line, all smashed up. He'd pulled the strings out though, and tied them to an old rusty nail, like sad, sagging old knicker elastic.

I'll definitely be clapping and doing a happy dance when that fucker moves out.

KarenLF Thu 10-Nov-16 16:11:29

My next door neighbour has insomnia and at the moment is doing up at his kitchen - usually at all hours of the night. He started hammering at 5am last Saturday morning and I was raging. We're moving soon - we need a bigger house as we have a baby on the way so it's not juts becuase of the noise but I will definitley not miss him!!

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