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To be annoyed at unnecessarily loud noises?

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lizzlebizzle33 Thu 04-Apr-19 16:02:24

Ahh it irritates me so much that things which can be a quiet or normal amount of noise are made extra loud by some people.

When I close a door I actually close it, DP feels the need to just swing it closed with one big push, the same with cupboard doors, the fridge, the toilet seat, too many things to list 🙈

Just now my neighbours are putting their bins out and just opening the lid, throwing the rubbish in and walking off while it slams shut.

I know these things aren't a big deal but they grate on me so much! AIBR (am I bring ridiculous)

ShirleyPhallus Thu 04-Apr-19 16:04:57

I really feel like I’m on the receiving end of too much noise stimulation these days. Noisy colleagues, people on public transfer, noise from the road etc. People seem to always be talking or eating or have headphones on that leak noise.

I wish I could get a bit more peace and quiet!

badlydrawnperson Thu 04-Apr-19 16:06:49

YANBU I hate this too

Celebelly Thu 04-Apr-19 16:09:05

Yes! I'm really noise sensitive and DP drives me mental sometimes and seems oblivious. Even just tapping his foot on things when I'm watching TV or fiddling with something. Argh! angryangryangry And I hate people talking overly loudly too.

DontCallMeShitley Thu 04-Apr-19 16:09:17

You would hate it here, I know every time the neighbour uses the toilet, I hear the lid slam down.

They also clump about on the decking in some kind of flip flop things/clogs maybe. The decking is attached to the fence which is attached to our wall so the house kind of vibrates.

It takes everyone at least 16 slams of the car door before they are ready to drive away, 5 houses at least, and there are several people who use the horn instead of moving their lazy arses and getting out to ring a doorbell.

The boys opposite don't have a key so they bash repeatedly on the door which has a Ring doorbell so no need to bang, then slam it shut, surprisingly it is still attached to the house.

I want to move.

PottyPotterer Thu 04-Apr-19 16:12:43

YANBU. My new neighbours are door slammers, it's fucking constant and jolts me awake when I'm just about dropping off, and that's with ear plugs. I'm sure they've lifted all the carpets and skimmed all the doors as I never heard a peep from my previous neighbours of 8 years.

MrsSarahSiddons Thu 04-Apr-19 16:13:16

The people on the hospital ward where I am at the moment slam cupboard doors and shout across the ward, it’s literally making me ill.

lizzlebizzle33 Thu 04-Apr-19 16:15:27

@DontCallMeShitley don't get me started on the horn honkers!
One of our other neighbours children is dropped off from school by mini bus every day at 3.15 (ds2's nap time) and the driver feels the need to beep at least 5 or 6 short blasts when he pulls up outside.

There are 2 teachers on the minibus and the child could easily be walked to his door if necessary. Drives me mad 😤

ChristineBaskets Thu 04-Apr-19 16:16:57

The staff in Aldi are terrible for this, smashing those plastic pallets about when they're stacking the shelves and making me jump. There's really no need.

We had to leave a cafe recently because of how a member of staff was cleaning the tables- dragging the chairs around so they made a horrible squealing noise that went right through us. How can they not notice the horrible noise they're making?

Chocolateisfab Thu 04-Apr-19 16:18:54

Dogs barking give me irrational rage.....

BlackSatinDancer Thu 04-Apr-19 16:20:14

OP - YANBR. We hear so much about air pollution but noise pollution doesn't seem to be addressed. It can be awful, especially for people who have some MH conditions. Recently I sat in an open coffee shop in the middle of a shopping centre and was very aware of this loud hum which was just the collective noise. It really bothers a family member so that they won't normally go to shopping centres and prefer to only go to a shop in a Sunday.

Could you at least minimise it in your home by fitting buffers on all cupboard and wardrobe doors and buy a 'soft close' toilet seat (while training your DP to be less noisy?) 😁

NicoAndTheNiners Thu 04-Apr-19 16:20:41

I hate going into the local Co-op at the weekend. It's like a bloody disco on a Sunday and I suspect the manager doesn't work on a Sunday and has no idea.

