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Be quiet - I can't hear the TV

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MrsCrabbyTree Fri 24-Feb-17 00:47:03

Hello everyone. First post....wanting to find out if I am a grumpy old cow?

I live with my 30+ year old daughter and a couple in their late 20's. The couple are very nice and we all get along quite well. But, the couple can be thoughtless at times and I realise this goes with the territory when sharing a house. BUT

They do a lot of 'online gaming' leaving their headphones on to keep chatting as they walk through the living area (where I watch TV) to get drinks or snacks from the kitchen, so when they talk it tends to be louder than normal conversation levels. What really annoyed me last night, was on the 3rd trip, calling out from the kitchen whether or not they wanted ice in their drinks. FFS, I was having trouble following the TV show so I turned it off and went onto Facebook instead.

What I really wanted to do though was to ask them to show a little consideration and STFU as they walked through. Would this have been unreasonable?

pipsqueak25 Fri 24-Feb-17 01:09:21

have you spoken to them about it ? is it possible you could wear head phones when watching t.v ? but can't really expect people to tip toe around just because the t.v is on either

pipsqueak25 Fri 24-Feb-17 01:10:46

some will say you are being grumpy though, and a big welcome to aibu ! flowers

GreatFuckability Fri 24-Feb-17 01:12:08

I don't think its unreasonable to ask them to be quieter. Its your home too and you should be allowed to watch tv in it.

OneWithTheForce Fri 24-Feb-17 01:14:00

"Oi! Shut up, I'm watching this!"

pipsqueak25 Fri 24-Feb-17 01:23:57

one grin

Pemba Fri 24-Feb-17 02:42:22

It is inconsiderate of them, yes. Have you tried switching on subtitles?

Or you could keep increasing the volume, but maybe that's a bit passive-aggressive?

MrsTerryPratchett Fri 24-Feb-17 03:33:09

Closed captioning or headphones for you. It will either come across as super passive aggressive OR you will have a solution.

tillytown Fri 24-Feb-17 05:27:29

Turn the tv up? Throw cushions at them?

Bufferingkisses Fri 24-Feb-17 05:52:34

Are you in the communal living room? Where do they game? In their bedroom?

If that's the case I think you need to up a little or watch in your room like they have to. Tbh it doesn't sound that bad and I suspect you are being grumpy. They could insist on using the communal.areas themselves really.

Living with people who are significantly younger/older is always going to be a challenge. I think younger people tend to be louder, learning not be is part of getting older ime.

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