People with souped up extra loud car engines and exhausts give me the rage.

NeverHadANickname Thu 04-Apr-19 16:24:18

YANBU I HATE unnecessary noise, drives me up the wall. I think that's why I hate vacuuming so much, its just so loud.

badlydrawnperson Thu 04-Apr-19 16:33:30

DP kindly let me lie in this morning - but the clattering from the kitchen meant I didn't get any extra sleep smile

MeredithGrey1 Thu 04-Apr-19 16:56:04

When I close a door I actually close it, DP feels the need to just swing it closed with one big push

My DP seems to forget door handles exist when closing a door, so they always get just loudly pushed closed. Drives me crazy.

ems137 Thu 04-Apr-19 17:00:06

DH is the same it gives me the rage!! Everything he does is so loud. Even turning over in the night sounds like he is doing so with a broken back. His burp (belch) woke our 1 year old up with a massive jump a few nights ago, he was terrified so it's not just me being silly.

picklemepopcorn Thu 04-Apr-19 17:06:50

My people!

DH thrashes like a landed fish when he turns over at night, swings all doors shut, bangs them open with a rigid straight arm.

The world is just too loud.

picklemepopcorn Thu 04-Apr-19 17:07:07

And emptying the dishwasher! Argh!

Namechangeforthiscancershit Thu 04-Apr-19 17:08:22

100% with you. My neighbour is a door slammed and our doors are right next to each other. Also, rather than getting keys out of their bags they knock and wait for someone to open which makes me irrationally furious

Rottencooking Thu 04-Apr-19 17:10:36

Yanbu it drives me crazy. It's all my housemate does. I practically creep around and do things gently. Whereas he stomps everywhere, pounds up and downstairs, slams cupboards, throws the metal cookware around whenever he's in the kitchen and locks and unlocks the old, rusty toilet door lock over and over again (right outside my bedroom, on another floor to his) multiple times throughout the day and also night, when he could just push it closed because nobody's going to walk in on him at 3am. santa ugh can't stand him lol.

Oh and then on the rare occasion I make my presence in the house known he tells me to shut up. During the day. Doing absolutely normal activities. Prick.

Order654 Thu 04-Apr-19 17:11:20


My son gets delivered home like how you have said. They pull up and honk the horn! Except it’s at 3.45 and normally only a couple.

They do it because my son sometimes doesn’t want to leave the bus and the escort on the bus is a women in her 60s. I was afraid he would kick off and she would get hurt and with her age I would hate for him to hurt her (or anyone) on these occasions I said just honk the horn and il come out to get him (he’s severe sen).

They know just do it every day. 95% of the time he’s fine as well. It annoys me too and I wish they would just walk him up to the door!

ElGuardiandenoche Thu 04-Apr-19 17:27:17

For those who have problems with people who bip their horns have a look at this

The Highway Code says when you can use a motor horn:

the sounding of a horn when a vehicle is stationary is prohibited, unless there is danger from a moving vehicle
the sounding of horns from moving vehicles on restricted roads between 11.30 pm and 7.00 am is also prohibited, except when another road user poses a danger
horns should not be used aggressively and should be used only to warn other road users of your presence
To complain about illegal use of motor horns or vehicles with faulty silencers, you should tell the police.

Grumpasaurous Thu 04-Apr-19 17:28:03

Drives me nuts

DH. Shouts when sneezes, sounds like a herd of elephants when going up/down stairs, manages to make soft close doors make a noise (wtaf!), chews noisily and that’s just for starters.

FrozenMargarita17 Thu 04-Apr-19 17:29:27

Soft close cupboards and toilet seats etc are the best

BiologyIsReal Thu 04-Apr-19 17:33:28

People in pubs, restaurants and other public places talk so loudly these days - is it because they are fighting to be heard over the goddamn ubiquitous music you can't get away from?

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